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Learning Tunes
Unless you perform in a tribute band of artists no longer recording, chances are you'll need to add new material[...]
Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), Lady Gaga was born and raised in New York City. She quickly[...]
The Power of Musical Notes
Within a number of articles I’ve written for various publications, the theme has always been along the lines of a[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Compression: What It Is And Why It's Good
A compressor (a.k.a.dynamic processor) is designed to automatically control the volume or dynamics of the sound traveling through it. Compressors[...]
Miking Your Heavenly Choir
As a worship sound pro, the top three questions asked of me are: 1) How do I get my audio[...]
The Solo Gigger - Continuing Education
What's the name of the last book you read? Some of you will have an immediate response and may even[...]
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,[...]
Audio-Technica Wireless Scores At Super Bowl XLIX
Living and breathing audio as we do, it's tough to watch a major performance on TV and not wonder... "What[...]
New@NAMM: PreSonus StudioLive 64AI and 48AI Mix Systems
PreSonus says their two new StudioLive™ AI Mix Systems deliver large-format channel counts, recording, powerful DSP, and more for under[...]
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 Money Question
We've discussed money in bits and pieces during the course of this blog for almost two years. In this installment,[...]
Problem Gigs
By now, I trust your solo or duo act is clicking right along, according to your business plan. “What's that-[...]
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[...]
April's Question: What Song/Artist Changed Your Life?
Earlier this month, I found myself flipping through infomercials and reruns, trying to find something to keep me entertained.  I[...]
How To End Feedback
There's nothing that makes us cringe more than being at a club, concert venue or House-Of-Worship and experiencing earsplitting feedback.[...]
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[...]