by Clive Young.
Every month, we do a recap of Pro Sound News’ Twitter posts (“Tweets”), showing a bit of what we wrote about when not bringing you the latest news in pro audio. More often than not, we’re sharing links to audio-related news stories, perhaps a photo or two taken onsite while covering a gig, or re-tweeting cool posts that others wrote (they have an “RT” at the beginning). Our weekdaily headlines are always posted to Twitter with links to the stories, so we leave those out when we do these compilations (after all, those headlines are still available on our website). Instead, we highlight all the small stuff that you might’ve missed. Some of it is wacky, some of it is dead serious, but all of it is interesting. Take a look–and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @prosoundnews!
Harman to buy Newsweek From Washington Post – Ad Age – http://bit.ly/bGey00 WOW–didn’t see that coming. -Clive
RT @DRUNKHULK BILLIONAIRE BUY NEWSWEEK FOR $1! NO SURE WHAT WORST! NEWSWEEK SELL FOR $1! OR FACT BILLIONAIRE SHOPPING AT DOLLAR STORE!
If you build these, don’t leave ’em lying around the studio when potential clients come through: http://bit.ly/cwNyxX -Clive
This is bananas: how to backup an LP–by casting a copy using silicone and plastic: http://bit.ly/bNE25W -Clive
LA Times on the revival of cassette tapes (really) http://bit.ly/aXrHV8 -Clive
Robert Scovill (FOH Legend for Tom Petty, Rush, etc) talks fave mics and how he uses them http://bit.ly/9mRqmm
Seen our free 2010 online Microphone Gear Guide? It’s got recording secrets, wireless updates + more! http://bit.ly/99a2IN
SPARS_Sessions Important: Recording metedata standard announced, will be presented in August – http://tinyurl.com/24unoe9
Intersting oddity: Free “Pro Audio Calculator” app for iPhone/iPad http://bit.ly/cOZnW3 -Clive
The Beatles shot the cover to Abbey Road today [August 9] in 1969. Behind-The-Scenes: http://bit.ly/c2D09B -Clive
Check out this nightmarish mini-documentary: “The Day The Mafia Took My Studio” http://bit.ly/aFDZKV -Clive
This brings a whole new meaning to ‘boot drive’ – Doc Martens’ 50th Anniversary USB stick http://bit.ly/bZrmRS -Clive
Cool–recounting a recent tour inside the legendary Capitol Studios: http://bit.ly/dx8GiD -Clive
Concert venues are hurting all over, except in Philadelphia | Philadelphia Daily Newshttp://bit.ly/aj6nwy -Clive
City Sound Intertia’s Gabe Meline takes on Universal CEO: http://bit.ly/9OgZr3 Interesting read. -Clive
RT @Craig_Anderton Finally found a solid Android recording app: “Hertz.” Can record at 44.1kHz, uncompressed WAV. It’s VERY simple, but free and functional.
If you’re a sound guy who loves duct tape, feast your eyes on this. http://twitpic.com/2ed8wf
At Zac Brown Band in Hartford, CT, listening to the new Martin MLA rig – Clive http://twitpic.com/2f62ej
RT @BeatlesTweets Today [August 15] in 1965, The Beatles set a record for the largest concert at Shea Stadium in New York. Attendance was 56,000.
RT @sepulchra I set up my recorder last night to record some insects and an animal spent the evening nibbling on my stand and rycote.
Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead Book Review – MoreVisibility http://bit.ly/cyHphf Interesting points -Clive
Saving and Restoring the Mysterious, Legendary Savory Jazz Recording Collection http://nyti.ms/a1yPyK A great read! -Clive
Professionals faring well despite growth of at-home recording studios – The York Daily Recordhttp://bit.ly/cSZhYY -Clive
Pink Floyd albums removed from iTunes after record contract expires http://bit.ly/aMMJwW Aw, how’s the band gonna pay the rent now? -Clive
Nokia Theater in Times Square to get acoustical upgrades, become Best Buy Theater – NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/ce30dm -Clive
Apple Wins Major Patents for Audio UI for iPhone and Multi-Touch – Patently Applehttp://bit.ly/bOIwWq -Clive
Interesting Read on Gizmodo: The Secret Scam of Cheap Earbuds http://gizmo.do/cwGCE0 -Clive
AES NY Hosts, Streams Electric Lady Event Tonight http://dlvr.it/4Bx69 -Clive
CeeLo’s song is stuck in my head; somewhere a songwriter’s laughing that he got millions of people to sing those words under their breath. -Clive
Barcelona fines U2 for rehearsing too long and too loud – Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/bXaaKC
Guy plays a flame-throwing trombone he made–and he demos it INDOORS. What a genius. http://bit.ly/bn9Kmw -Clive
New York Times article about the #AES/NY meeting held at Electric Lady Studios this past Tuesday http://t.co/5xJXPit
Interesting iPhone App: Audio Tool http://bit.ly/cHsl04 Decibel Meter, Bit Calculator, Pro Audio Dictionary. Not bad for $2 -Clive
Here’s a fascinating read: Rob Mathes’ blog. He produced/arranged most of Sting’s new Symphonicities CD: http://bit.ly/8ZlSUO -Clive
Good interview with Andrew Maury on mixing Ra Ra Riot live and in the studio: http://bit.ly/d13AQa
Get your cremation ashes pressed into a vinyl record: http://bit.ly/buO8Ae Now Pitchfork can pan not just your music but your existence too. -Clive
Why work on an audio file when you can wear it instead? Dig these t-shirts: http://bit.ly/9p9mAY -Clive
‘Bed Intruder’ songster turning fame into a future – Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/bJDtTx Oddest outcome of AutoTune yet -Clive
Excellent Washington Post Op-Ed piece on Net Neutrality from OK Go singer http://bit.ly/953Fhj -Clive
This is Pro Sound News’ 3,000th Tweet. Now back to work.