August 30, 2009

Sine Language – episode 118

Filed under: !Podcasts,Ambience,Loudness,Pro Tools,Sine Language,Sound design — Bruce Williams @ 20:22

This week,
The audio2u.com forum is open. And a big shout out goes to Mike Wills for helping with some of the background tweaking,
Bomar wrote to ask about the sound design elements I use for the intros to my podcasts (or at least, the one at the beginning of Shutters Inc which sounds like the Batmobile),
Somebody (apologies for not remembering who it was) wrote to remind me of the “portabooth”, a home-made solution for recording in ambient spaces without picking up said ambience,
J.R. also wrote in to tell us about the Reflexion Filter made by sE.
J.R. also wondered if anyone else is having dramas with getting Pro Tools 8 to play nicely with Windows 7,
and finally, Jim Addie wrote an epic e-mail about loudness meters, in all their various forms.

Some links that relate to that discussion:

Durrough meters
Fletcher Munson curves
ITU-R
CBS Labs
ITU-R BS.1770
The Orban meter that Jim mentioned
THX Loudness Plus
Dolby Volume
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
and finally, The Frank Foti/Robert Orban white paper I mentioned toward the end of the podcast.


April 19, 2009

Sine Language – episode 110

In episode 110, Tim Cumings is happy with his USB mic pre-amp from Centrance,
Geoff Hankerson was concerned about the proximity of the drinks fridge to my studio, as well as being slightly miffed about the dynamic range in DVD audio when watching movies,
Justin wrote to ask about the different types of reverb and how to find the right one (something which I need to speak further on, perhaps next week),
Here’s a few links to check out:
Wiki article on the speed of sound
Wiki article on reverberation
Wiki article on acoustic absorption
and Jay wrote back about his perceptions/opinions on home theatre speakers.


January 6, 2008

Sine Language – episode 078

I wasn’t planning on doing another podcast this early in the year, but a couple of e-mails came in, and I figured I may as well just get on answer ‘em!
This week, an “end of year” greeting from long-time listener, Gary Lerude. Thanks mate!
John Meadows asked about what effects or processes get over used, and which don’t get the attention they deserve. (NB. The one thing I should have also mentioned which doesn’t receive the attention it should is mic technique!)
And Vassya asked about why 44.1 kHz or 48kHz, dither, and headphones.

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September 16, 2007

Building the pod – episode 108

This week,
Q+A 0:26
For those who weren’t watching the blog through the week, Audition v3.0 has been officially announced,
and I’ll be headed stateside in November.

KBSCOTW 2:46
What the hell are these?
mark intro time
mark sec tone

What are these shortcuts for?

WITE 3:50
Delay/Full reverb

The 'reverb settings' tab The 'coloration' tab

INTERFACE 16:40
Session properties (and the advanced tab)

Session properties Advanced settings - general Advanced settings - mixing
Advanced settings - tempo Advanced settings - metronome Advanced settings - notes

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.


September 10, 2006

Building the pod – episode 062

Filed under: !Podcasts,Ambience,Building the Pod,Cyanide,MIDI,Ozone,Plugins,Reason,ReWire,Waves — Bruce Williams @ 17:34

In episode 62, Bruce revisits his favourite VST plugins, audio quality on the “Science@NASA” podcast, Audition and MIDI, the possibility of another new audio2u podcast, and an apology regarding the Leo Laporte mention a couple of weeks ago.


April 2, 2006

Sine Language – episode 008

This week, Bruce discusses how to improve the acoustic quality of your voice recordings on a budget.