Even with the strides made toward affordable gear, pro audio is still an expensive hobby/vice/lifestyle. This article explores ways to improve your recordings & your skill level while working on a tight budget.read more »
With the number of “Recording Arts” schools ever increasing, and the number of students looking for employment also growing, internship opportunities are becoming more and more difficult to land. Read on as we explore a few key points every studio owner will look for in their interns,.read more »
This article provides a detailed explanation of aliasing, which is something that is important to understand when dealing with any digital audio. The article also discusses sample rate, A/D Conversion, and the Nyquist Theorem.read more »
Studio and engineering rates have been in a strange flux for the past 10 to 15 years. Recently, a large divide is pushing the medium-priced studios out of the market, or forcing them to one of the two extremes. Read on to discover more about this divide, and what you can do to help ensure your studio stays afloat..read more »
You know the huge live sound rigs detailed in Mix or EQ magazine? Well, you may find yourself running sound at a much smaller venue, and have to tailor your skills and expectations to that environment. In this article, I share some experiences and advice for those who are starting out running live sound.read more »
An interview with legendary studio drummer Gregg Bissonette. Provides tips and advice on how to get a great sounding kick drum.
Great tips for miking, tuning, dampening, selecting the proper head/stick/beater and way more!read more »
An article outlining the drawbacks, advantages and possible pitfalls when studying music/recording at a university or college of music. Is an arts degree really worth what it’s presented to be worth by these music schools? Read on to find out…read more »
Over the previous 3 articles I’ve talked about what Asynchrony of AV Media is, how it’s perceivable, and how it can be introduced working with video.
This final article will discuss how A/V Asynchony is avoided by the industry and the conclusion of this series.read more »
Digital Audio at it’s most fundamental level is a mathematical representation of a continuous sound. The digital world can get very complicated very quickly. This article is to clarify how digital audio works.read more »
Over the last two articles I have discussed the A/V industry’s standards and opinions, and explained the resolution of our hearing. I also shared the findings of my own Asynchrony test. In this article we’ll look at how Asynchrony can appear in A/V media such as DVD Players and Cinemas.read more »
Are you searching for a new versatile tube microphone that sounds great, but also won’t totally break the bank? If so, then you may want to check out the Avantone BV-1 Tube Condenser Microphone.read more »
A follow up to my last article, “Listen, And They Will Come.” To me, the absolute most important way to make a great recording and have a happy client is to find out what motivates the artist, why they write music, and what they want to communicate.read more »
There are many aspects of creating music. Whether we realize it or not, we are all artists – from the engineer that positions the microphone, to the designer of the microphone, to designing an electronic circuit, to listening to a mix. How does this affect our work and what is our role as an artist?read more »
Post-production audio for television has evolved over the last 20 years just as every other field of professional audio has in that time. The history and each part of the process could and in some cases do merit complete articles or even books about them. This article will give you an overview of the entire process.read more »