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The Secret Double-Identity of a Recording Engineer
Studio Business

The Secret Double-Identity of a Recording Engineer

Image by Jason Lander.

Anyone who has spent some time in the music business would probably agree that it’s a pretty strange way to make a living.

But even in spite of all its strangeness (or maybe because of it) I can think of no better and more fulfilling way Read more...

In Defense of Live Sound Engineers
Opinion

In Defense of Live Sound Engineers

Image by Flickr user Ville Hyvönen.

I would suspect that all of us have been to a concert and have experienced less-than-stellar sound.

I know that this happens quite a bit because concertgoers are quick to point it out:

“Dude! Did you go to the show?”

“Yeah, it was killer Read more...

DIY Acoustics: Building Your Own Tube Traps
DIY

DIY Acoustics: Building Your Own Tube Traps

Why I heart tube traps, and you should too.

ASC’s original TubeTraps and StudioTraps still set the standard by which all imitations are judged.

If you’re already fortunate enough that you enjoy what you do for a living, you can consider yourself even more fortunate whenever you discover something that Read more...

Op Ed: Too Much Auto Tune
Opinion

Op Ed: Too Much Auto Tune

When you auto-tune a blue note, what color does it become?

Sarah Vaughan, pictured here happily singing in an age before auto-tuning software, knew that making subtle choices in pitch was part of the performance.

Auto. Tune. These two simple words, whenever used together and in succession, make my skin Read more...

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