The Discipline of Obstacles

Ciletti, Eddie
August 2008
Mix;Aug2008, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p74
The article focuses on several obstacles in sound engineering, including imposing a limit on outboard gear or plug-ins, turning the limitations of vinyl into a basic ear-training session and being creative by using simple tools to do big things. According to the article, sibilance level is a nearly constant compared to the dynamic range of the voice itself.


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