This video, One Square Inch of Silence, takes a ‘listening journey’ with professional sound recordist Gordon Hempton to a Hoh Rain Forest location in Olympic National Park.
Hempton is an acoustic ecologist, interested in preserving not just the way the earth naturally looks, but how it naturally sounds. While audio ecology and synthesis may seem unrelated, both are concerned with consciously exploring and preserving sound. Continue reading
Zoom has introduced the H5 Handy Recorder, their latest portable audio recorder and audio interface.
Similar to the H6 flagship that was announced last summer, the H5 employs a system of interchangeable input capsules, allowing the right microphone to be used for the right situation.
In addition to being fully compatible with all Zoom input capsules, the H5 comes with a new X/Y stereo capsule, featuring extended signal capacity—up to 140 dB SPL—and shockmounted microphones for reduced handling noise.
Here’s a video introduction to the Zoom H5: Continue reading
Can using a hi-pass filter improve your bass? Continue reading
Soundscape Recorder is a free app, for iOS and Android, designed for recording and sharing environmental sound.
Soundscape ecology is a field of research that investigates how sound in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human connection to nature and the environment in general.
The app creates environmental audio recordings and captures additional information about the recording, including location, date/time, meta data about the sounds in the recording and optional user input.
In conjunction with Earth Day 2014 (April 22), the creators are organizing an effort to record soundscapes from around the world. Here is an introduction to the project: Continue reading
Mastering engineering Ian Shepherd takes a look at studio acoustic treatment in the latest of his video series on Building a Home Mastering Studio.
While Shepherd’s goal is to be able to do useful mastering tasks in his home studio, much of the information will be useful to anyone planning a home studio. Continue reading
This video playlist, via AudioTechnicaUSA, collects a series of videos that cover Basic Recording Techniques.
While not directly synth-related, the videos cover topics that a lot of electronic musicians have to deal with when it comes to recording live parts or content for sampling.
Topics covered in the Basic Recording Techniques series include: Continue reading
The Behringer iS202 iStudio iPad Dock is featured on the latest episode of Mitch Gallagher’s iOS Update. Continue reading
Developer Harmonicdog has released an update to MultiTrack DAW, its digital audio workstation for the iPad.
Updates in MultiTrack DAW 3.4 include Inter-App Audio, AudioBus 2 support and support for up to 16 inputs.
Here’s what’s new in MultiTrack DAW 2.4: Continue reading