One of the great creative art forms in audio is constructing narrative stories using only natural sounds. A master of the craft is Jim Anderson, who for seven years created soundscapes to tell compelling stories for National Public Radio. Now, Anderson is sharing his skills with a new generation eager
What’s the difference between mic and line level audio? If you think this basic question is overly simple, you might be surprised to learn that many people working in pro audio today don’t know the difference. An explanation is in order.
Today — for all but a few well endowed recordists — the new studio is in a home, office or makeshift location. The era of big, professionally-designed recording studios is mostly history. With this new reality comes the need to treat the acoustics of rooms never designed to be studios. It can
On Febuary 12, when Alan Blumlein receives the Grammy’s Technical Award, few in the audience will grasp the profound implications of his life and work. But Blumlein, a visionary engineer whose greatest work happened in the 1930s, changed and still affects modern stereo recording to this day.
Cable TV Hong Kong, the country’s largest provider of cable television services, has gone live with a 40-fader Calrec Audio Artemis digital audio console at its recently upgraded News Studio 3. This is the fifth Artemis desk installed at the network in the last four years, further strengthening its high-quality
Setting-up a microphone preamp may seem like a friviolous subject. But microphones have an extraordinary dynamic range and the configuration to match the pre-amp to the mic can be an important factor in getting good levels for recording or live sound. Here’s a guide to the correct set-up considerations.
Since 2008, the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) has been upgrading its audio and video systems for its radio and television stations, as part of a larger Russian Government program to help modernize the country’s regional TV infrastructure.
Glenn Jordan’s music has been part of the other-worldly soundscapes of Nickelodeon staples like Catdog, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, as well as shows like The X-Files and Six Feet Under. He won an Emmy Award for his role as musical director on Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
Zoom has introduced F-Control, an audio mixing control surface for its F8 or F4 Multitrack Field Recorders. The panel works alongside both recorders to create a complete and professional on-location audio rig.
Dolby Laboratories said that its Atmos immersive audio technology is now installed in 2,000 suitably equipped cinema screens and that more than 500 titles have been mixed in Dolby Atmos. In addition, Dolby Atmos multi-channel mixing technology is now deployed in more than 60 countries and more than 150 post-production facilities.