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Articles Tagged Audio

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    recording
    Jason Corey 01/27/16 04:34 PM,
    Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training, available from Focal Press. In the recording process, engineers regularly encounter technical issues that cause noises to be introduced or audio signals to be degraded inadvertently. To the careful listener, such events remove the illusion of transparent audio technology, revealing a recorded musical performance and reminding them that they are listening to a recording mediated by once invisible but now clearly apparent technology. It becomes… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMixerPowerSignalStudio

  • Monday, January 25, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 01/25/16 07:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   When I started recording more seriously, I was spending most of my time in professional studios. Fancy studios are awesome. You’ve got a pretty control room with a big console, patchbay, and couches. You’ve got a nice big tracking room, and you’ve probably got a couple of extra rooms or vocal booths thrown in there. All this is great, however, for those recording in personal studios, chances are the musicians you… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioDigitalInterconnectMixerSignalStudioSystem

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/03/15 07:29 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   I’ve been asked by a few people how I would go about getting a bass sound, since I’ve mentioned before that I’d approach things differently. Actually, the sound of the bass isn’t as important as the relationship it has with the kick and snare drums, since they all reinforce one another if blended correctly. Here’s my approach, assuming that both the bass and the drums are recorded well and sound pretty good… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogEducationMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystem

  • Sunday, November 29, 2015
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    Chris Huff 11/29/15 12:45 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Lookout! The Christmas program is approaching!  The only think that sneaks up faster than Christmas is the church Christmas program.  For many of you volunteers out there holiday productions can be a daunting obstacle, but I’m here to help! Follow this cheat sheet for your Christmas (or other) productions and you’ll be certain to have everything you need this season. 1. Date/time of the program and any possible make-up date due… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioDigitalMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    contracting
    Bruce Main 11/12/15 06:40 AM,
    We’re currently in-between touring seasons. Cables and snakes have been tested and repaired, wood painted, and cases treated to fresh new stenciling. All racks have been repackaged to their standard configurations, trucks subjected to annual maintenance, and warehouse floor swept - twice. Aside from a stray show here and there, for many hire companies, things are pretty quiet. Yes, these are the days that turn sound company owner and manager thoughts to Alternative Revenue Sources (ARS). The contracting/install market is… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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    Bruce Swedien 11/11/15 07:17 AM,
    This excerpt is the first in a series from Bruce Swedien’s book Make Mine Music by Hal Leonard Microphone Design Technology And Microphone Technique Along with this development of a more live sound and hi-fi in the popular recorded music of the early 1950’s, a great deal of experimentation and improvement in microphone placement and technique was going on at the same time. Much energy and effort were put into the development of innovative microphone design. American microphone design technology… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioAnalogEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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    Dave Rat 10/21/15 12:54 PM,
    Mixing front of house sound for festivals is both one of the easiest and most challenging situations we face as live sound engineers. They present a perfect storm of all factors working against us: minimal setup and sound check time, huge audiences, pressures from band management, outdoor environmental factors, plus show reviewers can make direct comparisons between the quality of our mix and a multitude of others. To make things worse, unless we work for a top-billed artist on the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioConsolesDigitalInstallationLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    sound myths
    Harvey Gerst 08/26/15 07:03 AM,
    Over the years, I’ve heard people tell me a lot of things that they believe to be true, but aren’t. They hear it from other musicians and pass it on and pretty soon, people start accepting it as absolute fact. The actual truth gets buried in history and that’s the way legends are born. It’s charming, but inaccurate. Let’s examine some of these beliefs. Bass drum ports There are a lot of drummers that cut a small hole (usually around… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureOpinionProductionAudioAnalogDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneStudioSystem

  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
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    PSW Staff 08/13/15 06:16 AM,
    How much do you really know about microphones? Make sure to keep track of your answers throughout this 20 question quiz and check them against the key on page 3. 1.) The dB is used when measuring mics because: A.) It’s more fun B.) It’s more logarithmic C.) It’s the standard for acoustic pressure measurements in audio D.) It helps the companies sell more mics 2.) 20 micropascals is: A.) The pressure present at an Atlas III launch B.) The… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioSystemWireless

  • Monday, August 10, 2015
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    Joe Gilder 08/10/15 01:03 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   A question I’m frequently asked is how to remove the vocals from tracks for clients. While you can never completely remove the vocals, you can generally knock them down enough to make the track useful for whatever the client has planned. Although there are boxes and tools for this now, basic recording software will enable you to do a pretty solid job for a live performance track. As always, the video is embedded… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureVideoProductionAudioDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorStudioSystem



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