STUDIO: Classic UK Recording Studios in the 60s, 70s, and 80s Abbey Road studios

philsbook.com write: Studios become famous because of their clientele. Abbey Road will always be inseparable from The Beatles in history but Abbey Road Studios and the whole EMI support structure deserves its own credit not just as a place that produced great sounding records over many decades, but as an infrastructure that nurtured engineers, technicians, […]

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STREAMING: Mastering For Streaming Services

Sound On Sound write ….. The way we listen to music has changed fundamentally in recent years. Not only are we not buying CDs any more, but increasingly, we’re not buying downloads either. Instead, streaming is now the main route by which music reaches the ears of the public. Last year, for example, 431 billion […]

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STUDIO: Maximum Averaged and Peak Levels of Vocal Sound Pressure

This work describes research on the maximum sound pressure level achievable by the spoken and sung human voice. Trained actors and singers were measured for peak and averaged SPLs at an on-axis distance of 1 m at three different subjective dynamic levels and also for two different vocal techniques (“back” and “mask” voices). The “back” […]

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Pete Townshend discusses simple but effective recording techniques

“In the past week I have been discussing with a couple of people I hold in high esteem about the way we used to record music. This comes down to a simple thesis. When the Who were in the studio for their first session back in 1964 the engineer, for the purpose of this post […]

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SCAPEGOAT: It’s not the recording process itself that is to blame. It’s …..

INTRO: The catalyst for this discussion is both the on-air and off-air discussions between the Lost Immortals team on our FM (streaming too) Sunday show @ 17:00 GMT. Our radio station control room is very far from hi-fi; more like no-fi. Cheap as chips speakers, bygone era headphones and so on. And yet, and yet […]

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