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Frank Wells

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Recording

Plugging Into Abbey Road

By Frank Wells. On July 10, Abbey Road Studios drew a contingent of pro and consumer audio journalists for the launch of Waves’ Abbey Road Studio 3, a plug-in that emulates the monitoring environment of Studio 3 in software...

Business

The Times They Are A Changin’ (Still)

If there’s been a single dominant theme in this column over the years, it’s been change: the rate of change (fast and getting faster), the impact of change (technical innovation fueling business upheaval and driving production and workflow overhaul),...

Business

18th Annual AudioMasters Aids Audio Pros

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,...

Business

18th AudioMasters Aids Audio Pros

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...

Business

Of Bandwidth And Quality

When the television broadcast industry finally embraced digital technology with the HDTV transition, it marked a major shift in the quality of the consumer experience.

Business

SeisMic Shake Up In Music City

NASHVILLE, TN—The mid-Nineties saw a significant number of music production professionals migrate from Los Angeles to Nashville, hastened by a literal shake up—the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Business

McKinney Takes Studer/Soundcraft Helm

ANAHEIM, CA—Harman Professional announced in mid-January that David McKinney had been appointed Vice President and GM of HARMAN’s Mixer Business Unit, where he will lead the global operations of the Soundcraft and Studer brands.

Product Reviews

Emotiva Pro Stealth DC-1

Emotiva Pro (the professional division of direct sales home theater and audiophile manufacturer, Emotiva) has made friends with its ribbon tweeter-loaded, powered studio nearfield monitor line.

Blogs

SeisMic Shake Up In Music City (extended article)

The following is an extended version of this article, which first appeared in the February, 2015 issue of Pro Sound News.The mid-1990s saw a migration of a significant number of music production professionals from Los Angeles to Nashville,...

Business

Firing At A Moving Target

As regular readers of Pro Sound News surely have noted, the digital migration of television broadcast has created a scenario in which large swaths of the radio frequency spectrum long reserved for television have been repurposed by the Federal...

Business

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

If a car company can appropriate a Christmas tune for an annual sales event, surely the audio industry can do the same, the sentiment capturing the enthusiastic anticipation of the annual AES Convention here in the US.

Blogs

AES: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

If a car company can appropriate a Christmas tune for an annual sales event, surely the audio industry can do the same, the sentiment capturing the enthusiastic anticipation of the annual AES Convention here in the US. Returning to...

Business

If We Build It, Will They Come?

As reported previously in these pages, the Digital Entertainment Group, the Consumer Electronics Association, record labels and The Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing are championing High Resolution Audio (HRA) at the consumer level.

News

PAR Editorial: On The Importance Of Gear

One regular client from my studio days, a superlative golden-eared producer/engineer, had a plethora of exotic analog outboard gear that he married in to a digital workflow. Then one day, he put the whole lot on eBay. He said...

Business

Radial & Jensen Merge

By Frank Wells. In its 40th year of business, and on the 70th birthday of then owner/president, Bill Whitlock, the contracts were inked to sell Jensen Transformers to Radial Engineering, its biggest customer.

Business

Sweetwater’s Heartland Homecoming

Sweetwater Sound launched its GearFest in Fort Wayne, Indiana 12 years ago, and aside from a break while the company’s new headquarters was being built several years back, the event has been held annually since, each year setting new...

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