There is an interesting article that I recently came back across (it was written over 5 years ago) about sensible recording levels and the use of VU style metering when recording here: http://www.massivemastering.com/blog/index_files/Proper_Audio_Recording_Levels.php The crux of it is that it is much more important to your sounds to work with your analogue gear (preamps mostly) … Read more Proper Recording Levels
I’ve had a bit of a play with ambisonics since I picked up an Oktava 4D surround microphone for toying around with. I really got the mic to do some surround atmos recordings but occasionally it lets me down as it seems to be very prone to getting condensation in the capsules which cause noise. … Read more Some Ambisonic Resources
Pro Tools 101 will be running again in Canberra starting in October in case anyone is interested. http://cit.edu.au/study/courses/music_pro_tools_101_statement_of_attainment
I’ve been using a Tascam DR680 field recorder for a while now, for location sound, recording gigs and general mucking about and field recording. It’s a handy unit with 6 mic pres and up to 8 channel recording to SD card. There are plenty of people using these units and plenty of reviews out there … Read more Tascam DR680 as combo field mixer and recorder
Here’s another resource I’ve been digging lately. Just catching up on episodes of Tonebenders podcast: http://www.tonebenders.net/ It covers sound design and field recording discussion and has some interesting guests and reviews.
Duncan from Infidel Studios put me on to some interesting reading about speakers from Australian speaker designer Ralph Waters. Some interesting reading for audio types: http://www.homeentertainment.com.au/speakers.html
I’ve been in the studio this week working with The Naddiks. The band recorded a demo EP with me last year and are now working on a full-length release, and play some great rock action, drawing on some classic influences like The Saints, The Stooges, and Pink Floyd, as well as some more modern grungy … Read more Recording with The Naddiks
Back in March we tried a little experiment in the recording studio. We recorded a whole band using only speakers as microphones. The whole thing was pretty fun and I’m editing together a bit of video from the session to post up for people to check out soon. The picture below is the vocal speaker … Read more Speaker Mic Recording