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Ty Ford

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About Ty Ford

  • Birthday January 1

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  • Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Interests
    small hand guns, acoustic guitars, roller skating, videography and, um AUDIO.
  • About
    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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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. <br />
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    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.<br />
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    I re-wrote the NAB’s handbook on radio commercial copywriting and have twice updated the microphone chapter in the weighty NAB Engineering Handbook.<br />
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    Google “Ty Ford”...Audio...Talent and you’ll find more than you want to know. Also try www.tyford.com.<br />
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    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. <br />
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    I am never bored. :)
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  1. How did they dodge the Zaxcom patent?
  2. I was up on Sounderday this morning and one of the many cans we were kicking was movies with soft dialog and how difficult it was to capture. Tonight I watched the 2019 film "Poison Rose" with John Travolta and Morgan Freeman. Will Loftin was the mixer. Scott Johnson was the boom op. Are they around to ask question of concerning the soft dialog? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5862166/
  3. I like mine! It's not pointed directly at the soundhole. Just sort of looks like it. I also had a Schoeps CMC641 on an overhead boom out of the shot.
  4. I don't buy the thought of low speaking talent, per se. That's what faders are for. However the frequency response difference between someone talking very low and that same person projecting can be markedly different. This conversation happens in circles with live bands and also mixing music for whatever these days has replaced CDs and vinyl. I rarely go out for music anymore, but when I did, it wasn't unusual for the vocals to be buried. Part of that is style (which I don't care for) and part of it is that if/when the band turns up, at some point you can't push the vocal any higher without causing feedback in the PA. In the case of mixing for release, I think the problem is usually a vocalist who is shy about his/her vocal ability (and they may be correct.) The other problem us that everyone in the band KNOWS THE WORDS. As a mixer, I don't, so if a vocal phrase gets lost, I want to do something to make it audible.
  5. I don't know exactly how this may help us, but here's the link. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/pro-audio/news/audio-test-kitchen-provides-audio-comparisons-of-microphones/BI/8631/KBID/9745/SID/DFF?fbclid=IwAR1NgS4pW18QDhSs56pO0Uw6ICi0m22fd1X4q9vtEyh3jBQh34SQeKxBfcU
  6. If you have any horrible audio, I'll try to make it less horrible. Send me a link or a short .wav file. https://www.cedar-audio.com/downloads/cedartrinityenhancemanualv1.10_15dec20.pdf Regards, Ty Ford
  7. maybe this will help. https://tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com/2018/07/klover-parabolic-collector-microphone.html
  8. Having my audio on any cloud makes me nervously uncomfortable. Regards, Ty Ford
  9. MixPre D? I like mine and use it also for USB interface to computer.
  10. We used to think that rechargeables had a somewhat floaty supply level and that caused problems with some circuitry, especially as the batteries age. I had a similar problem using rechargeable 9 VDC batteries in a home security system years ago. The transmitter would fail irregularly and trip the system.
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