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November 29, 2016

Engineer Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Jordan DJ Swivel Young

If you listen to music on the radio at all, you’ve surely heard The Chainsmokers “Closer,” as it’s been #1 for a number of weeks. Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young mixed the song and he’s going to talk about that mix and much more on Episode #137 of my Inner Circle Podcast. Jordan has also worked […]

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November 29, 2016

7 Ways Electric Guitar Manufacturers Save Money (And Make You Pay More)

electric guitar manufacturers

Electric guitar manufacturing has come a long way since the early days of guitar-crazed 60s. Back then, if you didn’t buy a brand name at a premium price, chances are that you were getting an instrument that was difficult to play and only a few steps beyond wood plank. Today’s precision manufacturing has changed all of […]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan “Pride And Joy” Isolated Guitar Track

Stevie Ray Vaughan

There’s nothing like listening to a master and guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan certainly fits that description. I remember going to see him in a small club before he broke out big, but right in the middle of stream of big hype. The audience was filled with LA guitar players (including quite a few heavyweights), all […]

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November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving

To all my friends and readers, I wish you a happy holiday. I truly appreciate your support and I am humbled and honored that you take the time out of your busy day to read my musings. It’s a good day to take some time off, eat a nice meal, have a cocktail and watch some […]

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November 22, 2016

Jay Clark Of EarPeace, Vinyl Piracy, And THX For Tours On Episode #136 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Jay Clark EarPeace

Hearing protection is important for everyone, not just for us in the music business. We’re constantly assaulted by damaging sounds, and too frequently don’t have ear plugs when we need them. While there’s a lot of great protection products out there, Jay Clark felt there was something missing and come up with EarPeace, a new […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Cart Tatz Design PhantomFocus eChair

PhantomFocus eChair

We’re all gear-heads in some way and most of us will jump at a good deal regardless of whether we need the piece or not. That’s said, it’s pretty easy to overlook the basic necessities of the studio, and many times that’s the physical comfort of the engineer. If you’re going to sit in a chair […]

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November 17, 2016

Yes, There’s A Film About The 808 Drum Machine

TR-808 drum machine

I’m old enough to remember when drum machines first came out. The LinnDrum (see my Roger Linn interview for some great insight on how it was developed) was a wonder that allowed producers to finally get perfect time while scaring the pants off drummers everywhere now fearful for their jobs. Most of the LinnDrum imitators […]

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November 15, 2016

Engineer Mark Linett On Episode #135 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Mark Linett

Grammy-winning engineer Mark Linett certainly has an interesting background. From stints at the famed Sunset Sound and Warner Bros Amigo Studios, to work with Brian Wilson, Rikki Lee Jones, Los Lobos, Michael McDonald and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, he’s seen it all. But that’s only the start. Mark owns one of the coolest studios […]

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What Will Happen To JBL Now That Samsung Is Buying Harmon?

Harmon logo

If you’ve not heard, Samsung is buying Harmon International for around $8 billion, which should send shivers down the spines of JBL Pro users. The South Korean giant reportedly sees Harmon as a bridge to the connected car business and isn’t all that interested in the audio side of the business, although its saying all the […]

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