SAE Institute is looking for people with a passion for audio. “The audio industry is one of the most exciting yet challenging sectors of the creative media business and offers a wide range of employment opportunities for talented, passionate people like you,” SAE said in a recent press release. “The right education can be a […]
Category: Pro Audio
Product & Industry News for the Week of July 12
Summer NAMM comes to Nashville on July 15 & 16. In a press release, NAMM said, “The show is NAMM’s annual mid-year gathering and will feature the latest in music gear, technologies, and news from Yamaha, Taylor Guitars, C.F. Martin & Co., Gibson Brands, Inc., D’Addario, AudioScope, Gretsch, Delicious Audio and more. The show will also feature leading professional development […]
Composer Erick Schroder — On Crafting the Perfect Palette of Sound for a Movie
Crafting the perfect palette of sounds around a picture seems like a daunting task, but for musicians who have made this their profession, it’s just another day at the office. Composer Erick Schroder knows this first hand, with over 70 IMDB credits to his name, he has scored everything from documentaries to sport dramas. His latest project is Hulu’s comedy/drama The Ultimate Playlist of Noise starring Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Keean Johnson (Euphoria)….
Mastering Best Practices Explained with Alan Silverman – Part 2
Alan got his start doing tech and assisting at NYC’s Electric Lady Studios, covering sessions for The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Hall & Oates. Thereafter, he accepted a staff engineering position at A&R Recording, where he worked with legendary producer Phil Ramone and renowned musical artists Billy Joel, Kiss, and Judy Collins. He recorded and mixed musical scores for film directors David Mamet, Francis Coppola and Frank Oz, and top composers Elmer Bernstein and John Barry. He also fostered professional relationships that would come to last decades – he and Judy Collins still work together on numerous projects…
Paul Abbott’s Zen Approach to Mastering – Part 3
Paul Abbott is an audio mastering engineer, musician, and owner of ZenMastering (located in San Diego, CA). Paul established ZenMastering in the late 1990s — at a time when there were very few high-end independent mastering studios. Since then, Paul has mastered over 1,000 projects for clients throughout the United States and around the world, ranging from up-and-coming indie bands to award-winning artists and labels.
Mastering Process Explained with Alan Silverman – Part 1
Alan Silverman is a Grammy nominated engineer and producer. He coproduced, mixed, and mastered “Winter Stories” by Judy Collins, named “The Best Folk Album of 2019” by Digital Journal. “Mountain Girl,” a single from the album, hit #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. He mastered Catherine Russell’s “Alone Together” a Grammy finalist and the most played album on jazz radio in 2019, and the ground-breaking “SYSTEM EP” by DJ Delia Beatriz, listed in Pitchfork’s 10-Best EDM albums of 2019…
Yamaha MSP3A Powered Monitor Speaker
Just announced at the 2021 NAMM Show: The Yamaha MSP3A Powered Monitor Speaker features a 22-watt built-in amplifier and Twisted Flare Port for clearer bass, the MSP3A reference monitor produces sound that is faithful to the original. With a variety of inputs, controls and optional support brackets, the MSP3A is ideal for small studios, post-production, […]
Paul Abbott’s Zen Approach to Mastering – Part 2
Paul’s perspective on mastering comes from decades of playing music, making recordings, critical listening, and rigorous comparative audio/sonic analysis. His mastering philosophy is that the highest-quality, properly matched analog gear produces the best sonic results.
Paul Abbott’s Zen Approach to Mastering – Part 1
Mastering guru, Paul Abbott from Zenmastering.com talks about the nitty-gritty of mastering in this in-depth discussion with Making Music Magazine’s Chuck Schiele. He’s mastered projects for thousands of clients, written articles for Tape Op, Recording, Mix and EQ magazines… and he plays guitar and composes music.
EVO 8 Audio Interface
Audient’s EVO 8 USB audio interface is made for independent musicians, recordists, and podcasters. Whether recording your latest track, producing a beat, or creating a podcast, get your ideas down fast with EVO 8’s advanced and versatile feature set. Featuring four transparent EVO preamps, class-leading AKM converters, a JFET instrument input, low latency software mixer, […]