Monday, June 27, 2011

Final Cut Pro X - Apple Revolutionizes Video Editing

Final Cut Pro X

Apple® today announced Final Cut Pro® X, a revolutionary new version of the world’s most popular Pro video editing software which completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; and background rendering that allows you to work without interruption. Built on a modern 64-bit architecture, Final Cut Pro X is available from the Mac® App Store™ for $299.99.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sound Absorbing Materials

Sound Absorbing Materials
All materials have some sound absorbing properties. Incident sound energy which is not absorbed must be reflected, transmitted or dissipated. A material’s sound absorbing properties can be described as a sound absorption coefficient in a particular frequency range. The coefficient can be viewed as a percentage of sound being absorbed, where 1.00 is complete absorption (100%) and 0.01 is minimal (1%).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Sound Recording Course

Syracuse University's Carnegie Library. Taken ...Image via Wikipedia
A new and unique summer course offered by Syracuse University will give SU students the opportunity to teach Syracuse high school students with disabilities about the art of music production and recording engineering in a professional recording studio.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Korg Monotribe - Analog Synth + Analog Rhythm + Step Sequencer

Korg Monotribe - Analog Synth

Analog Synth + Analog Rhythm + Step Sequencer = Analog Electribe
The monotribe Analog Ribbon Station – bringing responsive realtime control to analog groove-making.

DUO and QUAD Universal Audio Unveils UAD-2 Satellite

Universal Audio (UA), a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording products, today announced the impending release of UAD-2 Satellite DUO and QUAD Firewire DSP Accelerator Packages. As the newest members of UA’s award-winning UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform, the UAD-2 Satellite family combines DSP acceleration with the plug-and-play simplicity of Firewire 800/400 — perfect for modern, Intel-based iMacs and MacBook Pros.

Sound Producer - Rogers Masson

Rogers Masson at the console inside his studio.Audio manufacturer Sennheiser launched its first side address, large diaphragm condenser microphone during the NAMM show last January. The microphone was widely praised for its versatility, workmanship and pricepoint, which is just $299 street.
Rogers Masson at the console inside his studio.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mobile Recording Studio by Glenn Morrissette

Mobile Recording Studio

Glenn Morrissette helped orchestrate the score after a leisurely soak last October in the natural hot springs in the tiny northwestern Wyoming town of Thermopolis.

Studio S - the cheapest studio in Melbourne

cheapest studio in Melbourne

SUNBURY is to become Hume's music hub with the opening of a recording studio at the suburb's youth centre.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

NYC-based Pro Sound Effects by the Soundrangers

Pro Sound Effects by the Soundrangers
NYC-based sound effects/licensing provider Pro Sound Effects has announced the release of the Soundrangers Sound Effects Hard Drive, created by the Soundrangers game interactive audio studio.

Review: Tritton AX Pro Headset - Elite Gaming Headset

The Tritton AX Pro is an elite gaming headset from global accessories giant MadCatz. The technology behind the product is simple, smack four speakers into each of your ears for a total of eight and hope the gamer doesn’t go deaf. The speakers make for an authentic surround experience as each represents a section, front, left, right and back speaker for a complete surrounding experience. Does the experience live up to the hype or does it leave a faint whisper in your ear?

Pro Day is a Show - Comment by Joan Niesen

COLUMBIA — The success was in the sounds. A sharp smack. A quick clap. The faint thud, thud, thud. In the silence, it all echoed.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The AKG Scholarship of Sound is Proud to Announce...

The Scholarship of Sound marks its second year with a heavyweight expert lineup led by some of electronic music’s leading artists and professionals.

Moog Slim Phatty Analog Synth by Sonic LAB

Moog Slim Phatty Analog Synth Review

I think I should make a confession - I have never owned a Moog anything, nor spent quality time with much Moog gear in the past - apart from some original Moog modules - which did sound pretty amazing I might add.

Zoom H1 High-Resolution Audio Recording

The Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder is exactly what the name claims. Measuring just 8x2x5 inches it's very portable, and this little thing records high-quality WAV files at 44.1- to 96-KHz sampling rates with 16-bit or 24-bit resolution.
If you're more interested in maximum recording time, it can also do MP3 files at 48Kbps to 320Kbps. The H1 records on microSD cards and comes with a 2GB card. Step up to a 32 GB microSD card and you'll get over 50 hours of recording time at 16-bit/44.1KHz
I first wrote about Zoom products in late 2007, and came away really impressed with the company's H2 recorder's sound quality. The H1 doesn't replace the H2, but it's a more evolved design, and goes for just $99!

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Music of Sound - The Sound of the Future

The Sound of the Future
Interior design is now a lucrative and far-reaching – some might argue, bloated – industry. The import and export of styles is big business, top designers such as Kelly Hoppen and India Hicks have achieved filmstar status (one or two others the dubious fame of fraudsters) and then there’s the lucrative spin-off culture of books, magazines and reality television shows. Its emphasis, however, has so far rested almost exclusively on the visual.

Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Plugin

Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter
When it was originally introduced in the mid-1970s, the Aphex Aural Exciter® brought its distinctive sound to select sessions by leading recording artists, traveling from studio to studio as an exclusive (and expensive) rental unit.

The Strokes Making of Angle - Studio Recording Video

New York rockers The Strokes have posted the first part in their 'making of' series, which chronicles the recording of upcoming studio album, 'Angles'.

The Masters Free Online Teleseminar Series Focusing on Personal Transformation Launching March 8, 2011

Hosted by Healing With The Masters founder Jennifer McLean, each session of the free, live, bi-weekly series will provide registered community participants unparalleled intimate access to 24 of the most acclaimed "masters" from the transformational thought and wellness movements, including New York Times best-selling authors and "Oprah Winfrey Show" contributors.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Long way from Abbey Road

The studio where Noah and the Whale recorded their new album isn't your typical recording space. A converted Methodist chapel in Bethnal Green, its warm atmosphere and favourable acoustics have also led to its hosting Guillemots, Mystery Jets and Arctic Monkeys.

Winter NAMM 2011 - New Product Hits (Part 2)


Offered in 88, 73 and 61-key versions, Kronos was one of the most talked-about products at the show. It features nine synth engines of various types and can switch sounds seamlessly (or instantaneously) while being played, thanks to its Virtual Memory Technology and a fast Solid State Disk, even from huge 4GB acoustic piano samples. From ethereal textures to complex layered tones, Kronos covers a huge range of sonic territory, as well as classic keyboards, pianos, tonewheel organs and electric pianos, and orchestral, percussion and pop sounds.

Winter NAMM 2011 - New Product Hits (Part 1)

This 2011 Winter NAMM show (held January 13-16, Anaheim, Calif.) was a record-setting event, with 90,114 registered attendees checking out 1,417 exhibitors in the Anaheim Convention Center. There was plenty of new gear and choosing the Mix Certified Hits (our choices for the show’s Top 20 products) proved particularly difficult. Listed here, alphabetically, are our selections.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blue Microphones Reactor Multipattern Mic - Countdown to NAMM 2011

As the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim approaches, we’re offering Mix readers exclusive sneak peaks of some of the new products debuting at the show.
Blue Microphones announces Reactor ($499 MSRP), a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that combines large-format capsule technology with an innovative pattern selection method with a swiveling capsule head for precise positioning. Featuring Blue’s premium condenser capsule and proprietary preamp circuit, Reactor allows for noiseless live switching between the three distinct patterns (cardioid, omni or bi-directional).
“Reactor takes microphone technology and design to the next level, combining Blue’s high-quality sound capture with intuitive pattern switching and physical microphone design,” says John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “With Reactor, we are excited to offer multiple patterns and high-end audio capture to a wider audience, along with making multiple mic setups more accessible.”

Learn Drums, Learn Mix - Telephone, Lady Gaga

Lady GaGa concertImage via Wikipedia
Continuing with Lady GaGa hits, this online preview covers DarkChild’s “Telephone”. The full Hit Report (download only) comes packed with audio tutorials, WAV loops/samples, MIDI files, Reason synth patches, and step-by-step Production Maps plus Illustrations using Cubase, Reason, & Ableton Live! Learn Telephone’s production via step-by-step audio tutorials provided in the full Hit Report: Play Telephone Audio Recreation - Final Step MP3 Example.

200,000 Vintage Master Recordings to the Library of Congress.

At least someone in the music industry is trying to keep up with the Internet age--Universal Music Group is donating over 200,000 vintage master recordings to the Library of Congress.
The Library plans to catalog and digitize the collection and make it available for public online streaming this upcoming spring. The collection features historic recordings from Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, and Louis Armstrong among others, including "Frim Fram Sauce" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby, and "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Louis Armstrong.