SomeAudioGuy's Blog (7)

SomeAudioGuy is teaching a workshop - The Microphone Master Class and Shootout

If you've read my other blog at all, then you probably know I get really amped about performers properly educating themselves about the realities of our industry. I've written… Continue

Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 7, 2010 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

Unboxing and Observations on the AKG C414B-XLS

So I finally got one of my own, an AKG C414 B-XLS .

My fave studio mic of all time. I've used them for years, but never pushed the button on owning one.

That has now been rectified.

This wont be a review on the 414 per se, there are PLENTY of those floating around, but I will share some of my observations on this (beautiful) microphone.…


Added by SomeAudioGuy on March 1, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Preamp/Compressor Shootout: FMR vs ART - READY FIGHT!

This really isn't going to be a fair fight, not even a little.

If you read my blog, you'll know already, that I don't run a booth out of my home anymore, and no longer keep a lot of gear here. From bouncing around town though, I've been getting the equipment bug (I have Gear Acquisition Syndrome, if you will), and decided to throw down on some mid range consumer kit.

I've got a pretty well established mic collection, so I figured it… Continue

Added by SomeAudioGuy on September 23, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Aftra Goes it Alone on Interactive Contract Negotiation.

From Michael Bell, take a read:



It has come to the attention of the S.A.G. Interactive Committee, that AFTRA is about to negotiate the Interactive contract without the participation of S.A.G.

As you probably know, AFTRA and S.A.G. jointly bargained the Interactive Contract three years ago. Although the joint committees both agreed that RESIDUALS were the number one… Continue

Added by SomeAudioGuy on August 31, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Noise Reduction plugin shoot out!

Hey all!
Finally got around to posting this. I had the chance to compare 6 different methods of noise removal: Sound Forge, iZotope, Audacity, Audition, Waves, and doin it by hand!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 13, 2008 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Five Questions for AFTRA National VP Holter Graham about the AFTRA - AMPTP Negotiations

I had a chance to trade some emails with Holter Graham (national AFTRA VP), and he had some very thoughtful answers to my questions regarding the current contract negotiations, AMPTP, and the SAG "Vote No" campaign.

Five Questions for AFTRA National VP Holter Graham about the AFTRA - AMPTP Negotiations

Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 5, 2008 at 8:10pm — No Comments

I know who the new voice of SAAB is...

... and I'm NOT TELLING YET!


I'll throw it up on SomeAudioGuy when I get the Green light!

Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 2, 2008 at 2:06pm — 3 Comments

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