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Giving In and Giving Up

At some point in your career you will contemplate giving it all up.  I have reached this point many times in my own career.  Sometimes dealing with the egos and attitudes of others in this business is just too much for...

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KISS Rocks In A Monster Way!

KISS launched the MONSTER book, album & tour on L.A.s famed SUNSET STRIP, where they first touched down in the early 70s & fell so in love with the vibe, these New Yorkers moved & held court for last 40 years from!...

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Shure's Get the Gig Contest

Today, Shure launched its second annual “Get the Gig” Artist Relations internship competition which is open to all college juniors, seniors and 2012 graduates. The winning Artist Relations Intern will help to...

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Turning Your Talent Into Cash

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Toronto for the second show in Peter Gabriel’s current North American “So” tour. Just before Peter and the band came out, there was an announcement over the PA telling us that an audio copy of the...

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Why I Hate Geniuses

Some nights when I’m really totally fried like crazy I watch Hulu on my computer. People who know me know that I don’t really watch much TV. In fact, right now, I don’t even own a TV. I know that’s weird, but you know...

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The Press Kit is Not Dead

Sometimes going old skool can be putting your best foot forward.When presenting your package to the world, don’t poo-poo the traditional press kit.  Since EPKs (electronic press kits) have become the norm, a well-crafted...

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Rigging You For Failure

How “Professional” Singers Sabotage Your Chances of Getting NoticedTwice this month, I’ve been out at amateur singing “things.” I usually try to avoid your standard karaoke or piano bar stuff because when you do this for a...

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  • Preventing Wireless Mic Dropouts
    by Bruce Bartlett Chffffft! That’s the sound of a wireless mic dropout. The microphone makes a burst of noise or cuts out. That happens because the mic’s radio signal was lost, either by a weak transmitted signal, a weak received signal, or interference with other radio waves. Fortunately, there are many things you can do […]
  • Westone ES5 IEMs
    It was not that long ago–less than a year–that I swore off personally reviewing in-ear personal monitors. I have done so many reviews that I have multiple units from most of the major players. I have not heard/used the stuff made by JH Audio or Fidelity but have or have used multiple models by Future […]
  • Preventing Clipping In Recording And Mixdown
    by Bruce Bartlett (1) When I record myself or our band, I’m clipping the waveform even though I’m not exceeding 0 dB at the top of the level meter. What’s going on? Reply: Make sure to set your record meters and playback meters to read peak levels, not RMS levels. The peak levels show how […]
  • Insert Effects Vs. Send Effects
    By Bruce Bartlett Many people confuse INSERT effects with SEND effects. What are they, and where do you place them in a DAW during a mixdown project? An INSERT effect is inserted into a track, in series with the track’s signal, to process that signal. Examples of insert effects are EQ, compression, gating, and de-essing. A […]