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Articles Tagged Bobby Owsinski

  • Monday, February 01, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 02/01/16 01:54 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Most every time I go to a concert I come with the same feeling - why did it sound so bad? I’ve posted the following a few years ago, but it’s still holds true things never seems to get much better. Concert sound reinforcement equipment is better than ever, yet we’re frequently burdened with a mess of auditory goo that just sucks the enjoyment from a live event. Unfortunately this happens much… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 01/06/16 01:29 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here are some interesting facts about the recording methods of the Beatles and the innovations that they (mostly engineer Geoff Emerick) introduced that are commonplace today. Multi-miking drums. Until Emerick began to experiment, the drum kit was picked up by a maximum of two mics - one on kick drum and the other as an overhead above the snare. In order to get a bigger drum sound, Emerick introduced a mic on… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Monday, December 14, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/14/15 09:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Perhaps the most difficult task of a mixing engineer is balancing the bass and drums (especially the bass and kick). Nothing can make or break a mix faster than how these instruments work together. It’s not uncommon for a mixer to spend hours on this balance (both level and frequency) because if the relationship isn’t correct, then the song will just never sound big and punchy. Here’s an excerpt from The Mixing… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • 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

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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



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