Recording

Why I Hate The Shure SM7b!!!

Why I Hate The Shure SM7b!!!

If you know me, from any of my comments on forums and groups, you know that I’m no fan of the Shure SM7b. In fact, this is a mic that I have grown to loathe. Hate even.

Now I should say, that I do hesitate to knock any company’s product. Especially one that is fairly priced for people who can’t afford the mics that I typically use. But I also think I wouldn’t be doing my job, in the audio community, if I didn’t share my opinion of this mic.

The Day I Preferred The AKG 414 to the Neumann U47!!

The Day I Preferred The AKG 414 to the Neumann U47!!

Early in my career, I worked at at least a half dozen studios with a very modest microphone collection. During that time, I fell in love with the AKG 414 as a vocal mic. It was the best that most of those studios had at the time. And it was certainly better than the 57s I was using at home.

Don’t Assume People Can’t Hear The Difference!!!

Don’t Assume People Can’t Hear The Difference!!!

One of the more common arguments I see on audio forums and in audio groups is this idea that “the audience can’t hear the difference”. Or that they’re listening to an mp3 on earbuds and that everything you’re doing won’t ever be appreciated or matter anyway.

How You Do ANYTHING Is How You Do EVERYTHING!!!

How You Do ANYTHING Is How You Do EVERYTHING!!!

There is a tendency when you start out in this business, or any business, to think a few steps ahead. To think about where you're going or where you'd like to end up. But in that process, you might forget about where you are. Or at least, not want to think about it.

Where Are All The Women????

Where Are All The Women????

OK. I’m going to do my best here to avoid being sexist. Yes. I do feel that women are better producers than men. There. I said it. But why am I saying this? This is the part that people get angry about but “in general” women and men are very different. It is my belief that men “in general” are better at doing technical tasks. Or at least we prefer to do them. Which is why “most” recording engineers are men.