Some recent listener feedback
Firstly let me start with reference to something that Bruce had mentioned, I think in episode 137.
You were quite concerned with the audio quality that you were able to present to listeners from the portable recorder used at Echuca, the audio on that episode was fine.
I have recently dabbled with other podcasts, and have since canceled all of the downloads except Shutters Inc.
Bruce the quality of the audio delivered by you leaves all others far behind, keep up the good work.
Thanks for the great pod casts not only in the information passed on but also the technical quality.
Bruce, I can only say, in my opinion, that the services you are providing are greatly appreciated.
Building the pod
I've only recently decided to get back into music production after a prolonged absence.
So, when it came to choosing a DAW, it came down to a choice between FL Studio and Audition.
Dollar wise, quite similar although FL Studio does offer more in the way of virtual instruments for this price range.
But I chose Audition for two clear reasons.
1. I really like the look and feel. The layout is just easy on the eye and made sense to me very quickly.
2. I knew I had a great teacher. I discovered Building the Pod through the Adobe web site and soon found Sine Language.
I have to thank you sincerely for your weekly tuition.
It has turned a somewhat severe learning curve into managable bite size pieces.
I simply can't overstate how thankful I am of your weekly podcasts.
Bye for now.
March 26, 2006
This week, the last word (hopefully!) on compression and setting thresholds,
a brief description of Bruce’s signal chain and setup,
the current trend of hypercompression and peak limiting in modern music,
and subtractive eq when mixing.
Mixing with eq.doc (originally written by Robert Dennis. See his article here)
Focusrite Voicemaster Pro
Tannoy Reveal monitors (although, this link is for the new look Reveals… mine are the now superceded editions)
Home made baffles
This week, Shelton talks about how to frame your subject properly. Also, Shelton now has his own e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
In episode 40, Bruce talks a bit more about radio imaging production techniques.
March 19, 2006
First off, the shootout between the Shure E4c’s and the Sennehiser CX300 earbuds.
Then, a chat with SteveG (from the audiomastersforum) about peak vs rms,
and some audio feedback from the biblepodclass.
This week, Shelton talks tripods, tripods, tripods. Also, some photos from his wife’s recent trip to New Zealand.
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
In episode 5, Bruce mentions the interview he did with Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting,
answers some listener questions,
and mentions a product shoot out to be covered next week (which should be of interest to most podcast listeners).
Sonic booms : How stuff works
Shelton answers a listener query about how to decide what equipment to take on an assignment. Links to the Lowepro Computrekker AW and the Thomas Cook photjournalist vest.
In episode 38, Bruce covers the new “export audio mixdown” dialogue box in v2.0.
March 5, 2006
In episode 4, Bruce talks about (audio dynamics) compression.
What it is, how it works, and where to start if it’s a bit murky for you.
Since I recorded this, I realised that there are some more things to talk about, so let’s just consider episode 4 to be ‘part one’, shall we?
Shelton talks about how to pose your subjects successfully.
In episode 37, Bruce delivers a thorough tour of the CD burning app in Audition.