The famous song titled “A piece of Sky” sums up perfectly what it is to place a microphone properly: it is finding the angle, the position, that will reveal the glorious piece of sky you wanted and needed to see. “The piece of sky” being a unique “take” or view that truly translates and enhances […]
On 3 June we were involved in a truly innovative event: 1Day 2016, George South Africa, involving 11 bands over a 24 hour time period. The brief was simple: – NO STAGE – NO MONITORS – NO BAND/AUDIENCE DIVIDE – NO SOUND CHECKS – NO STOPS BETWEEN BANDS To answers to all this requests we […]
Hands-on training Especially suited for church volunteers DATE: 4-5 November Friday 18:00 – 20:00, Saturday 8:30 – 13:00 Learning is made extremely real for the students with tailor-made exercises with a supplied DAW software and studio productions* * each student will need to bring its own computer COST: R 550 FOR BOOKING* AND MORE INFO: […]
Listening is the most important aspect of sound engineering. It is the beginning and the end of all sound-related things, for all things we do should favour listening. Something that always keeps on surprising me is the reality that engineers often do not know what to listen for (maybe I will write something about that […]
Once we have narrowed down the options to a few, then your listening needs to guide you further. I learned a very fascinating way of matching sources to microphones from a great engineer called Michael Stavrou. It is a rather simple concept, based on establishing the hardness level a sound possesses. There is no hardness […]
Martin Strydom ★★★★★ Paddy Mallon – Dublin, Ireland ★★★★★ I am a long time amateur/semi-pro/hobbyist musician and for me the course was a really good “map” of the territory to be covered – concepts, equipment, and techniques. I completed it in about 3 weeks – too fast to assimilate all the great content. The course […]
Choosing a microphone is a fascinating process. Every process has a first step, and in our case, the first step is simple: context. What is the context in which you are going to microphone a source (small club, huge open air stage, big band, close or far from the source, etc.)? Why is this the […]
Microphones are lenses. They reveal a unique perspective on a sound like a lens reveals a unique view of an area. The analogy is not only figurative but practically pertinent: thinking of a lens when placing a microphone will often lead you to better placement – a position from which you will hear what the […]
Audio recording of a message by Tim on what we all want as human being what we really pursuit in life.
Audio recording of a message by Tim illustrating how God’s presence is the paradigm by which we should live.