When “Google It” Is Bad, Lazy Advice


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In audio groups and forums, people ask plenty of questions. Some of these questions are advanced, and some of them are entry level. That’s the nature of a community where people come to learn and expand their understanding of their passion. But sometimes a question gets asked a lot. Someone scrolling through the feed may notice the frequency of this … Read More

Review: Waves PRS SuperModels

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As many of you may have noticed, the long awaited Paul Reed Smith amp models from Waves were released yesterday. From the moment I downloaded and plugged in a guitar (In this instance a cherry red 1998 Godin LGxT) I was completely hooked. Finally the holy grail of smooth satisfying clean tone was available at my fingertips, and I can … Read More

PRS SuperModels by Waves Is Out!


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PRS SuperModels, the newest amp sim from Waves, was released just a few moments ago! First thoughts just from listening to the Devin Townsend demo is that this is a major upgrade from the Waves GTR3. That’s a great thing, because while GTR3 sounded great for Bass and for special effects, it’s an older tool that lacks the realism and … Read More

Review: Sonible smart:EQ+


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Do we REALLY need another EQ? We have stock eq’s, free eq’s, hardware eq’s, dynamic eq’s, analog modeled eq’s, digital eq’s that can do a zillion cool things… I find it hard to get excited about another eq these days, unless there’s something truly new and unique it brings to the table. More developers should take advantage of the digital … Read More

5 Plugins To Celebrate Dynamic Range Day!


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Dynamic Range Day 2018 is upon us! To celebrate, here’s a list of my 5 favorite tools to help retain the dynamics of a mix and master! 5. ONE (IK Multimedia) IK Multimedia’s “ONE” is super simple, takes the guess work out of mastering, and gets you good results quickly. The on board metering is excellent for keeping the dynamics … Read More

How To Communicate With Musicians


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As a live sound tech I interact with a lot of musicians, from seasoned professionals to amateurs playing their first gig. One thing remains constant regardless of the experience level of the performers, is that good communication helps make a good show.

This article will be in two main parts: tips for technicians and tips for performers. Before that I’ll start … Read More