April 5, 2009

Sine Language – episode 109

Filed under: !Podcasts,Delay,Ear,Microphone,Panning,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 12:15

In ep 109, a quick plug for iStockPhoto who are now selling user-generated audio clips.
For those of you with a love of recording outdoor sounds, this could be a nice way to turn your hobby into some extra cash.
Worth checking out at the very least.
Then, a lengthy e-mail from Jim Addie answering Scott’s earlier query about panning and delay,
some feedback from Slau about ribbon mics,
plus another shoutout for Stav’s book, Mixing with your mind… specifically in relation to Stav’s theory of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ microphones and sound sources.

October 9, 2007

Some bedtime reading for you

Filed under: Analogue,Data compression,Ear,MP3,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 11:15

So, there I was, catching up on my morning round of tech blogs, when I cam across this great article on Ars Technica about how MP3 encoding works.

Having now read the article, even I have learned some more about how the prcoess works.

It makes interesting reading (if you’re into this kind of thing), and will only take you about 15 minutes (there’s 4 pages to the article).

Interestingly, the Nyquist Theorem actually dates from work done by Harry Nyquist way way back in 1928 (the Ars article says ’27, the Wikipedia article says ’28)…. certainly a lot earlier than I had previously thought.

Anyway, thought I’d share this with you in the absence of a Sine Language for this week.



August 12, 2007

Sine Language – episode 070

Filed under: !Podcasts,Ear,Gain structure,Hearing damage,Sine Language,Volume — Bruce Williams @ 22:10

This week, Tokyo Dan asked about the war story pertaining to Cheap Trick and the Angels, so we quickly revisit that one.
Peet Sneakes asked about enhanced podcasts.
And we touch again on the volume/gain discussion from last week.

February 26, 2006

Sine Language – episode 003

In episode 3, Bruce covers hearing damage, and why you should look after your ears. Plus, a correction to some of last week’s information.
Hearing damage article

February 19, 2006

Sine Language – episode 002

This week, how sound moves through air,
the anatomy of the human ear,
how a microphone works,
how audio is stored on analogue tape,
and why a speaker is just like a microphone.

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