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 27, 2009

Next Adobe e-seminar

Filed under: Adobe Audition,Building the Pod,e-Seminar,Sine Language,Soundbooth — Bruce Williams @ 17:53

Ohhh yeah, baby! Am I looking forward to this one!
November 6th.
12 noon Australian Daylight Savings Time.
Mark it in your diary.
This e-seminar is called “Adobe Audio Tools : Audition 3 and Soundbooth CS4″.

Dust, and other obstacles

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 17:45

My apologies once again.
This week, the severe dust storms over Sydney gave my lungs and sinuses grief (listen to the episode of Shutters Inc which I somehow managed to struggle through, for evidence), while an ear infection in my right ear is making the concept of sticking headphones on my head one I’d rather not contemplate.
Gonna be an interesting day at work tomorrow to say the least!
All of which is a long way of saying, you guessed it, no BTP or SL this week.

Shutters Inc – episode 138

This week, we address a couple of the back catalogue of e-mails that we’ve been trying to get to (for weeks, it seems!),
and then on to a discussion of the pros and cons of both APS-C sized sensors and 35mm sensors.
Is this shaping up to be the new “megapixel race”?

m4s0n501

September 25, 2009

Adobe e-seminar today

Filed under: Building the Pod,e-Seminar,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 7:37

I dropped the ball on this one.
Normally I give plenty of notice of upcoming e-seminars, but this time, I managed to completely forget about it.
So, for anyone who has nothing happening 4 hours from now, I’ll be conducting an e-seminar today on “Audio tools for video production”, which will cover both Soundbooth and Premiere Pro CS4.
If you’re interested in attending, please do.
It’s free.
See you there.


September 20, 2009

No BTP or SL

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 12:01

Apologies again, gang.
Just one of those ‘hamster’ weeks… no matter what, I couldn’t get ahead.

Shutters Inc – episode 137

This week, SI comes to you from the old Victorian river town of Echuca, located on the Murray River (which forms the state boarder between Victoria and New South Wales).

Recorded after one day of a 2 day photogrpahic workshop. The usual suspects talk about all aspects of the workshop, photograhy, working with models, lighting, you name it.


September 16, 2009

George Massenburg at Integrate ’09

Filed under: Building the Pod,Integrate '09,Sine Language,trade show — Bruce Williams @ 21:05

As you may recall, in August I attended the inaugural Integrate pro audio, video and lighting trade show here in Sydney.
At that show, George Massenburg was the keynote speaker, and thankfully, the guys at Integrate have just released George’s keynote discussion as a 2 part video on YouTube.

But fear not. You needn’t go searching for them, because you can see them both right here.

This (or ‘these’ if you prefer) is (are) definitely worth watching!


September 13, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 136

Filed under: !Podcasts,Echuca,Landscape,Panorama,Shutters Inc,workshop — Bruce Williams @ 12:01

This week, we talk about the upcoming (of course, it’ll all be over by the time you read this!) full weekend photography workshop at Echuca,
Bruce’s plans on going pro (plus a first sale this week!),
Jim Felder wrote to ask about the idea of recording Shelton’s dialogue whilst he’s conducting a workshop,
Carl Tregidgo and Landon Michaelson both wrote in response to ep#134 and our discussion of mentoring, and both commented on the need to take inspiration but turn it into something that is your own,
Shelton’s reluctance to accept the mantle of “Jedi Master”,
A rare advance warning on what’s instore for the next episode of Shutters Inc,
and Shelton’s e-mail alias not working.

Sine Language – episode 119

This week, Jim Addie hits us with “War and Peace – part 2″ on the way dynamic volume adjustments are made on playback in home theatre receivers,
and Ernie asked if I could put together some thoughts on recording and processing the voice, so consider this the first part of a 2 or 3 part series on that.
Jim also provided a link to the Orban processor used for real time loudness adjustment for TV broadcast.


September 6, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 135

Filed under: !Podcasts,August Exposure,forum,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 11:42

This week, Shelton rocks up with a couple of ring-ins. Yes, Richard Annable and Nathan ‘Guru-Junior’ Muller are back to talk about August Exposure, a full week photogrpahy conference that Richard attended a couple of weeks ago,
Bruce is moving toward taking his photography more seriously,
We’d still like to see some more faces signing up for the audio2u.com forum,
Check out Bruce’s latest panorama of Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour,
And just to clarify, Pat Benatar‘s “Love is a battlefield” came out in ’83 (on the album “Live From Earth”), while “All fired up” come out in ’88 (on the album “Wide Awake In Dreamland”).

Building The Pod – episode 137

This week, a quick follow up clarification on something I mentioned in ep#136 regarding the ‘order’ of filters. Thanks to Jim Weishorn for pointing out the ambiguity (or error) of my comments.
Then Ron Tostevin asked about purchasing a second-hand Mackie Control Universal off EBay now that the prices of same have come down so much.
Also, the ‘Donate’ button is now back on audio2u.com, so if you feel like making a donation toward paying for the bandwidth, that would be greatly appreciated!
And then, it’s on to the ‘modulation’ sub-menu of the effects menu, which includes Chorus, Flanger and the Sweeping phaser.

Effects/Modulation/Chorus

01chorus

Effects/Modulation/Flanger
02flanger

Effects/Modulation/Sweeping phaser
03phaser


September 3, 2009

The Donate button is back

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 22:00

A few people have been calling for the donate button to be re-instated on audio2u.com.

So, it’s back!
It’s up there in the top left hand corner.
So, if you’re feelin’ the love and want to say “Thanks for the podcasts”, then a donation of whatever amounts suits you wil be gladly accepted, and hugely appreciated.

Thanks one and all!