October 5, 2008

Sine Language – episode 098

This week, a ton of e-mail to answer from the last month or so,
including some reminiscing about the transition from analogue to digital within the radio industry through the late ’80’s and early ’90’s,
Ron Eastwood tried recording quasi-binaural on a boom box,
Jim Addie sent in a link to an interesting article on the merits, or lack thereof, of recording at higher sample rates and longer wordlengths (when I recorded this episode, I commented that I hadn’t read the entire article. I now have, and have the feeling that at some point in the past, I’ve been pointed to it, and have actually read it. Still, it was good to read it again!),
Greg Andreson (who is all “Bruced” out) wrote to tell me about his Zooms (the H2 and the H4!) and how much he likes them, and to comment on the wildly different standards of audio production that exist within the podcaster community,
and Pascal asked about sidechain compression.
One free VST plugin that I know of which does sidechain compression is Sidekick.
And finally, a bit of a chat about what is in store for episode 100.

May 4, 2008

Shutters Inc – episode 109

We’re back!
After a chat about my trip to the States (see the last 3 or 4 posts on audio2u.com if you haven’t already), Shelton talks about 5 Minute Photographer,
how Richard Annable is one of the best photographic assistants he’s ever worked with,
some interesting wedding stories,
5 Minute Photographer (deja vu!),
where YOU should be after you’ve “found the light and put them in it”,
and then some other website about photography…. I think it was called 5 Minute Photographer, or something like that.

April 20, 2008

And a post for the photography fans

Sorry for the delay.
Last night, when I was writing the post-NAB post, I was up against the clock as Starbucks was closing at 10pm, so I didn’t get to publish this post at the same time.
As you’ll see, a bunch of these are shot around a couple of the casinos in Las Vegas.
Then, there’s a bunch of landscape stuff.
Megan (Author Relationship Manager at Lynda) recommended that I take a drive out to the Valley of Fire for some photography. I’m glad I went. It was beautiful. (Quite frankly, I don’t think the images they have on the official website are as good as mine… but that’s just my opinion!)
For those unfamiliar with it, it’s about 50 miles north of Las Vegas, just east of I-15.

Luxor by day Wedding Chapel at Luxor Main atrium inside Luxor More of Luxor
Entrance to the gaming halls in Luxor Luxor at sundown The Sphinx at Luxor Guess who? In the atrium of Caesar's Palace
Looking into the Forum Shops from Caesar's Palace One of the many entrances to Caesar's Palace An extremely large 'billboard' for Toni Braxton, painted across hundreds of the windows on the Flamingo Hotel Another one of the many entrances to Caesar's Palace. And yes, there's just a hint of fill-flash there to bring out the statue.
The Eiffel Tower, on the Las Vegas Strip The night lights on the Strip The fountain outside one of the French buildings (didn't get the name of it) Just one of a bunch of shots of the dancing fountains, in front of the Bellagio Hotel Casino
Another part of the Bellagio complex Luxor, almost as big as the original Entering the Valley of Fire, about 50 miles north of Las Vegas The Valley of Fire
The 'beehives' in the Valley of Fire More of the same... and some more... Vistas that seem to stretch for ever.... welcome to Nevada
The entrance to Lake Mead More of the Valley of Fire Sun setting as I was heading back into Las Vegas
Panorama of the Valley of Fire