Audio Bit Depth: Part 1

Audio Bit Depth. That old chestnut! It took me a while to really wrap my head around what it actually is. For a long time I seemed to grasp the almost cliché explanations like “It’s the dynamic range of audio”, or “one bit equals 6dB”, or the vague term “resolution”. While they aren’t entirely incorrect statements,…

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Sony DPS-V77 Impulse Responses

For many people the Sony DPS-V77 will be as close as they will get to the famed Sony DRE-2000. We had a DPS-V77 here at Little Devil Studios for a few weeks and took the opportunity to create an impulse response set for about 50 of the programs it contains. While we are incredibly happy…

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Lexicon 224XL Impulse Response Library

During a day of downtime we spent a few hours recording a Lexicon 224XL Impulse Response Library with our hardware 224XL. They are handy to have around! We listened to the 224XL side by side the respective convolution reverb plugin and created some presets using a drum mix. Some a really, really close in sound….

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Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb

What do you get when your cross renowned physicist and engineer Dr. David Griesinger with the development of professional audio equipment? The Lexicon 224 digital reverb system of course! While it followed the release of the very first widely available EMT 250 digital reverb, the 224’s début in 1978 really redefined the synthesis of reverberation…

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Silent Computer for Audio Recording

Ambient noise can be a huge issue when trying to record and mix. It can wreck great takes and mask tricky mix decisions. Having a separate isolated place to put your computer like a dedicated machine room or iso-cabinet will solve the problem, but for many it isn’t an option. The whizzing of fans, and buzzing…

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Free Impulse Responses

UPDATE: I know the title does say FREE, but some of the websites that are linked below have added a modest charge for some of their impulse responses since this article was published. They will remain listed because the quality of the impulses is so astounding that it is impressive they were even offered free to…

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Avid Artist Setup

I really love the Avid Artist series. It makes working within protools an absolute joy with quick and easy access to transport controls, automation functions, effects parameters and hands on mixing with automated faders and pan knobs. To qualify that statement I will say that Eucon, the ethernet based control protocol that the Avid Artist…

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