Sound Reinforcement

This blog post covers the equipment used for live sound production. It explores sound reinforcement, loudspeaker arrays, signal processing, and other topics related to amplified public address. This post also features a how-to guide for setting up PA systems. Finally, there is a quiz for assessing your knowledge of sound reinforcement.

Mixing

This post covers the art and craft of mixing. It considers adjustable components, common problems, and goals. A step-by-step guide is also included.

Signal Processors

This blog post is about the most common audio effects—EQ, reverb, and dynamics. It summarizes and explains these devises, and it analyzes their use in professional audio. Plugins from the DAW called Studio One are used as examples.

Dawn of the Dub

This post investigates the style of music known as Dub, which was an early form of electronic dance music. In the late 1960s, artists like King Tubby and Scratch Perry began creating alternative versions of existing reggae songs by rearranging sounds within multi-track recordings. This innovation, now called remixing, marked the birth of dub.

Revising the Audible

This blog post covers the art and craft of audio editing. It explains how author, Brian Jump, came to be an adept editor, and it describes the basic editing capabilities of Studio One.

The Listening Ear

This blog post discusses the anatomy of the ear, the perils of hearing loss, and the methods of active listening. Also covered are strategies for hearing protection and details about the art and craft of music production.

Music Technology

If you are interested in music technology as a career, then this blog post will be useful to you. It covers activities, like audio recording, devices like synthesizers, and concepts like AI-enabled composition. It is introductory in nature and designed to help you decide which area of this field you like best.

Tone is Everything

Playing guitar well lives and dies in the trench of your tone. Capturing the right sound is more than adjusting the knobs on your amp, though.  Good tone requires that you be thoughtful about everything that has to do with making sound on your instrument:  technique, amps, settings, guitars, pick-up selections, the weather, your mood,... Continue Reading →

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