Will Streaming Music Kill Songwriting?

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Make music online Today everyone in the recording industry is well aware (or should be) that most people want to make music online. John Seabrook writes this serious piece in the New Yorker about how technology is impacting on the royalty income for songwriters and their publishers. Last year I was visiting friends in Nashville; […]

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Microphone proximity effect

Proximity effect

What is the proximity effect and how can we harness it, for good; for evil? All microphones that have a cardioid polar pattern exhibit the proximity effect to some extent. As the performer comes closer to the microphone there will be a gradual bass tip-up, or increase in low frequency response. Most stage performance mic’s […]

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Recording Vocals

Recording Vocals

So, you’ve got your keyboards hooked up to your computer, fully loaded with the latest and greatest voice recording software complete with effect plug-ins galore! You are already a whiz kid on the multi-tracking software and can edit, cut and paste, and put together hot bass’n’drum tracks. So now you are ready to record your […]

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Who is Shouting?

Shouting

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a café or restaurant these days that not only serves up delicious food with good service, but also offers a pleasant environment where one can indulge in some good conversation. Some cool music in keeping with the theme of the place would be nice, but dining out usually means […]

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David Hasselhoff New Zealand Recording

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David Hasselhoff An article written by Glyn Tucker In 1986, long before the term “Hoff” had been coined, I was asked to record an album with a popular TV star, with a view to doing an extensive TV advertising promotion in the USA. The partners who were funding the project had contacts in the USA […]

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Hank Marvin in New Zealand

Hank Marvin

Hank Marvin and his Gypsy Jazz Quartet from Perth Western Australia, made a surprise visit to the Christchurch Jazz Festival in April 2015. They performed at the Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street. The group consisted of Hank Marvin (ex Shadows) on guitar, Gary Taylor (ex Herd) on Guitar, Nunzio Mondia on […]

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Vocal Equalization

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The World’s Best- Kept Secret Regarding Vocal How can you get the most amazing high end “air” on your vocal tracks, without even touching the EQ? Much of the character in the voice comes from the touch of huskiness in the high end. In some singers it is subtle, and in others very obvious. (take […]

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