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
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.

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