July 22, 2007

Building the pod – episode 100

At last!
Just when you thought it was never gonna get here… the big one ton is here!

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To download the movie, go to
BTP100 downloads“.

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So, what’s in store for episode 100?
A promo remix in real time, for Rem Lavictoire.

Yeah yeah yeah, but what about the damned prizes, man? That’s all we’re here for!

Oh yeah, right…. ok.

Well, Peter Baker at Beatbox Music
Beatbox Music
has been kind enough to donate a copy of the Podcasting Production Toolkit CD.
This is a CD of royalty free music AND sound effects that you can use for polishing up your podcast!
Podcasting Production Toolkit

While I will confess to not having heard the CD yet, I have dealt with Peter professionally for over 20 years, and he has always represented some of the finest music production companies around… and I have no reason to suspect that this won’t be an AWESOME collection of sounds to have at your disposal.

Audition 2.0 Essentail Training
And to keep the CD theme going, I have 3 more copies of the Adobe Audition 2.0 Essential Training Guide from Lynda.com to give away as 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes.

OK, so what do you have to do to win one of these great prizes?

Well, this is where you’re gonna hate me. I’m not going to tell you… just yet.
In order to make this fair, I’m going to hold off posting the details of the competition for 72 hours.
The reason for that is, it will give those on slower internet connections a chance to be involved too.
So, at around midday GMT on Wednesday (25th July 2007), I’ll post the details right here.

Nasty, aren’t I? :)

In the meantime, enjoy the video!


March 26, 2006

Sine Language – episode 007

This week, the last word (hopefully!) on compression and setting thresholds,
a brief description of Bruce’s signal chain and setup,
the current trend of hypercompression and peak limiting in modern music,
and subtractive eq when mixing.
Mixing with eq.doc (originally written by Robert Dennis. See his article here)
Focusrite Voicemaster Pro
Tannoy Reveal monitors (although, this link is for the new look Reveals… mine are the now superceded editions)
Home made baffles


March 19, 2006

Sine Language – episode 006

First off, the shootout between the Shure E4c’s and the Sennehiser CX300 earbuds.
Then, a chat with SteveG (from the audiomastersforum) about peak vs rms,
and some audio feedback from the biblepodclass.


March 5, 2006

Sine Language – episode 004

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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.


August 27, 2005

Building the pod – episode 010

In episode 10, Bruce begins to explain audio compression.