Celebration of Technical Excellence and Creativity
Eventide has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards for a manufacturer of studio equipment. The NAMM TEC Awards show occurs every year at the same time as the convention by the same name. For 33 years the music industry have voted on their favorite gear of the year. Eventide has won TEC awards several times (H9, H9 Max) but this one is different.
The TEC Hall of Fame began in 2004. It was created as a way to honor audio products and innovations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the craft. Products or innovations must be at least 10 years old to qualify. This year's inductees includes the 1857 Phonautograph, Tape Slap Echo, and the Eventide DDL 1745.
The 1745 was the world's first piece of digital studio gear, ever! Even the term "digital" was new. The protype of this unit may even predate the world's first digital clock. There were no LEDs, only incandescent bulbs. The DDL 1745 used a myriad of shift registers to delay signal.
Check out this video featuring Richard Factor, founder of Eventide, and producer/engineers Rod O'Brien, John Agnello and Stewart Lerman. They discuss the days before digital delay, and their experience with the first prototype. These interviews were taken from GearClub's amazing podcast. If you're an audio nerd, its a must-subscribe. Later on in the video, studio technician Susan Rogers talks of her fond experiences with Stephen Stills, Prince, the DDL 1745 and H3000. Coincidentally, the Eventide H3000 (as well as the H910) are also TEC HOF inductees.
We recently had the pleasure of working with the Strum Buddy. Its a 6-watt amplifier developed by Fluid Audio, a company known for their studio monitors. The Strum Buddy self-affixes to any type of electric guitar and powers on when you plug in the included cable. It boasts three on-board effects; reverb, chorus, and crunch.
The Strum Buddy is super easy to use, ultra-portable, and sounds dang good for its size!
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The one thing that binds all singers, musicians and engineers is the microphone. Its sometimes the holy grail of the studio. Its the magical device that captures and shapes the sound waves from our voices or instruments. We've comprised this list of tips that are sure to help. From microphone placement to different techniques. Its all here. We encourage you to add your tips to the comments of the article.
Eventide's MangledVerb combines reverb with distortion and the results are quite unique. If you're into sound design, this is a must. It works great on synthesizers, vocals, and guitars. Check out our audio demo.
We wrote this article for American Music Supply about why subwoofers will help your mixing and monitoring experience. Learn why you may need one and tips for setting it up.
The mix engineer is a tough, thankless gig. We've compiled a list of tips for AMS to help you be more successful at the craft. Check out this article on being a successful monitor engineer.
Newfangled Audio's Elevate is the only multi-band limiter with a brain. Check out how we quickly master a track. Grab the fully-functional 30-Day demo here!
In this article we go through a few of the more popular DJ turntables currently on the market. Vinyl has prevailed despite the death of physical forms of music. Learn all about the Denon VL12, Reloop RP-8000, Pioneer PLX-1000, and Audio Technica AT-LP1240USB.
In this article we wrote for AMS, we discuss 10 of our favorite microphones. You can never have too many mics. Think of them like paint brushes to artists. Serious guitarists will tell you they own more than 5 guitars. People new to recording may think that one microphone is sufficient but this is not true. Each microphone searches for, and captures sound differently. Check out our list which includes mics from Neumann, Blue, AKG, and Shure.
This new plug-in (free until October 31st, 2017) is a superior equalizer that is based on the way humans hear (the Mel Scale). It's elegant and natural and has a great Match EQ feature. In this tutorial we'll show you how to match the EQ from one song to another, make two tracks sound like they came from the same source, and how to apply inverse EQ curves for mixing.