Mon, 5 March 2007
News, a Featured Performance and a Super Stupid Knob!
NS-10s Win A Grammy
Charles Dye's Monitoring Article
FXpansion's Free Orca Synth
Digidesign Unveils The 003 Family
What's it like to attend a live seminar with a grammy-winning engineer and mixer? One of our listeners, John Phillips, just found out first-hand a couple of weeks ago. Al caught up with John so that he could share his experience with everyone.
We ran across a very interesting article by Dan Richards over at Studio Reviews Magazine. Dan recently published an article, Why Don't My Recordings Sound Pro?, and in it he concentrated mostly on the idea that the road to getting a "pro sound" had more to do with making a good working arrangement, and less about needing a $3,000.00 microphone. He also pointed out that it was important that we sometimes try to see the forest for the trees by de-emphasizing "the gear" that we all lust after. Because, in the end, the gear doesn't make the music.
Check out a tune recorded with just a few Shure SM 57s!
Character voice by Juanita Grande - JuanitaGrande.com
Super Stupid Knob:
A rollerskating male stripper, Joe Nichols to sing at Anna Nicole's funeral and the industry-shaking impact of FedEx (Kevin Federline).
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: We're all intimately familiar with studio recording. But, what was the first live recording to top the Billboard chart?
A: Fingerstips Part Two by Little Stevie Wonder in 1963.
No winners this week. Maybe next time! :)
See you next week!