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Latest Posts by Fletcher
What’s Old Is New: A Vintage Recording Gear Tour De Force
In the early days of our industry, equipment was made to serve the user’s needs. Many of the original studio owners came from a radio…
What Is Greatness In Recorded Music?
When I was coming up as an engineer one of my mentors said something that I carry to every session: “There are two parallel universes…
The Benefits Of Using Ribbon Microphones In Live Sound Applications
Adding dimension and texture to the presentation of a performance
The “Dark Art” Of Microphone Preamps
There are a myriad of myths that permeate our industry, certain tools are for certain applications, "X" is incapable of doing a decent job on a "Y" kind of sound, etc.
Building The Best Product You Can, Whether It’s Motorcycles Or Recordings
Drawing from theory and techniques that will pretty much insure a good translation of the artist's intention
Live Recording 101: An Aspect Of The Job That’s Getting Increasing Focus
The democratization of audio has changed the way people make records - even “live” records
Fletcher’s NAMMservations (Or How I Went To Winter NAMM ‘09 And Learned About Drum Stick Free Zones)
"I found a new 500 Series frame size compressor from Dramastic Audio, which, if it sounds as good as their regular rack unit, will be quite a hot product as well as a pleasant coup because..."
An Open Letter To The Guys & Gals Doing Audio For TV
About 80 to 90 years ago, a nifty little thing called a third-order rumble filter was invented, and the folks doing TV sound just might want to check into the concept.
The Changing Nature Of Compression
In the good old days of “making records” compression was mostly used as an envelope modification tool. But around the beginning of “the great…