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Sound for the 2017 Grammy Awards – we meet the audio team who make an increasingly complex show seem easy. Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Gallant’s Ology was sculpted by young Canadian producer Stint – also known as Ajay Bhattacharyya. Resolution visits Amsterdam Mastering, and profiles our 2016 Award Winners British Grove Studios. Our team of production pros review the A-Designs Mix Factory, Bock 507 microphone, Connor 1107 limiter, Ian Shepherd’s unique and useful Dynameter plug-in, the Prism Sound Titan ADC, SSL’s updated Nucleus, and the unique Maag Audio MAGNUM-K. FREE 6 page ADC Special


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Canal Factory, a recently developed production facility for French premium subscription channel Canal Plus, and the free to air channel C8, has installed 4 large-scale Solid State Logic (SSL) System T (as reviewed in Resolution Magazine V15.6, September 2016) broadcast audio production systems, an SSL Live L500 Live console, and SSL Network I/O interfaces. The studio has moved its audio and video workflow to a facility-wide network, all of these are connected via a high-capacity (120+ devices, 6000 x 6000 audio channels), fully redundant Dante AoIP network that shares the core Canal Factory IP infrastructure. ... See MoreSee Less

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Canal Factory, a recently developed production facility for French premium subscription channel Canal Plus, and the free to air channel C8, has installed 4 large-scale Solid State Logic (SSL) System T (as reviewed in Resolution Magazine V15.6, September 2016) broadcast audio production systems, an SSL Live L500 Live console, and SSL Network I/O interfaces. The studio has moved its audio and video workflow to a facility-wide network, all of these are connected via a high-capacity (120+ devices, 6000 x 6000 audio channels), fully redundant Dante AoIP network that shares the core Canal Factory IP infrastructure.

Darius van Helfteren of Amsterdam Mastering , interviewed in Resolution Magazine April 2017:
Do you use MS processing in other ways as well?
If you read forums people usually say MS is only for bad mixes. I don't think that's true. If MS makes it better, why not use it? What I sometimes like to do is compress only the centre, because often the rhythm section is in the middle, like the kick, snare and bass guitar. You can sometimes compress that harder and get some nice compression there and then leave the stereo image to breathe. You could also compress the stereo image and use a little make-up gain. The low level information in the stereo image can be brought up this way, making it sound wider, but you will bring up the reverbs and delays, so you have to watch out for that.

Do you do a lot of stem mastering?
Stem mastering has become more popular over the years, especially in urban music. It has almost become normal, the young guys think you always send stems to the mastering studio. In theory, if the bouncing is done properly it is a good way of working. But the problem is that people sometimes do silly things like normalize each file individually after the bounce, or the classic problem is that it is not sync'ed up or people trim the silence from the beginning!

Do you have any tips for aspiring mastering engineers?
I think it is good to have a grounding in terms of technique and theory. It helps to visualize things, to realize that a waveform drawn in a DAW is actually the movement of the speaker. The top half of the waveform is when the speaker is moving forward, the bottom half is when the speaker is moving backwards. When you realize that, you can start to visualize it.
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Darius van Helfteren of Amsterdam Mastering , interviewed in Resolution Magazine April 2017: 
Do you use MS processing in other ways as well?
If you read forums people usually say MS is only for bad mixes. I dont think thats true. If MS makes it better, why not use it? What I sometimes like to do is compress only the centre, because often the rhythm section is in the middle, like the kick, snare and bass guitar. You can sometimes compress that harder and get some nice compression there and then leave the stereo image to breathe. You could also compress the stereo image and use a little make-up gain. The low level information in the stereo image can be brought up this way, making it sound wider, but you will bring up the reverbs and delays, so you have to watch out for that.

Do you do a lot of stem mastering?
Stem mastering has become more popular over the years, especially in urban music. It has almost become normal, the young guys think you always send stems to the mastering studio. In theory, if the bouncing is done properly it is a good way of working. But the problem is that people sometimes do silly things like normalize each file individually after the bounce, or the classic problem is that it is not synced up or people trim the silence from the beginning!

Do you have any tips for aspiring mastering engineers?
I think it is good to have a grounding in terms of technique and theory. It helps to visualize things, to realize that a waveform drawn in a DAW is actually the movement of the speaker. The top half of the waveform is when the speaker is moving forward, the bottom half is when the speaker is moving backwards. When you  realize that, you can start to visualize it.

There's nothing like a new top-quality recording facility to put a smile on our faces at Resolution Magazine. The new Aftermaster Studios Hollywood breathes life back into a facility originally constructed by Graham Nash in 1978. The newly renovated studio control room is outfitted with an 80 channel SSL 4000 G+ console (originally built for NBC's Saturday Night Live). Who's in the AfterMaster Audio team? Peter Doell, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Larry Ryckman, Justin Timberlake, Paul Wolff and Shelly Yakus ... need we say more? ... See MoreSee Less

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Theres nothing like a new top-quality recording facility to put a smile on our faces at Resolution Magazine. The new Aftermaster Studios Hollywood breathes life back into a facility originally constructed by Graham Nash in 1978. The newly renovated studio control room is outfitted with an 80 channel SSL 4000 G+ console (originally built for NBCs Saturday Night Live). Whos in the AfterMaster Audio team?  Peter Doell, Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, Larry Ryckman, Justin Timberlake, Paul Wolff and Shelly Yakus ... need we say more?

Producer Jaime Gomez Arellano ( Paradise Lost Ghost Cathedral Primordial Angel Witch ) interviewed in Resolution Magazine V12.3 – April 2013) – has a new studio ... and it looks BOSS Orgone Studios ... See MoreSee Less

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Producer Jaime Gomez Arellano ( Paradise Lost Ghost  Cathedral  Primordial  Angel Witch ) interviewed in Resolution Magazine V12.3  – April 2013) – has a new studio ... and it looks BOSS Orgone Studios

NEW IP-based CONSOLE ALERT 🚨 Stage Tec have a new large format console, the AVATUS, & here's a sneak peak Pro Light and Sound Frankfurt ... See MoreSee Less

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😏 32 bits are better than 24 ... DiGiCo have revealed a newly designed 8 channel 32-bit 'John Stadius' Mic pre prolight + sound/Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main! :
Fully differential audio path from input to converter
Twin 32-bit ADC conversion per channel; 73uS conversion time; Dynamic range of 123dBA; 128dB EIAN; 20-22kHz <0.002% THD+N; 20-44.5kHz ±0.1dB; 0deg phase shift 20-22kHz
Dedicated analogue, ultra-low noise linear power supplies; including +48V phantom power; Only one, phantom power blocking, capacitor in the audio path; Gold Nichicon “MUSE” acoustic series; Fully shielded analogue stage
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😏 32 bits are better than 24  ... DiGiCo have revealed a newly designed 8 channel 32-bit John Stadius Mic pre prolight + sound/Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main! :
 Fully differential audio path from input to converter
Twin 32-bit ADC conversion per channel;   73uS conversion time;  Dynamic range of 123dBA;   128dB EIAN;   20-22kHz

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