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April 14, 2016

Was “Stairway To Heaven” Ripped Off?

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In what could become one of the more entertaining court battles in music history, Led Zeppelin is being sued for stealing parts of “Stairway To Heaven” from a song by the 60s band Spirit called “Taurus” more than 45 years after the song was written. The estate of Spirit guitarist and “Taurus” songwriter Randy California filed the lawsuit, […]

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So You Want To Buy A Cheap Microphone

Real vs fake U87

I’ve received a lot of questions lately about my opinion on some very inexpensive vintage microphone clones. I love finding a great cheap mic as much as the next guy, but there are some things to watch out for before buying. I thought it might be helpful to repost the following from 3 or 4 […]

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April 12, 2016

Is Gibson In Financial Trouble?

Gibson Brands

There are signs that Gibson’s move to diversify isn’t working out as planned. Moody’s Investor Service has downgraded Gibson Brands (formerly Gibson Guitar Corporation) credit to junk status, and according to reports, the company has put up two of its Nashville warehouses for sale as a result. Moody’s gave 3 reasons for the downgrade: 1. […]

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New Speech Enhancement Technology Let’s You Hear Over The Crowd

Can't hear the announcement

We’ve all been at an airport or train station, or even a concert, where there’s an announcement and we can’t quite make out what it was over the noise. Those days may soon be over thanks to a new speech enhancement technology from Fraunhofer called ADAPT DRC. Researchers at the Project Group Hearing, Speech and […]

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Producer/Engineer Ken Caillat On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Producer Ken Caillat

Regardless of your age, you’ve no doubt heard much of Rumors over the years, the great Fleetwood Mac album from 70s. The songs from that record are still heard everywhere today, and a tribute to the contributions to the project (as well as 3 others by Fleetwood Mac) by my guest on this week’s podcast […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Audio Technica ATM230 Tom Microphone

ATM230

It doesn’t matter what microphone you like to use on toms, because chances are that it’s going to pick up a lot of the cymbals as well. This is pretty typical because most of the mics that end up on toms have a cardioid pattern. The problem is that there aren’t too many true hypercardioid […]

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Recording A Band With Just One Stereo Mic

Recoding With 1 Mic

Usually I post an isolated track on Friday, but this is something that’s pretty close. In this video, engineer John Cuniberti uses a single stereo mic, in this case a AEA R88 stereo ribbon, to record the band San Geronimo – no overdubs, no additional mics. For those of you who don’t know, John was the guy […]

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