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Articles Tagged Daniel Keller

  • Monday, July 11, 2016
    universal audio
    Daniel Keller 07/11/16 06:04 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   No one will argue that digital technology has done much to empower musicians to take control over their recordings. Today’s artists are far less dependent on high-priced recording professionals, with many great-sounding projects having never even seen the inside of a recording studio. But while the average modern laptop rig can run circles around the Abbey Roads of yesteryear, the knowledge and expertise of those old-school engineers has yet to be bundled into a plugin.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMixerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    instruments
    Daniel Keller 06/29/16 11:46 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   You’ve prepared for this recording for months. Your guitarist has spent hours, even days, agonizing over the tone for her solo. Your singer has wrestled over and over again with what now amounts to an awesome vocal. Your drummer’s locked in to the click track tighter than a proverbial gnat’s posterior. And yet, somehow, something’s still not right. The tracks just don’t pop the way they do in your imagination. While you’ve been working hard… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMicrophoneMixerSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, March 21, 2016
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    Daniel Keller 03/21/16 05:36 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Has your mix ever sounded “not quite right” but you can’t quite put your finger on it? You might be experiencing phase cancellation, a phenomenon that can make certain frequencies vanish from your mix. To help you out, this Studio Basics article will help you understand phase — what it is, why it matters, and what it means to be out of it. This article delivers some basics on the subject of sound waves and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • 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
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    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



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