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Russ Long

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Studio Showcase: FAME Recording Studios

FAME Recording Studios’ B room captured some of the most incendiary performances of the Sixties and Seventies. Now brought up-to-date with a mix of new and vintage gear, the facility is ready for a new era of great music.

Gear and Technology

Review: Magix Sound Forge Pro Mac V3

By Russ Long. Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 is an audio editor and processor that incorporates a highly customizable single-window architecture. While the look and feel of the application isn’t necessarily bare-bones, it is still a no-fluff application that...


Pro Sound News Holiday Gift Guide, 2017 Edition!

The holiday season is once again upon us, and I have a few hints as to what may be the perfect gift for your favorite engineer or producer—or even yourself! This guide covers everything from tools to goodies for...

Gear and Technology

Review: ADK Z-67 Condenser Microphone

By Russ Long. The ADK Custom Shop’s Custom Z-Mod mics—which include the ADK Z-800, ADK Z-251, ADK Z-49, ADK Z-12, ADK Z-47 and ADK Z-67—are ADK’s definitive microphone line. Each model is hand-built in the USA in the sonic...

Gear and Technology

Review: Soundelux USA U99 Tube Mic

By Russ Long. Beautifully built in the spirit of the classic Neumann U67 to David Bock’s specifications, the Soundelux USA U99 tube condenser microphone ($2,599 street) is one of the finest microphones being manufactured today at any price. The...

Gear and Technology

Review: Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus eChair

By Russ Long. I’ve had the opportunity to work and audition several of Tatz’s proprietary PhantomFocus monitoring system-equipped spaces, and they are sonically spectacular. For that reason, I knew that an audio production chair worthy of the PhantomFocus name...

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