Tag : Audio Engineering

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Miking Acoustic Guitars

As I’ve watched some young engineers record acoustic guitars (or any acoustic instrument such as a mandolin, ukulele, etc), I’ve discovered that very little thought seems to go into this process. So I’ll briefly share some techniques that I personally use which will undoubtedly yield you some great results! These aren’t new or groundbreaking techniques by any means, but I’ve noticed that a shockingly large number of engineers do not get good captures when it comes to these instruments. So here we go; let’s start with two quality small diaphragm condenser microphones. And no, they do NOT need to be Read more
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Tha Kracken! coming to MediaTech Institute Dallas- Friday, June 27th at 2:00 PM

Please join us in welcoming Tha Kracken to MediaTech Institute Dallas! He will be guest speaking on Friday, June 27th at 2:00 PM! Please find his bio below: When you look up the definition to the word “Chameleon” you very well may see the name “Tha Kracken!” The hard work that Tha Kracken put into his Chameleon styled production has paid off as he has found himself working with nationally known artists as Mya, Jermaine Dupree, Jagged Edge, Cherish, Lloyd, Young Joc, Bow Wow and Omarion, KeKe Palmer, Pleasure P., and Lecrae. The multi-talented producer considers himself an music producer Read more
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PureMix.Net Mixing Contest

Any of you who have ventured around on the internet have ran into various friendly sites that are friends to engineers, musicians, and producers around the world. A couple that quickly come to mind are Sweetwater and PureMix. PureMix, along with sponsorship from Sweetwater and Dangerous Music, has launched their GearFest Mixing Contest. Now PureMix definitely pats itself on the back as they call it,”The biggest mixing contest of all times,” which could be a bit of an embellishment, but nevertheless, the contest is a sure shot to give some nice gear to 16 engineers who come out on top, Read more
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MediaTech Houston Graduate Spotlight – Johnnie Moutra

Johnnie Moutra just recently graduated from MediaTech Houston, and has been working with local artist Marium Echo on her album, Letters & Numbers, as a producer. I recently sat down with Johnny to speak with him about the album and his time at MediaTech. Roy: First off, what made you want to go into audio engineering? Johnnie: It started off just as poetry, which then developed into songwriting. After some urging from a friend, I came across MediaTech as I looked up different schools and decided to check it out. Upon coming in, I instantly knew that this was for Read more
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Austin’s own, Broken Records, Snags a MediaTech Graduate for Engineer Work

MediaTech Austin’s Admissions Rep, Roland Roberts, got the inside scoop on a new ad agency in town, Broken Records, from MediaTech graduate AND employee, . Shooting the breeze over lunch at Torchy’s Tacos, Justin chatted with Roland about his role at Broken Records and what they bring to the Music and Arts scene in Austin. –Roland Roberts: What is Broken Records? –Justin Schubert: We are an ad agency with our own “in-house” Post Production Studio. We also have our own green room and live sound stage/small venue. –RR: What do you do for them? –JS: I am their Lead Audio Read more
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Student Recordings and Videos reaches over 16,000 combined views

DJ Frank-Dux, DJ, Producer, and Videographer, and T(dot)Ace, Drummer and Videographer, didn’t just stumble upon Audio Student Tanner Polk; they were destined to meet and record some pretty sick beats. Having met DJ Frank-Dux in Amarillo, Texas through a mutual friend and quickly bonding over a shared passion in music, Tanner knew he’d made a new friend. After only a few weeks as a student at MediaTech Institute and an understanding of studio functions, Tanner dialed up his old friend to record. What Tanner thought would only be a one time opportunity, soon turned into weekly recording sessions and networking Read more
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“So my child wants to be in the music biz”

When parents hear that their children want to break into the music industry, whether as a musician or on the business side of things, reactions can be decidedly mixed. Some parents go all out trying to help their children reach the stars, while others take the “dream on, kid” approach and others still are semi-supportive but unsure of what it all means. Which group has the right idea? Maybe all of them. After all, it’s natural for parents to worry about their child’s ability to make a living in a very competitive industry – a dose of realism is always Read more
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How to Begin a Career in the Music Industry: Advice to the graduating class of 2012

So the big day is fast approaching. You are leaving the ivory tower of college in a few weeks and are about to enter the work force. Most likely the only thought on your mind is how to get a job. The ideal is to have a job locked up and waiting for you before you graduate, so you can enjoy your last month at college. This is what all your friends in other majors are doing. The computer scientists are getting flown across the country and eating lobster. The engineers are meeting with on campus recruiters. The management and Read more
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MediaTech Institute Open House | May 17, 2012 | 7-9 pm

TOUR THE STUDIOS OF MEDIATECH INSTITUTE! You’re invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the Music & Film Industry. From the technical and creative know-how to hands-on training by industry professionals, our renowned multi-studio RECORDING ARTS & DIGITAL FILM programs teach you all the skills you need to succeed in the Entertainment Industry. CALL 866-498-1122 TO RSVP TODAY!! Read more
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Top 10 Pro Tools 10 Questions Answered

Mix recently produced a Pro Tools 10 Webcast that is now available for viewing on-demand. Alongside the presentation, texted questions were being answered live by the presenters and Avid product specialists. Here are the top 10 questions from the the text portion of the program. Q: What are the new DSPs in the new cards ? Why can’t they work with Accel Cards ? A: The HDX cards have TI chips, that are ^x more powerful than the old Sharc chips (each). Completely different architecture Q: Can a project created on 8.0.3cs3 for Windows be moved to a Pro Tools Read more