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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

Top Five Reasons Mic Preamps Matter

Few topics stir up more debate than microphone preamplifiers. With dozens, if not hundreds of different brands, models, shapes, sizes, variations, and configurations to choose from, it’s no wonder mic preamps are among the most misunderstood pieces of the audio… Read More

Digital Audio Basics: Sample Rate And Bit Depth

Although discussions of digital audio conversion have filled several books, a fundamental understanding of two terms is particularly important to correctly using your computer-based recording system: sample rate and bit depth. The conversion process is complex, and there are multiple… Read More

Effectively Using Parallel Compression In Mastering

This chapter will teach you about a powerful way of using a single-band compressor – parallel compression. Outlined are some of the downsides to using standard single-band compression and how parallel compression can overcome these. The chapter begins with what… Read More

In The Studio: The Mystery Of Compression

The compressor is a wonderful tool when used properly, however, often the basics of compression are misunderstood, leaving audio that would have been better left untouched. A compressor is a threshold effect that will squeeze dynamic range. If a sound… Read More