No song is complete without the coveted low-end that only a bass can create. Famous songs have been built on (quite literally) the foundation of the kick drum and bass guitar, which is why engineers over the years have experimented with hundreds of techniques to capture that perfect low-end recording. As you may already be […]
Just like notes, rests have precise rhythms; every type of note value has a corresponding rest with the same time value. And although there is no sound, in order to play with rhythmic accuracy, rests must be carefully counted.
The following chart breaks down the types of rests you are most likely to find in music…
It’s the start of a new year, and Dr. Kertz reminds you this month of the basics of good posture habits to help prevent potential injuries and problems caused by tension from things like hunching over the laptop, holding the cell phone too often, or holding your instrument incorrectly. Dr. Kertz’s monthly column addresses how […]
If you are a musician and you don’t use your laptop, iPad, or computer to record your music, what are you waiting for. Get to Laptop Recording!
For many years, the recording studio was the exclusive dwelling of rock stars and millionaires; and for anyone wanting to produce high quality audio, a professional, well-equipped studio is still the number-one option. However, in the last 20 years or so, the cost of producing music yourself has come rocketing down, and we’ve published articles […]
The ninth annual She Rocks Awards, presented by The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) at the NAMM Show, will honor over one dozen women who have influenced the music industry. The 2021 She Rocks Awards recipients include: Nancy Wilson – co-founder of the multi-platinum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted band Heart. The […]
After churning out classics for decades now, it has become known that when you watch a Disney film, you are about to watch a heartwarming tale about family, friendship, courage or love. With amazing music to go along with it. This applies to Disney+’s new slate of films too, which include Lady and the Tramp and more recently Black Beauty starring Kate Winslet. This latest adaptation of Black Beauty was scored by French composer Guillaume Roussel. This marks his first foray into the Disney world, which he couldn’t be more thrilled about….
Chuck Schiele takes you through the beginning steps on how to record an acoustic guitar in stereo. Part one is a general overview for beginners on the basic thinking and process of recording, what a signal chain is, and a thing or two about microphones and mic’ing technique.
On December 21, 2020 the world heralds the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. As the darkness lifts, the days will grow longer. Winter Solstice celebrations all over the world mark the midwinter cycle of the seasons and new beginnings. The December solstice gave rise to celebrations that can […]