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urm eric

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    Norfolk, U.K.
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    Classical, jazz and classic rock mastering.
    Springbank and chamber music
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    My deerhounds and wolfhounds.
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    Samp/seq Training And Articles

    Looks like it the articles didn't make the March issue (certainly not in the online subscription) - do you have any ideas when they might be published? Many thanks! Many apologies - we are still in the throes of a move to new, larger, premises to facilitate greater training opportunities, but unfortunately the temporary premises are not all we thought they were going to be and this has slowed us down on quite a few things. The Samp 10 review is in the next issue: copy has already been submitted; next in line is an article on Samp x-fade use and editing; then a masterclass on using the fabulous new Am-munition compressor/limiter; and then ... More good news: we are getting our heads together with the UK Samp distributor and will hope to be running some countrywide training courses later in the year (in addition to those done at the URM Audio facilities). We are planning to make the training material more widely available; and also to make some focussed videos on Mastering With Sequoia and suchlike. I'll keep y'all posted. Cheers, Eric URM Audio Ltd
  2. QUOTE(John Willett @ Oct 29 2007, 11:17 AM) * Eric does excellent courses on both Sequoia and SADiE and worth every penny (I spent a day with him learning Sequoia's source/destination editing). ------ I've just spent last weekend on a 2-day Sequoia course with Eric, and enjoyed every minute of it! We spent quite a lot of time on source/destination editing using some material I had recorded (violin/piano), then spent the latter part of the course concentrating on Sequoia's mixing capabilities. Sequoia's source/destination editing and crossfading capabilities are worth their weight in gold, and definitely worth an upgrade from Samplitude Pro. So, many thanks to Eric for giving up the weekend before Christmas to train me - he's an inspiration. Oh, and his coffee is second to none too! Mark ----- John Willett Actually I may have to go back to Eric again for a bit more fine tuning. I was wondering whether it would be useful for a few of us to pool resources and have a small group training ??? -------------------- John Willett Circle Sound Services President - Fédération Internationale des Chasseurs de Sons Chairman - British Sound Recording Association ------------ I'd definitely be up for that if Eric agrees to it! Mark ---------- MY REPLY: Well - this is very well-timed. we are just about to announce an up-grading of our training facilites to allow for group training! There has been a *lot* of interest in this mode so we are investing in an entirely new studio set-up. We are moving to new (well, still basically 19th century) much larger premises in the Spring and will be offering small group (3 - 5) training as well as our one-on-one training. Maybe this is also the place to announce some up-coming Samplitude columns in *Sound on Sound* as well: there is a full review of Samp 10 Pro due in the March issue, then the long-awaited x-fades article, an article on the new automation features, and then one on the amazing new Am-munition plug-in (fabulous but frustrating!) Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
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    Newbie Sequoia Questions

    I'd definitely be up for that if Eric agrees to it! Well - this is very well-timed. we are just about to announce an up-grading of our training facilites to allow for group training! There has been a *lot* of interest in this mode so we are investing in an entirely new studio set-up. We are moving to new (well, still basically 19th century) much larger premises in the Spring and will be offering small group (3 - 5) training as well as our one-on-one training. Maybe this is also the place to announce some up-coming Samplitude columns in *Sound on Sound* as well: there is a full review of Samp 10 Pro due in the March issue, then the long-awaited x-fades article, an article on the new automation features, and then on on the amazing new Am-munition plug-in (fabulous but frustrating!) Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
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    Newbie Sequoia Questions

    I can almost feel the hairs on the back of your neck bristling as I read your repsonse! ;-) Seeing as you asked... I have had experience editing and producing classical music on DAE1100, DAE3000, Sonics, SADiE, and Sequoia - though primarily on Sonics - and more recently on Sequoia. From my perspective I am looking for technology that will allow me to achieve my goals flexibly, creatively and without breaking the bank. Although happy as I am to drool over Pyramix and SADiE as one Clarkson might drool over a Bugatti.... I am funding and building my own rig, so budgets are not - how shall we say - unlimited. I havn't worked full time in the industry for a number of years, but after so long working in IT one needs to 'go back to ones roots' as it were... Sequoia will help me achieve that. cheers, Mark Edwards BMus Tonmeister - (Surrey) Not bristling, just curious - personally I don't drool over tools, but I am keen to know how strong value judgements that seem unsupported get made. Sequoia is fabulous - no doubt about that - and sounds like it is the right choice for you. We got into Seq when our SADiE 24/96 got old and produced a lot of good work with it, but when we could support it financially we got a PCM8 SADiE 5.6 which is entirely different and optimizes our particular workflow in a way that Seq doesn't. Horses for courses, as I said before. Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
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    Newbie Sequoia Questions

    How is Sequoia `better' than SADiE? Just what is your HO based on? I think this kind of comparison makes no sense - and I speak as the director of a facility that has, and regularly uses for different projects, all three ... As always with high-quality pro equipment, it's horses for courses. Eric
  6. Hello Danny - well, the UK distributor and I have been discussing this option recently, so I'll let you know how it goes! The Samp column in SOS is new, so there's no great backlog as yet: I need to point out too that I mis-spoke in my earlier mesage - the X-fades article is probably not now going to be published until the September issue - there's a long lead-time, and I've been ultra-busy with other work recently (including non-Samp SOS reviews). If there is enough of a call for it though, I'm thinking of writing up some real-life hands-on Samp/Seq articles (what we did, how we did it) for publishing on my company web-site. Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
  7. Tell me more..... O.k. - The editing is aimed at the classical music editor, but it's a highly transferrable skill! We go through the basic of music editing theory and then a lot of practical advice on fade placing, shapes and duration. We use illustrative examples from our own work - everything from choral and organ through string quartets to solo vocal. Each genre presents a specific challenge, a problem to overcome and a skill to acquire. (ooh - hope that didn't sound too spin-speaky). The mastering is broader, but, again, we concentrate on one main area (music with an acoustic bias) on the assumption that skills learned there are applicable much more widely. We have great inboard and outboard processors (analogue and digital) including Algorithmix, Cranesong, Pendulum, Weiss and a t.c. 6000 and use these to go through advanced use of EQ, compression, reverb/ambience creation, and Noise reduction. If requested we can limit (no pun intended) the processors to just Sequioa included plug-ins (after v.9) - not *all* that much of a limitation, and a real eye-opener for someone who wants to start a high quality mastering set-up on a limited budget! It's all very relaxed - this is Suffolk after all - and the content is client-driven - we teach people to do what they need to be able to do. Hope this helps, Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
  8. Thanks - I'm very glad to get feedback like this. I think mentioning marketing is beyond the remit of the SOS column - but I agree that getting to know Samp properly takes time, and maybe more effort than should be the case. We're now providing specialized Sequoia training courses (editing and mastering) and hoping that the SOS articles (which are more for Samp than Seq) will become a regular (monthly) fixture. I'm also hoping to post SOS-like articles (but longer) on my company website: real-life accounts of how we use Samp/Seq on various projects which I'm hoping readers will find interesting and educational. My own worry about Magix marketing is mainly that the dual-programme approach means that potential buyers tend to see Samp/Seq on par with Cubase/Nuendo - which is (obviously!) wrong. Samplitude is a high-end product - I speak as an ex-Pro-tools person; and Sequoia is even higher (I speak as a current SADiE and Pyramix user too). Why we use more than one platform is probably the subject of a future article! Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
  9. Yes, that and the DDP DVD burning. For me it is an extremely expensive option, as I only do this spare time (Sennheiser/Neumann pay the mortgage) and it does not get used that much. Just this year I have a contract to do four piano CDs and I'm spending a large chunk of the money on Sequoia. It's hugely expensive - but everyone I speak to tells me it's well worth it - so I have bitten the bullet and ordered the upgrade from DACS (not in stock, so I have to wait a week). Hopefully it will arrive in time so I can burn the DDP DVDs that have to go to the pressing plant later this month (Though I suppose I could chat up out mutual friend IR in HW to do it for me on his system if it doesn't arrive in time). Must be nice to have a `real' job as well! SEQ *is* very well worth the money - and I don't think really all that expensive for the features and the quality. There's NO other native system with its fine editing capabilities, and to match it you'd have to go mega-money for a hardware set up. I wish Magix marketing would understand this! Glad you're getting your SEQ from DACS - Douglas up there's enthusiasms and helpfulness is another very good thing about Magix in the UK. If IR (aha!) can't help with the DDP, you're welcome to vist here. Bit of a trek from Oxon maybe, but it's a wonderful part of the country so visit the coastline and make a day of it. If you want to reply off-list: epj21@cam.ac.uk Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
  10. That's interesting: I assume then that what you want is the better editing (3/4 point and dedictaed x-fade window) in Sequoia? Well worth the extra money if you're doing serious fine editing (classical - your area I think). Just wondering now if I should put more than a mention in the column about the extra goodies in Sequoia? I said a tiny a bit about it in my review of Samp 9 - Just what I needed - something else to think about on a Friday evening ... Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
  11. Not at all stupid and obvious! But your wish is my command etc ... I'm happy to announce that my next Samplitude column in Sound on Sound (July issue I think) will be entirely dedicated to cross-fades in Samplitude: why, where, how ... Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
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    I Have A Problem!

    The cross-grade offers are legit - well, the ones I've seen - and are exceedingly generous. I just hope they don't put people off who equate quality and price too closely! But these offers will not last forever ... Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
  13. If you're in the UK, give me a call. 01728-660023 Cheers, Eric www.urmaudio.co.uk
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