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The Secret Legacy of Rudy Van Gelder
Opinion

The Secret Legacy of Rudy Van Gelder

Jesse Klapholz‘ analysis of Rudy Van Gelder’s place in recorded music history is excerpted and adapted from his upcoming textbook, The New Cyclopedia of Jazz Recording Techniques.

It offers what may be considered a controversial take on the legendary recordist, but one worth considering and debating. These are the Read more...

Free Mini-Course on Mixing Vocals with Justin Colletti
Tips & Tutorials

Free Mini-Course on Mixing Vocals with Justin Colletti

Our new full-length “Mixing Breakthroughs” course with SonicScoop editor Justin Colletti is getting rave reviews, but you’re not able to buy it right now, Justin’s still got some great free videos for you:

For the rest of this month, we’re going to post some of Justin’s best free music production Read more...

7 Acoustics Myths That Are Quietly Sabotaging Your Mixes
Tips & Tutorials

7 Acoustics Myths That Are Quietly Sabotaging Your Mixes

Room acoustics can be a pain in the you-know-what.

You’ve got to pay attention to them if you want your mixes to sound great. But taming them often seems like a black art.

Sure—there’s lots of information about acoustics scattered across the internet. But most of it is misguided, impractical, 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...

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