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Rode Procaster Levels, Music Theory, & Reflection Panels

Tuesday - Feb 7, 2017 Q & A

Among the recent questions we've been helping readers out with, there were a couple very technical ones about recording and acoustic treatment.  The third is about overcoming the obstacle of fear when it comes to pursuing music theory.  It can be daunting at first and we have some advice regarding making progress... We like to […]

Recording Studio Pet Peeves

Monday - Jan 30, 2017 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

Thursday - Jan 26, 2017 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 […]

Human Speech From a Piano...

Tuesday - Jan 24, 2017 Science

I, for one, welcome our new piano overlords. In 2009 at the World Venice Forum, Austrian composer Peter Ablinger unveiled his crazy-ass talking piano by having it read the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court: The video is in German but there are subtitles and the piano speaks in English. This is incredible though. […]

Matt McGuire Shows Skrillex & Rick Ross What's Up!

Monday - Jan 16, 2017 Talent

When the Skrillex & Rick Ross single Purple Lamborghini came out, I couldn't stop listening to it.  The video was cool with tons of visually appealing swagadelic bossness.  Rick Ross did his thing (I love how much he lays back on the beat). But it was Skrillex with his drum production and arrangement that once […]

The Curse of the 27 Club

Friday - Jan 6, 2017 Interesting

Chance?  Conspiracy?  Synchronicity? These are words tossed around by those of us in the know who want to get to the bottom of this mystery.  Why have so many musicians fallen to the curse of... What is the 27 Club? During a tumultuous time for music when artists were again using their voices for social […]