Does This Compute?

Feb 1, 2003, BY EDDIE CILETTI

What's your comfort level for computer maintenance or optimization? Can you install a drive, an operating system or memory? Do you take your computer...

Computer, Do the Math!

Feb 1, 2003, BY OLIVER MASCIAROTTE

This month, I'm delving into a topic that generates its share of enmity in the two audio camps: the Fixed and the Floats. Like the prodigal McCoys and...

Snapshot Product Reviews

Feb 1, 2003

SE Electronics Z-5600 Multipattern Tube Microphone Several years ago, David Zou a musician and former conductor of the Shanghai Symphony wanted to create...

Recording Vocals From A to D

Feb 1, 2003, By Michael Cooper

Move beyond the tired arguments as to whether analog recordings sound better than digital, and you'll find few engineers who will contest the tremendous...

How Loud Can You Go?

Jan 1, 2003, BY EDDIE CILETTI

This month, I'll examine how understanding and applying loudness-perception curves relates to room bass management. Our perception of loudness varies...

Restoration 101

Dec 1, 2002, BY EDDIE CILETTI

The restoration engineer's idea of heaven is being provided with a collector's choice of record pressings and tapes, or, better yet, poring through a...

TC Works Spark

Dec 1, 2002, BY ORREN MERTON

TC Works' Spark 2.5 is truly one of the most powerful audio editing, processing and sound-design applications available today for the Macintosh platform....

Recording Vocals

Nov 1, 2002, By Blair Jackson

Looking in on album sessions with rock titan David Bowie, up-and-coming chart-topper Avril Lavigne, the talented and sophisticated singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik and the incomparable soul vocal group Boyz II Men....

DIGITAL AUDIO ROUTERS in the Professional Studio

Oct 1, 2002, By Gary Hall

In today's studio, resource utilization is the watchword. Studio managers must efficiently reconfigure rooms quickly and put any given piece of gear to...

Remixing Hotshots

Oct 1, 2002, By Erik Hawkins

The act of taking a song's vocal tracks and putting them to a new arrangement that targets the dance music market is a serious craft. Remixing has come...

Workstation File-Format Interchange, Part 1

Oct 1, 2002, BY RON FRANKLIN

In the early days of digital audio workstations, the industry was captivated by the new-found power and flexibility of these digital wonders. We were...

Digidesign Pro Tools

Oct 1, 2002, BY BARRY RUDOLPH

Even though many of us are Pro Tools veterans with years of experience, there are always a few new tricks to learn. Here are some of my favorites. MONITOR...

Living in a 24-Bit World

Oct 1, 2002, BY EDDIE CILETTI

I've made it a tradition to go easy in the AES issue and tone down the geek speak for more tangible concepts. It's always a good idea to zoom out once...

Location RecordingReal Time

Sep 1, 2002, BY BLAIR JACKSON

They are the workhorses of the film sound world, enduring endless days toiling in often hostile environments, arriving on the set before shooting begins...

Maintenance: The Hidden Cost

Sep 1, 2002, BY EDDIE CILETTI

Two years ago, I wrote a three-part series about analog tape machines that generated a surprising amount of feedback from people I wouldn't have expected...

The Phantom Menace

Aug 1, 2002, By EDDIE CILETTI

As August heats up, so does the Minnesota State Fair a mix of old and new, farm animals and related technology, outdoor concerts and unusual foods on...

Unheralded Standard Bearer?

Apr 1, 2002, BY OLIVER MASCIAROTTE

Back in the days when children walked to the school bus and phone calls were by making and breaking switch contacts, there existed a serial protocol or...

Mic Preamp Insider

Apr 1, 2002, BY EDDIE CILETTI

Despite the kicking and screaming that ensued during the Digital Revolution, the end result is the tasty Analog Renaissance we are currently enjoying....

Cramped Quarters

Mar 1, 2002, BY OLIVER MASCIAROTTE

This month, I'm forgoing speculative fiction to focus on some practicalities. Let's look at the numbers associated with a product's specifications and...

Beware the Odds of March

Mar 1, 2002, BY EDDIE CILETTI

Next month is the two-year anniversary of Tech's Files and, if much of your reading happens (like mine does) in the porcelain office, both your behind...

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