November 16, 2008

Sine Language – episode 101

Filed under: !Podcasts,Compression,Expansion,Filters,Gating,Peak and RMS,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 10:52

This week, “Big C” asked about combatting air conditioner hum,
Tim Cumings sent in an audio sample of a Skype interview he conducted (pre and post eq),
Greg Anderson wrote to say that he’s launched his Atomic Time Keeping podcast on the world (Onya, Greg!)
He also wondered about mp3 encoding… mono vs stereo.
Then, I heard from Jeremy James, author of the podcast novel “The Veingel”.
Jeremy explained some of his workflow, and I offered some ideas on same… namely, downward expansion vs gating, broadband compression vs multiband compression, and so on.
A large part of what I had to say came back to getting as much done as possible NON-destructively in the multitrack environment.
Also, for those who are looking for a good, low-cost alternative multitrack recorder/editor, try out Reaper. It’s free for non commercial use, although they would like you to pay a small donation! Check it out, nonetheless.
Plus, Bruce’s new toy (which should arrive in the next day or so)… the Safe Sound Audio Dynamics Toolbox.
Can not wait for this little puppy to get here!


August 17, 2008

Building the pod – episode 124

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Dynamics processor,Expansion,Gating — Bruce Williams @ 20:56

This week, a discussion on handling noise within your home, prompted by a discussion I had with Luke Stapely on Facebook.


Dynamics processor, with no ratio of compression or expansion Dynamics processor, with no ratio of compression or expansion. Click image to see full view.
Dynamics processor with text box for finite input and output value entry Dynamics processor with text box for finite input and output value entry. Click image to see full view.
Dynamics processor acting as a downward expander Here, all values above -30dBFS will pass through the dynamics processor unhindered. All input values between -30dBFS and -50dBFS will be attenuated according to the steeper slope of the blue line. All input values below -50dBFS will be attenuated as well, but not as radically as those values ABOVE -50dBFS. Click image to see full view.
Dynamics processor acting as a gate Here, all input values above -60dBFS will pass through the dynamics processor unhindered. All input values below -60dBFS will be completely silenced. Click image to see full view.

Grab the Antress Modern Expander dll here. (1.2MB)


June 8, 2008

Sine Language – episode 090

This week, all those e-mails I was SUPPOSED to answer last week!
Most of which were relating to my comments about the “lip mics” that the sports broadcasters use.
Bruce McKinnon sent in this link,
Scott Hess sent in this one,
Steve Mayfield sent in 2 links… one from my former employer, plus another one,
and Chris Harris sent in this link to the Coles site.
After all of that, Tokyo Dan asked about his Audio Technica ATH-30 Com Dynamic Headset which he’s not having much luck with.
Then, there was a comment from Jim Weishorn which I felt warranted sharing with the world… ratio and difference.
Semantics? Maybe. But a good topic for discussion none the less.
And that lead on to a discussion about downward expanders.

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September 25, 2005

Building the pod – episode 014

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Dynamics,Expansion,Gating — Bruce Williams @ 20:17

In episode 14, Bruce discusses gating and expansion.