June 29, 2008

Sine Language – episode 092

Hold on to your hats, people…
In episode 92, a listener (who wishes to remain anonymous) commented on the possibility of hearing damage inflicted by driving with the windows down, and the possibility of same being caused from riding your pushbike in busy traffic. The earplugs he’s using while riding are these.
Of course, my regular listeners know that I love my Sennheiser CX300’s… damn, I oughtta be on commission!
And that led to a discussion of noise-isolating vs noise-cancelling earbuds and headphones.
All of which led me to speculate on telephone handsets and whether or not they do us more harm than good.

Then, Jim Wesihorn checked in with news of a new pdf from the good folks at Izotope (makers of the VST/DirectX Ozone mastering plugin).
Seems they’ve turned out a whopping great 75 page document on audio restoration.
Going to have to check that out some time soon!
Thanks Jim!

Then, Steve Mayfield sent me a link about a dummy head binaural mic for your video camera!
Crazy looking thing.
One would hope it works well given the price tag!

Another long time listener who wishes to remain anonymous wrote to assure me that no, there is no distorion in my podcasts!
Phew! What a relief!
I didn’t think there was, mind you.

He also went on to provide some interesting real-world feedback on sample rate conversion.

Then, Matt sent me this screen shot of the Pro Tools manual where apparently, even Digidesign doesn’t know the difference between “bit rate” and “bit resolution”.
Why do I feel like I’m fighting an up hill battle here? :)

Pro Tools manual

Then, Luke asked about vocal training.
I suggested googling some of these words:
‘voice’, ‘vocal’, ‘coach’, ‘training’, ‘tuition’, ‘diction’, ‘eloqution’, plus your local area
or check your local phone book.

Next, E. Bernhard Warg sent me an mp3 of a shoot out between a Coles 4104 ribbon lip mic and a standard lav mic, with regard to ambient noise suppression.

Then, Jim Addie sent in some great information on how the Red Book standard was established.

And finally, there were some listener comments on audio2u about my disaster last week.

June 15, 2008

Building the pod – episode 122

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Noise,Noise reduction — Bruce Williams @ 13:41

In episode 122, Bruce takes a look at the new Adaptive Noise Reduction function in Audition v3.
Plus a nice little trick to employ with ANR towards the end!

October 28, 2007

Shutters Inc – episode 096

Filed under: !Podcasts,Noise,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 20:26

This week, Shelton discusses noise reduction with regard to long (time) exposures in the digital realm,
Bruce’s latest EBay purchase,
and Gary Hegenbart sent me a great e-mail about shooting in Yosemite National Park. (Thanks mate!)

May 21, 2006

Sine Language – episode 013

Filed under: !Podcasts,Compression,Dynamics,Noise,Peak and RMS,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 20:02

This week, Bruce answers a couple of listener e-mails. Coping with recording priests who produce huge dynamic range from the pulpit, and why audio2u.com’s podcasts sound so damned good!