How speakers make sound – Animagraffs: “Speakers (also called loudspeakers) push and pull surrounding air molecules in waves that the human ear interprets as sound. You could even say that hearing is movement detection. So what makes a speaker travel back and forth at just the right rate and distance, and how does that make sound?”
A great look at real world notational situations from Shane Theriot.
“Throughout my career as a guitarist, I’ve received plenty of last-minute calls to cover a gig or session. I’ve heard everything from ‘Can you cover this session for me on Friday?’ to ‘Can you fly to Los Angeles and do the Jay Leno show on Friday?’ Such calls usually come a day or two beforehand.
Dealing with this kind of pressure is part of being a professional guitarist. If you’re going to accept the gig, then you have to be able to deliver. As a result of these calls I’ve grown musically and I’m used to virtually any type of situation. One way I’ve been able to pull it off is by using charts and cheat sheets to learn lots of material in a short time.
I’m currently working as the guitarist and musical director on the TV show Live from Daryl’s House. This means not only must I learn the songs for all the various artists, but I’m also responsible for writing charts and arrangements for the other guys in the band, doing the occasional horn arrangements, and creating lyric and chord charts for Daryl Hall and often the artists themselves. In this lesson, I’d like to share how I use charts and musical ‘shorthand’ in real-life situations to get me through some of these last-minute calls.”
“Recording equipment doesn’t make records; people make records.
Nothing else matters when people get to enjoy the music.”
EQ Best Practices in Audio Mixing: “If you are applying EQ in audio mixing, then as a beginner you should know these best practices. Take note that this applies to any genre whether it will be rock, pop, country or even classical. Try this EQ best practices in your mix, it will drastically improve the quality of your mix and make you become a better audio mixing engineer. If you are a beginner, this is a must-read article.”
Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up | Tracy Cutchlow: “Stanford researcher Carol Dweck has been studying motivation and perseverance since the 1960s. And she found that children fall into one of two categories:
Those with a fixed mindset, who believe their successes are a result of their innate talent or smarts
Those with a growth mindset, who believe their successes are a result of their hard work
Top 8 Mixing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them – Blog – Universal Audio: “here’s a look at some of the top mistakes people make in preparing their mix for mastering, with the help of veteran engineer of Universal Mastering Studios West, Pete Doell.”
6 Audio Editing Tips for PreSonus Studio One : AskAudio Magazine: “Studio One has some real handy ways in which to edit and manipulate your audio. These methods can be useful in speeding up your workflow and in creating new audio ideas.”
The Big List of Free Pro Tools Plugins : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community: “Due to Avid’s exacting standards, fewer plugins have been written for Pro Tools’ proprietary RTAS, TDM and AAX formats than more open protocols like VST. But fortunately, the ones that are available for the platform are usually among the very best.
Despite a slightly greater barrier to entry when it comes to writing code for Pro Tools, there still is a healthy crop of free tools and toys for the program. Today we present you with a detailed and up-to-date list of some of the most functional free plugins available in RTAS or AAX.”