Category Archives: Equipment

PopMark Media’s Confessions of a Small Working Studio: Bringing the Past Back to Life through Audio Restoration

PopMark Media’s Confessions of a Small Working Studio: Bringing the Past Back to Life through Audio Restoration By Lisa Horan Creative Audio Works is featured in Mix Online this month.  The original article can be found at MixOnline.com. So much of more »

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The myths and reality of vinyl records vs.CDs.

Vinyl always sounds better than CD As described below, despite decades of arguments, there is no technical proof of the sonic superiority of the vinyl medium compared to CD. One vinyl record may sound better than its equivalent CD for more »

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Deconstructing Dad is a documentary dedicated to Raymond Scott, one of the true geniuses of the past century. As (hopefully) most of you will know, he was an accomplished musician, a very original composer and the inventor of some revolutionary more »

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Eight Track Museum opens in Dallas to display 1960s music cartridge relics

With compact discs going the way of cassettes, it’s unlikely that anyone under the age of, say, 40 even knows what an eight-track tape is. But those who remember–or are just plain curious–will have a place to gather on Valentine’s more »

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History is added to Creative Audio Works

Creative Audio Works recently acquired 2 channels of Ampex 350 electronics for use in our new mix/mastering suite, which is expected to come online in March.  The Ampex 350 electronics came with the original estimate addressed to Milton Yakus of more »

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Instruments: From the Rolling Stones Archive

The tools of the musical trade have their own special mystique, never more so than in the case of the Rolling Stones, whose lifespan and legacy with technology stretches back deep into the warm and fuzzy world of analogue. The more »

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Abbey Road Remasters the works of Wilhelm Furtwängler

Simon Gibson one of Abbey Road Studios’ most experienced mastering engineers, talks us through the process of restoration and remastering of the works of  Wilhelm Furtwängler. Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 25, 1886 – November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and composer. He is more »

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The ‘Ah, Ha!’ moment

Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer. He is a well-known and respected figure within the music industry.  His name is credited on the covers of albums released across the world, and he has won numerous awards. Throughout his career, more »

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Inventing The Electric Guitar

Invented in 1931, the electric guitar became a necessity as jazz musicians sought to amplify their sound. Since then, the electric guitar has undeniably become one of the most important instruments in popular music around the world. It has evolved into a more »

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Why Electric Lady Thrives While Other Recording Studios Struggle

In an era where recording studio after recording studio is closing down, Electric Lady is doing well and historic engineer Eddie Kramer explains why. Jump through for a link to the New York Times article and an excerpt from the more »

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