Thu, 25 October 2007
News, a Gear Review, Viewer Mail, Crosstalk and we tweak the Stupid Knob!
Pro Tools 7.4 Is Coming!
The video demonstration of the new Elastic Audio in Pro Tools 7.4:
Digidesign Announces The Upcoming "Eleven" Guitar Amp Plugin
Audio Ease Releases Speakerphone
FREE Virtual Drum Kit!
You might remember Stuart McClellan from an early episode of PSN, He's the magician that got a government grant to pursue a music create. Those wacky Canadians! His also a product tester for TC Helicon. This week he's done a guest review of the new iZotope RX noise reduction software for us.
The iZotope RX Web Site
Mark Rufino - Stillwell Audio's Spectro - Name Your Own Price Plugins
The Van Halen Pitch Debacle:
Suzie DeCree - King's Island Jobs
Paul Bordenkirsher Of MesaSand.com
"Jim had one of the first units ever shipped and I followed suit about a week later. So, now that we’ve seen this effect, I bet more and more people will start to notice this. Thing is, our units are out of warranty but those people who see this now and bought their units a few months after us can still have it fixed under warranty. BTW, another issue that people have seen is that the back plate switches come loose very easily and just move freely without any effect. That was a problem that happened to both of us and is also a known issue. Edirol hasn’t done any recall or anything but I think they should. They’re replacing warranty units with a different polymer these days. Anyway, maybe this will help some folks. Jim Fidler talks about it in one of his recent episodes."
Dadooz - Jars Of Clay Remix
Big Al - AES Roundup At Sweetwater
Did You Have A Special Music Teacher?
FedEx Should Get The Pets
Karaoke Violence & The Vacuum Hose
Q: The original Woodstock was August 18, 1969. Within one dollar, what was the price of a ticket at the gate?
A: $8 per day! A three-day advance ticket was $18. This week's big winner is Jose Vargas! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.
Jose also sent us this great link with some pictures of original Woodstock tickets.
And here's a great video to have in your collection and on your video iPod. It's the entire Woodstock performance of Jimi Hendrix.
See you next week!
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Sun, 14 October 2007
News, a Gear Review, Crosstalk, a Special Report from the floor of the 123rd AES show and we tweak the Stupid Knob!
Musical Affirmations For Musicians
Audio Damage Announces Vapor
Jars Of Clay Remix Contest
de la Mancha Releases Ring Thing FREE VST For Windows
Hello everyone, this is Big Al. This week I lost a good friend of mine in a senseless auto accident twenty miles north of Spokane, Washington. His name was Marc Sorger, He was 56.
Marc was a real renaissance man of the music business; someone that did everything well. And a true Unsung Hero. He was one the best all-around musicians / studio cats I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. He was a vibrant and dynamic live performer as well as a gifted engineer and mixer.
He was also one of the few golden ears I've ever known. I swear he could spot a problem that was plus or minus 2 db at 18k . . . over the telephone.
As a performer (sax and vocals) he was so fun to watch. He lived and loved his music. His vocal range was stunning and he could do total justice to screaming rock and roll or a tender jazz ballad.
He had the kind of voice that made most people feel like just giving up their singing when they heard him. For some reason, it just made me want to be better. I studied him for hours and it was an education beyond monetary value.
He performed and wrote with The Dillards, The Righteous Brothers, Gino Vanelli, Michael McDonald, Dean and Carol Parks, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Wopat, Greg Topper, The Spirits Of Rhythm, Safe Sax and a host of others.
He also helped to design and build several studios, including Walter Brecker's place over in Hawaii a few years ago.
I had so many good times with Marc in the studio. We usually spent the whole session trying to recover from laughter. I remember one time we were working on some foley late at night and we were like two kids playing in their favorite sandbox together. It was pure joy and magic. That's the way it was always meant to be in the studio as far as I'm concerned.
Below are links to just a sample of some of his work, including some projects we worked on together, and other folks with whom he worked and played. If you happen to have known him or worked with him, please drop me a line and let me know.
I can't begin to fathom that we'll never work together again. I miss him so much it hurts.
My condolences to Marc's whole family, his daughters (Rachell, Natalie and Sabrina), his friends and his long-time musical partners in the group Safe Sax, John Lowry and Tera Wolfe-Brasch.
There will be an event in Marc's Honor at Ella's Supper Club in downtown Spokane on November 4th, 2007.
Listen To A Demo Reel Of Marc Sorger:
Jump by Casey McGill And The Spirits Of Rhythm.
Links To A Few Of The Artists With Whom Marc Has Worked:
Roving PSN reporter Dave Criddle has another great review for us. This week Dave takes a look at the Crysonic line of plugins and puts one or two to the test.
Join Charles Dye for his Mix It Like A Record Advanced Mixing Workshop!
November 8, 2007
RSPE Audio Solutions
4130 Cahuenga Blvd. Suite #210
Universal City, California 91602
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The Hit Street Records Talent Show Is Over! Click here to see the winners.
Dwight Finney, Mike Bolan, Mike & Cass Schettler, Jerad Finck
This last week was the 123rd AES--Audio Engineering Society--convention in New York. Trusty flash recorder in hand, PSN Correspondent Slau was on the floor live, generally pestering and annoying all the wonderful vendors that were exhibiting. All for you, dear listeners!
Crowley & Tripp
Ethan Winer - RealTraps
Yahoo has a page dedicated to Keith Richards news!
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: What was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist?
A: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. It's interesting to note that MTV initially didn't want to air any music by black artists.
This week's big winner is Karim Ayari! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.
Honorable Mention goes out to Neil Mavor and Patrique Osbourne.
See you next week!
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Fri, 5 October 2007
News, Crosstalk, a Celebrity Interview and we tweak the Stupid Knob until it cries for mercy!
Polyfractus Model 1.1
Reason 4 Released
Universal Audio Version 4.8
M-Audio KeyRig 25
M-Audio KeyRig 49
IK Multimedida's SampleMoog Released
BFD2 Preview Pics
Mike's son Jeremy leaves LucasArts and moves to Image Movers Digital
Al goes to the Apple Store!
RadioHead lets fans price their new album (Thanks to Stewart McClellan)
John Fogerty's New Album Revival
Logic Studio has really been causing a stir. Al sat down with Andy Diekroger from Sweetwater to talk about all things Logic. Andy is a long-time Logic user and just completed his Logic 8 orientation and training with Apple.
Andy's Contact Information:
(800) 222-4700 ex. 1273
And also: email@example.com
The new amazing value that is Logic Studio!
See Apple's Details And Videos
The Stupid Knob:
Britney's woes continue to grow. Off to KFed's house the kids do go.
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman totally confuses us.
Q: The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star was the first video to premiere on MTV on August 1, 1981. The millionth video to air on MTV was also Video Killed The Radio Star, aired on MTV February 27, 2000. It's also the third most aired video in MTV history. What is THE most aired video in MTV history?
A: Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer.
This week's big winner is Aaron Stewart! Aaron takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.
Honorable Mention goes out to Carlos Orellana and Keith Sommers.
See you next week!
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