Fleetwood Mac – The Outstanding Sound Of Mick Fleetwood | Recreating Iconic Drum Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsXzFYKmMHs     CGPT – FLEETWOOD MAC RECORDING TECHNIQUE, DRUM SOUND Fleetwood Mac, particularly during the era of their critically acclaimed album “Rumours” (1977), is known for their meticulous approach to recording and their distinctive, polished sound. One of the most celebrated aspects of their production is the drum sound, especially the work of their … Read more

Measuring DIY Speakers — ported / sealed — insulated / not — plastic fiber concrete boxes — Room acoustics, treatments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjZHFIdfUFk   Helium gas inside enclosure.  Overall +2dB gain as speaker back-pressure is reduced.     Anechoic chamber response — blue/purple is speaker-forward facing; red is speaker-rear facing (into absorptive lining).     Ported vs Sealed.  Ported gives overall more bass output (+5dB), all other factors approximately equal.  Green is ported; blue/purple is sealed.   … Read more

Long-time pro players / engineers explain and compare the reasons WHY behind their session, mics to mastering – welcome to Hyper School w/ Rick Beato and friends

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97eIIpla95k       === Studio microphone recording techniques involve various approaches to capturing sound in a recording environment, aiming to achieve the desired audio characteristics, spatial imaging, and overall quality. Here’s an overview of some common studio microphone recording techniques: 1. **Mono Recording**: – **Single Mic**: Using a single microphone to capture the … Read more

Ian Schreier’s SM57 Drum Mic seminar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Ed3u4UHQ   ===   The Shure SM57 is a versatile dynamic microphone that is commonly used for a variety of audio recording applications, including miking drums. While it’s not specifically designed as a drum mic, the SM57 is often employed on drums due to its durability, reliability, and ability to capture sound accurately across a … Read more

George Martin Discusses The Beatles Albums

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU8IgMVPT1w       George Martin, often referred to as the “Fifth Beatle,” played a crucial role in shaping the sound of The Beatles’ albums as their producer. Throughout his career, Martin has discussed The Beatles’ albums in various interviews, documentaries, and writings, offering insights into the band’s creative process, recording techniques, and the … Read more

The Bernard Purdie Interview: Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin & “The Purdie Shuffle”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uusF1iie88 Great comment: “So So refreshing, the slop, NO CLICK TRACK, totally human space, air, feel, slosh, groove. ”   Bernard “Pretty” Purdie is a highly acclaimed American drummer known for his influential contributions to popular music, particularly in the genres of funk, soul, jazz, and rock. He is renowned for his distinctive groove, impeccable … Read more

Insight into why the musical magic of Muscle Shoals / FAME, stellar at first, then “faded”

Spot-on, I think, Comment from the video — “It’s funny that it starts out mentioning that the engineer knew and made (or at least serviced) all the equipment, and the sound quality was great. But then, technology moved in, and the engineer became disconnected, and there hasn’t been “that sound” or any true hit ever … Read more

Understanding the Different Types of Acoustical Treatments – Absorption

In this livestream, we go over the various types of acoustical room treatments with resident expert Anthony Grimani. We discuss how to acoustically treat a room and where to locate treatments along with things you should NOT do. Various acoustical treatment types are discussed with this episode focusing on absorption. Diffusion, reflectors, and bass traps … Read more