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 month of September 2015.
Note that since the articles aren’t all posted at the same time, we apply the same timeframe for each when measuring total readership.
Also note that immediately following the top 5, PSW editor Keith Clark offers some additional suggestions of recently published articles worth checking out. These articles also scored quite well in terms of readership but were just outside the head of the list.
Without further adieu, here are the top 5 articles on PSW in September.
1. Rate Your Audio Skills, Knowledge & Personality Type
In order to help understand where you are in the sometimes overwhelming maze of advancing technology, take this handy quiz to help rate your audio knowledge and mix personality type. By Dave Rat
2. Wonderful World Of Mic Techniques For Drums
The definition of what makes a “good drum sound” is inexact and seems to expand regularly. Insights on miking and recording drums, with a wide range of successful methods and options. By Barry Rudolph
3. Wireless Report: Back To The Future
The mass introduction of white space devices is just around the corner, along with the 600 MHz incentive auction. What does it all mean? The reshaping of all entertainment production wireless operations in the U.S. By James Stoffo
4. Defying Gravity…Safely. Best Practices In Flying Loudspeakers
Remember, safety is the most important thing. Rigging is dangerous, but using the proper equipment and procedures, skilled people can overcome gravity, one loudspeaker at a time. By Craig Leerman
5. Eliminating Hum & Buzz Created By Electric Guitars
A wide range of solutions to this annoying, frequent problem that happens both in the studio and on the stage. Plus, a discussion of power issues, including a sidebar by noted audio consultant Jim Brown. By Bruce Bartlett
Is a picture worth a thousand words in audio? The value of thinking about – and looking at – the mix in a graphical way. By Andy Coules
Creative Console Strategies
Techniques for when the live mixing desk has too few – or extra – channels, looking at both analog and digital realms. By Craig Leerman
Competing For Space
A range of techniques for attaining improved separation between bass guitar and kick drum. By Casey Campbell
The Planet Waves Sessions—Recording Bob Dylan At The Village Recorder
From the files of RE/P magazine, interviews with producer/engineer Rob Fraboni and promoter Dick LaPalm on the sessions for a legendary album. By Gary D. Davis
Vocal Mixing Basics
Seven keys to the sometimes daunting task of making those varied voices sound like you want them to sound. By Chris Huff