Notes and Stuff

March 19, 2014

How to Avoid Clipping in ACID

In ACID (and most other digital audio programs) if the numbers above the meters turn red your mix is too loud. Clipping is occurring.

Follow these instructions to avoid clipping:

Figure 1 - Avoiding Clipping

Figure 2 - Avoiding Clipping

Figure 3 - Avoiding Clipping

Remember - although you might not hear the sound being distorted, the clipping indicators tell you it’s occurring. Pay attention to them!!

January 4, 2012

Tuesday Night Links

Filed under: MUS 1,Wintersession 2011 — jmeschi @ 2:13 pm

Here are links to several items mentioned and/or discussed in class Tuesday night. The last link was mentioned in class last week:

  1. Tom Petty’s Don’t Back Down - the song we heard when discussing phrase analysis.
  2. When going over the practice quiz and how many semitones are in the octave, I mentioned other tuning systems and tried to play an example on my IPad. Unfortunately the example didn’t really give you a good idea of what microtonal music sounds like. Here’s a good example with some further explanation of this type of music.
  3. When discussing “making music”, not just playing everything correctly, I mentioned an amazing young soprano. Her name is Jackie Evancho and here’s the video of her duet with Sarah Brightman I mentioned.
  4. This last link is to a video I mentioned last week when talking about vocal quality of rock singers and how effective some are, even if they might not have “great” voices.

December 30, 2011

Friday Night Links

Filed under: MUS 1,Wintersession 2011 — jmeschi @ 10:56 pm

Sheet Music for Clocks by Coldplay

As we discussed in class, in 1968 Jose Feliciano’s version of the Star-Spangled Banner caused quite a controversy. Here’s an audio version of the performance and more about the controversy.

More about Jose Feliciano

December 28, 2011

Links from Monday Night

Filed under: MUS 1,Wintersession 2011 — jmeschi @ 3:43 pm

Here are some follow-up links from Monday night’s class:

Lyrics: Every Breath You Take, You Haven’t Done Nothing

Video: Every Breath You Take

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