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  • 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

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 11/12/14 11:01 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   We all like to be more productive with our time, and since we’re all creatures of the computer, anything that helps either decrease our waiting time or that gives us more options is welcome. Here are seven things that I’ve found to be very helpful in increasing productivity, and they’re all less $100. Not all are computer related but they’re extremely useful all the same. 1. More Computer RAM. One of the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerNetworkingSoftwareStudioTechnician

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    beatles
    Bobby Owsinski 10/29/14 01:20 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The Beatles “Something” is one of the most covered songs ever, and may be George Harrison’s best song. That’s why it’s so cool to go back and have a listen to the isolated vocal track from this song from the iconic Abbey Road album. Here’s what to listen for: 1. The vocal is very in tune, which can’t always be said for vocals from this era. 2. You’ll hear the nice Abbey… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, October 10, 2014
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 10/10/14 01:48 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Recently I received a number of questions about home studio soundproofing, and they all seem to revolve around using certain materials like mattresses or carpet to do it. These aren’t very good solutions however, Here’s an excerpt from my The Studio Builder’s Handbook (written with Dennis Moody) on the topic. ———————————————- I’ll cover just what to do to improve your studio’s isolation in another post, but first, here’s what not to use.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationMeasurementSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 10/01/14 07:10 AM,
      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 was “Wow, does the drummer ever groove… View this story
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