How two guys in New Jersey created the most desirable equalizer: Pultec EQP-1A
Pultec is the holy grail when it comes to equalizers. But, the reason why Pultec is so great can seem elusive if you asked someone why their answer would be solely their opinion. You could attribute their success to the transformers, the tubes, the Q curves, or being a byproduct of the times, the place, or the people. But really, it was all those things that created the perfect storm for genius.
5 mixing mistakes that I used to make… and how to avoid them
Having your sessions prepared for mixing will not only allow you to mix faster and more efficiently, but you’ll also free up your mind to make more important decisions. Edits should have crossfades, vocals should all be comped, backup vocals and multi mic’d instruments should be grouped or bussed appropriately, etc.
The best designed and most enjoyable effects unit ever: Eventide H3000 UltraHarmonizer
When one of the most influential and well regarded electronic musicians praises your effects unit as the best, it should hold some weight. Not only did Brian Eno love his Eventide H3000, but he loved it so much that he actually took the time to write to Eventide to congratulate them on designing it.
Why your voice sounds different when you hear it recorded
Did you know that using earplugs isn’t always enough to protect your hearing? You don’t only hear sound through your auditory canal. Vibrations are also picked up by your bones and sent to your inner ear through what’s called bone conduction.
Setting yourself apart: recording unique sounds
It seems the older you are in the recording industry, the more credibility you have, and for a good reason. An engineer who has been working since the 80s has seen the transition from tape machines to Napster and the first two channel interface in just a couple of years.
What the f*ck is 32 bit floating?
I, like, I’m assuming a portion of the people reading this have heard of 32 bit floating but are still unsure about exactly what it is. What are the advantages? What are the disadvantages? When I asked a friend of mine, who is also an experienced engineer about 32 bit floating point, he told me he didn’t know and had never used it.