October 27th, 2016 by Justin Colletti
For this story, originally published in September of 2011 on our sister blog Trust Me I’m a Scientist, we gathered 40 years worth AKG 414s in one studio for a decisive side-by-side comparison.
Now, in honor of the 45th anniversary of this classic microphone, we’re bringing it to you again. Read more...
September 25th, 2016 by Justin Colletti
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, September 3, 2013.
Earlier this month, we’ve looked at why deliberate practice is one of the most important activities for becoming successful in your field. It’s the only kind of activity that’s been shown—over decades of research—to make you dramatically Read more...
September 9th, 2016 by Justin Colletti
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, September 3rd, 2013.
We now live in a global economy. This means that no matter what path you take in life, if you want anything that resembles a sustainable and fulfilling career in a creative field, chances are that you’re Read more...
September 1st, 2016 by Justin Colletti
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, September 4th, 2012.
Vinyl Record Notebook Courtesy of Flickr User “Stacie Stacie Stacie”
Among self-financed musicians, pre-production is arguably the most neglected step of the recording process.
This is especially regrettable because pre-production is perhaps the least expensive part of Read more...
July 12th, 2016 by Justin Colletti
Critically-acclaimed bassist and composer Ben Allison has enjoyed a long and prestigious career these past 25 years or so.
He has been exceptionally active, not only as a musician, but also as a behind-the-scenes organizer, serving as a advisor and facilitator for a number of foundations, even speaking in front Read more...