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Audio Interfaces: Mixers

by Pablo Bellinghausen – When both beginners and professionals alike picture a high-end studio, one of the first things that will come to mind is likely to be an imposing analogue mixer in the middle of the room. This, alongside their ubiquity in live PA systems, will very often lead
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Audio Interfaces: Connectivity

by Pablo Bellinghausen – In our previous instalment we saw the basics of what constitutes an audio interface, or sound card, as well as the kind of audio connectivity they can offer. This time we will look more at the digital side of these devices, to see how they interact
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Audio Interfaces: The Basics

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Nowadays it seems so intuitive to record and listen to music through computers it’s hard to believe that the very concept of computer audio was considered a fad as recently as a couple of decades ago. During the recording of Nirvana’s Nevermind, both the engineers and
Acoustics, Audio Masterclass,

Microphones: Polar Patterns

by Pablo Bellinghausen – As we saw in our previous instalment, the large majority of professional microphones are directional, which means they will pick up sound differently depending on the angle the original sound is coming from. This is a lot harder to measure and visualise than just the frequency
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Live Mixing With Emotional Impact

by Aston Fearon – The role of sound engineer is unmistakably technical: taking the acoustic energy from each voice and instrument, transferring it into electrical signal, often transferring it into digital ones and zeroes and amplifying the converted  analogue voltage back into the air- making use of an understanding of
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Microphones: Frequency Response

by Pablo Bellinghausen — Even though professional studio and stage mics are compatible with most mic inputs in mixers and audio interfaces, there are hundreds of different models, each with their own sound, and it’s quite hard to know how they will behave without actually trying one. For this reason,