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iZotope RX8 & Podcast Production (First Impressions)

iZotope RX8 & Podcast Production (First Impressions)

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For people who aren’t familiar with iZotope, then make a highly respectable, top of the shelf tools for producers and audio engineers—everything from mixing, mastering to of course audio restoration.

Updating My Podcasting System

Updating My Podcasting System

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New system updates, new plugins, new software.
Updating your workstation always seems like a good idea, but how is it really?

My Current Recording Setup

My Current Recording Setup

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Most of my audio work is done at the post-production stage. I edit, mix, master, and even with scoring I solely use synths and virtual instruments.

My Current DAW Setup

My Current DAW Setup

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I’m always on the lookout for the improvement and I update my system as often as I can.
In my opinion, it’s important to shake it up every few months. Otherwise, there is no progress.

Scoring Podcasts – My Tools

Scoring Podcasts – My Tools

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With podcasts, you don’t have that many tools behind your belt – it’s all about the sound so, in reality, you have three elements to play.
Dialogues, Sound Effects, Music.

Audio Restoration and Podcasting

Audio Restoration and Podcasting

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When something is poorly recorded – noisy, distorted, has a lot of hiss or background noise – you can clean it all up with audio restoration plugins.

Starting Your Home Studio

Starting Your Home Studio

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Most of us musicians would love to have their home recording studio and luckily for us, as the technology advanced, it is now way easier and cheaper to make your home studio than it used to be.

Mixing on Headphones

Mixing on Headphones

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During my studies, one rule that was always passed onto us by the teachers was – never mix on the headphones!

Simple Audio Techniques for Podcasts

Simple Audio Techniques for Podcasts

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Most of the creative projects have three stages: pre-production, production, post-production.
The same principle applies to podcasting.

Podcasting and Marketing

Podcasting and Marketing

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Should I start a podcast?
The question that every marketer asks, at least in the present times.
Why is that?
Well, if you google future of podcasting it’s easy to see that everyone seems to be bullish on the medium.

Intro to Microphones

Intro to Microphones

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In this article, I want to share with you an overview of a recording microphone.
Microphones or mics are the basic instruments of capturing sounds. You have one inside your laptop, your phone and your camera.
Even in a smart watch.

What is Sound Wave

What is Sound Wave

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A sound wave is a disturbance of particles within a medium. A medium can be anything like air, water or steel. It is a mechanical wave and to better understand it, imagine a slinky. Now, a movement of a sound wave is kind of like a coil movement of a slinky. It either compresses or spreads apart.

Sound Recording Basics

Sound Recording Basics

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Sound recording is an art of capturing the sound.
We perceive vibrations in the air as different sounds. We record these sounds with various equipment so we can play it back as many times as we want.

Frequency of Sound

Frequency of Sound

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the waves?
How it travels?
What are the lowest pressure level humans can hear?

What is Mixing?

What is Mixing?

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Sound mixing is an art of combining many sounds into one.
There is a simple metaphor to describe mixing that may explain it better.

Sound Advice On Mix Stems

Sound Advice On Mix Stems

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Final mixes and elements are called deliverables. In the past people worked with physical film or tapes, today we have digital files.

Sound Advice On Mix Formats

Sound Advice On Mix Formats

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When we think about the sound, we tend to see it as music in your headphones and movies on your laptop. Maybe a surround sound set up at home if you are a grown up.
It’s only when you start to dig more into the world of sound engineering you will discover there is a lot more to standard format and mixes.

How To Use Your Ears

How To Use Your Ears

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I know that we, sound engineers, are proud of our listening devices (ears), and we are keen to offer listening advice to other people. I guess it comes with the job.

What is Sound Design?

What is Sound Design?

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Sound design is an art of creating a soundscape for a movie, game or any other creative production. This short definition may resemble the art of Foley, but the sound design is a bit different.

What is DAW?

What is DAW?

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DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation.
DAW is a computer and software that we use when working with audio.
But which one is the best?

What is Foley?

What is Foley?

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Foley is an art of creating a soundscape in the movie, game or TV production.
We can describe Foley as hidden sounds. Foley is footsteps and cutlery in a busy restaurant scene.
The sound of a hand touching a table or a simple door creak.

Intro to Sound Recording

Intro to Sound Recording

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I want to introduce some basic concepts of capturing audio and some easy tips on sound engineering. For some of you, this will be boring and easy. Remember, everything is built on fundamentals.

What is Sound Editing?

What is Sound Editing?

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We describe sound editing as an art of producing great quality sounds for mixing, implementation and processing.
In simpler words, sound editing is a laborious task of making noisy and lousy recordings sound good.

Freelancing and Independent Life

Freelancing and Independent Life

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Independent life or stable employment.
What do you prefer?
Both choices have their merits and faults. First, let’s clarify the differences between the two.

How To Choose Studio Monitors

How To Choose Studio Monitors

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Monitoring is used to describe judgment on sound. For that, you will need your ears and something that will transform electric energy into acoustic sound waves.

What is ADR?

What is ADR?

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ADR is a less known area of sound engineering.
But first things first. What does ADR stand for? ADR stands for Automated Dialogue Replacement.

7 Tips for a Production Assistant

7 Tips for a Production Assistant

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Studio runner, production assistant, a gofer. A fancy name for getting people coffee? Perhaps. But it can be so much more.

What is Dubbing?

What is Dubbing?

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Dubbing is an art of replacing original dialogue in a movie with localized recordings. To put it into even simpler words, can you remember the latest big animation?

What is Sound?

What is Sound?

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The sound is a part of life. It is around you when you wake up; it is there when you go to sleep. Most of the animals communicate with sound. Humans use it to express their emotions, artistic creativity, and ideas.

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