Rule #1 For A Small Audio Studio: Simplify July 12th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Large recording facilities are a complex assembly of components, networks, cables and patch bays. It can take months to learn all the ropes in a major studio. However — with the trend toward smaller, more compact recording spaces — complexity can slow the user down. Let’s look at how to simplify the s…

How to Get Analog Flavor in a Digital Recording July 11th 2019 - 09:00 AM

In today’s digital world, audio recordings can sound too sterile. It is often necessary to manipulate that super clean sound and give it a more colorful, analog flavor. How to accomplish this is wide open to experimentation, but it can be surprisingly affordable for engineers with the right skills.

Loudness for Audio Producers July 8th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Wild variations in the levels of program audio has long been a problem for broadcast outlets. Due to controversy over varying audio levels, governments have forced broadcasters to specify specific loudness levels for all programming. In this article, we’ll look at how audio has moved beyond traditional types of l…

How Audio Normalization Works June 26th 2019 - 10:00 AM

Audio normalization is the application of a constant amount of gain to a recording with the goal of bringing the amplitude to a target level. The signal-to-noise ratio and relative dynamics of the audio remain unchanged in the process because the same amount of gain is applied across the entire…

Some Basics of Studio Acoustics June 18th 2019 - 09:30 AM

For most people who are not experts in studio acoustics, treating a new space for audio production in an office or home is difficult and complex. In many situations, novices confuse sound isolation and acoustic treatment. Putting a few acoustic panels on the wall will not create a good sounding…

Creating Recordings with Lower Noise June 11th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Noise has always been the enemy of audio recording. When digital recording became dominant, many of us thought noise was in the past. Sure, we got rid of tape hiss and others kinds of analog noise, but in the digital world we still have noise left. Here are some of…

Avoiding Power Disruptions in An Audio Studio June 4th 2019 - 10:00 AM

In constructing a space for recording audio, often one of the last considerations is maintaining a steady flow of reliable electricity to equipment in all situations. If the power is functioning normally, all is good. But when it fails or surges, everything can come to a halt and earlier work…

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The Basics of Using a Microphone July 17th 2019 - 10:00 AM

In this era of personal video and sound recording, it might sound ridiculous to say that many people don’t know how to properly use a microphone. But it’s true. Whether spoken word or a vocalist singing, learning some basic microphone techniques can significantly improve results.

Rule #1 For A Small Audio Studio: Simplify July 12th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Large recording facilities are a complex assembly of components, networks, cables and patch bays. It can take months to learn all the ropes in a major studio. However — with the trend toward smaller, more compact recording spaces — complexity can slow the user down. Let’s look at how to simplify the s…