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Bitcoin for Musicians: Tatiana Moroz Makes the Case for “Artist Coins” and More
Music Business

Bitcoin for Musicians: Tatiana Moroz Makes the Case for “Artist Coins” and More

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...

SonicScoop Investigates: Can YOU Win A GRAMMY?
Music Business

SonicScoop Investigates: Can YOU Win A GRAMMY?

The 2017 GRAMMY awards show will be held this coming Sunday, February 12th at 5pm Pacific Time. Here’s how you could earn your own nomination the next time around.

Yes, you too can be nominated to win a GRAMMY, and the process for entering into the running is a little Read more...

New Gear Review: Peluso P-87 Solid State Condenser Microphone
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Peluso P-87 Solid State Condenser Microphone

Microphone choice is always a fascinating subject. Go on any internet forum and pose a “Best mic for ______” question. Trolls and sages alike will descend from the ranks with every possible answer. It may not be 2016-presidential-campaign-ugly, but the debate can still rage fiercely.

Some microphones though, have achieved Read more...

NY Studio Factory: A Safe Haven for Sonic Practitioners
Studio Business

NY Studio Factory: A Safe Haven for Sonic Practitioners

How different would producing music in New York City be if real estate were plentiful and inexpensive? Producers, mixers, mastering engineers and audio post pros could set up shop in their favorite neighborhood, expand at will, and change locations without missing a beat.

Well, as the Rev. Jesse Jackson famously Read more...

Software Roundup: The Best Transient Shaping Plugins on the Market
Gear Reviews

Software Roundup: The Best Transient Shaping Plugins on the Market

When Sound Performance Labs introduced its revolutionary dynamics processor, Transient Designer, in the late 90s, it created a whole new class of audio effects.

This groundbreaking new design employed what SPL would call its “Differential Envelope Technology” to adjust the relative levels of the attack and sustain of a sound, Read more...

New Gear Review: AEA N8 Ribbon Mic [VIDEO]
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: AEA N8 Ribbon Mic [VIDEO]

Ryan Earnhardt of Creative Sound Lab drops by SonicScoop to review the new N8 Ribbon mic from AEA.

Check out more from Ryan at creativesoundlab.tv
Learn more about the AEA N8 at ribbonmics.com/microphone/nuvo-series/n8
And hear more from musician Jordan Okrend at jordanokrend.com

This is our first foray into doing gear Read more...

“Point of Departure”: A Profile of Producer Scott Solter
Interviews

“Point of Departure”: A Profile of Producer Scott Solter

Scott Solter at Baucom Road Studio

This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, December 3, 2012.

“I wasn’t interested in recording music because I particularly enjoyed putting up microphones,” says producer and engineer Scott Solter. “I wasn’t somebody who understood anything technical about audio – or Read more...

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