- 09/19/14Getting started
Avoiding Feedback with an Acoustic Guitar - Tips for Playing Acoustic Guitar Live - Part 1
Commonly used by electric guitar players, especially to liven things up, feedback is the worst enemy of acoustic musicians. In this series of articles we'll look into the solutions to play a relaxed acoustic set live.
Production Insights from a Metal Master - An Interview With Producer, Engineer and Guitarist Eyal Levi
Over the last 15 years, Eyal Levi has become a highly respected producer, engineer and musician in the world of metal music. He’s worked on 40 albums that have made it to the Billboard Top 200 chart, with bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin, The Contortionist, Reflections and more. Since 2010 he’s been based at Audiohammer Studios i...
- 09/16/14Getting started
Of Sync Fees, Royalties and Exclusive Deals - Making Money From Music Licensing - Part 2
In part 1, we discussed what licensing is, and described how music libraries work. In this second and final part, we’ll look at the different ways you can make money from a licensed piece of music, the difference between exclusive and non-exclusive deals, and more.
What's the Frequency? - Sound Synthesis, Sound Design and Audio Processing - Part 3
As we saw in the previous article of this series, if a waveform is recurrent, it is called a periodic wave. From a theoretical point of view, for example, musical notes are all based on a periodic waveform. Noise, on the other hand, isn't, which means you cannot establish a repeating pattern for a waveform representing noise. All other sounds a...
Fat Strings - Waldorf Streichfett Review
Unveiled last spring at Frankfurt, it wasn't until mid-summer that the Streichfett was to be seen in stores. As soon as it came out, we grabbed one and stripped it down!
- 09/12/14Getting started
How to Get Started Licensing Your Music - Making Money From Music Licensing - Part 1
One of the few avenues left where you can still make money from selling your music is through licensing. Although the market has become saturated over the last several years, there are still opportunities.
- 09/10/14Getting started
Surviving as a Hired Gun in the Studio - Advice on How to be Successful as a Studio Musician
Between the proliferation of home studios, digital music technology, the Internet, and the development of music genres that are programmed rather than played, the amount of session work available, as compared to 20 or 30 years ago, has diminished considerably. The days of live players being used on every session are long gone. Still, there are l...
A Versatile Audio Interface for iOS and Mac/PC - Review of the PreSonus AudioBox iTwo
More and more audio interfaces are hitting the market that are capable of connecting directly to an iOS device or a computer. PreSonus recently released two such units, the AudioBox iTwo and AudioBox iOne. We’ll focus here on the iTwo, a 2x2 interface sporting two mic preamps.
- 09/08/14Getting started
Wave's Anatomy - Sound Synthesis, Sound Design and Audio Processing - Part 2
In the previous article we saw that sound is made of waves. Like many things in life, they can be simple or complex. You can't find an absolutely "pure" sound in nature. The closest to that is the sound of a tuning fork or the sound emitted, under certain conditions...by a sound synthesis instrument! Now you get why I'm talking about all this, ...
The Amp That Armed the British Invasion - Classic Gear Spotlight: The Vox AC30
In today’s digitally dominated world of music gear, one way to tell how highly a guitar amp is regarded is whether it’s been emulated in major amp-modeling software packages. One of the amps you'll find in virtually all modeling applications or plug-ins is the Vox AC30.