For my AUD210 major project, I would like to record an indie rock band and sample the recordings to form two instruments. Drums will be sampled in Battery, and guitars will be sampled in Kontakt.Read more "Major Project Preparation"
One of my goals this trimester was to improve my critical listening skills. After reading a few of Mike Senior’s “Mix Review” columns on Sound on Sound, I felt inspired to do a little critical listening of my own as part of my self-directed learning. So I decided to analysis the sonic characteristics of one […]Read more "Improving my critical listening – The Hills Analysis"
Part of the Bachelor degree entails using what I have learned to help other people’s projects. This week I assisted with two projects. The first involved helping two students with their DEM230 Live composition. Using SAE’s Audient studio, I helped them set it up and also helped record acoustic guitar which they would load as […]Read more "Helping fellow students and composing a score"
This week I wanted to get familiar with the Drawmer Compressor DL241, the most popular compressor in the TLA studio. It’s so popular with students that the writing on it has practically vanished, making it difficult for me to understand what the parameters are. So I got a photo on the internet to use as […]Read more "TLA Studio Practice Pt 3 – Drawmer Comp"
This Thursday I thought I would do another practice session in the TLA studio. I was quite eager to get more practice in using the hardware effects gear. Again with my trusty friend, I thought I’d try and apply some of these effects. Using the patch cables, I was able to use the effects as […]Read more "TLA Practice Session Part 2"
For my major SAE project, one of the musicians I’ll be recording will be using a Dave Smith Prophet ’08 synthesizer. To help me understand the parameters of this instrument and the possibilities of sound design (and because I have a large interest in hardware synthezizers), I thought I’d deconstruct it. (Prophet ’08 – image […]Read more "Deconstructing the Prophet ’08"
Last week Thursday, I booked out the TLA Studio and a recording room to practice getting a signal into the desk. I got a friend who studied SAE’s Diploma course to assist me. Using the notes I collated in my last prac, I was able to get signal from the vocalist into the desk. I […]Read more "TLA Practice Part 1"