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Microphone Survives Truck Rollover

Here’s an interesting video of a stage-floor microphone being run over by a truck. The soundtrack is the live audio signal from the microphone shown in the video. If you ever wondered what it sounds like to be run over by...

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Real Drums or Drum Samples?

I’d like to record a live drum set for my songs, but it’s tricky to do, and it’s hard to get a good sound in my bedroom! Should I try a drum machine or triggered drum samples? What are the pros and cons of...

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Vocal Levels and Reverb

I’m recording our acoustic band with a portable stereo digital recorder on a table. The vocals are always too quiet in the recording, but they don’t sound that way live. I thought that digital recorders were supposed...

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Getting started in computer recording

I want to record my musical ideas with a computer recording studio but I don’t know where to begin. What gear do I need? How does it work? — Sarah, Omaha, NE A songwriter’s computer studio can be pretty simple....

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  • How To Live Before You Die
    "You can’t connect the dots looking forward. Only looking back. So follow your heart and trust that eventually the dots will connect."  This commencement speech by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs contains great advice for anyone looking for a career on the creative side of things.  The post How To Live Before You Die appeared first […]
  • Two Music and Audio Buyouts That May Actually Be Good News… For a Change
    A couple of pieces of industry news that may have gotten lost amidst the poop-show that passes for common culture and attention spans these days. Buyouts happen all the time and we should all expect so see more of them for a couple of reasons. 1) Many of the founders of enterprises ranging from smaller […]
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  • Cerwin-Vega Active: The Big Gig VIDEO
    The first gig was just a warm-up, this time we took the Cerwin Vega Active system out on a much larger gig—how did it do? If you missed the first part in thise series of reviews (which includes a description of the system and it’s features) you might want to GO BACK to go back […]