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Articles Tagged Bruce A Miller

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    recording
    Bruce A. Miller 07/19/16 05:53 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   My first day as a real engineer rather than an assistant was all about bass. The engineer (who was the studio manager as well) took a break after we recorded basic tracks on a Salsa song. Before leaving the room he told me to punch where the bassist wanted. I started, and was easily able to hear and punch individual notes rather than whole phrases. A few times I disagreed about which note… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, June 09, 2016
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    Bruce A. Miller 06/09/16 06:19 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Many people say that older records “feel” better. They also complain that much of today’s music seems “sterile.” I believe a big part of this is because these days so much music is made in sequencers or by bands playing individual parts rather than together. As a result, you lose the dynamics that I feel are important in music. Live music played by a group of musicians (even if the drummer is playing… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerStudio

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    recording
    Bruce A. Miller 03/11/16 06:55 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   The drums must provide the rhythmic foundation and centered and strong. The vocal has to be loud. The bass has to thump. The guitars have to wail. Or do they? Too often people mix on autopilot, processing each instrument into typical roles…without really considering what they are doing. If you ‘ve tried to understand the feeling of the song you’re mixing, you may realize that the instruments before you would best support that… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
    recording
    Bruce A. Miller 02/11/16 05:54 PM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Mixing is more than making sounds louder or softer. It utilizes sonic illusions to support the song’s intended expressive aspects. In order to create a more believable sonic illusion, it’s important to have a good understanding of the material you’re working on. You can try to fake mixing a style of music you don’t like, but chances are the music will be less expressive as a mix by someone who appreciates that music… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
    monitors
    Bruce A. Miller 02/05/16 06:39 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Simply, good monitors are very important. Video productions monitor using screens. Audio productions monitor using loudspeakers that are driven by amplifiers. Every decision made in a musical production (not only regarding sounds but also arrangements and even performances) is based on what everyone is hearing. For example, if you’re recording a bass sound and the monitors sound thin, you may mistakenly believe that the bass sound itself is thin and compensate by adding… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalStudio

  • Friday, January 15, 2016
    recording
    Bruce A. Miller 01/15/16 07:27 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Signal path refers to the path that sound makes while being processed. Recording signal paths include: Sound Source > Capturing Device > Wire From Capturing Device To Console Channel Input > Channel Volume, EQ, Etc. > Channel Output To Recorder Track Mixing signal paths include: Recorder Track To Console Channel Input > Channel Processing, Volume, Pan, Etc. > Channel Output To Stereo Bus > Main Stereo Output Master Fader > Final Mix In… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesInterconnectMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015
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    Bruce A. Miller 10/29/15 06:08 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   The recording engineer’s job is to create an environment conducive to musical creativity and then capture that creativity. I often say that. Headphones are usually the only way that a musician will be able to hear themselves and (more importantly) how what they’re playing works with the rest of the band. Every musician will ask to hear themselves much louder than everyone else. This makes sense as it will allow them to play… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, October 16, 2015
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    Bruce A. Miller 10/16/15 01:05 PM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Once upon a time there was no recorded music, and you could only listen to live music. Brilliant musical performances occurred and vanished into the air except for whatever musical memories or emotions were remembered by the listeners. Early recordings were made with a single microphone cutting direct to vinyl. Then came tape, then stereo tape and so on to 8, 16 and even 24 tracks. As track numbers increased, engineers were able… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMixerSignalStudioTechnician

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015
    in the studio
    Bruce A. Miller 09/09/15 05:40 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   If you’re a doctor, you can’t operate if you do not know what you should and should not cut. If you’re a mechanic, you can’t repair a car unless you know how the engine parts work together to move the car. As an engineer, you are a technician, but one that works with creative material. Yes, you can approach it purely like a technician, but you won’t be able to perform as well… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerMonitoringSignalStudioTechnician

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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    Bruce A. Miller 08/12/15 05:54 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   In the world of recording there are numerous kinds of effects. However, often there are more terms and details specific to each device than the average engineer would care to learn before jumping in and using the new equipment. Details are very important, though, and are critical to understanding the basic opperation of all equipment. So let’s take a look at threshold based effects and make sure we all have a good understand… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio



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