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Sound On Sound Reviews The Traveler

This month (June 2005), the UK's Sound On Sound magazine reviews the Traveler, giving it their usual extensive and thorough examination. So how does it fare under the intense scrutiny of our discriminating friends across the pond? Read on...

  • Published: 2005-05-27 18:09:08

'Chasing Ghosts' Debuts at Cannes Today

Chasing Ghosts, a new crime thriller from director Kyle Dean Jackson, makes its debut at the Palais de Festivals in Cannes today. Composer Scott Glasgow created the dramatic score with a mix of live orchestral recordings and samples, produced in a studio he keeps "filled with MOTU gear and hardware."

"I couldn't do it without DP and all the MOTU gear," says Glasgow. "You guys make my work happen!" Learn more about the film, Glasgow's studio, and how he puts it all together to produce the kind of soundtrack that makes it to Cannes.

  • Published: 2005-05-11 00:00:00

MOTU Tiger Compatibility: now shipping

MOTU and Apple have been working closely together to ensure a smooth transition to Tiger for you. Tiger compatible versions of MOTU products are now shipping. In some cases, you may need to download the latest driver package or software update. Be sure to read this important information about making the transition to Tiger...

  • Published: 2005-04-29 16:00:00

The Low Down On The Way Up

Imagine this: your cell phone rings. You answer it, only to discover that the voice on the other end of the phone belongs to one of the recording artists you admire most—a musician you've idolized since you were a teenager. Who would that be for you? Now imagine they're asking you to come over to their studio to help them track and mix their next album. That's just what happened for writer/producer/engineer Bob Rice on a warm Southern California morning.

We recently sat down with Bob in Los Angeles to get the low-down on one of the most thrilling musical experiences he's had in his career: a chance to help Lyle Mays and the Pat Metheny Group prepare their latest album, The Way Up, released in January 2005 (Nonesuch Records).

Bob shares a wide range of information, from the specifics about the gear used to his conceptual interpretation of the music and how the capabilities of the technology helped to shape the end result. While Bob considers his contribution to the album to be "humble," this interview provides a first-hand view of what it's like to actually sit down and work, hands-on, with some of the most accomplished musicians of our time.

During the preparation of this interview, Lyle Mays offered us further direct insight into the album from his first-hand point of view. So brew a fresh latte, get comfortable and enjoy this in-depth interview...

  • Published: 2005-04-26 15:08:40

828mkII Wins Top Honors at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2005 MIPA Awards

Consensus. It can be hard to achieve, especially in the pro audio industry. But there's one thing on which the editors from 58 industry trade publications agree: the 828mkII Firewire audio interface is the Best Recording I/O Device of 2004/2005.

  • Published: 2005-04-08 14:04:42