By Allen Farmelo TIP #1 — STOP READING TIPS & TRICKS LISTS Look, nothing works every time. No EQ curve, no compression setting, no parallel processing trick, no reverb setting will work to accomplish the same thing twice. Every audio track … Continued
By Catherine Vericolli I consider myself fortunate to have been raised on consoles and tape machines. There was always something wonderful about the feel of faders and knobs, the glow of VU meters, and the smell of tape. Recordmaking in … Continued
Why has professional audio’s dominant sub-cultural discourse gone the way of gun, truck and chainsaw culture instead of moving toward the intelligent dialogue we find in its true counterparts like architecture, filmmaking and photography?
Dr. Charles Keil is a radical sociomusicologist, an idealist and realist who learned drums from John Phillip Sousa’s bass drummer, booked Malcolm X’s first academic debate, wrote the genre-shattering book Urban Blues in 1966 while only 24-years-old, and has since … Continued
INTRODUCTION I consider the 12” 33rpm LP to be a distinct art form. Like a sonnet, a novel or an opera, the 12” LP has a highly specific formula that gives the work its basic structure: two sides of music … Continued
Before I deliberately chose to specialize in the narrow field of audio restoration, I read books about noise. Some audio engineers devour gear manuals, debating the merits of particular capacitors and tubes, or they read music biographies that detail the … Continued
This essay investigates audioworkers’ over-reliance on Blind ABX comparisons and suggests that subconscious responses to sound will become the new frontier of human auditory research.