6 Different Frequencies and How to Spot Them I can never get enough information on EQ. I love to know how everybody EQed a certain vocal or drum sound to get that tight punch or shimmering highs so prominent in a mix. When you've mastered the EQ spectrum and you know where to go when you need to fix or embellish something, you are definitely ahead of the game. TT Dynamic Range Meter - Fight the Loudness War ( Or, how to NOT smash it to hell ! ) Update – I wrote this post a few years ago now, and the TT meter is no longer the only kid on the block – although it’s still a great choice. To see a new video round-up of some currently available dynamic range meters, click here . Loudness has always been an important topic in mixing, and especially mastering – never more so than today. Knowing how loud is too loud has always been difficult.
Music Theory - Expression Marks As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. USING EQUALISATION Technique : Effects / Processing Paul White and Mike Senior explain how to get the best practical results from equalisation by understanding the true frequency ranges of most instruments and voices. An understanding of the variety of different equalisation tools at your disposal can help in choosing the most suitable type of processing for any situation.
USING EQUALISATION Technique : Effects / Processing Paul White and Mike Senior explain how to get the best practical results from equalisation by understanding the true frequency ranges of most instruments and voices. An understanding of the variety of different equalisation tools at your disposal can help in choosing the most suitable type of processing for any situation. However, using equalisation is about much more than just selecting the correct unit and this month, we will be looking at how best to employ equalisation techniques in music production. The first challenge when equalising musical sounds is in deciding which area of the frequency spectrum corresponds to which element of a sound's timbre.
Create Cool 8-Bit Style Pixel Art from Ordinary Images I have to be honest. I love the look of pixelated graphics! If you’re also a fan of jaggies or old school video game graphics, here is a simple trick to relive a little bit of that low pixel-depth goodness in any version of Photoshop. EQ GUIDE FOR NEWBIES This really helped me out when i first started. Some History Dating as far back as the 1930's, the equalizer is the oldest and probably the most extensively used signal processing device available to the recording or sound reinforcement engineer. Today there are many types of equalizers available, and these vary greatly in sophistication, from the simple bass and treble tone control of the fifties to advanced equipment like the modern multi-band graphic equalizer and the more complex parametric types. Basically, an equalizer consists of a number of electronic filters which allow frequency response of a sound system or signal chain to be altered. Over the past half century, equalizers design has grown increasingly sophisticated.
Paul Epworth People + Opinion : Artists / Engineers / Producers / Programmers With credits ranging from Kate Nash to Bloc Party, Primal Scream and the Rapture, Paul Epworth might just be Britain's busiest producer. Sam Inglis Recent years have not been kind to record producers. It's harder than ever for new talent to establish itself, while many well-known names have found themselves with more time than they would have wished to work on their golf swings. Conventional wisdom has it that the downturn in the music business and the explosion of affordable home recording are responsible, but looking at Paul Epworth's list of credits, it's tempting to offer an alternative explanation: one man is doing all the work himself.
The Ultimate EQ Guide Please Note - The values below are merely guides, each mix is unique and individual so experimentation is advised. Low Bass: anything less than 50Hz This range is often known as the sub bass and is most commonly taken up by the lowest part of the kick drum and bass guitar, although at these frequencies it's almost impossible to determine any pitch. Sub bass is one of the reasons why 12" vinyl became available: low frequencies require wider grooves than high frequencies - without rolling off everything below 50Hz you couldn't fit a full track onto a 7" vinyl record. However we do NOT recommend applying any form of boost around this area without the use of very high quality studio monitors (not home monitors - there is a vast difference between home nearfield and studio farfield monitors costing anywhere between £5,000 and £20,000). Boosting blindly in this area without a valid reference point can and will permanently damage most speakers, even PA systems.
Spotting For Episodics photo: Invasion Still Courtesy ABC For decades, scoring music for television has simply involved a scaled-down version of the art and process used on theatrical features: orchestral music cues hitting their marks and then moving on to the next, all at a fairly rapid production clip. While the schedule hasn't changed too much, the tools available to composers have. What Do Great Musicians Have in Common? DNA At age 13, jazz great Thelonious Monk ran into trouble at Harlem's Apollo Theater. The reason: he was too good. The famously precocious pianist was, as they say, a “natural,” and by that point had won the Apollo’s amateur competition so many times that he was barred from re-entering. To be sure, Monk practiced, a lot actually. But two new studies, and the fact that he taught himself to read music as a child before taking a single lesson, suggest that he likely had plenty of help from his genes.
15 Online Tools that You Will Come to Love as a Tech I have compiled a list of 15 free online tools that will help you greatly as a tech. I’m sure that there are other good ones that I have left out so please feel free to post the ones that you like as well. IPTools offers a wide variety of online networking tools. With this site you can look up IP address information, check spam databases, run pings, run traceroutes, lookup WHOIS information and much more.