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4th Edition Of Recording Engineer’s Handbook Now Available

By Robert Lindquist

BOMG Publishing has announced the release of the fully updated fourth edition of Bobby Owsinski’s The Recording Engineer’s Handbook. Supplementing the treasure trove of information from previous versions of the book, this new edition adds sections on immersive audio recording, electric guitar recording tricks, and DIY microphone and mic preamp kits. The information is presented […]


Stage Plots: What They Are, Why You Need One, How To Make One

By Jake Kelly

What goes where? That is the question and the stage plot is the answer. This simple picture is usually nothing more than a large rectangle that represents the stage that shows where the musicians and their gear will be located within it. Guitar and Bass amplifiers and speaker cabinets (including monitors) are typically represented with […]


You can sound Good or you can sound Unique

By Tim Hemingway

Over the past 6 months, I have really gotten into listening to podcasts on my commute. It’s probably no surprise that my preferred podcasts are gear-centric.  I have found that there’s no better way to start or end my day than to listen to a couple of guys talk about guitars, music, and recording.


Top 8 Ways to Record Your Gig

By Bill Evans

While editing Riley Wilson’s latest Solo Gigger blog on recording gig–less as a way to promote yourself and more as a way to improve your act–I started to insert a bunch of examples of hardware and software tools and then stopped, realizing that this really called for its own, stand-alone post. So, here ya go… […]


NY Tax Credit = More Music, More Jobs

By Robert Lindquist

In New York State, the Excelsior Jobs Program was created to provide tax credits for strategic high tech, bio-tech, clean-tech and manufacturing businesses—and last year, the legislature added “music production firms” as an eligible industry. While the addition recognized the strategic importance of the music industry in creating high-quality jobs, Excelsior was not built to […]


Gigging Right: Playing With Tracks

By Bill Evans

By Jerry Cobb So your drummer quit, your bass player has taken up yoga and won’t learn the songs, and you can’t find a keyboard player willing to drive to your gigs? Never fear. No musician likes to admit defeat. I think in the long run, we would all prefer to have the most awesome live […]


For Game Sound Composers

By Waldo Watts

GameSoundCon finalized the 2015 schedule for the leading conference on video game music and sound design, and presents the most compelling speakers and sessions for game music composers yet. Audio for Virtual Reality is a big topic this year. Several 3D audio companies will exhibit their latest virtual reality audio solutions, and GameSoundCon attendees will […]


Tips for Recording Acoustic Guitar

By Darth Fader

Recording the acoustic guitar can be a bit difficult until you know a few tried and true techniques. Live2Play is here to help. By Darth Fader for the Live2Play Network Guitar aficionados know that the body of a guitar acts as an amplifier for the strings, and that guitar tone is affected by size, shape, […]


My Electronic Classroom

By Richard Gilewitz

Some years ago when I was asked that infamous question during an interview, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”, I could not have predicted the future. I had no idea. Never knowing where the winds would direct me, as opportunities ebb and flow, I would often land in unexpected, but familiar areas. Today, […]


Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #2

By Tim Hemingway

Day 2: Category: Recording This week, “Guitar Guy” Tim is giving Live2Play Network readers his picks for the 10 Best Android apps for musicians. If you’re just joining the series, you may want to start at the beginning by clicking here. For day 2, we’re going to continue looking at recording software for Android. Smart […]

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