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Live Sound Engineering
was the Grateful Dead who introduced the positioning of the live sound
engineering mixing desk in the audience in around 1966. Beforehand the
desk was meant to be out of sight. No one had considered that the
engineer needed to hear the music from the front of the stage in order
to get a good balance.
the Beatles most Audio Engineers used to wear white lab coats &
artists were not allowed to be present during the mastering of their
records. This is one of the reasons the Beatles set up their Apple
record company, so that they could have more control over their work.
TRW Music Production colleges equipment
- Digidesign ProTools Mix + DSP
Farm card + 2 x 888 & 882 interfaces 32 track
hard disk recording system.
- Digidesign Protools III V5 +888
& 882 interfaces 16 track hard disk recording
- Digidesign ProTools LE. v8
- 7x Digidesign Mboxes.
- 1 X Digi 002 rack.
- 1 X Apple Powermac G5
- 4 x Apple PowerMac G4
- 2 x Apple Macminis Intel.
- Mackie Control Universal + 2
X extenders (24 channels)
- Antares Autotune
- TC Master X
- Apple Logic Pro V 8 and 9
- 50+ gigabites of samples.
Fostex G16 1/2" 16 track
Phonic 18:4:2 mixer.
2 x Studiomaster Series II 24:16:2
mixers with MIDI mute.
Fostex DMT100 MIDI mixer.
XRI XR300 SMPTE synchroniser.
Quad amp + Tannoy monitors.
Fostex D20B timecode DAT
Casio DA7 DAT recorder.
Casio DA2 DAT recorder with
Sony Minidisc recorder.
Plextor CD writer.
- Denon DRM 800A 3-head
Live rooms: Fender Twin Reverb 100 watt amplifier,
drum kit and headphone foldback + new computer
studio with 4 x Mac G4 workstations.
- 1 x Akai S5000 Sampler
4 x Akai S3000XL Samplers +
extensive sound library.
- Akai S1000 20 Meg Sampler +
extensive sound library.
- Roland JV 2080 sound module,
- Roland JD800 programmable
- Roland JD990 sound module,
- Roland D10 8 part
multitimbral LA synth,
- Roland Juno 106 polyphonic
- Novation Supernova.
- 3 x Korg X5DR sound modules.
- Yamaha TX81Z 8 part
- Vintage Korg MS20
- Roland SH101
- TB303 analog monosynths.
- Groove MIDI/CV converter.
- Yamaha acoustic 6 string
- Hohner 12 string guitar.
- Fender Anniversary
Stratocaster electric guitar.
- Gretsch drum kit.
- Bass guitar.
- Many percussion instruments.
studio does both live acoustic tape and digital
multitrack recordings and computerised sequencer and
sampler recordings which are all synchronised together.
Live band recordings are possible using the 2 live rooms
simultaneously for audio separation.
Music Production software
of the 1st pieces of music production software was a Commodore 64
program called Pro16 in around 1987. In those days the 5.25" floppy
disc was the latest thing in data storage. This later became developed
in 1989 into the program that we now know as Cubase.
Sound Engineering Sound Engineering programs.
Albarn from Blur & The Gorrilaz used to be a neighbour of TRW. He
had many Korg synthesisers that were part of the same range as
our MS20. There was a plan to link them up together to create a monster
synth set up. Unfortunatlely he moved before we had a chance to try it.