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Written on Aug, 03, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

    My friends Matthew Mcglynn, Ryan Canestro, and Randy Coppinger spent a good amount of time with a LOT of expensive microphones creating The $60,000 Ribbon Mic Shootout for recordinghacks.com. It’s an extensive review covering  AEA, Audio-Technica, BLUE, Cascade, Cloud, Coles, Royer Labs, Samar Audio, sE Electronics, ShinyBox, Shure, and Sontronics mics on a variety of recorded sources.  I hosted part of the …

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Written on Jun, 20, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

  Any day that I get a call from Roy Burns is always a great day. I’ve known Roy for many years first as a teacher, which turned into a mentor, which later turned into a friend. On this occasion, he called to let me know that some footage of his drumming with The Benny Goodman Orchestra had surfaced on …

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Written on Apr, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  My good friend Louise Palanker created a new video for the Our Place theme song that we produced together. Our Place is a social media app for teens and tweens where kids get together and discuss issues, learn about life, and make new friends. All of the recording and mixing took place at my studio with a host of talented people including …

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Written on Apr, 16, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Great article on 9 ways to save your voice. I’ve seen many of these techniques work for singers in the studio. Helpful indeed, but the ‘no smoking’ should be #1.  Many vocalists stay away from dairy products too… 1. Add Moisture. 2. Don’t Talk. 3. Minimal Partying. 4. No Smoking. 5. Don’t Over-Warmup. 6. Don’t Rely on Throat Sprays. 7. …

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Written on Apr, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

A great reminder of how great pop songwriting can be. Learning from classics like this shows how 3 minutes and 14 seconds can take you to unexpected melodic and harmonic places without sounding forced or erudite. I love how Elton John starts the verse on the ii chord! So without further ado, here’s how to play Goodbye Yellow Brick Road …

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Written on Mar, 24, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

There are 3 days left to download SoundToys Little PrimalTap plug in for free. A good character delay that’s easy to use. Click on the image or link below to grab it. There’s no catch except for creating an account at SoundToys if you don’t already have one. Free Little Primal Tap plug-in

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Written on Mar, 22, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

This comes in quite handy especially for inversions of minor 9 chords and the like. The playable piano keys are a nice touch.Watch All Girls Weekend (2016) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download It’s not mobile friendly yet, but hopefully it will be one day. http://www.pianochorddictionary.com/    

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Written on Mar, 19, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Every time I hear the name Harold Budd, my mind starts playing the dreamy Major 7 themed song “The Plateaux Of Mirror” that he wrote and recorded with Brian Eno. That album (with the same name) remains an all time favorite. He sometimes gets lumped into the ‘new age’ category, but if pressed to use a category, I would suggest …

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Written on Mar, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Exactly what I needed to read right now. As Brian Eno has said in a number of ways “The answer is not more options” BRAINSTORMING, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, WORKING WITH FREE REIGN ON A PROJECT–THEY’RE OLD CREATIVITY MAXIMS, BUT HOW WELL DO THEY REALLY WORK? Click on the image or link below for the story at Fast Company: http://klou.tt/ti3enud6eeyp

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Written on Mar, 10, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Awaiting some user feedback before hitting Software Update on my iPhone… From the apple site: iOS 7.1 is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Apple CarPlay introduces a better way to use iPhone while driving. And you can now control exactly how long Siri listens and more.   Geekwire.com review: Here are 5 cool new features from …

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