May 22nd, 2013 by s1studios
CAN YOU FEEL THE BASS? It all depends. Not all sub-woofers are created equal. They incorporate different dimensions, components and make up different sizes. But no matter what kind you have, an important factor in getting them to sound nice is so much where you face them, but where you place them. Because low frequencies are omnidirectional, they’re going to go wherever they want. If you’ve got a small throw between yourself and your sub you may not be getting the best sounding lows. An easy way to calculate the minimum distance needed is to use the rule of 1000. Don’t worry, it’s just a little quick math. The formula is this:
1000 / frequency = distance (in feet) from speaker
Let’s apply an example:
Say you’ve got a song with a kick that punches at 50Hz. So you take 1000 and divide it by 50, which gives you 20. You now know that you’ll have to be at least 20 feet from your sub-woofer to really feel the bass. Because lower frequencies cycle slower, they need more distance to develop. Higher pitched frequencies can be heard even while very close to the speaker.
May 21st, 2013 by s1studios
Unlike many artists in Orange County, Brian Summers does not demand your attention. He doesn’t wear loud outfits that scream of his musicianship, and he doesn’t outwardly promote himself upon meeting people. He is quiet, strong, and walks with humility. Upon hearing him play however, it becomes apparent that his music speaks for itself. With his guitar, his thoughts and his love for God, he has come to form sound of a size far beyond what many would expect.
Brian developed an interest in guitar 10 years ago when he began taking lessons at his church. He soon gained notoriety throughout the congregation for his craft and became the go-to guy for guitar work. As he continued to learn, his calling seemed to be even greater than he had ever imagined. He continued to perform worship music, extending his songs of praise throughout various churches and retreats in Southern California.
Presently, anticipation is growing daily as we toil away at S1 Studios. Each song is emotive and genuine, with wonderful exhibition of a decade of skill. His highly anticipated debut album is nearing completion and is proving to be a solid landmark on the path of worship that has been set before him.
May 21st, 2013 by s1studios
Get comfy. If you work at an office, a studio or from your home, you’re probably going to be at a computer at some point, maybe even for a long period of time. In these situations the position of your body is very important with regard to blood circulation and muscle fatigue. Slight adjustments in your monitor or chair height can have a dramatic influence on your body and your ability to do your job. Take the time to get comfortable and your body will thank you —> Computer Ergonomics Guide.
May 20th, 2013 by s1studios
DID YOU HEAR THAT? Have you ever wondered how some musicians are able to identify chords and intervals almost effortlessly? It’s not something they’re born with, but rather an acquired skill. You probably have a more educated ear than you think. Here are some familiar examples of famous songs and their intervals: The first two notes of ‘Here Comes The Bride’ have an interval of a perfect 4th. The beginning melody of the Star Wars theme starts with a perfect 5th. The Wizard of Oz song ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ has an octave interval. Singing these songs to yourself and associating their intervals is a great way to train your ear. A complete list of famous songs and their opening intervals can be found here, and free online ear training exists here.
May 17th, 2013 by s1studios
Kid Rock agrees to a $50k-$100k per night paycut in order to provide his fans with a better show. FULL VIDEO INTERVIEW HERE