Archive | February, 2009

2/19/2009

Boo Hoo, People Are Recording at Home!

A pal who deals in pro audio recording gear (some good shit) sent an email our way complaining about people recording with cheap gear at home and the inevitable loss that this presents to the pro audio industry. My response: XXX, Look on the Tape Op ...

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2/18/2009

Daptone Records Robbed

Via the Village Voice and meta-via Brooklyn Vegan comes the tragic news that the NYC recording studio operated by Daptone Records was burgled last night, with a remarkable amount of main brain Gabe Roth's vintage gear lost. Even worse, it was...

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2/12/2009

Pitchfork TV? ADD?

Pitchfork TV (some spinoff of the horrible, snotty music crit site) has launched a series called A>D>D. "The title for the series is based on the ADD/AAD/DDD codes that appeared on compact discs in the late 80s and early 90s, in which ADD represents ...

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2/12/2009

Death Cab For Cutie fighting to Ban Auto-Tune?

My pals have finally lost their minds. Apparently they wore blue ribbons to the Grammy Awards last week in protest of the use of Auto-Tune, and specifically mentioned Kanye West's new album, 808s & Heartbreak. Okay guys, I'm thinking of asking for a ba...

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2/9/2009

51st Grammy Awards

Okay, I'll admit I vote for the Grammies. Yup. Why? Besides the sometimes odd spectacle of the Grammy Awards, NARAS does some cool stuff in the music community (like the Seattle Studio Summit), MusiCares and the Producers and Engineers Wing. So I do vo...

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2/7/2009

A Treasure Trove of Acoustic Information

My pal Ethan Winer is half of the company Real Traps and hosts a page of all sorts of articles and information about acoustics and control rooms at this site: Real Traps One of my favorite pieces nearly ended up in Tape Op Magazine but after I realiz...

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2/2/2009

Modular Synth Blog

Check out Ross Healy's VICMODBLOG on analog modular synths. He interviews "people who build and sell modular gear and forgotten electronic musicians." Cool stuff.

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