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If you gather ten sound engineers in a room and ask them what’s the best way to record something, don’t be surprised when you get ten different answers. One thing that makes sound engineering such a fun field is that all ten answers will probably be right.

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9 months ago
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It seems like eons ago, before digital media and the Internet forever changed the way we consume music, folks visited brick-and-mortar stores to purchase vinyl LPs and 45 rpm records. While there are signs that “vintage” analog is making a comeback, the fact remains that people nowadays mainly buy and listen to music on computers and portable electronic devices.

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By Dave Shim |
9 months ago
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Today’s compact and powerful Ultrabook computers make it possible to keep in touch with others on the go through video chatting, yet they’ve got enough muscle to handle audio and video podcasting as well. In this article, we’ll take a look at what these two functions have in common.

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11 months ago
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One way you can offset the overall cost of a wedding is this: take on the task of providing the music yourself. Obviously, creating a do-it-yourself wedding DJ system will require a bit more effort on your part.

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1 year ago
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Voice-overs enjoy a ubiquitous presence in the broadcast and entertainment industries. Invisible actors populate the voice tracks of cartoons on Nickelodeon, wildlife documentaries from the plains of the Serengeti, automobile commercials during football games, podcasts and more.

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1 year ago
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In my previous article about in-ear headphones, one model that wasn't explored was the SA6 from Sleek Audio, which is a unique offering from a relatively new contender in the headphone world. What's interesting about the SA6 is that it's a completely modular system, and it has customizable treble and bass response. To my knowledge, this is the only pair of in-ear headphones on the market to offer this feature, and it does so at a pretty reasonable price. 

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1 year ago
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Interviews conducted over a telephone are so deeply woven into the fabric of our everyday lives that it's difficult to imagine talk radio or the evening news without them. Telephone interviews are critical in the production of documentary films, audio and video podcasting, and they are almost as widely used in journalism as the pad and the pen.

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1 year ago
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If you caught the parts one and two of this direct recording series, then you’ve seen that direct recording is all about flexibility.  It’s hard to imagine that I’ve still not mentioned the most flexible technique of all, re-amping.  Treating a direct signal with a software emulator or a plug-in will always be cool, but using outboard equipment might just be that much cooler.  Re-amping is simply the process of sending the analog output of a prerecorded digital signal into some hardware device (namely an amp or effects) and then rerecording it.  Your options will be somewhat limited by your collection of hardware, but there can be a benefit just from bringing your signal out into the analog realm.

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1 year ago
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It might seem like manufacturers like juicedLink are rushing too quickly to adapt current HD capable DSLR's for video work. On the surface it may appear that Canon's new 2.0.4 firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II renders the recently released DN101 obsolete. While Canon's new firmware does give the 5D Mark II audio meters and the option to turn off the AGC (automatic gain control) for manual control of the audio, the DN101 still provides you with some critical abilities for video production.

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1 year ago
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Recording great-sounding music isn’t dependent upon having world-class preamps and a locker filled with vintage microphones, since the quality of your work isn’t directly related to the quality of your tools. Simply placing equipment in the optimal position can have a major impact on your overall sound quality.

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1 year ago
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Dubstep is a fairly new style of electronic music that’s dominated by sparse, reverberated beats and overpowering synthesized bass lines. In most forms of music, bass is pushed toward the back of the mix, but in Dubstep, it’s the unchallenged star of the show.

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1 year ago
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The humble DVD/CD duplicator: often overlooked in our Internet driven, virtual world, these unsung heroes are still an excellent means of distributing audio and video content. Rather than wasting your valuable time plugging in disc after disc, one at a time into your computer, a duplicator can relieve you of a lot of this drudgery.

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By Rob Rives |
1 year ago
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It’s easy for sound people to burn through piles of disposable batteries on a typical production day. Wireless microphone systems tend to eat up battery life very quickly, but portable field mixers, portable digital recorders, camera hops and IFB systems all require lots of juice too.

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1 year ago
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When most people record audio in stereo, they usually go to the most common mic configurations, such as a matched pair of microphones arranged in an X/Y pattern, or possibly those same matched mics in an ORTF pattern for a wider stereo field. 

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1 year ago
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Each year, millions of iPods and other MP3 players are sold around the globe. Most of them include a basic set of earbuds so you can listen to your favorite tunes right away. A lot of people keep those earbuds for years, but there are plenty of good reasons to ditch the bundled buds and step up to something better.

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1 year ago

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