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Friday, April 28, 2017

What Makes Music go viral

 I found a chart that explains how a song goes viral. I will summarize them below.

1- The creativity of a song
2- How the audience can relate to the lyrics
3 - When all else fails, never underestimate the power of featuring a cat in the music video!
4 - Effort and unique ideas come in handy
5 - Good song quality
6 - Emotional response from the audience

What makes music go viral?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Properly Formatting Audio Files

 This article shows a very good way to help you figure out which audio format you need when you bounce down your song. Because it can be confusing to first-timers.

Properly Formatting Audio Files

Friday, April 21, 2017

Acing a Voice Over Audtion

This article gives you some tips on what to do during a voice over audition for a movie to help you get the role. I will summarize the tips down below

1-Study the script!
  - Be prepared!

2- Know your voice
  - See if the role will match your style

3- Ask your friends
  - Ask them for feedback

4 - Know what type of voice overs you want to do
   - Know what suits you and what doesnt

5 - Practice reading outloud
   - Practice so you feel comfortable doing it!

How to Ace a Voiceover Audition

Monday, April 10, 2017

How To Use Audio Compression and Dynamic Range

For new music producers, using a compressor is tricky because of its dynamic rage which is he difference between the quietest, smallest sound we can hear and the loudest sound and vice versa. This is very important because it will help you massively to help reduce the volume from going all over the place. The article down below will help you learn how to use it properly




How To Use Audio Compression and Dynamic Range

Friday, April 7, 2017

History of audio engineering Part 2

 Here is part 2 of the history of audio engineering. I will summarize the rest below

1958 - Commercial stereo disk come on the scene

1962 - The standard for time code format is set by SMPET ( The Society of Motion Picture and Television)

1963 - Compact Diskette is introduced by the company Phillips

1965 - Dolby type A noise reduction is intoduced

1972 - The first recording on tape  by Denon

1978- Sony, Phillips and Hitachi creates the CD

1980 - Sony introduces the PCM-F1 starts the revloution in recording

1986 - The first digital consoles appear

1994 - The first affordable digital multi track console is the ProMix 01 by Yamaha

1999 - Manufactures agree on audio DVD standards


History of audio engineering Part 2

Interview with Pete Papageorges (4/7/17)






Listen to my interview with Pete Papageorges CATEMIX: How did you get into mixing?

PETE: I was very interested in music growing up played in bands. I really wanted to do music professionally. But I decided I wanted to work behind the scenes instead of playing on stage. So I studied business in school and I started interning at record companies and studios and that turned into a full time position after college and I really wanted to be in a studio because I liked being close to the music. So I. Was hired by EMI which was Capitol Records and I ended up staying there for 17 years and most of the time I was there. I. Was the manager for the recording for post-production studios. So if you're familiar with studios. There's a live recording. And then there's post-production and so capital had both live and post-production studios. My responsibility was running all the post-production. So we did mastering editing.

Monday, April 3, 2017

History of Audio Engineering part 1

 I found an AWESOME article that teaches you all about the history of music and recording/production thoughts the years. I will describe them down below.

1857 - Leon Scott invents the phoneautographe which is a wax cylinder

1887 - The Flat Disk Gramophone was invented by Emile Berliner

1913 - Thomas Edison invents the kinetophone

1921 - The first commercial radio was first publicly broadcasted from KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1925 - The first electronic recording with a microphone by the company Victor

1927 - Vitaphones sound on discs synchronized with the film "The Jazz Singer" goes viral

1929 - Harry Nyquist publishes "Nyquist Theorom" to DAP (digital audio procressing)

1941- Commercial broadcasting in the US begins

1948 - The AES (Audio Engineering Society) is formed

1955 - Ampex commercialized the first analog multi- track recorders used by Les Paul and the Beattles

History of audio engineering part 1