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Sound Advice: Recording
I read your feature on gain staging a few years ago, but I’ve been following some blogs that say it isn’t at all necessary if you’re just working in software. Who’s right?
I need to do some recording of spoken word, using a cheap and cheerful lavalier mic, but it’s noisy — there’s a steady ‘hiss’. Is there some plug-in that can reduce said noise, perhaps by taking a sample of it and then adding it out of phase?
I have a very high quality D-A converter that boasts particularly low clock-jitter figures, so I thought it would be an ideal candidate to serve as a master clock — yet it doesn’t have a word-clock output socket!
Why does everyone, pros and all, say that the snare bottom mic is ‘out of phase’, and that its polarity must be reversed? Isn’t it the top mic that should be reversed?
Will the audio quality from an Allen & Heath XB-10 paired with a JK Audio Innkeeper telephone hybrid be better than the Allen & Heath ZED-10, also paired with an Innkeeper?
I recently bought a Zoom H6 recorder, and am confused how its Mid-Sides recording works. Could you explain?
Perhaps I do not understand the proximity effect very well! But my question is this: can you decrease the proximity effect solely by lowering the volume?
I’m using Ableton Live and bounced my last few finished tracks in the 32-bit float format. I’d rather not have too many different versions of the same tracks floating around, so is there a preferred word length for when I bounce files out for mastering?
I want to add a Cuica drum part to a Latin jazz fusion piece and have a nice Cuica drum similar size to the one in this...
Technical Editor Hugh Robjohns: In last month’s SOS we printed a query derived from the SOS...
My outboard equalisers have no level or peak indicator, what would be the correct way to output the signal from my DAW (Logic) via an RME Fireface 800 audio interface?
I’m struggling to understand what’s really happening when you use different compression ratios. Can you explain please?