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Ty Ford

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About Ty Ford

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  • Birthday January 1

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    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. On the advice of a friend, I began watching "Money Heist." As he mentioned the ADR is pretty amazing. If you're not looking for it, you can go a ways without noticing. Was there a special approach to achieving this effect?
  2. so, not just a lot of data compression, real transformation! That's sort of scary.
  3. I just read the following, "Modern telephony sends your voice using encoded phonemes, adjustment coefficients and corrections for a virtual voicebox which tries to mimic you at the other end. Actual raw audio is not sent. This is also the reason why hold music can sound pretty weird sometimes." Does anyone know if this is true?
  4. Patrick: ::sigh:: Had you read the piece, you would have learned that Rode Reporter has a problem when plugged into my iphone 11 Pro Max. When the phone screen dims or goes dark, it glitches the audio. I've been in touch with Rode about it. Their quick fix is to keep the screen turned on during recording. They may get ot the fix in the next rev. Regards, Ty Ford
  5. I've been working with the CEntrance MicPort Pro 2 for about three weeks now. Here's what I'm thinkin'. .https://tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com/2020/06/centrance-micport-pro-2-powerful.html Audio samples included. Regards, Ty Ford
  6. John's right, of course. To add to it, a lot depends on how loud you speak. I had a friend send me a file that he tried to submit to a production house. They told him there was some sort of phasing they didn't like. He didn't know hat that meant. He sent the file. Yes, you could hear the space in a very unflattering way. Why this time? Because he raised his voice. The more energy you put into a space, the more resonant it becomes. Think of a pool table and one cue ball. The harder you throw it the longer it will bounce around on the table. Same thing with voices and spaces. Speaking more quietly, you don't excite the room into resonance as much. Regards, Ty Ford
  7. My Dear Friend Constantin, How nice to see you out here. When I saw the cost this time, I had much the same impression! I'll have to find it a nicer storage place for it in my studio!
  8. Hi Jim, I've had one of these for my two CMC641. They work great for me for recording a madrigal group in a church and various other musical assignments in which I only wanted a great stereo pair. I occasionally cheat the angle using headphones to get the "space" I'm looking for, but it's nice to have the numbers there. I can use the B5D covers on the CMC641 and flop the mics in the brackets so the tips are very close together. Although I haven't tried to use it vertically, one end is threaded for that purpose. https://bhpho.to/3aeEHDK Best Regards, Ty
  9. Hello Hive, I was wondering if there had been any discussions about two wire and three wire lavs in wireless or hard wired use and whether three wire lavs were any better at blocking cell phone interference. Thanks, Ty Ford
  10. heh, heh, heh, yeah, but I'd still like one.
  11. My review from August 2016. https://tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-cedar-dns-2-portable-dialog-noise.html
  12. The Neumann RSM191 is a great stereo mic, btw. I reviewed it some years ago. Here's my review.. https://www.dropbox.com/s/chd8uish1fqow8x/Neumann_RSM191.rtf?dl=0 Regards, Ty Ford
  13. I think it depends much on the ambient environment in which you find yourself and what you want to record in it. Do you want the ambience or something IN the ambience? I recorded an outside ambience some years back with an Audio-Technica BP4025 stereo mic. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/5bbed15003fe56a2/index.html You have to be careful when using two or more mics that phase coherence doesn't spoil your day. I like the BP4025 because of the phase coherence of the XY pattern and the large diaphragm capsules had very low selfnoise. Also, it's a stereo mic; everything in one body. Ambi08.wav If the upload doesn't work, here's a link: https://freesound.org/people/Ty Ford/sounds/116660/ When I recorded Madrigal singers in a large church, there was no congregation so I din't have to worry about their noise or getting in their way. I used a pair of Schoeps CMC641 mostly in coincident XY. Tight pattern. For each piece they sang, I listened on headphones, If the tempo was faster, I had to move the mics closer so the room ring didn't make things blurry. Slow tempo? Move the mics back a bit and let the sustain from the room ring work more. Ambi08.wav
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