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Eric Bettelli And Mark Nardone Of Music Connection On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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Music Connection magazine has been a bible for musicians, songwriters, artists, engineers, producers and music execs since its first issue in 1977. The magazine has grown from a local Los Angels publication to national distribution, and now features everything from revues of artist’s and band’s live performances and albums to extensive directories ranging from music […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Your Heaven Audio CloseUp Miking System

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Acoustic stringed instrument players have always suffered from amplification problems in a live environment. Place a microphone on the instrument and you’ll get at least some change in tonal quality and usually a lot of leakage, regardless of the quality of the microphone that you use. Resort to a pickup and the instrument no longer […]

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Apple’s New Publishing Division, Too Similar Pop Songs And Music Exec Ted Joseph On My Latest Podcast

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My guest this week is longtime Senior VP of Marketing for Warner Bros and current marketing consultant to both labels and indie artists Ted Joseph. Ted has been associated with over 100 gold and platinum recordings for artists in a wide range of genres, from pop and urban to contemporary jazz and country. He has […]

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My Top 10 Go-To Plugins – 2018 Edition

10 Go0To Plugins on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

I often get asked what plugins I regularly use, so a few years ago I decided to share my plugin thoughts with a personal Top 10 list. Here’s my edition for 2018, which isn’t all that different from last year except that it has fewer compressors, since I’ve found myself using less and less compression […]

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June 12, 2018

Trouble With A Guitar Center Extended Warranty? You May Not Be Alone

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We’ve all heard the pros and cons of extended warranties for everything from appliances to autos, and they’re certainly worthwhile for some and worthless for others. When it comes to musical instruments and audio gear, the manufacturer almost always offers some warranty, while the retailer might offer a third party policy for an additional extended […]

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Facebook Losing Teens, The Creative Cycle, And Mixer Andrew Maury On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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My guest on the Podcast this week is record producer, mixing engineer and songwriter Andrew Maury. Andrew is one of the few mixers who has made the transition from mixing live sound to the studio, and he’s had a lot of success, especially lately working on big hits by Shawn Mendes. In the interview we […]

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A Look At The Decca Tree Stereo Recording Technique

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Even if you never intend to record an ensemble larger than a standard rock, pop, or jazz rhythm section, a good grasp on the many techniques for stereo recording is essential and will come in handy sooner or later. One basic stereo technique is the spaced-pair, which is two identical mics placed several feet apart and […]

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June 5, 2018

Check Out These 3 Podcasts I Recently Guested On

Working Class Audio on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

I’ve been privileged to be invited to appear as a guest on three great podcasts recently that you might want to check out. Coincidentally, all of them posted at around the same time. The first is the great Working Class Audio Episode #180. Host Matt Boudreau and I spoke about artist/musician/engineer diversification, the state of the […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Klevgrand Brusfri Noise Reducer Plugin

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We’ve all had those situations where we’ve had to record a noisy electric guitar or keyboard, or just found the background noise on a track too much to handle. Sure, sometimes the noise gets covered in the mix, but it’s also cumulative, so 4 or 5 noisy tracks can really muddy up a mix. There […]

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YouTube’s New Charts, The Guitar Isn’t Dying, And EveAnna Manley On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

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My guest on the Podcast this week is EveAnna Manley, the president, CEO and sole owner of Manley Labs. For the last two decades EveAnna’s been instrumental in the continued proliferation of high-end tube gear to both the pro audio and hi-fi industries. She’s as smart as they come in this business and so incredibly […]

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