Friday, October 3, 2008

Acoustic Treatment and Interview Setup

So here's a few pictures of the studio to begin with, it's been treated with some Auralex sheeting. The room was exceptionally reverby so it's taken some of that out, not all of it, it's still a very live room, but with less long reflections. The top picture shows the treatment by the desk, it's not a great picture but hey, I'm no photographer. You can see a trio of bass traps in the corner of the room and flat absorbtion sheets on the walls and ceiling.
Underneath we can see the mic setup for an interview with "The Blizzards" an Irish group who unfortunately due to some bull never showed up for the interview, this was the first interview setup we'd done so it was a bit strange to do, enjoyable though. We don't have any mic stands espicially for table top placement so we used to very adjustable stands that are meant for bass drum micing.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The story so far

I'm a second year student in sound engineering. As part of the course I have to complete a learner's journal. This is basically a book of what we've done in class (and outside sometimes), in the field of sound engineering. I love the job of sound engineer and I love to look inside guitars and such but I've a lack of motivation in the field of writing a book about it so I'm going to do it here! Hopefully it'll make it more interesting for me and maybe someone will read it. I'm going to start from the top. The course is run in Athlone Institute of Technology, right in the centre of Ireland. It's a two year higher certificate course for the moment leading into an honours degree add-on afterwards. I've just started back into second year and it's going great. I've got a couple of pictures of the studio and posts relating to sound engineering up on my first blog already but future, and more frequent ones will be going up here. That's all from me for now, g'night.