Tag: songwriter

How Did Taylor Swift Make It?

Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm.  Her father is a a financial adviser with the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch. At the age of 9, Swift became interested in...

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Credit Where Credit is Due

I was recently asked why sometimes the entire band is listed in songwriting credits, yet, other times it might be one member or one member who writes the lyrics and another who writes the music. They also asked if the whole band...

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Hired Gun or Mercenary ?

Being a hired gun is an art. It’s not for everyone. Most of the time it means doing things someone else’s way.A good example of this is in the movie Rockstar. Chris Cole is hired to be the singer of Steel Dragon and doesn’t want...

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Going On The Road

Going on the road means being prepared or being without something you desperately need.   Whenever I go out on the road no matter how long there are certain things I do and pack. 1. I take all my basses out of the gig...

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  • Waves Now Offering Marc Mozart’s YOUR MIX SUCKS (Waves Edition)
    Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, is offering the Marc Mozart book, YOUR MIX SUCKS (Waves Edition), integrating Waves plugins throughout 14 chapters of guidance, inspiration and methodology on mixing music. […]
  • The Show Goes On with Allen & Heath
    This summer in Bardstown, Kentucky, the sounds of composer Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna” and “My Old Kentucky Home” are alive again at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre thanks in part to a new audio blueprint featuring an Allen & Heath dLive C3500 control surface and DM64 MixRack. Built in 1958, the amphitheatre has hosted The […]
  • Meyer Sound LEO heads out on China’s festival circuit
    MTA Festival China’s music festival scene has been in full swing this summer, with many gatherings across the nation relying on new Meyer Sound LEO Family systems provided by Stage Arts Groups (S.A.G.), a diversified production and artist management enterprise based in Beijing. One standout event in S.A.G.’s non-stop summer schedule was the MTA (Music […]
  • Tracktion Present Delta-V Audio’s SpaceCraft Granular Synth
    Tracktion Corporation is delighted to announce the latest addition to their ‘Tracktion Present’ program, Mark Watt’s (Delta-V Audio) SpaceCraft Granular Synth. The SpaceCraft granular synth has been a huge success on iOS since its launch a year ago. Now, in collaboration with Tracktion, the latest version is available as a plugin in for Mac and […]
  • The New Era of Product Development: The AES New York 2019 Product Development Track
    Each year the Product Development Track presents four days of themed Workshops during the AES Convention. Building on last year’s theme “Make Audio Matter,” the 2019 Product Development Track is built on the theme “The New Era of Product Development.” The Track’s sessions will dive into next-generation methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and […]