Sine Language



A podcast about all things audio


  • Episode 180 – Shelf EQ, you’re doing it wrong

    14/07/2019 Duración: 51min

    This episode, Doc and I chat about shelf EQ, and how to use it (pun intended) the wrongest! 🙂 We also discuss cleaning up intros and outros, and the use of high- and low-pass filters. We also chat about audio over ethernet, during which Doc mentioned BSS Audio. Plus Doc has shared his ProTools mix … Continue reading "Episode 180 – Shelf EQ, you’re doing it wrong"

  • Episode 179 – Analogue vs digital

    25/04/2019 Duración: 35min

    In this episode, Doc and I discuss analogue vs digital workflows.

  • Episode 178 – The William LaForge inquisition- volume 2

    20/01/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    After our Christmas/New Year break, Doc and I catch up to talk about the (hopefully, only temporary) death of my API 5500 4 band parametric EQ. Since recording this episode, I have tested the right channel and found the same issue, so it’s not just one channel that’s playing up. Doc mentioned the Furman power … Continue reading "Episode 178 – The William LaForge inquisition- volume 2"

  • Episode 177 – Guest: John Brandt (NSFW)

    09/12/2018 Duración: 38min

    This week, I caught up with John Brandt, an acoustician now living in Indonesia. John contracts out his services for studio and acoustic design via his website, John H Brandt Acoustic Designs. From his site, you can access his Resources page, which is full of useful info, articles and tools.

  • Episode 176 – The William LaForge Inquisition: Volume 1

    04/11/2018 Duración: 43min

    We’re back with some more audio-related chit chat!We have finally got around to William LaForge’s questions from about… oh, I dunno… a thousand years ago. Apologies for the delay!We talk about harmonic distortion (tube/transformer), and about how microphones work.But I now realise we didn’t really discuss how to use them. Too easy to assume that … Continue reading "Episode 176 – The William LaForge Inquisition: Volume 1"

  • Episode 175 – Large wind ensembles

    16/09/2018 Duración: 40min

    This episode, Doc and I catch up on all that has transpired over the last 3 months.One of the things Doc has been doing has been recording and mixing large wind ensembles, like Symphonic Winds of the Pacific. We talk about the approaches to both miking and mixing these types of performances.

  • Episode 174 – A long time between drinks

    01/07/2018 Duración: 25min

    And we’re back! Again! Didn’t plan on that long a break, but sometimes, life happens. Doc has been mixing a couple of L.A. artists out of his home studio, while I have been plugging away with various paid work through my studio (radio production and podcasts for other people). The teaching gig I was meant … Continue reading "Episode 174 – A long time between drinks"

  • Episode 173 – A bit of everything

    15/04/2018 Duración: 46min

    This week, I am about to start teaching at a local community college on the Central Coast of New South Wales. And Doc has picked up a second college! One-upmanship at its finest! We answer Theo’s question about EQ smearing, which involves putting Doc on the spot talking resistors, inductors and so forth! I found … Continue reading "Episode 173 – A bit of everything"

  • Episode 172 – Compression part 2

    15/02/2018 Duración: 23min

    This week, part 2 of our discussion on compression. Greg Anderson sent us a link to this youtube video… the Falcon Heavy launch, as viewed from the top of the Vehicle Assembly Building by a bunch of photographers, all captured in glorious binaural! Grab your favourite set of cans, sit back and enjoy! In the … Continue reading "Episode 172 – Compression part 2"

  • Episode 171 – Compression part 1

    10/12/2017 Duración: 56min

    This week, the first of two (or maybe three?) episodes on dynamic compression. Also, I came across this article about the future of audio and the blockchain. Whilst I’m only just dipping my toes in the waters of cryptocurrencies, I believe blockchain technology IS going to revolutionise copyright ownership in the future. Watch this space. … Continue reading "Episode 171 – Compression part 1"

  • Episode 170 – The chicken scratch tour

    12/11/2017 Duración: 55min

    This week, we’re on the chicken scratch tour… a.k.a. we ramble on about just about every topic under the console! But first, a shout out for my man, Mick Rooney, who’s just released an update to AA Translator. If you’ve ever had the need to exchange multitrack session files with someone who uses a different … Continue reading "Episode 170 – The chicken scratch tour"

  • Episode 169 – Back from the dead

    29/10/2017 Duración: 57min

    This week, Bruce got retrenched, and Doc is giving his Rode NT1A a crack on the podcast (sounds good!). We discuss recording hand claps, signal flow in a console (3 paths), how you cope with clients who come to the studio with bad ideas, and we address some listener e-mail. On the subject of EQ, … Continue reading "Episode 169 – Back from the dead"

  • Episode 168 – We’re on life support

    15/10/2017 Duración: 28min

    The silence is deafening. Tell us what you’d like this podcast to focus on, because right now, we’re unsure as to why we’re not getting any feedback. We love talking about pro audio recording, mixing, mastering and what-not, but we want to know that there is an audience for it. Drop us an e-mail, hit … Continue reading "Episode 168 – We’re on life support"

  • Episode 167 – EQ

    11/06/2017 Duración: 56min

    This episode, we talk all about equalizers, filter shapes, and all that other tonal-adjustment type stuff. A couple of links I came up with (if you don’t mind some technical reading) are these: The Rane page on Operator Adjustable Equalizers, and this frequency bandwidth calculator. If you want to follow my European travels, I’m on … Continue reading "Episode 167 – EQ"

  • Episode 166 – Audio hardware specifications

    21/05/2017 Duración: 01h14min

    This episode, Doc dives into the hardware specs of some of his favourite pieces of gear. Sennheiser MD421 (product page | pdf specs) API 550B (product page | pdf specs) Bock 47 (product page | pdf specs) AKG C414 XLii (product page | pdf specs) AKG C414 XLS (product page | pdf specs) Neve 1073DPA … Continue reading "Episode 166 – Audio hardware specifications"

  • Episode 165 – Stereo miking techniques

    07/05/2017 Duración: 01h08min

    This episode, we’re going to dive into different stereo miking techniques, with samples for you to listen to, AND to download and play with! But first, some follow up from ep#164. WHY would you flip the polarity on the bottom mic of a snare? Which somehow led off to a short discussion about room acoustics … Continue reading "Episode 165 – Stereo miking techniques"

  • Episode 164 – Microphone technique

    16/04/2017 Duración: 54min

    Apologies on this one being a little late out of the gate. We had some minor technical issues which pushed recording back to Sunday morning! This week, a quick explanation of why we’re NOT doing the stereo miking techniques episode right now, plus Doc talks about AF (audio frequency) transformers in pre-amps versus the power … Continue reading "Episode 164 – Microphone technique"

  • Episode 163 – Microphone preamps

    26/03/2017 Duración: 52min

    This episode, Doc and I answer more of Dave King’s questions from ep #161. Then, it’s on to a discussion of Proximity Effect, the PiSound add-on for Raspberry Pi, and microphone preamps. Along the way, I found this concise preamp buying guide at Sweetwater, which is certainly worth a look when you’re next in the … Continue reading "Episode 163 – Microphone preamps"

  • Episode 162 – Microphones

    05/03/2017 Duración: 46min

    This episode, Doc and I go right back to square one to discuss microphones. The different transduction types: – dynamic – condensor – electret-condensor (used in cell phones etc) – ribbon – pzm (didn’t really get to go into these… another time!) Polar patterns – omnidirectional (completely closed on one side, relies on air PRESSURE) … Continue reading "Episode 162 – Microphones"

  • Episode 161 – Welcome aboard, Doc!

    19/02/2017 Duración: 55min

    This episode, we welcome Doc Goldstein on board as co-host! Doc and I chat about his background, and where we see this podcast going from here on out. We also got a great question from Dave King about PC noise in a recording environment. I also came across this handy infographic which explains the difference … Continue reading "Episode 161 – Welcome aboard, Doc!"

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