The guys over at andvinyly.com have figured out a way to press cremated ashes into a vinyl record. This is a great way to be remembered for as long as the earth keeps producing people that make turntables. Record a story from your loved one, put their favorite music on it (or tunes they created), etc.
Attention audiophiles! If you've ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during famous recording sessions, this is your chance. The new podcast "Gear Club" which can also be found on Soundcloud and the Gear-Club website, is full of funny & interesting stories about recording techniques and gear.
Now you can listen to legendary producer/engineers John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Aerosmith) and Stewart Lerman (Sharon Van Etten, Shawn Colvin, Bob Dylan, Boardwark Empire) wax poetic about studio gear. These guys have a great time together but keep it focused on everything from monitoring to obsolete gear to their favorite microphones.
In the first episode, Stewart & John interview legendary recording engineeer, Jay Messsina (Aerosmith, Miles Davis, Cheap Trick).
Check out the embedded audio here & be sure to subscribe and follow them.
We're big fans of MasterWriter, a cloud-based app that can be accessed from any desktop, tablet or smart phone. It's a suite of writing tools for songwriters, emcees, & creative writers. It's super easy to use and has a lot of features that can help anybody suffering from writer's block.
In this video we take a quick look at the gorgeous touch-screen interface on Allen & Heath's dLive. This digital console is taking the world by storm. This short video shows how the i/o is completely customizable. More videos to come.
We love the H910 and until the end of the month you can pick it up for only $99 from Eventide. Here it is showcased in a beat made by Headsnack. Thickening up the keyboard adds subtle harmonics and allows it to sit nicely in the mix.
Mogees analyzes vibrations you create from everyday objects and turns it into music. The more distinct the hits are, the better the software works. Use your imagination and assign the different sounds within the software to whatever sounds you desire.
We worked with artist, Headsnack, to create a video that showcases how he created his H910 Dual Theme Song video. The song is available for free download on Soundcloud. The Eventide H910 Dual is an iconic plug-in that meshes delay, feedback & pitch-shifting to create some truly unique sounds.
The Akai MPC is one of the most iconic machines in the lore of hip-hop music. This video is a cool little history with great interviews from an eclectic mix of artists that use the production center in unique ways. If you dig this, also check out Dubspot's feature on sampling with the producer pioneer, Lord Finesse.
We created this Guide to Digital Cables which can be found on American Music Supply's Facebook page here.
In part 1 we discuss the transfer rates for computer connections. This includes USB 2.0 & 3.0, Firewire 400 & 800, Thunderbolt 1 & 2, and Dante.
In part 2 of the series we will cover the different options to transfer audio digitally including S/PDIF, ADAT Lightpipe, AES/EBU, and MADI.
We just wrote this guide for podcasters which can be found on the AmericanMusical FB page here.
You'll learn the following:
1. The best type of microphones for podcasting.
2. How to place your microphone for optimal recording.
3. Using a pop filter to ensure your recording is free of plosives.
4. How to deal with reflections.
5. Microphone techniques.