Adventures In Audio with Audio Masterclass
When I was his age

When I was his age, that was me!

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How old were you when you first got interested in audio? I was six. An older relative had bought a tape recorder, with which I was absolutely fascinated. So I saved and saved and saved and, together with some Christmas and birthday money, finally bought one for myself – a Stella ST458. I'm not saying I made any great recordings with it but I certainly had a lot of fun. Here's one on the right…

Now as far as boom operation goes, I don't think I would have been aware of the technique. There's so much more information around these days. But I'm aware of it now and I appreciate what strong arms this guy must have to hold the boom for the duration of the shoot (which I presume was a lot longer than it takes to pour milk on a bowl of cereal). OK, there's a wire, or it's a Photoshop, but it doesn't do any harm just to believe for a while, does it?

Here's the full pic, or at least what I could rip out of the mag…

Junior boom operator

My question to Audio Masterclass readers? What first got you interested in audio? And what was the first audio equipment you had?

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P.S. In the spirit of good karma let me say that I enjoy Rice Krispies, particularly when mixed with muesli. I'd recommend you go out and buy some. They'll give you strong arms!

David Mellor

Mix Digital, Sound Analog!

Mix Digital, Sound Analog!

Grammy-nominated Rich Tozzoli –of Al Di Meola, Ace Frehley, Hall & Oates fame– shows you all of his favorite Universal Audio (UA) plugins and gets them pumpin' as he applies a nice coat of warmth and punch to his mixes in this 54-tutorial tour de force.

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