Welcome to my Studio Recording Techniques Webpage.
Last updated Jun 2022.
Link to Main Page (has material applicable to both Audio Production classes)

My email is pankratz@calcentral.com  
Watch for homework, quiz etc. announcements here.


Some of what's on this page:
The textbook
Homeworks, Handouts, etc.

Books Online:
Modern Recording Techniques: Author: Huber & Runstein , ISBN: 9780240810690; Edition/Copyright: 7th 2009; Publisher: Focal Press, Inc.; Cover: Paperback
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Handouts, homeworks, etc: in appx chronological order. (REF: not required, for further study)
 REF Decibel cross-reference re distances, power, etc.
 REF Inverse-Square Law for Sound
 REF Watts, db's etc.
 REF Inverse-square decibel worksheet
 REF A good description of hearing and the decibel scale
 REF Distortion 101
 REF Haas Effect (aka Precedence Effect) at Wikipedia
 REF Bass? Midrange? Treble?
  Decibel Exposure Time Guide
  Line level: balanced vs unbalanced: +4 dBu vs -10 dBV or -20bBV; 1.3V vs 0.3V
  Octaves, Harmonics, Wavelengths
  Fletcher-Munson Equal Loudness Curves on 'All Church Sound' site.
  Freq's, Staves, and Piano graph
  Connectors handout
  Webpage access, email, hearing protection-
  Homework on Chapter 1
  Homework on Chapter 2
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 REF Ribbon Microphones and Phantom Power: "Older: Harmed or even destroyed"
 REF Some good graphics and explanations of Mic types
 REF EV RE20 dynamic mic (also known as PL20 - little proximity effect due to Variable-D design)
 REF How do VU and dB meters differ?
  3Ds of Mic patterns
  Balanced vs unbalanced Audio
  Countryman Type 85 active direct box (DI) documentation
  Shure Beta 58A dynamic mic (vocals) webpage and user guide
  Homework on Chapter 4
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Videos of the 'over-under' cable wrapping technique: here
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 REF How do VU and dB meters differ?
 REF Patch Bays w half-normal, full-normal: info at Sweetwater.com
  Patch Bays w half-normal, full-normal: graphics with explanatory text here
  Homework on Chapter 13
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 REF Q: Quality factor. The selectivity factor: the ratio of the center frequency f divided by the bandwidth BW (upper freq - lower freq at 3db down from peak value).
 REF Q vs Bandwidth Calculator
 REF Notes on Pink and White Noise
 REF Ringing out monitors (getting rid of feedback)
  Moulton Labs: Good explanation of phase cancellation/comb filtering
  EQ Article w Vocal and Instrument Freqs
  Homework on Chapter 14
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 REF Decimal/Binary/Hex Calculator
Dithering: Good article by Nigel Redmon, and on Wikipedia
  Homework on Chapters 6 & 7
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 REF Amplifier Classes (general info - lots o' tech)
 REF Amplifier damping factor explanation Marantz and Wikipedia
 REF Definition for Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) at Sweetwater
 REF Speaker wire on Wikipedia
  Hafler Pro6000 amp
  AWG Wire Resistance
  Amplifier output hookups (stereo, bridged)
  Homework on Chapter 12 and Hafler amp
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 REF Intermodulation (distortion): Why tubes and tape sound "better"
 REF Definitions for Intermodulation Distortion (IMD): on Wikipedia   Speaker Combination Impedances
  Series vs parallel
  Crossover basics
  Homework on Chapter 16
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  Analog Tape Path
  Homework on Chapters 5 & 15
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  Homework on Chapter 20
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 REF Rane Sound System Interconnection Note 110 (re ground loops, etc.)
 REF Acoustic Treatment and Design for Recording Studios and Listening Rooms
  Recording Studio Room Acoustics and Helmholtz Resonators
  Ground loops (hum, noise)
  Furman PL-PLUS-DMC Power Conditioner
  Homework on Chapter 3
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