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Home Music Studio 1 | Create Professional Recordings On A Limited Budget - Home Music Studio 1. Audio Engineering Program - Dark Horse Institute. A recording arts program taught by top studio engineers On the first day of classes, held in one of the four recording studios, you’ll be actively learning and participating in studio-related audio engineering tasks. Recording classes at Dark Horse Institute are small to ensure that our students get plenty of one on one time with their instructors and recording equipment as needed. That means from day one, you will learn by doing, not just watching. In addition to hands-on experience with our studio equipment, as part of your studies at DHI, we’ll bring in two professional working bands for you to work with and record as final projects.

You’ll get invaluable experience and knowledge in music production and the recording arts from our instructors, who have decades of credits from recording the “who’s who” of recording artists from all genres of music. Students are also encouraged to use our recording school studios and facilities after class to help sharpen their skills. Members Only - Home Music Studio 1. Professional Online Audio Frequency Signal Generator. Human Hearing. The human ear is an exceedingly complex organ. To make matters even more difficult, the information from two ears is combined in a perplexing neural network, the human brain. Keep in mind that the following is only a brief overview; there are many subtle effects and poorly understood phenomena related to human hearing.

Figure 22-1 illustrates the major structures and processes that comprise the human ear. The outer ear is composed of two parts, the visible flap of skin and cartilage attached to the side of the head, and the ear canal, a tube about 0.5 cm in diameter extending about 3 cm into the head. When a sound wave tries to pass from air into liquid, only a small fraction of the sound is transmitted through the interface, while the remainder of the energy is reflected.

The middle ear is an impedance matching network that increases the fraction of sound energy entering the liquid of the inner ear. Table 22-1 shows the relationship between sound intensity and perceived loudness. Drum micing:Glyn Johns technique. Glyn Johns Technique Glyn Johns is a famous recording engineer. Born in England in 1942, Mr. Johns has recorded many well known musicians including Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Steve Miller, and The Eagles. Microphone Selection This technique involves four microphones - two overhead microphones,a kick mic, and a snare mic. Kick: AKG D112 Snare: Sm57 Overheads: 2 Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon microphones Position Your Overheads Note: you'll need a tape measure for this exercise Position the first overhead mic 40-60 inches from dead-center of the focal point of the kit (e.g snare drum), facing directly downward to the kick drum pedal. Position the second overhead mic's diaphragm towards the high-hat, over the tops of the floor tom and snare drum.

Position Your Spot Mics Position your snare and Kick mics. Panning In The Mix Panning the microphones in your mix once you've recorded is what makes the Glyn Johns Method work. Pan your kick and snare mics to the center. Mick Guzauski - Official. About | Pensado's Place. About Top mixing engineer Dave Pensado (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and more!) Talks all things music and audio in his weekly show, Pensado’s Place.

Dave gives you insights into his career and teaches you how to get that “platinum record” sound for your own mixes. The show includes interviews with top music industry artists,engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in depth tutorials in engineering and mixing. If you are into music production, you can’t miss this show! Team Pensado Dave Pensado – Host of Pensados Place, Grammy winning mix master, Teacher Herb Trawick – Co-host and Executive Producer of Pensados Place, Manager of Dave Pensado, Advisor Will Thompson – Producer of Pensados Place, Audio Engineer, content producer for various people/brands.

Mac OS X Audio - The Ultimate OS X Music and Audio Production Site. RECORDING.ORG. Harmony Central. Adat | Search Results | The Recording Revolution. I’ve written before on expanding your inputs with ADAT, and how it’s a simple way to get more channels of audio into your ADAT equipped interface. Today, however, I want to show you exactly how to hook the darn thing up and specifically in Pro Tools how to set things up to work flawlessly. In… Read more » Some of you out there may own and use an audio interface that features an optical ADAT input. If you haven’t used it yet you might be wondering what it’s for and how best to take advantage of it. Nothing irritates me more in the audio world than seeing impressionable home studio owners being led down pointless rabbit trails in the name of “getting better recordings.”

I love seeing bands record in living rooms and get great results. If you caught one of my posts last week then you know I was out of town doing a remote recording project. All week I have been in Virginia (800 miles from sunny Florida) recording the latest album from the band at Aletheia Church in Harrisonburg. Tape Op Message Board :: Index. Audio archiving, video digitising and tape preservation in Bristol, UK. RECORDING. - MPG Online Music Production School. Recording Workshop - Music, Audio and Sound Production School. De-Essing Files. This page will introduce how to use the Spitfish add-on to decrease the ess sounds in a file.

If you find your file to be really essy (with strong S sounds), you can try using this tool. Download & Install the Spitfish Add-on The latest version of Fish Fillets (which contains Spitfish) can be found here. To install: Unzip the Zip file. Using Spitfish Open the Audacity file you want to de-ess. When satisfied with the levels, click the "listen" button again to turn it off, and click Preview to listen to the preview of the de-essed track. That's it! It may take some practice to figure out the best levels of "sense" and "depth" for your particular track. Make Home Recordings Pro Audio Recordings. 3dB. Adhesive and Double Sided Foam Tape | Duraco Express. Homepage. East West Audio Body Shop. Studio Acoustics. ZSound Acoustical Tuning Systems. Ensemble System The ZSound Ensemble system, offers top of the line acoustic control for the uncompromising recording engineer. Complete packages available for 100 - 500ft2 rooms for critical listening spaces.

Ensemble is available in four ranges of room sizes to ensure there is one that’s right for you. Click here for size layouts. The Ensemble system consists of absorbers, diffusers and bass absorber traps. Click here for additional information and videos. Click here for the installation manual Trio System The ZSound Trio system, offers outstanding value and room control performance for the budget conscious recording engineer. Trio is available in three ranges of room sizes to ensure there is one that’s right for you.

The Trio system consists of absorbers, diffusers and corner bass absorber. Click here for the installation manual. AcousticCalculator. How to build an acoustic diffuser. A Acoustics. A Acoustics. Traps between joists in ceiling corners. Thanks for the answer on the mitering question, The first pics where more what I imagined. But the 2nd looks nice also. . . As for between the joists, that's not what I mean. At least not what you could tell from the pic. What I mean is that I have an attic space (goes up 5 feet at the peak of the roof), and standard 8 foot cielings. Cathedraling isn't really an option because the roof has truss framing (too much work and money). But I figure why not take advantage of the extra space acoustically if not visually.

The joists are the part of the ceiling framing that run just above the drywall (assuming you all know that but just so we all know what we're talking about). Corner trap needs to go around curtain rod. Well the practical issues got in the way of the theoretical, and I had to hang the wall/ceiling corner trap thusly Name: photo.JPG Views: 1368 Size: 641.9 KB ID: 218565" style="margin: 2px" /> So now it's parallel to the ceiling. What, if any, effect does this have compared to the more normal 45 degree aspect?

CornerTraps. I built some corner/Bass traps for a spare bedroom I'm converting into a little project studio at my condo. I couldn't seem to find rockwool or the equivalent, so I went with R-30 fiberglass insulation. I used this as a guide, but I changed the design a little. Instead of making the same frames, I made the sides of the frame at a 45degree angle to help maximize the space in the room, and I thought it would look better. During construction, I just used basic tools, no shop, nothing fancy. Circular saw, power drill, speed square (a must!) This is the frame. 2 crossbraces installed on the back of frame, with "hex-mesh"(i.e. chickenwire) stapled on to help compress the insulation later. This is the front of the frame with 2 layers of R-30 packed in. The rest of the mesh gets stapled on the front to further hold in the insulation, and try to make the trap as flat as possible.

I covered the traps with some burlap, stapled on. Cheers, Eric. Best way to "deal with" standing waves without treatment. So, right now my mixing/tracking room is a VERY basic setup, with very little treatment (that was amateurishly done by your's truly). The room is a strange one -- it's essentially rectangular, but with a "nook" at one end.

The room is basically an "L" shape. I've covered the two windows with old comforters, and I've put up some absorption panels on the walls, placed where I believe the reflections are occurring (like I said, amateurish). My mixing desk is in the end of the long portion of the L. Anyway, I've obviously got some bad problems going on in my room, especially with standing waves. ) I had some questions. There is this AWFUL resonance (I believe it's a standing wave but I could be wrong) right around 175hz -- it's clear as day, and very boomy. My questions is, why does it only occur with my music? Anyways, I apologize for the lengthy post, but any advice/answers would be greatly appreciated! Room EQ Wizard Tutorial - GIK Acoustics. Room EQ Wizard tutorial presented by GIK Acoustics. In this video we take you through downloading, installing, and using Room EQ Wizard. You will learn how to set up your microphone and calibrate your soundcard, as well as how to take a room test measurement.

You will also learn how to set up the limits and viewing ranges for the frequency response graphs and we show you how to generate a waterfall graph. Octave smoothing and overlays are shown as well. To download Room EQ Wizard, go to Then register on the Home Theater Shack forum if you haven’t already. Now you are ready for room testing using Room EQ Wizard. When you’re ready, click Start Measuring. You can send your Room EQ Wizard test results, graphs and master test files to GIK Acoustics and our experts will assist with room analysis.

Best way to "deal with" standing waves without treatment. Welcome to R+D. REW - Room EQ Wizard Room Acoustics Software. How To Set Up a Room. More RealTraps Articles Straight talk about finding the ideal loudspeaker placement and listening position. "You'll get the flattest low frequency response by sitting 38 percent of the way back in the room. " "This is equivalent to a bank shot in pool. " With special thanks to Bill Eppler for providing the first reflection calculations, and to acoustics guru Wes Lachot. As my article on bass waves illustrates, every bass frequency has a corresponding place or places in the room where there is a null due to destructive interference. For instance, a 14 foot long room would have a large boost generally at 40 Hz due to modes, but at 7 feet from the front wall there would be a serious null at that frequency due to destructive interference.

Similarly, the second harmonic of 40 Hz (80 Hz) will exhibit a null at the point one quarter of the distance from the back wall. By Ethan Winer As you can see in the drawings below, loudspeakers should face the long way into a room. FuzzMeasure Pro 3. FuzzMeasure Pro 3 delivers a comprehensive suite of features geared towards professionals in the acoustics, live sound, and recording industries.

By combining a complete toolset with an elegant yet simple user interface, FuzzMeasure Pro 3 lets you capture all the measurements you need without getting in your way. Overview FuzzMeasure Pro is an audio and acoustical measurement application used to create, produce, and analyze visually stunning graphs of your measurements. Using FuzzMeasure’s tools you can easily gather measurements of a home theatre system, recording studio, stage, auditorium, raw loudspeaker components, and more.

Technology FuzzMeasure leverages many technologies found within Apple's Mac OS X Leopard operating system. In addition, it captures and analyzes impulse responses using industry-standard techniques. Audio. Graphics. Swept Sine Deconvolution. Features Support Customers appreciate high-quality support. Have you misplaced your license key file? Future Producers. Sign Up For My "2 Week Mastering Mini-Course" - The Ultimate Mastering Formula. Hey, I’ve redirected you here because I’ve put ‘’ on the backburner for now while I focus on ‘’ –don’t worry, you can still get my ‘How To Master A Song’ eBook! In fact, I’ve made it even better. I’ve just put together a 2 Week Mastering Mini-Course – and you can sign up for it now NO CHARGE. You’ll get my ‘How To Master A Song’ book as soon as you register. (If you just want the book and none of the other stuff, you can easily unregister –but why would you want to?

So if you’re interested in taking your tracks to a new level, here’s the sign up form below… /// Next Course Starts This Monday, March 24th 2014 /// When you sign up I’ll send you my ‘How To Master A Song’ eBook RIGHT AWAY, and the rest of the course will start this Monday, 24 March 2014. The next 2 Week Mastering Mini-Course will start in… (Registration for this course will close when the timer reaches zero) Sign up here: *I hate spam just as much as you do. . – Geoff.