JuStaJonesin’ Productions

JAY S. JONES

JSJAUDIO.COM

Things

Sound Engineers

need to know to make their life easier

1.

Sound travels at about 1 millisecond per foot


2.
Don’t put a condenser mic anywhere you

wouldn’t put your ear


3.

Half the square footage of a room is a good quantity

to start with when putting up absorptive materials

in a studio environment


4.

A little dip at 250hz on the main bus will help

clean up the mix in a profound way


5.

Kick drums like a dip at 400hz,

snare drums like a boost at 100hz



6.

(Sample rate/2)=Frequency response

48k/2=24KHZ

44.1k/2=22.5KHZ


7.

For each minute of finished product on your CD,

budget at least one hour of production time

(45 minutes of music = 45 hours of studio time)


8.

Think of music production as

3 phases of woodworking:

Tracking = cutting out the pieces of wood

Mixing = assembling those pieces into a chair

Mastering = final sanding, staining & varnishing


9.

Pins to the truck: the pins in a mic/mic cable

point the direction the signal is traveling


10.

I’s not the Gear, it’s what’s between the Ears


11.

Better to have it and not need it,

Than need it and not have it


12.

Always buy microphones and preamps

in pairs when possible. Why? See rule #11