Fingers Off the Pan Knob

Fingers off the Pan Knob The standard panning knob (or balance on a stereo signal) works in a way that it simply changes the levels of the right and left channel according to where you set it. Therefore, on stereo signals it only seems to change the direction of the...

Film Scores and Dolby Atmos

Film Scores and Dolby Atmos Recent years have shown the rise of so called “immersive audio formats” such as Dolby Atmos, Auro3D and DTS:X. While all formats have different technical specifications and concepts, all have the advancement of providing...

Basic Orchestral Microphone Setup

Basic Orchestral Microphone Setup In orchestral recordings, the main microphone is the so called Decca Tree, which is positionated a few meters over the conductor pointing towards the orchestra. The signal from these microphones is also the one that is used as...

Noises on recordings

Noises on Recordings Noises on a recording can be very annoying and are easily overheard on a session (as you focus more on the music obviously). Usually the sound engineer is supposed to spot noises but they can slip by quite easily and what you could barely hear on...