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3 Questions For Tim O’Heir: Mixing Care Bears On Fire
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3 Questions For Tim O’Heir: Mixing Care Bears On Fire

Tim O'Heir

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: Tim O’Heir came up and out of the ‘90s lo-fi indie rock underground in Boston, where he engineered records for Buffalo Tom, Come, Belly and ultimately hooked up with Lou Barlow and J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. O’Heir produced/engineered Sebadoh’s Bakesale and Harmacy, and work Read more...

Publishers: Shapiro Bernstein Are Prime Musical Movers

MIDTOWN, Manhattan: As powerful as publishing is in the music world, it can also stand as one of the least-understood components as well. Artists who can attract a premiere publisher like New York City’s own Shapiro Bernstein Music Publishing have a powerful ally in their revenue stream.

David Hoffman, Creative Read more...

On The Road With Flight of the Conchords
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On The Road With Flight of the Conchords

New York, NY — Fans of the HBO series Flight of the Conchords might have a hard time imagining slacker-heroes Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement racing between the show’s stage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and recording studios city-wide to get all of the show music fully written and produced and albums Read more...

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Flavor of the Week: Roland AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer
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Flavor of the Week: Roland AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer

I can hear the sighs, chortles and disgusted grunts already, and lovers of the conventional wisdom can settle deeper into their self-satisfied stance that only wussies or total dorks would be caught dead playing a keytar.

I will relent that a lot of wussies and/or cheeseballs probably have played keytars, Read more...

Review: UAD Harrison 32C EQ By Geoff Sanoff, With Eli Janney

Universal Audio released its Harrison 32C EQ plug-in this spring with fanfare about how this was the EQ that Bruce Swedien had used on Thriller. Universal Audio had modeled Swedien’s exact console, using the man himself as the arbiter of success.

Geoff Sanoff at Stratosphere Studios

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Flavor of the Week: U&I Software MetaSynth 5 — Virtual Instrument & Sound Design Workstation

When I first learned about MetaSynth in 1998, it seemed like an appropriate example of the famous Arthur C. Clarke quote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

MetaSynth began as an incredibly innovative graphically-based synthesizer, featuring various methods for deriving sounds from images. In the decade plus that Read more...

3 Questions for…Justin Gerrish: Mixing Vampire Weekend
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3 Questions for…Justin Gerrish: Mixing Vampire Weekend

MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN: The end of summer is nigh for Vampire Weekend. As the evening starts to show itself a tad earlier, the incredibly clever indie rock band’s next album comes that much closer to daylight.

Vampire Weekend: (l-r) Christopher Tomson, Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chria Baio. Photo by Vorrasi. Read more...

Birmingham To Brooklyn: Deluka Makes Debut In DUMBO
Music Business

Birmingham To Brooklyn: Deluka Makes Debut In DUMBO

DUMBO, BROOKLYN: Ellie Innocenti, lead singer of Deluka, a four-piece dance-rock band from Birmingham, England, opens the door when I buzz at Vel Records’ studios in DUMBO. It’s a workday at Vel, where Innocenti and bandmate Kris Kovacks have been writing and recording their first full-length record. They are Read more...

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