Dynamics Explained: Instrument Context

The application of dynamics may well be the most misunderstood and therefore neglected aspect of a performance, especially here in the Maldives. This article was inspired by a comment from Faya. Hence, this is the first part of a series of tutorials, in my attempt to explain dynamics in the contexts of: Instrument Context (individual […]

Audacity – Audio Editing Software (FOSS)

Audacity is an audio editing software that is free, open-source and runs on Mac OS, Linux & Windows operating systems.  It is a great tool for audio enthusiasts, who wish to get into the basics of audio editing and processing, without spending a dime. It offers Equalization, compression, fades, tempos, and other basic tools to […]

Q: Should I Record in Stereo or Mono?

Lately, this has been a recurring question that I get asked.  So, I thought I’ll blog it to clear up the misconception for audio enthusiasts. In this case, Stereo and Mono refer to Stereo or Mono Tracks.  Recording a Mono source onto a Stereo Track does not automatically make it “stereo”, nor does it serve […]

Maldives Academic & Holidays Calendar (2010)

I’ve updated the Maldives Academic and Holidays Calendar (as a dynamic Google Calendar) for the year 2010.  For those who have been using them from 2009, you need not do anything further – it’s a continuation.  For those who wish to subscribe anew, click the appropriate link below to subscribe. Use at your own risk […]

Sound Reinforcement for V14 Summit

The V14 Summit as it was know, was held from 8th through 9th of November 2009 in Bandos Island Resort.  The show included cultural acts including school girls and boys, accompanied by a traditional drummers and accompanying artists. The V14 or the V11 was a pre-summit arranged for a carbon neutrality pledge, in preparation for the […]

Sound Reinforcement for Oman Air Launching Ceremony

Oman Air’s launch party was held on the 28th of October 2009 in Olhuveli.  I would gladly rate this event, as the Event of the Year, in terms of performance. The event featured a repertoire of superb artistes, who were very fitting for the occasion.  It was very refreshing to see performances of very professional […]

Sound Reinforcement for Nu Virgos (Via Gra)

Nu Virgos (outside Russia) also known as Via Gra, performed in Bandos on 15th October 2009, at a private function of a visiting VIP.  In Ukranian, VIA stands for Vocal Instrument Ensemble (in Ukranian) and GRA means “game”. The trio performed live to a playback.  The band was accompanied by its producer and sound engineer.