When you have a group of people in a meeting to brainstorm or resolve a contested issue, only talk could really heat things up, resulting in even further disagreements. Instead, try this! Continue reading “Mind Mapping: Projected”
Dynamics in the context of your instrument and in the context of your band, has quite a direct relationship to the sound of the band. This is where it all comes together in a chain of events: Good individual dynamics lead to good band dynamics; and good band dynamics lead to a good sound – the band’s sound. Continue reading “Dynamics Explained: in a Sound Context”
Is your Android phone not associating Caller Idenfication (CID) with your contacts, due to country code prefixes? Then this article is for you. Continue reading “Android Phones: Caller IDs, Contacts & Country Code Prefixes”
Continuing from my previous tutorial on dynamics, in the context of your instrument, this my attempt at explaining dynamics in a band’s context. This will help you sound good in a band setting as, you will not only understand where to fit in (and where not to), but also by how much. Continue reading “Dynamics (music) Explained: Band 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 dynamics)
- Band Context
- Sound Context
And finally, how the three contexts are inter-related. Continue reading “Dynamics Explained: Instrument Context”
More often that not, beginners are lead to rely a bit heavily on presets programmed-in by the manufacturer, and usually get stuck with a tone, that initially sounds great, only to be criticized by others later. What’s happening?
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 get you started. The GUI looks childish, however its performance is not. Audacity also supports addition plugins and libraries.
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 any useful purpose. It will merely add to the file size and unnecessary processor loads. This will be the same as duplicating a mono track. Making program material stereo is a part of the Mixing Process in which, a stereo image is created and balanced. It is easier and a better practice to create a stereo image using mono channels.
To the contrary, if the content is from multiple sources (such as a choir, audience or room reverberation), then recording them with two or more mic sources into respective channels, would be the norm.
This tutorial will help you get the maximum tonal depth and dynamics for your guitar or bass, just by identifying the optimal output volumes.
This article assumes that you are competent in your playing skills at a moderate level. If not, the following tutorial might not work for you. Read to get your tone right…
Here’s a fix that worked for me for an error that I got, while trying to sync an iPhone 3G to a macbook.
It was syncing 100% when out of the blue one day (on an important and a busy day) I get this error on iTunes saying:
iTunes cannot sync information with the «iPhone Name» because syncing has been disabled on this computer. Do you want to enable syncing?
When I tried to enable sync, the error message was
Syncing cannot be enabled on this computer