Russ Hughes, founder of the Expert sites, reflects on the blog over the last decade. An amazing story of how his life was changed when he responded to a request for help.
We have such fantastic resources at our fingertips we should strive even more to discover new things, to test those theories regarded as sacrosanct and see if they stand up to scrutiny.
It is in asking questions that we sometimes find the final word isn’t as final as we had always believed - there may indeed be another word after that.
I'm troubled by what technology is doing to me and the audio industry, not because I think that AI will put us all out of work. It's something far more insidious, the fact that we splash around in the shallows of trivia and never venture out into the deep water of real exploration. This can only have one effect, and that's to make us all less than we could be.
Music and post work is largely made up of many hardworking, talented and conscientious men and women, whom without them there would be no albums, movies or TV shows. Their excellence overshadows any fleeting notion of fame, for many, it's the last thing on their mind.
I think it is essential to keep an open mind to new technologies that may assist us in our work and may improve the quality of the sound. However, if we are not careful, we hoard instead of curating and in my experience do not benefit from the improvements new gear can bring.
If you want to make a success in the creative industry then it takes one thing. Russ Hughes suggests that too many of us are concentrating on the wrong things and wasting money, rather than making it. If you want to get great clients and keep them then read on.
Russ revisits the concept of software subscription plans and considers both sides of the argument.
Can you balance the high-pressure deadlines of a studio lifestyle and stay healthy?’ Russ looks at the changes he’s made and if the numbers add up.
Our most read article for a long time, but did you take any notice?
Russ talks about the biggest challenge facing everyone involved in mixing and why you can never fix it.
It seems many of our productions are moving at the speed of light rather than the speed of sound and suffering because of it.
If you are happy to keep restating modern music production cliches you might want to do your homework first.
In recent weeks and months, I have had the opportunity to test some amazing microphones. Everything from high-end ribbon mics and valve (tube) condensers to more cost-effective small diaphragm condensers and hand-held dynamics. But what happens when you decide to invest some serious cash in a microphone? I recently had the opportunity to try the Lauten Audio Eden LT-386. Might this be the only 'conventional' microphone you ever have to buy? Let's find out.
If you are serious about working faster and delivering better work to your clients to the deadline then read this.
If you are waiting for the Apple creative desktop computer renaissance then read on.
We often talk about transducers being the part of the audio chain to spend the majority of our hard earned cash on. Normally this means our microphones and our speakers, but for many of us our headphones are just as, if not more important, than out speakers. We can spend many hours with them either on our heads or around our necks waiting to spring into action. In this article I'm going to look at some of the new and older headphones I have been using and let you know so of the features to look for when you are next shopping for studio headphones.
There's a lot of myths that pervade the audio recording and mixing world, one I hear repeated often is 'a mix is never finished, it's just abandoned!' Rubbish!
A new Apple MacBook Pro has been announced and the question doing the rounds is should I play or pass, should I buy one or not?
I'm not, but not for the reason you might think.
We have discussed a good number of myths over the years that have come about in our industry and in case you have missed them, we have brought them together in one article.
Have a read and join in the discussion...
It's so easy to make assumptions both in music and post-production audio, and I know that I'm guilty of that. Ever decreasing budgets and tighter deadlines don't afford us the luxury of the research we would like to do if we could, but I'm determined to listen more to the world around me.