Audio

(This is a fantasticaly useful article about choosing microphones for video. So we're repeating it in case you missed it first time) A microphone is a simple component that transforms acoustical energy into electrical energy. However, there is a lot to gain if you select the right microphone for the job. Eddy B. Brixen of DPA Microphones explains.
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29 May 2016

Taking apart a Roland TR 808

by Published in Audio
Check out what a Roland TR 808 looks like...from the inside.
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Here's an example of a virtual piano, the Pianotek 5, which is a very faithful reporduction of the genuine article.
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In our latest edition of the Studio Profile series, we climb the Mountain or, rather, Mountain Studios, once owned by Queen. By Jim Evans.
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The largest recording studio in Louisiana, Esplanade Studios, upgraded its console to the 48-channel Shelford Edition. By Jim Evans.
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Audio software maker iZotope has released VocalSynth, a new tool to harmonize and further manipulate vocals.
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In this installment of our series profiling famous studios, we cover Château D'Hérouville, which hosted Elton John and The Grateful Dead. By Jim Evans.
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19 May 2016

Tracks that break MP3

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Some tracks are just too complicated to be compressed with MP3, and it's not just the wilder ends of the prog spectrum. It can all start off quite innocuous, even with something like the Bangles' 'Eternal Flame'.
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18 May 2016

A theremin in a web browser?

by Published in Audio
We discovered a web-based tool that somewhat replicates the functionality and tone of a theremin.
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In this installment of our series on famous studios, we take a look at Super Bear, which may be in the midst of a resurgence. By Jim Evans.
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13 May 2016

Can we trust our own ears?

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Aside from reviewing noticeably compressed recordings, judging audio quality remains largely a subjective experience. By Roland Denning.
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