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by SafeandSoundMastering
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Turn the visula... OFF
Replies: 9
Views: 3000

I always try and do this when mastering audio, most of the time I am using the Sontec custom eq or the Massive Passive so there is not so much visual candy other than the hardware itself, which is helpful. I think the better your room is the less inclination to use analysis or graphs etc. cheers Bar...
by SafeandSoundMastering
Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anti acoustic treatment philosophy - does this exist?
Replies: 14
Views: 3981

If there is it would be nonsense. As a room can be any dimension, volume and of any shape and of any surface materials you need to start with a base/known reference. That is essentially as close to linear response as possible within the realms of practicality. Additionally... ideally with an even as...
by SafeandSoundMastering
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Losing stereo imaging on reel to reel...
Replies: 8
Views: 2355

On a low end tape deck there will be all manner of non linearity on both record and repro as mentioned crosstalk could be part of the issue (as could differences between channels that affect relative channel phase). It stands to reason that the image can collapse significantly using essentially low ...
by SafeandSoundMastering
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is mono - really?
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

I could write an essay here but I already did that so if you scroll down (2nd from the bottom) there is an article outlining the key differences between mono and stereo... Mastering blog by Barry Gardner I trust it is of use. cheers Barry Gardner SafeandSound Mastering Mastering FAQ and audio exampl...
by SafeandSoundMastering
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "pointing" an omni
Replies: 9
Views: 3333

Nothing specific to add regarding an omni....but worth knowing that most microphone polar responses change with frequency and start becoming omni-directional in the low end of the spectrum. (even cardioids)

cheers

SafeandSound Mastering
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by SafeandSoundMastering
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing in mono and summing stereo signals
Replies: 14
Views: 5536

Typically it would be best to sum the low level signal as opposed the high level signal emanating from the power amplifier. In my wn instance even though Nuendo does not have a mono button on the master out (at least independent of Control Room window which I do not use) you can make the stereo out ...
by SafeandSoundMastering
Mon May 20, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering for iTunes
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

And if you would like to go in greater depth Bob Katz covers this in further detail in his book....

iTunes Music Mastering High Resolution Audio Delivery

cheers

SafeandSound Mastering
best mastering selection
by SafeandSoundMastering
Fri May 10, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Record a great vocal first time..
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Ha.... yes mastering is what I do now. I used to be head engineer of a London based audio production company, pretty much worked with all aspects of audio production, multitracking bands, direct to stereo, radio broadcast, video games, language dubbing etc. I miss it from time to time but I really e...
by SafeandSoundMastering
Wed May 08, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Record a great vocal first time..
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Record a great vocal first time..

A tutorial based on my own experiences when I was a recording engineer.

Vocal recording tutorial
by SafeandSoundMastering
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording Didgeridoo
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

When recording something a little unusual I used to walk around the room until I heard what I felt was the right balance and then place a mic in that position (sometimes I would up one ear and focus on that open ear only pointed at the instrument. Possibly a secondary mic at mirror image (if the roo...
by SafeandSoundMastering
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your mix in mono
Replies: 9
Views: 2302

Your mix in mono

Maintaining mono compatibility in your music productions

Ultimately a decision for the producer/engineer, a compromise between technical goals and production goals. Hope it is of interest.
by SafeandSoundMastering
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: will a headphone extension cause a delay?
Replies: 29
Views: 5585

No perceptible delay the audio travels at the speed of light down the cable.
The only delay is between mic'd sound source and headphones.

SafeandSound Mastering
High end EP mastering
by SafeandSoundMastering
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: How to solder (Tut)
Replies: 1
Views: 659

How to solder (Tut)

A skill that has helped me greatly in my career:

Learn to solder and repair audio cables
by SafeandSoundMastering
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Processing your stereo output
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Processing your stereo output

A short article about the processes involved.

Stereo master bus - to process or not to process