Free Hearing Test

October 29, 2006

Found this hearing test link online. Just took it myself, so if you’d also like to take a crack at it…

Article: How To Tune Your Room

October 26, 2006

by Ethan Winer. Originally for EQ magazine

“Few project studio owners enjoy the luxury of owning a purpose-built control room. So it’s common to see people mixing in bedrooms, basements, or whatever space is available. While you can certainly get good results in almost any room if it has enough acoustic treatment, you’ll get even better results if you…”

Read full article here.

Article: Speakers of the House

October 19, 2006

A Sound Editor Surrounds Himself with Woofers and Tweeters
by Michael Hertlein, MPSE for EditorsGuild Magazine

“The last time I purchased audio speakers was about 10 years ago, and those were a “bass module” and a couple of satellites. Before that, it was when I graduated high school and I got some generic brand speakers with huge 12-inch woofers. This time around, instead of going to the store and buying the first speakers I heard, I thought I’d research what others had to say to help me narrow down the selection…”

Read full entry here.

Article: Cut and Drawn An Animated Evening of Editors

October 16, 2006

by Michael Kunkes for EditorsGuild Magazine

John McKay, the New Zealand-based sound editor [SFX Editor/Sound Mixer] who conceived of and introduced the Virtual Katy (VK) workflow solution to the marketplace, presented a seminar in June at the Guild’s Hollywood headquarters, titled “The Avid/Pro Tools Interface––A Users’ Perspective.”

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Article: Recording Spaces

October 15, 2006

by Ethan Winer. Originally for EQ magazine

“For many project studio owners, calling their small recording space “a live room” is a bit of a cruel joke. Many people are lucky to have two rooms so they can record in one room while monitoring in the other. Big-ticket professional studios have very large recording spaces for a good reason – ”

Read full article here.

from PRX: Sit Perfectly Still, The World Will Present Itself to You

October 14, 2006

Claes Andreasson created this piece and here’s how he wrote the history of it:

‘”Sit perfectly still…” is a (Kafka) quote from an interview I did with James Ellroy.
I thought it would fit very well for an audio excursion, or a soundscape about the Big City.
Here´s the thing: In the late 1980s I moved from Sweden to Los Angeles. To this big, mysterious city, with so many voices and sounds.
“Sit perfectly still…” is a collection of some of those voices and sounds, that I have recorded over the years. Mixed with music, and events that reminds me of the place I now live in. There is no story, no plot and no narrator. My hope is that it is a little like when you pick up a shell on the beach, put it to your ear, and you start hearing all kinds of things. ‘

I had reviewed this piece for PRX last year and I had the opportunity to get in touch with Claes. His radio pieces are eclectic and engaging; I’d blogged about his ‘The Singing Yeast Cell’ piece.

Tutorial: Capture Quicktime Files With FCP from Avid

October 13, 2006

And Why It’s Better than Exporting QuickTime Files
by Scott Janush for Editors Guild Magazine

“This is a quick combination tutorial on how to capture QuickTime files for your sound and music departments using Final Cut Pro direct from your Avid editing system, as well as a little bit of information on watermarks and serial digital interface (SDI) video…”

Read full entry here.