Free Music Friday: This just came in via our new Submit A Story page: The Ember Music Podcast is the first in a series of regular podcasts that will highlight the ambient and electronic musicians of the Ember Music label.
In the first episode, embedded above, learn more about the background and creative processes of Savaran, MobiusB, Kurt Lorenz and Slaphappy Mortician and hear a track by each.
Blue Microphones has introducedYeti, the first THX Certified microphone and, according to the company, the “ultimate USB microphone for professional recording.”
The first USB mic to offer Blue’s condenser capsules in a triple capsule array for the highest quality, most versatile audio recording capability
Four patterns (Omni, Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional) for versatility and superior results
Studio quality performance and features, with zero latency, amplified headphone monitoring, microphone mute, and hardware-based gain adjustment
Driverless installation and works with both PC and Mac.
The Yeti’s angle can be adjusted on its custom-designed desk stand.
The Yeti microphone is designed to offer quality recordings in a wide range of situations, including podcasts, vocals, live or event recording, interviews, broadcasts, instruments, bands and more.
“THX testing and certification ensures the fidelity of the recording always remains true to its source” according to Matthew Chrispen, director of certification at THX, “allowing artists to accurately capture voice-overs, interviews and other sound elements with confidence.”
The Yeti, MSRP $149.99, will be available beginning December 2009.
If you’ve used the Yeti microphone, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!
Raul Pena’s The Making of Raul’s World of Synths is a short documentary, created as a school project, that outlines Pena’s process for creating his synthesizer podcast, Raul’s World Of Synths. Continue reading →
Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by outdated copyright law. Are you a podcaster looking for pod-safe audio? A radio or video producer searching for instrumental bed music that won’t put your audience to sleep? A remix artist looking for pre-cleared samples? Or are you simply looking for some new sounds to add to your next playlist? The Free Music Archive is a resource for all that and more, and unlike other websites, all of the audio has been hand-picked by established audio curators.
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macProVideo.com has released GarageBand 103: Podcasting In GarageBand, a new Garageband training tutorial.
This tutorial teaches valuable podcasting skills including recording and editing podcasts, using GarageBand’s built-in DSP effects to compress and EQ your voice to give it that big podcast sound, making enhanced podcasts with images and URL links listeners can click, and publishing your podcast on iTunes or through iWeb.
There’s a detailed section on recording remote interviews with people over the web via Skype.
Winter NAMM Show: MXL Microphones, the professional audio division of Marshall Electronics, announced the introduction of the MXL USB.007 stereo mic for direct to computer recording on a PC or Mac.
No special software or drivers are needed, just plug in to your portable or desktop computer, set your preferences and enjoy instant studio quality recordings.
The mic uses dual gold diaphragm capsules in a XY pattern together with low noise electronics and the latest in enhanced digital conversion techniques for pristine audio quality.
The new mic opens up new possibilities for direct stereo recording with a standard computer such as live performances in the professional, school and home environment. It’s also a very exciting tool for podcasts, multimedia, news and broadcast applications using portable computers for remote stereo recording of concerts, lectures, or even documenting outdoor sounds in stereo for film and TV backgrounds.
The MXL USB.007 ships with a carry bag, a desktop mic stand, mic stand adaptor, a 10-foot USB cable, wind screen, owners manual and an applications guide.
Combining a Sennheiser capsule with a broadcast-quality Flash recorder, the HHB FlashMic has become established as a portable recording device of choice for international broadcasters.
Now HHB has expanded the FlashMic range with the introduction of a new cardioid version – the FlashMic DRM85-C – to accompany the original, omni-directional FlashMic DRM85.
Both FlashMic models share the same feature set, which includes 1GB Flash memory for up to 18+ hours recording, USB audio data transfer, a high-quality preamplifier with full manual or automatic gain control (AGC), an illuminated LCD display and nine user templates which can be configured externally using the FlashMic Manager software supplied. Continue reading →