Gino Robair is former editor of EM

Archive for November, 2010

Gino’s Big Adventure: Building a Personal Studio, Part 10

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Commence Tweaking

Balancing sound and functionality—that’s the trick when you build a personal studio. In my case, the room needs to be an inspiring place to rehearse, record, and compose, as well as serve as a comfortable place to write and hang out (hence, the windows, because I like natural light).

Windows take a bit more work than walls when it comes to sound isolation, but we overcame that hurdle. Now, I can watch the neighbor mow his law from my one-story perch and just barely hear the low-end sounds of the motor. It’s well below the ambient noise level for recording, and that makes me very happy. more

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Freedom of Choice

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I hate the phrase “game changer? as much as anyone, but that’s what I kept hearing last week at the 129th AES convention in San Francisco. Avid’s release of Pro Tools 9 on the first evening of the conference set the mood for the entire weekend, easily overshadowing all other product announcements.

Although I had heard rumors that Version 9 was on the horizon, I didn’t think the ball would drop so soon. And I certainly didn’t expect the news to be this good. At the top of nearly every LE user’s wish list was support for third-party interfaces, and that wish was suddenly granted. more

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