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Mixing Bass and Drums – tips from GRAMMY Museum’s sound engineer David Trau

Posted by Andrew Sorrill on

David Trau is head sound engineer at the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre. Here are some of his preferred tips and tricks for mixing bass and drums as well as his favourite microphone choices for those instruments.

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AKG Artist - Bootsy Collins

Posted by Joni Benton on

Bootsy Collins - Pfunkateer Funk Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Funk Master Artist Type International Artist Origin Cincinnati, Ohio Genre Funk, psychedelic soul, rhythm and blues Band Members Phelps "Catfish" CollinsFrankie "Kash" WaddyPhilippé Wynne Releases "Tha Funk Capital of the World" "Living on Another Frequency" Worked With Talib KweliHi-Tek Awards Bass Player Magazine Lifetime Achievement If funk could possibly be a lifestyle, then Bootsy Collins has lived it, lived it well and is still living it. The pioneering funk bassist, singer and songwriter, a big fan of AKG mics and headphones, was one of the founding members of the influential “P-Funk” sound...

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Review by Dave Johnston: dbx 676 Tube Microphone Preamp Channel Strip

Posted by Tim Robertson on

In its 45th year producing professional audio equipment, US manufacturer dbx has added the 676 Tube Microphone Preamp Channel Strip to its arsenal. A small group of staff and students from SAE Creative Media Institute were able to put this new unit through its paces in the Classic Studio at SAE’s Auckland campus. The 2U rackmount unit comes with a high­ voltage, Class­A tube preamp section, a 3­band semi ­parametric EQ and a compressor/limiter based on the famous dbx162SL. dbx are aiming their sights at both the recording and live markets with the 676 , boasting military­ grade build quality...

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AKG by HARMAN Unveils the new C314 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Posted by Joni Benton on

Building upon the legacy of one of the most successful microphone families in the world, AKG by HARMAN have recently introduced the C314 dual-diaphragm condenser microphone. Ideal for all studio environments ranging from home to professional studios, the C314 offers a best in class self-noise and dynamic range, a flat, high linear frequency response and neutral sound, making it the perfect recording microphone for a variety of environments. “The C214 holds the distinction of being the top-selling recording microphone in the United States, and the C314 is the latest model in this family of microphones,” said Erich Gaertner, Product Line Manager,...

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