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4th Edition Of Recording Engineer’s Handbook Now Available
BOMG Publishing has announced the release of the fully updated fourth edition of Bobby Owsinski's The Recording Engineer's Handbook. Supplementing[...]
Worship MD Debuts “Advanced Audio Seminar”
When we go to a concert, we expect the audio, lighting and visuals to be over the top. If the[...]
QSC K Cardioid Subwoofer
@NAMM 2017 - QSC says the newest member of the K Series family, the K Cardioid Subwoofer, is the world’s[...]
PRS Guitars Introduces New Sonzera Amplifier Line
@NAMM 2017 — PRS Guitars has introduced the new Sonzera series of guitar amps, which consists of the Sonzera 50[...]
Supro’s Historic Reso-glass Guitar Reissues
@NAMM 2017: Building on a storied legacy that dates back to the origins of rock & roll music and the[...]
ROCK’N’ROLL INVENTIONS
A new Smithsonian Channel series is about to make some noise as some of the biggest names from the recording[...]
Mackie ProDX8 — A 6-Pack To Go
Over the past few years, I’ve used and reviewed several digital mixers—often times learning them on-the-fly while working with live[...]
Tipling Rock: Small Space, Big Sound
By Gihan Salem Williams Think you need more space to record your magnum opus? Boston-based Tipling Rock does all of[...]
IK Multimedia Introduces iLoud Micro Monitors
Get high-end sound without the high-end price We are pleased to announce that iLoud Micro Monitor, the ultra-compact best sounding[...]
Roland Announces New York Blues Tone Capsule
Developed under the supervision of NYC guitarist Oz Noy, the New York Blues Tone Capsule delivers a unique tonal fusion[...]
The 1st Physically Modeled Electric Bass Virtual Instrument
MODO BASS from IK Multimedia, brings a new level of realism and playability to virtual bass instruments. MODO BASS is[...]
PreSonus Debuts StudioLive AR USB Hybrid Mixers
PreSonus says its StudioLive® AR USB-series hybrid mixers are lightweight, versatile, and feature-rich, "musician’s mixers," packed with analog connections and[...]
The Importance of Tunnel Vision
When I was in grade school, we lived in Lexington, KY. Beautiful country and thanks to the proliferation of race[...]
Tips for Recording Acoustic Guitar
Recording the acoustic guitar can be a bit difficult until you know a few tried and true techniques. Live2Play is[...]
Ronnie Wood’s Rock And Roll Diary
A decade before joining the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood’s musical apprenticeship with The Birds catapulted him onto the stage of[...]
Compression: What It Is And Why It’s Good
A compressor (a.k.a.dynamic processor) is designed to automatically control the volume or dynamics of the sound traveling through it. Compressors[...]
Gig Travel – The Solo Gigger
How do you get to your shows? Planes, trains, automobiles, boats, bikes or on foot? There are many ways to[...]
The Money Question
We've discussed money in bits and pieces during the course of this blog for almost two years. In this installment,[...]
Nostalgia’s Role In Music
Nostalgia is a funny thing.  It’s what keeps acts like The Rolling Stones selling out shows worldwide, and on a[...]
Is It balanced? Or Unbalanced?
While it is often overlooked, understanding the difference between a balanced signal path and and an unbalanced signal path is[...]
Live Entertainment Economics – THE  SOLO GIGGER
I spoke with a client just last week who wanted to book me for a three hour private party. He[...]
Sequencing Options – The Solo Gigger
A while back, I did a column on learning new material. This month, let’s tackle sequencing a new song. This can[...]
New@NAMM: Audio-Technica System 10 PRO
Like all System 10 models, the System 10 PRO Rack-Mount operates in the 2.4 GHz range, keeping it free not[...]
Review: Behringer Eurodesk SX4882
Hello. It’s Tom Chianti again. We haven’t seen each other since I scootered my way thru last year's AES convention[...]
Audio-Technica Wireless Scores At Super Bowl XLIX
Living and breathing audio as we do, it's tough to watch a major performance on TV and not wonder... "What[...]
Enjoy the moment and the rest will follow
Too often we practice self-evaluating instead of focusing on singing. We choose to listen to ourselves in order to decide[...]
New@NAMM: Waves Butch Vig Vocals and H-Reverb
Among the most influential rock producers of recent decades, Butch Vig has directly shaped the sound of modern rock. From[...]
Rack ‘Em Up… Remotely
About a half dozen years ago, I became enamored of a live audio mixing system called SAC. The Software Audio Console.I[...]
The Power of Musical Notes
Within a number of articles I’ve written for various publications, the theme has always been along the lines of a[...]
The “A” Word – The Solo Gigger
Let’s discuss the one thing that will guarantee your success or failure. One word that makes the difference in being[...]