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Articles Tagged Bobby Owsinski

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 11/18/15 07:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   One of the most critical and overlooked parameters when mixing is the monitor level. Either mixing too loudly or too quietly can fool your ears to the point where you’ll end with a mix that will seem to be missing something later. Here’s an excerpt from my book, The Audio Mixing Bootcamp, that explains a bit more about mixing levels and how to find what works best for you. —————————————————— One of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsLoudspeakerSignalStudio

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/05/15 11:16 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we got to thinking that it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnician

  • Monday, November 02, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 11/02/15 12:14 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Since the vocalist is the only musician who can’t put their instrument away in a protective case after the gig or rehearsal, it’s important to take very good care of it. Eventually every singer has some vocal trouble, and if you’re not careful, it can really lead to long term damage. That’s why it’s important for a singer to learn to be especially aware of the need to take care of him… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Monday, October 19, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 10/19/15 12:23 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here’s an excerpt from my Recording Engineer’s Handbook 3rd Edition that provides a checklist of questions to ask yourself before you hit the Record button. 1. Does the instrument sound great acoustically? Make sure that you start with a great acoustic sound with the instrument well tuned and minimum of sympathetic vibrations and extraneous noises. 2. Are the mics acoustically in phase? Observe the 3:1 rule and make sure that any underneath… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTrainingEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, October 05, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 10/05/15 06:38 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   A couple of new file formats are upon us, but just how much that will rock the music industry is yet unknown. Native Instruments has finally released Stems, an open-file format that allows up to 4 independent elements that can be independently manipulated. The Stems format is aimed at DJs who want to do remixes of songs during a performance by mixing elements from multiple files. That said, Stem files will play… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogBusinessDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerManufacturerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, September 14, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 09/14/15 11:50 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Knowing the proper etiquette while recording is almost as important as doing your gig. If you make people uncomfortable or do something that’s considered out of place and chances are that you won’t be asked back. Let’s look at the way everyone expects you to act during the session with these 14 points taken from The Studio Musician’s Handbook. Most of them apply to just about everyone on a session. 1. If… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureNewsOpinionStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerStudio

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 09/02/15 12:29 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The people that read my blog run about 50/50, seasoned pros to beginners in the business, and this post is aimed directly at those that don’t have a lot of recording experience. It’s an excerpt from How To Make Your Band Sound Great that covers the mindset of recording, not the technical part. There are so many great artists, bands, musicians, engineers, and producers out there, and so much written about how… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureNewsBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 08/18/15 10:33 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s time for another song analysis and this time it’s a real classic that’s one of the first songs that most guitar players learn to play - Deep Purple’s iconic “Smoke On The Water.” A song about a true event, “Smoke On The Water” went on to become not only the breakout song for Deep Purple’s career, but their best seller as well. The song illustrates the story of the recording of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEngineerStudio

  • Monday, August 03, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 08/03/15 11:13 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Readers often send me their music to comment on, and while I’d love to get to everything, sometimes that’s just not possible. That said, there are a number of traits that I notice among these songs that I thought was worth a mention, since they encapsulate many of the problems that I hear. Before you send me a link to something to listen to, make sure that your song doesn’t have any… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEducationEngineerStudio

  • Monday, July 20, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 07/20/15 04:42 PM,
    Most musicians who play club gigs in the United States don’t belong to the Musicians Union since they don’t feel that it has much to offer them. While that may or may not be the case, everything changes when you’re working on a union gig for record label or a symphony orchestra, because that’s where the union guarantees a reasonable wage rate and demands that your employer contributes to the union pension fund. But what happens if you’re a producer… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerStudioTechnician