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Articles Tagged Bruce Swedien

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    Bruce Swedien 11/11/15 07:17 AM,
    This excerpt is the first in a series from Bruce Swedien’s book Make Mine Music by Hal Leonard Microphone Design Technology And Microphone Technique Along with this development of a more live sound and hi-fi in the popular recorded music of the early 1950’s, a great deal of experimentation and improvement in microphone placement and technique was going on at the same time. Much energy and effort were put into the development of innovative microphone design. American microphone design technology… View this story
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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/01/15 11:45 AM,
    The live ceremony for the second annual Pensado Awards took place on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. The event attendees read like a who’s-who of the audio community, with over 700 in attendance, including prominent TV personality, producer and musician Randy Jackson (American Idol, Journey, etc.), producer Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey), producer Quincy Jones, producer/recording artist Dave Stewart, producer/engineer Al Schmitt, vocalist Patti Austin, songwriter and vocalist Siedah Garrett and… View this story
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  • Friday, January 18, 2013
    Bruce Swedien 01/18/13 05:29 PM,
    Excerpted from the excellent “Make Mine Music” by Bruce Swedien, available from It’s my opinion that after all is said and done, psychoacoustics is really why we are interested in recording music in the first place. Psychoacoustics can be defined simply as the psychological study of hearing. The true aim of psychoacoustic research is to find out how our hearing works. In other words, to discover how sounds entering the ear are processed by the ear and the brain… View this story
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  • Thursday, June 02, 2011
    Bruce Swedien 06/02/11 09:18 AM, 1 Comment
    Editor’s note: If you missed the earlier discussion from Bruce, click here. Over the years, I have been very fussy about the volume levels that I use in the control room. I have always tried to observe the American OSHA sound-exposure standards. I like to test my mixes at a variety of volume levels, and on a variety of different speaker systems. This makes sure that the mix will sound good anywhere. If a mix sounds good at a low… View this story
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  • Monday, January 26, 2009
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    PSW Staff 01/26/09 02:32 PM, 2 Comments
    Renowned sound engineer Bruce Swedien is sharing his hard-won expertise with the next generation of engineers in his master class, “Critical Listening with Bruce Swedien.” The recipient of five Grammy Awards and a leading architect of the contemporary pop aesthetic, Swedien is credited as engineering innumerable modern classics, including albums by Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger, and Paul McCartney. He is well positioned to improve the perspective and technique of students, and does so with the help of Sennheiser and Neumann… View this story
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