Audio plug-ins use software to create the same effects as the old hardware boxes used by The Beatles, Elvis and even Frank Sinatra when they recorded. It’s a software emulation of electronics. Some people with golden ears swear the electronics is better but the differences are very slight. Continue reading →
Demand for louder music has destroyed the dynamic details – fight back on Dynamic Range Day March 16, 2012
By Stephen Pate – Updated with Webinar info – If you want to hear the music louder, turn up the volume don’t compress the life out of the music. Dynamic Range Day hopes to educate recording engineers, musicians and the public about the benefit of more natural sound.
The advent of MP3 players and the ubiquitous iPhone and iPod have changed the way we hear music, and it’s not for the better.
Steve Jobs may be a genius in some people’s mind but he was largely responsible for the end of dynamic range and detail in music. iTunes music is less than 5% of what the musicians performed.
Shoot-out on the internet converts respected audio recording site to porn hub
Gearslutz - the ultimate change in business plan
Stephen Pate- One of the most respected audio recording bulletin boards has gone to the dark side of the internet.
Gearslutz, whose racy name hid the audio gear geek content, has been converted to a porn site.
Actually the site has been hacked.
On Facebook, Gearslutz claims the problem is fixed, no not fixed, yes fixed. As of 4 AM ET March 1, 2012, it was not fixed and you will get a porn site. You might even pick up a nasty virus which is one of the goals of hacks. Make sure you’re virus checker is up to date. Continue reading →
Format will provide high- or low-quality files to iCloud users
Neil Young, who has claimed that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs wanted to develop high-resolution audio options (photo Neil Young LeNoise)
Guardian.co.uk – Apple is working on a new audio file format that will offer “adaptive streaming” to provide high- or low-quality files to users of its iCloud service.
The new format could mean that users can get “high-definition” audio by downloading to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Alternatively, it could offer a streaming service – like that of Lala.com, the music streaming and online storage company, which Apple acquired late in 2009. Continue reading →
UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins Platform to Feature to Premium Mixing and Mastering Software from Sonnox
UAD-2 plugins with UAD-2 Quad and Duo (photo Universal Audio)
Universal Audio has inked a Direct Development Partner with Sonnox in the UK.
For audio recording enthusiasts it means they will be able to run the highly praised Sonnox Oxford plugins on their UAD-2 DSP processor cards.
Sonnox, formerly a division of Sony, is highly regarded for the quality of its Sonnox Oxford audio plugins, originally for Digidesign and ProTools. Oxford plugins are now available for most DAW platforms on VST and Audio Unit platforms. Continue reading →