Focusrite Audio Engineering this morning announced a ‘dream recording competition,’ in celebration of the company’s 25th Anniversary.
Focusrite is giving one entrant an opportunity, for the winner and three bandmates, to record a track with Grammy Award-winning producer Guy Massey at AIR Studios in London, UK.
The contest winners will spend an all-expenses-paid weekend in the legendary AIR Studios, where Focusrite’s original recording console modules, designed by Rupert Neve, still reside. Continue reading
For several years, sound design superfreak Diego Stocco has been amazing people with his videos, which document the incredible lengths that he goes to in order to create unique sounds. He’s set pianos on fire, he’s made music from a bonsai tree, he’s done beat making with the sounds of a dry cleaner and has even built his own orchestra of custom instruments.
While Stocco’s videos let you see the passion he brings to his work, many people have also been interested in learning more about his technique – from the gear he uses for recording to the software he uses for sound processing to the details of how he transforms raw sound into musical instruments.
For people interested in the nitty-gritty of sound design, Stocco has started a new series of premium ‘master class’ videos, Feedforward Sounds, that will look at advanced and experimental sound design techniques. The videos are primarily designed for producers, artists and audio professionals. Continue reading
Audio Mastering for iPad, described as “the first fully functional professional quality audio mastering application for iPad”, has been updated to version 2.
Here’s what’s new in Audio Mastering version 2:
- Fully updated 32-bit audio processing algorithms.
- Standard and Advanced processing control modes.
- Parametric equalizer in addition to graphic.
- Spectrum analyzer with switching connection points.
- Switchable crossover frequency for Stereo Imaging.
- Additional controls for Maximizer.
- Separate adjustment of input level reduction.
- Improved controls for presets.
- Compare mode for presets in each track.
- Inter-App Audio supported.
EDM Time is a new video series that looks at the fundamentals of electronic music production using real world examples.
One viewer described the series as ’Like Bill Nye The Science Guy for EDM’. Continue reading
VST Connect Pro allows you to record in real time through the internet and local area networks. It transmits stereo recordings on the fly, but also records up to 16 high-resolution audio tracks in the background.
To establish a peer-to-peer connection the VST Connect Performer download is freely available on the client side.
Steinberg is also introducing Studio Pass, the free iOS app for VST Connect soon to be available through the App Store on iTunes, letting users dial into the recording session with an iPhone or iPad.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
iZotope recently announced its new digital guide, Audio Repair with RX 3: Tools, Tips, and Techniques. The free reference guide, available in the iTunes store and through iZotope’s website, provides information for audio editors repairing or restoring audio.
Audio Repair with RX 3 outlines common audio problems in recordings, and covers the fundamental concepts of audio repair, with tips from professionals for salvaging previously unusable audio.
Key Features Include: Continue reading