Audio frequency in music & sound engineering

By |2020-08-16T13:37:22-05:00July 21st, 2014|Sound engineering|

By Ray Dryden, Audio Engineer I would like to explore how notes on a musical scale relate to frequencies in the human hearing range. Although the science of audio frequency in music and sound engineering can get highly technical, we're writing this article with the layperson in mind. Having had some experience as a sound engineer, I am constantly thinking [...]

Large vs. small recording studios

By |2014-04-10T08:00:46-05:00April 10th, 2014|Recording studio|

Considerations re: large vs. small recording studios The location of Tresbear Music's recording studio in Dickson, Tennessee puts us close to Nashville -- Music City, USA -- home to major recording studios which have produced much of the music we've been listening to since childhood. Are are these grand recording studios necessary for the production of high-quality music these days? [...]

Buying studio monitors for our recording studio

By |2020-08-12T14:47:32-05:00February 21st, 2014|Studio monitors|

Yesterday, Ray (our audio engineer) and I went shopping for studio monitors. First, we went to a professional recording studio and listened to $5,000-per-speaker Genelec professional studio monitors. He wanted provide a level that we're aspiring to reach. Next we went to Guitar Center in Nashville. We took three CDs with us to help narrow the field: one balanced, one [...]

Upgrading the studio monitors

By |2020-08-12T14:49:24-05:00February 19th, 2014|Studio monitors|

The studio monitor is the next item we're addressing in the continuing process of upgrading the Tresbear Music recording studio. For those new to the recording studio, the purpose of the studio monitors is to provide the most accurate representation of audio that has been mixed. When buying home speakers, you want speakers that make your music sound the best. [...]

Recording studio upgrades, new audio engineer

By |2020-08-12T14:54:07-05:00February 7th, 2014|Recording studio|

Tresbear Music is finishing work on the recording studio. One of the most important upgrades involves installing panels of audio insulation in the session room. We are also in the process of upgrading our microphone selection. We're moving to a more professional technical foundation and, at the same time, maintaining a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. We hired Ray Dryden, a talented, [...]

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