The studio tan is a real thing: we sometimes find it hard to leave our safe caves and venture out into the world. But every time we do, we’re reminded of why we love what we do. That was the case just a couple weeks ago when Anna and Ann ventured out of the wacky […]
Airshow has the machines and the expertise to deliver the absolute best transfers from your analog tape recordings, whether you are mastering an album from tape, archiving a collection of analog recordings, or running a digital mix through tape and back. Airshow owns the two most coveted 1/4” and 1/2” machines ever made: an Ampex […]
The “Behind the Record” campaign is the outgrowth of the Recording Academy’s 2013 advocacy project, “Give Fans the Credit,” to highlight the fact that digital services didn’t include anything close to the credits typically found on a CD.
Have you heard of MQA? It stands for Master Quality Authenticated, and its purpose is to deliver the same high-resolution master that was approved in the studio to the end listener. This technology, developed by Bob Stuart of Meridian and Peter Craven, addresses several issues of high-resolution digital audio. Airshow Mastering is an MQA content […]
At the recent IBMA conference, streaming services were a popular subject; Anna Frick hosted a panel on leveraging streaming for audience development. Rachel Whitney of Pandora Media showed Leadership Bluegrass alumni how to interact with the service and get the greatest benefit of its features. Here’s Anna’s tutorial. Pandora was founded in 2000, making it […]
In PART ONE of her report, Anna overviews new approaches to sticky shed syndrome and optical transfer technology, and azimuth adjustment. among other topics. Anna Frick and David Glasser attended the International AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration. The June event was held at the National Audiovisual Conservation Center in Culpeper VA, operated […]
The subtitle of “The Storyteller’s Dilemma” by Louis Hernandez Jr. (Hal Leonard Books 2017) is “Overcoming the Challenges In the Digital Media Age.” What Mr. Hernandez refers to as challenges are existential threats to middle-class musicians and creators across media, and he illustrates them clearly in these statistics: Between 2005 and 2015, the annual rate […]
A couple weeks ago I attended my very first NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show. It won’t be my last. I’ve been faithfully going to AES Conventions since I joined in 1975, but not to NAMM. In the audio production community, we’ve gotten used to the AES shows – along with the rest of […]