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Zildjian is One of the Oldest Companies In the World!

Tuesday - Sep 13, 2016 Interesting

Anyone even slightly familiar with music instruments knows about Zildjian.  Their name is synonymous with the cymbals that can be found on almost every drum set you come across.  That's amazing and is likely due to one of the most interesting facts about them... Beyond totally dominating an entire sector of the music instrument industry... The […]

The ScrubBoard Returns with Guitar Loops & Scratching!

Tuesday - Aug 30, 2016 Tech

The last time we visited Jeremy Bell & his ScrubBoard he was working on demoing the added rocker to his DJ scratching device from the retro-future. The ScrubBoard's Evolution Now, not only has he put together a more refined product, but he's stepped up his own ScrubBoard game!  Jeremy hit us up to tell us […]

Acoustic Treatment: Where Does the Absorbed Sound Go?

Thursday - Aug 11, 2016 Science

This is a common question that gets asked by the insightful, but not scientifically inclined members of the music community: "So where does the absorbed sound go in acoustic treatment?" That's a clever question.  We know that the entire reason we need acoustic treatment is because sound bounces around off of the walls in the […]

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 […]