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Recycled Instruments: Wind Instruments

Continued from here. Wind Instruments The earliest flute was nothing more than a hollow stick with a few holes drilled into it.  But there’s no law that requires the flute to be made of wood or metal (clay flutes...

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Recycled Instruments: Diddley Bow

Continued from here. Diddley Bow   If you happen to have some spare parts, such an electric guitar pickup and an amp, you can forget about your instrument needing acoustic properties.   Jack White shows how a...

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Recycled Instruments: Gas Can Guitar

Continued from here. Gas Can Guitar   If the twenty or so bucks it might cost to put together, here’s another route.  This one goes back to using a gasoline can, but the can is kept fully in tact (well, maybe...

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Recycled Instruments: Kalimba

Continued from here. Kalimba   www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3kEEyLKUvw   Take, for example, the humble kalimba or thumb piano.  On this recycled version of the instrument, the lid from a small tin box is used for...

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Recycled Instruments: Steel Drums

Continued from here. Steel Drums   Steel drums are constructed from discarded 55 gallon oil drums that are relatively thick (more an 1/4”) and heavy compared to the 1 gallon gasoline can that can used to form a...

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  • Ears & Brain Top Tools For Good Sound
    Renowned sound engineer Bruce Swedien is sharing his hard-won wisdom and expertise with the next generation of engineers in his master class, “Critical Listening with Bruce Swedien.” Bruce is the force responsible for the unmistakable sound of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking “Thriller” album, the recipient of five Grammy Awards, and a leading architect of the contemporary pop aesthetic. He is credited […]
  • Peavey XR® 1200 Series Powered Mixing Consoles Feature DSP and More
      Peavey announces that it has added the new PV® 115PM powered stage monitor and the PV® 118D powered subwoofer to its enduring PV® Series, the benchmark for performance and value in sound reinforcement products.   The Peavey PV 115PM is a two-way powered monitor system engineered with a bi-amplified class D power section that […]
  • Cerwin-Vega Launches New TS-42 Folded Horn
     The TS-42is aimed at sound companies, performing DJs, musicians, nightclubs and theaters that need to thrill their audiences with clear, powerful bass.   The TS-42 is based on Cerwin-Vega’s decades of research and development into the perfection of folded horn designs. The folded horn design lengthens the path that the sound travels, which results in […]
  • Deconstructing Maroon 5’s Makes Me Wonder
    In spite of some false starts and 17 months ofworking their breakout album, Songs About Jane, Maroon 5 has taken over the airwaves and worldwide singles charts, landing a number one spot with “Makes Me Wonder.” Let’s look under the hood to see what makes this danceable ditto run.   “Makes Me Wonder” begins with […]
  • Sound Designer Graham Reznick Mixes with Waves Nx
    Sound designer, re-recording mixer, composer, writer, director and editor Graham Reznick (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, In a Valley of Violence, Until Dawn) mixes using Waves Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones and Waves Nx Head Tracker for Headphones. In addition to an extensive list of sound designer credits, Graham Reznick has […]