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One idea that resonates for me, having worked as a Sound Mixer for many years, is that there is no one way to do anything. Putting a lavalier microphone on talent is a skill that requires as many “solutions” as you can possibly devise. The person with the largest number of options and... READ MORE
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2 days ago
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No matter what you're using to shoot video these days—a mirrorless hybrid, a DSLR, or a more traditional palm- or shoulder-mount camera—you are capturing both moving images and sound. Although more emphasis is placed on the visuals, the importance of sound should never be overlooked. There are a great number of things you can do to improve the audio quality of your video productions, and using a... READ MORE
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4 days ago
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When someone describes themselves as an audiophile, it is easy to immediately imagine an elaborate home setup, with expensive speakers, pricey amps and cables, audio receivers, and turntables. However, listening habits change over time, and for those with long daily commutes to school or work, more and more time spent listening to music is spent while on the go. Thankfully, there are a number of... READ MORE
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6 days ago
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In this video, Rob Rives shows us four different portable keyboards that make great starter keyboards for kids. Rives takes a look at the Casio SA-76 and CTK-6200, the... READ MORE

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3 weeks ago
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In TV, film, and news production, the Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun microphone is a good example of a product that has become so popular, that the name of the manufacturer was... READ MORE
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6 months ago
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We discussed the history and recent resurgence of analog music synthesizers in Part One of this series, and briefly touched on some currently manufactured gear that offers basic facilities for pitch, parameter, and clocking control via control voltage. In this installment, we’ll... READ MORE
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7 months ago
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Anyone who has even a cursory interest in digital audio might have come across the name Harry Nyquist, and the theorem that bears his name. That’s because without his work (but not just his alone), good, clean, modern digital audio wouldn’t exist. So, who exactly was Harry Nyquist, and why should we care? Well, the good news for those that don’t care is that you don’t need to know. Unless you’re... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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Whit Norris is a professional film sound mixer with a filmography ranging from work on Fast Five to Anchorman 2. Norris took some time off on the set of his current project, the forthcoming Vince Vaughn film, Term Life to talk about gear, and share some great tips and experiences from his expansive filmography. On your IMDB page, you have a fairly prolific filmography listed. When did you... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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You may not know the name Ken Lewis, but you definitely know his tunes. Having worked as a major-label mix engineer, producer, songwriter, and musician for more than 20 years, Lewis has amassed a client list that reads like a “who’s who” of the music industry: Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Jay Z, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, fun., Mariah Carey, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, David Byrne, and Lana Del Rey... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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This Week in the News:
  • Panasonic announced the new Super 35mm 4K VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
  • Roku is releasing the compact and affordable Roku Streaming Stick
  • Apple unveiled their CarPlay technology, which integrates the iPhone with automobiles
  • K-Tek has a new audio bag that's ideal for the Sound Devices 633 
The new Panasonic 4K VariCam 35 This week... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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Fritz Sennheiser was two years short of his centennial when he died on May 17 in Germany, where he was born. He founded Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG in 1945. Over the decades the name Sennheiser became synonymous worldwide with quality audio products, especially microphones and headphones for use by filmmakers, broadcasters, audiophiles, and consumers. For the latter group, the brand became associated with earphones for MP3 players and noise reduction headphones on airplanes.

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1 year ago
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The History and the Pioneers

Under the hood of every virtual instrument is a sound engine designed to bring you the variety of tones promised on the front of your software box. Some methods rely mainly on mathematical models, others make use of audio samples, and there are those that make use of a mixture of the two.

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1 year ago
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It is amazing to think that a single program disk's worth of data can transform your computer into the equivalent of a full audio recording studio, complete with powerful signal processing, editing, and automated mixing capabilities. By properly outfitting your machine and making use of a high-quality audio interface, it is easy to take advantage of the myriad options available in almost any audio recording application. In fact, it has reached the point where your recorded signals do not even have to leave the warm confines of your computer until you are ready to release them by burning a CD of your latest handiwork. This mind-set conserves physical space, is very economical, and packs well for portability.

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1 year ago
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One of the coolest things about being a guitarist in a band is that you get to rock out with an awesome looking electric guitar. The same thing goes for drummers. There are few things that are cooler looking than drum sets. But what about the lead singer? Microphones are sort of cool looking, but that doesn't really cut it. The solution is to hit the stage with a stylish chrome Ultimate Support MC-90C mic stand.

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2 years ago
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Audio waveforms are among the greatest tools that the digital audio revolution has given musicians and producers. But sometimes it's important to forget they're there. It's wonderful that so many audio tools have turned into lush, graphical experiences, but making sonic decisions based on visual information isn't always the best way to go. It's funny, when I'm working on a mix, it often takes lots of will power to pull my eyes away from the computer monitor and just listen...

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2 years ago

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