July 7, 2009

Sine Language – episode 115 (Integrate ’09 vendors)

In episode 115, I caught up with some of the exhibitors at Integrate ’09; a pro audio, video and lighting trade show in Sydney.

00:00:44 Ben Sneesby – Bees Neez Microphones
00:02:48 Andy Eastwood – Dynamic Music
00:07:59 Mick Wordly – Mixmasters
00:19:37 James Hicks – Oceanic Distribution
00:22:46 Ben Redzic – Lightsounds
00:25:04 Joshua Fielstra – Native Instruments
00:31:55 Steve Vranch – Yamaha
00:35:26 Maxwell Twartz – Technical Audio Group
00:39:50 Leon Hart – Amber Technology
00:44:22 Filip Saelen – Amber Technology
00:52:02 John Fuller – Sound-Music
00:55:14 Brian Zolner – Studio Connections Australia
01:07:23 Greg Cato – Major Music Wholesale


May 3, 2009

Sine Language – episode 111

This week, an apology to Jay for incorrectly identifying him as the author of the e-mail I read out in ep 110,
Jim Weishorn wants to discuss dynamics some more (that’ll have to wait),
a query from Steve Riekeberg at Geek Cred on the voice track processing I use in post-production (see notes at the end of this post),
Mike Wills pointed out the holophone 5.1 microphone,
a couple of people suggested the ‘limited dynamic range’ modes in home AV receivers to combat the wildly varying volume in movies,
Jim Weishorn mentioned this article on using multiple reverbs,
MMIH chimed in with some further input on movie soundtrack mixes, DVD audio, centre speakers etc, including a link to this article from Dolby on setting up home theatre,
Justin confirmed that sound travels FASTER in WARMER air,
plus I discuss the different types of reverbs (plate, spring, digital, convolution).
Oh, and the Speakerphone plugin that MMIH mentioned is made by Audioease.

And finally, those voice settings I supplied to Steve:

Reverb.

Reverb time: 800-1000ms
Initial delay: ~30ms
Diffusion: ~75%
Mix: 95% dry, 5% wet (this is the critical one… most people go overboard on the wet signal!)

Chorus.

Voices: 2
Spread: Wide
Initial delay: 15ms
Pitch: pretty close to neutral (ie don’t shift the voices up or down)


April 19, 2009

Sine Language – episode 110

In episode 110, Tim Cumings is happy with his USB mic pre-amp from Centrance,
Geoff Hankerson was concerned about the proximity of the drinks fridge to my studio, as well as being slightly miffed about the dynamic range in DVD audio when watching movies,
Justin wrote to ask about the different types of reverb and how to find the right one (something which I need to speak further on, perhaps next week),
Here’s a few links to check out:
Wiki article on the speed of sound
Wiki article on reverberation
Wiki article on acoustic absorption
and Jay wrote back about his perceptions/opinions on home theatre speakers.


November 9, 2008

Sine Language – episode 100

Yes folks.
Believe it or not, we’re finally here!
The building of this video has been an absolute labour of love…. I’d estimate that it’s taken me about 20 hours of work to complete!
Maybe, that’s partly my inexperience at producing video podcasts, but hopefully, when you watch it, you’ll see where those hours went.
In an effort to ease the load on my hosting company’s servers, I will be setting up a torrent feed later tonight.
Check back here later for a link to the torrent file.
There’s also a copy of the file at YouSendIt, plus the copy here at audio2u.com.

To download manually from audio2u:
sl100.mp4 280MB

From YouSendIt here:
sl100.mp4 280MB

If you want to download a copy of the final mix of the song (featuring a couple of extra tweaks I did later), grab that here:
Fear of Holding On – 320 kbit joint stereo (13MB)

Towards the end of the podcast (or is that vidcast?), I mentioned that I would make the individual instrument tracks available to anyone who wanted to have a crack at mixing the song for themselves.
Drop me an e-mail and I’ll send you the link to download the files.
Just be warned… that’s an even bigger download than the mp4!!
The tracks are 32bit mono and total about 1.1GB!
The download will be in .rar format, so you’ll need an archive utility like WinRAR (or similar) which is capable of unzipping a .rar file.


January 6, 2008

Sine Language – episode 078

I wasn’t planning on doing another podcast this early in the year, but a couple of e-mails came in, and I figured I may as well just get on answer ‘em!
This week, an “end of year” greeting from long-time listener, Gary Lerude. Thanks mate!
John Meadows asked about what effects or processes get over used, and which don’t get the attention they deserve. (NB. The one thing I should have also mentioned which doesn’t receive the attention it should is mic technique!)
And Vassya asked about why 44.1 kHz or 48kHz, dither, and headphones.


October 28, 2007

Sine Language – episode 075

This week, the final episode in the series on “constructing your own promo”… the mixing stage.


September 16, 2007

Building the pod – episode 108

This week,
Q+A 0:26
For those who weren’t watching the blog through the week, Audition v3.0 has been officially announced,
and I’ll be headed stateside in November.

KBSCOTW 2:46
What the hell are these?
mark intro time
mark sec tone

What are these shortcuts for?

WITE 3:50
Delay/Full reverb

The 'reverb settings' tab The 'coloration' tab

INTERFACE 16:40
Session properties (and the advanced tab)

Session properties Advanced settings - general Advanced settings - mixing
Advanced settings - tempo Advanced settings - metronome Advanced settings - notes

June 17, 2007

Sine Language – episode 062

Filed under: !Podcasts,Acoustic space,Reverberation,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 15:12

This week, I became an Uncle for the first time (Congrats to Paul and Nicole!),
and I was browsing around on ProSoundWeb for something to talk about, and came across a link to an interesting pdf all about audio reflections in recorded content, and within our listening environments, and the interaction of the two. Check it out here.


September 24, 2006

Building the pod – episode 065

Filed under: !Podcasts,Acoustic space,Building the Pod,Reverberation — Bruce Williams @ 16:35

In episode 65, Bruce discusses using reverb to create realistic perceptions of depth. Also, thanks to the people who have made donations via the PayPal link.


May 21, 2006

Building the pod – episode 047

In episode 47, Bruce talks about iZotope’s Ozone, and how you can achieve similar results using Audition on its own. Also, the keyboard shortcut of the week… Audition’s 5 clipboards.


March 26, 2006

Building the pod – episode 040

In episode 40, Bruce talks a bit more about radio imaging production techniques.


October 16, 2005

Building the pod – episode 017

Filed under: !Podcasts,Acoustic space,Building the Pod,Reverberation — Bruce Williams @ 19:12

In episode 17, Bruce looks further into reverb, and how to set it up.


October 9, 2005

Building the pod – episode 016

Filed under: !Podcasts,Acoustic space,Building the Pod,Reverberation — Bruce Williams @ 21:28

In episode 16, Bruce starts talking about the different kinds of delay effects you can use on audio, and the differences between them.

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