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Articles Tagged Daniel Keller

  • Monday, January 18, 2016
    drum miking
    Daniel Keller 01/18/16 05:04 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Ask 10 recording engineers about recording drums and you’re likely to get more than 20 opinions. Few instruments combine subtle nuance and brute force the way a good drummer can, and capturing that sound has been the subject of hundreds of articles and thousands of conversations. So many different aspects affect the sound of a drum mix, starting with the player. Different skins, different shells, the type of sticks, the kick-drum beater all influence the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    prosoundweb
    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

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
    mic preamp
    Daniel Keller 10/22/15 11:14 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   Few topics stir up more debate than microphone preamplifiers. With dozens, if not hundreds of different brands, models, shapes, sizes, variations, and configurations to choose from, it’s no wonder mic preamps are among the most misunderstood pieces of the audio signal chain. Even low-cost interfaces offer built-in mic preamps, some of which sound pretty decent. So why would anyone want to spend money on an external preamp, let alone several? Here are the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, March 09, 2015
    recording
    PSW Staff 03/09/15 02:26 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   In the world of multichannel audio, connectivity has always been one of those subjects that’s too dull to spend much time talking about, but too important to ignore. Everyone has found themselves in the unenviable position of having the wrong “gozouta” for their “gozinta,” and Murphy’s Law dictates that your drawer full of adapters will contain six of everything but the one you need, including at least one that’s maddeningly close. As more and more… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalEthernetInterconnectMonitoringNetworkingPowerSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    recording
    Daniel Keller 02/11/15 01:57 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Before there was digital recording, before spring reverb, even before analog tape, there was EQ. Equalization is one of the oldest tools in the audio engineer’s arsenal, and one of the most useful. Used judiciously, EQ can do wonders to de-clutter a crowded soundscape. Used with precision, it can remove offending sounds we hadn’t necessarily intended to capture. Used correctly, a bit of EQ can be all that’s needed to make peace between dueling guitars,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogConsolesMixerProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, January 15, 2015
    recording
    Daniel Keller 01/15/15 03:38 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   The science of acoustics is something that tends to alternately baffle and intimidate most of us. Outside of a handful of highly trained individuals, the aspects of what makes a room sound a certain way is looked upon as a sort of black art. Performance venues and upscale recording studios routinely include acoustic designers in their construction budgets, spending considerable sums of money in pursuit of sonic perfection. But for the average musician, budgeting for… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, December 12, 2014
    recording
    Daniel Keller 12/12/14 04:01 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Most recording musicians, engineers and producers are well aware what a difference mastering can make to our mixes. And as we’ve discussed in previous columns (such as Audio Mastering Basics: Taking Your Music That Extra Step), mastering is an art form in itself, and is best placed in the hands of a specialist. But even expert mastering engineers can only accomplish so much, and it’s largely dependent on the raw materials they’re given to work… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    recording
    Daniel Keller 11/18/14 08:07 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   If you’re looking for a prime example of what Toffler wrote about in Future Shock, look no further than analog tape. In little more than a decade, the two-inch multitrack tape machine has gone from studio staple to relic rarity. And while many audio veterans wax nostalgic for that warm analog sound, few will admit to missing the work that went with it. These days, owning an analog tape machine is somewhat akin to driving… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    recording
    Daniel Keller 10/22/14 07:40 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   When it comes to discussing the fine art of mixing music, I tend to approach the subject with some trepidation. After all, compared to many of the topics I’ve written about, this one is rife with subjectivity — one person’s idea of a great sounding mix may be another’s sonic nightmare. And what works for one genre of music will be decidedly wrong for another. But all those variables aside, there are at least a… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMeasurementMicrophoneMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
    recording
    Daniel Keller 09/25/14 02:30 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   When most people think of stereo recording, the first thing that comes to mind is a matched pair of microphones, arranged in a coincident (XY) pattern. It makes sense, of course, since that’s the closest way to replicate a real pair of human ears. But while XY microphone recording is the most obvious method, it’s not the only game in town. The Mid-Side (MS) microphone technique sounds a bit more complex, but it offers some… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMicrophoneSignalStudio



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