Choosing the Right DAW

To me, recording and editing with ProTools is like using an F-16 to cross the road.  Oh, you’ll get there, but it’ll cost you in money and time to learn all the gee-gaws. To others, using Adobe Audition harkens back to radio, and ALL the voice-0verists I...

Adobe Apologist

Several days ago, I posted about the special pricing Adobe was offering for its Creative Cloud Suite.  $39/mo, instead of $49 for the entire collection of 20 programs. I wavered, I fussed, I said no/yes/no/yes/no/yes/no, and then finally “yes”.  Aside from...

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Worth It?

Adobe Audition is one of the more popular DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation) on the market for rank ‘n’ file voice-actors.  ProTools is like getting in an F-16 to cross the street for most voice-actors who are not also audio engineers (my unsolicited...
How Latent Are You?

How Latent Are You?

The fancy new audio chain I bought isn’t exactly working like I thought it should.  Oh, it makes an incredible recording, but the unit itself dangerously overheats, and playback is fraught with pops and crackles (Rice Krispies!) that are not in the waveform....
The Computer IS the Game

The Computer IS the Game

…which is why I don’t play games on computers.  No… really! I have so much fun getting computers, tablets, and smartphones to do what I want them to do, that I have to treat it as a game (just to stay sane).  I’m not talking about...
The Mega Audio Recorder/Editor Reference List

The Mega Audio Recorder/Editor Reference List

The acronym is DAW.  Digital Audio Workstation.  When I was a newbie, I had to ask, because everybody was using that term.  “DAW”.  Honestly, I think it was a rite of passage, so people could tell if you were a newbie or not…because I don’t...