Slau takes you behind the scenes at BeSharp, a recording studio in New York City. Listen to excerpts from sessions, gear reviews and equipment shootouts.

Yeah, I know, I know—it's been a long time. Trust me, it bothers me more than it might bother you. Thing is, I could either cancel sessions and work less often, make less money and then I'd have more time to podcast! Oh, wait… maybe not. I did have a last minute cancellation which was quite welcomed, given my cold and so I did have an unexpected window in which to record this episode—a kind of "catch up" in the studio. I have to say, when I started this podcast series, I figured that I would do a few such "catching up" episodes but now I'm thinking I might rather do it in blog form. Hmm… maybe I will. We'll see. Sooooooo– since last time, I did go to Atlanta for Dragon*Con which was a complete blast. I met so, so many people who were so friendly and were fans of the podcast. It didn't hurt that I was hanging with George Hrab (http://www.georgehrab.com) and Donna Mugavero (@MsInformation) most of the weekend. I was invited to be on two panels in the podcasting track. It was so nice to finally meet derek & Swoopy from the Skepticality podcast. (http://www.skepticality.com I couldn't visit Atlanta and not give my friend, Brian Stevens (http://www.brianstevens.com) a call. We went to lunch at one of those Brazilian steak joints. Wow! I like to call our little meet up a "meat up" because, man—bacon-wrapped chicken, bacon-wrapped beef, bacon-wrapped bacon… It was fabulous to meet Brian in person and I really enjoyed the conversation. Hey, Brian: c'mon, let's have another episode of the Music Pro Show! (Like I should speak about getting a show out…) A couple of weeks ago, I flew out to San Francisco for a meeting at Digidesign. I've been working with them over the course of a few years to make Pro Tools compatible with the VoiceOver feature of Mac OS X. It's been a long road and we still have a little way to go but we can definitely see the finish line. For more information on the accessibility of Pro Tools for blind users, please visit http://www.protoolspetition.org As usual, I did attend the AES show in New York. I must say, although they tried to spin it in a positive light, the show is so much smaller than it used to be. Hey, I'm glad it's still around and I'm confident that it'll grow once again but it really did seem quite a bit smaller than in previous years. I tried to attend as many workshops as I could. Of course, there are so many good ones that are scheduled at the same time—it's impossible to see everything one wants to see at these conventions. One of the panelists with which I was quite impressed was David Josephson of Josephson Engineering. (http://www.josephson.com) David was so thorough in his explanations and so confident that it made me want to just go out and buy a Josephson microphone. David's an impressive and knowledgeable man with high standards. . No wonder he's chair of the AES Standards Committee. I did get to see a bunch of friends and colleagues—some old, some new. I met Sydney Galbraith who came down from Toronto for the show. I know Sydney through Twitter (@sydneygalbraith)—really nice guy with, I'm sure, a bright career in front of him. Speaking of bright careers, I got to meet the legendary Bruce Swedien. Wow, what a warm and gracious person he is. I think of him as the Walter Cronkite of the audio world. Man, what a giant in the industry and he couldn't be nicer. There were a couple of people I didn't get to see in person and I was bummed about that. I stopped in at the A–Designs booth to see Ronan Chris Murphy of Ronan's Recording Show (http://www.ronansrecordingshow.com) but he wasn't around. I stopped in again the next day and missed him again and it appeared that he wasn't checking Twitter so I didn't get to meet up with him this time. Also, John Grant of Granelli Audio Labs (http://www.granelliaudiolabs.com) had a whirlwind of a day on Sunday (his only day at the show) but I had to leave early and missed him. Next time…

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