Virtually every audio engineer experiences ground loop noise at some point in their working career. It can be caused by many things and happens at the least expected times. Here’s a guide to what causes ground loops and how to get rid of them.
Finally there is a serious editing app for iOS that gives post production pros the capabilities they need to create professional quality projects on mobile platforms. It’s called LumaFusion. It’s available from Luma Touch, and it only costs $20
Rogue Amoeba has updated its Audio Hijack application to allow it to stream audio programming from Apple Macintosh computers to the internet. The app’s new Broadcast block streams any audio to Shoutcast and Icecast servers and runs livecasts of podcast recordings.
Since NAB 1995 — 23 years ago — when Rob Glaser introduced Real Audio, the first streaming media platform, the idea of media delivered over the internet has caught fire. Today, estimates are that up to 90 percent of internet users watch videos or listen to audio online. That trend has transformed media.
With World Cup Soccer top of mind, it might be a good time to review both camera design and audio capture technologies. How cameras are packaged has been a decided art for decades, but newer technologies like mirrorless capture and tapeless recording open new opportunities for camera shapes and features.
Tascam has added new functionality to its DR series of portable recorders with the availability of a Version 2.0 Firmware Update. Designed for videography and newsgathering tasks, the DR-10 series of miniature digital recorders includes the DR-10X (with integrated XLR connector), the DR-10SG (with integrated shotgun mic) and the
When making a checklist of essential equipment for a recording studio, most prospective buyers cite only the gear that handles the audio. In many cases, little attention is paid up-front to non-audio staples that are needed by every studio. These “comfort” items tend to send many budgets over the top.
A pilot goes down a pre-flight check list before taking off in an airplane. Since the pilot’s life is at stake, this idea is not a hard sell. However, an audio professional should do the same thing, since his professional reputation is on the line.
In the 1980s, it was easy to define a recording studio. For major studios, most of us would name the Record Plant, the Hit Factory, Criteria or Electric Lady among the premiere American studios. There were also some private studios, mainly owned by artists for making their own music. Today,