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Best approach to EQ – part 1

Best approach to EQ – part 1

Thinking counter intuitively When it comes time to mix, the equalizer is one of the first tools the sound engineer* pulls out to sculpt the track. A beginner might underestimate the power and usefulness of the equalizer, preferring compressors and reverb for example...

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Ribbon microphones (part2)

Ribbon microphones (part2)

In December 2014, Musitechnic had the chance to host a presentation by ribbon microphone manufacturer, Royer Labs and I am again taking advantage of this opportunity to return to the subject of ribbon microphones. In Ribbon Microphones Part 1, I went over the reasons...

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Ribbon microphones

Ribbon microphones

In December 2014, Musitechnic had the chance to host a presentation by ribbon microphone manufacturer Royer Labs. I would like to take advantage of the opportunity to return to the subject of ribbon microphones. Without repeating what host John Jennings (VP of Sales...

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Reverberation and church acoustics – 2nd part

Reverberation and church acoustics – 2nd part

In Montreal, more and more “pop” concerts are being booked in churches with artists such as Philippe B., Louis-Jean Cormier, Avec Pas D’Casque and DJ Champion. In a previous blog I touched on the acoustics of churches, how the sound travels in a church and why we...

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Reverberation and church acoustics

Reverberation and church acoustics

In Montreal, more and more “pop” concerts are taking place in churches with artists such as Philippe B., Louis-Jean Cormier, Avec Pas D’Casque and DJ Champion. A Montreal newspaper asked me some questions for an article on this subject and I thought this could be a...

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What is mastering?

What is mastering?

A black art to some, a science to others, mastering may be underestimated or overrated but is often misunderstood. Today I look at what mastering is and why it is needed and  in a future article I’ll look at what the mastering engineer really does. Hopefully this will...

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Mixing live (Part 2)

Mixing live (Part 2)

I recently had the chance to do some live mixing in a studio in the context of auditions for « Festival En Chanson de Petite Vallée ». The situation brought about some challenges I shared with you. Last time we looked at a few issues you may run into, this time we’ll...

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