A vivid 30-minute documentary on the songwriting and recording process, listening practices over time, and the impact of consumer media formats on listening.
A couple before/after videos with helpful commentary:
Owsinski’s steps for setting a compressor, summarized:
- Start with slow attack and fast release (i.e., slow to act, quick to leave it alone).
- Lower the threshold until you see the compressor turning on and off.
- Make attack faster until note attacks sound dull (then back up a bit).
- Make the release longer to pump in tempo (ie.., release by the next note).
- Adjust ratio as needed.
- Check against the original (bypass).
- Check against the full mix.
Loudness war overview: Continue reading
||Early Recording and Brill Building
||Brian Wilson (pp. 16–21)||Sean|
||Pink Floyd and Tony Visconti
||Disco and Quincy Jones
||Conny Plank and Electronica
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