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Studio Podcasts
FaderMaster Studios Podcast 007 - Just The Tips : Episode 002
Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

Delays, delays, delays.

Fadermaster Studios' second episode for the our new web series, "Just The Tips". Shawn Cole explores the difference between the almighty plugin world and the real thing. In this episode, he puts the Roland Space Echo RE-201 on trial. Watch and learn, then decide for yourself, yourself, yourself....

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2011 00:51
 
FaderMaster Studios Podcast 006 - Just The Tips : Episode 001
Friday, 29 April 2011 19:33

An Introduction to Music Recording & Production

Fadermaster Studios' first episode in a new podcast series called, "Just The Tips". A great introduction and overview on what goes on in a studio. Shawn Cole breaks it down in a way that even a non-audio-nerd can understand and enjoy. For those of you needing more, stay tuned for this series as we delve deep into the mysteries of production, recording, mixing and mastering!

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2011 19:37
 
FaderMaster Studios Podcast 005
Saturday, 22 January 2011 11:42

It's Podcast #5! Elias, the aspiring film student has started to put together some studio podcasts for us, and we're thrilled. Now that Elias is on our fantastic team of studio nerds here at FaderMaster, you can expect more studio podcasts being released on a regular basis....

Here's a clip of Shawn, Paul and a little bit of Spencer, just working away in the studio as usual. Shawn is a human compressor, it's true. Enjoy!

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 January 2011 11:43
 
FaderMaster Studios Podcast 004
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00

Here's a little bit of a look inside FaderMaster Studios with Nat Jay and producer Winston Hauschild.

Be sure to stay tuned for more peeks inside the studio in the near future.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 November 2010 14:49
 
FaderMaster Studios Podcast 003
Thursday, 03 June 2010 00:00

The Creamer Preamplifier Shootout

It's been a long time coming, but we finally managed to get our act together and podcast this treat for all the audio nerds out there. It's our first ever gear shootout at the studio, and we're quite pleased with the results.

Why a preamplifier shootout? Well, we love preamps, we love Boris Drazic and we love The Creamer. The Creamer was amazing upon first listen so we had to stack it up against some of our existing beloved preamps. So, while Santana tests it out in L.A., FaderMaster Studios is testing it out in Vancouver.

Check out the PDF Brochure for The Creamer

Visit Sonic Farm on the web.

We tested serial #000, the very first Creamer. With labcoats on, and our precious ears lubed up, we began the tests one evening in late May 2010 at the studio. We hope you find the results useful, especially if you are in the market for a new preamp!

           Preamplifiers Used

          Microphones Used

  • Beyerdynamic M160
  • AKG D112
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM7B

Dominique Fricot was kind enough to be our guinea pig for the tests, and we thank him very much for playing the same thing over and over.

Here's the MP3 of what came out with The Creamer, a lead vocal and acoustic guitar mix that we think sounds great. The M160 is on the acoustic and an SM7B on the vocal.

We tested the various preamps as fairly as we could. We chose to do different takes as opposed to splitting the mic signal to multiple preamps. Although this is not a perfect way to test, we felt it would be better than having funky impedances happening via inputs to the preamps from MULTS in the patchbay. We also did not want to run the mics through a passive transformer-based splitter, or an active splitter to avoid any unecessary colouration. We also decided to track the acoustic guitar and vocal seperately to avoid any bleed that would skew the results. We tried out best the match gains across the preamps to further the value of the results. We know that we certainly heard some pretty dramatic differences among the preamps, and it was refreshing to hear these preamps stacked up against each other.

We do love Boris, but that's not why we are all choosing The Creamer as our favourite preamp of the bunch. It was simply the most consistent sounding across the board, not to mention the most versatile as well!

So where's the audio? RIGHT HERE in a ZIP file.

The audio is provided as 16bit/44.1k samples. There are numerous takes of the guitar, vocal and also some kick/snare for you to digest.

Now sit back, relax and enjoy the podcast!

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 June 2010 14:28
 
FaderMaster Studios Podcast 002
Sunday, 29 November 2009 00:44

The Shiny Diamonds were at FaderMaster in mid November. Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu producing, Spencer Carson engineering. A visual appetizer of their entire video log of their time at FaderMaster Studios.

See to whole vlog here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 November 2009 00:54
 
FaderMaster Studios Podcast 001
Saturday, 15 March 2008 04:00

Our Podcasts are launching soon. In the meantime, enjoy this measly clip.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 November 2010 14:50
 


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