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There's More - Pro Sound News, August, 2015

Date: 07/29/2015

The online "Virtual Sidebar" that supplements the August, 2015 Pro Sound News issue.  MORE


Dacapo Music Studios Get Artist-Friendly

Date: 07/20/2015

By Strother Bullins. Since 2006, Jonell Polansky has owned and operated DaCapo Music Studios. The California transplant’s bustling, west-Nashville music production facility is balanced on her experience as a musician and her background as both an EE and an audio engineer.  MORE


P&E Wing To Clarify Hi-Res

Date: 07/01/2015

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing has embarked upon the creation of a series of Hi-Res Production Guidelines, clarifying the technology and techniques essential to producing high-resolution music.  MORE


Facing Wireless Challenges As Video Comes Under The Umbrella

Date: 06/29/2015

CHATSWORTH, CA—Over the past decade or more, as the music recording business has evolved and the primacy of the recording studio has been challenged by home and even mobile production, facility owners have had to look elsewhere to maintain revenues.  MORE


“Imagine” Engineer Dennis Ferrante Dies

Date: 06/29/2015

NEW YORK, NY—Dennis Ferrante, Grammy-winning recording engineer for the likes of John Lennon, Kiss, Hall & Oates, Lou Reed and others, died of heart failure on Saturday, June 6.  MORE


Studio Showcase: Island No More: Bikini Atoll Leaves LA for Nashville Community

Date: 06/09/2015

What is now Bikini Atoll Studios lured its owner, audio engineer Grant Goddard, from his former home of Los Angeles to the creative environment he always wanted, nestled in the rolling hills between Nashville Metro and Franklin.  MORE


Immersive Content: AES 57th International Conference On Entertainment Tech

Date: 06/08/2015

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Issues of acoustics, the challenges of low frequency reproduction, loudness, processing, personalization and immersive audio formats were the focus of the Audio Engineering Society’s recent three-day 57th International Conference in Hollywood, CA.  MORE


Putting The Funk In Boston’S Funkbunker

Date: 06/04/2015

BOSTON, MA—Like many aspirational producer/engineers, Jimmy Fox—a Boston-area musician— has been recording a wide range of musical acts for years now, all out of his basement.  MORE


18Th Annual Audiomasters Aids Audio Pros

Date: 06/03/2015

NASHVILLE, TN—Records were set at the JBL Professional AudioMasters Live and Sweetwater AudioMasters, held on consecutive days at the Harpeth Hills Municipal Golf Course on the outskirts of Nashville— not records based on player skills, but rather on sponsorships, player counts and diversity of activities.  MORE


Expanding Opportunity And Space For Students

Date: 04/09/2015

CANANDAIGUA, NY—After experiencing incredible student body growth over the past few years, Finger Lakes Community College recently bequeathed its former cafeteria space to the Audio Sciences department.  MORE


Mastering Legend Doug Sax Passes

Date: 04/07/2015

Legendary mastering engineer Doug Sax of The Mastering Lab in Ojai, CA, passed away on April 2, succumbing to cancer just three weeks short of his 79th birthday.  MORE


Yamaha Merges Pro Audio Businesses

Date: 04/02/2015

In a bold move, Yamaha Corporation of America is consolidating its Live Sound Department, Steinberg North America and Commercial Audio Units into a newly formed Professional Audio division. Founded with the aim of creating a unified presence within the live sound, recording and sound installation markets, the new division will be led by 27-year Yamaha veteran, Alan Macpherson.  MORE


Bridging Creativity And Control

Date: 03/24/2015

by Strother Bullins. In 2009, audio engineer and educator Owen Curtin gathered a team of former students and colleagues to relaunch Cambridge MA’s Fort Apache South— a classic recording facility in the greater Boston area—as the Bridge Sound & Stage. However, this was no mere renaming and reopening. They turned the main control room on its ear, placing an 88-key hammer- action keyboard where its analog console used to be.  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


Berklee’S Massive Mass. Ave Project

Date: 03/18/2015

by Kelleigh Welch. When it comes to designing a new building in the heart of Boston, fitting everything you need into a small footprint can be a challenge. That was the case for Berklee College of Music and Walters-Storyk Design Group when they developed the new educational compound at 160 Massachusetts Avenue, which opened its doors in the summer of 2014. “Our biggest challenge with this project was definitely the layout,” explained John Storyk, principal, WSDG. “It was like figuring out how to fit 120 pounds into a 100-pound sack.”  MORE


 
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