September 29, 2020

Gibson Aging Technology, Neighboring Rights Royalties, And Producer/Soma Breath Founder Niraj Naik On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is Niraj Naik, who’s a music producer and self-described renegade pharmacist from the U.K and founder of SOMA Breath, one of the fastest growing wellness movements fusing ancient techniques with modern science.  Niraj is also the founder of Breathe In Beats, a music collective renowned for their legendary conscious music festivals. […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Telefunken TF11 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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There are certain microphones that stand iconic in the pantheon of great gear. Some are so good that even competitors try to emulate them. One of those is the AKG C12, which has been a favorite of engineers everywhere for decades. Telefunken makes some wonderful microphones itself, with a long history of excellent originals and […]

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September 22, 2020

Sony De-Emphasizing Electronics, Music Piracy Evolving, And Engineer J.J. Blair On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is engineer, producer and musician J.J. Blair, who has a long list of engineering credits including Joe Bonamassa, Kelly Clarkson, Jeff Beck, the Black Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Weezer, and many more.  He’s also produced and mixed the Grammy winning record Press On, by June Carter Cash, engineered on the Grammy […]

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September 18, 2020

Has The Guitar Pickup Been Reinvented?

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There are some audio devices that haven’t changed much in a hundred years. Loudspeakers and microphones come to mind, as while they’ve evolved and gotten better, they still basically work the same way as ever. Although not quite a hundred years old yet, you can put the guitar pickup in the same category – until […]

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September 15, 2020

The 2020 Social Universe, Guitars Selling Again, And Songwriter Andrea Stolpe On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is songwriter and educator Andrea Stolpe, who’s written songs for Faith Hill, Julianne Hough, Daniel Lee Martin, Jimmy Wayne, and others. She’s also worked as a staff writer for EMI, Almo-Irving, and Universal Music Publishing. Andrea teaches songwriting at the University of California’s Thornton School of Music, and is the author and […]

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September 8, 2020

An Immersive Audio Format War, Artist Visa’s About To Increase 50%, And Producer/Plugin Developer Dan Korneff On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is producer, mixer and engineer Dan Korneff, who has not only worked with prominent names like Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, Papa Roach, Lamb of God and My Chemical Romance, but has developed some of the coolest audio plugins available. Dan not only knows how to expertly use his audio gear, but he […]

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