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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

Get the Inside Track on Digital Performer from Berkleemusic

Berkleemusic.com is the online extension school of Berklee College of Music. Their instructor-led Producing Music with Digital Performer online course takes a detailed look at each aspect of the production process, from conceiving and recording your initial idea, to mastering your final product. The course is now enrolling for their summer semester.

You can also hear directly from the instructor and even get instructional videos and interactive exercises from the course at Berkleemusic.com's Inside Track online magazine.

  • Published: 2005-03-25 14:41:25

Time Traveler: The Sound of History

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has taken their Traveler FireWire audio interface to a place we never imagined: back in time! Todd A. Judge MPSE and Chuck Smith C.A.S., the audio experts of the Foundation's Productions Department, are using the Traveler to help bring 18th century America to life.

"Portable DAT recorders are becoming a thing of the past," says Judge. "We knew something like the Traveler was coming and MOTU was the first to provide exactly what we needed."

  • Published: 2005-03-24 18:30:00