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Coming back to life….

It’s been a while since I updated anything on this blog…. But prepare for more!! Lot’s of interesting observations over the summer of 2019, many related to live music at the Rewind Festival @ Scone Palace and the Cognac Blues Festival. Others from helping a firned with the acoustic properties in her companies offices.

And… it’s back to University time for further studies in Audio Engineering.

Happy days!!

Blogpost7 – end April ‘19

DAWs

  • Ongoing working on “Connected”
  • SPOT chart and Plan submitted

WICI

  • Personal Development Plan
  • Extended SWOT analysis
  • Next week job interviews and 1-2-1’s

MULTITRACK MIXING

  • Guidance on assignment submission
    • Filenaming
    • Master the three songs to the same levels
  • EQ tips
    • 18dB/octave for high pass filter
    • 200Hz – boxy sounds
    • Compression 2:1 quck/fast release (below 80mS)
    • More EQ for vocals – 1.5dB at 2kHz boost
    • Limiter – set target for -12dB
    • Andrew_Sinclair_MTM LO file naming

ACOUSTICS AND LIVE SOUND

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Blogpost6 – April ‘19

HOLIDAYS!!!

DAWs

  • Ongoing working on “Connected”

WICI

  • Copyright & Contracts
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988
  • Control of Noise At Work Regulations 2005
  • Weathervane Music – Shaker Through

MULTITRACK MIXING

  • Critical Listening – Ana Calvi – “As a Man”
  • Mix practice
    • Select songs from Cambridge MT
      • Pray For The Rain – Nerve 9
      • Blues Is A lady – Peter White
      • Prodigal – Starnes and Shah

ACOUSTICS AND LIVE SOUND

  • Reverberation
  • Absorption
  • Room Treatment
    • Sabines

Blogpost5 – end March ’19

HOLIDAYS !! Soon!!

DAWs

  • Ongoing work on creating Sound Design for “Connected”

WICI

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Noise Levels – Control of Noise At Work Regulations 2005
  • Employee Safety
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Electrical safety

MULTITRACK MIXING

  • Critical Listening – Newton Faulkner – Teardrop
  • Ongoing mixing practice

ACOUSTICS AND LIVE SOUND

  • Standing Waves and Room Modes
  • Flutter echoes
  • Rooms and targets
  • Flanking

Blogpost4 – March ‘19

DAWs

  • Ongoing work on creating Sound Design for “Connected”

WICI

  • Copyright and Contract
    • PRS – royalties to performers
    • PPL – royalties to writers
  • The Bob Rock and INXS story
  • Copyright exists until 70 years after the death of the author or when it was created. Music recorded in the 1950’s is coming out of copyright.
  • Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988

MULTITRACK MIXING

  • Ongoing multitrack mixing
    • Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin

ACOUSTICS AND LIVE SOUND

  • Standing Waves and Room Modes
  • Flutter echoes
  • Rooms and targets
  • Flanking

Blogpost3 – early March ‘19

DAWs

  • Working on creating Foley sounds for “Connected”

WICI

  • Gibbs Reflective Cycle
  • Networking – pros and cons

MULTITRACK MIXING

  • Practicing multitrack mixing
    • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
    • Heartbreaker
  • Developing a process for doing this.
    • Listen to all tracks, audition them
    • Make track list
    • Top’n’tail recordings
    • Begin initial mix
    • Save to listen to in other environments

ACOUSTICS AND LIVE SOUND

  • Absorption Indices
  • Sabines


 

Blogpost2 – mid Feb’19

DAWs

  • Moreon Foley and how to use ProTools to build effects
  • Draft of the plan – “a plan for a plan”
  • Watch chosen movie and start sketching sound design requirements

WICI

  • More on SWOT
  • Company structures
  • Guidance on GU requirements

MULTITRACK MIXING

  • Reverb
    • Lexicon – top make.
    • Plate Reverb for vocals
    • Put an EQ in front of reverb to improve the effect, particularly with sibilance
    • Put reverb on an aux bus to mix with dry signal
  • Alan Parson’s DVD

ACOUSTICS AND LIVE SOUND

  • LO3 Reboot
  • All about Reverb
    • RT60 is time for reverb to fall by 60dB

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