December 14th, 2016 by Rich Bennett
When I was just a wee lad, playing in my first band in high school, we had many conversations about musical trends we knew nothing about.
One of those conversations revolved around a question posed by our drummer, who asked, “So what do you think about all these crazy ‘drum Read more...
November 24th, 2016 by Rich Bennett
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, November 3, 2013
Keys to the Kingdom
“Timber Tones” wooden guitar picks
In an expectant moment before my first guitar lesson, I quickly grabbed a pick out of the tin at the front desk of my local music store.
I Read more...
May 18th, 2016 by Rich Bennett
The Luke Audio AL-X751 large-diaphragm condenser microphone.
I happened upon on the Luke Audio line this past fall while wandering aimlessly around the AES showroom floor. Tiring of the immense wave of brand names and products I was already aware of, I was craving something new and personalized.
And then, Read more...
March 2nd, 2016 by Rich Bennett
In today’s studios we often have more pitch-shifting, delay and reverb options at our disposal than we know what to do with. I know that some of my many plug-ins may sit unused for months at a time, only to re-emerge in a sudden flash of discovery, prompting me to Read more...
November 10th, 2015 by Rich Bennett
The Røde NTR Ribbon Microphone.
At one of my earliest recording sessions, I tried to describe a sound I was going for: ”Dark, but not muddy; mid-heavy but not crowded, and with enough high end to peak out, but not so much so that it sounds super modern.”
My engineer Read more...