Polishing Weird Backwards Musical Phrases

January, 2008 Archive

Polishing Weird Backwards Musical Phrases

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This post focuses on a unique way to produce backwards phrases with any instrument. I used to have a bit of a fascination with backwards sounds when I got my first computer sound...

Digital Sync: Masters, Slaves, Oh My.

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This post focuses on digital sync between PCM digital audio devices. Digital has been marketed and is generally understood to be bit-for-bit perfect, resilient to noise, and able...

Creating a Porfolio Disc

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This post focuses on how to create a professional looking and sounding portfolio disc that won’t make more enemies than friends. A good portfolio will open up a lot of doors...

Convolution: Untangling the Qualities of Sound

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This post focuses on convolution as it applies to audio – the capturing and reapplication of the qualities of sound. A few years ago some new-fangled audio processing...

How to Record a Snare Drum

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This post focuses on tracking the snare drum, both on its own and as part of a kit. I’m going to do a series on recording various instruments, from drums to woodwinds, and...

Billing and Delivery: Avoid Getting Screwed

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This post focuses a few quick tips for billing your clients and managing the delivery of the product of your service. I’ve done some work for really professional clients and...

Piezo: Pickups, Drum Triggers…

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This post focuses on the use of piezo sensors and pickups in pro audio applications. Most people don’t think of piezo technology very often. Basically, piezoelectric sensors...

Balanced vs. Unbalanced: Prepared for Rejection

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This post focuses on the differences between balanced and unbalanced connections. When I first started engineering my high school band, I didn’t know what the difference...

Free Open Source Audio Software

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This post focuses on the availability of free, open source software for audio production. Free Open Source Software (or FOSS for short) has been with us for a good while now, the...