Category Archives: November 2013

Recording Drums, Part II: Close Mic Techniques

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Welcome back for Part 2 of our new drum mic video series. Fire up a good pair of speakers or headphones and switch your video stream to HD: This time, we’re taking a look at some of the most popular approaches for close mic’ing drums. This video was filmed at Strange Weather Brooklyn by Elias […]

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The Uninsured Musician’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act

As many as 43% of artists and musicians in the US currently lack health insurance. This is about 2.5x higher than the average national rate. We’ve taken a look at the new prices and policies, and how they affect musicians and freelancers, in what has become one of our most popular articles of the year. […]

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An Inconvenient Fee: The Legacy of Pearl Jam Vs. Ticketmaster

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden Two weeks ago, Pearl Jam released Lightning Bolt, their tenth studio album in a career that has spanned more than 20 years. A predictable wave of retrospectives from rock critics followed. Always mentioned – but only in passing – is what many of them dismiss as […]

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Picking Your Plectrum: An Audio Comparison of Odd and Unusual Guitar Picks

This is a guest post by guitarist and composer Rich Bennett Keys to the Kingdom In an expectant moment before my first guitar lesson, I quickly grabbed a pick out of the tin at the front desk of my local music store. I can’t be sure if it was a Fender, Dava, Peavey, whether it […]

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