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Recording Features

  • Thursday, August 18, 2011
    Gary D. Davis 08/18 12:19 PM,
    R-e/p: Tell us about redoing the control room for Village. GEORGE AUGSPURGER: From my standpoint, even before getting into the subtleties of those things that the client may like, there are a number of things you do in any control room. One is that you try to get the thing as nearly as possible to be bilaterally symmetrical. You’re stuck with two channel and four channel stereo, which are both oriented left and right, and to get any kind of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProductionAudioInstallationStudioSystem

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    Fletcher 08/18 08:49 AM, 1 Comment
    What makes a good microphone preamplifier? What makes one mic preamp better for an application than another? Why even bother with “outboard” preamps? Frankly, there are no standard “correct” answers to these questions, it’s all about a subjective sense of aesthetic that users have to determine their own bad selves. Mic preamps - like wine, cars, guitars, and the brand of cigarettes you smoke - are all a very personal decision. What I may find remarkably mundane and boring may… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, August 11, 2011
    Joe Gilder 08/11 12:17 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Last year my friend Kevin and his wife flew all the way out to Nashville from LA to record vocals for his album in my home studio. We had one week to track vocals for 13 songs. Of course, we spent a lot of time just hanging out and showing them around Nashville, but 7 days was an ideal amount of time. It gave us plenty of time to focus intently… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEngineerStudioTechnicianAudio

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    digital deception
    Moses Avalon 08/10 09:13 AM, 0 Comments
    From the dawn of pop music until the mid-1990s, if you had put a recording contract in front of most hungry artists, they would probably have signed it without thinking twice. But artists have become too savvy to go gaga about getting a boilerplate offer from a record company, and, as a result, music biz hucksters have had to become more creative about getting an artist to sign a contract without looking closely at the fine print. These days, record… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationSoftwareStageAudio

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    apple ipad
    Bobby Owsinski 08/09 01:21 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Apple’s iPad is still relatively new, but already there are a number of great music related apps available as outlined in an article on There were so many, in fact, that I would surely overlook a lot of worthy apps if I only posted some of them, so it’s best to read the entire article yourself. Here’s a summary of the iPad functions from the article. ————————————————————- Computing is enough a… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, August 03, 2011
    tape baking
    Kyle P. Snyder 08/03 08:35 AM, 8 Comments
    In late 2008 I was called out by a friend to repair a Studer tape deck; an A827, which I had never used before. While I was very fortunate that the studio owned both the original alignment tape and tentelometer, the original (rather aged and unused) tape shed like crazy because of its storage conditions, and our inability to bake the tape before use. Baking has gotten myself and many a colleague out of a sticky (ha ha) situation. However,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTechnologistOpinionPollBusinessEducationStudioAudio

  • Monday, August 01, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 08/01 11:23 AM, 16 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   I think it’s safe to say that we’re at the end of the “album age,” and although the format will hold on for a while, it’s clearly waning in popularity. I’ve given this a lot of thought and have come up with what I think are the reasons, but be aware, they’re not all exactly what the popular wisdom assumes. So let’s begin with the six reasons why the album format has,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessStudioAudio

  • Thursday, July 28, 2011
    Jon Tidey 07/28 08:32 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Ah, lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s wet and rainy out, so what to do? How about making some music with some fun online sequencers. Snag a comfy chair at Starbucks and kill a few hours making music on your laptop. Perfect! Composer - This one is perhaps a little limited, but it’s still fun. A drum machine with synced synthesizer. Tone Matrix - 256 buttons, and one sinewave tone, I find the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    Patrick Killianey 07/26 04:21 PM, 1 Comment
    Not long ago, I took some aspiring engineers to a trade show where some “antiques” were on display. Namely, some CD/DVD players, along with a few analog multitrack’s. Over the last 30 years, audio equipment has certainly followed the better-smaller-cheaper model of the computer industry. But like the computer market, repairs are no longer typically done at the part level. If the laser in a CD player goes bad, the chassis with the whole drive motor and optical track will… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogDigitalEducationEngineerInstallationSignalStudioSystemTechnicianAudio

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    Bruce Bartlett 07/26 04:01 PM, 0 Comments
    In a tough economy, an increasing number of bands, musicians, and church congregations are finding themselves financially strapped. When it comes time to record the next big album, be it praise music or hard rock, the DIY route is being increasingly chosen when money isn’t available to spend several days or weeks in a studio at the hourly rate. Some performers shun the studio for other reasons. “I get too nervous in the studio… I’ll just record myself with a… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigitalEngineerMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio