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5 Things To Keep In Mind When Miking An Audience

I’ve received questions about miking an audience a few times in the past week so it seems like a good time to repost this how-to from a few years ago. It goes without saying that if you’re recording a live performance, then you want to pick up some of the crowd reaction to make it […] The post 5 Things To Keep In Mind When Miking An Audience appeared...

Deezer Coming On Strong, My Top 10 DAWs, And Tour Manager Felicity Hall On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Felicity Hall, who’s been a tour manager for the last 10 years in a male dominated world. During that time she’s worked with Snarky Puppy, Bokante, Delain, Public Service Broadcasting, and a whole lot more. Felicity has also been running an online series about managing life on the road on […] The post Deezer Coming...

New Music Gear Monday: Neumann V 402 Dual Channel Microphone Preamp

There are plenty of really great microphone preamps on the market today. So many that it’s difficult to make a wrong choice if you’re willing to spend enough money. That said, it isn’t every day that Neumann introduces a microphone preamp. In fact, the new V 402 is the first stand-alone preamp that the company […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Neumann...

Save Nashville Home Studios With Lij Shaw On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Lij Shaw, who’s leading the fight to save not only home studios but all home-based businesses in Nashville.  Imagine that it was illegal for you to record anyone except yourself in your home studio. If you’re a music teacher, imagine that you weren’t allowed to have students over to your […] The post Save Nashville...

Road Veterans Share Their Tips On What To Eat On Tour

Except for a few outposts in small parts of the world, no one is out on the road making music at the moment. The lockdown won’t last forever though and there will be a time when everyone that can tour will tour so now is a good time to prepare. If you’ve ever been on […] The post Road Veterans Share Their Tips On What To Eat On Tour appeared first...

New Music Gear Monday: Massenburg Design Works MDWEQ6 Equalizer Plugin

We all take parametric equalizers for granted these days but the fact of the matter was that it was a rather radical departure in EQ design when George Massenburg first proposed it in his AES paper in 1972. Since then the parametric has become a standard tool in most recording studios (certainly in plugins). Besides […] The post New Music Gear Monday:...

Engineer Steve Albini On Recording Drums

One of the most respected of the new breed of engineers, Steve Albini gained his considerable experience and reputation working primarily with underground and alternative bands. While his most famous credit remains Nirvana’s “In Utero”, Steve has worked with a diverse lineup of artists such as PJ Harvey, The Pixies, The Stooges, Cheap Trick, Silkworm,...

New Music Gear Monday: Radial Engineering HDI High-Definition Direct Box

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that I’m a big fan of all products from Radial Engineering, but their direct boxes in particular. The JDI has been a long-time a standard for both studio and live and with good reason. It’s built like a tank and will last forever, and […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Radial Engineering HDI High-Definition...

Online Concerts, Things We Don’t Miss About Analog Studios, And Studio Designer John Brandt On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is John Brandt, who’s owned studios and built custom audio equipment in both the UK and Nashville before delving deeper into the world of studio design.  John’s company JHBrandt Acoustic Designs now provides design and consulting services to music studios, commercial video and cinema facilities, home recording studios,...

New Grammy Rule Book, Orchestra Social Distancing, And Producer Kyle Hunter On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Kyle Hunter, who started producing music for artists, but soon learned about the world of sync licensing and custom music.  He also co-founded RhythmCouture, which now counts Forever 21, Vans, Calvin Klein, The NY Times and many more major brands among their clients. The company also has a large music […] The post...

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