Latest Sonic Studio News
|01/16/2017||Must Read: GearSlutz Review of Legendary I.C.E.|
|01/03/2017||Bay Area DynPEQ Plug-In Clinic Jan 25th|
|09/20/2016||TECH ALERT: macOS Sierra Update (Mac OS 10.12)|
|05/25/2016||SonicScoop Review of I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency)|
|12/23/2015||Congrats to Customers with Grammy Nominations!|
|12/17/2015||Sonic Studio Prepares to Release I.C.E.|
|12/09/2015||5 Questions With Engineer Eric Conn|
|03/18/2015||5 Questions With Engineer David Hadzis|
|02/09/2015||soundBlade Users Gather Grammys|
|02/06/2015||AudioRepair Toolkit Released|
|05/21/2014||NoNOISE 3 Overview and Tutorial|
January 16, 2017: Must Read: GearSlutz Review of Legendary I.C.E.
Check out this awesome review by GearSlutz of the plug-in collaboration between Legendary Audio and Sonic Studio:
The Scope: From the partnership of Legendary Audio and digital pioneers at Sonic Studio comes I.C.E., a very different plug-in with a bold proposition. A little bit of context first: Legendary Audio was started by veteran mastering engineer Billy Stull and none other than Rupert Neve to develop the Masterpiece Analog Mastering System, and I.C.E. brings Billy’s latest efforts on digital processing. I.C.E. is an acronym for “In Case of Emergency” and that serves as a great description of its purpose. The premise here is that nowadays we deal with all sorts of “bad” qualities that affect our audio - to quote Legendary Audio’s website, I.C.E. works on “distortion, hot spots, over-modulation, sibilance, resonant bass and guitar frequencies, Overload, embedded digital harshness, clipping, vocal distortion, out-of-control cymbals, a generally unpleasant overall tone”. In practice, it is a special dynamic EQ that works like no other equalizer I’ve ever tried, and I have tried many as most of you probably have...Read the full review here.
Try a FREE Trial of Legendary I.C.E. Now
January 3, 2017: Bay Area DynPEQ Plug-In Clinic Jan 25th at Coast Mastering
Join Duane Wise, founder of Wholegrain Digital Systems LLC and product architect, for an evening clinic on the DynPEQ plugins. Bundled with the soundBlade mastering workstation since 2007, the plugin family is now available for Pro Tools AAX/HDX.
When and Where
Wednesday 25 January 2017 -- Coast Mastering, 10th and Parker, Fantasy Studios building, Berkeley Parking available across the street from Fantasy building
Social hour 6:00 PM -- clinic starts 7:00 PM
Special Guest Demonstrator: Wes Maebe
Wes Maebe (aka The Wesonator) has been a London-based freelance recording, mixing, mastering, and live engineer since 2003 for a vast and varied clientele. Clients have described the quality of his work as the bridge between old school edgy British engineering and lush American production values. His work has merited the citation Pro Sound Awards 2016 Studio Engineer of the Year.
RSVP by 23 January 2017
Send email to email@example.com. Include in message body the name and email address of attendee. Including attendee's iLok ID is helpful but not required.
RSVP attendees will each receive a 6-month DynPEQ trial and be entered in a drawing. Prizes are a permanent license each for Quartet DynPEQ and Trio DynPEQ.
September 20, 2016: TECH ALERT: soundBlade and Plug-In macOS Sierra Update (Mac OS 10.12)
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)
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
Congratulations to our brilliant customers who were recently nominated for Grammy Awards!
(If we missed yours, please let us know!)
Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Best Historical Album
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Sean R. Martin,
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Best Surround Sound Album
December 17, 2015: Sonic Studio Prepares to Release I.C.E.
This 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.
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?
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
A 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'.
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*:
|BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Happy (Pharrell Williams song)
Reuben Cohen – Lurssen Mastering
|BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
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
Track from: The River & The Thread
Label: Blue Note Records
|BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
A Feather’s Not A Bird
Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
Track from: The River & The Thread
Label: Blue Note Records;
|BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
The River & The Thread
Label: Blue Note Records
|BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
The Earls Of Leicester
The Earls Of Leicester
|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
|BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 6, 2015: AudioRepair Toolkit Released
Sonic 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.
May 21, 2014: Sonic Studio Pro NoNOISE 3 Overview and Tutorial
NoNOISE 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.
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