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  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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    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
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  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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    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
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  • Monday, August 03, 2015
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    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
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    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

  • Friday, July 10, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 07/10/15 06:28 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Dutch rock band Golden Earring was founded in 1961 but came to international fame in 1973 with “Radar Love,” a song still played on classic rock radio. The song started around an idea for the title and grew from there, eventually becoming a cut on the band’s US debut album Moontan. The song was chosen as a single more through the process of elimination, since it was the only one on the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEngineerStudio

  • Monday, June 22, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 06/22/15 05:32 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   By my count, there are 8 “constants” that we find in vocal recording. These are items or situations that almost always prove to be true. Just keeping them in mind can save you a lot of trouble in the search for a sound that works for you and your vocalist. Here are a few tips taken from The Recording Engineer’s Handbook and The Music Producer’s Handbook to help you get a great… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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