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How To: Master Your Albums Or Demo
Mastering is the last creative step in your album project before you burn the final CD used for duplication. After[...]
New@NAMM: Audio-Technica System 10 PRO
Like all System 10 models, the System 10 PRO Rack-Mount operates in the 2.4 GHz range, keeping it free not[...]
7 Minutes With Intergalactix
  Multi-instrumentalist production duo Intergalactix features the talents of longtime friends & collaborators Kristian Attard and Serg Dimitrijevic. Originally from[...]
Rap - The Solo Gigger
I am not a fan of rap. However, we should discuss what happens onstage when you aren’t playing. Onstage patter,[...]
Nostalgia's Role In Music
Nostalgia is a funny thing.  It’s what keeps acts like The Rolling Stones selling out shows worldwide, and on a[...]
New: AT5045 Premier Studio Instrument Mic
Featuring audio-technica's largest single diaphragm, the AT5045 is a premier, side-address studio instrument mic in a convenient, stick-type body. Inside,[...]
Enjoy the moment and the rest will follow
Too often we practice self-evaluating instead of focusing on singing. We choose to listen to ourselves in order to decide[...]
Katy Perry
As we all know, unlike ‘normal’ jobs, there is no direct path to financial independence (aka ‘a job’) as a[...]
The "A" Word - The Solo Gigger
Let’s discuss the one thing that will guarantee your success or failure. One word that makes the difference in being[...]
Gigmasters and Gig Salad
I moved to Los Angeles in March 1983 to attend the Guitar Institute of Technology, or GIT. It was a[...]
DIY Monitor Stands
Monitor stands are one of those necessary evils in the studio.  They’re probably the boringest thing in the world to[...]
The Ever Changing Business Model
One of my guitar students and his father came to see me at a restaurant gig a couple weeks ago.[...]
The Importance of Tunnel Vision
When I was in grade school, we lived in Lexington, KY. Beautiful country and thanks to the proliferation of race[...]
New@NAMM: Waves Butch Vig Vocals and H-Reverb
Among the most influential rock producers of recent decades, Butch Vig has directly shaped the sound of modern rock. From[...]
Learning Tunes
Unless you perform in a tribute band of artists no longer recording, chances are you'll need to add new material[...]
Rack 'Em Up... Remotely
About a half dozen years ago, I became enamored of a live audio mixing system called SAC. The Software Audio Console.I[...]
Live Entertainment Economics - THE  SOLO GIGGER
I spoke with a client just last week who wanted to book me for a three hour private party. He[...]
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm.  Her father is[...]