My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn

My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
Doug Fearn draws on his 50+ years as a recording engineer, record producer, studio owner, and pro audio equipment designer to explain the art and science of recording for the audiophile, music lover, and people in the music recording industry.

The VT-5 Equalizer: Design and Use
Sep 27 • 43 min
VT-5 Eq
Joe Tarsia, founder of Sigma Sound Studios
Sep 13 • 61 min
Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia was responsible for a huge number of hit records, starting in the 1960s and continuing into the 21st century. Eventually Sigma had two studios in Philadelphia and three in New York.Joe Tarsia founded Sigma in 1968 but…
25 Improving Your Audio For the World of Virtual Communications
Sep 4 • 17 min
Improving Audio in the Virtual Realm
What Flying Taught Me About Recording
Aug 28 • 49 min
Flying and Recording
Jason Miles, Producer, Synthesizer programmer, and Keyboard player
Aug 21 • 56 min
Jason Miles, Producer
Microphone Preamplifiers: how I designed the D.W. Fearn preamps and how you can get the most out of them
Aug 14 • 54 min
Microphone Preamplifiers
Mix Engineer Mike Miller
Aug 2 • 60 min
Mike Miller, mix engineer
Vacuum Tubes: Why They Sound Better for Audio
Jul 26 • 35 min
Vaccum Tubes in Audio Recording
Tad Rollow, Research Engineer
Jul 16 • 59 min
Tad Rollow, Research Engineer
My Conversation with Dom Morley
Jul 9 • 46 min
Dom Morley, Engineer/Producer
What Radio Broadcasting Taught Me About Recording
Jul 2 • 41 min
Radio Broadcasting and Recording
Dale Becker, Mastering Engineer
Jun 18 • 59 min
Mastering Engineer Dale Becker
Jun 11 • 32 min
Microphones in the recording studio
My Conversation with Producer/Engineer/Mixer Chris Tabron
Jun 4 • 59 min
Chrs Tabon Interview
Recording In Improvised Spaces
May 28 • 33 min
How to adapt your space for recording
My Conversation with Mix Engineer Jon Castelli
May 21 • 63 min
Conversation with Jon Castelli
What Morse Code Taught Me About Music Recording
May 14 • 28 min
This topic may seem like a stretch in a podcast about music recording, but using Morse code on Amateur Radio taught me quite a bit about hearing acuity. And my experience building devices for my hobby taught me a lot about electronics, circuit design,…
A Conversation with Wes Dooley - Part 2
May 7 • 29 min
In this second part of my conversation with Wes Dooley of Audio Engineering Associates, I ask Wes about why ribbon microphones sound different from condenser (or dynamic) microphones. Wes also explains more about his recording background and how that…
A Conversation with Jim Hamilton of Rittenhouse Soundworks
Apr 30 • 46 min
Jim Hamilton is an interesting guy. His career includes drums and percussion, often with well-known artists.But also Jim is a tap dancer who performs around the world. And he owns Rittenhouse Soundworks, an amazing recording studio in Philadelphia. He…
Using Magnetic Tape in the Studio
Apr 23 • 29 min
Tape Recording in the Studio: A practical GuideThis is the final of the three parts in this series on recording to magnetic tape. I explain some of the differences in workflow between recording to digital and recording to tape. This is more “hands-on”…
Introduction to Recording to Tape
Apr 23 • 22 min
Introduction to Recording to TapeI spent about half of my career recording to magnetic tape, and although everything I record now is done digitally, I understand the allure of sound of tape, and the fascination with the machines that record it.This is…
Tape Machine Alignment & Maintenance
Apr 23 • 20 min
Tape Machine Alignment & MaintenanceIn this second of three parts on recording to magnetic tape, we look at why proper machine setup is critically important for good, consistent results. This episode is rather arcane because we are talking about an…
My Conversation with Wes Dooley of Audio Engineering Associates
Apr 16 • 32 min
I’ve had the privilege of knowing some amazing people in the world of pro audio, and one of them is Wes Dooley. I’ve known Wes for decades, and I am still learning new things from him every time we talk.Wes is best known as the founder of Audio…
The Room Where Music is Recorded
Apr 9 • 19 min
4 The Room Where Music is Recorded Music is recorded in an acoustic space, which could be a professional recording studio, a home studio, a concert hall, or even outside. The characteristics of the room not only affect how the recording is going to sound,…
Overview of the Music Recording Process
Apr 2 • 8 min
This is a short introduction to the overall concepts of recording music. It starts with a story of my earliest attempts to record music, why I was not pleased with the results, and how I have spent the 50+ years since then trying to make it sound better.…
A brief History of Music Recording
Mar 25 • 34 min
A look at how the invention of recording changed how music was written and performed, and how the demands of music drove the technology.
Your Hearing is Amazing!
Mar 19 • 31 min
If we could not hear, there would be no music, and no music recording. This episode explores the characteristics of our hearing, it’s limitations and idiosyncrasies, and how to preserve your hearing. We look at the range of frequencies we can hear, and…