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In The Studio: Mic With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes

Often, a young engineer will start to position microphones based on what they see done by others or read in a magazine. Sometimes they experiment and move the mics to see if the sound improves, but usually once someone ends… Read More

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In The Studio: Mic With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes

Often, a young engineer will start to position microphones based on what they see done by others or read in a magazine. Sometimes they experiment and move the mics to see if the sound improves, but usually once someone ends… Read More

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Many live mixes are not only too loud, but also sonically unbalanced. I got to thinking about this (again) when recently re-reading “How Loud Does It Need To Be?” by… Read More

The Reason For “Bad Sound” May Not Be The Sound System

Many things around us are getting better. Computers are faster, televisions have more resolution, and dishwashers are quieter and more powerful than ever. But with all of our digital wiz-bang processors, technology has been unable to eradicate “bad sound.” Why… Read More

Church Sound: The Basics Of Acoustical Treatment

Acoustical treatment is something that most studio engineers are quite familiar with. However, many church audio technicians have only a passing understanding of the subject. So rather than telling you what treatment you need for your space, here’s a primer… Read More

A Case For Lossy Music Formats

Presuming you’re in the audio business on some level and are an “active” listener, you’ve probably started a collection of reference recordings you think are exceptional. You’ve also probably found it helpful, if not necessary, to make this collection highly… Read More

Roundtable: The Wild, Weird & Fun World Of Technical Riders

“What’s the strangest (weird, interesting, funny, etc.) thing you’ve ever seen requested on a rider?” Let’s see what our panel of audio professionals has to say. Christopher “Sully” Sullivan: While still a young, wide-eyed “soundling” trying to find my way… Read More