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New Gear Review: ADAM S3X-H Studio Monitors
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: ADAM S3X-H Studio Monitors

I’ll start with the cliché — “you’ll have to pry these out of my dead hands” — first. I love them. I started using ADAM‘s original S3A monitors shortly after they came out. I remember seeing, or rather hearing them at AES one year, and quickly deciding they were right for me. ADAM had a […]

Sound All Around: The Continuing Evolution of 3D Audio
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Sound All Around: The Continuing Evolution of 3D Audio

Close your eyes and think about the last time you were at a gig. How did it sound? The band is rocking out on stage, your friends are talking in a group over to your left, a busboy says “excuse me” as he slides past your right shoulder, and the din of the crowd is […]

Pure Punk: Recording with Mass Giorgini and Sonic Iguana Studios
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Pure Punk: Recording with Mass Giorgini and Sonic Iguana Studios

In a small town in middle America is an intimate recording studio that has been a cornerstone in the Punk Rock history books. Sonic Iguana is run by musician, producer, engineer, Massimiliano “Mass” Giorgini. Girorgini began as a musician and a student, with an interest in recording. He was mentored early on by Paul Mahern […]

Latest Realignment at Avid Raises New Concerns
Opinion

Latest Realignment at Avid Raises New Concerns

The post-NAMM hangover is hitting some harder than others, as Avid employees this week were forced to endure more pain. Anxiety about the company’s long-term viability and customer commitment is swirling anew, with word quickly spreading on Wednesday about a fresh round of firings at the company. According to an article on Pro Tools Expert, […]

NAMM 2016: Top Picks and Pics from the Showroom Floor
Gear Roundups

NAMM 2016: Top Picks and Pics from the Showroom Floor

Taking up the entirety of the 813,607 square foot exhibition space in Anaheim Convention Center (and then some) Winter NAMM 2016 sits like a testament to thousands of years of progress in musical tools and technology, on display in hall after massive hall, row after row after row. SonicScoop can’t claim to have seen it […]

DIY Gear Review: T-12 Microphone Kit from Microphone-Parts.com
DIY

DIY Gear Review: T-12 Microphone Kit from Microphone-Parts.com

“Modding” gear has been a pretty common practice throughout the years, and many engineers have sent out some of their gear to experts who replace components with the aim of increasing performance. But the folks at Microphone-Parts.com have a different model: They send you the parts and let you do the operation yourself. Or, better […]

3 Free Music Business MOOCs Worth Your Time
Tips & Tutorials

3 Free Music Business MOOCs Worth Your Time

As great as they may be with music theory, recording techniques and post-production, when it comes to the music business and licensing, many audio professionals find themselves in the dark about what it really takes to survive and thrive in the 21st century. While a little bit of guesswork and off-the-cuff innovation will always be […]

Marc McClusky on Mixing Drums [MixCon VIDEO]
Tips & Tutorials

Marc McClusky on Mixing Drums [MixCon VIDEO]

Thanks to our sponsors at Soundtoys, we get to bring you some key highlights from Marc McClusky‘s unforgettable MixCon presentation, in which he walks us through a real working mix for Motion City Soundtrack. Marc shows us his overhead treatments, his methods for tasteful and organic sample augmentation, his approach for making snares punch using […]

Tracking Best Practices: Recording Cello at Studio Trilogy — San Francisco
Recording

Tracking Best Practices: Recording Cello at Studio Trilogy — San Francisco

“Detailed listening skills” – how many projects do you have that test yours? Audio engineer Justin Lieberman just had one at San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy, while recording the debut album A Dué Celli (visit the link for audio examples) by the duo of Meta Weiss and David Requiro. The record was produced by former Kronos […]

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