Monthly Archives: April 2008

NYC Recording School: SAE New York

Posted by Giacomo on April 28, 2008
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I had the pleasure of dropping into SAE New York and meeting up with Udo, the School’s Manager, who kindly gave me a tour of the NYC Music Production School, located on the 9th floor of the Herald Center, 1293 Broadway.

The area is unusually circular in design (in a good way) which gives the spaces a sense of fluidity, and the school’s equipment list which fills the spaces is impressive, (big shiny desks and gear everywhere). It was even better seeing students working in very small groups on musical projects, I even saw one studio with a 2 inch 24 track multi-track recorder doing the business, awesome, that old skool tape sound still alive!

SAE NYC Recording School Students Working On a MixAlong with the tour Udo gave good conversation about what they get up to in the vibrant city of New York which I found really interesting to hear, it must be a rush to study in an area with such a buzz around you, both inside and outside.

New York (NYC) is a seriously vibrant place and the phrase “the city never sleeps” is without a doubt true, which I’ve experienced before.

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Kick Drum EQ: Metallica Black Album

Posted by Giacomo on April 21, 2008
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Today I got the Black Albumout again after a long long break from listening to it, I mean it must be literally years since I have turned up the office monitors whilst listening to this!

The album was a complete departure (production wise) from anything Metallica had done previously, more than likely as a result of teaming up with the talents of Bob Rock.

The reason I am telling you about this delight is that the album is a fine example of Kick Drum EQ. Sure it is an acquired taste and you’d never catch a “jazzer” using such extreme processing as this, but nonetheless if you are seeking some influence for the baddest kick drum eq of all time(?), check it out.

In addition what would you add to the list of bad ass kick drum eq?

 

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Remix Radiohead’s “In rainbows”

Posted by Giacomo on April 02, 2008
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Following on from their recent “honesty box” approach to album pricing, Radiohead have changed the gears yet again and are now offer YOU a chance to remix their latest single“Nude”.

It’s not so much a complete mix but 5 stems to “make it easier” as the websites states, of course being an AC user you’d probably rather have all single tracks to mix, but hey I guess 5 stems is better than none, right?

The site states: “To make remixing easy, the separate ‘stems’* from the song are available to purchase from iTunes. The ‘stems’ available are bass, voice, guitar, strings/fx and drums. You can mix them in any way you like, either by adding your own beats and instrumentation, or just remixing the original parts.”

Once you’ve uploaded your mix you’ll find that we all as users will vote on our preferred version, there is a top 10 list on the main page.

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