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Old September 15th, 2003, 05:30 PM
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Default SOUND ENGINEERING FOR DUMMIES !

Guys,
Where can I go to get some education? I need to know stuff like "What is mic phatom power and why or when would I use it."
Where can I get info that deals with the engineering side of sound. I need to know stuff like "Where is the noise level at in a signal? and do I want to raise it 20db or 40db." "What is the difference in balanced and unbalanced and what does it mean?"

I know you guys know a site for beginners that can school me on this kind of stuff.
I've got alot of equipment, mixing boards, direct box, mics, D1200, processors all of which I use, just that I dont know if I'm using them right or could do better.

Lift my spirits today, tell me there is a "Engineering sound for Dummies" site.
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Old September 16th, 2003, 02:38 AM
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A good "Engineering for All" is
http://www.homerecording.com/bbs
It has tons of info on almost anything...

Another one :
http://www.studiocovers.com

Dime...
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Old September 17th, 2003, 12:56 PM
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Actually there is a book call "Homerecording for Dummies" available. I bought it at Borders and I got to tell you, it was well worth the money. It will give you very simple explainations for just about everything and get you going very quickly.

Check it out.

Stephen
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Old September 17th, 2003, 06:07 PM
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I will Freak! Thanks!


Why do I come here ? Because it gets me closer to MY dream, YOUR dream. To make my own music, to CREate it! MOOOUUUAAAAHHHHHH AHHH AHHHHHHHH !
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Old September 17th, 2003, 06:11 PM
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Freak,
There are about 8 different books for this. You dont happen to remember what it looked like or who the author was do you ?

Anyone who knows where I can get more info, feel free to post.

Why do I come here ? Because it gets me closer to MY dream, YOUR dream. To make my own music, to CREate it! MOOOUUUAAAAHHHHHH AHHH AHHHHHHHH !
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Old September 17th, 2003, 07:30 PM
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44,

Well...it just looked like all the other "for dummies" books...you know, yellow with black letters on it.

Let me know if that helps...if not, I'll find mine and try to find some more specifics.

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Old September 19th, 2003, 11:05 AM
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Found it Freak, WOW, expensive book.

I'm headed to Books-A-Million to check it out at lunch time.

Preciate the help.


MORE< MORE< MORE = I need MORE !
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Old September 19th, 2003, 11:09 AM
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I think I paid around $20 for my copy...give or take a couple of bucks...I've had it for almost a year so I don't remember the exact cost of it.
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 05:43 PM
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Well, I'm done with this but wanted to let you know how things are going.

After scouring the internet for info on audio/sound engineering and finding NOTHING free that was worth reading. I decided to head to the Books a million and pick up the 'Sound Engineering for Dummies" book.
Well, on my way there, I passed "Sound Solutions" a local music equipment store that sells, installs, blah, blah, blah.

I walked in, told the guy I just wanted to be educated could he share some knowledge with me. Man, that was the best thing I've done in a while. (Concerning the Mixing board) Not only did he tell me, he had all the equipment there to show me too. He didnt just show me what to do but what NOT to do as well and let me hear it in action. It made all the difference in the world. Am I a master now, shoot no but I am smarter. ME LIKES BEING SMARTER!
I went home, applied what he gave to a song I just started and OH, what a difference. I was completely in the dark.

I'm still going to get the book, but getting hands on sure cant be beat!
Later.
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 06:02 PM
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Phoneguy,
That's so cool!! You just jumped 20 steps ahead in the game.
There's nothing like "Hands On" training and/or instruction.
Cool story, that's encouraging for other "New Korgers", and you'll be able to share the wisdom you've learned, after you've applied it to your stuff, and seen and heard the results.
Tommy
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