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

September 28, 2008

3 strikes…

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 20:20

Sorry guys.
No podcasts at all this week.

September 21, 2008

The tables are turned

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 10:59

After 2 months, I finally got to record an episode of Shutters Inc this week!
But unfortunately, other activities prevented me from getting to Building the Pod or Sine Language.
Apologies one and all.

Shutters Inc – episode 114

We’re back!
After some catching-up chit-chat, Shelton goes on to talk about
the new Sony a900,
Canon EOS 5D Mark II,
the Nikon D700 (which he’s about to get, naturally!),
and some more about off-camera flash.
Remember to learn those formulae, folks!

Guide number divided by f-stop equals distance, and
Guide number divided by distance equals f-stop.

And apologies up front for the “squawks” in Shelton’s audio… had some bandwidth issues while we were recording.

September 14, 2008

No SI again

Filed under: Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 15:57

Sorry gang.
Shelton and I have been continually texting and calling each other trying to organise a time to record, but we just can not find a time that works for both of us.

Sine Language – episode 097

Filed under: !Podcasts,AEA,DC offset,Filters,Neumann,Peak,Psychoacoustics,R84,Sine Language,U87 — Bruce Williams @ 15:53

In ep 97, a quick look back at the definition of ‘bandwidth’ (in relation to peak filters, as mentioned in ep 96),
the Pro Audio Reference library at Rane is definitely worth bookmarking,
the Rane article on Constant Q Equalizers is worth reading too,
not quite a ‘war story’, but an interesting observation I made regarding mics in the studio,
not sure what a Neumann U87 looks like? Try this,
Jim Weishorn asked for further clarification on DC offset,
and Ross Bennett chimed in with a story about incorrect useage of technical terms in the IT industry,
plus a discussion on EQ and psychoacoustics.

Building the pod – episode 126

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Mediasweeper — Bruce Williams @ 15:33

In episode 126, I invited Michael Rooney (the author of the shareware program, Mediasweeper) to come over and have a chat about exactly what his application is designed to do, and how it works.

For anyone who uses the multitrack side of Audition, this program is a MUST-HAVE!

With versions 2 and 3 of Audition, pressing record in the multitrack writes the new audio directly to your hard drive, even though you may not yet be sure that what you’re recording is going to be a ‘keeper’.

This means that over time, you can end up with quite a lot of saved audio files on your hard disc that you don’t need or want to keep.

Mediasweeper will help you identify (and move) those useless files to another folder ready for deletion (or archiving).

And if you can spare a few bucks via a PayPal donation, I’m sure Michael would be most appreciative!

September 12, 2008

e-Seminars… again

Filed under: Building the Pod,e-Seminar,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 18:29

Just checked with my contact at Adobe here in Sydney.
As I thought, attendance is free, but you do need to register in advance.
And you can do that by going here.

And I should probably have included the Shutters Inc listeners in the last post… so I’m doing it now.
Not because I host any e-Seminars which will interest the SI crowd, but some of the other Adobe Ambassadors here in Australia (guys like Mark Galer, Phillip Andrews, et al) host e-Seminars relating to Photoshop, Lightroom and the like.
So, go check ’em out!

Upcoming Adobe e-Seminars

Filed under: Adobe Audition,Building the Pod,e-Seminar,Sine Language,Soundbooth — Bruce Williams @ 10:09

Hi all,
Just wanted to let you know that I have 2 additional e-Seminars booked for the end of the year.
That means there are 3 opportunities to learn about Audition and Soundbooth VISUALLY between now and Christmas! Woohoo!
So, here are the details:

Friday 19th September, 2008
Clean Up Audio with Adobe Audition 3
12 noon – 1pm AEST (UTC +10)

Monday 27th October 2008
Introduction to Adobe Soundbooth CS4
2pm – 3pm ADST (UTC +11)

Friday 21st November 2008
Top 5 Adobe Soundbooth CS4 Features
12 noon – 1pm ADST (UTC +11)

All e-Seminars take place at the same URL, which is right here.

However, if you go there in advance, you’ll probably see some other e-Seminar title and some other presenter’s name.
Don’t worry… show up on the dates listed above, and you’ll find me.
Hope to see some of you there.
If you have other friends who use Audition or Soundbooth and you think this might be of interest, please advise them to swing by and check out this post.

September 7, 2008

Another week down

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 15:27

Hi all.
Sorry to say it, but it’s another week without any podcasts.