Technology

Mp3, Like ISDN, Far From Gone

The German foundation that owns the rights to the mp3 audio file format announced it’s ending licensing. Does that mean this ubiquitous format is dead?

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Tools, Toys, & Time

A video admonition to not overload yourself with the myriad of tools and digital toys available right now. Tips on how to find the right ones and make them work for you.

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PhotoShop for Voice

Has PhotoShop been good for photography?  Don’t answer that.  Either way, does it follow that an analogous device or program would be good for voice-acting? That’s the basic question, I guess.  The only reason I can think of as to why someone would want to... read more

SSD = Soul Saving Device

Forget all you thought you knew about time-saving techniques.  Scheduling, to-do lists, goal setting, business plans, better keyboards…WHATEVER!  None of it compares to an SSD. Solid State Drive or Solid State Disc replaces the hard drive on your computer.  For... read more

.mp3 Demystified

Most of your voice-acting pros will know about this, but it’s never too late to learn something new, or even brush-up on something “old”. We all use .mp3, but do we really know how this marvel of audio compression works,  It’s mostly credited... read more

The DAW: Triumph of Eye Over Ear?

PBS recently re-aired a special on the White House.  The staff, the history, the Oval Office, and more.  All manner of people who’ve had ANYTHING to do with the residence were interviewed.   You should try to see it.  No other one physical entity speaks of the... read more

Learning the Tools

Guilty.  ‘So guilty of my failure to take the time to read the manual, go to the FAQ, utilize the help files. I’m arrogant enough to expect every device, all software, and most online platforms to be so intuitive that I really don’t have to... read more

Giroptic iO 360°

For two years or more, I’ve been beating the drum about the use of pictures; still pictures, moving pictures, pictures on social media, and pictures in your marketing. It’s easy for us in the business of audio to overlook the important of video…but... read more

Newest Portable Audio Recorder from $ony

They just keep on coming down the pike, and I am intrigued by all of ’em.  How much can they pack into a hand-held digital recorder? Tascam and Zoom seem to dominate this field, but others players like Olympus and Roland have some entries. Now, Sony is back with... read more

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.... read more

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