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

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.

February 10, 2008

Building the pod – episode 115

In ep 115, we start looking at some of the tweaks, upgrades and additional features in Audition 3 over v2.0.

For those wanting to persist with their exploration of the MIDI capabilities of AA3, you might want to check out this pdf of the Audition 3 MIDI engine.

Some of the new features and tweaks covered:
* You no longer have to mix to a saved file
* Automation can be undone
* The “Save all audio as” dialogue box
* Duplicating a track

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.

July 29, 2007

Building the pod – episode 101

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Equalization,Multitrack,Plugins,Sends — Bruce Williams @ 21:41

In ep 101,

Q+A 0:28
This week, a quick follow up on btp100.
I received some really nice e-mails and comments (on the blog)… thanks one and all.
Winners in the btp100 prize giveaway will be announced next week.

F11 – convert sample type
(don’t confuse with adjust sample rate)

Convert sample type

WITE 10:27
effects/amplitude/stereo field rotate
(similar to “centre channel pan” of the stereo expander
effects/amplitude/stereo field rotate (process)

Stereo Field Rotate Stereo Field Rotate (process)

Track properties area
4 views – inputs,fx,sends,eq

Inputs Effects Sends EQ

BTW, if you click on those images, you’ll (hopefully) get this really funky darkening of your screen, and the images will load in a slidehow over the top of the website.
If it works, you can use your left and right arrow keys to navigate back and forth through the slideshow, and you can use the ‘x’ key to close the slideshow.
Pretty neat, huh?

July 22, 2007

Building the pod – episode 100

At last!
Just when you thought it was never gonna get here… the big one ton is here!

*** EDIT ***

To download the movie, go to
BTP100 downloads“.

*** END EDIT ***

So, what’s in store for episode 100?
A promo remix in real time, for Rem Lavictoire.

Yeah yeah yeah, but what about the damned prizes, man? That’s all we’re here for!

Oh yeah, right…. ok.

Well, Peter Baker at Beatbox Music
Beatbox Music
has been kind enough to donate a copy of the Podcasting Production Toolkit CD.
This is a CD of royalty free music AND sound effects that you can use for polishing up your podcast!
Podcasting Production Toolkit

While I will confess to not having heard the CD yet, I have dealt with Peter professionally for over 20 years, and he has always represented some of the finest music production companies around… and I have no reason to suspect that this won’t be an AWESOME collection of sounds to have at your disposal.

Audition 2.0 Essentail Training
And to keep the CD theme going, I have 3 more copies of the Adobe Audition 2.0 Essential Training Guide from to give away as 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes.

OK, so what do you have to do to win one of these great prizes?

Well, this is where you’re gonna hate me. I’m not going to tell you… just yet.
In order to make this fair, I’m going to hold off posting the details of the competition for 72 hours.
The reason for that is, it will give those on slower internet connections a chance to be involved too.
So, at around midday GMT on Wednesday (25th July 2007), I’ll post the details right here.

Nasty, aren’t I? :)

In the meantime, enjoy the video!

October 15, 2006

Building the pod – episode 067

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Multitrack,Selections — Bruce Williams @ 19:43

Before anything else, grab the Bonus file.
In episode 67, Bruce explains some advanced selection techniques for use in the multitrack view.

March 19, 2006

Building the pod – episode 039

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Imaging,Multitrack,Recording,VoIP — Bruce Williams @ 20:13

In episode 39, Bruce explains his setup for recording Skype calls straight into the multitrack view of Audition 2.0., plus a few tips on radio imaging.

March 12, 2006

Building the pod – episode 038

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Export audio,Mixing,Multitrack — Bruce Williams @ 21:47

In episode 38, Bruce covers the new “export audio mixdown” dialogue box in v2.0.

February 26, 2006

Building the pod – episode 036

In episode 36, Bruce talks about the new punch in mode, file management, show/hide markers in file organiser, wave cache/buffering/ASIO/latency issues, and a link to the Audition knowledge base.

November 6, 2005

Building the pod – episode 020

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Multitrack,Pitch correction,Time stretching — Bruce Williams @ 19:42

In episode 20, Bruce continues looking into some of the editing capabilities within the multitrack environment.

October 30, 2005

Building the pod – episode 019

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Interface,Loops,Multitrack,PC,System tweaks — Bruce Williams @ 15:19

In episode 19, Bruce talks about optimising your system for audio work, plus some introductory tips on looping in the multitrack environment.
Plus details on’s second prize giveaway.

August 14, 2005

Building the pod – episode 008

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Equalization,Multitrack — Bruce Williams @ 23:12

In episode 8, Bruce elaborates further on EQ, plus introduces a few new tricks in the multitrack environment.

August 1, 2005

Building the pod – episode 006

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Interface,Multitrack — Bruce Williams @ 23:12

In episode 6, Bruce explains more navigation aids, and the features of the track properties.

July 25, 2005

Building the pod – episode 005

Filed under: !Podcasts,Automation,Building the Pod,Multitrack — Bruce Williams @ 13:12

In episode 5, Bruce explains volume envelope editing in the multitrack environment.

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