November 6th, 2017 by David Weiss
Of its many beauties, one of music’s most alluring features is its ability to overwhelm our senses. Becoming fully entranced by a recording is something that happens only occasionally, but when it does—well, that’s why a lot of us are in this business.
One need not chase those cherished moments Read more...
November 2nd, 2017 by Jacob Roach
Is the audio industry too obsessed with nostalgia?
What are your most coveted pieces of audio gear?
For many engineers, key vintage units like 1073s, U47s, and Fairchilds (or is it “Fair-children”?) would probably make it to the top of the list.
Yes, they all sound great, but they also Read more...
November 1st, 2017 by Mark Bacino
Mastering is the final technical and creative touch in the music production process. But what does it really entail?
If you’re planning to send your music out into the world, whether it is through iTunes or Spotify, Bandcamp or Soundcloud, CD or vinyl, you’ll probably want to imbue that music Read more...
October 31st, 2017 by Kallie Marie
Bitwig Studio 2 is jam packed with attractive new features, offering a creative approach to music production—are you ready to re-imagine the way you work?
There is no shortage of DAWs available on the market today. Not all are created equal. For its part, thew new Bitwig Studio 2 is Read more...
October 30th, 2017 by SonicScoop
In this excerpt from the third annual MixCon, Marc Urselli answers audience questions and shows us how he sets up his mix bus compressors, subgroup compressors and individual track effects.
Relying heavily on plugins from McDSP and a few others, he takes us under the hood of his minimalist, “less Read more...
October 30th, 2017 by David Weiss
Tech excellence is in focus at AES conventions, most recently the 2017 confab that just wrapped in New York City. The showroom floor was packed with advances, while technical sessions and workshops shaped the science of sound.
But the Javits Center wasn’t the only place where engineering expertise was on Read more...
October 26th, 2017 by Michael Duncan
Mastering engineer Stephen Marsh
For over 20 years, mastering engineer Stephen Marsh has been using his golden ears to bring expert detail and focus to hundreds of records, scores, soundtracks, and reissues.
It was a quick decision while working at Taco Bell one evening that determined the New York native’s Read more...
October 25th, 2017 by David Weiss
When Stephen Emmer holds the stateside launch for his album Home Ground on October 27 at the Virgil in LA, he’ll have done it with a little help from his friends. Make that a lot of help, from a global-spanning roster of star soul singers and musicians who collaborated long-distance Read more...
October 24th, 2017 by Kallie Marie
Whether you’re a producer, mixer, writer or performer, HALion 6 is worth a look.
HALion 6 from Steinberg is a sound creation toolkit that aims to fill a lot of needs.
It’s a vast and varied library of instruments, a sampler, a virtual instrument for live performance with robust MIDI Read more...
October 23rd, 2017 by SonicScoop
AES 2017 ended this weekend, and we have shots of some of the best and most interesting new gear from the show. Thanks to all those who visited us at the SonicScoop booth, and we hope you enjoy our annual photo recap below!
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