Tricks of the Pros
Nashville Flood Assitance for Studios and Musicians
The flooding in Nashville, TN has been devastating to the music community. Studios, live sound companies, and working musicians have all been hard hit. Here, you'll find a database of those willing to offer help if you need it. Together, we can make a difference!
Behind The Scenes at NASA
A look behind-the-scenes of the hard work that goes into the breathtaking high-definition coverage of the launch of the space shuttle, including a look inside HDNet's production trailer. Part one of a two-part article!
The Telephone Effect
Looking for that telephone sound for your recording? Check out this tutorial on getting that old-time sound as one of the tips and tricks of the recording pros!
The Listen Mic Compressor
One of the secret tips of recording engineers everywhere is a trick called the "listen mic compressor", based on the SSL LMC-1.
Ultimate Sound, Ultimate Ears - Behind The Scenes at Ultimate Ears
In 1995, Ultimate Ears revolutionized custom monitor technology. And with popular products such as the super.fi 5 Pro and UE-10 Pro, they continue to reach deep into both the professional and consumer markets. A four-part article.
Was Susan Boyle Auto-Tuned?
It's been reported that Susan Boyle's knock-your-socks-off performance on Britain's Got Talent was digitally enhanced by Auto-Tune pitch correction. What does this mean, and how does it reflect on SuBo's true talent? About.com's resident audio engineer Joe Shambro explains the ins and outs of Auto-Tune of live performances -- and how to spot an Auto-Tuned vocal.
Whata's your favorite recording?
Attention all audio engineers! When it comes to recording music, we've come a long way with our technology -- but there's still some classic recordings that people can't help but love, even though they're not as polished as today's hits. What's your favorite recording, and why? Come share your favorite, most inspiring recordings -- and we'll...