Outfitting Your Dream Room

Nov 1, 2006, By David Weiss, Kevin Becka and Barry Rudolph

Everybody loves a shopping spree. And though the same can't be said in, say, real estate or fuel, in pro audio, your dollar currently stretches farther...

SPL Transient Designer

Aug 1, 2006, By Michael Cooper

I wouldn't dream of recording drums in my studio without my SPL Transient Designer 4 (TD4). Boosting its attack controls on drum tracks can give kick,...

Current Affairs

Jul 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

I'm glad vacuum tubes still exist, but owning vintage or retro gear is not a casual relationship. When vacuum tubes are part of a circuit, knowing when...

Power Tools: Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2

Jul 1, 2006, By Gerry Basserman

Native Instruments introduced Guitar Rig in 2004 into the field of guitar-processing software products that feature vintage amp sounds and effects. Guitar...

Audio Ease Altiverb

Jun 1, 2006, By Erik Aadahl

Convolution reverbs have brought new life and realism to the world of reverb. Convolution reverbs use impulse responses to extrapolate the acoustic characteristics...

It Came In a Box With a Hole

May 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

Shop life might be predictable in the service department of an equipment manufacturer or major retailer. But in my reality, what may arrive at any given...

Ableton Live Version 3

Mar 1, 2004, By Barry Milroy

The fact that Ableton Live can instantaneously preview any .WAV, .AIFF or SDII file at any tempo with the click of a mouse without additional slicing or preparation, combined with the software's capability to run alongside Pro Tools (via ReWire) or function as a disk streaming software sampler, has made the product popular with both film and television music composers and loop-minded producers....

A Dangerous Science Fair Project

Mar 1, 2004, By Eddie Ciletti

Condenser microphones are the topic this month and I have a great story about them with a funny ending....

I (Might) Wanna Hold Your Hand

Feb 1, 2004, By Eddie Ciletti

Since moving to the Twin Cities, most of my business relationships have begun via e-mail....

Steinberg Nuendo 2

Feb 1, 2004, By K. K. Proffitt

Nuendo 2 has one of the fastest editing interfaces around, but you can get even more satisfaction for your “need for speed” if you learn a few handy shortcuts....

The Sound of Silence

Jan 1, 2004, By Oliver Masciarotte

Last month, I discussed an Open Source DAW, so this month, let's take a look at some hardware aspects of that DIY DAW by taking what is a free computer...

BIAS Peak 4

Dec 1, 2003, By Laura Pallanck

Besides getting a new look, the latest version of BIAS' 2-channel, Mac-only audio editor, Peak 4, includes a number of useful features, such as multiprocessor support, the ability to loop QuickTime movies and record audio while a movie is playing, and the ability to perform disk-at-once CD burning directly from the playlist or any audio document window....

And I Thought the Salsa Was Hot!

Sep 1, 2003, By Oliver Masciarotte

Chips, they're everywhere: in your toaster, in your car (quite a few, in fact) and, of course, in your DAW....

Guitar Amps and Tubes

Jul 1, 2003, BY EDDIE CILETTI

I have more than a passing interest in guitar-amplification technology, specifically the tubular variety. Here are a few tips that range from safety to sonics, and noise immunity to tube testing....

The Time Tunnel

Apr 1, 2003, Eddie Ciletti

My first encounter with the EMT-156 dates back to 1982, when I was wrapping up a project with Bay Area band The Mutants (as produced by the late Snakefinger)...

Does This Compute?

Feb 1, 2003, BY EDDIE CILETTI

What's your comfort level for computer maintenance or optimization? Can you install a drive, an operating system or memory? Do you take your computer...

TC Works Spark

Dec 1, 2002, BY ORREN MERTON

TC Works' Spark 2.5 is truly one of the most powerful audio editing, processing and sound-design applications available today for the Macintosh platform....

Maintenance: The Hidden Cost

Sep 1, 2002, BY EDDIE CILETTI

Two years ago, I wrote a three-part series about analog tape machines that generated a surprising amount of feedback from people I wouldn't have expected...

HAL 9000 Tweaks for the 21st Century

Feb 1, 2002, BY EDDIE CILETTI

One of the central themes of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is the classic struggle of man against machine or in this case, astronauts vs. HAL...

Dynamic Resurrection

Jan 1, 2002, BY EDDIE CILETTI

A steady parade of digital tape machines marched through my shop last year, interspersed with a few pleasant diversions that included five condenser mics,...

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