December 7, 2008

Sine Language – episode 103

In ep 103, a continuation of the discussion on home theatre,
Bomar asked about why I use Lame (which I use in conjunction with Speex Multi frontend) for mp3 encoding,
plus he gave us some links for websites concerned with hearling loss:
deafness.about.com
digital recordings
University of NSW
jimmyr (link 1)
jimmyr (link 2)

and Tim Cumings was after some advice on how to mic up his computer user’s group monthly meetings.


June 1, 2008

Sine Language – episode 089

Filed under: !Podcasts,AEA,Figure 8,R84,Ribbon,Sine Language,Speaker,TRP — Bruce Williams @ 11:12

Whoops.
I had a whole bunch of e-mail I was supposed to address this week, and I completely forgot it.
And why?
Because I currently have a new toy to play with.
And in my excitement, I totally lost the plot.
So, what is it?
Well, you really should HEAR it, but if you must see it, then here ya go.
The AEA R84 ribbon mic.
OMG people!! This thing is gorgeous!
Once you’ve heard the podcast, you’ll understand why I’m telling you that I ended up adding a high shelf (about 3dB at around 3kHz) to my voice track.
I was also using the AEA TRP ribbon mic preamp.
And thank God I was!
My Focusrite VoiceMasterPro had nowhere near enough grunt to drive the R84.
The TRP offers up to 83dB of gain! That’s awesome.
And my speaking voice needed about 70dB of that gain.
But what a sound!
Anyway, enough of my raving… go listen to it for yourself.
Oh, and before you reach for the credit card… the R84 plus the TRP will set you back around US$1800!
And believe it or not, I DID actually get on to covering Noel’s question from last week about nearfield monitoring vs headphone monitoring.

Gearcast podcast feed is here, and the website is here.


December 23, 2007

Sine Language – episode 077

This week, Bruce McKinnon at the dogbox reminded me that I had previously mentioned that a good future topic for SL would be a discussion of stereo miking techniques.
So, being rather light on for experience in the area (read : none), I figured the best course of action was to get Steve G (from the Audiomastersforum ) on the BatPhone.
Steve explains the most common stereo miking techniques, their pros and cons, and various applications.

Links:

The wiki article on stereo miking techniques

The Jurg Jecklin disc

p5rn7vb

July 3, 2006

Sine Language – episode 017

This week, some (rare) audio feedback, plus a discussion on microphone transduction methods, and polar responses.