Oceans of Noise

The Guardian recently produced a fantastic short podcast series discussing the issues of noise in the ocean and the effects of anthropogenic noise on the wildlife in the ocean. The series is presented by Chris Watson and you can listen in at: Episode 1: https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2019/may/03/oceans-of-noise-episode-one-science-weekly-podcastEpisode 2: https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2019/may/03/oceans-of-noise-episode-two-science-weekly-podcastEpisode 3: https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2019/may/03/oceans-of-noise-episode-three-science-weekly-podcast

Some things I have learnt about Hydrophones

I have been making some field recordings using hydrophones (underwater microphones) for a number of years now, mostly for general field recording, but also for Foley for some TV and film projects. I’ve had the opportunity to test out a couple of affordable options over the past couple of years. In no way do I … Read more Some things I have learnt about Hydrophones

Piezo Preamps and Transformers

I’ve been primarily using Triton Audio’s BigAmp Piezo preamps for piezo-based contact mic and hydrophone recording for years now. I previously used Hosa MIT-129 impedance matching transformers for the job, but I found that the BigAmp Piezos yielded me a better low frequency response thanks to the higher impedance. The Hosa MIT-129 hs a 50 … Read more Piezo Preamps and Transformers

Ambisonics In Pro Tools Videos

A while back the Pro Tools Expert website posted up an article about setting up for mixing ambisonics for 360 video in Pro Tools which included four short tutorial videos. It is useful to help people get started with this sort of thing. Check out the article and videos at: https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/home-page/2018/8/16/want-to-learn-how-to-get-started-ambisonics-in-pro-tools-ultimate-we-have-4-avid-tutorials-to-help-you-with-vr-immersive-mixing

Mixing TV to Loudness Specs Video

At NAB 2019 TV Re-recording Mixer Scott Weber delivered a session about his experiences mixing TV shows to loudness specifications for different networks. He has some interesting experience and discusses adjusting acts or sections to meet specs, and ultimately, that it is best to mix as close to the spec as possible to avoid downstream … Read more Mixing TV to Loudness Specs Video