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Blast From the Past: An “Automatic” Third-Octave EQ Circa The 70s

When I started recording professionally in the early 1970s, many recording studio control rooms and live venue sound systems were “tuned” using third-octave graphic equalizers. You’d play pink noise through the monitors, then use a microphone and third-octave Real Time… Read More

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RE/P Files: Control Room Design For The Small Studio

From the March/April 1977 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, the principals of Abadon/Sun Studio, which was located in San Antonio, TX, look at the practical and technical sides of studio design. We at Abadon/Sun decided to… Read More

The Seven Bad System Dwarfs

The seven little gremlins—pictured below—like nothing more than to give your sound system their own distinctive voice. Sure, they’re friendly enough when encountered as a balanced group, but hanging out with any one of them for too long can drive… Read More

RE/P Files: A Special Emphasis On Reverberation

Artificial reverberation, or echo as it is often called, is one of the most useful effects available to the recording engineer. Recently there has been an explosion of reverb devices available in the marketplace, and to compete for your dollars,… Read More