August 16, 2009

Building the pod – episode 136

This week, Karl Cooper wrote to say how much he enjoyed the episode on parametric eq, and to ask about whether I could knock up a special ‘voice processing’ episode.
Also, the all new audio2u.com forum is up and running.
Go register now!
And then, it’s on to a thorough investigation of the Scientific Filters.


January 20, 2008

Sine Language – episode 079

This week, a few listener e-mails to answer.
Curtis from the “Dingy Room in a Nowhere Town” podcast asked about mouth clicks and how to deal with them.

Mark Hobold from the “JapanesePod101” podcast is very happy with the Zoom H2. Some of his recordings made with the H2 can be heard here.

And Vassya asked about which frequency range should be used for what instrument? He also included a link to this chart which shows the range of frequencies covered by which instruments.


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!


October 29, 2006

Building the pod – episode 069

In episode 69, what else? Soundbooth.
And since recording this, I have confirmed that no, there are no multitrack capabilities in Soundbooth.
The Adobe Labs RSS feed.
And a discussion on the multiband compressor in AA2.0.


October 22, 2006

Building the pod – episode 068

In ep 68, Bruce discusses making monster voices (and voices for other evil-doing no-good type creatures).
Adobe Audition 2.0 Essential Training Guide at Lynda.com


July 16, 2006

Building the pod – episode 053

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Frequency,Mastering,Normalize,Phase analysis — Bruce Williams @ 19:45

This week, Bruce takes a close look at the “Mastering and Analysis” workspace, plus the keyboard shortcut of the week.


April 30, 2006

Sine Language – episode 011

Filed under: !Podcasts,Amplitude,dB,Doppler,Frequency,Sine Language,SPL — Bruce Williams @ 20:47

This week, Bruce answers more listener e-mail, including the sound of coffee (true!), why you can’t go above 0dBFS in a digital system, and why sounds are different.


September 17, 2005

Building the pod – episode 013

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In episode 13, Bruce explains hard limiting.