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Bobby Owsinski is an author, producer, music industry veteran and technical consultant who has written numerous books covering all aspects of audio recording. To read more from Bobby, and to acquire copies of his outstanding books such as The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, be sure to check out his website at www.bobbyowsinski.com.
Latest Posts by Bobby
In The Studio: Timing The Reverb Delay To The Track
When you get right down to it, there are four reasons to add reverb...
Studio Etiquette Tips For When The Session Ends
I’ve covered studio etiquette rules here in the past, but they were primarily for when a session was in progress. When the session, or…
In The Studio: Three Steps To Adding A Subwoofer
A few steps that might help your venture into low frequency territory a lot easier
Why Do Concerts Sound Bad?
Most every time I go to a concert I come with the same feeling – why did it sound so bad? I’ve posted the following…
The 2 Arrangement Rules That Every Producer And Mixer Should Know
One of the first things a producer does during pre-production is to dig deep into the songs to check out the arrangements and the song…
In The Studio: How To Build A Guitar Amp Isolation Box
OK, you live in an apartment or have some neighbors with sensitive ears so you can’t crank up that Marshall to get your sound. What…
Capturing The Energy Of Live Shows
What makes a live recording sound live? The audience, of course. A live recording is all about the energy of the event, and that energy…
In The Studio: Miking Techniques For Upright Piano
With the piano samples available in the typical electronic keyboard these days, there’s little need to try to mike the nearest available piano for most…
In The Studio: Recording Background Vocals
Recording background vocals is a distinctly different process from recording solo vocals because of how they will eventually fit in the mix. That requires a…
In The Studio: My Favorite Guitar Amp Miking Technique
There are about as many ways to mike an electric guitar amp cabinet as there are opinions on which music is the best, but there’s…
10 Points To Consider Before Recording Electric Guitar
There’s so much more that goes into recording an electric guitar that goes beyond just slamming a 57 up against the grill cloth of the…
In The Studio: Four Vocal Microphone Placement Techniques
Plus an exercise to lead you through different ways of vocal miking
The Different Types Of Compressors And When To Use Them
There are a number of different types of compressors that every engineer is familiar with, but there’s not a lot of information available about the…
In The Studio: Mastering Compressor Tips
With powerful mastering tools now available to everyone, it’s easy to do more harm than good when self-mastering. Although you’re always better off going to…
Guidelines For Ceiling & Floor Construction When Building Out A Studio
Often given little thought compared to other parts of the studio, the ceiling and floor are critical. Have you made any of these very avoidable mistakes?