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How to Set Up Your Audio Interface to Record Audio

Updated: Q & A

Our most recent question that was generalizable enough to benefit the entire community is a very fundamental hurdle that nearly everyone runs into.   Being a musician usually involves learning an instrument and some music theory, but rarely do we anticipate needing to learn our way around computers to enhance our hobby.  But that's what […]

How MTV’s TRL Met Its Slow, But Inevitable Demise

Updated: Interesting

You couldn’t get away from Total Request Live at the turn of the 20th century. Their formula of counting down the day's top videos was the anchor of MTV's programming for years, even if said videos skewed immensely heavy toward throwaway bubblegum pop or rap-rock/nu-metal that in retrospect hasn't aged too well. By the time […]

A School Boy's Yearbook Ambition to Sell a Million Records

Updated: Life

This is one of those stories that has a surprise ending, so stick around for the reveal! Strange and interesting things are happening around us all the time.  It used to be that you'd hear about some story that happened to your friend's cousin's neighbor's dad and you'd dismiss it with a chuckle because it […]

Musical Anhedonia: Deriving No Pleasure From Music

Updated: Interesting

For most people, music is an exercise in catharsis. A snappy tune by The Beatles may bring a smile on our face. Spinning Adele’s “21” after a breakup provides a layer of empathy to our distress. Note that we said, "most people." That's because there are some people that don't like music regardless of artist, […]

The TheoryBoard Cracks Music Theory Wide Open

Updated: Industry News

I've spent countless nights laying in bed trying to dream up a brand new type of music instrument. It all seemed to be covered though.  We already vibrate wind, reeds, membranes, and strings.  No matter what kind of new percussion instrument you invent, it's still just another way to bang on something so it makes […]

What Do Speaker Spikes Actually Do & Do I Need Them?

Updated: Q & A

We received a question recently that nearly drove me bonkers as I started to think more about it.  I had formulated and sent my own answer back before reading some opinions on a few audiophile forums.  Let's just say I'm not surprised to have read professionals in that crew stating the exact opposite conclusions from […]