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  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 05/05/15 11:39 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Equalization is one of the most difficult parts of recording to get the hang of since there’s literally almost an infinite number of possibilities. Most of us learn by experience and usually massive amounts of trial and error, but there are some brief general guidelines that can be an enormous help for those new to the process. Here’s an excerpt from The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook 3rd Edition featuring five simple EQ tips… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
    instruments
    Bobby Owsinski 04/16/15 02:13 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   As any electric string instrument player knows, there are a number of different types of pickups, and within each category there’s a tremendous variation in possible tone. This excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook explains the nine factors that affect how a pickup sounds. The next time you’re in the market for one, keep these in mind so you can better tailor the pickup to your needs. ———————————————- Just like most… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogInterconnectMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 03/31/15 02:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Having trouble figuring how to use your effects during mixing? Here’e a set of rules that can help you choose the best effects for each track more efficiently, courtesy of The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook. Rule 1: As A General Rule Of Thumb, Try To Picture The Performer In An Acoustic Space And Then Realistically Recreate That Space Around Them. This method usually saves some time over simply experimenting with different effects presets… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 03/11/15 11:11 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   If you’re recording a live performance, then you want to pick up some of the audience to make it sound realistic. Here are some techniques and considerations culled from the latest edition of the Recording Engineer’s Handbook. Audience recording is both the key and the problem with live recording. It’s sometimes difficult to record the audience in a way that captures its true sound. The transient peaks of the audience makes it… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, February 23, 2015
    waveform
    Bobby Owsinski 02/23/15 03:02 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   One might say that we need another audio format like we need a hole in the head, but here’s a new one that actually makes some sense. The good people at high-end Meridian Audio have come up with an interesting way to pack a lossless encode into an MP3 container. The new format is called MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) and is backwards compatible with any player that can play a standard MP3… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessDigitalMeasurementProcessorSignalStudio

  • Sunday, February 08, 2015
    bobby owsinski
    Bobby Owsinski 02/08/15 12:33 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The MIDI standard is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, so let’s take a minute to appreciate just how cool an invention this really was. For many of you reading this, you don’t remember a time before MIDI, but the rest of us remember it as a time when hardware synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines couldn’t talk to one another if not from the same manufacturer. You chose a manufacturer if you… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEthernetInterconnectNetworkingSignalStudio

  • Sunday, January 18, 2015
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 01/18/15 07:28 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Most recording engineers (both those learning and experienced) place way too much stock in the kind of gear they’re using. It seems like if the gear is not vintage, a name brand or high priced, it’s automatically shunned, but the major variables that go into making a good recording always lie in other places than the gear itself. Here’s a list of recording variables that you must be aware of when recording… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, January 08, 2015
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 01/08/15 02:32 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Most guitar players are blissfully unaware of the details of the speakers they’re playing through. Sure, they may know what size the speakers are and how many are in the cabinet, but other than that, they have no idea about how much of an effect the make of the speaker can have on the sound. Here’s a brief excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook (written with Rich Tozzoli) that explains why… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMeasurementSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    al schmitt
    Bobby Owsinski 12/16/14 08:52 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   After 18 Grammys for Best Engineering (more than any other engineer) and work on over 150 gold and platinum records, Al Schmitt needs no introduction to anyone even remotely familiar with the recording industry. Indeed, his credit list is way too long to print here (but Henry Mancini, Steely Dan, George Benson, Toto, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, and Diana Krall are some of them), but suffice it to say that Al’s name… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneProcessorStage

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 12/02/14 02:20 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Most guitar players settle on a brand of strings without even realizing why, usually only changing when they can’t get their favorite brand. In this excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook (written with my good buddy Rich Tozzoli), Jim D’Addario, the CEO and chairman of D’Addario & Company (the world’s largest maker of musical instrument strings), describes what makes a great string as well as some of the differences between the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMeasurementSignalStudio