Category Archives for "Music"

December 16, 2019

10 Excellent Christmas Gifts For Musicians And Engineers 2019 Edition

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Sometimes we need a little bit of help when it comes to choosing Christmas gifts for the people around us in the music and recording business. If you have no idea what to buy, here’s a list of recommendations that covers a wide variety of items and price ranges. All of these following products I […]

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December 17, 2018

Cool Christmas Gifts For Musicians And Engineers 2018

We could all use a little bit of shopping help when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for the people around us in the music and recording business. If you’re in a quandary about what to buy, you’re in luck as I have a list of recommendations that covers a wide variety of items and price […]

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When American Guitars Were Outlawed In England

Futurama guitars on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Considering the giant influence that British music had on America in the 1960s and 70s, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when American instruments were banned by the British government. This forced English musicians to use a wide range of other Euro-based guitars and somewhat explains why many of our guitar heros […]

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10 Cool Christmas Gifts For Musicians And Engineers 2017

Mixing Engineer's Handbook 4th edition

We could all use a little bit of shopping help when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for the people around us in the music and recording business. If you’re in a quandary about what to buy, you’re in luck as I have a list of recommendations that covers a wide variety of items and price […]

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Don’t Look Now But Audio Tubes May Be In Jeopardy Again

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Things looked bad for vacuum tube-based audio gear once upon a time as both American and British tube manufacturers shut down their plants to go solid state. Luckily, the slack was taken up by tube plants in Russia, China and Yugoslavia, and the audio and MI business never missed a beat. Things might get tight […]

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2 Schools Of Thought On Guitar Pedal Order For Better Sound

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I was asked by a guitar player recently why his tone wasn’t what he wanted, and the first thing that got my attention was the maze of stomp boxes he was using. Although that wasn’t the only problem with his rig, it was a good place to start, since everything was connected more or less […]

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