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How Does MP3 Compression Work?

Thursday - Jul 21, 2016 Science

How does MP3 compression work?  That's a common question that deserves a fast answer.  I actually searched around the net before sitting down to write this and noticed that everyone was writing novels about the topic but nobody could explain it in a quick, normal-person manner.  So here we go! "Any sufficiently advanced technology is […]

25 Crazy Science-Supported Facts About Music

Friday - Jul 8, 2016 Science

The mental_floss magazine tasked John Green of their List Show to compile 25 Facts About the Science of Music... He went above and beyond to make sure these were actually surprising, amazing, and conversation-inducing.  Check out the 10 minute video below or scroll down for our TL;DR version: While won't suck all the life out […]

Are Expensive Studio Cables Worth the Money?

Wednesday - Jul 6, 2016 Science

Are these crazy expensive studio cables worth the cash?  How come I can buy a Livewire XLR cable for a literal fraction of the price of a Monster cable?  And then I see these ridiculous audiophile cables asking a thousand dollars or more for a single cable?  What's the deal?  Do they actually produce better […]

What's With the All the Sub-Genre Labels?

Saturday - Jul 2, 2016 Opinions

At the risk of sounding like an old man screaming at the kids to get off his lawn, I'm going to bring up something I've noticed in the past few years... Back in my day, we had things like Rap and Hip-Hop.  Those were two legit labels because one was talking about the newer, aggressive […]

How to Arrange a Song After You've Recorded!

Sunday - Jun 26, 2016 Lessons

There are so many points in the process of writing a song and recording it where you can bog down and throw your hands in the air and give up. I know a ton of musicians who have had an entire projects worth of material ready to be recorded, but they don't want to go […]

Technical Prowess or Authenticity? What's More Enjoyable in Music?

Monday - Jun 20, 2016 Opinions

This is a question I've been pondering since I was a teenager and found myself becoming involved with music.  There seems to be three classes of musicians: Those who focus on technical prowess. Those who focus on authenticity and expression. Those who've mastered both. Now completely disregard the pop star machine that compartmentalizes these factors. […]