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This month we interview four very different production pros: Andy Barlow (one half of electronic duo Lamb), pop-maestro Richard X, legendary bassist and producer Larry Klein and 3x BAFTA-winner Howard Bargroff. Three are accomplished musicians, whilst Bargroff has a degree in electronics and started in maintenance at SARM studios. All four have deep understanding of recording technology – tuning their equipment and workflow choices to get the best results in their chosen genres. We meet the Cranborne Audio team – a new manufacturer aiming to deliver something special in a 500 rack. Reviews include the long-awaited Neumann U67 re-issue, Focusrite’s Red 16Line, QSC’s versatile TouchMix 30, elysia’s new skulpter 500 mic pre/compressor, the McDSP AE600 EQ, Presonus Studio One 4 Pro, the Acustica Pink2 plus our Monitoring Special 🔗


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McDSP AE600 active EQ, reviewed in Resolution Magazine by Russell Cottier: "When used judiciously and carefully, AE600 can give some very pleasing results; keeping attack and release times relevant to the elements that you wish to enhance or reduce is critical. For individual tracks the fixed EQ can be used as a good base to shape a sound and then add the finishing touches with active EQ. For pre-mixed content or audio enhancement the active EQ can really sculpt sounds that are non-continuous throughout the audio." ... See MoreSee Less

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McDSP AE600 active EQ, reviewed in Resolution Magazine by Russell Cottier: When used judiciously and carefully, AE600 can give some very pleasing results; keeping attack and release times relevant to the elements that you wish to enhance or reduce is critical. For individual tracks the fixed EQ can be used as a good base to shape a sound and then add the finishing touches with active EQ. For pre-mixed content or audio enhancement the active EQ can really sculpt sounds that are non-continuous throughout the audio.

Andy Barlow of Lamb, interviewed in Resolution Magazine .
Recording:"I tend to record into Ableton Live, which raised a few eyebrows on the U2 album as most of the other producers were using Pro Tools or Logic. But I find Ableton fun and intuitive; it’s great to be able to fly around the arrangements and change tempos and keys so easily."
Monitoring: "The Genelec 1238s are absolutely amazing and I couldn’t imagine a better sounding monitor in this context. I have also invested in a set of 8331 coaxial 3-way monitors from Genelec’s The Ones range, which are part of my mobile mixing system that was employed during the U2 album. I’ve also used them out at my studio in Goa."
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Andy Barlow of Lamb, interviewed in Resolution Magazine . 
Recording:I tend to record into Ableton Live, which raised a few eyebrows on the U2 album as most of the other producers were using Pro Tools or Logic. But I find Ableton fun and intuitive; it’s great to be able to fly around the arrangements and change tempos and keys so easily.
Monitoring: The Genelec  1238s are absolutely amazing and I couldn’t imagine a better sounding monitor in this context. I have also invested in a set of 8331 coaxial 3-way monitors from Genelec’s The Ones range, which are part of my mobile mixing system that was employed during the U2 album. I’ve also used them out at my studio in Goa.

Ewan Pearson – The Rapture, Jagwar Ma, Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop BoysResolution Magazine publisher Dave Robinson talks to the supremely positive and personable dance music DJ/remixer-turned-producer about his recent work with the caramel-voiced Tracey Thorn, read the full interview here: www.resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Ewan-Pearson-Resolution-V17.3.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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Ewan Pearson – The Rapture, Jagwar Ma, Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys – Resolution Magazine publisher Dave Robinson talks to the supremely positive and personable dance music DJ/remixer-turned-producer about his recent work with the caramel-voiced Tracey Thorn, read the full interview here: https://www.resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Ewan-Pearson-Resolution-V17.3.pdf

Producer/engineer Hank Linderman (Diana Krall, Don Henley, Chicago, The Eagles) likes his Trinnov Audio optimiser: "When you work in the studio a lot, it's sometimes difficult to go back in the room the next day, but the Trinnov is a box that gets you excited to show off your work the next morning"
work next morning"
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Read our Trinnov Audio MC review: www.resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Trinnov-MC-V17.3.pdfWe went to Los-Angeles to interview veteran music producer and mixer Hank Linderman on using The Trinnov ST2 in his studio and how it has become an integral ...
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Rather than re-create vintage analogue hardware in a plug-in, Softube have re-created vintage digital! A line-by-line code port of the legendary Weiss Audio DS1-MK3 mastering processor, reviewed by engineer Piper Payne of Neato Mastering in the latest edition of Resolution Magazine. "I’ve driven the plug-in version with a loud master and it did not sound like it was breaking up, even though I was clipping the limiter intentionally..." ... See MoreSee Less

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Rather than re-create vintage analogue hardware in a plug-in, Softube have re-created vintage digital! A line-by-line code port of the legendary Weiss Audio DS1-MK3 mastering processor, reviewed by engineer Piper Payne of Neato Mastering in the latest edition of Resolution Magazine. I’ve driven the plug-in version with a loud master and it did not sound like it was breaking up, even though I was clipping the limiter intentionally...

 

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Brilliant plugin.

NUGEN Audio VisLM2 reviewed: "Nugen offer every conceivable audio routing standard in 5.1 or 7.1 for either your DAW or your audio stream, if using the stand alone meter. The BBC use Nugen VisLM-H2 for loudness compliance (as any of you that fall foul will know) and Dolby now recommend it as their approved meter. VisLM2 really is THE choice for loudness meters, and nothing else on the market compares to it. It’s solid as a rock, with a low processor overhead and is highly configurable, but easy to use, a very delicate balance that has been deftly handled indeed." ... See MoreSee Less

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NUGEN Audio VisLM2 reviewed: Nugen offer every conceivable audio routing standard in 5.1 or 7.1 for either your DAW or your audio stream, if using the stand alone meter. The BBC use Nugen VisLM-H2 for loudness compliance (as any of you that fall foul will know) and Dolby now recommend it as their approved meter. VisLM2 really is THE choice for loudness meters, and nothing else on the market compares to it. It’s solid as a rock, with a low processor overhead and is highly configurable, but easy to use, a very delicate balance that has been deftly handled indeed.
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Genelec 1032c adds auto-calibration and networking software

There’s nothing quite like seeing a classic re-invented: the 1032C – one of the world’s most popular two-way nearfield monitors – has been upgraded by Genelec with the features and flexibility of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM). Offering the wide dynamic range, imaging and on/off axis response for which the 1000 Series is known, the 1032C […]

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