Cloud File Exchange | Share and Share Alike

May 1, 2011, By Mike Levine

Ever since broadband made it possible to send audio files at a reasonable speed over the Internet, musicians, engineers and producers have taken advantage of this capability to adopt decentralized workflows. In the early days of remote sessions, files were often exchanged by dropping them into Apple iChat or AOL Instant Messenger on the home end, or using satellite or T1-based services like EDNet on the ultra-high end. But in the past few years, the increased data transfer and storage capabilities that have allowed for the development of cloud computing have spawned a bevy of remote file-sharing services that make sending session files or stems to a collaborator across the country or the world almost as easy as “sneaker-net” to the engineer in the next studio. ...

Get Those Files

May 1, 2011, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Telefunken Elektroakustic is now offering multitrack session files with numerous musical artists—each miked with a plethora of the company’s mics. Each file includes a description of the recording session, including photos of the microphone placement, and preamps used for each channel. All audio files are presented in WAV format and were recorded at 24-bit/44.1kHz. ...

Musikmesse 2011 Show Report

Apr 27, 2011, By Mike Lawson

Frankfurt, Germany’s Musikmesse (March 21-24, 2011) is a musician’s Mecca that everyone in the music production industry should experience at least once in his/her lifetime. It is by far the world’s biggest show for musical instruments, live music production and even the music business, dwarfing other tradeshows here in the U.S. Held annually for more than 25 years, the show is so expansive that it takes each of the four days that the show takes place just to see most of what you want to see, but even then you’re moving at a fevered pace to do so. ...

Tech: New Products, April 2011

Apr 1, 2011

Mix magazine April 2011 tools of the trade article features new pro audio products in April 2011 Mix magazine pro audio product section ...

Effects Plug-Ins | Keeping It In the Box

Mar 1, 2011, By George Petersen

Just last summer, we covered a ton of hot new plug-in debuts in our July issue and figured that would hold back the tide for perhaps another year. In fact, our prediction wasn’t even close—in the past few months alone, a couple dozen cool new effects plug-ins have come to market and we couldn’t wait to spotlight some of these new entries. Here, listed alphabetically, are a few recent plugs that are just the thing for in-the-box mixing and production. And if you’re interested in checking these out firsthand, most are available in downloadable demo versions from the Websites listed. ...

Tech: New Product Hits of Winter NAMM 2011

Mar 1, 2011, By the Mix Staff

This 2011 Winter NAMM show (held January 13-16, Anaheim, Calif.) was a record-setting event, with 90,114 registered attendees checking out 1,417 exhibitors in the Anaheim Convention Center. There was plenty of new gear and choosing the Mix Certified Hits (our choices for the show’s Top 20 products) proved particularly difficult. Listed here, alphabetically, are our selections. ...

Near-Field Reference Monitors | Innovation and Accuracy

Feb 1, 2011, By George Petersen

In 1937, when James B. Lansing unveiled the Lansing Iconic—the world’s first recording studio monitor—he probably had no idea that nearly three-quarters of a century later, that original notion would have developed into an industry of its own, with dozens of companies creating reproduction systems for the control room environment. Today, that quest for sonic perfection continues with higher-power, more accurate monitors designed for near- and midfield listening. In the past 18 months, we’ve seen an increase in new models—some three dozen in this report alone—intended for studio applications. ...

Tech: New Products, February 2011

Feb 1, 2011

Lehmannaudio's StudioCube ($499) headphone amp is compact, comes with stand (optional) or desk mount, and is linkable for daisy-chaining multiple units. I/O is on Neutrik ¼-inch TRS headphone outputs and Neutrik XLR/TRS stereo input/thrus. Features include mono/stereo input selector switches, and front panel LEDs to monitor input signal presence and overload. The output is Class-A, and all units are crafted with selected components in Germany. ...

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