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

August 30, 2009

Sine Language – episode 118

Filed under: !Podcasts,Ambience,Loudness,Pro Tools,Sine Language,Sound design — Bruce Williams @ 20:22

This week,
The forum is open. And a big shout out goes to Mike Wills for helping with some of the background tweaking,
Bomar wrote to ask about the sound design elements I use for the intros to my podcasts (or at least, the one at the beginning of Shutters Inc which sounds like the Batmobile),
Somebody (apologies for not remembering who it was) wrote to remind me of the “portabooth”, a home-made solution for recording in ambient spaces without picking up said ambience,
J.R. also wrote in to tell us about the Reflexion Filter made by sE.
J.R. also wondered if anyone else is having dramas with getting Pro Tools 8 to play nicely with Windows 7,
and finally, Jim Addie wrote an epic e-mail about loudness meters, in all their various forms.

Some links that relate to that discussion:

Durrough meters
Fletcher Munson curves
CBS Labs
ITU-R BS.1770
The Orban meter that Jim mentioned
THX Loudness Plus
Dolby Volume
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
and finally, The Frank Foti/Robert Orban white paper I mentioned toward the end of the podcast.

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2 responses to “Sine Language – episode 118”

  1. bomar! says:

    me! me! pick me! pick me!

    (end of donkey from Shreck impersonation)

    I have to confess…it was me the one who sold the children for an m-audio audiophile….er…or it was a banged up m58? or was it wine and a brie slice?
    Aaaanyways…. it was B-O-M-A-R the one that sent the portabooth comment (again: B-O-M-A-R ) to alleviate the standing waves from hell!

    How come the hard searched portabooth link is not in the links section? how come?!

    Ok ok one thing is becoming the unknown soldier of audio and another is being outright compared with someone else ugly (lemme tell you, I AM waaaaaaay handsomerest than that J.R. tolkien) (bsides that my grammar is more better.)

    GGGRRetings from France where we drink lots of wine wlhile porsting…comnents on ausdio bllogggsss…

    Bomar out

  2. bomar! says:


    et vive la baladodifussion! (et je m’en fous si personne comprend)