The third installment in this mystery series still has me shaking my head. The sound check began just as it always had but a few days later, I would be armed with a vacuum cleaner. The sound check started like every other sound check. A few minutes into it, a microphone channel went out. More ... Read More
Solving Audio Mysteries: 4 – Causing Your Own Problems
This last mystery wonderfully represents the trap in which all of us can fall. This time, the story comes from Brian Gowing who used his SUPER-HUMAN POWER OF OBSERVATION to discover the solution to the mysterious problem. Let's go to Brian to explain what happened... Details of the case "I’m ... Read More
Solving Audio Mysteries: 1 – The Perplexing VHS Video
Today begins a series on solving audio production mysteries. There are two ways of seeing an audio mystery; as an unsolvable problem or as challenge. The challenge area, that's where you live whether you like it or not. You work in the realm of wireless microphones, high-end electronics, and ... Read More
Solving Audio Mysteries: 2 – Who Killed the Drums?
It's time for the second audio mystery. It involves a drum set, two audio techs, and a lot of head scratching. It started on a Wednesday night... The drums sounded dead. I'm talking "He's dead, Jim" dead. Steve and I were at front-of-house trying to dial in a good drum mix. There wasn't ... Read More