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Oct. 8, 2019

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Our Friend, Ed Ackerson, Has Passed at Age 54

by Geoff Stanfield

by Alex Maiolo The term “linchpin” tends to get chucked around pretty liberally when we discuss music scenes, but Ed Ackerson, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on October 4th, was the very embodiment of it. Ed was one of those...

Sept. 18, 2019

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Zip it Up

by John Baccigaluppi

It was a simple thing, really. Just a short one-page lease agreement I'd helped broker between a beekeeper and my adjacent neighbors, whose property I help manage. I had sent two copies of the...

Sept. 18, 2019

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Gear Geeking w/ Andy

by Andy Hong

A few nights before sitting down to write this column, I had a fascinating discussion about speaker design and acoustics with Eric Blackmer, son of the late David Blackmer (whose initials are in dbx)....

Sept. 18, 2019

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Intro / TOC #133

by Larry Crane

Is there a simple answer to this? Does a quick proclamation that explains everything one needs to know about music recording in a nutshell exist? I keep deluding myself, thinking that I can somehow...

Sept. 17, 2019

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The Divine in Daniel Johnston

by Geoff Stanfield

Thanks for this guest post by John Morand I wasn’t surprised when I heard that Daniel Johnston had died. It was 9-11 and for me, there would always be a connection between Daniel and 9-11. In the days after the attack, when...

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DIY Diffusors

by Brad Williams

While hardly a glamorous concept, room acoustics represent a critical link in the recording or playback chain. While comprehensive room design is a complex cocktail of science, math and chance...

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Build Your Own Spring Reverb

by Scott Hampton

I have been a big fan of spring and plate reverbs for decades, and over the past three years I have spent a significant amount of time diving into the wormhole of designing and building them,...

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DIY Reverb

by Nicolas Collins

In the disembodied world of today's computer-based multitrack mixing, one can spend a lot of time crafting a unifying sense of "space." Despite the dozens of reverb plug-ins and rack devices...

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