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.