The Most Popular Articles From The First Year Of TMimaS

Charles Darwin listens to his wife Emma play piano at their home in Downe, England

Charles Darwin listens to his wife, Emma, shred on the family Mellotron

We launched TMimaS in July 2011, and over the course of just 6 issues, published nearly 80 articles on music and sound, and went from 0 to more than 10,000 unique visits each month.

As you peruse this brief list of our most popular articles of the year, please feel free to listen to our official theme song. “Matter Of Science” comes courtesy of Brooklyn artist Baby Copperhead. Thanks for reading, and for sharing our stories. We hope you have an empirically awesome 2012.


Music Business:

Are Readers Abandoning Pitchfork and Gearslutz? (Top 5), (Fan Favorite)

Top 10 Reasons Not To Become A Recording Engineer (Top 5), (Staff Favorite)

How Much Do Musicians Really Earn On Spotify? (Top 5)

6 Areas In The Music Business With Potential For Growth (Top 10)

Reports of The Death Of The CD Are Greatly Exaggerated (Top 20)


Studio Skills:

Drum Tuning Essentials (Top 5),  (Staff Favorite)

Avoiding Crimes Against Speakers: Tips From A Mastering Engineer (Top 10), (Guest Post)

Parallel Compression Demystified (Top 10)

Serial Compression Simplified (Fan Favorite)

Guitar and Bass Setups 101



AKG C-414: Curing Condenser Mic Confusion (Top 5), (Staff Favorite)

Focus And Power: An Ode To The Dynamic Microphone (Top 20), (Guest Post)

Pro Tools 10: Worth It?

Death By Audio (Fan Favorite)

Tech 21 Guitar Pedals


Studio Tour:

The Best Brooklyn Recording Studios (Top 10), (Staff Favorite), (Fan Favorite)


Producer Profiles:

Martin Hannett (Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Factory Records) (Top 10), (Guest Post)

Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Elf Power) (Top 20), (Staff Favorite)

John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Kurt Vile) (Top 20)

Gabe Roth (Daptone Records, Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse) (Top 20), (Fan Favorite)

Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Public Enemy, Weezer)

Peter Katis (The National, Jonsi, Interpol)

Joel Hamilton (Blakroc, Sparklehorse, Matisyahu)

Alex Newport (At The Drive In, The Locust, City and Colour)


Behind The Release:

Booker T. Jones – The Road From Memphis (Top 20), (Fan Favorite)

Bjork – Biophilia (Top 20), (Staff Favorite)

Wilco – The Whole Love (Top 20)

Sondre Lerche – Sondre Lerche (Top 20)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Hysterical

Cults – Cults

Here We Go Magic – Pigeons & The January

Listen To This:

The Ventures Live in Japan ’65 (Top 20)

Ennio Morricone: A Fistful Of Film Music (Top 20)

2011 Record Release Roundup: Highlights From A Hazy Summer (Top 20)

The Best Christmas Albums In The History Of The Universe (Fan Favorite)

Charles Mingus Blues & Roots (Staff Favorite)



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