Tue, 18 March 2008
On this week's podcast we've got News, Crosstalk, A Spotlight segment, Sessions With Slau and we tweak The Stupid Knob!
Microsoft's My Song Software
More Info On The Return Of Vinyl
Toontrack's EZ-player Pro
A New Generation Of Melodyne: Direct Note Access
Dave Chick shares a great Jeff Healy story
Trent Reznor strikes a chord with new offering
Ryan Jackson, Assistant Professor of Music/Technology at Minnesota State University Moorhead, gets his new pair of Fat Head II ribbon mics.
5-time Emmy Award-winning post mixer John Davidson returns with a great primer on understanding compression.
He's currently mixing for PBS, National Geographic HD, The Discovery Channel, and many others. He recently did the 5.1 mix for the King Tut Exhibit, which is traveling the world. John is an expert in surround sound mixing, including Pro-Logic, 5.1 and Dolby E.
He also has a vast background in live mixing working with national acts like Dave Matthews, Alison Kraus, Marty Stuart and a host of others.
Over the past several years he's served as a Chief Panel Judge on Audio Mixing/Sound Design and Music Composition for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as being a Panel Judge for the ITS Monitor Awards.
John is also recovering from back surgery. Get well soon John!
A Basic ADSR Envelope
Compression Example A - ADSR Envelope
Compresion Example B - Ratio
Compression Example C - Attack/Release
Compression Example D - Soft/Hard Knee
Diagram Of A Side Chain (Keying)
This week, Slau takes us right into the studio with him on a recent session.
Link to the video for which he was recording a soundtrack:
Site of the composer/drummer/bassist on the piece, George Hrab:
Trumpet player Andy Kowal's site:
George Hrab scrutinizes Slau's every move at the board.
Slau applies his technical wizardry while
Andy Kowal and George Hrab look on in amazement.
Andy and George can hear the difference when
Slau is behind the mix!
1) No more Springsteen? That's a stabbing.
2) Harry Connick Jr. pays his band to do nothing.
3) John Denver karaoke? That's a shooting.
4) FedX (KFed, aka Kevin Federline) got how much?!
Answer To Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: James Brown holds the record for most US Hot 100 entries without ever scoring a number-one song. How many Hot 100 entries did he have?
This week's big winner is Dan Ryker! He takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com. Honorable mention goes out to Michael Leonard, Aaron Leigh, Dennis McFall, Carlos Marquez, Bert Van Daele, Daniel Murray, Adam Unser, Brian Plamondon and Aaron Stuart!
See you next week!
Related Tags: music recording studio home studio project studio mixing protools plugin frappr creative commons digidesign pro tools mix it like a record project studio network bob brooks unsung heroes of the music business beta monkey music drum werks toontrack ez-player pro melodyne direct note access jeff healy trent reznor ryan jackson john davidson animal planet pro logic dave matthews alison kraus marty stuart adsr slau george hrab roman hrab andy kowal bruce springsteen harry connick jr john denver take me home country roads james brown