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Keyboardist Bob Luna, The Creator Economy, And Why Songs Are Simpler On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is keyboardist, conductor, composer and arranger Bob Luna, who’s worked with everyone from Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Dionne Warwick, Alanis Morissette, Reba McEntire and many more.  Bob has also created music for film, television, commercials and video games, as well as composing the trailer music for dozens of films....

New Music Gear Monday: Apple AirPods Max Headphones

I need another set of headphones like I need a hole in the head. I have every popular set of phones you can name from Sony, Sennheiser, Bose, Fostex, and Audio Technica, plus a host of more exotic ones. I have my favorites, but that changes all the time. Needless to say, I have a […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Apple AirPods Max Headphones appeared...

7 Tips For Getting Your Voice Ready For Your Next Gig

The pandemic is on the downward slide, many areas are now fully open, and pretty soon artists and bands will be back gigging again. It’s time to get those chops back up to speed, which means voice as well as fingers. Since the vocalist is the only musician who can’t put their instrument away in […] The post 7 Tips For Getting Your Voice Ready For Your...

Mixer Nacho Molino, Music’s Short Shelf Life, And Mixing On Headphones On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is 5 time Grammy winning mixer Nacho Molino, who’s worked with Ruben Blades, Carlos Vives, CJ Ramone, Gente d Zona, Joan Manuel Serrat and many more. Even though he comes from a rock background, Nacho has been awarded Latin Grammy’s for Best Salsa Album and Album of the Year, as […] The post Mixer Nacho Molino, Music’s...

New Music Gear Monday: Black Salt Audio Low Control Low Frequency Enhancement Plugin

Mixing engineers are on a never ending quest for low end. Not enough and your mix is weak and sounds like a demo. Have too much and it sounds bloated and boomy. Get it right and your mix is big and powerful sounding. That’s why there are tons of different techniques and plugins that focus […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Black Salt Audio Low Control...

Here’s How To Build A Great Microphone Locker For Around $1,000

When it comes to recording, the variety of microphones at your disposal is vital to capturing the sound as you hear it. It’s all about mixing and matching the mic to the source, and you can’t do that with just one really good mic. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a fortune to create the variety you […] The post Here’s How To Build A Great Microphone Locker...

Podcast #372 – Producer/Educator Mark Rubel, YouTube’s Massive Royalty Payout, And Microtime Audio

My guest on the podcast this week is Mark Rubel, who’s produced thousands of recordings from his Pogo Studio for clients like Alison Krauss, Rascal Flatts, Fall Out Boy, Ludacris, Adrian Belew, Luther Allison, and many more. Mark also works as a consultant and legal expert witness in the fields of audio and copyright. He has taught audio, […] The post...

New Music Gear Monday: Relab LX480 Essentials Reverb Plugin

When digital reverb units became common in studios around the world, the Lexicon 224 was the breakthrough unit, but it was the 480 that became the gold standard that every studio had to have. The unit was expensive for its time (around $12,000 in 1980’s money) but could do things that no plate or chamber […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Relab LX480...

Boutique Amps Distribution Warehouse Severely Damaged By Fire

Boutique amplifiers have been the go-to secret for the modern guitar player for a long time now. Most are made to make it easier to dial in the exact tone that a player is looking for than with a stock mainstream manufacturer’s amp. What many don’t know is that quite of number of the leading […] The post Boutique Amps Distribution Warehouse Severely...

PR Maven Ariel Hyatt, Film Score Trends, And Guitar Environmental Issues On My Latest Podcast

Music PR specialist Ariel Hyatt’s CyberPR agency just celebrated 25 years in business. Ariel and her company specialize in digital media campaigns for the music industry. She has spoken in 12 countries to over 100,000 creative entrepreneurs and is the author of five bestselling books on social media, marketing, and crowdfunding including Cyber PR for...

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