Some of the greatest music ever made, stuff recorded in the last century, has already been lost forever, because we suck at saving it. In 1903, Huddie William Ledbetter was one of the strongest voices in American folk and blues. Known as Lead Belly, Ledbetter was known as the King of the Twelve String Guitar, […]

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Roland Octa-Capture Audio Interface

I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently looking for a multiple i/o digital interface with good pre-amps for my home studio. I’d been mostly focused on Tascam, PreSonus, and Focusrite as options, but recently I’ve been putting some thought into the Roland Octa-Capture as a viable option. A lot of the reasons why are […]

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Review: Yamaha MG10XU Mixer

Every couple of years, the major mixer makers will decide that all-in-one compact mixers are in and will produce a new line. This year is one of those times, in part because the addition of higher end pre-amps and USB I/O have made small foot print mixers a serviceable entry level I/O interface for home […]

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If You Don’t Like The Sound. Change The Sound.

One of the mistakes I made the most often in my earliest recording efforts was to spend all my time working on the sound in post production, and less time worrying about the quality of the source of the sound prior to recording it. This can particularly be an easy bad habit to develop in […]

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The Best Microphone For Everything Ever

It would make being a sound engineer a lot easier if there was one ubiquitous mic that just worked best in every situation. The “right” microphone always depends on your specific situation. What you are micing? Are you recording it or amplifying it or both? In a studio or onsite? So many variables, impossible for […]

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