To Preserve or Enhance?

Nov 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

Once upon a time, repair requests were and most customers were happy if the item in question passed audio. Ever since digital audio put analog gear under...

Microphone Preamplifier Technology

Nov 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

There are preamps for every purpose and budget, some with and some transparent. And while some designs may have similar origins, the fact is that a mic...

Installation Basics

Oct 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

In any installation, the fundamentals are the same: Wiring may be the most obvious factor, but it's just one consideration. First and foremost, when you're...

Notes From the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording AcademyNotes From the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy

Oct 1, 2006, By Maureen Droney

Often, when you ask an audio engineer what his or her most important piece of equipment is, the reply will be, My ears! It's a good answer; without great,...

The Outer Limits of Portability

Oct 1, 2006, By Kevin Becka

Back in February of 2004, Mix put the Apple G5 to the test, including the playback of DSP-intensive instruments while recording a live band, support for...

From Scarface to Simlish

Oct 1, 2006, By Blair Jackson

The San Francisco Bay Area was the birthplace of the personal computer revolution and also a primary starting point for the computer videogame industry....

The Pre-Production Payoff

Aug 1, 2006, By Blair Jackson

In the way olden days pre-Pet Sounds and Revolver pre-production was a fairly well-defined process. It involved choosing material for a group or artist,...

Guerrilla Remote

Aug 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

Remote audio comes in many flavors, and aptly describes this sonic challenge. Getting to the next level is like playing a videogame where experience counts:...

SPL Transient Designer

Aug 1, 2006, By Michael Cooper

I wouldn't dream of recording drums in my studio without my SPL Transient Designer 4 (TD4). Boosting its attack controls on drum tracks can give kick,...

Follow That Vocal

Jul 1, 2006, By David Weiss

Everyone wants their voice to be heard, and when it comes to recording music, it's all about nailing the vocal track. Arguably the most complex instrument...

Two Hearts

Jul 1, 2006, By Paul D. Lehrman

Music is one of the most powerful forms of communication the human race has come up with. When it comes to sending purely emotional messages of joy, despair,...

Current Affairs

Jul 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

I'm glad vacuum tubes still exist, but owning vintage or retro gear is not a casual relationship. When vacuum tubes are part of a circuit, knowing when...

Power Tools: Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2

Jul 1, 2006, By Gerry Basserman

Native Instruments introduced Guitar Rig in 2004 into the field of guitar-processing software products that feature vintage amp sounds and effects. Guitar...

Six dB of Separation

Jun 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

Nearly every month, while discussing a certain problem or issue, a technical concern pops up that I don't feel comfortable about glossing over. Often,...

Audio Ease Altiverb

Jun 1, 2006, By Erik Aadahl

Convolution reverbs have brought new life and realism to the world of reverb. Convolution reverbs use impulse responses to extrapolate the acoustic characteristics...

Long-Distance Session Work

May 1, 2006, By George Petersen

Calling in a session player can add a lot to a track, especially in these days of self-made artist/engineer/producer/composer projects. Besides bringing...

It Came In a Box With a Hole

May 1, 2006, By Eddie Ciletti

Shop life might be predictable in the service department of an equipment manufacturer or major retailer. But in my reality, what may arrive at any given...

SynchroArts VocALign

Apr 1, 2006, By Helen Luttrell and Mike Hopkins

An award-winning software plug-in and stand-alone application for Windows and Mac OS 8/9/X, SynchroArts' VocALign can automatically synchronize two audio...

Are Commercials Really Too Loud?

Apr 1, 2006, By Eddie CIletti

Hello, broadcasters! I have, on occasion, been one of you. And while my current reality is quite different from my former freelance existence, I will...

Satellite Soaring

Apr 1, 2006, By David Weiss

Where's the spirit of radio? Instead of looking for invisible wavelengths originating from tall terrestrial towers, focus your eyes on the skies. Train...

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