Contributor: Cliff Goldmacher, Owner/Founder of Nashville Studio Live How to Stay Cool, Calm and Consistent As a producer and engineer for the past twenty years, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to travel to various cities and studios for my work. Along with this privilege, however, comes a particular set of challenges, including: how […]
After six months of hard work, we have finally reached the finish line! The tenth year of the Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition gleaned ten outstanding tracks and challenged our expert panel of judges. The dedication definitely shone through each and every recording. These teams really deserve a pat on the back. This year’s winners are: GRAND […]
When Apple began packaging earbuds with their iPods in 2001, music lovers abandoned their Walkman® and Discman® portable music players along with whatever headphones they were using at the time, and a new consumer market was born. Soon people wanted better sound from their portable players, and that meant something other than ubiquitous white earbuds. […]
By Cliff Goldmacher Your career as a recording artist hinges on many things – from the songs you choose to the musicianship on your records. But the single most important thing for your identity as an artist is your voice. The more relaxed and confident you are as a singer, the more people will know who […]
Typical Applications: Houses of Worship Teleconferencing Videoconferencing Panel Discussions Boardrooms Distance Learning Hotel Sound Courtrooms Microphone mixers, also known as voice-activated or sound-activated microphone mixers, have one fundamental function: to attenuate (or reduce in level) any microphone that is not being addressed, and conversely, to rapidly activate any microphone that is addressed by a talker. […]
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 […]
The Audio Problems Caused by Multiple Open Microphones High quality audio becomes progressively more difficult to achieve as the number of open microphones increases. All audio systems face the same problems whenever multiple open microphones are needed. These problems are: Build-up of background noise and reverberation Reduced gain before feedback Comb filtering All of the […]
Think about microphone types today and your mind will automatically turn to the dynamic and condenser types that dominate live sound reinforcement and recording applications. But from the 1930s through the 1950s, the ribbon velocity microphone ruled the airwaves. Fast forward to the present day. Thanks to space age advancements in material design, highly sensitive […]
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