Category Archives: November 2012

2013 New Audio Gear Reviews!

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This year, you’ve got not one but two ways to check out an overview of all the best new recording, mixing and audio gear from 2013. First, peruse a list of highlights from the 2013 AES convention in NYC. Then, join Geoff and Eli of the Input Output Podcast as they go in depth on […]

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New Technology Highlights from AES 2012

The AES Convention has always been a time for new product announcements, and this year was no different. Although there were markedly fewer exhibitors this year than usual, almost all of the companies that did show up seemed to be announcing new tools, which ranged from the practical to the idealistic to the downright unexpected. […]

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Studio Skillset: The Care, Feeding and Selection of a Studio Piano

Until the home piano was overtaken by the home stereo (and now the home studio), it stood as one of the most complex, engaging and rewarding musical devices ever made. Get to know more about their care and construction in this installment of Studio Skillset. A good recording engineer should know at least a bit […]

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NYC Studio Tour: North Brooklyn Part IV

In this 9th edition of the Brooklyn Studio Tour, we return to the Northside to visit the quintessential Brooklyn tracking and mixing room: Studio G . We also visit a pair of its most successful offshoots and a synth-head’s paradise near Kent Ave. Click here to take the studio tour on SonicScoop.

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Before The Storm: South Sound, Translator Audio and The Civil Defense

South Sound has just been decimated by hurricane Sandy. See what it looked like during it’s grand opening party, mere weeks before the storm. From The original article, October 18th 2012: Over the past ten or fifteen years, we’ve witnessed the indelible rise of a Do-It-Yourself ethos in the music industry. But for all the benefits of […]

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Win a Scientist T-Shirt, Debunk Audio Myths, and Help Music Spaces Recover From Sandy

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New York and Surrounding Music Communities Slammed by Sandy Hurricane Sandy hit New York a week ago today, and the city is still recovering. I was away in San Francisco at the time, covering the 133rd AES Convention for SonicScoop. Returning home meant 18 hours of travel, including a plane to Detroit, a 15 minute […]

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Letters From Smart People

Once every couple months, we run some of our best reader mail in “Letters From Smart People.” It’s what we do instead of maintaining a comments section. To weigh in on the topics that motivate you most, shoot us an email anytime. Unpaid Internships One of our most popular topics last month was our lead […]

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From the Vaults: Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden. Last year, Capitol Records released Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions, an album that was once urban legend. This year, the documentary Searching For Sugar Man reintroduced the world to Rodriguez, the 1960s psych-folk superstar that never was. It’s true: people love second chances, especially when they […]

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Ending The War on Facts (And Why You Should Remember to Vote)

“Now, I know there are some polls out there…But guys like us, we don’t pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in ‘reality.’ And reality has a well-known liberal bias.” -Stephen Colbert I’ve never been much for political labels. People tell […]

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