Hiatus

Wow. When was that last post? I have been rather preoccupied as of late and feel like I should let you all know that I will soon be back. With even more info for the masses.

Nothing Makes Me Giddy Like New Gear

It’s no secret I have been doing a lot of sound effects recording lately and have been experiencing less that satisfactory results from my gear. Many things we take for granted these days, like line level outputs matching more or less line level inputs. I was fighting these gain problems between devices. The Zoom H4n could not handle the nice hot output from my Sound Devices MixPre-D. The solution? Continue reading

Choral Recording Demo

So I finally got some time cut a short demo from my recordings in Regina with the Campbell Collegiate chamber choir, directed by Deidre and Russ Baird. Without further ado, here it is.

A Good Read For Recording Acoustic Guitars

I have often wandered over to The Pro Audio Files for a good read and this time Matthew Weiss has written a great article on recording acoustic guitars. Read it here. I can not stress enough the importance to your career that you must keep learning, even if it’s something as ordinary as an acoustic guitar. You might even be great at it already, but it never hurts to learn a little more. Also coming soon is a lengthy article on recording vocals in a home studio. Stay tuned.

Recording On The Go

Setting up at Westminster United Church

Travelling to a gig is always a concern, especially when you are travelling across the country as I recently have. In the last two weeks I have been recording in Banff, Victoria and most recently Regina. Each trip has posed it’s own challenges for transportation with the Banff and Regina trip involving hauling my gear on a plane. Going through security is more stressful than anything else. In reality I had no issues ¬†on either trip and the security check was a breeze. I followed the following guidelines when packing for air travel. Continue reading