When recording a bass drum, most sound engineers normally employ the use of dynamic microphones. In fact, in the market, you can find some dynamic, large-diaphragm microphones specifically manufactured for the recording of kick drum sound. It’s recommended to start with a bass drum specific mic. That will save on the amount of EQ you’ll […]
The combination of a love of music and the desire for technically smooth sound is the perfect mix for a career in sound engineering. The focus on the mechanics and mixing of a particular sound sets sound engineers apart from producers. In audio engineering, art and science meld, making it vital for a sound engineer […]
If you mix for long enough, you tend to develop a few “trade secrets” that help nail a mix. Today I’m going to share with you one of the simple, but incredibly powerful tools I use when crafting a live mix. Most PA systems that I’ve mixed on tend to have some extra energy in […]
Today, we’ll deviate slightly from the pro audio discussion to discuss syncing audio and video in Adobe Premiere. With Premiere CC, you can now automatically sync up two clips to match the audio. Instead of writing a blog post about it, it was simpler just to create this quick video.
One of the most common questions we get is how to build a simple IEM system. Within the past decade, the use of IEM systems has risen significantly as wireless and digital technology has improved. Nearly all major acts today use some type of in-ear monitoring system. Most bands require an IEM system on the […]
Last week, our team had the opportunity to visit with several worship and production team members from our local churches in here in Fort Collins (Thanks to Jessica over at Crossroads for planning these events). Staff and volunteers from a variety of churches meet together to share what is working and what isn’t working in […]
Whenever I start creating a new mix for the first time, EQ is one of the first tools I go to if I have problems. For me EQ gives me a huge opportunity to craft the mix in a way that brings out the best in each of the individual instruments. To be fair, if […]