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The Return February 11, 2011

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Hi Everyone!

Well… it’s been quite awhile since I’ve been active on TheStudioFiles.com.  It was a busy year – full of world travels and tons of audio work.  Luckily, my schedule will now allow me to return to TheStudioFiles.com and resume articles, videos, Q&A’s, and general tech support.

In other news, Avid has gone through some major changes and upgrades while I’ve been gone.  Most notably – we have the release of Pro Tools 9 along with a new line of interfaces for all lines of Pro Tools.  As you’ll see in upcoming articles, I’ve actually just upgraded to HD Native on an Avid 16×16 analog HD I/O – and I love it.

So – sorry for the hiatus – but I’m back!  I look forward to another great year with The Studio Files.  If there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear about or see in upcoming articles/videos, please let me know in the comments or via email.

Connor

TheStudioFiles.com

Digidesign Pro Tools Teaser? December 1, 2009

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There has been a TON of speculation on what is going on with Digidesign/Avid/Pro Tools.  (We have even had a few threads about it)

Its not much, but DigiTechSupport (after an 80+ page thread at the DUC) posted:

“You should, however, start to see some (more…)

iLife ’09 announced at Macworld, GarageBand ’09 coming late January! January 12, 2009

Posted by PJ in : Chit Chat, Digital home recording studios, GarageBand, General Announcements , add a comment

I had a feeling this would be announced this week and now it is confirmed for release in late January.

Apple announced Tuesday an update to the media suite iLife during their Macworld 2009 keynote presentation.  Here is an early list of some of the new features announced.

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Macworld 2009 next week, new GarageBand coming? January 3, 2009

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So I may have jumped the gun back in August, speculating the announcement of iLife or GarageBand ’09 during the October Macbook event.  But with Macworld 2009 only days away, GarageBand ’09 may soon become a reality.

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PJ’s Pick: Website of the Month December 29, 2008

Posted by PJ in : Chit Chat, Composing, GarageBand , 2comments

Hooray for new segments on the Studio Files!  So here’s the deal, I’m going to pick and write about a website related to the world of audio every month. First up is…

www.icompositions.com

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So Connor will be incommunicado… December 5, 2008

Posted by Damon Sink in : Chit Chat, Music Reviews , 1 comment so far

…because he and Chip Christy are opening for The Verve Pipe this weekend!

Knock ’em dead C-dog(s)! Wish I could be there.

Damon
The Studio Files

Post-Thanksgiving Weekend Stuff November 30, 2008

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Once I get back from Thanksgiving break tomorrow, I will be posting more articles in the series that I’ve started (as well as some articles covering new topics).

Also remember to keep your browser on thestudiofiles.com after December 10th.  Pro Tools 8 ships on the 10th, and as soon as we get our copies, expect articles and videos covering all of the new features.

Keeping your ears happy and healthy? November 21, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Acoustics, Chit Chat, Project Studio , add a comment

How loud can you listen to music?

Working in an industry where it’s your job to listen to music all day, knowing the safe limits of our hearing system is really important.  You only get one set of ears, they need to last! (more…)

Studio Etiquette 101: Being a good studio musician November 21, 2008

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Whether you are a seasoned Nashville professional, or tracking your first album with your band, you are a studio musician.

Being a prepared and efficient musician can save money, increase happiness (for everyone!), and help the album prosper musically.  Being an unprepared and inefficient musician can cost money, decrease happiness (for everyone!), and put a negative vibe on the album. (more…)

Everything about File Compression: Audio Examples November 19, 2008

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Now that I’ve told you all about compression formats, let’s do some listening. (more…)

Everything about File Compression: Take 5 November 19, 2008

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FLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCC

aka FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

Keyword there being: Lossless!  No data is removed from the audio.  Let’s dive in… (more…)

Everything about File Compression: Take 4 November 18, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Chit Chat, File Compression, Project Studio , 1 comment so far

Ogg Vorbis?

Definitely wins the award for the weirdest name among digital audio compression formats.  However, Ogg Vorbis is arguably one of the best sounding and easiest to access of the bunch (it’s open source, aka FREE) (more…)

Everything about File Compression: Take 3 November 18, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Chit Chat, File Compression, Project Studio , 1 comment so far

AAC

…which, although commonly referred to as “Apple Audio Codec”, this actually stands for Advanced Audio Coding. (more…)

Variable Bit Rate Explained (a side note) November 17, 2008

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So, what is variable bit rate (or VBR)?

This is a tangent from the compression articles. I thought I should explain VBR. (more…)

coming soon to a blog near you… November 17, 2008

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Coming soon… (more…)

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