The acclaimed producer of artists like Rihanna (SOS), Sean Kingston (Beautiful Girls), Leona Willis (Better in Time) started on Sonar recording software and still prefers it to ProTools
JR Rotem with his famous clients (Ethan Miller / Frederick M. Brown / Michael Tullberg, Getty Images)
J.R. Rotem has hit the charts with a recognizable sound for his hip-hop clients.
Surprisingly in a world where ProTools is the professional digital recording software (DAW) of choice, JR Rotem actually likes the sound he gets from Sonar.
He has produced mega hits Rihanna (‘SOS), Sean Kingston (‘Beautiful Girls’ and ‘Take You There’), Leona Lewis (‘Better In Time’), Iyaz (‘Replay’), Jason Derülo (‘Watcha Say’ ‘In My Head’), Nicki Minaj (‘Fly’), and others. Most of those hits were recorded using Sonar DAW software.
Demand for louder music has destroyed the dynamic details – fight back on Dynamic Range Day March 16, 2012
By Stephen Pate – Updated with Webinar info – If you want to hear the music louder, turn up the volume don’t compress the life out of the music. Dynamic Range Day hopes to educate recording engineers, musicians and the public about the benefit of more natural sound.
The advent of MP3 players and the ubiquitous iPhone and iPod have changed the way we hear music, and it’s not for the better. Continue reading →
Using a mouse all day in a recording studio is an unnatural task – 3M’s ergonomic mouse puts the wrist and hand in a more natural position
3M Ergnomic Mouse
Holding a mouse in your hand and clicking repeatedly can cause hand and wrist pain. Eventually that leads to carpal tunnel syndrome. For someone using recording software and mixing with a mouse, the pain can be debilitating.
The 3M Ergonomic Mouse virtually eliminates the stress and pain of a regular mouse. It is a recommended solution for people with arthritis in the hands and wrists.
Your hand is held in a more natural joy-stick position, avoiding the 90 turn in the wrist which can pinch the nerves in the carpal tunnel. 3M calls this the neutral position. Continue reading →
Shoot-out on the internet converts respected audio recording site to porn hub
Gearslutz - the ultimate change in business plan
One of the most respected audio recording bulletin boards has gone to the dark side of the internet. Gearslutz, whose racy name hid the audio gear geek content, has been converted to a porn site.
Actually the site has been hacked.
On Facebook, Gearslutz claims the problem is fixed, no not fixed, yes fixed. As of 4 AM ET March 1, 2012, it was not fixed and you will get a porn site. You might even pick up a nasty virus which is one of the goals of hacks. Make sure you’re virus checker is up to date. Continue reading →