What basic equipment do you need to make professional recordings?
Q: Why do I have to record acoustic guitar twice?
Clipping and compressing a drum recording to achieve an exciting sound texture
Setting microphone preamplifier gain to achieve both adequate headroom and a good signal-to-noise ratio
Create an amazing trance riser in 7 steps
Exploring the MASSIVE headroom in your DAW
How would you set microphones for a teleconference? This is real sound engineering in practice.
How to find the best tempo (BPM) for your recording
An example of bad audio with an analysis of the problems - Sept 2017
Make an attention-getting lo-fi introduction for a track
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My role as an occasional composer of cheap and cheerful television music gives me a great excuse to watch daytime TV if I feel like it. And today I spent a few relaxing minutes watching a little of the BBC's Bargain Hunt, in which two teams of contestants buy junk at boot sales and sell it on as 'antiques' at auction. The winning team is the one that makes the smallest loss! On the odd occasion, they might even make a small profit and get to keep it.
In the middle of the program there is normally a slot where presenter Tim Wonnacott enthuses over some piece of genuine antiquery. And today's didn't look very promising to start with. But it turned out to be quite amazing. Here's the video...
Wow! Well, it probably doesn't work fully and, even if it did, it would take a lot of maintenance to keep it going. But it's an amazing instrument with so much character. And I want one like it.
Now... who can I see about a MIDI retrofit?