Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mixing Techniques – Utilizing sends

Utilizing the sends in your DAW can really help you to achieve a great mix and take some of the pressure off of your CPU in the process. My favorite use of sends is for applying a single effect to … Continue reading

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Ribbon vs. condenser mics on drum overheads – A comparison

There are so many microphone choices today and even more opinions on which types of mics work “best” for different applications. This post compares the sounds of a drum set recorded with ribbon and condenser overhead microphones. The most common … Continue reading

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Sharing some thoughts, ideas, and other stuff

Thanks for stopping by. I will be posting about music, media, technology and other fun stuff. Please enjoy and post your comments.        

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How to produce a live concert video on a budget – Delivery

Now that your final product is complete you need to get it out to the masses. YouTube is the obvious place, but there are other great sites that host videos like Vimeo and Dailymotion. On the topic of optimizing video … Continue reading

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How to produce a live concert video on a budget – Video post production

This is where it all comes together. This for me is the most time consuming part by far. Staying organized and setting things up correctly from the start will be a big help. I am currently working in Final Cut … Continue reading

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How to produce a live concert video on a budget – Audio post production

Now that you’ve got all of your tracks captured it’s time to mix them. Here’s where your advantage comes in over most of the standard concert video clips that you’ll see on the web. The subject of mixing is far … Continue reading

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How to produce a live concert video on a budget – Capturing Video

Video cameras and equipment can be very expensive and it’s just not practical for most people to have more than one. But if you can round up three or more mini DV cams from your family and friends you’ll have … Continue reading

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How to produce a live concert video on a budget – Capturing Audio

The key to a good audio mix is getting all of the instruments to sit in their own space or in the right space using any and all of the tools at your disposal. Most live recordings are captured “bootleg” … Continue reading

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How to produce a live concert video on a budget

My group Los Sugar Kings is always looking for ways to offer more content to our current and future fan base and decided to make some web videos of a recent live performance. ¬†We wanted to avoid putting out the … Continue reading

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July 2010 – Starting Fresh

With newly found time on my hands since my departure from Cakewalk , I am getting back to this poor neglected blog. I know, with Facebook out there what’s the point right? Maybe I can come up with something a … Continue reading

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