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April 20, 2018

Producer/Engineer Warren Huart On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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My guest this week is producer, engineer, musician, and composer Warren Huart. Warren’s had a lot of success since he moved to Los Angeles from his native England, working platinum-selling artists like The Fray, Korn, James Blunt, Ace Frehley, and Aerosmith, to name just a few. His works also can be found in film and […]

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5 Condenser Microphone Fallacies That Will Make You Think Differently About Them

KM54 condenser microphone on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Condenser microphones are fraught with fallacies that often lead to misuse and poor results thanks to unreasonable expectations. This excerpt from the 4th edition of my Recording Engineer’s Handbook looks at 5 popular misconceptions about condenser microphones, along with why the real reason might not be what you think. 1. A large-diaphragm condenser has more low […]

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April 17, 2018

New Potential Treatment For Hearing Loss Brings Hope To Millions

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There comes a point in time when most people working in the content end of the music business get serious about their hearing. When you first start, the only thing better than loud is louder, but after a while, we begin to realize that hearing is a resource that, when damaged, doesn’t heal like other […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Steinberg Rupert Neve Designs UR-RT Audio Interfaces

Steinberg UR-RT interfaces on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Rupert Neve has a sterling reputation for great sounding audio, and we all want to have at least some of his gear in our audio toolbox. That being said, the one thing that Rupert’s latest company, Rupert Neve Designs, has never offered is an audio interface. Now Steinberg has teamed up with RND to create […]

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April 13, 2018

Scoring Mixer Bobby Fernandez On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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My guest this week is scoring mixer Bobby Fernandez, who’s recorded and mixed the scores on hundreds of major film studio movies. Just to give you an example, Bobby has over 300 IMDB credits, but that doesn’t include over 200 films that he wasn’t credited for when working for Warner Brothers! Bobby’s also won a […]

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A Look At How Royer Microphones Are Made

Royer mic ribbon on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Ribbon microphones had fallen way out of favor with most recording engineers until Royer Labs rekindled the love for these excellent microphones. Indeed, the company is responsible more for the new generation of ribbons than any other manufacturer. There’s a reason why Royer mics are just about standard on any recording session, and that’s because of […]

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5 Simple EQ Tips That Work On Just About Anything

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Equalization is one of the most difficult parts of recording to get the hang of since there’s literally almost an infinite number of possibilities. Most of us learn by experience and usually massive amounts of trial and error, but there are some very simple general guidelines that can be an enormous help for those new to […]

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SONAR Relaunches As “Cakewalk By BandLab” And Now It’s Free

Cakewalk by Bandlab on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

If you were a SONAR user you’ve had a rough last year or so. First of all, Gibson announced that it was shutting Calkwalk down and no longer supporting the software, then the company’s IP was sold to Singapore-based music tech company BandLab. That was a good thing, but the DAW was still in limbo as […]

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New Music Gear Monday: UAD Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Plugin

UAD EL8 Distressor plugin on Bobby Owsinski's Production blog

It’s really difficult for a piece of gear to become a standard that everyone must have. It’s especially difficult when it comes to compressors, since most of the classic designs were created 50 years ago or so and we’ve seen mostly variations on a theme since. That’s why Dave Derr’s EL8 Distressor is such a […]

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April 6, 2018

Blues Hall Of Fame Sax Player Joe Sublett On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Joe Sublett on Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog

My guest this week is saxophonist Joe Sublett, who’s a Grammy and W.C. Handy Award winner as well as an inductee of the Blues Hall of Fame. Joe’s credits include work with superstars like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, BB King and a […]

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April 5, 2018

Orchestral Musician Wins Court Ruling Over Lost Hearing

orchestra hearing on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

If you’ve ever played in a band you know that it gets loud when you play whether you like it or not. Regardless of if you’re on stage or in rehearsal, drums and amps are sometimes blaring with the sound bouncing all over the room, and if you don’t wear ear protection it’s common to […]

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10 Tips For A Better Electric Guitar Recording

Electric guitar recording on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

There’s so much to more to getting a great electric guitar sound that goes beyond just slapping a miking in front of an amplifier speaker. These 10 tips from the 4th edition of my Recording Engineer’s Handbook will help take that guitar sound to the next level in the majority of situations that you’ll run […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Plugin Boutique Scaler Chord Composer Plugin

Plugin Boutique's Scaler on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

All songwriters face writer’s block from time to time and search for anything anywhere for inspiration. If that’s happened to you, one excellent place to refer to is a new plugin from Plugin Boutique called Scaler that’s uses “Creative Chord Composer” as an apt description that’s almost guaranteed to get you thinking about music in […]

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