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10 Microphones That Haven’t Changed In Ages

Sennheiser MD441

I was reading an excellent article on the Sweetwater blog about 10 music products that haven’t changed in a long time, and it got me to thinking about microphones that haven’t changed in at least 20 years. After a little research, here’s what I came up with Shure SM57 – Introduced in 1965, it’s been […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster

Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster

I usually don’t post on new guitars in this slot, but the new Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster is just different enough that it deserves a mention. This is the signature guitar from Radiohead’s Ed O’Brian, but it features the inclusion of a Fernandez Sustainer circuit that gives guitarists the ability to create those long ethereal […]

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December 1, 2017

Television Audio Engineer Jeri Palumbo On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Jeri Palumbo

Jeri Palumbo is a television broadcast engineer, audio mixer and RF tech who’s worked on hi-profile sports shows for more than 25 years. She’s been part of the TV audio team for all of the most celebrated sporting events, including the Super Bowl, NBA and NHL playoffs, and most recently, the World Series. Not only […]

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8 Things To Check Before You Push The Record Button

Record button

“Everything set up? Cool, let’s record. Oh, wait, it doesn’t sound like I think it should.” At this point you can continue to record and deal with the consequences later, or stop and troubleshoot, but you might be chasing your tail and it could take longer than you want to get to where you want […]

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Gibson Kills Cakewalk

Gibson Brands (formerly Gibson Guitars) has announced that it decided to cease development of Cakewalk products. Cakewalk Sonar has a dedicated following and was one of the DAWs that PC users loved, although the company has recently fielded some Mac products as well. Here’s the company’s official statement: Gibson Brands announced today that it is ceasing […]

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November 23, 2017

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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Good Things Can Happen With Alternate Tunings

Alternate tunings

I’ve been producing a project where the guitar player has been using a lot of alternate tunings in order to get the overdubbed layers to sound different, so I thought it was time revisit the subject again in a post. Sometimes changing the tuning of a guitar from standard to some alternate tuning can create […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Owow Wiggle Kit Singer Effects Control

Owow Woggle Kit

I remember watching Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Ferrell manipulate his own echo effects on stage by manually controlling a Roland Space Echo. It was pretty cool sounding, but a bit clunky looking, and he it did it like that for his entire career. If you’re a singer that wants the ability to control your own […]

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6 Tips To A Better Click Track

Beyer DT-102 click

Many musicians, producers and engineers fight with the click track for various reasons, but most of the time it’s because the player just can’t hear it in a way that’s conducive to playing in the pocket. Here are 6 tips from the 2nd edition of my Music Producer’s Handbook (previously posted on my Big Picture blog) about […]

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