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Weekly Roundup for November 1, 2013
iOS RECORDING GUITAR BASS KEYBOARD DRUMS LIVE SOUND DJ COMPUTER
 
 
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  Video »  John “JR” Robinson and DW Drums – Sweetwater Minute Vol. 213

Check out DW Drums at Sweetwater here: Mitch Gallagher sits down with John "JR" Robinson, one of the most recorded drummers in history...
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This Week's Top News
 
  AES News: Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack 
The Virtual Mix Rack from Slate Digital a modular plug-in that emulates a hardware 500-series rack. Four modules are included: two classic equalizers and two mix compressors... Read More »
 
 
 
  Video » Gibson Acoustic LG-2 Americana LTD Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo – Guitars and Gear Vol. 53 
Get the Limited Edition LG-2 Americana at Sweetwater here: Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Gibson Acoustic LG-2 Americana Limited Edition acoustic-electric guitar here at... Read More »
 
 
 
  AES News: SSL Matrix 2 
Solid State Logic announced the next-generation Matrix 2 at AES 2013. A streamlined combination of analog summing, outboard mic preamps and processing, analog patching, and... Read More »
 
 
 
  AES News: Bettermaker EQ 542 
The EQ 542 from Bettermaker was announced at AES 2013. The new 500-series module is a stereo analog parametric equalizer with plug-in control. Two EQ bands are provided in... Read More »
 
 
 
  Video » Yamaha Free Keyboard Apps Demo – Sweetwater’s iOS Update Vol. 58 
Check out these and other music-related apps at Sweetwater here: Mitch Gallagher sits down with Craig Knudsen from Yamaha present the NoteStar, Piano Diary, and Visual... Read More »
 
 
 
  AES News: Electrodyne 2501 and 2511 
Following on the success of the 501 and 511 500-series modules, Electrodyne released the 2501 discrete two-stage rackmount studio preamp and 2511 two-band rackmount inductor... Read More »
 
 
 
  AES News: Sony PCM-D100 
Sony's PCM-D100 is a high-resolution handheld digital recorder with built-in dual 2-position microphones, 32GB of internal flash memory, and an SD-X card slot. Recording... Read More »
 
 
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This Week's Tech Tips
 
  Mon: Roland Releases Mavericks Drivers  
  Roland has posted updated drivers for their Capture family of audio interfaces. The new drivers offer full support of Apple's new OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Read More »  
 
 
  Tue: Steven Slate Releases VBC for 64-bit AAX/Pro Tools 11.  
  Steven Slate has released a new version of VBC (Virtual Buss Compressors) that is 64-bit AAX compatible for use in Pro Tools 11. The new version is free for registered users. According to the company, progress is well underway for porting the rest of their plug-ins to 64-bit AAX. Expect to see additional releases in the next 30-60 days. Read More »  
 
 
  Wed: Should I Use a Direct Box or the Instrument Input on my Preamp/Audio Interface?  
  Q: My microphone preamp has an instrument-level input. Is it okay to use that, or do I have to use a direct box? A: If you are able to position yourself close to the preamp (regular instrument cable distance), there is no technical reason not to use the instrument input on that device. It is essentially a built-in direct box. However, in many studios, where... Read More »  
 
 
  Thu: iZotope Releases RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced Version 3.01  
  iZotope has released version 3.01 of RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced. The new version address minor issues and includes third-party plug-in support fixes, usability improvements, accessibility support, and more. Read More »  
 
 
  Fri: Is There a Difference Between Using WAV Files and AIFF Files in iTunes?  
  Q: I want to load some of my full-bandwidth, high-resolution audio files into iTunes so I can use them as references when mixing. Is there a difference between using WAV and AIFF files? A: From a sound quality standpoint, no. The difference is that AIFF files support metadata, album cover graphics, etc., in iTunes, whereas WAV files do not. Read More »  
 
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