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August 22, 2017

Why Today’s Singers Are Losing Their Voices More Than Ever

singing surgery

I have a theory that part of the reason that live sound is marginal these days despite advances in equipment is the fact that an entire generation of live mixers (maybe 2) learned the wrong way, focusing more on the drums than on the element that needs the most attention – the vocal. It appears […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Fiedler Audio Stage Stereo Toolkit Plugin

Fiedler Audio Stage plugin

We’re at the evolutionary point in audio software where it’s not enough to be just another me-too plugin. If you’re going to launch a new product, it better have a new twist that goes beyond refinement of an old standard. That’s the case with the new Fiedler Audio Stage Stereo Toolkit, a new sound stage […]

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August 18, 2017

Loudr CEO Chris Crawford On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Loudr CEO Chris Crawford

If you ever recorded a cover song for an album or YouTube you know how time consuming getting a publishing license can be. Loudr makes that process easy for indie artists, and went one step further by taking its technology and making it easier for publishers to get paid from streaming services as well. Loudr […]

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6 Steps To Troubleshooting Distortion When Recording

troubleshooting distortion

There you are in the middle of a perfect take when you hear the audio cracking up. It’s distorting but you don’t know where. Before you pull your hair out, check out these 6 steps that will help you track it down in a quick and methodical manner. 1. Is the microphone preamp overloading? Is […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Eventide Ultratap Delay Plugin

Eventide UltraTap plugin

If delay is your thing when mixing, then you probably have a couple of multitap delays in your toolbox. It’s probably safe to say that none of them are as powerful as Eventide’s new Ultratap, which may very well be the ultimate example of the genre. What makes Ultratap so special? It goes beyond just […]

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August 11, 2017

Studio Tech Gary Myerberg-Lauter On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Gary Myerberg-Lauter

My guest for this week’s podcast is Gary Myerberg-Lauter, who has installed and maintained studios for major facilities and superstar artists. Gary’s worked at the famed A&M Studios during its heyday, set up a major portable recording rig for Bruce Springsteen, helped run LA’s famous Cello Studios then brought it back to life as East […]

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The Rise Of The Cassette Culture

Cassette Culture Trend

No one ever thought that it would happen, but cassette tapes are making a slow and subtle comeback. A whole army of young music consumers really have discovered the format and are enamored with it for different reasons. Some listeners just like the analog sound they provide, others like them because they want to own […]

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3 Techniques For Recording Acoustic Guitar

recording acoustic guitar

Acoustic guitar by nature varies so much from instrument to instrument that one miking style definitely won’t work on everything. Luckily, there are a lot of different techniques available, and while all the others might let you down, one of the following 3 techniques from my Recording Engineer’s Handbook is sure to work. Considerations • […]

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August 8, 2017

Meet The Atomic Hard Drive

atomic hard drive

If you think “I hate carrying around all those 2TB flash drives,” or “I wish someone made a hard drive larger than 10 terabytes,” then you’re in luck. A new drive designed by Dutch researchers promises to fit 62.5 terabytes on a drive the size of a postage stamp and is 500 times more dense than […]

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August 4, 2017

AES President-Elect David Scheirman On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

David Scheirman

It’s fair to say that AES president-elect David Scheirman is a live sound expert, since he’s done everything from mixing bands like America and Electric Light Orchestra to designing sound systems for the New York Philharmonic and the Atlanta Olympics. He’s also spent time on the manufacturing side as well in executive positions at JBL […]

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The Producer’s Vocal Recording Checklist

vocal recording checklist

Getting a great vocal take comes from having a comfortable vocalist, and most of the time it’s the little things and attention to detail that counts the most. Here’s a checklist from my Music Producer’s Handbook to follow before vocal recording that will help make sure your singer is as comfortable as possible to enable a […]

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