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Abbey Road Launches Audio Institute

Date: 03/31/2015

Abbey Road Studios has launched Abbey Road Institute, an international initiative offering a 12-month Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering.  MORE


WSDG Builds Owl City's Nest

Date: 03/26/2015

Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Adam Young, better known as Owl City, has moved to a rustic log cabin in the Minnesota woods where he recently completed construction on his Walters-Storyk Design Group-designed dream studio.  MORE


Avid CEO Talks Pro Tools 12, Expansion

Date: 03/20/2015

by Frank Wells. “As this industry changes, it impacts us just like it does an artist or a producer, a mixer, and our role as a member of the family, as the technology expert in the family, is to use our expertise to help move the family forward,” opined Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avid Technology, sitting down to talk to PSN during Winter NAMM 2015. NAMM saw the introduction of Avid Technology’s new flagship DAW, Pro Tools 12, with a basic companion DAW package, Pro Tools First. Pro Tools 12’s primary new features center on the Avid Everywhere concept, allowing access to music marketing and distribution tools, enabling collaboration and offering new software licensing models. Pro Tools First is a free software package, also conceived with collaboration in mind. Creating music “isn’t the whole problem anymore,” said Hernandez. “[The problem is] creating a way to sustain what you love doing. The tools have gotten simpler, but the environment’s  MORE


The Ongoing Evolution Of Studio Management

Date: 03/19/2015

By Joel Stoner. When I was in college back in the 1980s, one of my studio production teachers told the class to go to the office store and buy a Rolodex and fill it up. It was an actual graded assignment that seemed novel at the time, but it taught the importance of keeping track of your contact info in a business where “who you know” makes all the difference. I added another dimension to the standard alphabetization by marking the top edge of each card in designated columns for ‘studio,’ ‘producer,’ ‘engineer.’ ‘musician;’ making it easy to find what I was looking for. I thought it was pretty clever, and so did my teacher. That assignment planted a seed that has grown into a pretty big tree.  MORE


Nashville Listens With P&E Wing

Date: 03/18/2015

The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing recently presented "In the Mix: Listening Session" at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville's Berry Hill neighborhood.  MORE


Auto-Tune: The Controversy That Will Not Die

Date: 03/12/2015

Auto-Tune hit the world in 1997, and Antares has continued to update its software since then.  MORE


Focusrite Launches Mix Competition

Date: 03/12/2015

Focusrite is running a competition to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the original creation of the first of its classic designs.  MORE



MSR Studio Renovates For The Future

Date: 03/12/2015

NEW YORK, NY—To paraphrase Mark Twain’s oft-misquoted comment, reports of Right Track’s demise are greatly exaggerated.  MORE


Rap Producer Larry Smith Passes

Date: 03/12/2015

NEW YORK, NY—Larry Smith, producer of pioneering rap hits by Run-DMC, Kurtis Blow, Whodini and others, died December 19 at the age of 63.  MORE


Ardent’s John Fry, Memphis Icon, Passes at 69

Date: 03/12/2015

MEMPHIS, TN—The Memphis music community and the recording industry at large was rocked when, just six days after the passing of Ardent co-owner John Hampton, Ardent Studios and label founder John Fry suffered a cardiac arrest and died at age 69 on December 18, 2014.  MORE


Nashville’s Music Row Named A National Treasure

Date: 03/11/2015

NASHVILLE, TN—Nashville’s storied RCA Studio A on Music Row caught the public’s eye in recent months as it narrowly escaped demolition, but the situation highlighted the need to preserve not just one facility but an entire district intrinsically tied to the city’s cultural history.  MORE


Software Aids In Power Use Of Hardware

Date: 03/10/2015

Recently, when I found myself working in a ‘traditional’ studio (amazing that I even have to say that), I noticed how much better I knew all of the outboard gear.  MORE


The Compatibility Game

Date: 03/10/2015

The “big features” that live within a DAW—digital audio, MIDI, automation, video integration, etc.—are already in place, but once you go outside the DAW, matters become less certain.  MORE


Site Bows Online Mic Comparisons

Date: 03/10/2015

Sonic Sense Resource Center has unveiled an online system for auditioning and comparing 30 large diaphragm condenser microphones in various applications over the internet.  MORE


 
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