Some recent listener feedback

Shutters Inc

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.
Mark Chapman

Sine Language

Bruce, I can only say, in my opinion, that the services you are providing are greatly appreciated.
J. R.

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.
Ross Huntley

January 31, 2008

Shelton on 3AW again

Filed under: Radio,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:27

For anyone who is interested, Shelton will be making another on-air appearance, on Melbourne’s 3AW this Sunday 3rd February at 4pm Australian Eastern Summer Time.
If you want to call in and speak with “The Guru”, the number is (03) 9243 2000.
If any of our international listeners would like to call in, remember to dial your international dialling prefix, and then the country code (which for Australia is +61).
If you’re not sure of the time difference between where you are, and Melbourne (which is currently UTC +11), check out World Time Server.

January 27, 2008

No SL or BTP this week

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 23:00

I know, I’m starting to sound like a broken record.
Sorry gang.
But the good news is that school starts back next Wednesday, so this time next week, I should have all 3 podcasts on the starting blocks.

Shutters Inc – episode 102

Filed under: !Podcasts,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 22:58

This week, a couple of listener e-mails, including one from Landon Michaelson about LensBaby’s bokeh’s,
plus Shelton asks what makes your photography distinctive?

Also, Shelton’s new video series coming soon!

January 20, 2008

Sine Language – episode 079

This week, a few listener e-mails to answer.
Curtis from the “Dingy Room in a Nowhere Town” podcast asked about mouth clicks and how to deal with them.

Mark Hobold from the “JapanesePod101” podcast is very happy with the Zoom H2. Some of his recordings made with the H2 can be heard here.

And Vassya asked about which frequency range should be used for what instrument? He also included a link to this chart which shows the range of frequencies covered by which instruments.

No BTP this week

Filed under: Building the Pod — Bruce Williams @ 16:01

Sorry guys, we’ve got one more week of school holidays and then I should be able to get back on track.

Shutters Inc – episode 101

Filed under: !Podcasts,Depth of field,Focal length,Sensor,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 16:00

This week, a brief chat about the weather in Melbourne,
shooting weddings in the heat,
depth of field, focal length, and sensor size,
Shelton’s youtube video,
the death of the ricoh GR,
another listener project (making a bokeh),
and using off-camera flash in the middle of the day (like Shelton used here).

January 13, 2008

No podcasts this week

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 21:53

Hi all,
Sorry, no new content this week.
There’s a myriad of reasons which I won’t bore you with, but I can say this…. Shutters Inc will be back next weekend, as will Sine Language. Building The Pod is currently looking at about a 50% probability. Cross your fingers, all you BTP listeners.

January 11, 2008 Audition v3 Essential Training

Filed under: Adobe Audition,Building the Pod, — Bruce Williams @ 8:41

Thought you’d all like to know that I just received an e-mail advising me that my latest training title is now available!!
As usual, you can either buy the CD-ROM outright through (for US$99.95), or you can buy a monthly, annual or premium subscription to the Online Training Library (which will give you access not just to my Audition v3 title, but to EVERYTHING in the library!).
You will also be able to purchase a hard copy of the CD-ROM direct through me in the next couple of weeks.

January 8, 2008

Another dose of The Man

Filed under: !Podcasts,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 21:53

Shelton was on 3AW again today… those poor, poor Melbourne people!
How do they stand it?
Anyway, he wanted to subject you to it, as well! :)

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.

January 5, 2008

The loudness war

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 13:55

For anyone who has listened to my podcasts and somehow managed never to hear me on my soapbox, here’s an article worth reading about the loudness war.

Also, check out Turn Me Up!, a non-profit organisation (of audio engineers) devoted to bringing dynamics back to music.

January 3, 2008

Site tweaking in progress

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 22:46

Hi all,
Just a little “heads up” to let you know that over the next few days, you may some some strange rendering of the pages on
Then again, you may not either!
But if you do, it’s all ok. Phil and I are just tweaking some things in the background. Don’t stress.

Some midnight munchies to tide you over

Filed under: !Podcasts,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 19:31

OK, it’s not a real ep of Shutters Inc, but Shelton made another appearance on Melbourne’s 3AW today, and asked me to post the audio.
Just something to tide you over until we resume in a couple of weeks.
Enjoy… and sorry about the audio quality. Out of my hands.