Posts from August, 2008

Zoom H2 Audio Dropouts

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

I bought a Zoom H2 handheld flash recorder for interviewing. I picked the H2 because the form factor was appealing — it’s small — and for its lack of moving parts (hello mini-disc!). The reviews I read raved about the feature set, and although users were generally positive about the sound quality, I wasn’t shopping […]

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Friday Featuritis: The Lightbox

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

The world’s best microphone database, now with bigger pictures: just click the mic photo on the profile page to see a larger version. For example: the Shure SM57. Just click the small photo to see a bigger one. They’ll get even bigger soon.

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Making Records in the Desert

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Stepbridge Studios has been a landmark of the Santa Fe recording scene for over 20 years. Founded by Tim Stroh in 1985 and in its current location since 1992, the studio provides the best gear and probably the best tracking room in the Southwest. The console is a 40-track SSL 4000 series, augmented by a […]

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RecordingHacks goes to Santa Fe

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Recording engineers and studio owners are invariably awesome people. That is a job you can only do if you love it, I think, so the people who are doing it are jazzed basically all the time. Studio folks are adept at making clients feel happy and relaxed and creative, too, because if they couldn’t do […]

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Voiceover Recording HOWTO

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

I’ve drawn deep from my literally dozens of minutes of experience recording voiceovers to present the following guidelines. If you’ve never recorded spoken word, this will help you avoid some common mistakes.

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