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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[...]
Sequencing Options Part 2
Back in  the dark ages when one had to actually book time in a studio to make a real recording,[...]
The Money Question
We've discussed money in bits and pieces during the course of this blog for almost two years. In this installment,[...]
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[...]
Gigmasters and Gig Salad
I moved to Los Angeles in March 1983 to attend the Guitar Institute of Technology, or GIT. It was a[...]
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[...]
Gig Travel – The Solo Gigger
How do you get to your shows? Planes, trains, automobiles, boats, bikes or on foot? There are many ways to[...]
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@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[...]
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[...]
Amplitube on Android – iRig UA Review
Finally, someone has done it!  Quality digital effects are now available to the most popular (and significantly superior imho) mobile[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), Lady Gaga was born and raised in New York City. She quickly[...]
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[...]
Sequencing Options – The Solo Gigger
A while back, I did a column on learning new material. This month, let’s tackle sequencing a new song. This can[...]
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[...]