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  • Monday, April 14, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 04/14/14 02:51 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Reverb. It’s use goes through cycles from a lot to almost none, but you’ll usually find at least some reverb-type ambience used in every mix. The problem is that you can’t really tell much of a distinction between the different types of some inexpensive plug-ins or boxes. In case you’re a little fuzzy about the differences between the types of reverb available, here’s a little refresher excerpt from The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, April 07, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 04/07/14 07:20 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   One of the things that musicians, engineers and producers sometimes have trouble with is how much to charge for their time. Here’s an excerpt from The Music Producer’s Handbook that covers the pros and cons of all the alternatives. It’s aimed at producers, but just as applicable to engineers, musicians, and any professional trying to decide how much to charge. What if a local band asks you to produce them? What do… View this story
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  • Saturday, March 22, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 03/22/14 04:18 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here’s an excerpt of an interview with Elliot Scheiner from The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook. Elliot has long been recognized as one of the finest engineers working today and has a shelf full of industry awards (five Grammys, four Surround Music Awards, Surround Pioneer Award, TEC Awards Hall Of Fame and too many total award nominations to count) from his work with The Eagles, Beck, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, John Fogerty, Van… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMixerProcessorStudio

  • Friday, March 14, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 03/14/14 02:38 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   In December of 2013, a new law called the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act when into full effect. The rule requires TV stations, cable operators, satellite television providers to control the audio loudness of all programs and commercials that are broadcast. The law is in response to years of complaints about commercials being much louder than program because they had been more heavily compressed. The law has some serious teeth in… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, March 07, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 03/07/14 05:45 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s time for another top 10 list, and this time we’ll be looking at the mics I use. Once again keep in mind that I’ve excluded lots of great microphones only because I don’t have frequent access to them. Mics are such a personal choice because it has to do with how your ear matches up to what the mic is capturing. That said, here’s what I find myself using over and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • Friday, February 28, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 02/28/14 04:16 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Getting the low end of the mix is one of the most difficult things in mixing in that if you don’t get it right, you may lose the power of the mix, make the mix too muddy, or cover up either the kick or the bass. The idea is to hear both the kick and the bass and have them work together so you can feel the pulse of the song. Here’s… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoStudy HallConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMixerSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 02/13/14 05:10 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Anyone who reads me regularly knows how much I love, admire and respect great drummers. My good buddy Brian MacLeod certainly falls into this category, having been the pulse behind recordings of Sheryl Crowe, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Ziggy Marley and many more. I remember the first time I heard Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” at a party as it was climbing the charts, and the only thing I could think about… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 02/05/14 04:00 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Much to my surprise, it seems that people actually care about my favorite gear, since the response to both my favorite mic preamps and compressors was so great. As a result, I thought it was time for another “My Favorite” post, this time about my top 10 equalizers. These are hardware or plug-in EQs that I find myself reaching for during the course of most mixes. Remember, gear choices are very personal,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014
    mic preamps
    Bobby Owsinski 01/23/14 09:28 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Mic preamps are an essential part of recording, and many of us tailor our tracking and overdubs around what’s available. I’ve been asked a lot lately what my favorite mic preamps are, so I thought that today’s post was a good time to do that. 1. Hardy M-1—My all-time favorite, you can’t beat the clarity and transparency with just a hint of color. When I think of the Hardy, the word “power”… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 01/15/14 06:25 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   We all know that the drums are the heartbeat of a song, and a wimpy drum sound will make the engineer work so much harder during the mix. That’s why it’s so important to get the drums to sound great acoustically before the mics are even placed. That said, it’s surprising how little many engineers actually know about making a drum kit sound great acoustically. Following is an excerpt from The Recording… View this story
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