Apollo Flex Routing

Apollo Flex Routing

Looking hard at the Apollo for our new Studio A interface. Lots of Nashville friends really loving theirs, and this latest addition of flexible routing is definitely a welcome addition. Any of you guys using PT 11 with an Apollo? We’d love your feedback during this newest upgrade. Our HD2 is till cranking away with…

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How To Succeed As A Freelance Audio Engineer – Pro Sound Web

How To Succeed As A Freelance Audio Engineer - Pro Sound Web

Whether you’re at the beginning of your audio career, or a seasoned pro looking to remind yourself of the key elements, this is a fantastic article that clearly summarizes the path of current and future audio engineers. All props. http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/in_the_studio_how_to_succeed_as_a_freelance_audio_engineer/recording/P1/

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Avid | Avid S6- Modular, customizable EUCON control surface for music and post

Avid | Avid S6- Modular, customizable EUCON control surface for music and post

You’ve probably heard the news, but Avid has just announced their new, massive and customizable S6 Control Surface. Clearly targeted towards the high-end studio, it looks like a gorgeous piece. If we hadn’t just installed a series of Artist mixes into a custom desk, I’d be looking a little closer for Multi-Platinum studio A, but…

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What’s Your DAW Color Scheme?

What's Your DAW Color Scheme?

If you don’t know the answer to “what’s your DAW color scheme” right off the top of your head, then you don’t have one. And if you don’t have one, then you’re putting yourself at a huge disadvantage when it comes to working with your DAW. There’s a lot of reasons why you should have…

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Seven Tips for Stunning Solos

Seven Tips for Stunning Solos

Think about the last time you heard a really stunning solo in a song. What was it that made it leap out of the speakers and sound so incredible? If you’ve experienced any troubles capturing this “je ne sais quoi”, check out these tips for getting some great solos in your tracks (with examples!) 1.…

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How to Build a Diffuser

How to Build a Diffuser

What’s the purpose of a diffuser? The “random” nature of a diffuser allows sound to reflect in different ways, essentially eliminating audible reflections that can cause listening inconsistencies in your recording space. These are generally found on the back wall of a control room, or in the case of Blackbird studios here in Nashville, all…

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Should You Learn a New DAW?

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I get asked this question a lot: “Should I get Pro Tools?” My response is usually something along the lines of “what are you using right now?” If they answer with any of the other pro DAWs on the market, I usually ask why they want to make the switch. And almost every time, it’s…

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It’s Official – Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0 Software is here!

It's Official - Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0 Software is here!

Today, Native Instruments released a new line of their world-class drum sequencing tool Maschine, as well as an update to the software for all of the Maschine products. And it looks amazing. At $999, this Maschine, dubbed Maschine Studio, is the most advanced (and expensive) Maschine to date – rivaling the MPC Renaissance in function…

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Want a New Logic Pro X Theme?

Want a New Logic Pro X Theme?

How about something like this? I had just heard about some new Chrome themes (this one’s pretty cool), and thought to myself – “what if I could do that to my DAW?” I like the flexibility that Digital Performer (among other DAWs) gives you when it comes to changing the skin of the DAW –…

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Do You Know How Much You’ve Improved?

Do You Know How Much You've Improved?

Have you ever thought about how much you’ve improved over some period of time? Maybe how much better your mixes have gotten over the last year? Or maybe how much better a track sounds after a few rounds of mixes? If you haven’t, you should start. Why? Because if you know what you’ve improved on,…

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