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Sunday, December 7, 2008



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Articles and Interviews

Affordable ways to improve the quality of your recordings
Some obvious and not so obvious suggestions on improving recordings without breaking the bank.

Cleaning Microphones by Shure
Shure provides a simple primer on cleaning dynamic and condenser microphones.

Daniel Lanois Interview
Find out about his fave mics and pres. And, what mic is it that Bono from U2 uses?

The DPA Microphone University
DPA's application guide might be the best thing on the web about microphone placement. Recommended.

The Equalization Primer
The complete guide to getting started with EQ. It was free for almost five years but now you must pay at the official site. However, it's still free from the last 2004 version of this page posted to Archive.Org. Highly recommended.

Insure a long life for your studio condenser mics
Karl Winkler from Neumann USA gives advice on the care and storage of condenser microphones. Recommended.

Mic techniques for drums by Shure
A well illustrated and easy to understand guide to mic'ing a drum kit.

SAE Reference Material Center
Many people rely on this guide to recording techniques, acoustics, studio plans and various calculators. The links are outdated.

Sampling Theory for Digital Audio
The talented and smart Dan Lavry explains why high sample rates such as 192 kHz do not produce the best results.

The Sonic Weapon of Vladimir Gavreau
And, you thought nu-metal could cause injury and death? Check out this article on Dr. Vladimir Gavreau.

Sound and Hearing
A very cool presentation on the physics of sound and hearing.

Three mic drum recording technique by Fletcher
Fletcher's classic piece on basic mic'ing of a drum kit. Try it. It works. Very highly recommended.

Tools at Transom.Org
Get an overview of engineering guidelines for public radio style news gathering.

What comes around goes surround
Wendy Carlos gives you a history of her life with surround sound from 7.2 to Quad. Very, very interesting material here.

What happens to my recording when it's played on the radio?
How much loudness in a CD can radio take? Read this excellent article by Frank Foti and Robert Orban. Very highly recommended.

Why Audio Quality Matters
Golden ear persons discuss the audio listening experience.


3D Audio Inc.
Thank goodness that 3d Audio Inc. is again the home of a pro audio forum from a contemporary Christian musician sort of viewpoint. Very nicely done by Lynn Fuston. Recommended.

Acoustical Society of America
ASA is a society devoted the study of acoustics.

Audio Engineering Society
AES is a society devoted solely to audio technology. Its membership includes leading audio engineers and scientists.

Digital Pro Sound
Digital Pro Sound is part of Digital Media Net. Content tends to be shared with other Digital Media Net sites. It all seems very rah-rah.

This is the place for film sound design. Recommended.

Gear Slutz
Gear Slutz is the monster of recording forums -- both in size and attitude. Very high noise to signal ratio here.

Harmony Central
Mojo Pie got its start in the Recording Forum at Harmony Central. The moderator of the Recording Forum, Mark Gifford, is one of those rare salaried working pro recording engineers.

Home Recording
The granddaddy of home recording sites is Home Recording. Go search out the posts of Harvey Gerst if you are looking for something of value. Otherwise, expect a very high noise to signal ratio here too.

Learning About Microphones
This is a website devoted to old microphones. It's very, very cool. Recommended.

Mechanical Music Digest
Go here to learn about musical instruments that play all by themselves.

Mix Online
The online version of Mix magazine. The articles on classic tracks are one of the best histories of recording on the web.

Mix This!
The personal site of mix icon Bob Clearmountain. He seems to like gray T-shirts. Check out his mix tips. Recommended.

Pro Audio Review
The online version of Pro Audio Review. Recommended.

Record Production
This sites features videos of recording facilities around the world. Watch leading record producers talk about their craft.

Recording Consoles of the 20th Century
This site features a large database of pictures regarding recording consoles and other recording equipment. It also features a forum.

Recording Hacks
A new site that says it will be the exhaustive online reference about microphones. It looks very promising.

Recording Technology History
Do you want to know about the 125 year history of recording? Recommended.

The Sound and Tuning of Church Bells
If you want to record some bells, then you need to check out this site. Highly recommended.

Sound on Sound
This is the online version of British magazine Sound on Sound. Recommended.

Studio Tips
Learn about acoustics, sound proofing and wiring of the recording studio.

Do you want to hear old recordings from the late 1800s and early 1900s? Then visit Tinfoil.Com.

World of Gramophones Music Library
This music library contains older recordings that seem to be from the 1940s and before.

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