March 12th, 2017 by Blake Madden
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, December 2, 2013.
For musicians of my generation, our first experiments with turning two cassette decks into a makeshift multi-track recording device—by dubbing the output of one deck into the input of the other while playing a new instrument—could Read more...
March 5th, 2017 by Blake Madden
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist October 7th, 2013
Image by Flickr user David Simmonds
When I was just above child-age, and not at all close to being a prodigious musician, stories of musical child prodigies seemed to pop up like clockwork.
There I would be: Read more...
February 19th, 2017 by Tony SanFilippo
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, October 3, 2011.
Advertisers will have you believe that condenser microphones are the key to quality recordings. In the past, these super-sensitive transducers were the elite of the microphone world and commanded high prices. In recent years, it seems there’s Read more...
February 12th, 2017 by Justin Colletti
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, October 7, 2013.
Welcome back to singles culture. A survey of history reveals a familiar pattern. And a few good ideas about what musicians should be focusing on now.
Early “record albums” were actually collections of previously released singles. Pictured Read more...
February 9th, 2017 by Justin Colletti
Tatiana Moroz, a well-known proponent of Bitcoin, is using “blockchain” technology to fund her latest album, for a remarkably low-fee alternative to conventional crowdfunding campaigns.
Singer/songwriter and Blockchain advocate Tatiana Moroz has an enthusiasm for Bitcoin that is infectious.
Even I, a longtime Bitcoin skeptic, find myself nodding in agreement Read more...