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MYOA in studio with Producer Cobhams Asuquo

MYOA in studio with Producer Cobhams Asuquo

MYOA dropped by Tierra Studios recently with internationally known producer Cobhams Asuquo and female recording artist MYOA. MYOA is working on the release of her debut album. Cobhams chose Tierra Studios for her session because of our beautiful piano and vintage mic selection. ...
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A Day with The Lovely and Talented Sharon Montgomery

A Day with The Lovely and Talented Sharon Montgomery

 We were recently contacted by local composer John Yow and he wanted to record a couple of original pieces for Sharon Montgomery. I love these types of sessions. You never know what you are in for so the challenge and joy is in the adventure and unknown. I think it is important to be a studio w ...
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Repairing Relationships

Repairing Relationships

 So from time to time, your studio gear sends you a message. The message that our Lexicon 960L sent to me was a message of frustration and a feeling of neglect. We all know that personal relationships take love and care to maintain them, a relationship with your favorite reverb is certainly no ...
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Equipment Removal

Equipment Removal

We were recently asked to give a local school some assistance removing some equipment from their studio during some internal construction work. It is very tricky to remove equipment, especially equipment that is beautifully installed. The first thing you want to do is take photos and make some detai ...
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Y is for Yum

Y is for Yum

If you’re going to be working at a studio, chances are you’re going to be there for a while. Make sure to bring some snacks. You’re going to end up losing track of time once you start to dig deep in a project, so it’s a good idea to have something to eat handy. Just make sure you’re not ea ...
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X is for XY

X is for XY

XY is a type of stereo microphone technique in which 2 identical cardioid microphones that are coincident are placed at a 90° angle to one another. Generally, they mics are placed very close to one another, with the capsules almost touching, on one top of the other. This technique doesn’t give us ...
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W is for Wavelength

W is for Wavelength

A technical definition would be the distance between one peak to the next peak of a repeating sound wave. Or you could say that it is the actual physical length of a sound wave. Chances are, if you’re in audio, you know all about wavelength. You know that looking a wave can tell you a lot about wh ...
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V is for Vocoder

V is for Vocoder

Vocoder is short for Voice Operated Encoder, is an analysis/synthesis system, used to reproduce human speech. What it does, is that it uses a control signal and it passes through a number of filters that process the input signals. Originally, it was developed to decrease the cost of long-distance ca ...
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U is for Unbalanced

U is for Unbalanced

 So, chances are most of you know what an instrument cable is. You’ve had to plug in a guitar or a bass, maybe a keyboard. Whether you were in a studio or in a live setting, you probably had to plug those cables into a DI box and run XLR cables out of that. The question is, why? Instrument ca ...
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T is for Timbre

T is for Timbre

 Timbre (it’s pronounced like tam-ber), which is also known as the tone color, or tone quality,  the quality of a musical note or sound or tone that distinguishes different types of sound production, such as voices and musical instruments, string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion ...
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