February 15, 2009

Sine Language – episode 105

We’re back!
The new studio, whilst not complete, is certainly functional.
So, this ep begins with a bit of a chat regarding what the last 6-8 weeks has entailed.

Then into the meat of it:
An interview with Nick Dika (Product Manager and PR guru for Izotope) about the just released version 4 of their great mastering plugin, Ozone.
If you are interested, they have a fully-functonal 21 day trial version available for download.
Also, make sure you read the pdf on the mastering process.

Then, it’s on to some e-mail, including a lengthy one from Jim Addie about the nature of VU meters, and the benefits of having a fast-attack-fast-release compressor early in your mixdown chain….
This is rather timely, as I have recently read a piece by Mike Stavrou espousing a technique which is almost identical… and which challenges everything I have always believed (and subsequently advised my listeners) regarding dynamics.

Then another e-mail, this time from another Jim, asking about:
a. external plugin processing cards (like the TC Powercore, SSL Duende and UAD-2)
b. third octave pink noise mp3 files, and
c. audio over gigabit ethernet.

And finally, an e-mail from Ron Eastwood asking about USB turntables and cassette decks,
the legal mumbo-jumbo you hear at the end of radio commercials,
plus some tips for me on geography!


March 5, 2006

Sine Language – episode 004

In episode 4, Bruce talks about (audio dynamics) compression.
What it is, how it works, and where to start if it’s a bit murky for you.
Since I recorded this, I realised that there are some more things to talk about, so let’s just consider episode 4 to be ‘part one’, shall we?


September 2, 2005

Building the pod – episode 011

Filed under: !Podcasts,Attack time,Building the Pod,Dynamics,Release time,Threshold — Bruce Williams @ 0:37

In episode 11, Bruce continues explaining audio compression.

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