December 2017 - Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog

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Is The Large Format Console In Danger Now That SSL Has A New Owner?

SSL

Console maker Solid State Logic has a new owner and it’s Audiotronix. The audio conglomerate purchased the iconic console company from majority shareholder Peter Gabriel, who’s owned the company for 12 years. SSL now joins a corporate umbrella that includes DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Calrec and Allen & Heath. This fills out the product mix for Audiotronix, since SSL […]

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10 Cool Christmas Gifts For Musicians And Engineers 2017

Mixing Engineer's Handbook 4th edition

We could all use a little bit of shopping help when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for the people around us in the music and recording business. If you’re in a quandary about what to buy, you’re in luck as I have a list of recommendations that covers a wide variety of items and price […]

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December 15, 2017

Music Business Consultant Bryan Calhoun On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Bryan Calhoun

My guest this week on the podcast is Bryan Calhoun, who’s been a business and marketing consultant to artists like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, The Cult, Questlove, Nicki Minaj, and Drake. He’s a noted music industry speaker, and has given workshops at conferences that include SXSW, MIDEM, The New Music Seminar, CMJ, ASCAPs I Create […]

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How A Vinyl Record Is Pressed

Vinyl record stamper

There’s so much attention given to vinyl these days that I though it might be a good idea to cover exactly what goes into actually pressing a record. It’s actually a primitive process by today’s standards, and it’s pretty amazing that they sound as good as they do. Here’s an excerpt from the 4rth edition […]

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December 12, 2017

Mixing In The Box With Richard Chycki

Richard Chycki

Here’s a great video from my good buddy Richard Chycki about mixing in the box. You’ve heard his work before on albums by Rush, Dream Theater, Aerosmith, Skillet and many others. In this video Rich talks about working with amp simulators, subgroups, filters, running out of headroom, and his favorite plugins. It’s always fun to […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Sound Radix POWAIR Smart Compressor Plugin

Sound Radix POWAIR

Did you ever have an unusually dynamic vocal where your compressor works perfectly in one section of the song, then springs into over-compression on another? Of course you did. That’s something that everyone runs into on a regular basis. One way around this is to automate the parameters of the compressor, but that’s gets time-consuming. […]

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