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Microphone Survives Truck Rollover

Here’s an interesting video of a stage-floor microphone being run over by a truck. The soundtrack is the live audio signal from the microphone shown in the video. If you ever wondered what it sounds like to be run over by...

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Real Drums or Drum Samples?

I’d like to record a live drum set for my songs, but it’s tricky to do, and it’s hard to get a good sound in my bedroom! Should I try a drum machine or triggered drum samples? What are the pros and cons of...

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Vocal Levels and Reverb

I’m recording our acoustic band with a portable stereo digital recorder on a table. The vocals are always too quiet in the recording, but they don’t sound that way live. I thought that digital recorders were supposed...

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Getting started in computer recording

I want to record my musical ideas with a computer recording studio but I don’t know where to begin. What gear do I need? How does it work? — Sarah, Omaha, NE A songwriter’s computer studio can be pretty simple....

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Is Music Dead?

I remember counting the days until the next silverchair record came out, camping out overnight for concert tickets, and listening to gritty rock records with a good group of friends. It was an amazing time, and music was such an...

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  • Waves Now Offering Marc Mozart’s YOUR MIX SUCKS (Waves Edition)
    Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, is offering the Marc Mozart book, YOUR MIX SUCKS (Waves Edition), integrating Waves plugins throughout 14 chapters of guidance, inspiration and methodology on mixing music. […]
  • The Show Goes On with Allen & Heath
    This summer in Bardstown, Kentucky, the sounds of composer Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna” and “My Old Kentucky Home” are alive again at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre thanks in part to a new audio blueprint featuring an Allen & Heath dLive C3500 control surface and DM64 MixRack. Built in 1958, the amphitheatre has hosted The […]
  • Meyer Sound LEO heads out on China’s festival circuit
    MTA Festival China’s music festival scene has been in full swing this summer, with many gatherings across the nation relying on new Meyer Sound LEO Family systems provided by Stage Arts Groups (S.A.G.), a diversified production and artist management enterprise based in Beijing. One standout event in S.A.G.’s non-stop summer schedule was the MTA (Music […]
  • Tracktion Present Delta-V Audio’s SpaceCraft Granular Synth
    Tracktion Corporation is delighted to announce the latest addition to their ‘Tracktion Present’ program, Mark Watt’s (Delta-V Audio) SpaceCraft Granular Synth. The SpaceCraft granular synth has been a huge success on iOS since its launch a year ago. Now, in collaboration with Tracktion, the latest version is available as a plugin in for Mac and […]
  • The New Era of Product Development: The AES New York 2019 Product Development Track
    Each year the Product Development Track presents four days of themed Workshops during the AES Convention. Building on last year’s theme “Make Audio Matter,” the 2019 Product Development Track is built on the theme “The New Era of Product Development.” The Track’s sessions will dive into next-generation methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and […]

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