May 25, 2008

Sine Language – episode 088

Wow! What a big week!
In episode 88, a ton of feedback regarding microphones on noisy trade show floors and the like…
Scott Hess likes the Sennheiser HMD25′s, and the HMD280-XQ’s,
Tokyo Dan suggested checking out this video on YouTube, as well as this video on shooting video on a Nokia N95,
Dave King mentioned these headsets from Eartec, which look like your standard headsets that you’d get from AKG or Sennheiser, but Eartec say they will customise the circuitry for you upon request!
Then, Michael from New Zealand asked about matching RMS levels between his locally produced content, and material coming from other studios,
Jim Weishorn asked about multiband compression,
and we finished off with a discussion on the differences between MP3 and MP3Pro encoding.

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July 15, 2007

Sine Language – episode 066

Filed under: !Podcasts,Amplitude,Compression,Multiband,Normalize,Radio,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 19:11

In ep 66, Bruce answers a couple of listener e-mails.

One about the multiband compression used for FM radio broadcasts, and the other one…. was actually 4 questions!

1. What is normalising about?

2. Why do we do it?

3. Should you do it before or after getting rid of undesirable sounds?

4. What is the difference between Gain and Volume?


July 8, 2007

Sine Language – episode 065

Filed under: !Podcasts,Amplitude,Compression,Dynamics,Multiband,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 23:30

This week, I saw a news item in one of my tech blog feeds (don’t recall which one) about a new site called Soundsnap, which is kind of like YouTube for audio. Commercial-free music and sound effects to download which can be used in podcasts and the like.

I also received an e-mail from Jim Weishorn… (just between you and me, I think he’s got a calculator fetish, but don’t tell him I said that!) where he calculated the time it takes for a 45 degree splice across analogue quarter inch tape to pass by the heads! Woah. (Honestly though, nice work, Jim!)

He also asked about the idea of using different compression ratios for different frequency ranges within you audio. Not a concept I’d ever heard of, but an interesting one nonetheless.


October 29, 2006

Building the pod – episode 069

In episode 69, what else? Soundbooth.
And since recording this, I have confirmed that no, there are no multitrack capabilities in Soundbooth.
The Adobe Labs RSS feed.
And a discussion on the multiband compressor in AA2.0.


May 7, 2006

Building the pod – episode 046

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Compression,Multiband,Ozone — Bruce Williams @ 20:03

In episode 46, Bruce delves into the multiband compressor that shipped in Audition v2.0. Also, the keyboard shortcut of the week, plus a reminder that Bruce is off to Vanuatu for a week to help out at Radio Tanna.