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What Exactly Does an Experienced Editor Do?

We live in an age where a 6-year-old with a laptop and a copy of iMovie can edit some footage together. Editing software is abundant and as easy to use as it has ever been, and the masses are using these tools to ... More

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Johnny Cash on gospel music

"I just hope and pray I can die with my boots on." The Man In Black talks about gospel music in this PBS Blank On Blank animation of a 1996 interview by Barney Hoskyns from Rock's Backpages. I just hope and pray I can ... More

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14 Studio Etiquette Tips to Ponder

Knowing the proper etiquette while recording is almost as important as doing your gig. If you make people uncomfortable or do something that’s considered out of place and chances are that you won’t be asked back. Let’s ... More

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Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Demo

Establishing a groove on a song is usually the job of the rhythm section, but not always. Sometimes a rhythm guitar part or a percussion track makes the groove and everything is built around it. Quincy Jones once told me that ... More

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The iTunes Store Shows A Hint Of Panic

There’s talk coming from various sections of the music business that Apple AAPL -0.71%’s iTunes Store will soon offer high-resolution tracks for sale, and that the introduction might coincide with the future release of ... More

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Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

Many stories have circulated claiming the longest anyone has stayed in an ultra-quiet anechoic chamber is 45 minutes, the reason being any longer would drive you insane. To me this sounded like unsubstantiated rubbish, ... More

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The Story of the Focusrite Studio Console

Having developed modules for the world's leading mixing consoles, the company's first recording console, the Focusrite Forté, was launched, before a streamlined version called the Studio Console was put into ... More

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F1 2013 vs 2014 Sound Comparison

A sound comparison between 2013 and 2014 F1 cars on the pit straight at Albert Park as they complete the first lap. Combustion engines: 2013 - 2.4L V8 2014 - 1.6L V6 Turbo