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Does your Pro Tools 8 install freeze? March 20, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, Leopard, Pro Tools , 340comments

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people who’s Pro Tools 8 LE install is freezing or stalling.  Most often it happens during the “Running pro tools creative collection installer script” message.  95% of the time so far, the solution is: (more…)

DIY Acoustic Treatment: Gobo, part 4 March 20, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Acoustics, Project Studio, Studio Setup , 4comments

The final installation of the DIY gobo – the outer frame and base (more…)

DIY Acoustic Treatment: Gobo, part 3 March 20, 2009

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Filling it up!

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DIY Acoustic Treatment: Gobo, part 2 March 18, 2009

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The start of the gobo: the inner frame (more…)

DIY Acoustic Treatment: Gobo, part 1 March 18, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Acoustics, Project Studio, Studio Setup , 5comments

While planning for some recording projects this summer, I realized that a few gobos (mobile, often absorptive, sound isolation barriers) would really be of benefit.    However, I began searching online and found out I would have to spend more than $400 for each gobo… ouch.  I decided to build some myself. (more…)

DIY Acoustic Treatment: Introduction March 15, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Acoustics, Project Studio, Studio Setup , 2comments

Arguably the most important element of making awesome recordings has nothing to do with tubes, transistors, or electrons moving through copper.

Your room’s acoustics are extremely important!  Even the most expensive signal chain in the world can be greatly hampered if not used in a great sounding room.  Project and home studios can benefit greatly from even a small investment in treatment (such as absorption for first reflections and parallel surfaces plus bass trapping)

To make your acoustic dollars stretch even further (and to have a bunch of fun!), you can build the treatments yourself. (more…)

Connor = M.I.A. March 10, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : General Announcements , 2comments

Sorry I’ve been absent from articles lately… grad school is getting the better of my time right now.

I’m still trying to answer comments and any email anyone sends me, so please keep them coming.  I go on break soon, and I should be able to start up some new articles and videos.  (more…)

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