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Isolated Track: Keith Richards Guitar Solo On “Sympathy For The Devil”

We haven’t done an isolated track for a while but this one popped up and it’s a good one, especially if you’re a Rolling Stones fan. It’s the isolated guitar solo track by Keith Richards on the classic “Sympathy For The Devil.” The song was recorded for the Beggars Banquet album in early June of […] The post Isolated Track: Keith Richards Guitar Solo...

Deep Fake Vocals, Miles Copeland Part 2, And AI-Driven A&R On My Latest Podcast

There’s more behind-the-scenes music business stories with former Police and Sting manger Ian Copeland, the guest on the podcast this week. Ian also created IRS Records, which was at the forefront of punk and New Wave as the home of bands like REM, The Bangles, Dead Kennedys, The Go Gos, and many others.  In part 2 of […] The post Deep Fake Vocals,...

Inexpensive Cyber Monday Recording Accessories For Every Studio Owner

Cyber Monday is a great day for a deal, but it’s even better when it’s things that you can use in the studio right away. Here are some recording accessories that every studio owner can use. Personalized Studio Coffee Mugs – Don’t you just hate it when you get your cup mixed up with someone […] The post Inexpensive Cyber Monday Recording Accessories...

Happy Thanksgiving And Thanks For Reading!

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 […] The post Happy Thanksgiving And Thanks For Reading! appeared first on Bobby...

5 Tips On How To Address Negative Comments On Your Music

In the highly social online world that we live in, one thing’s for sure – at some point we’re going to receive negative comments on something. It’s bad enough when it’s about something we’ve posted but especially hurtful when it’s about our music. How you address those comments is extremely important if you don’t want […] The post 5 Tips On How To...

Thunderbolt 4, Former Police Manager Miles Copeland – Part 1, YouTube Ads, And On My Latest Podcast

Get ready for some great behind-the-scenes music business stories as my guest on the podcast this week is Miles Copeland, who formerly managed The Police and created IRS Records. IRS was at the forefront of punk and New Wave as the home of bands like REM, The Bangles, Dead Kennedys, The Go Gos, and many others.  He also […] The post Thunderbolt 4,...

New Music Gear Monday: Audified Klangfilm RZ062 EQ Plugin

There’s nothing like an old vintage equalizer. New digital plugins are surgical and can do things that no analog unit can duplicate, but you just can’t beat the sweetness of those old analog pieces. It seems like the older they are and the fewer features they have, the more we seem to like them as […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Audified Klangfilm...

Farewell Bruce Swedien, The Godfather Of Recording

Bruce Swedien was rightfully known as the “Godfather of Recording” because not only did he see it all from almost the beginning, he changed and adapted with the times and technology, breaking ground for the rest of us to follow. From engineering Count Basie and Duke Ellington at Universal Studios in Chicago in the 1950s, […] The post Farewell Bruce...

Soundbeaming, Musician Robert Martin, And Gamers Avoid Royalties On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is engineer Robert Martin, who was a long-time member of Frank Zappa’s band, the musical director for Bette Midler, and toured or performed with Paul McCartney, Michael McDonald, Stevie Nicks, Boz Scaggs, Etta James, Patti LaBelle, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins and many others. Robert also recorded with Prince, the Moody...

New Music Gear Monday: AudioThing Wires Wire Recorder Plugin

Magnetic recording has been around for a lot longer than you think. Before tape, recording was done on thin magnetic steel wires, an idea that goes back as far as 1898. The technology really came into its own during WWII when the military used it extensively, and its use peaked between 1946 and 1954, after […] The post New Music Gear Monday: AudioThing...

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