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.
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.
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 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.
Perfect for mixing and mastering, EQuivocate uses filters which are modeled on the human ear. Each of the 26 critical bands tickles a different part of your inner ear, making any combination of settings sound as natural as possible. Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear.
From now until October 31st, 2017 you can download it for free!
In this article we wrote for American Music Supply, we discuss Gain Staging. Regardless if you are a musician or an engineer, you need to know how to properly gain-stage your gear. This involves getting the right levels at each stage of your signal flow. Without a healthy signal at each step in your set-up, you risk the onset of unwanted noise. Read up to learn about headroom and how to properly set up your gear for improved signal-to-noise ratios.
We created some charts for American Musical Supply that demystify each of the different types of digital cables. If you've ever wondered which has the fastest transfer rate, or how many channels each is capable of, look no further!
We wrote this article for American Musical Supply for those looking to upgrade their live sound rig. The mixing console is the brain of the system, why not give it a higher IQ? We touch on digital signal processing, expandability, and recording features. Check it out and let us know what you think.