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Michael Bishop Talks Orchestral Recording

Michael Bishop orchestral recording on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

There are few more versatile engineers today than Michael Bishop, easily switching between the classical, jazz, and pop worlds with ease. Shunning the current recording method requiring massive overdubbing, Michael instead mostly utilizes the “old school” method of mixing live on the fly with spectacular results. A former chief engineer for the audiophile Telarc label […]

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Reverse Engineering Cuba’s “Sonic Weapon”

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You might have read about the mysterious injuries that American and Canadian diplomats stationed in Havana, Cuba were suffering a while back. The symptoms were consistent with a concussion (memory problems, an inability to concentrate, mood problems, headaches and fatigue) and although the results of several studies by the FBI and independent engineers have been […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal

Plasma Pedal on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

If you’re a guitar player then you know the joys of playing with distortion. No two ways about it, it’s fun, but with more distortion comes more noise, especially in between notes. That’s no longer a concern if you use the new Plasma Pedal from Gamechanger Audio. It uses a brand new way to create […]

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March 16, 2018

KEF Content Manager Jack Sharkey On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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My guest this week is the content creation manager for KEF America, Jack Sharkey. KEF, in case you’re not aware, manufacturers some pretty high-end loudspeakers, but also has a long history of supplying monitors to the BBC, which is one of the highest references a company can have. Jack originally got in touch with me […]

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Excellent Pictures That Illustrate The 4 Eras Of Audio Recording

Thomas Edison Phonograph on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and these 4 pictures tell you all you need to know about how audio recording has evolved over the years. There are really 4 eras to audio recording – the acoustic era, the electronic era, the magnetic era, and the digital era. Let’s look at some great […]

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Checking Drum Phase By Using Your Ears

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The chances for a phase problem are far greater on the drum kit than in almost any other band-level situation because it usually has more mics on it than any other instrument. That said, there is a simple technique for checking for a problem as outlined in this excerpt from the 4th edition of my […]

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This Mashup Between RATT And Marvin Gaye Shouldn’t Be This Good

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Things like this aren’t supposed to happen. With all due respect, Marvin Gaye and RATT aren’t exactly in the same league, but sometimes there’s an unexpected synergy that happens that just defies every expectation. That’s what happens in this mashup between RATT’s hit “Round and Round” background track and Marvin Gaye’s “Heard It Through The […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Sound Devices MixPre 10M Recorder

Sound Devices MixPre 10M on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Sound Devices is well known to location recordists for its super high quality preamps and recorders, but most people in the music side of the audio business are unfamiliar with the company. That’s because the company’s best known products have been primarily focused on the field recording market and lacked the features that musicians need […]

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March 9, 2018

Musician, Engineer And Studio Owner Greg Curtis On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Greg Curtis on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

My guest this week is Greg Curtis, who is not only a session and touring trumpet player and accomplished engineer, but he’s also the founder of The Bridge Recording, which is one of the busiest scoring stages in Hollywood. The Bridge is actually one of the few studios anywhere that’s found its business increasing in […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Wavesfactory Spectre Enhancer Plugin

Wavesfactory Spectre on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

There are a ton of different EQ plugins to choose from and all have their unique character. That said, most mixers still find a need for a sound shaping tool that adds a bit more than the traditional boost and cut. Enter Wavesfactory’s Spectre multi-band enhancer plugin that incorporates a graphic-style equalizer with the introduction […]

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Users Rejoice – Cakewalk Purchased From Gibson By Bandlab

Cakewalk Bandlab on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

You’ve probably been pretty depressed if you’re a Cakewalk Sonar user after Gibson announced it would no longer support the product line at the end of last year. Hopefully you haven’t made a transition to a new DAW yet, because the unforeseen has happened as Bandlab Technologies has announced that it has acquired all the […]

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