New Mastering Facility Is Neato
Piper Payne's unique journey from Michigan to a Norwegian tape transfer facility to San Francisco’s Coast Mastering paved the way for Neato Mastering, her own brand-new facility in Oakland, CA.
Eight Plays, A Streak: Paul McCartney Tours NYC
By Clive Young. Go inside Paul McCartney’s recent mini-tour of New York City, where the rock legend and crew tackled eight sold-out shows, playing two nights a piece at Madison Square Garden; Brooklyn’s Barclays Center; across the Hudson River...
Devine Gets Aggressive with Massive Passive
Like many musician/engineers, Richard Devine is comfortable in the digital realm, creating music, sounds, patches, remixes, you name it, with the gear in his studio. But while he prefers mixing in the box, lately he's been eschewing plug-ins in...
Gore Takes BAE to the Top
Nashville-based recording engineer and mixer Ryan Gore recently used BAE Audio’s 1073 to cut lead vocals on two hit country singles, Old Dominion’s “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart” and Jon Pardi’s “Heartache On The Dance Floor.”
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Sportcast Kicks Off with Lawo
DFL subsidiary Sportcast, which produces Germany’s Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 soccer matches, has launched a new audio production system that combines technology from Lawo and ChyronHego.
Prism Converters Go To College
The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester, England, has increased its inventory of Prism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel audio converters to nine with the recent addition of new three units.
Heritage Audio Debuts RAM Systems
Heritage Audio has introduced its Reference Audio Monitoring (RAM) series, consisting of three models. Reportedly the result of over two years of “intensive, full time research and development at the Heritage Audio headquarters in Madrid, these monitor source switching...
Eventide Unveils H9000 Flagship Processor
Eventide will showcase its H9000—an all-new network-ready multi-channel rackmount audio effects processing unit—at the 143rd AES Convention in New York City, at booth #321. The H9000 most notably features eight times the processing power of Eventide’s current H8000.
Inside Brian Wilson’s Vocal Chain
Brian Wilson recently completed a new song, "Run, James, Run," at United Recording in Hollywood for inclusion on his new compilation album, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology.
LaChapell Bows 500TDI Tube DI
Now under the roof of Digital Audio Labs, LaChapell Audio has announced its 500TDI tube direct box 500 series module ($700 street). The design provides a combination of standard DI functionality—converting an unbalanced and/or high impedance signal to a...
Audient Launches ARC Creative Hub
Audient has teamed up with several pro audio manufacturing peers—including Eventide, Steinberg, LANDR and Producertech—to launch its ARC Creative Hub, a comprehensive collection of free creative software for all Audient customers. Now available by simply registering an Audient product...
Radial Ships Cab-Link Solution
Vancouver, Canada (July 5, 2017)—Now shipping, Radial Engineering’s Cab-Link ($79 USD) is a compact solution for audio engineers and instrumentalists, particularly guitarists, to utilize an amplifier’s single speaker output to connect to two cabinets simultaneously. The passive Cab-Link combines...
BAE Gets Busy at GearFest
Sweetwater’s annual GearFest has become a pilgrimage for music fans and gear nuts alike. The 16th edition of the two-day festival took place this past weekend, serving up more than 400 manufacturers in the pro audio and musical instruments...
Focusrite President Phil Wagner Moves On
After a seven-year run, Phil Wagner, Focusrite Novation Inc. (FNI) president and Focusrite Audio Engineering limited director, has decided to retire from his position at Focusrite, effective today, June 1. Wagner has led FNI since its inception and helped...
The Mastering Palace Turns 10 in Harlem
Location is everything in real estate. So when Dave Kutch found a suitable building for his Mastering Palace in 2007 in an area of New York City not previously known for its studio facilities,
WSDG Completes Beijing Studio
Walters-Storyk Design Group recently completed 55TEC Recording Studios, a 5,000-sq.-ft. two-room facility located in a residential building in one of Beijing’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Chiarelli Banks on Manley
Multiple Grammy-winning mix engineer Rob Chiarelli may only use a specific audio tool when it serves the song or the recording, but there's reportedly at least one tool he always uses: the Manley Variable Mu.
Audient Records the Classics in NYC
Barely a year after opening, owner Wei Wang has recorded a string of classical music clients at his Skillman Music studio, which is outfitted with a small format Audient ASP8416 analog mixing console.
Facebook Unveils 360 Audio Tech
For the first time, Facebook engineers have revealed some of the technical details behind the platform’s new 360 audio encoding and rendering for virtual reality video in a blog post on its Code site.
Meyer Sound Details 2017 Plans
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love; The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; the Monterey International Pop Festival; and, as it happens, the year that Meyer Sound co-founders John and Helen Meyer first...
At NAMM: RND Unveils R10 and MC5
Rupert Neve Designs announced two new products at the 2017 NAMM Show: its R10 Ten Space 500 Series Rack and the SwiftMix MC5 Master Control module for the company’s 5088 consoles outfitted with SwiftMix moving fader automation
BAE to Bow 500 Series Offerings at NAMM
500 Series modules have become a staple of nearly every studio, and with that in mind, BAE Audio will use next week’s NAMM Show to debut two new products aimed at the category: the 500C FET lunchbox compressor and...
Bill Putnam Jr. Makes His Mark at VK
Vintage King has unveiled the latest installment in its "Make Your Mark" series, featuring Bill Putnam Jr., co-founder of the new Universal Audio, which was originally founded by his father in the 1950s.
Oufitting a Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
Mount Olive High School (MOHS), rated among the top schools in the nation, made some major upgrades to its facilities over its summer recess, including the construction of a recording studio outfitted with an API Vision analog mixing console.
Software, AoIP Tech Debuts at AES
It is now common knowledge that 25 percent of the manufacturers exhibiting at the annual AES Convention are live sound-oriented, but their impact throughout pro audio is even more dramatic.
Summit Audio Nets New Management
After acquiring Summit Audio four years ago, Blue Microphones has now entered into a partnership with JMP Electronics where the latter company will now manage all dealer and customer relations, including sales orders, distribution, product support, and service requests.
Black Keys Compress with Lisson Grove
Patrick Carney, drummer for Grammy-winning band The Black Keys, purchased two of Unity Audio’s Lisson Grove AR-1 Tube Compressors after hearing them in his friend Gus Seyffert’s studio.
Blue Brings On USB Studio Series Mics
Blue Microphones has unveiled its USB Studio Series, a collection of bundles that individually include a Blue Snowball, Yeti or Yeti Pro mic along with custom recording software from PreSonus, studio vocal effects from iZotope, and custom templates for...
Manley At Work with Hay
Singer/songwriter and solo artist Colin Hay, erstwhile front man of '80s Australian pop band Men at Work, uses Manley products not only for getting great sounds, he says, but also their ease of use.