Archives For Audio

Today’s Eio post is on audio/video authoring.

Digital Media Production

Audio/video authoring also falls under the realm of digital media production. According to Wisegeek, this “is the process in which digital files are created, enhanced, encoded, and distributed using numerous methods of processing via computer hardware and software applications. These files represent assorted media types, including audio, video, graphic, and written content as seen on the Internet. These media types are most often specifically coded to function in a pre-determined environment or platform. Digital media production exists as the primary discipline for the creation of digital music, streaming video, and other content made available to a mass audience. This industry makes it possible for the world to see and hear things differently and with more imagination.”

Digital Audio Workstation

Digital audio workstation, or DAW for short, is the workstation or means one uses to record or manipulate audio related items. It is an electronic system designed primarily for recording, editing, and playing back audio. Most of the major audio recording studios use this workstation for their audio purposes. Software such as Protools or Adobe Soundbooth fall under this category of audio software.

Pinnacle 82101006331 Studio Ultimate Version 14

  • Motion titling, plus exciting new title designs, DVD menus, effects and Montage themes
  • Use stop-motion capture for amazing animations and fast-motion effects
  • Fluid image stabilization technology from Avid used in major motion pictures
  • Share straight to Blu-ray, HD DVD, DVD,YouTube (with wide-screen export), the web, MP3 sound files and more
  • Export movies for Flash, QuickTime, improved AVCHD, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox and more
  • Add Hollywood-style animations and transitions with over 80 Montage Themes.

Adobe Audition CS5.5 Upgrade from Soundbooth CS3/4/5

Adobe Audition CS5.5 software delivers the professional tools you need to make your video and audio productions sound their best. Handle a wide range of audio production tasks efficiently, including recording, mixing, and sound restoration.

Avid Vocal Studio

Pro Tools SE software
Award-winning Pro Tools composing, recording, editing, and mixing features
Mix up to 24 tracks (16 audio tracks, 8 virtual instrument tracks)
Integrated learning tools make it easy to create music
Built-in composing features, including MIDI sequencing and Score editing
Includes over 100 different virtual instruments
Powerful, pro-quality effects including reverb, EQ, and guitar amp/distortion effects
Comes with over 3 GB of audio loops to quickly construct songs and ideas
Easily record up to two instruments at once
Compatible with PC and Mac computers

Producer USB microphone
16-bit recording at CD quality and beyond—44.1 or 48 kHz
large 16mm cardioid capsule protected by wire mesh
capsule sensitivity: -48 dB ref to 1V/Pa
1/8″ stereo output for connecting headphones and monitoring without latency
durable metal body
USB connector
LED power indicator
includes desktop mic stand
includes soft-sided carrying case

Pinnacle 82501000501 Groovy Music City

Immediate access all compositing items intuitive interface:
No learning curve: anyone can get started right away
Add, delete, replace each individual sound item with mouse clicks
Play and listen to your tune straight away, at any stage

Simple drag-and-drop into the ‘playing’ time-line—each element automatically fits with others:
User can choose from hundreds of rhythms, melodies, bass lines, patterns and chords to compose tunes in a few mouse clicks
Harmonious melodies created in seconds, even without any musical skills

More than 120 virtual instruments:
Strong variety of instruments to spice up compositions in an easy way

Futuristic city theme for “Create mode” with little character to be chosen:
User can personify by creating his own character that walk along a fun, cartoon-like environment
No reading: a voice-over will guide younger audiences

20 Machine sounds to include in music creations:
User can add attractive and modern sounds to create original and unique music tracks

Access to notation interface by double-clicking elements of compositions:
User can go behind the scene to discover your music creation on a traditional music score

Direct Upload to web site:
User can post and share his compositions with hundreds of users on a free, safe community website and get inspired

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Today’s Eio post is on home audio speakers.


Home audio speakers, most commonly called loudspeakers (or speakers), are devices that project amplified sound made from converted electrical energy.


Speakers are classified as woofers when they reproduce lower octaves of sound. Subwoofers often create very low octaves of sound and cause the most vibration when music or sound is played. Subwoofers often add the most bass to sound when accompanying speakers.

Home audio speakers are often synchronized with other home audio-video equipment, such as TV and DVD player, so that they produce a surround sound effect. The surround sound effect means the speakers are in sync with the rest of the room, like when watching movies or TV.

The quality of the speakers not only depends on the price, frequencies it picks up, and other specifications. It also relies on the listening environment. Where one places the speakers in a room (or in a position outdoors), the amount of resonance within the room, and what type of furnishings are in the room.

Cables To Go 39908 5in Wall Mount Speaker 70v – Black (Each)

CABLES UNLIMITED SPK-POOL PoolPOD 900Mhz Wireless Floating Waterproof Speaker Each

CABLES UNLIMITED SPK-24GX-DUO Pair 2.4GHz Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Stereo Speaker Pair w/ Remote & Dual Power Transmitter – Black

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Today’s Eio post is on headphones.

With the explosion of handheld electronic devices, such as ipods, mp3 players, and cellphones, headphones are everywhere and come in many different types.

With the intention of being held in place close to one’s ears to hear the audio, headphones are a pair of miniaturized and wearable loudspeakers.

Different Types of Headphones

Dynamic Headphones

Dynamic headphones are the standard headphones, which work similar to miniature speakers. The audio signal reaches the headphones through a connection to a standard jack. The electrical signal creates a rapid vibration which creates vibratory sound waves which are picked up by our eardrums and translated into sound.

Dynamic headphones come in many variations, such as behind the neck, over the head, sport, made for Stereo/DJ, even noise cancelling.

SYBA CL-AUD63032 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headset

“Purple / white colors match your taste. The lightweight design ensures excellent comfort for hours of use. Compatible with any device that features a 3.5mm outputs.”

Infrared Headphones

These are cordless headphones which utilize infrared lights to transmit sound from the audio’s sender to the headphone’s receiver. These have advantages because cords don’t get tangled nor caught on sharp edges. The drawback is if something blocks the sender/receiver signal, the sound quality will weaken.

KOSS HB70 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural Streetstyle Cordless Infrared Headphone System

With Koss’ wireless headphones, “you can roam up to 250 feet in any direction from your music source without missing a beat. With an AC adapter, infrared transmitter, receiver and stereophones, these headphones are ideal for home theater and video. The behind-the-ear design of the headphones maximize your comfort for extended wearing periods. What better way to enjoy both the comfort of your home and your favorite music! The Koss HB60 Headphones feature a dynamic element for extended frequency response and can connect to most audio and video systems. The headphone require two AAA batteries.”


Instead of resting on the head as dynamic headphones do, earbuds sit inside the opening of the ear. They are lightweight, portable, and sometimes unnoticeable.

Sennheiser MX270 Earbud Stereo Headphones

These earbuds have a lightweight design feels natural, full range dynamic stereo sound, and fits all devices with a 1/8″ stereo headphone plug!

Many earbuds come with built in microphones because these headphones are made for cellphone use. One can have a hands-free conversation with the use of these earbud/microphone combination.

GRIFFIN GC10022 TuneBuds Mobile 3.5mm Connector Canal Earbuds, headset & control for iPod & iPhone

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Does the study of music, especially recorded music and sound, spark your interest? Have you ever thought of a career in music recording or sound engineering?

Well look no further, for Long Beach City College (LBCC), located in Long Beach, CA, offers certificate programs and Associates degrees in the field of Audio and Audio production. (Visit LBCCrecording for more information.)

Emphases include:

  • Recording Studio
  • Radio Station
  • Television Studio
  • Film Studio and Production Locations
  • Web Audio
  • Music Mastering
  • Sound Effects Design/ Foley
  • Cruise Ship Audio
  • Live Sound Mixing and Concert Recording

These programs offer:

Hands-on training

LBCC offers a full supply of music equipment to its students to prepare you in your recordings. And this training will help you navigate and master most types of recording studios.

Networking opportunities:

You’ll get to rub shoulders with famous and knowledgeable producers, engineers, and musicians.

Career Certificate and/or Associates Degree in Audio:

These certificate programs often take two years to complete. Upon graduation, you will have a certificate that gives evidence of your competency in the audio industry.

And if the field of audio recording sparks your interest, please visit Eio for all your musical equipment and accessory needs. This part of our Eio catalog is often overlooked!

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