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

December 28, 2008

The latest on SI

Filed under: Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 20:51

As people who follow me on Facebook already know, just before Christmas, I spoke with Shelton.
I can’t elaborate beyond what you have already been told… both of us have had full time commitments which have prevented us from recording over the last 8 months or so.
Some aspects of this predicament have recently changed which should mean that fingers crossed, Shelton and I will be able to recommence production of SI in the new year.
Shelton has some PC audio issues to sort out (which I believe Richard Annable is going to help him with… that right, Richard?), and I am in the process of moving my home studio.
So, suffice to say, there may not be any new podcasts in January, but February SHOULD see us back on the rails.
I’d love to promise you it will be so, but you know how I feel about counting chickens and eggs and things…
So, hang in there gang… this podcast ain’t dead yet.

December 21, 2008

Sine Language – episode 104

Filed under: !Podcasts,Home theatre,Microphone,Monitoring,Sine Language,Speaker — Bruce Williams @ 14:02

In episode 104, some more from Bomar on the microphones that can hear the footsteps of an ant… or in this case, the rhythmic drumming of the legs of a spider during a mating ritual.
The university which carried out this experiment is here.
Then, I received a lengthy e-mail from Jim Addie (he of not only Moving Bits Productions fame, but also Platinum Home Theaters fame).
Jim goes into great detail on speaker choice, placement, and calibration.

Building the pod – episode 128

Filed under: !Podcasts,Analog delay,Building the Pod,Delay,Dynamic delay,Effects rack — Bruce Williams @ 13:52

In episode 128, we explore the first half of the “Delay and echo” submenu items in the effects menu.
Also, my plans to move my home studio in the new year, and this week saw the release of the Audition 3.0.1 patch. See the previous post for details.

December 19, 2008

Audition 3.0.1 patch available now!

Filed under: Adobe Audition,Building the Pod,Software — Bruce Williams @ 9:06

Go get it people!!
I want my patch!

December 14, 2008

It’s THAT time of year

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 18:56

Sorry one and all, it’s just been another one of those crazy “leading up to Christmas” type of weeks.
Seems I’ve had something on every night this week, which has meant I got no podcasts recorded at all.
My apologies.
I will do my absolute best to get another BTP and SL out before Christmas.
I’d like to say the same for SI, but you know what that’s like these days!

December 11, 2008

Richard Annable wants your help

Filed under: D700,Nikon,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 10:58

Hi guys,
Richard Annable (yes, he of “crap crap giggle giggle” fame) has over the last 12 months thrown himself 110% into his professional photography career.
And now he wants a new camera.
Trouble is, he hasn’t got the ransom money that Nikon requires of him.
So, he’s set up a website called helprichardbuyad700 and he’s asking for anyone who cares enough to just make a small donation to his cause.
What do you get out of it?
Not much.
Just a warm fuzzy feeling knowing you helped a guy to get better images.
Check out his blog on the site, too.
Richard is not seeking to get rich off this scheme. He has assured me that once the target is reached, he will close off the donations button.
He just REALLY wants a Nikon D700.
So, if you’ve got a few bucks lying around in your PayPal account doin’ nothin’, and you’re feeling the Christmas spirit…
Go to it.
Richard will be most thankful.

A little something extra on wireless mics…

Filed under: Facebook,Microphone,Sine Language,Wireless — Bruce Williams @ 10:51

Rhys Hale kindly posted the following on the audio2u Facebook group this morning…

SL 103 – Wireless Mics
Just as a quick follow up to ep103 of Sine Language’s discussion on buying wireless mics, Shure have a great article on “Selection and operation of wireless microphones

Thanks Rhys!

December 7, 2008

Building the pod – episode 127

In ep 127, we start (one more time!) working our way through the effects menus of Audition 3, starting with the ‘Amplitude and Compression’ submenu items.

Sine Language – episode 103

In ep 103, a continuation of the discussion on home theatre,
Bomar asked about why I use Lame (which I use in conjunction with Speex Multi frontend) for mp3 encoding,
plus he gave us some links for websites concerned with hearling loss:
digital recordings
University of NSW
jimmyr (link 1)
jimmyr (link 2)

and Tim Cumings was after some advice on how to mic up his computer user’s group monthly meetings.