A good friend of mine recently purchased a new DI box; an Orchid Electronics Direct Inject box - an active DI that retails for about 40 quid. He excitedly proclaimed that for the money the sound was fantastic, enjoying in particular how it interfaced with his bass guitar. I was intrigued. At this point I [...]
It may be an unfamiliar premise to some, but I am fervently of the opinion that the goal of recording audio is to accurately capture and faithfully reproduce a particular sound. Not to fuck around with it, contorting it into something that only dimly represents what was originally going on, but to trust in the [...]
MOTU??! Urrgh… *Real* Sound Engineers Only Use Prism Converters, Dontcha Know? Hiffle, piffle, plip and wank.
Earlier this year I visited Steve Albini’s Chicago studio, Electrical Audio, with the goal of not only recording some drums with the man himself, but also scrutinising his mic techniques in order to learn more about how such an incredible drum sound is achieved. The results were as fantastic as you would expect, and I [...]