Sometimes we just need to speak our minds. Our jimmies rustle a little too hard and there’s nothing left to do but vent. You’ve made your way, for better or worse, to the Opinions category of the Ledger Note Blog. Don’t worry, some of it’s quite positive!

6 Forced Music Genres that Should Disappear Like the Dodo

Updated: Opinions

Music is more compartmentalized now than ever before. Not only are we well beyond the days of merely designating music as "good" or "bad," several subgenres have cropped up in recent years to further hyper-categorize certain sounds. While some of these sub-categories like indie folk or trip-hop seem to have staying power, others should head […]

Recording Studio Pet Peeves

Updated: Opinions

You know what really butters my biscuit?  You know what really grinds my gears in the studio?  Let me tell you... Not wrapping long cables in the over-under fashion.  I'm aware that not everyone is aware that there's a better way to wind a cable in a circle.  Ignorance is no excuse.  A 50 foot […]

The Top 10 Best Mixed Albums I've Ever Heard

Updated: Opinions

Before we jump right into my list of best mixed albums, let's remind the jimmy rustlers... this is an opinion post.  And since it's based around my opinion, it's limited to the albums that I've had the fortune to listen to and become intimately familiar with.  These are my favorite in terms of mixing, and […]

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

Updated: 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 […]

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

Updated: 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. […]

The In-The-Box vs. Outboard Mixing Squabble

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A lot of us take the art and science of mixing and mastering music very seriously.  Most of us focus on one thing: the quality of the outcome.  Who cares how you do it as long as the end result rocks, right? NOPE. People like drama.  People like to be different and unique.  People also experience confirmation […]