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


April 26, 2009

No SI or SL

Filed under: Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 17:21

Sorry gang(s), no Sine Language or Shutters Inc this week.

Building the pod – episode 131

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,FFT filter — Bruce Williams @ 17:18

In episode 131, we look at the FFT filter.

From the help file:

“(Fast Fourier Transform) An algorithm based on Fourier Theory that Adobe Audition uses for filtering, Spectral View, and Frequency Analysis features. Fourier Theory states that any waveform consists of an infinite sum of sine and cosine functions, allowing frequency and amplitude to be quickly analyzed. Higher FFT sizes create more precise results but take longer to process.”

Fast Fourier Transform filter

Fast Fourier Transform filter


April 19, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 121

Filed under: !Podcasts,D5000,EURion Constellation,GZ-HD6,JVC,Nikon,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 21:07

This week, Shelton talks about the value of photographic workshops,
Daryl Gungadoo alerted me to the “anti-currency-duplication” technology embedded within Photoshop CS4,
EURion Constellation link #1,
EURion Constellation link #2,
Ken Rockwell’s discussion of same,
Erin King hasn’t been keeping up to date with her listening to the podcast (tsk tsk!),
Shelton heading north for the Nikon D5000 launch in Sydney,
plus, my new video camera, the JVC GZ-HD6, and the buying criteria I employed in making my decision.

Sine Language – episode 110

In episode 110, Tim Cumings is happy with his USB mic pre-amp from Centrance,
Geoff Hankerson was concerned about the proximity of the drinks fridge to my studio, as well as being slightly miffed about the dynamic range in DVD audio when watching movies,
Justin wrote to ask about the different types of reverb and how to find the right one (something which I need to speak further on, perhaps next week),
Here’s a few links to check out:
Wiki article on the speed of sound
Wiki article on reverberation
Wiki article on acoustic absorption
and Jay wrote back about his perceptions/opinions on home theatre speakers.


April 12, 2009

No podcasts this week

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

Sorry one and all.
Short, busy week, due to Easter.
Have a nice break, if that’s your thing.


April 5, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 120

Filed under: !Podcasts,CX1,Ricoh,Shutters Inc,White balance,workflow — Bruce Williams @ 12:29
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This week, Shelton is playing with the new Ricoh CX1,
plus we talk about white balance,
Daryl Gungadoo’s workflow,
and the dude at Paxton’s at North Ryde who deserves an award for telling the truth!
Unlike the clown I ran into yesterday (long after this podcast was recorded, unfortunately) at Clive Anthony’s in Castle Hill, who had absolutely NFI when it came to photography, but was quite happy to stand there and make up crap and sprout it as gospel to every unsuspecting potential camera buyer who walked his way.
Shame shame shame.
How is it that you can strike such polar opposites all within one 7 day period?

Sine Language – episode 109

Filed under: !Podcasts,Delay,Ear,Microphone,Panning,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 12:15

In ep 109, a quick plug for iStockPhoto who are now selling user-generated audio clips.
For those of you with a love of recording outdoor sounds, this could be a nice way to turn your hobby into some extra cash.
Worth checking out at the very least.
Then, a lengthy e-mail from Jim Addie answering Scott’s earlier query about panning and delay,
some feedback from Slau about ribbon mics,
plus another shoutout for Stav’s book, Mixing with your mind… specifically in relation to Stav’s theory of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ microphones and sound sources.