Sometimes, the tweak of a single decibel of gain reduction can be the deciding factor in whether or not a mix pops out of the speakers just right.
As mixers, … Read More
Is it a nightclub? A lounge? A sushi joint?
A few months ago, passersby on a vibrant stretch of Bedford in South Williamsburg saw an awning go up over 327 Bedford Avenue, and started to wonder exactly what lay just beyond this stylized sign that they couldnâ€™t miss. It reads: … Read More
Justin Colletti is back on the SonicScoop video blog! This time, learn all of what he knows about soundproofing studios and using affordable acoustic treatment options to get the best possible sound out of your room.
Peak limiters have become ubiquitous in music production. With the advent of digital processing, limiters can now â€ślook aheadâ€ť and react instantaneously to audio peaks, providing true â€śbrickwallâ€ť limiting and ensuring that the signal never gets louder than a predetermined ceilingâ€”something that was impossible to achieve in the analog domain.… Read More
Whoâ€™s back in black? Matt Boynton, thatâ€™s who.
When last we looked in on this unassumingly driven engineer, he was well on his way in Williamsburg. But the real estate moguls are digging ever deeper into Brooklyn, and his growing Vacation Island operation was sent packing.
But nothing is … Read More
We’re always hearing about the good old days of analog, when all of the non-linearities of tubes, transistors, transformers and tape combined to color recordings in a wonderful way. From the beginning of digital, producers and engineers have been trying to figure out how to get the flavor of analog … Read More
Justin Colletti is back on the SonicScoop video blog, answering reader questions about the gear we use for our quick and dirty video posts.
Get a walkthrough of our equipment and hear three camera mics back-to-back: The built in DSLR mic, an Audio-Technica Lavalier and the sE Electronics Laser.… Read More
This is a guest post by producer/mixer/engineer Joey Sturgis. Learn more from Joey at his upcoming CreativeLive â€śMixing Master Class.â€ť The live stream is free to watch July 16-17, and $69 afterwards on-demand.
We … Read More
Thereâ€™s a certain elegance to dedicated work space. An area designed with purpose and intent. Free from distractions of everyday life. Spaces like these can help artists achieve a level of focus that is otherwise difficult to come by. Recently such a place opened in the heart of Texas and … Read More
Chew on this assignment: craft a mnemonic for five new spots in the 5 Gum global campaign from agency EnergyBBDO, â€śLife Happens In 5.â€ť