My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn

Tad Rollow, Research Engineer

July 16, 2020 Doug Fearn Season 1 Episode 19
My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
Tad Rollow, Research Engineer
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My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
Tad Rollow, Research Engineer
Jul 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 19
Doug Fearn

Tad Rollow is a research engineer who has worked at companies like Eventide, Avid-DigiDesign, and Sennheiser. You probably own hardware or software whose design Tad has been part of.

Tad has a wide range of interests and experiences, including hardware, software, and chip design. He’s been recording music since high school and continues to do that. He has a degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in acoustics.

Tad understands the intersection between engineering and art, and knows that a product not only has to have great specifications but it also must sound good.

Our conversation was recorded at 24-bit/ 96kHz PCM. Tad was recording in his home studio in San Francisco, using a Sennheiser MKH8050 mic into a D.W. Fearn VT-2 microphone preamplifier, and recording to ProTools. I am using an AEA R44 microphone, a VT-2 preamp, and a Merging Technologies converter, recorded to Pyramix.

The mix was processed through a D.W. Fearn VT-5 Equalizer and a VT-7 Compressor.

Your comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcomed. You can send email to dwfearn@dwfearn.com. The link is also available at https://www.dougfearn.com

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Show Notes

Tad Rollow is a research engineer who has worked at companies like Eventide, Avid-DigiDesign, and Sennheiser. You probably own hardware or software whose design Tad has been part of.

Tad has a wide range of interests and experiences, including hardware, software, and chip design. He’s been recording music since high school and continues to do that. He has a degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in acoustics.

Tad understands the intersection between engineering and art, and knows that a product not only has to have great specifications but it also must sound good.

Our conversation was recorded at 24-bit/ 96kHz PCM. Tad was recording in his home studio in San Francisco, using a Sennheiser MKH8050 mic into a D.W. Fearn VT-2 microphone preamplifier, and recording to ProTools. I am using an AEA R44 microphone, a VT-2 preamp, and a Merging Technologies converter, recorded to Pyramix.

The mix was processed through a D.W. Fearn VT-5 Equalizer and a VT-7 Compressor.

Your comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcomed. You can send email to dwfearn@dwfearn.com. The link is also available at https://www.dougfearn.com

This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcast, and many others.

Their apps allows you to listen at any time, automatically download new episodes, and even receive a notification when a new episode is published. And you can rate the podcast and leave a review.