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Is Celemony's Melodyne really better than compression in some cases? Try it, and find out...   by Craig Anderton   Although most people think “pitch correction” when you say “Melodyne,” there’s much more to the program t...
Live Sound
                           In this current series of articles concerning the venerable Bob Heil and his contributions to live sound reinforcement, we’ve spent a great deal of time tal...
Strings
Sometimes simple changes can lead to big results   by Craig Anderton   Want a bigger sound from your guitar? Consider using medium gauge strings (.011 top instead of .010). Sure, you won’t be able to fly around them as fast as lighter-gauge strings...
Keyboards and Pianos
  Crunching The Nashville Number System   When I moved to Nashville in the 80’s and had my first opportunity to participate in a recording session, I was abruptly introduced to a notation system called the Nashville Number System.  Imagin...
Drum and Percussion
Event: Nashville Drum Show — 2014 A walk through drum heaven by Dendy Jarrett       INTRODUCTION   The Nashville Drum Show was held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds on September 20th and 21st.  The off...
Modules and MIDI
  Make quantization work for you, not against you   by Craig Anderton   Quantization was controversial enough when it was limited to MIDI, but now that you can quantize audio, it’s even more of an issue. Although some genres of music work ...
Bass Guitars
Steve Spalding enjoys a reputation of successfully working on fretted instruments since the 1980s, running a one-man shop from a relatively rural area on the west coast. Located in Ashland, Oregon, Steve works out of a small second-story shop full of various e...
Guitar and Bass Amps
Series, parallel, and series-parallel, and their effect on impedance By Phil O'Keefe   Every so often someone will ask a question on the forums regarding wiring guitar speaker cabinets, and rather than repeating myself in multiple forum posts, I thought a...
Recording
Is Celemony's Melodyne really better than compression in some cases? Try it, and find out...   by Craig Anderton   Although most people think “pitch correction” when you say “Melodyne,” there’s much more to the program t...
Guitars
Steve Spalding enjoys a reputation of successfully working on fretted instruments since the 1980s, running a one-man shop from a relatively rural area on the west coast. Located in Ashland, Oregon, Steve works out of a small second-story shop full of various e...
Bluegrass and Folk Instruments
  Crunching The Nashville Number System   When I moved to Nashville in the 80’s and had my first opportunity to participate in a recording session, I was abruptly introduced to a notation system called the Nashville Number System.  Imagin...
Effects
  An Exploration of Reverb Effects Continued from Delays and Echo   The electrification and amplification of instruments in the 1930’s originally came about out of the need for instruments to be louder in pre-PA days, but an unintentional ...
Bass Accessories
  Familiarize yourself with the different types of bass strings and find the sound you’re after. Gauge, material, type of winding, coated or uncoated...shopping online for strings or at your local music store can be a daunting task for the uninitiat...
Guitar Accessories
Steve Spalding enjoys a reputation of successfully working on fretted instruments since the 1980s, running a one-man shop from a relatively rural area on the west coast. Located in Ashland, Oregon, Steve works out of a small second-story shop full of various e...
Misc
One of the most common and devastating mistakes I see local bands make is playing gigs without a banner behind them. “Why is this such a big deal?” you might ask. For starters, you need to let people know who you are. I can’t tell you the num...
Controllers
The more interesting the synth sound, the better   By Craig Anderton   One of the great advantages of virtual instruments is that many parameters are automatable, so you can introduce dynamic changes as you do with other elements of a mix. But which ...
Microphones
                          A View From The Side - Bob Heil - Part Two   In my 30 plus years in the music business, I’ve been blessed to meet some really interesting people with compell...
Band and Orchestra Instruments
 Important Players in the History of the Saxophone Woodwind & Brasswind Contributing Writer – Greg Vail   There are so many names we could mention in classical and jazz, but I am going to focus on the big name, popular saxophonists of their...
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