Jaime Traba

Jaime Traba

Jaime is a recording engineer and producer with a guitar pedal addiction. Professionally, he has worked with the likes of Grammy-winning songwriter Steve Mostyn, along with a wide scope of New York-based and international talent. When not trying to replicate Star Trek references into his writing for B&H, he’s an avid reader, guitarist, and general tech enthusiast. His mom thinks he’s pretty cool, too.

Latest Articles

1 week ago
It is much too easy to take our sense of hearing for granted. However, let’s face it—if you saw someone walking around treating one of their other senses the way our hearing gets abused, you’d call social services. It’s common sense not to stare directly into the sun, or not to pick up a hot pan with your bare hands, but we regularly expose ourselves to the damaging sound pressure levels (SPLs)...
3 months ago
Any seasoned sound pro will testify to the importance of organization; in an industry where each second quite literally costs money, you should not  be fumbling through your bag to change a setting on your recorder or grab a cable. I'll admit it may just be the over-sensitive audio guy in me, but it seems too often audio on set plays second fiddle to the visual.  I understand the visual aspect...
4 months ago
I admit it: I am an audio snob, but at the same time, I find the concept of some “audiophile” gear to be ridiculous. Some people go to lengths to enjoy their music that are well beyond reasonable and border on the absurd, and my experience as a recording engineer always has me reaching for the practical approach. While I track audio at high resolution rates (24-bit, 88.2 or 96 kHz) for mixing...
4 months ago
If there’s a king of recording equipment, there’s no doubt it would be the microphone. Arguably providing the most significant impact on your recorded sound (at least within the realm of gear), finding a mic that complements your voice can pay more dividends than almost any other purchase. Sure, the studio classics and vintage condenser mics run thousands upon thousands of dollars, but for the...
5 months ago
George Carlin has a classic bit called “A Place for Your Stuff.” In it, the acerbic comic rants about our tendency to acquire stuff over time, and how we can ultimately get down to the most basic stuff we can’t be without if we find ourselves taking a trip to the beach. Sadly, a daily commute into Manhattan does not enjoy the simplicity of a day at the beach, and there is just some stuff I have...
7 months ago
Thursday, January 21001: Head West Old Man 07:31 EST, Newark Liberty International Airport An early-AM Uber has brought me to gate C104 at sprawling Newark Liberty International airport, waiting on a 9:03 AM flight into LAX to attend the NAMM 2016 show to schmooze, network, report back, and provide input to the company’s buying staff. Always fun flying on someone else’s dime. It’s been well over...
7 months ago
Give your Tascam DR-70D or 701D the luxury of a custom-tailored ride with this Stingray bag from K-Tek. Its rigid vertical frame assures your recorder is protected from the wear of day-to-day use, as well as from the elements, and allows you to carry it hands-free, thanks to the included shoulder...
7 months ago
A controller as unique as the Seaboard Rise deserves a cover to match, and that’s exactly what ROLI has provided. The lightweight cover can protect your Seaboard Rise from dust,...
7 months ago
What you have Upgrade qualifications If you qualify, you'll need What you get Price Pro Tools LE Any version of Pro Tools LE, except:  Digi001 or original Mbox versions of LE Upgrade from Pro Tools LE • Pro Tools 10 and 12 Perpetual (you own it) Licenses...
8 months ago
On rare occasions, a specific instrument manufacturer becomes so iconic that their name becomes synonymous with the instrument itself. Guitars have the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster, organs have Hammond, and synthesizers have Moog. While there is an ever-growing world of analog and digital synths, alongside...
8 months ago
One of the easiest ways to improve your production, be it podcast, radio, film, or music, is to take a look at the type of device into which you are recording your audio. Most pros know—and will tell you—not all audio is captured equally. Integrating a portable digital recorder into your rig may seem like an obvious solution, but it is often overlooked, and is an excellent way to improve your...
8 months ago
Walk into the typical professional recording studio, and chances are very likely you are going to see Avid’s Pro Tools running as the DAW of choice, even among increasingly stiff competition from other software and recording systems. While many are familiar with Pro Tools from home and project studios, thanks to the host-based versions of Pro Tools (meaning they require no external hardware...
9 months ago
Earlier this year, Avid announced version 12 of its industry-standard Pro Tools DAW (digital audio workstation). What made a bigger splash and caused more heated discussion on the pro audio message boards was not any one functional feature of the update, but rather the fact that Avid was adopting an optional subscription-...
9 months ago
If you have five recording engineers or producers in a room, you will undoubtedly see five different approaches to any one task, all equally successful. A comfortable workflow is a key component to just about every creative pursuit, and your typical modern recording or production studio is going to be centered around your computer (to the chagrin of tape-only purists). Even with the multitude of...
9 months ago
Clearly intent on providing world-class digital emulations of some of the finest and most sought–after recording hardware, Universal Audio has announced the availability of UAD software version 8.4 for all...

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