Tape Op Reviews Recording Unhinged

Tape Op Magazine reviews Sylvia Massy's new Hal Leonard title, Recording Unhinged. "Anyone who is recording — especially someone just really getting his or her feet off the ground in this world — needs to own and read a copy of Recording Unhinged. Where else would you find information on sphincter control while singing, and how to mic a chicken? Nowhere else." See full review here.

The Bass Book: A Complete Illustrated History of Bass Guitars

The revised and refreshed third edition brings the story of bass guitars up to date MONTCLAIR, NJ - In California in the early '50s, the Fender company introduced the world's first electric bass guitar. Fender, a small startup at the time, couldn't have foreseen the impact that the Precision Bass would have, but the P Bass and the others that followed would help start a revolution in the sound of popular music. This new third edition of The Bass Book explains how that evolution happened and how its reverberations are still felt today. The lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums that would define pop music found its heart with the Fender bass. The bass guitar provided the solid foundation upon

GameSoundCon Featured in Mix

From Mix Magazine August 2016 issue: GameSoundCon, an annual conference that fo- cuses on videogame music and sound design, takes place this year on September 27-28 in the Milliennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Newly added offerings include a full day ded- icated to Audio for Virtual Reality and another full day on academic and research topics. “Virtual Reality is not only taking the game industry by storm, but most other forms of media and entertainment as well,” says Game- SouncCon Executive Director Brian Schmidt. “Along with Augmented Reality, VR presents a whole new set of challenges and opportuni- ties for composers and sound designers. Due to the inherently interactive nature of V

Recording Magazine Reviews EVE Audio SC203

From the July 2016 issue: "The SC203 is a brave entry into an already crowded market. Buyers of desk- top speakers are used to models that are either very inexpensive, meant for casual listening/computer gaming, or both. Why buy a desktop computer speaker system that costs as much as a pair of decent-quality nearfields? In this case, it’s because you get way more than a desktop computer speaker with the SC203 monitors. They’re detailed, airy, offer a lot of nuance when working with stereo material, and deliver a surprising amount of low end that’s clear, balanced, and more accurate than what you’d get in a lot of budget speak- ers with bigger woofers. The DSP settings and the flexibility of

GameSoundCon's 2016 Report About Income and Trends in the Game Audio Industry

New findings and updated information on opportunities for game music composers & sound designers Seattle, WA - How much can I make in Game Audio? Do I need to go to college or can I rely on my musicianship and creativity? How much experience do I need? Is it better to freelance or work for a game company? Answers to these and other interesting questions regarding income opportunities for video game composers and sound designers can be found in the new and highly anticipated GameSoundCon report. Every year, the results of the GameSoundCon Audio Industry Survey are published before the premier conference for video game composers and sound designers. GameSoundCon opens its doors again in the Mi

A New iD for All That Remains Bass Player

Springfield, Massachusetts - Bass player Aaron Patrick cited the Audient USB audio interface iD22 as “...an integral part of the process for the upcoming new record”, referring to the eighth album to be recorded by American band, All That Remains. Total worldwide album sales have exceeded a million to date, and this latest one is being produced by twice Grammy-nominated producer, Howard Benson (All American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, Kelly Clarkson). “I’ve used other interfaces before but this is hands-down my favorite. When you send a producer demos for them to go through all of your ideas, they have to sound pro and clean. The iD22 without a doubt has contributed to that,” clarifies Aar

#Mixerman and the Billionheir Apparent

With the release of his new satirical novel and its corresponding hit single “The Douchebag Song,” Mixerman shines a spotlight on the tech industry’s transformation of the once thriving music industry into a Feudalistic system of electronic land tillers. MONTCLAIR, N.J. – On the eve of his next hit record, well known record producer, mixer, and author Eric Sarafin (aka Mixerman) pulls back the curtain on the grim reality artists face as they attempt to make a living in a music business. What we discover is the ever-widening economic divide between the creators of music and the corporations who distribute it online. From the recording studio to the dark-paneled offices of Washington lobbyists

The Complete Guide To DJ Basics With Turntables And A Mixer

Now available on Groove3.com - for beginners, intermediate DJs, and seasoned veterans Montclair, NJ - In this 14-tutorial video course, pro DJ Shortee teaches the essential basics you need to know to begin DJing with two turntables and a DJ mixer such as how to handle the record, where to place the hand on the record, and the best way to forward and rewind the record. Students will learn how to read the grooves on the record and various ways to cue up songs using both traditional vinyl and control vinyl, for use with DJ software such as Serato and TRAKTOR. "Listening is crucial," says Shortee. "And in this course, I am teaching three different ways to listen to the music in your headphones,

Remix Tommy Hittz on Blend and Win Prizes!

Grammy nominated producer invites you to remix sounds from his exclusive ROLI Equator Sample Pack and win prizes from MeldaProductions & more! New York City - Tommy Hittz, a Grammy-nominated music producer & ROLI Seaboardist known for his signature production work with notable artists including Pharrell Williams, The Lonely Island, Kehlani, Cee Lo Green and Chris Brown, is releasing his new hit single featuring 18 Year Old Singer Mike Sabath "Come Away/Paradise” out August 12th on the Blend Label. In celebration of his new release, Tommy is sharing some free samples from his exclusive sample pack created with ROLI’s Multidimensional Software Equator using the Seaboard RISE for fans to remix

GameSoundCon Features Star Wars: Battlefront Composer Gordy Haab

An All-star lineup of game audio icons share their knowledge at GameSoundCon - Early Bird Pricing ends August 31 Seattle, WA - GameSoundCon, the premier conference for video game music and sound design, has landed a big "score" this year: Gordy Haab, multi-award winning film, game, and television composer, will join an all-star lineup of notable speakers in Los Angeles on September 27 and 28 to talk shop with game composers and sound designers. Brian Schmidt, GameSoundCon's Executive Director, will forego the keynote this year to give attendees more time with the acclaimed composer: "Gordy's talk is going to be fascinating: How to take perhaps one of the most iconic scores, expand on it, and

FXpansion Releases Dan Foord Polyrhythmic Metal BFD3 Groove Pack

Over 500 new progressive, modern and technical metal grooves LONDON, UK: Audio software developer FXpansion and drummer Dan Foord (Sikth, Krokodil) are proud to announce the availability of Dan Foord Polyrhythmic Metal, a BFD3 Groove Pack loaded with progressive, modern and technical metal grooves. Dan Foord Polyrhythmic Metal contains more than enough grooves and fills for any songwriter to quickly create fully authentic metal drum tracks. With over 500 grooves in total, each of the included 26 palettes contains related grooves and fills to help you construct drum tracks quickly and efficiently. Each groove features techniques Dan regularly uses, including: ● Beat displacement and modulatio

Transform Your MIDI File Into An Acoustic Piano Track

Getrealpiano.com renders your MIDI keyboard files and records the performance on a Yamaha acoustic grand piano Vancouver, Canada – Composers, songwriters, and musicians have come to rely on the speed and flexibility of working with MIDI and sample libraries for writing, editing and arranging their music. However, when it comes to laying down a piano part in the final mix, nothing beats the rich, detailed, and musical sound of an acoustic piano recorded with high-end gear in a great room. The solution? Use MIDI data, generated while monitoring piano samples, to trigger an automation-equipped acoustic grand for the final recorded track. Edwin Dolinski, an accomplished classical pianist and for

Pro Sound Effects Releases Chicago Ambisonics Library

Recordings with sound effects software give sound editors endless creative control BROOKLYN, NY - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today released its newest library, Chicago Ambisonics. Featuring over 3 hours of immersive urban ambiences, Chicago Ambisonics includes software that allows sound editors and mixers to point “virtual microphones” in any direction with a variety of polar patterns for greater control and creativity. This is the second Ambisonics library PSE has released following last year’s acclaimed NYC Ambisonics which, when previewed at NAB 2015, the press dubbed “the future of sound effects libraries.” “Chicago Ambisonics offers unparalleled fl

The Art of Recording a Big Band Now Available For Streaming And Download On Groove3.com

An educational and inspirational documentary about studio legend Al Schmitt Montclair, NJ - The highly anticipated documentary The Art of Recording a Big Band is now available for streaming and download at Groove3.com. The Art of Recording a Big Band was filmed at the famed Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, over the course of a two-day master class by industry legend Al Schmitt and partner, Steve Genewick recording Chris Walden's GRAMMY® Awards-nominated 18-piece jazz big band. The film focuses on the recording methods of Schmitt, one of the most celebrated recording engineers, producers and mixers of all time, winning 22 GRAMMY® Awards, the most recent for Paul McCartney's "Kisses on the Bo

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