Ty Ford

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About Ty Ford

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    Baltimore, MD
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    small hand guns, acoustic guitars, roller skating, videography and, um AUDIO.
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    My mother bought me my first tape recorder when I was nine. I spent 17 in major market radio, handling the writing, voicing and production of hundreds if not thousands of commercials and promo announcements. I also began producing local bands.

    In 1986, I left broadcasting to pursue writing, audio production and talent work. I also began writing articles for magazines and web sites. I am currently a forum leader for the Creative Cow Audio Forum.

    As a guitar player, music production has always been a part of my life. In 2000, I began to attract the attention of local singer/songwriters. Helping them create their music has been a very rewarding part of my life. I mix live sound and work as a location audio recorder and mixer for film and video shoots. More information about my location audio work can be found here.

    I began shooting and editing video in 2005. I’ve written two books; “Advanced Audio Production Techniques” and “Ty Ford’s Audio Bootcamp Field Guide.” Info on my field guide can be found here. Another book is in the works.

    I re-wrote the NAB’s handbook on radio commercial copywriting and have twice updated the microphone chapter in the weighty NAB Engineering Handbook.

    Google “Ty Ford”...Audio...Talent and you’ll find more than you want to know. Also try www.tyford.com.

    Following a brain stem stroke in 2007, which passed though with no damage, I took a course in Chakra Balancing. In early 2009, I became a certified Chakra Balancer and Subtle Energy Therapist. More about that here. I also have a Facebook page for this practice.

    I am never bored. :)
  1. Yes. https://tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com/2015/04/rode-ntg4-and-ntg4-shotgun-microphones.html
  2. You have answered yourself, young Skywalker. Post. where even sounds recorded in stereo can be folded down to mono. Where discrete sound effects can be panned to the center. Smile and know that you know more than you know.
  3. None of our business......slow news day?
  4. http://www.alteros.tech/0484_0001_01_AlterosGTX.pdf Hmmmm
  5. Hi, Amidst the chatter and clatter of what to do when the door closes on the 600MHz band. Here's a reasoned response. Now for all of you still using 700 MHz.......well........you know. http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/16505e589e0be6c8/index.html Everyone's situation may be different. How do you see this situation and what's your strategy? Regards, Ty Ford
  6. It's weird. The above are on target. In a simple universe, transcoding mp3 file to wav files don't get you any advantage.
  7. what he said...
  8. Thanks, mr soundtrane. (Vinod) Interesting. 19 capsules......on separate tracks via USB to software? Well the Behringer X air live sound mixing system sends out 16 tracks via USB. I'd probably prefer the audio coming into Pro Tools, but could be persuaded otherwise. So these 19 capsules mounted on a ball; are they cardioid? They'd have to be to be directional enough to do what they claim. I've made some good Blumlein recordings - crossed figure of eights. Here's one. Maybe for surround ambience......prolly not for dialog. Yeah, I guess in the "Brother Where Art Thou" world of everyone standing around one side of a mic for one track, this makes sense. I'll reach out. Wonder if I can get one with all Schoeps capsules....
  9. Hi, I have a client who's a PC user and whatever he was using to record his SKYPE calls in split track wav files doesn't work anymore. DO you know of a PC software that does split track recording, records wav files and works with SKYPE? Thanks, Ty
  10. Depending on the specific environment and direction of off-axis sound sources, there might be a slight loss in HF response. See what happens over time. Regards, Ty Ford
  11. as I said elsewhere, no rf phantom, noisier than a 416. Outside maybe. Quiet inside dialog, no. Regards, Ty Ford
  12. I was referring to real life. The difference between 50 mW and 250 mW is not even close to 5 times. Add directional antenna arrays and you get additional distance.
  13. I think power (25, 50, 100mW, etc) is more about density (coverage) within an area than distance.
  14. I never owned an 1800. I get stuff to review and typically send it back after the review, otherwise my storage area would be bursting at the seams. I do have friends with them and they seem to like them. The System 10 is simpler to operate. If you need the 1800 features, then go that way. Regards, Ty
  15. I have two Audio-Technica System 10 with B6 lavs. They run in the 2.4 GHz band. I think they sound pretty nice. http://tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com/2015/01/audio-technica-system-10-update-more.html Regards, Ty Ford