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  • 2020-05-29

    Midas LIVE Webinar: What Goes On Tour... with Steve LagudiMidas LIVE Webinar: What Goes On Tour... with Steve Lagudi

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    IMPORTANT: Midas and Music Tribe have decided to postpone this webinar in solidarity with #theshowmustbepaused. The webinar with Steve Lagudi will now be broadcast on 

    Wednesday, June 10 - 8:00 PM CEST/7:00 PM BST and Thursday, June 11 - 2:00 AM HKT

     

    Brand leader Pete Sadler chats to one of the most recognizable and respected sound engineers in the live sound industry Steve Lagudi. Steve specialises in genres such as, rock, metal, country, pop, jazz, punk and is known among artists to be an engineer that puts sound quality, depth and tone ahead of all else, which is why Midas chose him to be the man to present our Pro Series masterclass some time back. As Midas now transitions into the next generation of digital mixing consoles, we are excited to get Steve's insights on the future of live sound technology, the state of the industry amid the current slow-down and hopefully to hear some more spicy tour-stories from the past. Join us as we talk touring life, mixers and all things audio!

    Since 1996, Steve has risen through the world of audio engineering to become a highly sought after and respected figure. With both live and studio credits with the likes of Testament, Machine Head, Exodus, Napalm Death, God Forbid, Ill Nino, Mayhem, Sepultura, Shadow’s Fall, as well as artists from Billy Joel, Adele, Blue Oyster Cult, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Spyro Gyra, Alan Parsons Project & Norah Jones, you can see this enviable resume comes from an engineer with years of experience and a strong work ethic.

    Steve’s mission is about putting the artist first, before anything else, including money. After recording countless bands and touring the world over many times, Steve has garnered the experience which allows him to produce the best results possible, with whatever resources are available to him, all while retaining the vision and identity of the artist.

    Working with Steve means taking your project to the next level of professionalism and creativity, no matter what stage of your career that you’re at.

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    IMPORTANT: Midas and Music Tribe have decided to postpone this webinar in solidarity with #theshowmustbepaused. The webinar with Steve Lagudi will now be broadcast on 

    Wednesday, June 10 - 8:00 PM CEST/7:00 PM BST and Thursday, June 11 - 2:00 AM HKT

    Register here:

    https://musictribe.clickmeeting.com/midas-hd-what-goes-on-tour-04/register

    Don't forget to submit your questions when registering! 

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  • 2020-05-29

     

    DP48 Firmware Update Version 1.3 - Now AvailableDP48 Firmware Update Version 1.3 - Now Available

    We are pleased to announce that the latest firmware version 1.3 for the DP48 is now available to download and install. 

    New features and functionality include: 

    • New idle screen with Meters and Group names
    • Stereo mode for assigning and editing two channels of a Group at the same time
    • separated post fader reverb processors for Mix A and B

    Midas is constantly adding new features and making enhancements to this extremely stable ecosystem of digital mixers, I/O boxes and personal monitoring mixers. This means you always experience the best possible performance. Visit midasconsoles.com and check for updates of your products regularly. Download the latest firmware for DP48 and HUB4, and make sure the latest versions will be installed to both.

    New Features 1.3

    • 2 separate stereo reverb processors for separation between Mix A and B

    • Stereo mode for assigning and editing two channels of a Group at the same time (long press)

    • Reverb sends are now post-fader separately for Mix A/B

    • New idle screen with Group names and pre-fader metering overview

    • Quick Group renaming by selecting from a list of common names (long press on idle screen)

    • MIX A/MIX B ‘Meter Screen’ same as idle screen but showing A/B post-fader levels

    Talkback function using the internal microphones in conjunction with HUB4

    Talkback signal will be exchanged between all DP48 mixers and M32 consoles via CH48

    Automatic configuration if Talkback is active:

    o Add CH48 to assignment of Group 12

    o Rename Group 12 to ‘Talkback’

    o Activate ‘MIC +20dB’ in Setup

    Configure Talkback in Setup, press and hold MIC button to speak

    Improvements

    • FX return default value set to -10 dB

    • ID and enumeration bugs in remote operation fixed

    • Master units update local preset copy when a X32 broadcast message is received

    • Remote function: group names are sent to remote unit

    • Group PAN had no effect when the group was assigned to a MIX as MY-Group

    • Work on local preset when the remote ID is master

    • Better AES50 error management and faster recovery

    • DP48 on HUB4 master port for remote control

    • Missing X32 messages improved

    Firmware Update Process

    1. Download the update file from midasconsoles.com and extract the archive

    2. Copy the dp48m_xx.upd file onto an SD card, into the following path inside SD-root \DP48M

    3. Make sure the DP48 is turned off

    4. Insert the SD card into the SD card slot on the rear panel of your DP48

    5. Hold the SETUP button while turning the DP48 on

    6. Wait until the update procedure is completed and the DP48 has booted again

    7. Do not turn off the device and do not remove the SD card before the update has finished

    8. The device will boot automatically and briefly indicate the new firmware version

    Note: SD Card must be FAT or FAT32 formatted for use in DP48

    DOWNLOAD HEREhttps://bit.ly/DP48Firmware

    As always we welcome the feedback of our community in the comments. 

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    • Midas
      Josh Gibson

      Updated four new units last night. Easy, simple process. Keep the updates coming. 

      • Jun 9
    • Midas
      Andreas Kormann The new idle screen is a burner. But could you explain in detail which button/encoder to "long press" to get to stereo-mode or group renaming?
      • Jun 16
      • DP48 Firmware Update Version 1.3 - Now Available
        Josh Gibson The Select/Edit button/encoder
        • Jun 17
    • Midas
      Brett Clark The link doesn't work and the firmware update isn't listed on the download page. Where can I get it??
      • Jun 18
      • DP48 Firmware Update Version 1.3 - Now Available
        Brett Clark The DP48 isn't even listed under products. When you search it and click on the link you get a 404 error. What is happening?
        • Jun 18
      • DP48 Firmware Update Version 1.3 - Now Available
        Josh Gibson I’m hoping that means they are doing another release to fix the bug in 1.3. But I noticed it was missing from the website. If you send me your email I can send you versions 1.2 and 1.3
        • Jun 18
      • DP48 Firmware Update Version 1.3 - Now Available
        Josh Gibson Brett, Firmware version 1.4 was released last night and it resolved the issue. Its on the website now for download.
        • Jun 19
  • 2020-05-22

    Midas LIVE Webinar: What Goes On Tour... with Russell TiteMidas LIVE Webinar: What Goes On Tour... with Russell Tite

    WEDNESDAY 27th MAY - 6pm CEST/5pm BST/12am (Saturday) HKT 



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    idas live webinars are coming thick and fast and our teams are working hard to bring you valuable technical information and fascinating industry conversations. Next up Midas brand leader Pete Sadler is joined by Russell Tite, a sound engineer that has worked across the industry spectrum from touring to the studio to broadcast and has been a proud Midas user throughout. Russell has recently been touring with some of the UK's top music acts spanning several genres, manning various generations of Midas Consoles and juggling several challenging acts at once. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, this is a great time to have your questions answered by an engineer that has seen and done it all! Join us as we discuss touring life, mixers and all things audio!

     

    Russ started getting more serious into music by playing the guitar at around 15 having been a keen athlete up to that point.

    After turning down a job offer from British Telecom, Russ decided to follow his passion for audio and enrolled on a Sound Engineering course at Sandwell College.

    The course was predominantly studio-based, with Yamaha O2Rs in two studios and an SSL in the main room. Studying during the day and working at night as house engineer, Russ gained a wealth of valuable experience in a 300 capacity venue. With a plethora of metal/punk bands using the in-house GL3300 and Martin Rig, Russ had his hands full trying to get four bands organized, sound checked and on stage. Those organisational skills would form the basis and understanding of touring and turning the chaos into an enjoyable experience for the audience.

    Close to the roots of his passion, Russ continued playing in a band and was recording as often as possible with the recording studio he had set up. Working at SSE gave Russ the unique opportunity to experiment with a wide range of audio equipment by always listening and learning until things sounded right. During this time Russ transitioned over to mixing more than playing as his talents became more in demand. After hearing Big Mick (Metallica) mix Blaze Baily and the incredible sound he achieved, Russ was set on the idea of mixing as a career. Recommended by Big Mick, Russ started working as a freelance for SSE and eventually moved to full time working on festivals as a systems engineer gaining experience on Heritage, XL3, XL4 and radio systems.

    Working for the next few years with the Midas Heritage 3K and a Nexo Alpha Rig, Russ specialised in Rock bands and was lucky to work with the Alkaline Trio, Distillers and Machine Head. This experience led to his first FOH job on Rooster which to this day Russ remembers fondly as it led to multiple tours with the Kooks (a position that had been previously difficult to fill for any length of time).

    Working with Zemfira led to a considerable length of time in the studio.  Recordings were done with a Russian cable broadcasters using DN9696 recorders and a Midas PRO6.

    More recently Russ has mixed Plan B, Reef, Peace and The Wombats. For the past few years Russ has been regularly touring with the Indie Rock Band: Catfish and the Bottlemen.

    “As with any band when I get the choice, I run the pro series consoles. And back in the day, my first choice would have always been an XL4/ Heritage 3000. It’s just a sound that suits me. Make it light up all over the place and away you go!"

    WEDNESDAY 27th MAY - 6pm CEST/5pm BST/12am (Saturday) HKT 

    Register here:

    Make sure to include your questions when registering! 
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  • 2020-05-15

    Midas LIVE Webinar: What Goes On Tour... with Rick PopeMidas LIVE Webinar: What Goes On Tour... with Rick Pope 

    WEDNESDAY 20th MAY - 6pm CEST/5pm BST/12am (Saturday) HKT 
     
    Tune in for another informative and revealing discussion with our brand leader Pete Sadler, who will be in conversation with legendary sound engineer Rick Pope. Rick has a CV to rival anyone in the industry, having worked with a catalogue of A-list artists that are simply too long to list. Rick has also been touring with Jamiroquai and the Heritage-D HD96 console over the past 18 months during our testing period, so expect plenty of valuable insights and information during the webinar as they discuss touring life, mixers and all things audio. This one is not to be missed!  

    Rick is a renowned world-class sound engineer working for over 40 years in the music industry 
    Rick started his career as a drummer when he was 16 playing in various bands, in between playing he worked for Turbosound as a paint sprayer/fitter in Rusper at the early start of the company, but being a musician was what he wanted to do, so he left to concentrate on music and became a pro musician in the early 1980s. 

     
    His love for sound came about as he was the only one in the band who could set up PA. He taught himself over the years and ended up looking after the sound equipment in a Residential Rehearsal studio in Sussex called Stanbridges in return for free studio time for the band he was in. 

     
    The studio had all the high-end bands of the ’80s ranging from Frankie Goes to Hollywood to Status Quo to name a few, the list of artists that rehearsed there is endless. 

     
    As you can imagine money was tight being in an unsigned band so, to supplement his income, he worked for a small PA company called Blue Box which was formed by a couple of the fitters that had been at Turbosound. They supplied the equipment to the studio and did small to medium sized venues supplying PA’s for bands and raves. 

     
    Whilst working at the studio he was asked by numerous bands to go and work for them. He was a drum tech for UFO and WASP in 1984/85 and then in 1986 Status Quo asked him to be their monitor engineer, then it was a world tour with China Crisis as their monitor engineer. 
    In 1987 Rick started freelance crew work for Brittania Row Productions as a monitor engineer, FOH and PA system tech, touring non-stop from 87-97 with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Santana, Dire Straits, Tony Bennett and scores of others. 

     
    In 1994 Rick started working with the band Jamiroquai for BRP as a system tech and eventually became their FOH engineer. In 1997 he built Jay’s studio at his house with a former crew colleague Al Smart, who he had met on the Peter Gabriel tour. 

     

     

     

     

     
    Rick learned to use the studio equipment which was a very different approach to his live work. He worked on the bands' demos and assisted on the first couple of albums that the band made at the new studio. In 2001 Rick, ended up recording, mixing and co-producing the multi-million-selling album Funk Odyssey. 

     
    Rick is still with Jamiroquai and tours and works with various artists hoping, as we all are, this pandemic will soon be over. 

    WEDNESDAY 20th MAY – 6pm CEST/5pm BST/12am (Saturday) HKT 

    Register here:

    ?https://musictribe.clickmeeting.com/midas-hd-what-goes-on-tour1-2/register

     

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  • 2020-05-10

    Midas LIVE Webinar: What Goes On Tour... with Chris BraunMidas LIVE Webinar: What Goes On Tour... with Chris Braun

    WEDNESDAY 13th MAY - 3:30pm CEST/2:30pm BST/9:30pm HKT

    The Midas Live Webinar series continues but this time we are mixing things up a little!
    Brand leader for Midas and driving force behind the Heritage-D console Peter Sadler will be joined by sound engineer Chris Braun for a live discussion around touring life, mixers and all things audio! 


    Chris Braun has been a Sound Engineer for over 15 years. Working his way from making coffees as a studio assistant to working on Grammy and ARIA Award-nominated & winning records and touring around the world. 
    For the last 10 years, Chris has spent most of his time at Front of House and touring with the likes of All Saints, M.I.A, Portugal. The Man, Jon Bellion, Sheppard, Chet Faker, GOTYE, The Rubens, KIMBRA, Allen Tousaint, Dean Lewis and so on.

    While in the forced downtime that we’re all experiencing due to COVID-19, Chris is using the time to up-skill in many areas of our industry from brushing up on new mixing techniques and skills to putting in some solid time as part of the MIDAS HD96 and WAVES beta teams.

    WEDNESDAY 13th MAY - 3:30pm CEST/2:30pm BST/9:30pm HKT

    Register here:
    http://b.link/midas-what-goes-on-tour1-1

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    • Nathan Somerville
      Dave Sweeris

      Has this been posted anywhere yet? I missed some of the stuff they said about I/O box compatibility.

      • May 15
  • 2020-05-07
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    The world is in lockdown and it’s a challenging time for all, not least the live events and A/V industry, with mass gatherings put under a temporary ban throughout the world, sound engineers, artists, techies and just about everybody employed in Live Sound has found themselves out of work and with plenty of time on their hands. Still there is no reason why we can’t make lemonade out of life’s lemons, this represents the perfect opportunity to sharpen your skills, increase your knowledge and come out the other side of this Corona virus crisis eminently more powerful and employable than you were before!

    Knowledge Is Power!

    We’ve compiled a list of books that will sharpen your skills and advance your learning to help you level up in your career. There is an assumed level of knowledge in this list, for the most part we are considering University standard reading here. Midas and Music Tribe are lucky to have some of the most advanced, forward-thinking minds in the audio industry and they have shared the books that have empowered them. Packed with suggestions from some of the leading names at Midas who have shared with us the books that guided their learning and forged their careers. So here are the books and articles that Midas think you should be reading to make the most of your down time:


    The Creativity Code: How AI is learning to write, paint and think – Marcus Du Sautoy

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    As you will already know, we at Midas have embraced the potential that AI and machine learning can bring to the audio industry; our soon to be released Heritage-D console is packed with features that utilise this. The prospect may be scary, it might even disgust you, but one thing is for sure; the AI wave is currently surging towards the idyllic land that is the music industry and you want to be ahead of the programmers!
    Focusing on the philosophical side of AI, Mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy considers something that we have previously considered as uniquely human; creativity, and how AI is beginning to creep into the creative world.
    A must read for anyone that wants to be ahead of the curve in the creative industries!


    Mastering Audio: The Art & The Science - Bob Katz

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    One of the world’s most famous mastering engineers has written the definitive work on mastering, and in the process has created an indispensable resource for anyone working with audio.
    There is now a huge number of published books covering all aspects of audio engineering and music production. They all offer something useful to the intended audience, but there is a select subset of books which are must-haves — books which manage to provide real-world practical advice backed up by easily understandable and relevant theory. Bob Katz’ Mastering Audio is essential reading and was recommended by almost every Team member at Midas Consoles that was surveyed for this list.

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    Audio Metering Measurements, Standards & Practices - Eddy Brixen

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    Let’s face it, audio metering can be confusing. In this book author Eddie Brixon lays out all of the up to date information that you need to clear that confusion and move the needle on your understanding! Brixen clearly and helpfully describes the various standards used, whilst providing theory where appropriate.
    Featuring fantastically enlightening information in areas such as human hearing and decibels, signal types and structures, immersive audio as well as Definitions of terms such as LKFS, LUFS, gating, LRA, etc. This is essential learning for any self-respecting sound engineer.

    In this comprehensive guide, Brixen takes the reader through the complex and confusing aspects of audio metering, imparting the knowledge and skills needed to utilize optional signal levels and produce high-quality audio.
    Covering all aspects of this fundamental subject, Audio Metering: Measurements, Standards and Practice begins with the basics, such as audio definitions and digital techniques, and works up to more complex topics, like hearing and psychoacoustics


    The Mixing Engineers Handbook – Bob Owsinski

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    With the prestigious title of being the best-selling book in the audio industry, Bob Owsinki’s mixing engineer’s handbook is now on its fifth edition and has kept ahead of every step that music technology has made throughout the years. This latest edition considers techniques that range from the essential to the advanced, such as; the six steps of a mix, mixing for EVERY genre, sound replacement and how arrangement can impact your mix. If you haven’t already read this handbook, now is the perfect time!

    Mixing music - the process of combining and shaping the component parts of a song into a polished, completed recording -was once considered an unteachable art. The first edition of Bobby Owsinski's The Mixing Engineer's Handbook destroyed that myth forever, breaking the craft of mixing down into discrete, understandable steps and showing musicians, audio engineers, and producers exactly how to get great results in the studio. The book has since become the go-to text on mixing for recording programs in colleges and universities around the world.

    Now available in a completely revised fourth edition, The Mixing Engineer's Handbook remains the best, most up-to-date source for mastering the art and science of creating pro-quality mixes


    The Production Sound Handbook – Don Atkinson

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    Down time means studio time! If you are looking for an all-inclusive guide to sound production, then Mr. Atkinson is the Don! A detailed and technical guide to everything sound production, covering topics such as basic sound principles within the industry, measuring and monitoring sound, microphone types, the audio mixing console, the studio floor, editing techniques, and the roles and responsibilities of the sound supervisor. The handbook considers the essential foundation techniques of yesteryear as well as well as essential modern methods for the digital age. This includes some fantastic information on, on-location work as well as working with video (did someone say a new role as a broadcast engineer!?) All information is supported by extensive informative diagrams and technical drawings.


    Handbook for Sound Engineers – Glen M Ballou

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    Now in its fifth edition, which should tell you something about the importance of this book, Glen M Ballou has considered all evolutions in audio technology throughout the years to ensure his handbook remains as indispensable as it was when the first edition was released.

    With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers.

    From the studio, to the cinema, to large venues and churches the Handbook for Sound Engineers has all bases covered.


    DAFX – Digital Audio FX – Udo Zolzer

    As you can imagine, Digital Audio FX are a primary concern for many Midas team members, we pride ourselves on the audio effect plug-ins that go into our products and trust us when we say years of research go into making the effects in our unites the finest in the industry. It would be remis of us not to include this title from Udo Zolzer that has proven pivotal during the studies of many of our team members. You know just how to apply the reverb and delay to get your artists sounding at their best, but do you know what is really going on inside the unit? This guide pulls back the curtain to clear the mysticism of DSP and effects.

    Digital Audio Effects (DAFX) covers the use of digital signal processing and its applications to sounds
    Discussing digital audio effects from both an introductory level, for musicians up to the advanced level, for signal processing engineers. Zolzer explains what can be done in the digital processing of sounds in the form of computer algorithms and sound examples resulting from these transformations Connecting
    all of this information with essential DSP algorithms for sound processing, providing an excellent guide.


    Principles Of Digital Audio – Ken C Pohlmann

    Gain a thorough understanding of digital audio tools, techniques, and practices from this completely revised and expanded resource. Written by industry pioneer and Audio Engineering Society Fellow Ken C. Pohlmann, Principles of Digital Audio, this Sixth Edition describes the technologies behind today's audio equipment in a clear, practical style. Covering basic theory to the latest technological advancements, the book explains how to apply digital conversion, processing, compression, storage, streaming, and transmission concepts. New chapters on Blu-ray, speech coding, and low bit-rate coding are also included in this bestselling guide.

    From connections to codecs, every chapter in this book is packed with need-to-know for every sound engineer!

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    Sound and Recording – Francis Rumsey & Tim McCormick

    Sound engineering is not for the faint of heart, intense situations, intense technical details and intense personalities. For anyone seeking a hard-core source of knowledge on the technical side of audio engineering and recording from the “how technology works” perspective, you’d be hard pressed to find a better written, more in-depth book than this this offering from Rumsey & McCormick. Incredibly detailed and thorough in all respects, this is simply the quintessential publication for audio principles and engineering.

    Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound and recording. There are many books on the market covering "how to work it" when it comes to audio equipment―but Sound and Recording isn’t one of them. Instead, you’ll gain an understanding of "how it works" with this approachable guide to audio systems.


    Master Handbook of Acoustics – F. Alton Everest

    From the studio to the stage, the sounds you create, record and enforce are always at the mercy of acoustics. The conditions and environments in which we listen have a profound effect on what we hear. So if you take your labour as a sound engineer seriously you are going to want to be as knowledgeable as possible on matters such as atmospheric physics, how sound propagates open and closed spaces, reflections, comb filtering, room optimization etc. so that you are as comfortable in an auditorium or concert hall as you are in designing an optimal home studio. Alton Everest invites you to climb this mountain of learning.

    Build your own acoustic environments such as recording studios, control rooms, and home listening rooms with expert insights from two engineering professionals. Fully expanded to cover the latest methods and software tools, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition presents clear explanations of acoustic phenomena and provides a hands-on approach to room design. Learn how to perform acoustic measurements, choose room dimensions, assign speaker placement, analyze response curves, and design and install sound absorbers and diffusers. You will also find details on how to fine-tune room reverberation, minimize external noise, and apply psychoacoustic concepts.


    Superhuman Innovation: Transforming Business with Artificial Intelligence – Chris Duffy

    Put simply by our Research and Innovation Development Leader as “an accessible book from Adobe creative director that explains the potentials of AI for innovation and creativity. Oh “more AI” I hear you say, well hear us out. Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity of our times. It is revolutionizing industries the world over and changing how we fundamentally view and understand work. Our staff have been considering how best to apply this ®evolution to the arena of live sound and studio mixing for convenience and speed but how else are these changes going to affect our daily lives. Learn the foundational principles and prepare to be schooled on how AI is about to change everything from your commute to your workflow and how we can all harness this power.


    The Art Of Mixing – David Gibson

    Old but Gold! Get ready for an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix! David Gibson's unique approach to mixing gives you a visual representation of the dynamics of the sounds involved in creating a musical mix. Through this three-dimensional, colourful explanation, you are introduced to a framework that will help you understand everything that an engineer does-- enabling you to not only recognize what you like, but how to achieve it in your studio. Expand your recording techniques by learning what your recording equipment does and how it all works together in a simple, visual manner. From bluegrass to big band, new age to heavy metal, classical to hip-hop, jazz to rap, and alternative rock to techno, Gibson has mapped out everything that can be done to create various effects in all standard mixes. Once you have a perspective on what can be done, you have the power to be truly creative on your own: to make art out of technology.
    Featuring invaluable diagrams and visual interpretations on how to mix each genre (seriously they are really helpful) that visually explain instrument placement within the stereo field, while imparting your own your own style and interpretation on the mix. This one comes highly recommended by many of the more musical members of our team.


    Mixing Audio: Concepts Practices, Tools – Roey Izhaki

    Getting that perfect mix, it’s an elusive and some might say subjective thing. A discipline and an art form all in one, the thing that fills our ears and hearts with excitement, be it in the studio or at side of stage, it can take a lifetime to master and even then you will be still tweaking, cutting and editing in pursuit of perfection.

    Whether a hobbyist of professional this book covers basic concepts to advanced techniques as well as tips and tricks and is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing.


    The Live Sound Manual – Getting Great Sound Every Gig – Ben Duncan

    Getting great sound at every gig, that’s what we all want, right? More importantly it’s also what the artist and concert goers always want. We all know that sometimes venue acoustics, technology and numerous other factors can sometimes make that more of a challenge then we would like it to be. So, if you’re the type of engineer that aims to please (if you aren’t then what are you doing out there?) then this is a must-read, as Ben Duncan has written a comprehensive guide to getting great live sound no matter what the conditions.

    From faders to frequencies, microphones to mixing, pink noise to polarity, this is the all-inclusive manual for creating the finest sound for live performances. It applies to the entire range of stage performers and their equipment - solo acoustic guitar and vocal, full-scale band requiring complex amplification, or electronica DJ working multiple turntables. Every aspect of live sound is covered, including analysing venue needs, acquiring and managing the ideal sound system, setting up and testing equipment, understanding and applying the theories of acoustics, maintenance, troubleshooting, and much more.

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    Sound Systems Design and Optimization – Bob McCarthy

    You’re a whizz on the console but your sound system and sound reinforcement isn’t up to speed, it isn’t always possible to totally rely on the systems engineer, especially in a recovering industry. This encyclopaedic will fill any gaps in you have in the knowledge back and increase job opportunities

    In this guide to sound reinforcement alignment and design, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology from years of teaching audio professionals. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with colour diagrams and screenshots throughout, McCarthy's unique guide gives you all the newest techniques to ensure you perfect sound reinforcement and fulfil design needs.

    Outlining how sound is spread over a listening area, looking at the physics of speaker interaction, methods of alignment including mic placement, equalization, speaker placement and acoustic treatment, and now including case studies offering real world examples to fully explore different principals discussed, this book provides the definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and optimization.


    Mixing A Musical - Shannon Slaton

    You’ve previously only mixed music gigs and musical theatre just isn’t your thing, right? Wrong! While certainly the sexier end of the sound engineering spectrum may be in the music studio or touring with effortlessly cool and charismatic artists, the musical theatre industry is one of the most challenging arenas for any sound engineer. Many of the most prominent engineers on the planet, that have toured with world famous artists, would find themselves flummoxed if asked to mix a production of Miss Saigon, but not you because you are ready to tap into your theatrical side!

    Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, Second Edition pulls the curtain back on one of the least understood careers in live theatre: the role and responsibilities of the sound technician.
    This comprehensive book encompasses every position from shop crew labour to assistant designer to sound board operator and everything in between. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real-world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment and set ups, using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time.

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  • 2020-05-05

    Midas LIVE Webinar: How To Manage Pro Series Show Files for Festivals and ToursMidas LIVE Webinar: How To Manage Pro Series Show Files for Festivals and Tours

    Join Midas for our latest educational webinar where together we will explore the possibilities of Midas Pro Series show files in festival and tour situations.

     

    Hosted and presented by three of our most accomplished specialist staff: Daniel Paine, Niger Turner and Pieter Helsen. In this course they will be covering the following: 

    •How to correctly move a show file from a Pro 1,2,3,6,9 & X
    •How to swap stage boxes whilst still maintaining settings
    •How to use presets to your advantage
    •How to correctly save show files and presets for different systems
    •Tips for System Techs



    Click any of the links below to register to a session that is most convenient for you:

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 10:00 am CEST/ 4pm HKT

    ?http://b.link/MidasProSeriesShowFiles1-1
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 09:00am PST/ 12:00pm EST
    ?http://b.link/MidasProSeriesShowFiles1-2

    Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:00 am CEST/ 4pm HKT

    ?http://b.link/MidasProSeriesShowFiles1-3
    Thursday, May 14, 2020 - - 09:00am PST/ 12:00pm EST
    ?http://b.link/MidasProSeriesShowFiles1-4

     

    We will also be taking in your questions so be sure to include those in your registration so we can help you out. See you there!

    #Midas #LIVE #Webinar #ProSeries #Pro1 #Pro2 #ProX 

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  • 2020-04-24

    Midas LIVE Webinar: How to Configure and Control Midas M32-EDIT SoftwareMidas LIVE Webinar: How to Configure and Control Midas M32-EDIT Software

    Midas will be conducting a live webinar where we will be doing an introduction to M32-EDIT, a remote control and offline editor app for the Midas M32 digital console series. ?

    Click any of the links below to register to a session that is most convenient for you:

    ? http://b.link/MidasM32SeriesPart1Session1
    ? http://b.link/MidasM32SeriesPart1Session2
    ? http://b.link/MidasM32SeriesPart1Session3
    ? http://b.link/MidasM32SeriesPart1Session4

    We will also be taking in your questions so be sure to include those in your registration so we can help you out. See you there!

    #Midas #M32 #LIVE #Webinar #M32EDIT #software

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    • Rovi Mortell
      Bill Fleming

      Hello, I'm interested in attending onre of the Midas M32 - Edit Software seminars but none of the links can be opened.

      • Apr 28
    • Rovi Mortell
      Alexander Lane

      Hi @BillFleming ,

       

      The links seem to work fine for me, might be worth trying on another browser?

      Or, let me know which session you want to attend and i'll private message you a direct link.

      • Apr 28
    • Rovi Mortell
      Tim Toonz

      Are these webinars going to be archived anywhere for future viewing? I had connection issues earlier today when trying to view...

         Thanks

      • May 1
    • Rovi Mortell
      Alexander Lane

      Hi @Toonz ,

       

      Yes these will appear on the DISCOVER > LEARN > WEBINARS section of the community a couple of weeks after the air date of the last webinar. 

      https://community.musictribe.com/t5/Learn/ct-p/academy?tab=webinars

      @BillFleming , My apologies I have only just seen your message, if you use the @ key to tag me in future that will give me an email notification to reply immediatly. I will private message you the two direct links to register for the sessions coming up this Friday, hopefully that will work! Interesting that you are having these issues, it is not something that has been reported as an issue before. I will forward this to the right people to investigate.

       

      Regarding the differant times and dates of the four sessions, this is shown in the image attached to the first post.

      • May 3
    • Rovi Mortell
      Dimitar Deviizov

      Hi I can't find last webinar for Midas M32-Edit...where I can found the records from webinar?

       

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      • May 9