Hello, and welcome to this edition of the Audiofanzine newsletter. This week on the site, we published an interview with engineer/producer Jesse Cannon, which if you haven’t read, I definitely recommend. Cannon, who is in his mid '30s, has a diverse client base that covers both the rock and EDM worlds, and includes contemporary bands and artists in their ‘20s and those in their ‘40s who’ve been around for a while.
Cannon says that one of the biggest differences he sees between those two demographics, is that the younger musicians tend to want their tracks to sound super clean, whereas the older ones are looking for a warmer sound. I think that’s an interesting observation, and shows how the pristine nature of digital audio is changing the taste of musicians.
That said, because digital is so clean, there is a whole part of the gear industry dedicated to re-capturing the sound of old hardware to warm it up. For instance, UAD plug-ins do an amazing job of replicating old gear, and you can read our review of the UAD API Vision collection.
In a similar vein, our news section covered the unveiling of Roland’s AIRA series, which consists of four hardware units including a drum machine, bass module, vocal processor and synth, all designed to reproduce the sound of old-school Roland gear.
That’s just some of the new stuff from this week, which also featured a look at some of the best compressor pedals for guitar and bass, DAW automation basics, and a review of the Palmer Mutterstolz tube distortion pedal.
We’re constantly updating the site, so please check back regularly to find new content. We encourage you to voice your opinion on what you see on the site through our forums. We’d love to hear from you.
Until next week.