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...
Rob’s Fave Waves Plug-Ins
A lot can happen in a year - workflows change, gear gets swapped out, projects come and go. With all that in mind, we asked producer/engineer/regular PSN contributor Rob Tavaglione what plug-ins he's been turning to over the last...
UA Bows Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Plug-In
Universal Audio has introduced its new Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor plug-in. Created in collaboration with Empirical Labs, the plug-in emulation is designed for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces as part of UAD Software v9.4.
Regional and Local
Alamo Drafthouse Updates FOH Desks
The Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Austin are best-known for their highly curated movie offerings and food, but there’s also drinks, bands and more, all intended to create a unique experience that keeps locals coming back. With that in mind,...
Renkus-Heinz Rolls into Lake Wales Church
The First United Methodist Church of Lake Wales recently upgraded the audio system in its near-70 year old building with a new Renkus-Heinz PA designed and installed by Lakeland, FL AV systems integrator MABE.
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.
At AES: Dangerous Debuts Convert-AD+
Dangerous Music unveiled its new Convert-AD+ A to D converter at the AES Convention in New York City. Shipping in November, the Convert-AD+ is intended to be “a complete round-trip system for tracking, mixing and mastering,” according to founder...
Post and Broadcast
Berliner Synchron Moves, Adds DADs
Berliner Synchron, founded in 1949 and one of the largest post production companies in Germany, recently relocated its facilities to the EUREF-campus in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, adding new gear from Digital Audio Denmark in the process.
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.
Clouds Hill Goes Vintage Except ADAM Audio
Producer and musician Johann Scheerer has installed a pair of ADAM Audio S2V nearfield monitors at Clouds Hill Recordings, a high-end facility that has hosted sessions by The Beach Boys, The Killers, Albert Hammond Jr., The Libertines, At the...
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.
Nickelback’s Back, Rolling with Yamaha
The key to any successful tour is preparation, and if the tour’s engineers are using new consoles for the first time, then it’s even more crucial. Such was the case recently when front of house engineer Joe Keiser and...
Post and Broadcast
Lawo Brings 3D to Rock in Rio
Brazil’s Globosat, the largest pay TV operator in Latin America, used a Lawo mc296 Grand Production Console for the first time at this year’s 10-day Rock in Rio festival featuring Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon...
CRAS, Blue Partner for Package
The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) has announced that new students entering the Master Recording Program will receive numerous Blue tools as a part of their Laptop Recording Package.
Huber Debuts Unique Album in Auro-3D
By Steve Harvey. With the emergence of new audio tools from Auro Technologies, Dolby Laboratories and others in recent years, artists working in surround sound now have an opportunity to take their mixes to a whole other level—literally, by...
‘Mi Gente’ Mixed With RME
The Latin-tinged “Mi Gente” has been storming the charts this summer, hitting number one in 17 countries—and Spotify Global—and garnering 270 million views on YouTube. The collaboration between French DJ Willy William and J Balvin was mixed by composer/producer...
RTW, Lawo Partner in Console
RTW and Lawo have reinforced their partnership with the implementation of RTW’s TM9 TouchMonitor integrated into the surface of Lawo’s fully IP-based mc2 96 Grand Production Console.
Digigram Bows Audioway Bridge
By Strother Bullins, Technology Editor. Digigram has introduced the first product for its new Audioway range of IP studio solutions. Audioway Bridge is intended to be a gateway between legacy and IP-based audio equipment in the studio.
SMPTE, DPP To Create IMF Standard
SMPTE and the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) have announced a joint pilot specification project to create an Interoperable Master Format (IMF) specification for broadcast and online.
Post and Broadcast
Storyline Works with Soundly
Storyline Studios, a full post-production film facility and reportedly Norway’s largest supplier of film technical infrastructure and equipment, has chosen the cloud-based Soundly sound library and editing tool to streamline and coordinate its audio and video editing workflows.
KMC Adds to Pro Audio Portfolio
KMC Pro Audio has added more brands to its roster, with the new additions of American DJ, AtlasIED and Quest. Within the last month, the distributor also added TASCAM and Mackie.
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...