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Musicians & UFOs - 15 Close Encounters with Flying Saucers

Monday - Jul 17, 2017 Interesting

We've uncovered cave paintings, medieval and renaissance artwork, military radar videos, and have sightings of UFOs even up to this day.  It's no real surprise that some of our favorite musicians have had their own close encounters with unidentified flying objects.  What is surprising is that they've admitted to it, sometimes on national television, since […]

Gain Staging Explanation Through Hardware & Software

Thursday - Jul 13, 2017 Q & A

When we got this question, it was another in a string of emails asking for more information about gain staging.  It's something we've mentioned a lot in the Studio Recording column but hadn't dedicated a full article to it.  We since then have written a full investigation into the concept (linked below), but here's the […]

Does All of This Info & Gear Apply to Podcasting?

Wednesday - Jul 12, 2017 Q & A

The world of studio recording equipment is confusing to the uninitiated trying to get a foothold, and with manufacturers marketing their gear differently to outsiders, it's no surprise that we received this week's question about podcasting... And thanks to Calvin, Justin, Jason, Andy, Doug, Shawn, Dominic, Daniel, Jamieson, Gabrielle, Anthony, Zaiden, and James for the positive […]

Russian Meme Music - Where Did We Go Wrong?

Wednesday - Jul 12, 2017 Culture

Where did we lose our way?  At what point did we toss all care to the wind and start admitting that we like some of the most absurd music out there? I'd say the answer for most of us is around the time the internet was released to the public, but for the Russians, we have […]

Mixing Saxophone for Perceived Power & Clarity

Tuesday - Jul 11, 2017 Q & A

We've been receiving a lot of emails from users lately, but not questions. Thankfully, several have been corrections for errors spotted in our articles, which we always appreciate.  But in the meantime we did collect several solid questions, one of which we want to share here for the benefit of everyone.  Let's get right to […]

SoundCloud Cuts Staff by 40% & Closes Two Offices

Thursday - Jul 6, 2017 Industry News

SoundCloud has had an interesting run thus far from a business stand point.  The company now reaches an estimated 175 million listeners and contributors, including amateur musicians and established major label pop stars. In January of this year, the company reported the risk of needing to raise more funding.  This means they'd have to give […]