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The “When All Else Fails” Recording Checklist

When All Else Fails Recording Checklist

It happens to all of us. We’re trying to recording a sound source and for some reason it’s just not happening. What to do? It’s easy to just try a bunch of random things but sometimes that makes you more confused than ever. That’s when to try this following recording checklist when all else fails. […]

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Louis Armstrong In The Studio In 1959

Louis Armstrong studio 1959

Here’s a great piece of archival footage that shows the only film ever taken of the legendary Louis Armstrong in the studio. This was during the 1959 recording of the album Satchmo Plays King Oliver and it shows Armstrong and his All Stars recording the master take of “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” as well as silent footage […]

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May 9, 2016

Re-recording Mixer Michael Perricone On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Michael Perricone

My guest this week is Michael Perricone, who’s not only a movie and television re-recording mixer (mean post-production mixer), but a musician and screenwriter as well.   Michael has worked on tons of movies and television shows, and has mixed a number of music episodes involving Heart, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top and many others as […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Softube Modular Eurorack Emulation Plugin

Softube Modular

Those tiny Eurorack synth modules have been growing in popularity, going from a simple 10×20 foot booth down in the no-mans-land basement at NAMM to a huge pavilion on the main floor. While everyone loves hardware, for many of us its just impractical in our musical creation so the new Softube Modular Eurorack emulation plugin addresses […]

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How To Time Your Reverb Decay To The Track

Reverb front to back

When signal processing is timed to the pulse of the track, everything in the mix sounds a lot smoother. This applies to compressors, delays, modulators, and especially reverb. One of the questions I get a lot is, “How do you time your reverb to the track?” There’s a step by step tutorial in my Audio Mixing […]

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Behringer Companies To Cut Staff

Behringer Owns Companies

Through the years Behringer has developed from a small company that copied successful products then pioneered making them China, to a powerhouse global brand. In fact, the company has grown into a holding company known as MUSIC, that controls not only Behringer, but well-respected brands like Midas, Klark Teknik, Turbosound and the TC Group (which itself […]

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May 2, 2016

Rapper/Entrepreneur Manafest On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Manafest - Chris Greenwood

My guest this week is musician, rapper and entrepreneur Chris Greenwood, who goes by the stage name of Manafest. Chris has released 8 critically acclaimed studio albums that have either won or been nominated for a host of GMA and Juno awards, and he’s self-financed his last 3 projects with crowdfunding campaigns. Chris has also […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Digitech Whammy Ricochet Pedal

Digitech Whammy Ricochet

Every songs wants a signature sound and as a result, we often spend days at a time in the studio searching for just the right one to put a stamp on a recording. The one cool thing is about some of the latest electronic plugins and pedals is that it’s getting easier and easier to […]

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