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Legendary Guitarist Wayne Kramer On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is the legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, who may be one of the most unappreciated but exceptionally influential guitarists in rock. He was a co-founder of the seminal MC5, a band that many would argue started the punk rock movement almost a decade before it became popular. In fact, […] The post Legendary Guitarist...

New Music Gear Monday: Audified Linda Ironverb Reverb Plugin

It’s fair to say that there are so many great reverb plugins on the market that one would wonder why the world needs another one, but there’s always room for something that takes a different approach or specializes in a particular area. Such is the case with Audified’s Linda Ironverb which takes plate reverb emulation […] The post New Music Gear Monday:...

Yes, You Can Mix With Limited Processing And Kevin Killen Shows You How

Kevin Killen is a great engineer with a host of big time credits (U2, Elvis Costello and Peter Gabriel, for instance) and he’s been much in demand as a mixer for a long time. When I wrote the first edition of The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Kevin was one of the mixers I most wanted to […] The post Yes, You Can Mix With Limited Processing And Kevin...

Jeff Komar Of Avid Answers Your Immersive Audio Questions On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Avid Solutions Specialist Jeff Komar. Jeff grew up around music and recording so he naturally gravitated towards the tech world. He joined Digidesign in 2000 before it was bought by Avid, and he’s specialized in helping creators solve problems ever since.  Since there have been so many […] The post Jeff Komar Of...

New Music Gear Monday: Accusonus ERA Audio Clean-Up Assistant

We all have those tracks that require cleanup to make useable. Excessive noise, too much room, too many S’s, lots of breaths – the list goes on. Most post pros will use one or more of the iZotope RX tools for cleanup, but that can be expensive and there’s a learning curve that many music […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Accusonus ERA Audio Clean-Up...

See Louis Armstrong In The Studio In 1959

Here’s a great piece of archival footage that shows the only film ever taken of the legendary Louis Armstrong in the studio. This was during the 1959 recording of the album Satchmo Plays King Oliver and it shows Armstrong and his All Stars recording the master take of “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” as well as silent footage […] The post See Louis Armstrong...

Mastering Engineer Michael Romanowski Talks Immersive Mastering On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Michael Romanowski, who’s the owner and chief mastering engineer at Coast Mastering in Berkley, CA. Michael has over 30 years of experience mastering in stereo, but he’s been a pioneer in mastering for immersive audio, complete with a new purpose-built 9.1.6 room. Michael’s immersive...

New Music Gear Monday: Denise Audio Poltergate Gate Plugin

Most good engineers know how to make leakage work in their favor, but sometimes it’s just too much to deal with. This can come from an inexperienced drummer that’s not used to controlling his or her dynamics in the studio, or a drum kit with unbalanced levels on the drums or cymbals. There are now […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Denise Audio Poltergate...

Happy New Year – Here’s To A Great 2022

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s have a safe, happy and prosperous 2022 together. As always, I’m very grateful and thankful for your continued support! Happy New Year everyone! Let’s have a safe, happy and prosperous 2022 together. As always, I’m very grateful and thankful for your continued support! The post Happy New Year – Here’s To A Great 2022 appeared...

5 Reasons Why Music Creation Today Is Better Than Ever, And 5 Reasons Why It’s Not

As 2021 comes to a close and we look forward to what 2022 might bring, now is a good time to reflect on some of the good and not so good points about music creativity. I’m old enough to have seen music and gear go through many changes so I think I have a good […] The post 5 Reasons Why Music Creation Today Is Better Than Ever, And 5 Reasons Why It’s...

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