With decreasing costs and increasing storage capacities, hard disk drives have become the ubiquitous nomads of studio environments. When the network is too slow and the project deadline was...
 
How does a newbie learn the secret handshake of the recording community and master the tricks that make the pros sound so professional? Larry Crane's new video courses on lynda.com can...
 
You've just finished the mix of a song and printed it to tape or back into your DAW. You spent hours getting everything just perfect with your analog outboard gear and console. If you tried to write...
 
Jul/Aug 2011
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Written by Garrett Haines · July 15, 2011
In an interview with Bill Skibbe for a "Behind the Gear" article [#44], he said, "One of the most important things you have to be able to do is troubleshoot and fix problems. Because when the stuff...
 
May/Jun 2011
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Written by Brad Williams · May 15, 2011 · 4 opinions about this
While hardly a glamorous concept, room acoustics represent a critical link in the recording or playback chain. While comprehensive room design is a complex cocktail of science, math and chance -...
 
Guitar amps are wonderful, mysterious things. Like any other amplifying or processing device, guitar amps impart varying degrees and types of coloration to the input signal, and can have character...
 
Sep/Oct 2010
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Written by Steve La Cerra · Sept. 15, 2010
Most engineers would probably agree that recording a drum kit is one of the most challenging studio tasks. The popularity of sampled drums and drum replacement software is a testament to the facts...
 
Sep/Oct 2010
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Written by Chris Garges · Sept. 15, 2010
Die cast hoops Die cast hoops give a drum more body, not "crack." I totally think of triple-flanged hoops as giving a drum more crack without the substantial body that a die cast hoop adds. Nylon...
 
Jul/Aug 2010
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Written by Carl Tatz · July 15, 2010
Do Do toe in your near-field monitors to a 30 degree angle.  Do space your near-field monitors far enough apart so that the apex of your equilateral triangle is 18 inches behind your head....
 
The Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls of Portland, Oregon was founded in 2001 with the intent of bringing girls and young women together to learn more about music and encourage creativity. Girls aged 8 to...
 
By far one of the most revered and imitated microphone preamp/equalizers is the Neve 1073, originally released in the early 1970s as the main channel module in the infamous 80 Series consoles. There...
 
Mar/Apr 2010
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Written by Nicolas Collins · March 15, 2010 · 2 opinions about this
In the disembodied world of today's computer-based multitrack mixing, one can spend a lot of time crafting a unifying sense of "space." Despite the dozens of reverb plug-ins and rack devices...