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Prince, the Revolutionist

By Andrea Bensmiller

How Prince Changed the Music Industry Forever Like all Prince fans, I was thrown that Thursday into a giant basket of sorrow. The memories flooded me. I couldn’t find my iPod fast enough, and I spent the bulk of two days shirking all other responsibilities to watch the non-stop tributes to his life on TV. […]

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Adele, Grammys and Vocal Damage

By Waldo Watts

BY ANDREA BENSMILLER If you thought Adele’s Grammy performance, besides the obvious pitch problems (whether caused by bad sound or not), felt strained, pushed, tense, not quite so fluid…it was. People have probably forgotten by now that in 2012 Adele, after damaging her voice “suddenly” on a French radio show, was diagnosed with polyps on […]

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Marriage and Musicians – Should We Even Try?

By Andrea Bensmiller

by Andrea Bensmiller Get a group of musicians into a room and start talking about the things they hate dealing with on an everyday basis and at some point the conversation is going to turn towards getting bitched at in their relationship. That’s not a “don’t put your feet on the coffee table” bitched at […]

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Reverb Secrets to Clarify Your Mix

By Andrea Bensmiller

We’ve all been conditioned to believe that reverb is the most important of the effects in our toolbox – but truth be told, it’s not. That distinction goes to EQ, but reverb can certainly make or break your mix. So…what do pro mix engineers do to combat the problem? To answer that question, I enlisted […]