October 12, 2008

Sine Language – episode 099

This week, an answer for Bomar who thought he heard distortion in episode 98,
another mic comparison, this time between the R84 and my AKG C3000,
Jim Addie wrote in with detailed definitions of DC offset and wave asymmetry,
plus a reminder about a great thread on PSW about digital recording levels.

Also mentioned, the Shure SM81, and Rycote wind socks.

October 5, 2008

Sine Language – episode 098

This week, a ton of e-mail to answer from the last month or so,
including some reminiscing about the transition from analogue to digital within the radio industry through the late ’80’s and early ’90’s,
Ron Eastwood tried recording quasi-binaural on a boom box,
Jim Addie sent in a link to an interesting article on the merits, or lack thereof, of recording at higher sample rates and longer wordlengths (when I recorded this episode, I commented that I hadn’t read the entire article. I now have, and have the feeling that at some point in the past, I’ve been pointed to it, and have actually read it. Still, it was good to read it again!),
Greg Andreson (who is all “Bruced” out) wrote to tell me about his Zooms (the H2 and the H4!) and how much he likes them, and to comment on the wildly different standards of audio production that exist within the podcaster community,
and Pascal asked about sidechain compression.
One free VST plugin that I know of which does sidechain compression is Sidekick.
And finally, a bit of a chat about what is in store for episode 100.

January 31, 2008

Shelton on 3AW again

Filed under: Radio,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:27

For anyone who is interested, Shelton will be making another on-air appearance, on Melbourne’s 3AW this Sunday 3rd February at 4pm Australian Eastern Summer Time.
If you want to call in and speak with “The Guru”, the number is (03) 9243 2000.
If any of our international listeners would like to call in, remember to dial your international dialling prefix, and then the country code (which for Australia is +61).
If you’re not sure of the time difference between where you are, and Melbourne (which is currently UTC +11), check out World Time Server.

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?

April 1, 2007

Sine Language – episode 052

In episode 52, an enquiry from Peet Sneakes regarding channel strips, and one from Steve Mayfield regarding live radio performances.
Also, thanks to guys at Inside Home Recording for their kind words.