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When considering a new gear purchase, it’s easy to get caught up in extravagant equipment and overlook things that would ease the pain of daily audio life. There are routine processes that can be simplified, common problems that can be more quickly solved, and significant sonic improvements that can be made if you have the right tools. I’d like to share six audio tools that can easily become...
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Over the past few years, podcasting has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. With renewed enthusiasm in the commercial and “do-it-yourself” segments of the medium, the art of the podcast is quickly evolving. As the content has gotten better and better, the standards for sound quality, sound design, and music have also taken a quantum leap. In my time co-producing and engineering the...
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Are you just starting out in music production or a seasoned music producer who needs help getting out of a creative rut? We put together 8 tips to help you improve your skills and take your production to the next level. What tips have helped you become a better music producer? Let us know in the comments below!
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Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you just aren't able to capture audio at the quality you would like. Whether it's background noise, unwanted dialogue sounds, inconsistent audio levels, or you just want to improve the overall quality of your video, this video will show you how to fix your audio in post.
  • 1:04 Background Noise
  • 3:15 Unwanted Dialogue Sounds
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Timecode is not a movie from 1994 starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and his right or left foot. No, that’s Timecop. But I bet you Timecop was shot with timecode. Why? Because timecode is the standard for keeping things organized on big film shoots—and also, little film shoots. See, three cameras and one audio recorder don’t automatically coordinate with each other. Let’s say some neophyte labels...
The Beginner's Guide to Wireless Audio for the Busy Filmmaker
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Look, I get it. You’re a busy filmmaker, a videographer who’s hustling, a visual visionary who needs to create; your talents should be applied to your art, not worrying about the tedious specifics of sound recording. Still, you’ve accepted the reality that without decent audio quality, people won’t take your productions seriously. Since budget constraints sometimes prevent you from hiring a...
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Using technology the “wrong” way is at the heart of modern music. Artists have proven time and time again that when it comes to creativity in music, there are no rules. For example, the Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer was originally marketed to solo guitar players as a way to simulate playing...
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One of the top microphone myths that many people believe is that all shotgun microphones have very tight pickup patterns and can capture audio over a long distance. This misconception is addressed by Shure microphones as follows: “The reality is that microphones do not reach out and grab the sound from a distance. They merely measure pressure variations right at the diaphragm itself.” This leads...
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Whether you’re into pop, rock, hip hop, EDM, jazz, or anything other style, every producer or composer finds themselves in a creative rut once in a while. If you’re like me, this may happen quite a lot. Here’s a list of things to try to break the spell that have worked for me, and maybe they’ll work for you, too. Check Out New Music This is my number one go-to when I’m in a creative rut and is...
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Let’s talk about the Tape Sync. It’s a term you may not know if you work in music or film. However, the Tape Sync is a good gig in the radio and podcast work, because it can supplement your income, especially during relatively slow weeks. “Tape Sync” is a technical term for a remote interview. If you listen to talk radio, often you’ll hear your favorite host interview a guest. They sound like...
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Are you just getting started in the world of audio recording? Today, we're going to help you translate some of the words and phrases you may come across when recording and editing. AB takes you through some of the most common lingo and gives you some tips for getting started in audio recording and editing. Are there other words or phrases you've come across that you need help with? Let us know in...
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In this sixth video in our audio-for-video series, AB gives us a simple introduction to post-production, highlighting the different steps of treating your audio once you’re finished shooting your video. From naming your files correctly to thinking about your final output levels, this video will give you a general sense of the common practices used to get your audio sounding just right. Check it...
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In this fifth video in the Audio for Video series, AB discusses tips and techniques for how to best capture audio with lavalier and boom mics. From ways to conceal lavs on talent to proper operation of a boompole, you’ll see real-world examples of some of the methods that are used to enable great audio capture, regardless of environment or application.  If you would like to continue reading about...
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In Part 4 of our multi-part Audio for Video series, AB walks you through the pros and cons of recording audio to your camera versus using an external audio recorder. Learn about when direct-to-camera recording may be ideal, and when you’ll need to start thinking about additional devices, such as mixer adapters and external multi-track recorders. As usual, AB breaks down many important...
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In Part 3 of our Audio for Video series, AB dives deeper into the process of properly setting recording levels. Follow along as he breaks down everything you need to know about recording levels, from the differences between Mic and Line level recording to the the different types of tools that can assist in the recording process. Along the way, AB also dishes out plenty of crucial tips to help you...
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