Scoring to Picture — Part 3 - Finding the Tempo and Writing the Music for a Commercial
Here in the final part of this 3-part article, I’ll finish scoring the hypothetical commercial, working with variables like tempo, start time, and meter, while never losing sight of the original assignment.
Mastering at Home - Part 21 - Best Audio Formats When Rendering a Mastered Track
In this antepenultimate installment, we'll discuss several points that you need to bear in mind to get an optimal final result, depending on how your music will be distributed.
Which iOS Modeler is Best for You? - Six iOS Amp-and-Effects Modelers Evaluated
Modeled amps and effects can be found in many applications, including outboard modeling processors, DAWs, dedicated computer plug-ins, and, now more than ever, iOS apps. Your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch can be turned into a massive guitar rig that you can use for recording and live performance. Here we’ll look at six of the top modeling apps in t...
The Legendary SM57 - Classic Gear Spotlight: The Versatile and Durable Shure SM57
The Shure SM57 arrived on the scene in 1965 and quickly became a fixture in the pro audio world. The versatile, solidly built, yet inexpensive dynamic mic is great for guitar cabinets, snare drums, horns and lots more, both onstage and in the studio. Besides its considerable studio and stage usage, it's been the presidential podium mic for decades.
A peek inside a legendary mic manufacturer - Q&A: Telefunken Engineer Ryan Loftus
Audiofanzine met up with Ryan Loftus ─ engineer at Telefunken Eletroakustik ─ to talk about the high-end microphones the company manufactures.
Summer NAMM: A Condensed Travelogue - A Quick Tour of Summer NAMM 2014 in Nashville
If you've got three minutes to spare, check out this Audiofanzine video travelogue, and experience what it's like to attend the Summer NAMM show in Nashville.
Mastering at Home - Part 20 - Tips for Using the Oscilloscope When Mastering Music
To finish with the helping tools for mastering, in this installment we'll talk about the oscilloscope — very often underestimated by home studio owners — and a utilitarian plug-in, which, even if not indispensable, can come in very handy...
Mastering at Home - Part 19 - Audio Norms in Mastering Music
Today we'll talk about a delicate — but very useful — subject, namely the firewalls that can help you avoid being yet another victim of the loudness war.
Mastering at Home - Part 18 - Plugins to Help Analyze Levels When Mastering Music
In this installment we'll talk about plug-ins that allow you to visualize levels correctly — after all, whether you like it or not, mastering has become synonymous with volume, so it's a good idea to have quality tools to analyze what's going on in that respect.
Scoring to Picture — Part 2 - Setting up your session for a scoring job
Here in part 2, we’ll begin a hypothetical scoring job for a 15-second TV commercial. In this installment, we’ll look at how to set up the DAW session for it.