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50 Must-Read Pro Audio Articles from 2013. Latest Popular Featured The Pro Audio Files 50 Must-Read Pro Audio Articles from 2013 By Dan Comerchero on 12/26/2013 · Articles Well here we are again. 2013 was fun.

50 Must-Read Pro Audio Articles from 2013

Five Tips To Improve The Feel Of Your Recordings. When learning to mix – sound is of paramount importance.

Five Tips To Improve The Feel Of Your Recordings

Understanding the ins and outs, and how it all interacts is the building blocks from which any mix is made. However, once sound and the manipulation of sound is learned, there is a further and more important step: feel. People listen to music on laptop speakers, ear-buds, and in cars on the freeway with the windows down. They’re probably also listening to the mp3 version. Under all these circumstances, the sound is clearly compromised. When dealing with sound, we tend to think in terms of tone, timbre, balance, image, and punch. Punch is how the sound jumps out at you, image is the world the sound lives in, and balance allows the important elements to step forward. Here are some feel-related ideas for you to ruminate on: The Secrets Of Recording Cymbals. What Can Be Done As The Drummer?

The Secrets Of Recording Cymbals

Ultimately, the representation of the instrument starts with you. Approach the studio like any gig, and prepare accordingly. First, realize that there are “live” cymbals and “recording” cymbals. David Throckmorton, a session player and Sabian endorser, says, “I bring at least ten different ride cymbals to a gig, because I never know what the client is going to need.”

MP4 vs WAV. Proper Audio Recording Levels. NOTICE: If you don't want to read any this or just don't care to understand it, there's a "dumbed down" version at the bottom.

Proper Audio Recording Levels

Let me get something out of the way here - I'm going to try to keep this very "fool proof" - I'm not trying to sound or present this very scientifically - This is just the rantings of hundreds and hundreds of posts on a dozen or more audio forums exploding like a volcano recorded with lots of headroom. I just hope to instill a basic understanding of why certain trends and common beliefs are just plain bad. How to Manage & Minimize Latency in Your Audio Projects. Whatever genre you are working in and whatever DAW you use to produce your music, it is likely you have suffered from latency issues at some point.

How to Manage & Minimize Latency in Your Audio Projects

How speakers make sound - Animagraffs. Speakers (also called loudspeakers) push and pull surrounding air molecules in waves that the human ear interprets as sound.

How speakers make sound - Animagraffs

Audio Recording Center: Electric Guitar Tips Article. I'm always amazed by how many people working in home studios think you need a $750,000 console, a 48-track digital machine, an arsenal of $2,000 microphones, and tons of outboard gear to make your tapes sound "professional.

Audio Recording Center: Electric Guitar Tips Article

" It's just not true. What you need is some basic knowledge about the physics of audio (most of which you can learn by dropping a pebble in a puddle of water), and some pretty basic and inexpensive equipment. This is especially true for recording the electric guitar. Trust me--if it were brain surgery, I would have become a brain surgeon and made my mother a much happier woman. 16 Bit vs. 24 Bit Audio. This article is going to be kept as simple as possible.

16 Bit vs. 24 Bit Audio

It's just designed to get the new person up to speed on the issues and provide a strong sense of perspective on what really matters. We are going to talk about bit depth and sample rates, how these translate into storage requirements, and then talk about the subjective differences between the two methods of recording your music. In short, what is the relation of 24 bit recordings to the "sound quality" we all want. When I first ventured into digital audio, it was a much simpler world. Products that recorded and generated digital audio were all 16 bit. Tip: Never refer to 16-bit or 24 bit audio as the "bit rate". Gradually, products began to appear with a higher bit depth--an 18 bit drum machine, 20, then 24 bit effects processors. 7 Obscure Mixing Techniques Used by the Pros. Most of the time there is an obvious choice.

7 Obscure Mixing Techniques Used by the Pros

Need more mid-range? Grab an EQ and boost the midrange. Need more control of the source? Volume automation or compression. Easy. 25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer. It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet.

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer

For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before. 1. Duolingo This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Differences Between Instrument & Speaker Cables. Ethan Winer. Acoustic Treatment and Design for Recording Studios and Listening Rooms by Ethan Winer Ethan Winer is co-owner of RealTraps, a leading manufacturer of acoustic treatment products.

Ethan has at various times earned a living as a professional musician, computer programmer, circuit designer, recording engineer, composer/arranger, technical writer, acoustician, and college instructor. Ethan has more than 150 feature articles published in various computer and audio magazines. He’s produced dozens of educational and music videos, and composed three pieces for full orchestra, all of which have been performed.

Lenard Audio - Education - Mixing. Page 4 of 5 EQ Equalization. The primary use of EQ is shelving. Shelving filters unwanted frequencies from being amplified or recorded. Eg. Stopping bass frequencies and popping being amplified from vocal microphones. Presonus Studio ONE overview part 2. Presonus Studio One: setting up your audio device. Studio One 2 Drum Mixing 101 PreSonus Audiobox 1818VSL. How To Mic Cymbals - Drum Lessons. How To Mic A Snare Drum - Drum Lessons. How To EQ A Snare Drum - Drum Lessons. How To Mic Toms - Drum Lessons. How To EQ Toms - Drum Lessons. How To Mic A Bass Drum - Drum Lessons. How To EQ A Bass Drum - Drum Lessons. Blue Bear Sound - ARTICLES.

Retarded preamp questions.. Retarded preamp questions.. How do you hook-up an external preamp properly? I'm a bit ashamed. I've been doing this (100% ITB) for a couple of years now, but only used very basic hardware. How to Master a Track in 15 Minutes or Less. Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Audiotuts+. This tutorial was first published in July 2008. Mastering your tracks can be a bit of a minefield and is often seen as the domain of the professional. However, if your tracks are just for demo purposes, a DJ set or even use on the net, you may want to tackle the job yourself.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to master a track quickly and easily. Mo Volans shows you how... Jitter explained - Part 1.3. Part 1.3 - The Digital Enemy [Italian version] KRK rokit 5 or Behringer B1031A monitors with weird specs??? Studio Acoustics. Hertz-Chart.png (1178×872) MIDI to Equal Temperament Semitones to Hertz. 10 Great Tuts About Recording Electric Guitar. Electric guitars are the key ingredient in many musical genres today, adding rhythm, melodies and foundation to many tracks. But capturing a great live sound in the studio isn't simple. Here are 10 great sources of advice, tricks and tips for the next time you're recording electric guitar. 1. How to Record Electric Guitar in Your Home Studio "Tips and tricks for recording electric guitar. Drum Tuning Tips From The Famous Drum Doctor. If you’re doing a session in Los Angeles and you want your drums to instantly sound great, then your first call is to the Drum Doctors to either rent a fantastic sounding kit, or have your kit tuned.

Ross Garfield is the “Drum Doctor” and you’ve heard his drum sounds on platinum recordings from Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Metallica, Dwight Yokum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitiz, Michael Jackson and many, many more. Studio Acoustics and Soundproofing Basics.