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Event Recap: The 3rd Annual Pensado Awards
L.A. Spotlight

Event Recap: The 3rd Annual Pensado Awards

The third annual Pensado Awards took place this past Saturday, August 20th. See below for a list of winners and a slideshow from the event. All photos by Chris Schmitt Photography.

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 marked the 3rd Annual Pensado Awards, the second of which I’ve had the pleasure of Read more...

New Gear Review: Dizengoff D864 Varimu Tube Compressor
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Dizengoff D864 Varimu Tube Compressor

The Dizengoff D865 Varimu compressor.

Chicago-based Dizengoff Audio has created quite a buzz for itself by by making shockingly affordable recreations of classic gear with mostly locally­-sourced components.

You could think of it as something like “farm-to-table” audio, and the care taken by this new outfit’s designers and builders really Read more...

Exit Interview: Chris Dunn on the Decision to Close Dreamhire
Audio Economics

Exit Interview: Chris Dunn on the Decision to Close Dreamhire

In many ways, the studio economy is a rental economy across the board. Many studios rent their spaces from a landlord. Artists and producers that don’t own a studio, or want to use a different one than their personal facility, rent a recording/mixing/mastering in the form of studio time. They Read more...

New Software Review: Wilkinson Audio DeBleeder
Gear Reviews

New Software Review: Wilkinson Audio DeBleeder

The Wilkinson Audio DeBleeder offers an innovative and effective take on noise-gating, designed specifically for drum tracks.

When it comes to recording and mixing acoustic drums in the context of modern, punchy record production, a key difficulty is sufficiently isolating individual drums for processing and beefing up.

Bleed (or “spill”) Read more...

5 of the Most Cost-Effective Upgrades for Recording Acoustic Guitar
Game Audio

5 of the Most Cost-Effective Upgrades for Recording Acoustic Guitar

Guitarists are often tweakers, dedicating hours of research and practice to get the best possible tones and comfort from their instruments.

Electric guitarists will audition countless amps, speaker cabinets, individual speakers, picks, strings, and more as they continue on the never-ending search for great tone making some of us acoustic Read more...

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