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  • Thursday, March 01, 2012
    Bobby Owsinski 03/01 08:00 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Below is an interesting video of The Beatles recording one of their biggest and most iconic songs, “Hey Jude.” The video was shot for a BBC television show called most appropriately Music. Take note about 2:22 where you’ll see engineer Ken Scott (in the fashionable pink shirt), George Harrison and producer George Martin together in Abbey Road (actually it was still called EMI Studios at the time) Studio 2. The real story… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollVideoEngineerStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Rob Schlette 02/28 03:48 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Some people want their music really loud, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If loudness is part of their aesthetic and the audience likes it, then I say let’s go for it. In order to deliver the most musically effective loudness, that goal must have been addressed in the mixing process, but not as directly as you might think. It’s important to remember that there are mix masters, and then… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012
    apple itunes
    Bobby Owsinski 02/23 01:55 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Mixing engineers, producers and mastering engineers have faced a dilemma for a number of years now. That is, “Should digital files intended for Internet distribution be mastered separately?” This has been a sore spot with many veteran mastering guys, some who believe a separate master is a must, while others feel that an MP3 or AAC file made from a well-made master is more than sufficient. It seems that Apple has finally… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Barak Shpiez 02/21 01:13 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   During the AES Convention in New York City this past October, I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture given by mastering engineer Scott Hull of Masterdisk Studios. The lecture focused on creating mixes and masters for vinyl pressing. Though there are those of us who might not even release music on any physical medium these days, there are many who like the look, feel, and most importantly, sound, of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogEngineerStudio

  • Monday, February 20, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 02/20 11:17 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Nothing has more effect on the sound of your recordings than microphone technique. For example, which mic you choose—and where you place it—affect the recorded tone quality. That is, mic technique affects how much bass, midrange, and treble you hear in the monitored sound of a musical instrument. Mic choice and placement also affect how distant the instrument sounds in the recording, and how much background noise you pick up. This guide… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Friday, February 10, 2012
    Robert Archer 02/10 04:04 PM,
    In an exclusive interview with CE Pro, Alan Parsons, renowned sound engineer for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and for the Beatles, says hi-fi pros focus too much on equipment and brand names, when they should put more energy into room acoustics. He also says some surround-sound systems from Costco and Walmart “really aren’t that bad.” All this from the audio wizard behind Dark Side of the Moon, and the name sake of the Alan Parson’s Project? Parsons… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEngineerStudio

  • Thursday, February 09, 2012
    Joe Gilder 02/09 09:46 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Once upon a time, Joe made a stupid mistake. I was recording a bunch of acoustic guitar tracks for an album project. I was super-excited. I had set aside an entire afternoon to knock out all the songs. Also, I had just gotten a brand new microphone, and was going to use it along with another mic to record the guitar in stereo. All was right with the world. I set… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2012
    Rob Schlette 02/08 07:18 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Multitrack DAW recordings are dependent on a complex system of primary and secondary technologies. As discussed in An Introduction to Archiving Music Recordings, each of these technologies represents an obstacle to the long-term viability of a multitrack archive. Simply put, if the various software and hardware products you’re using today aren’t going to be around in their current versions for the useful life of the sound recordings you’re creating (i.e.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, February 06, 2012
    recording drums
    PSW Staff 02/06 01:42 PM,
    A discussion that began in the Harvey Gerst REP Recording Forum here on ProSoundWeb that provides relevant/useful points and references. Topic posted by pavement I have recorded a demo of my band, and we used pretty awful microphones, but after purchasing and loaning some mics, I have the following: Studio Projects C1, Shure SM57/58, and two AKG C3000’s. This was what I was thinking: the C1 on kick drum (I know it sounds odd, but I got the best sound… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • rep files
    Chris Huston 02/06 05:56 AM,
    As a complete oversimplification, a microphone is an instrument which measures differences in air pressure. It is not surprising that somebody would, in light of the interest in Quadraphonic sound, experiment and perfect an instrument which would measure and transduce the differences in air pressure around a full 360 degrees - to effectively create a quadraphonic microphone. Figure 1 (click to enlarge) Such a truly Quadraphonic device, developed by engineer Carl Countryman and producer Brad Miller, is in external appearance… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollSlideshowMicrophoneSignalStudioAudio