How to Find the Right Engineer, Producer and Musicians to Record Your Music

How to Find the Right Engineer, Producer and Musicians to Record Your Music

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Originally Posted in MusicWorld | August 18, 2016 | by Cliff Goldmacher For songwriters getting ready to demo a song, it’s essential that you choose a professional recording studio with qualified personnel. However, if you haven’t spent much time in the studio, it can be tough to know what distinguishes true professionals from amateurs. As a […]

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Focal Trio6 Be Monitors

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Originally published in Mix Magazine on 5/30/2016 by Kevin Becka Focal’s studio monitors are a relatively new division of the company with a principal focus on audiophile, install, consumer and automobile transducers. Nonetheless, Focal has made a name quickly with a range of models from the affordable from the affordable Alpha50 starting at $299 each, […]

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How to Sing Night After Night Without Straining Your Voice

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Originally published in The Disc Makers Blog by Brad Chapman As a gigging vocalist, you’ve got a different box of tools you need to care for than the rest of the players in your act. When your schedule has you playing a couple of shows a month, your voice may easily recover in time for shows […]

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5 Musical Attributes That Separate Pro Session Musicians From Amateurs

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Originally Published in Sonicbids on Jun 21, 2016 by Max Monahan It would be a gross understatement to say that the world of high-end session musicians is exclusive. James Jamerson played on nearly every Motown record, and session bass player Lee Sklar has contributed to over 2,000 albums over the span of his career. Even in […]

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Acoustic Treatment: Affordable Kits, Unique Products

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Originally published in Mixonline 5/30/16 By Strother Bullins Acoustic treatment manufacturers sell solutions comprising a variety of physical products that must be arranged, positioned and applied correctly to work correctly. The goal in employing three treatment tools—isolation, diffusion and absorption—is to create an acoustically improved environment in which to work, one that should ideally provide […]

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A Tale of Three Helios

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The Legacy and Resurrection of the Branson Boards Originally posted by Thomas Kenny | mixonline.com | 5/5/2015 Liner notes. That’s where it started for so many of today’s engineers and producers. Later, in their teens, they would pick up a guitar or cart around drums, get a gig and wind their way into the studio, never […]

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Review: Manley Force 4-Channel Microphone Preamp

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Originally Posted By Rob Tavaglione for ProSoundNetwork   05.27.2015 On the heels of Manley Labs’ successful launch of its Core input channel, the company delivers another anticipated success, the Force Four-Channel Microphone Preamplifier. And no surprises here—this preamp is a winner. Features Not unlike its Core, Manley’s Force relies on the company’s usual Class A topologies, […]

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Pick Up Your Pro Tools Pace

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Originally Posted by Kevin Becka|mixonline.com|5/5/2015 While attention to detail and organization are vital elements in professional session workflow, speed can often make or break a session. In my own work and with the students I teach, I’m always looking for ways to cut time without negatively affecting the quality of the work. For example, in Nashville, […]

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Brothers Johnson’s Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson Bassist, Dead at 60

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Prolific funk bassist appeared on ‘Off the Wall,’ ‘Thriller’ and Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin tracks Originally posted BY DANIEL KREPS | Rollingstone.com|May 22, 2015  Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” died on Thursday, May 21st. […]

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Roundup: Studio Microphones

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Originally Posted by emusician.com|May 13, 2015 Selecting a mic for any recording application is a subjective decision that takes into account such intangibles as personal preferences, the demands of the voice or instrument you’re recording, the musical style, and the vibe of your song. In case you were wondering why pro studios have so many […]

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