Sort-of. The "final product" of a musical recording has greatly influenced my exploration into music recording. In my younger years, the Compact Disc was the idolized presentation of a musical experience. Had I been born into a better decade, this fascination would have been tied up in the ever-more-artful LP. Instead, my dad had a … Continue reading I’m on Spotify?
Successfully Amplifying A Cappella Ensembles With “Area” Mics
Most collegiate a cappella concerts aren't going to have a single handheld microphone for every singer.
Naked Voices and 17 Wireless Mics
May 19, 2017 - I had ALWAYS wanted to record (and later mix-down) every channel of a fully amplified and amazing concert, and today was that day. (Audio at bottom) UCSB's Naked Voices – Website - Facebook - Twitter - Youtube – Spotify – hired me for their huge end-of-year concert bash. I had previously … Continue reading Naked Voices and 17 Wireless Mics
The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 2)
...continued from previous post, wherein I trash aspiring sound engineers. It takes a lot of finesse to present a cappella music in the way we expect it to sound. I know that many collegiate a cappella groups rely on their college's sound reinforcement services to provide amplification for their events. Great! It's fantastic that this … Continue reading The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 2)
The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 1)
First off, what's even that great about being in an a cappella group anyway? Lots of things. I've worked closely with a couple and gotten to see some of that world first-hand. First off, it's a "cohority" that is truly committed to a set of goals. There is group support. There is an identity (generally … Continue reading The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 1)
What am I even doing here?
A recent interaction, related below, caused me to revisit the idea of keeping a blog on my adventures in audio. So it's only proper that my first post should relate this experience.