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September 20, 2016: TECH ALERT: soundBlade and Plug-In macOS Sierra Update (Mac OS 10.12)

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In our qualification of Apple’s new macOS Sierra (v 10.12) we have discovered serious problems with many third party plug-in products that primarily affect customers who use the Audio Unit format. Please ensure you are aware of potential pitfalls prior to updating.

Sonic Studio specific information: We continue our qualification efforts for soundBlade and plug-in support for macOS Sierra and will announce our findings in the near future. We greatly appreciate your patience while we complete our qualification process.

Sonic Studio recommends waiting to update to macOS Sierra until current issues are flushed out further. If you do need to update, please ensure you do a complete backup prior to installing macOS Sierra.


May 25, 2016: SonicScoop Reviews Legendary Audio & Sonic Studio's new I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency)

SonicScoop

Check out this excellent review by Julian Tardo, a producer/engineer and music lecturer working at Church Road Studios in Brighton, UK.

"I.C.E. would be a useful addition to any engineer’s kit. The ability to run it as a live plugin, rather than as an offline repair tool like with some processors, is a welcome feature." ...Read more


December 23, 2015: Sonic Studio Congratulates Customers with Grammy Nominations

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Congratulations to our brilliant customers who were recently nominated for Grammy Awards!

(If we missed yours, please let us know!)

Dave Collins,
Mastering Engineer

Record of the Year
Really Love, D'Angelo And The Vanguard

Bob Ludwig,
Mastering Engineer

Album of the Year
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes

Jessica Thompson,
Mastering Engineer

Best Historical Album
The Complete Concert by the Sea

Emily Lazar,
Mastering Engineer

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Recreational Love

Sean R. Martin,
Engineer
Keith O. Johnson
,
Engineer & Mastering Engineer

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, 'Organ'

Morten Lindberg,
Surround Mix Engineer
Surround Mastering Engineer

Best Surround Sound Album
Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop
Magnificat
Spes


December 17, 2015: Sonic Studio Prepares to Release I.C.E.

ICEThis is an exciting time at Sonic Studio! Continuing our legacy of providing industry-leading solutions, we are preparing an amazing addition to our product offering: Legendary Audio’s I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency). I.C.E. eliminates or reduces distortion in recordings; cleans up audio problems including overload, distorted instruments and vocals; and eliminates harshness, imbedded distortion, and other recorded audio flaws. I.C.E. will be available soon as AU/VST/AAX for Mac OS X and Windows based DAWs.

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December 9, 2015: 5 Questions With Mastering Engineer Eric Conn

Grammy Nominated Mastering Engineer Eric Conn opened Independent Mastering in October 2001 after several years mastering and editing at other facilities. He started his career at the audiophile record label, Sheffield Lab Recording, has worked for The Smithsonian, edited a nationally syndicated radio show, worked in a remote recording truck, and has produced several records of acoustic guitar music for recording artist Peter Jason. He holds a degree in music, (classical piano / theory) and has mastered records spanning all genre of music, including artists such as Garth Brooks, Skid Row, Joan Osborne, Janis Ian, John Prine, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Allison Moorer, JJ Cale, John Wait, Ted Nugent, Tony Joe White, and many many many more.

1) Tell us about your mastering philosophy and workflow
All analog, all the time.

2) What projects are you currently working on?
Brian Setzer, Paul Burch, Turnpike Troubadours, Garth Brooks, Modoc

3) Why/how do you use soundBlade HD?
Why? It's the best playback engine I've heard. How? Playback of digital source material and capture of my analog console. Editing of EQ'd masters and master delivery.

4) What other DAWs do you use for production?
None.

5) What is the future of music delivery?
Cassette tape with a USB flash drive in the shell.


March 18, 2015: 5 Questions With Mastering Engineer David Hadzis

David HadzisA music industry professional since 1985, David Hadzis is both the founder and manager of Arthanor Productions in Geneva, Switzerland.

Having begun his career as a composer (he has been honoured four times by the Ascap International Awards), David has subsequently achieved prominence as a musician and singer, sound engineer, record producer, project manager, consultant and as a music columnist for Television Suisse Romande, Switzerland's French-language TV network. Along the way he has collaborated with a wide spectrum of internationally acclaimed musicians, artists and producers.

David was recently honored by the Academy of Jazz/United Music Foundation for his restoration and archival work on the Sidney Bechet album 'En Suisse'.

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February 9, 2015: soundBlade Users Gather Grammy® Awards

Sonic Studio congratulates all of our soundBlade users that were nominated for 2015 Grammy Awards!

Here is a list of winners*:

 

Lurssen Mastering:

 
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Happy (Pharrell Williams song)
Reuben Cohen – Lurssen Mastering
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Platinum
Miranda Lambert
Label: RCA Nashville
BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
Winds Of Samsara
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Label: Listen 2 Africa
BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE
A Feather’s Not A Bird
Rosanne Cash
Track from: The River & The Thread
Label: Blue Note Records
BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
A Feather’s Not A Bird
Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
Track from: The River & The Thread
Label: Blue Note Records;
BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
The River & The Thread
Rosanne Cash
Label: Blue Note Records

 

Airshow Mastering:

 
BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
The Earls Of Leicester
The Earls Of Leicester
Label: Rounder
BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
Label: Third Man Records/ Revenant Records
 

 

Azica Records:

 
BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
Play
Jason Vieaux
Label: Azica Records

Read Azica Mastering Engineer Bruce Egre's article on the changing nature of producing and marketing classical music HERE.
 

*Should you be on this list? Drop us a note at sales@sonicstudio.com.

February 6, 2015: AudioRepair Toolkit Released

ART VideoSonic Studio, LLC, the leader in ultra–fidelity production tools for audio engineers, announces the release of AudioRepair Toolkit (ART). Based on our acclaimed NoNOISET™ restoration technology, ART provides a select set of noise removal tools for incredible productivity with the best results possible.

ART is a Macintosh based high-resolution audio application that repairs all manners of damaged sound files by removing interfering events while preserving the sound quality of the original material. ART's efficiency comes in the form of its simple, easy-to-use interface. Based on the same EmmyTM award-winning NoNOISE toolset, ART includes our legendary DeNoise, DeClick and DeCrackle processes with the new addition of our spectrogram-based Repair Tool LE. In addition, AudioRepair Toolkit supports full Broadcast WAV metadata for recording and export including ISRC, encoding history and SMPTE timestamp.

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May 21, 2014: Sonic Studio Pro NoNOISE 3 Overview and Tutorial

NoNOISE 3NoNOISE 3 is based on the award winning and legendary noise removal system that pioneered the digital audio restoration industry. Used by professional engineers on millions of albums from Classical to Rock, archival and historical recordings, and by forensic scientists at worldwide law enforcement and clandestine surveillance agencies, NoNOISE 3 is now available for the first time as an Audio Units and VST plug-in.

We've prepared an overview and instuctional tutorial on NoNOISE 3.

View NoNOISE 3 Overview and Tutorial

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