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Audio Issues Live Sound Survival eBook released

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Last week our friend Bjorgvin at Audio Issues released his third eBook Live Sound Survival: Big Sounds out of Small Systems.

The book is packed full of practical information and tips for getting started with live sound and running the show. Fundamentals that will apply to any size PA system and situation.

The cost is $17 and comes with a couple bonuses. Find out more and purchase.

Live Sound Survival eBook

Live Sound Survival eBook

The book is compatible with all readers in PDF, ePub and Mobi formats. Buy Live Sound Survival

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New product – Home Recording Tactics

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

What is Home Recording Tactics? This is a  collection of audio interviews with 9 hard working, successful home studio engineers (including me). The interviews were led by Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner. He got these guys to share all their secrets on a variety of home recording topics.

My part of Home Recording Tactics can be heard below:

Get it for $17

  1. Recording on a Budget
    with Graham Cochrane, TheRecordingRevolution.comGraham shares some fantastic advice to keep you from playing an endless game of Gear Acquisition Syndrome and instead getting great-sounding recordings.
  2. Microphones
    with Slau Halatyn, SessionsWithSlau.comSlau’s passion for mics is evident in this interview, where he explains the differences between various types of microphones and also shares why he uses different types of mics for different sources.
  3. Arrangement
    with Dave Chick, InsideHomeRecording.comAs a professional composer for video, Dave shares his approach to composing and arranging music, and we discuss how to apply that to any
    recording project for awesome results.
  4. Editing & Workflow
    with Jon Tidey, AudioGeekZine.comJon shares some really useful tips for becoming better and faster at editing and your general recording workflow, regardless of what recording platform you use.
  5. Mixing
    with “Big Al” Wagner, HomeStudioGuru.comBig Al’s mixing expertise stretches back to the days of analog tape and big consoles, so he brings a really valuable perspective to the table and gives practical advice that you can use on your next session.
  6. Sound Design
    with Nick Maxwell, NicksTutorials.comNick introduces us to the fascinating world of sound design and shares how sound design skills can be extremely useful when applied to your studio productions as well.
  7. Recording for Live Sound
    with Ryan Canestro, HomeRecordingShow.comRyan gives us some great advice on how to effectively pull off a live recording, whether you simply want to capture the audio for a YouTube video or do a full-on multi-track recording.
  8. Recording Sound for Film
    with Jesse Zoller, TheIceShop.netJesse gives us a glimpse into the world of recording sound for film. A great video can only be a great video if it has great audio, and Jesse shares with us how to make that happen.
  9. Mastering
    with Ian Shepherd, Mastering-Media.blogspot.comWhether you want to master yourself or hire a mastering engineer, Ian will help you understand this extremely important process and enable you to make an educated decision.

More info and order page

NXNE 2008 is over.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

And I’m exhausted.

I saw some great bands though.

Friday night after working at the convention I walked up to The Mod Club to meet my drinking buddy Marta and see The Creepshow at 9. They’re a Toronto based psychobilly band that was a ton of fun. Great show, poor attendance unfortunately (though it was only 9pm and still light out). I tripped over Wade Macneil (twice going to and from the can) of Alexisonfire/Black Lungs. This is a band I’m definitely going to see again.

Then came the rain, a big thunderstorm started just before leaving the Mod Club, the street was closed off because of the Taste Of Little Italy festival so we had run to catch a taxi. (more…)

Your Ears, Your Life.

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Oh you kids, with your rock and roll and your hippedy hop music. It’s so loud and obtrusive! Well, yes and no… While lots of us love to listen to our music at a pretty intense level, most of the time it’s not really all that out of hand from a health perspective. For those of us working or looking to work with music and sound for the rest of our lives, it’s extremely important to take care of our hearing in order to be able to competently perform in the workplace or even as a hobbyist in a home studio or concert environment (yes, I’m talking to you too live sound people!). (more…)