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Referencing with Headphones before Mastering

By Steve Corrao, Sage Audio Mastering – Nashville, TN Not too long ago, Shure Notes editors crossed into the sprawling, top-secret world that is Shure’s Technology Annex to learn more about the development of its headphone line from Chief Engineer Yuri Shulman.  Naturally, part of that discussion involved a review of the growing headphone line […]
Studio

Crossing the Channel with Producer Shel Talmy

Andrew Anderson talks to producer Shel Talmy about recording The Kinks, The Who, The Damned and Bowie and how he really got the crunchy guitar sound on You Really Got Me… Everyone in pro audio has a favourite-sounding record. This is not to be confused with their favourite song – that’s something totally different. No, […]
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Recording ‘The Sound of Iceland’

When one thinks about Iceland, normally the first thing that comes to mind is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Those of you who have visited Iceland will also know about the stunning landscape and the ever changing weather. However, one thing that is often overlooked is just how amazing Iceland ‘Sounds’. Below is an […]
Podcasting

A Crash Course in Audio for Podcasters

If you’re running a podcast getting high quality audio is important. As your listeners senses are fully tuned to the audio experience, poor quality audio recordings will stand out like a sore thumb, so it’s important to learn the ropes.
Studio

How to Record and Mix Vocals

The human voice is extremely complex. Man made instruments, such as the piano, flute or even the guitar, can be emulated through sampling and synthesis successfully. Vocals, however, vary so much in tone, character and dynamics that they are extremely difficult to reproduce synthetically – at least to a convincing level. Subsequently, although it is […]
Studio

How to Choose the Right Shure Studio Headphones for Your Needs

Cheaper, consumer grade earphones/headphones might work for casual listening applications, but when it’s time to record your music, every detail matters. Any imperfections missed during the tracking/mixing stage will only be accentuated by the mastering process; therefore, it is imperative that you can hear every note and nuance in crystal clear detail. Investing in a […]
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Choosing a Saxophone Microphone for Recording and Live Sound

In this post, we’re going to turn the spotlight on an essential instrument in the horn section: the saxophone. To help us do it, we’ve turned to a trio of pros: ADAM HILL from Memphis’s legendary Ardent Studios (where everyone from Big Star to the Staples Singers and Isaac Hayes has recorded), FOH Engineer FRANK […]
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Open-Back vs Closed-Back Headphones

High quality headphones make mixing more accurate or listening to music more enjoyable. There are two distinct varieties of headphones available: closed back and open back. Each type have specific advantages or disadvantages depending on your application. So which type is right for you? Closed-Back Headphones Closed headphones are the most common variety available. In […]
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Inside Headphones with Yuri Shulman, Shure Engineer

With a wide variety of headphones to choose from, we find that many users are looking for guidance to help them select the right headphone for their application. Shure’s product line has expanded to eight different models – some open back, some closed back, and a couple of models for DJs. What practical information could […]
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Critical Listening: How to Train Your Ears

Contributors: Recording Engineers Mark Garrison, Michael White “Trust your ears.”  “It’s what sounds right to you.”   These are popular refrains that you’ve read in just about every article (many of them right here) about choosing microphones, positioning them and mixing sound.  But if you’re going to rely on your ears to hear and identify the […]
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Microphone Choice and Placement Secrets for Recording

Contributor:  Bobby Owsinski While you often see microphone techniques discussed for specific applications, another approach is to learn some general principles that you can apply to any situation. Before we can get into that though, we have to choose the proper mic first. Lynda.com’s Bobby Owsinski, author of the site’s online video series Audio Recording […]
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All About Open Back Headphones

For years, audio manufacturers have trumpeted the benefits of noise-cancelling headphones. TV commercials invariably depict stressed-out  corporate types struggling to find a piece of Paradise on a transcontinental flight, but … headphones that let sound in?  That’s the magic of open back headphones. What’s the advantage? Open back headphones have ports that allow sound to […]
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Open-Back Headphones First Look from NAMM

Open-Back Headphones, SRH1440 and SRH1840, are being showcased at Winter NAMM 2012. Michael Johns introduces our first open-back headphone models: the SRH1440 and SRH1840. Designed for critical mastering, monitoring and unparalleled audiophile listening, the SRH1440 and SRH1840 deliver a unique sound signature that enables listeners to achieve and produce their best quality mix. Find out […]