The acclaimed producer of artists like Rihanna (SOS), Sean Kingston (Beautiful Girls), Leona Willis (Better in Time) started on Sonar recording software and still prefers it to ProTools
JR Rotem with his famous clients (Ethan Miller / Frederick M. Brown / Michael Tullberg, Getty Images)
J.R. Rotem has hit the charts with a recognizable sound for his hip-hop clients.
Surprisingly in a world where ProTools is the professional digital recording software (DAW) of choice, JR Rotem actually likes the sound he gets from Sonar.
He has produced mega hits Rihanna (‘SOS), Sean Kingston (‘Beautiful Girls’ and ‘Take You There’), Leona Lewis (‘Better In Time’), Iyaz (‘Replay’), Jason Derülo (‘Watcha Say’ ‘In My Head’), Nicki Minaj (‘Fly’), and others. Most of those hits were recorded using Sonar DAW software.
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 →
Proving that Bob Lefsetz was dead wrong, Taylor Swift wowed the Grammy audience and this viewer with spot-on sassy singing, banjo strumming, and choreography on Mean. She’s just so darn good at her performance and good looking to boot. Continue reading →
Despite the glowing reports in the audio and recording trade press, Cakewalk Sonar X1 is not ready for use in production recording of music
Sonar X1 Skylight interface (photo gearwire)
Update - after a 6-month debacle of trials and tribulation with Sonar, the misery has ended. Sonar X1c is the flashy new DAW Cakewalk should have waited to ship.
X1Cakewalk’s Sonar X1 digital audio recording software (DAW) was released in December to initial enthusiasm amongst Cakewalk’s customers and then bitter disappointment as the program literally would not work as advertised. Continue reading →