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  • Monday, October 26, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 10/26/15 06:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   This is an old but very effective trick for mic’ing kick drums. Take a Yamaha NS10 speaker cone and use that to capture the extra low frequencies of the drum. Without going into too much theory about this, a dynamic microphone and a speaker are essentially the same thing: they’re both transducers. They take acoustical energy and convert it into electrical energy or vice versa. So what you do is take… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, September 25, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 09/25/15 06:24 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Recording vocals can be extremely tricky even under the most perfect of circumstances. However, as we well know, the perfect circumstances aren’t encountered by everyone from day to day. So here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re tackling that next vocal session. Try Isolation Many studios don’t have a dedicated vocal booth, or simply don’t have the space for one. The next best thing is some acoustic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudioSystem

  • Friday, August 28, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 08/28/15 07:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   A power conditioner is one of those items that might be pretty low on the “things to buy” list. But for a home studio, or especially a live recording set-up, definitely consider getting one sooner rather than later. So what is power conditioning? Power conditioning is a kind of vague term to that covers voltage regulation, surge protection, spike protection and noise reduction of the AC power that runs all your… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsPowerStudio

  • Friday, July 24, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 07/24/15 07:28 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Recently I asked my Twitter followers to complete and RT the phrase “You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve ____” It was a lot of fun to see the replies. I didn’t really expect serious answers. theaudiogeek: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve made your own cables. timgosden: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve become a coffee snob. SmallRoomStudio: You’re not a real audio engineer until… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 04/14/15 08:13 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   One of the challenges we face is creating lifelike music with a realistic three-dimensional soundstage. Recording direct with guitars and synthesizers, there is no interaction with the instrument and the room, the sound comes out of nowhere, and it can be a challenge mixing several of these disembodied performers into something that sounds real. Recorded music is an illusion—you can shape it however you want, and these tips should help. Room… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 03/25/15 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Acoustic guitars are one of the most dynamic and expressive instruments used in modern music. They have a broad frequency range covering almost the entire audible spectrum. The instrument can serve many different roles in an arrangement as a harmonic, melodic, or percussive element. All of these factors will affect how you approach both the recording and mixing acoustic guitars. Context The first thing to do is think about its role… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, January 06, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 01/06/15 08:50 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   When working with a multi-miked drumkit recording, it’s important to be aware of phase issues and how to correct them. Recognizing the phase issues will take some practice, but if you go step by step, there shouldn’t be any problems. Before doing any processing or even setting levels, go through one mic at a time and check the polarity. What you’re listening for is improved punch and low end. —Starting with… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMeasurementMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, November 24, 2014
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    Jon Tidey 11/24/14 03:51 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   A multiband compressor is a powerful tool for controlling dynamics. The signal is split into three or more frequency ranges and processed independently. This is different from a standard compressor which operates on the entire frequency range at once. Standard compressors are great, but sometimes you’ll find that with any significant amount of gain reduction you start to get a very dull sound. With multiband compression, each frequency range has an… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014
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    Jon Tidey 11/05/14 03:58 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Phase is a constant concern for recording and mixing engineers. Problems with phase can ruin your music; it can be easily avoided or corrected, but first you need understand how the problem occurs. This guide will attempt to explain almost everything there is to know about phase, what it is, how it happens, what it can sound like and some techniques to deal with it. What Is Phase? I’m going to… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementMicrophoneProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014
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    Jon Tidey 10/09/14 11:21 AM,
    I acquired a new piece of audio equipment and got the idea to run a mix through it for coloration. This equipment is not designed for this task. I don’t normally run hardware on my mix bus. Arriving on a subtle setting where there was no audible distortion, I thought it might be a fun ear training exercise. The two files below are labeled Track A and Track B. One has been processed and one has not. Click on each… View this story
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