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“Equalization” – Now There’s A Loaded Word
Why is there so much EQ available on so much kit, if it's so awful? Every console, analog or the other way, is loaded with equalization from the inputs to the outputs and all points in between
Strip EQ: Making A Mix Place For Everything
Someday I’d love some measurement/consultant chap to attempt to explain (to me) his educated methodology for strip EQ; odds are good that would be a brief discussion...
When One Is Enough: Microphone Approaches For Piano In The Live Realm
Three different single mic piano techniques that will cover most normal piano situations
This Year’s Model: Aligning Audio Education With The Real World
We’ve been busy in recent years adjusting to the new paradigms in the industry and the academy, and the news ain’t all bad
Loudspeaker Shootouts: How To Survive When The Clock Strikes Noon
We'll assume these experiences relate to loudspeaker system shootouts – anything said here would apply to other, less extensive, events. Remember, the goal here is better sound for a one-off event. These are not necessarily the best practices for the longevity of the kit, but they rule on any given day.
Choosing Reference Music: Source Data To Organize The Assets Of A Sound System
The Steely Dan cut can make any old sound system sound OK, which is why it is used by so many loudspeaker manufacturers for client presentations. The Jackson cut has a lot of snap in the LF – also useful for generating good feelings about the performance of a sound system. Reference discs reveal system performance.