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

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

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