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Does your vocal have a comb-over?

This morning I was reviewing a couple of songs that someone had posted and one thing stood out like a sore thumb… the vocal. The problem was not that the singer didn’t have a great voice or the fact that … Continue reading

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This is the way the future of computer recording should be

This is getting towards the way things should be for Windows 8 multi-touch in a recording/mixing/mastering environment. In this case the Acer T232HL bmidz is used laid down. Skip forward to 8:00 where he gets into Sonar. I would love … Continue reading

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Why “Radio Ready” does NOT mean “loud”

For anyone still labouring under the misapprehension that “Radio Ready” means a track needs to be mastered loud… Loudness means NOTHING on the radio – The Proof http://t.co/cWgfPLAeEm — Production Advice (@prodAdvice) January 1, 2014 Can’t put it much clearer … Continue reading

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What can you do if your microphone is bright yet dull?

A posting on Facebook by Bill Simpkins reminded me of a fairly common problem. Post by Audio Engineering Diaries – Bill Simpkins. He was reminding everyone that faders are the primary tool of achieving and manipulating the balance in the … Continue reading

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Do you like the sound you are getting?

Graham Cochrane asks some great questions in this blog post http://therecordingrevolution.com/2013/08/09/3-questions-to-ask-before-hitting-the-record-button/ but the first one is the most important… “Do you like the sound you are getting?” Here’s an old dig at drummers by sound engineers but it is applicable in many cases … Continue reading

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Reference tracks

One of the most important techniques for producing great sounding records is frequent comparison to reference tracks. These are (usually commercial) recordings by other people that you are very familiar with. Each should represent something to aim for or something … Continue reading

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Daytime Ottawa with Lois and Derick

This week’s challenge was an outside broadcast for Rogers “Daytime Ottawa” show. We were at the Ernst & Young Centre out by Ottawa Airport for the Ottawa Home & Garden Show. This was very different to the other shows I’ve … Continue reading

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Ottawa 67s at Scotiabank Place

I had fun last Tuesday and Friday at Scotiabank Place doing sound for Rogers TV for the Ottawa 67s hockey team. We had the big Delta truck hidden away in the Scotiabank Place loading bay. As they were OHL games … Continue reading

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So when is the Universe supposed to be ending?

I’m so confused by all these calendars and their predictions of the end of the Universe. My 2012 pocket calendar only goes to the 4th January 2014 so I was just about to send out invitations to my End Of The … Continue reading

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Rare Le Mans pace-car in Barrhaven

Who would have thought waiting to pick up my son from school would have turned up this rare car? It was a pace car at Le Mans. There are drivers’ signatures under the hood… …and special engraving in the wheels … Continue reading

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