Russ suggests that CD was the high water mark of audio playback quality for the masses. If this is true and many will listen to streaming, MP3 and in mono. How should audio professionals respond?
It is essential to have an excellent fundamental grounding in the core principles of audio and acoustics. Otherwise, you'll believe anything or anyone. However, if we allow our beliefs to become dogma, then we leave little room for new possibilities.
I was talking with someone this week who told me how many hours they worked and yet it seemed to not translate into the amount of work they expected from their efforts or indeed the income. So how does this happen and even more importantly, how do we fix it?
There’s one thing that connects all prolific people… find out what it is.
Russ is growing more dissatisfied with modern recording techniques and thinks he might know what the problem is. He talks to some top engineers and producers to test his theory.
There's very little glamour in talking about healthcare or pension planning, there's even less living our later years in poverty.
No sooner had Apple announced the new Mac Pro 2019 and people were complaining about the high price, and in some cases the much maligned Mac Pro ‘Trash Can’ had been sainted and was now the pro Mac of choice. It’s funny (as in odd, not hilarious) that people have been pleading with Apple to make a pro Apple Mac that’s fit for the 21st century but they want it to have a prosumer, if not consumer price tag.
Here’s the point about the new Apple Mac Pro 2019 - if the price bothers you then it's probably not for you.
Some people use AutoTune, VocAlign, Beat Detective, in fact, the list goes on of modern recording 'cheats.' If you don't like it, then don't use it and get over it. If you are serious about not cheating in life, then stop wasting time on forums and social media and spend the time wisely getting today's water and hunting for your dinner in the woods.
Having been around many of those who have sucessful careers in the recording industry, I want to tell you the kind of luck you need to be successful in the recording industry.
Russ has transformed his life in less than a year, he thinks applying the same thinking could transform his studio too.
We’ve done a number of articles about building a successful studio business over the years, but I think, like many other sites, the list has replaced the really important message. So this list has one thing on it and it’s the thing most people don’t tell you about running a studio or creative business.
I'm not suggesting we stop trying and buying new plug-ins, I wonder if too many of us are making the same mistake we all made with clipart
Russ thinks that there’s something harmful about the abundance of our industry that has a counter-productive effect on our creativity… he may be right.
Creatives will often have music playing in the background in some cases to inspire further creativity, but it seems that may be counterproductive.
There seems to be a view that “trying to force women into something they don’t naturally want to do is wrong” or “In free civilizations people choose their professions. Making the quota programs such as Affirmative Action are failures”. This got me thinking, does gender equality come down to nature or nurture?
21 feature laden and analog rich plugins designed by the geniuses who have shaped the sound of modern music, could this be the ultimate effects package? Guest contributor DJ Marc JB who is one half of remixers/producers Bimbo Jones shares his thoughts and experience with this Soundtoys 5.
I want to say from the outset I'm not a mastering engineer, so I have no skin in the game, but I think it's about time we stopped calling the insertion of a plugin on a mix and reducing the dynamic range 'mastering'.
Why do so many of us allow our beloved songs, which we've sometimes spent months lovingly crafting to be spoiled trying to make them louder? Russ thinks there are good reasons not to
As I’m sure many of you are aware, back in March 2017 I shut down my fully pimped 12 core “Cheese Grater” Mac Pro for potentially the final time. I was making the move to what, at the time, I referred to as “The Dark Side.” I was swapping out my 2009 Mac Pro for a brand new HP Z840 Workstation running Windows 10. This is the story of why I switched.