In the Production Expert podcast Mike, James and Julian discuss compression and headphone monitoring. They also share their finds of the week.
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you all of the very sad news that our amazing friend and talented colleague Kevin Becka passed away Sunday, 19th May 2019 after a very brave fight with pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed just before Christmas of 2018. The audio production industry has lost a true legend and our thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin’s family, colleagues and friends.
Russ Hughes has summed up all our thoughts… “He was a huge talent but best of all he was one of the most decent people I knew in the industry. Even until the end, he continued to care about others.”
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Why do we talk about compression so much anyway?
Over the month of May 2019 we’ve partnered with our friends at Sonible to offer you the chance of winning one of three copies of Sonible’s special AI EQ bundles worth €289. This bundle includes smart:EQ 2, proximity:EQ and entropy:EQ
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As you may know, we are spread out around the UK, Europe and the US when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other. We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.
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Mike - At NAB this year on the Avid blog sound designer Will Files presented a 28 minute tutorial in which he went through in detail on how he built the sound of the creature Venom in the film of the same name.
James - A neat trick to improve rejection on tom tom tracks but using an under top mic out of phase… Tutorial to follow.
Julian - Metasonics Acoustic lenses