How does one write a blog? Is it personal? Is it private? Close quarters to constructive critism? Or laced with optimistic progress? If you ask my opinion, commentary on my own reflection should be held from public eye, for no prodigy grows and fully develops while plotted in crowded soil. A two-way conversation with my inner mind is worth far greater than revealing a self conscience self to the world. Everyone has to start somewhere. I am ready to begin this journey, but the story is not yet ripe.
Feeding egotistical thoughts to a starving narcissistic only begets hunger. And the cycle continues until desired level of confidence in your persona. I believe it's called the snowball effect. Newton's First Law. I'm currently building an outer shell to sell to anyone interested in my journey. To some underinflated degree, if compelling blog writing is in my future, I must encourage myself. Pat myself on the back a couple times. Say (or type) good job, keep it up, you're a fucking winner! And for that, I apologize for this display of horn tooting.
Blogging is an eye-to-eye medium for sharing invaluable experiences. But guess what. I've only had one experience. Today. So there is only so much that I can say on Audio Engineering thus far, but I will grow quite a repertoire in the upcoming months.
For now, a quick summary will suffice. A thin layer of lessons and dialogue that Steve Avedis and I shared during our 2 and 1/2 hour meeting. (My time learning under Steve at Colorado Sound Studios, as invaluable as it is, is limited. Come September, I will be transfering over to CyberSound Studios in Boston, MA due to a split-location program agreement with Recording Connection)
We quickly went over every topic in Chapter 1, mostly because I already knew all of the information and received a whomping A+ on the section review test. Then we discussed auditory beats and the similarities between binaural beats/isochronic tones. We discussed the proper times to use diffusion pads over absorbtion pads, the aesthetic that goes into the decision, and the ratio between pad and reflective surfaces to fit appropriate live sound. We then touched upon phasing and how two identical tracks out of phase with each other mostly cut off the lower frequencies. This is due to the longer wavelength of low frequencies, so identical tracks cancel out MORE of the amplitude within the small time delay between tracks. For the remainder of our meeting, I learned about his experiences with Tony Bennet, Kenny Rogers, NSYNC, etc. The whole conversation never had a dull moment and was a complete blast.
As for my personal review on our first meeting, I believe that I slipped into my role as an audio engineer's apprentice rather smoothly! I came fully loaded with questions not only from Chapter 1, but my own questions I've accumulated on the same topics I studied over the years. I look forward to our next meeting tomorrow!