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Hidden Hit-Makers: History’s Most Iconic Session Musicians
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Hidden Hit-Makers: History’s Most Iconic Session Musicians

A handful of documentaries released since the turn of the new century, from 2002’s Standing In the Shadows of Motown to 2013’s Muscle Shoals, have helped us put names and faces to the backing musicians that brought some of our favorite recordings to life. It can be surprising to learn … Read More

How is U2 Still Together?
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How is U2 Still Together?

In U2’s 35-plus years of existence, no member has ever died, been fired, or left. The members of U2 have never gone on an “indefinite hiatus” or succumbed to splintering solo projects. On the contrary, they have performed at an extremely high level and been one of the world’s most … Read More

Is the Mastering Engineer Still Relevant?
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Is the Mastering Engineer Still Relevant?

A Neumann lathe, used to cut master discs for the production of vinyl records.

Years ago, the term “Mastering Engineer” was a very literal one. The “M.E.” was simply the person responsible for creating the master copies of a recording, from which all commercial duplicates could be made.

Today, the … Read More

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