Recording Quality – Paradise Lost? Part 2

In Part 1 of our overview of recording quality we covered the trend in recording to make things ‘loud’ and the loss of dynamics and quality that result. Part 2 covers the next part of the equation – how to maintain quality sound when the source of the music is the internet. Because of fileContinue reading “Recording Quality – Paradise Lost? Part 2”

Recording Quality – Paradise Lost? Part 1

Has anyone noticed something missing from today’s recorded music? It seems that recording quality, once the keystone of captured music, may be going the way of the dinosaur. We’re not talking about the ‘lo-fi’ ethic which intentionally keeps the sound raw and immediate. What we’re seeing is a downgrading of sonic quality for a varietyContinue reading “Recording Quality – Paradise Lost? Part 1”

It’s Your Choice

Some people may have grown up in the digital age and not be aware of the specific differences between analog and digital recording. I’ve attached an article titled ‘The Case Against Digital Recording’ although my point is not so much which is ‘better’ or ‘worse’ as much as opening a discussion about the differences. BesidesContinue reading “It’s Your Choice”

Can You Hear Me Now?

I wanted to pass along an interesting article I read concerning some of the pitfalls you can encounter running a small studio. One of the major problems concerns the fact that a small project studio often does not have multiple people handling the work that comes in. As a result, one person may do theContinue reading “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Not Surprising

….that I would like a tune like this. It feels a lot like early ‘punk’ music – with a country tint. I’m a sucker for songs that don’t feel over produced. Strangely enough it actually takes a pretty good producer to get them that way. Oh yeah…..and simple harmonies. ….and a scronky guitar noise break.