Friday, January 23, 2009

Technical Jargon

The very basic thing that most people don't understand is that getting music from Point A to Point B is more than just plugging a mic or CD player into a speaker. Having done that, all you've accomplished is coupling a signal source to the air.

This is where shit starts to get hectic. Just putting the sound out there isn't the half of it. The pleasurable experience begins when the source is properly coupled to the room. Once it's out there it's acting on the reverberant space and interacting with the standing waves inherent in that volume.

The true art is taking place when someone who understands those interactions, either intellectually or instinctively, puts them to advantageous use. This message has been brought to you by your friendly neighborhood sound guy, presenting what you present for over fifteen years.

I have no idea why I felt the need to write that but I feel better now... haven't had a gig in weeks.

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