Guide to Urban Field Recording and Street Recording

Technology has made urban field recording easier, but fieldcraft is essential to getting good street sound recordings. Recordists make urban field recordings for all sorts of reasons, from adding spice to their podcasts through to documenting the changing urban soundscape. Digital recording and binaural or single point stereo microphones have addressed most of the technical issues of … Read moreGuide to Urban Field Recording and Street Recording

Best Wireless Headphones

The best wireless headphones can provide high quality audio for game play, watching TV and listening to music. Here are some of the best headsets. Wireless headphone technologies have long struggled with the issue of re-producing audio without hisses, pops and complete signal loss. But now we are seeing better quality wireless headphones that seem … Read moreBest Wireless Headphones

How to fix a frozen iPod

Fix a frozen iPod whether it is usb undetected unrecognized or completely unresponsive through a few simple steps and easy instructions. For some people, having the iPod as a permanent companion is nothing short of a necessity. There are times however, similarly to all other relationships, when one partner doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. … Read moreHow to fix a frozen iPod

What is Pirate Radio? – A brief history of Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio doesn’t involve peg-legged swashbucklers attacking radio stations. Rather, it’s the illegal use of broadcast signals for personal purposes. Has there ever been a time when, while listening to the radio, the station normally at a certain frequency wasn’t? Or perhaps there was a new station on a frequency that was totally unknown? If … Read moreWhat is Pirate Radio? – A brief history of Pirate Radio

How to Buy Wireless Stereo Headphones: Headset Transmission Types

Wireless stereo headphones use different transmission technologies, depending on the headsets’ intended use. Bluetooth, infrared, and radio are options. Until recently, wireless stereo headphones have been regarded as less portable and reliable than their corded cousins. But now there is a better selection of headsets that allow consumers to experience the music they want without … Read moreHow to Buy Wireless Stereo Headphones: Headset Transmission Types

How to Use A Balanced Mono PA Cable for Unbalanced Stereo Signals

Microphone cables fitted with 3-pin XLR connectors or TRS jacks can be used for stereo signals at a push. Here is how to use a mono mike circuit for stereo. Sometimes there is an existing microphone circuit from a lectern to a PA system, and it would be nice to be able to temporarily rig … Read moreHow to Use A Balanced Mono PA Cable for Unbalanced Stereo Signals

Acoustical Treatment of Corners and Ceilings: A Closer Look at How to Prepare a Recording Space

Acoustical treatment for a recording studio is important both during the recording process, as well as during the mixing process. As with all aspects of audio engineering, there is a lot to consider when dealing with the concept of acoustical treatment. Angles of walls and corners, the height of the ceiling, and the general behavior … Read moreAcoustical Treatment of Corners and Ceilings: A Closer Look at How to Prepare a Recording Space

Audio Engineering – Compression (The Basics)

Using compression when dealing with audio can play an incredibly important part in getting a good sound. The following offers a quick look at some of the basic controls and functions of compressors. Gain Reduction and Ratio When compressing an audio signal, one typically sets a threshold , which is a certain level above which … Read moreAudio Engineering – Compression (The Basics)