News

New releases, Interviews & Stories from the world of Pro Audio

This month's free plugin offer from ADAM Audio is Retromod 106, and is available NOW to all MyADAM users.
If you are an ADAM Audio user and have not yet registered your products, head over to the MyADAM user area and do so now!
Read more
This month's free plugin offer from ADAM Audio is Retromod 106, and is available NOW to all MyADAM users.
If you are an ADAM Audio user and have not yet registered your products, head over to the MyADAM user area and do so now!
Read more

Gurpaal Bains at Little Street Studios

Tracking & Writing with ADAM Audio S3V & Sub12

Brisbane’s vibrant Fortitude Valley has been the cultural centre of the city for over 30 years.

With a plethora of clubs, venues and late night bars the Valley has been the musical hot spot for any number of artists, DJs and bands.

Little Street Studio

Nestled in the middle of this hub is the new studio project of Gurpaal Bains - Little Street Studios.

Part live-in writing room, part track/mix facility, the space is jammed with a jaw-dropping array of synths, modular racks and keyboards - all brought to life with an ADAM Audio S3V & Sub12 monitoring system.

The Studio aims to provide a unique and modern studio offering tailored to music producers and artists wanting to further their creative vision in a forward thinking and intuitive environment.

Little Street Studio Exterior

Says Gurpaal “The core idea behind the space was to make a hybrid studio that was as hands on and as workflow orientated as possible that facilitated collaboration and musical exploration without any of the usual hindrances that can sometimes arise from working 'outside of the box.'

“All of the hardware / sound sources in the room are always on, midi'd up and ready to be tracked. This combined with some of the templates and routings we've got set up on our studio computer allow you to reach for a Prophet 10 or a Minimoog and use it as seamlessly as if it were a VST plugin. The layout of the room was also designed with collaboration in mind, allowing 2 or 3 people enough room to all explore ideas and collaborate at the same time.”

The immersive space is designed for exploration of new ideas on a variety of high-end hardware and sound sources in a professionally treated and tested acoustic environment (designed in conjunction with acoustic wizards Ultrafonic)

A generous-sized vocal booth sits at one end of the room for live tracking & overdubs, a full turntable/vinyl setup at the other.

The Courtyard furthers the vision of the studio by providing an intimate outdoor space to showcase and foster creativity and collaboration. Flexible in terms of sound, lighting and decor, it is an ideal space for intimate live shows and performances, EP launches, art exhibitions, photoshoots, pop-up activations and more.

Little Street Studio Interior

Gurpaal was a long time user of ADAM A77Xs before making the jump to S Series for the new studio build, which took almost two years to complete.

He’s more than happy with the end result - the ADAM S3V & Sub12 system provides a big vibe for writing and producing without sacrificing detail or clarity.

"The Adam S3V's combined with the Sub12 are just fantastic as a full range system. It's very easy to discern what's happening in the low end, crucial to a lot of styles and genres that are being explored in the studio and they translate to other system's whether it be club or car incredibly well.

“The wide sweet spot of the S3V's has been really great for us also, you can still clearly hear what's happening while standing well off to the side, this has proven crucial for tracking synth parts along our synth wall.”

What started out as a run down commercial kitchen with some serious building issues now houses a forward thinking electronic music-focused recording studio, a residential studio apartment and an open air courtyard and exhibition space.

Pics: Andre Cois

Read more

Gurpaal Bains at Little Street Studios

Tracking & Writing with ADAM Audio S3V & Sub12

Brisbane’s vibrant Fortitude Valley has been the cultural centre of the city for over 30 years.

With a plethora of clubs, venues and late night bars the Valley has been the musical hot spot for any number of artists, DJs and bands.

Little Street Studio

Nestled in the middle of this hub is the new studio project of Gurpaal Bains - Little Street Studios.

Part live-in writing room, part track/mix facility, the space is jammed with a jaw-dropping array of synths, modular racks and keyboards - all brought to life with an ADAM Audio S3V & Sub12 monitoring system.

The Studio aims to provide a unique and modern studio offering tailored to music producers and artists wanting to further their creative vision in a forward thinking and intuitive environment.

Little Street Studio Exterior

Says Gurpaal “The core idea behind the space was to make a hybrid studio that was as hands on and as workflow orientated as possible that facilitated collaboration and musical exploration without any of the usual hindrances that can sometimes arise from working 'outside of the box.'

“All of the hardware / sound sources in the room are always on, midi'd up and ready to be tracked. This combined with some of the templates and routings we've got set up on our studio computer allow you to reach for a Prophet 10 or a Minimoog and use it as seamlessly as if it were a VST plugin. The layout of the room was also designed with collaboration in mind, allowing 2 or 3 people enough room to all explore ideas and collaborate at the same time.”

The immersive space is designed for exploration of new ideas on a variety of high-end hardware and sound sources in a professionally treated and tested acoustic environment (designed in conjunction with acoustic wizards Ultrafonic)

A generous-sized vocal booth sits at one end of the room for live tracking & overdubs, a full turntable/vinyl setup at the other.

The Courtyard furthers the vision of the studio by providing an intimate outdoor space to showcase and foster creativity and collaboration. Flexible in terms of sound, lighting and decor, it is an ideal space for intimate live shows and performances, EP launches, art exhibitions, photoshoots, pop-up activations and more.

Little Street Studio Interior

Gurpaal was a long time user of ADAM A77Xs before making the jump to S Series for the new studio build, which took almost two years to complete.

He’s more than happy with the end result - the ADAM S3V & Sub12 system provides a big vibe for writing and producing without sacrificing detail or clarity.

"The Adam S3V's combined with the Sub12 are just fantastic as a full range system. It's very easy to discern what's happening in the low end, crucial to a lot of styles and genres that are being explored in the studio and they translate to other system's whether it be club or car incredibly well.

“The wide sweet spot of the S3V's has been really great for us also, you can still clearly hear what's happening while standing well off to the side, this has proven crucial for tracking synth parts along our synth wall.”

What started out as a run down commercial kitchen with some serious building issues now houses a forward thinking electronic music-focused recording studio, a residential studio apartment and an open air courtyard and exhibition space.

Pics: Andre Cois

Read more

 Higher Music Education with ADAM S Series in the River City

Located in the heart of Brisbane city, TAFE Qld Brisbane runs student courses in recording, performing & live sound fields, music business and higher education qualifications ably guided by educators Matt Taylor & Heath Storrie, Mary Carden, Rodney Holder, Ross Mclennan, Toby Loveland, Steve Francis, Rafe Sholer, John Daly. 

TAFE Logo

TAFE’s music and sound production facilities give students hands-on skills to prepare for a career in the music industry. With live performance spaces, recording studios, and industry-standard software, their music facilities have the bases covered in music tech.

Music and Sound production courses have been conducted at TAFE Brisbane since 1992, with a new facility purpose-built in 2008.

At this time ADAM Audio (S3X-H) monitors were selected as the main monitors in their flagship SSL room, and have become part of the facility’s DNA ever since.

Matt & Heath at TAFE Qld

When time came to update & expand their smaller project studios, the team opted to continue with ADAM and selected premium S Series monitors in a number of configurations.

Educational Team Manager Matt Taylor says these rooms needed to have high quality audio solutions that all the teachers felt  comfortable using - all agreed the Adam monitors were a level above the competition.

 The teaching labs at Southbank TAFE comprise of three newly equipped ADAM-equipped rooms.

Wall mounting the S2V in the two smaller teaching labs (22 student seat) ensures good dispersion and accurate sound through the extent of the room.

S2V at TAFE

Likewise in the larger teaching lab (22 capacity) with S3Vs handling the bigger environment.

There are also three Project studios containing T5Vs and one larger Recording room (Studio B) containing A7Xs.

A larger lecture theatre has S3Hs in left, right & centre position, S2Vs in the rear and a SUB 15 for the lows, ensuring excellent dispersion and clarity at all points in the room.

Matt is no stranger behind the mixing board, having worked in studios around the world (Big Blue Meenie, (formerly Quantum Sound Studios)  New Jersey Studio), after earning his stripes at Blackbox Recording with Brisbane's Guitar Uber-Producer Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger, Cruel Sea) and Aria award winner Magoo (Regurgitator,  Midnight Oil)

Educator Heath Storrie says the new ADAM speaker will benefit students in a number of ways, with sonic clarity a practical imperative in the study labs.

S3V at TAFE

Heath is a veteran of live sound production having toured throughout Australia and Europe. He has previously provided system engineering services to Australian Technical Production Company NW Group’s (Norwest Productions) and has FOH/Monitor Engineered many large festivals including the Byron Bay International Blues Festival.

Heath and Matt both studied at the TAFE themselves under the original course designer Ian Taylor - himself a veteran of relentless live production work through the vibrant Australian touring scene of the 80/90s.

Matt says one of the key aspects of TAFE’s teaching and teachers is the aim to get  graduates as prepared as possible for employment, and in doing so are incredibly well supported by the  industry, which gives students a genuine opportunity at further employment in the field, and exposure to work experience programs.

Matt & Heath at TAFE Qld 

The campus runs diploma courses covering, Sound Production, (studio and Live), Music Performance, Music Business, Certificate III & II (Certificate II & III in Music Inustry and a Bachelor of Creative Industries with Music as the Major.

 

 

Read more

 Higher Music Education with ADAM S Series in the River City

Located in the heart of Brisbane city, TAFE Qld Brisbane runs student courses in recording, performing & live sound fields, music business and higher education qualifications ably guided by educators Matt Taylor & Heath Storrie, Mary Carden, Rodney Holder, Ross Mclennan, Toby Loveland, Steve Francis, Rafe Sholer, John Daly. 

TAFE Logo

TAFE’s music and sound production facilities give students hands-on skills to prepare for a career in the music industry. With live performance spaces, recording studios, and industry-standard software, their music facilities have the bases covered in music tech.

Music and Sound production courses have been conducted at TAFE Brisbane since 1992, with a new facility purpose-built in 2008.

At this time ADAM Audio (S3X-H) monitors were selected as the main monitors in their flagship SSL room, and have become part of the facility’s DNA ever since.

Matt & Heath at TAFE Qld

When time came to update & expand their smaller project studios, the team opted to continue with ADAM and selected premium S Series monitors in a number of configurations.

Educational Team Manager Matt Taylor says these rooms needed to have high quality audio solutions that all the teachers felt  comfortable using - all agreed the Adam monitors were a level above the competition.

 The teaching labs at Southbank TAFE comprise of three newly equipped ADAM-equipped rooms.

Wall mounting the S2V in the two smaller teaching labs (22 student seat) ensures good dispersion and accurate sound through the extent of the room.

S2V at TAFE

Likewise in the larger teaching lab (22 capacity) with S3Vs handling the bigger environment.

There are also three Project studios containing T5Vs and one larger Recording room (Studio B) containing A7Xs.

A larger lecture theatre has S3Hs in left, right & centre position, S2Vs in the rear and a SUB 15 for the lows, ensuring excellent dispersion and clarity at all points in the room.

Matt is no stranger behind the mixing board, having worked in studios around the world (Big Blue Meenie, (formerly Quantum Sound Studios)  New Jersey Studio), after earning his stripes at Blackbox Recording with Brisbane's Guitar Uber-Producer Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger, Cruel Sea) and Aria award winner Magoo (Regurgitator,  Midnight Oil)

Educator Heath Storrie says the new ADAM speaker will benefit students in a number of ways, with sonic clarity a practical imperative in the study labs.

S3V at TAFE

Heath is a veteran of live sound production having toured throughout Australia and Europe. He has previously provided system engineering services to Australian Technical Production Company NW Group’s (Norwest Productions) and has FOH/Monitor Engineered many large festivals including the Byron Bay International Blues Festival.

Heath and Matt both studied at the TAFE themselves under the original course designer Ian Taylor - himself a veteran of relentless live production work through the vibrant Australian touring scene of the 80/90s.

Matt says one of the key aspects of TAFE’s teaching and teachers is the aim to get  graduates as prepared as possible for employment, and in doing so are incredibly well supported by the  industry, which gives students a genuine opportunity at further employment in the field, and exposure to work experience programs.

Matt & Heath at TAFE Qld 

The campus runs diploma courses covering, Sound Production, (studio and Live), Music Performance, Music Business, Certificate III & II (Certificate II & III in Music Inustry and a Bachelor of Creative Industries with Music as the Major.

 

 

Read more

ADAM Audio's latest plugin offered to MyADAM users is DAW Cassette - a retro-inspired tape emulation packed with colour, character and crazy tape head modulation.
If you haven’t yet registered your ADAM Audio products in the MyADAM user area, head on over to the website and do so now!
ADAM's Anders Jovaag demonstrates what this plugin can do: 
Read more
ADAM Audio's latest plugin offered to MyADAM users is DAW Cassette - a retro-inspired tape emulation packed with colour, character and crazy tape head modulation.
If you haven’t yet registered your ADAM Audio products in the MyADAM user area, head on over to the website and do so now!
ADAM's Anders Jovaag demonstrates what this plugin can do: 
Read more

Show Your Studio & Win T8V!

ADAM Audio are giving away a pair of T8V Active Studio Monitors on the Heavyweight Bass Producer Forum Facebook Group.

All you have to do to enter is post a pic of your studio setup in the comments section of the pinned competition post on the Heavyweight Bass Producers Forum group.
The post with the most likes at the end of the comp wins the monitors.
Tell us why you need new speakers, why you like making bass music or stay strong & silent - we just wanna peep your rig!
Show us your rig, get your friends & fam to vote and go into the running for a fresh set of speakers!
Join up (its free), take some snaps and get in the running to win T8Vs.
The Heavyweight Bass Producers Forum is a page set  up for the Heavyweight Bass blog a great resource for audio folks - with all kinds of advice and guidance on technical how-to & industry navigation.
Heavyweight Bass is a blog run by Klaus Heavyweight Hill for people interested in mixing, mastering and production. Packed with tips, tricks, tutorials and interviews from some of the worlds best dance producers and the industries finest.
The aim – to give you solid, no bull advice and help improve your production skills. 
A hive mind for recording & producing!
*Voters must be members of the Heavyweight Facebook group, so get them to join
Ends Midnight March 31st & is open to Australian Residents only.
Image result for heavyweightbass
Read more

ADAM Audio are giving away a pair of T8V Active Studio Monitors on the Heavyweight Bass Producer Forum Facebook Group.

All you have to do to enter is post a pic of your studio setup in the comments section of the pinned competition post on the Heavyweight Bass Producers Forum group.
The post with the most likes at the end of the comp wins the monitors.
Tell us why you need new speakers, why you like making bass music or stay strong & silent - we just wanna peep your rig!
Show us your rig, get your friends & fam to vote and go into the running for a fresh set of speakers!
Join up (its free), take some snaps and get in the running to win T8Vs.
The Heavyweight Bass Producers Forum is a page set  up for the Heavyweight Bass blog a great resource for audio folks - with all kinds of advice and guidance on technical how-to & industry navigation.
Heavyweight Bass is a blog run by Klaus Heavyweight Hill for people interested in mixing, mastering and production. Packed with tips, tricks, tutorials and interviews from some of the worlds best dance producers and the industries finest.
The aim – to give you solid, no bull advice and help improve your production skills. 
A hive mind for recording & producing!
*Voters must be members of the Heavyweight Facebook group, so get them to join
Ends Midnight March 31st & is open to Australian Residents only.
Image result for heavyweightbass
Read more