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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[...]
Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), Lady Gaga was born and raised in New York City. She quickly[...]
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[...]
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: 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[...]
Miking Your Heavenly Choir
As a worship sound pro, the top three questions asked of me are: 1) How do I get my audio[...]
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,[...]
DIY Monitor Stands
Monitor stands are one of those necessary evils in the studio.  They’re probably the boringest thing in the world to[...]
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[...]
Ronnie Wood's Rock And Roll Diary
A decade before joining the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood’s musical apprenticeship with The Birds catapulted him onto the stage of[...]
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[...]
Review: Behringer Eurodesk SX4882
Hello. It’s Tom Chianti again. We haven’t seen each other since I scootered my way thru last year's AES convention[...]
John Fahey's Dance of Death
I recall as if it were only yesterday or possibly even a distant dream of my high school years in[...]
Katy Perry
As we all know, unlike ‘normal’ jobs, there is no direct path to financial independence (aka ‘a job’) as a[...]
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[...]
How Did Bruno Mars Make It?
Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, one of six children from a musical family.[...]
Is It balanced? Or Unbalanced?
While it is often overlooked, understanding the difference between a balanced signal path and and an unbalanced signal path is[...]
New@NAMM - The Good, the Bad, and the "What Were They Thinking?"
As mentioned in my previous New@NAMM2015 articles, I have been to enough NAMMs to start paying attention to more than[...]