Columns

Sporadic and regular articles from our contributors.

Nov/Dec 2021

Gear Geeking  |  No. 146

Gear Geeking w/ Andy…

by Andy Hong

If you operate a studio or enjoy tinkering with things that involve electrical signals and wires, a precision crimper should be in your toolbox. Over the decades, I’ve worked on countless...

Sep/Oct 2021

Gear Geeking  |  No. 145

Gear Geeking w/ Andy…

by Andy Hong

 I’ve been very grateful for the handful of in-person tracking sessions I’ve hosted during the pandemic. I’ve also felt greater appreciation for the gear that I consider crucial...

Jul/Aug 2021

End Rant  |  No. 144

Learning How to Really Record

by Larry Crane

Do you want to know how to make better recordings? Start by making a lot of bad (or not-quite-perfect) recordings. Yeah, I know this may sound like some tired old adage, but it’s true. I know,...

Jul/Aug 2021

Gear Geeking  |  No. 144

Gear Geeking w/ Andy

by Andy Hong

The LED indicators on my Cherry SPOS G86-61410 USB keyboard [Tape Op #56] cherryamericas.com are stuck in forever-blinking mode. Reflashing its firmware didn’t expunge the gremlins, so I decided...

May/Jun 2021

Gear Geeking  |  No. 143

Gear Geeking w/ Andy...

by Andy Hong

During the pandemic, I upgraded my home office, as I’m sure many of you did. To improve the audio quality of my videoconferences, I chose an Audio-Technica AT2020USB+V mic...

Mar/Apr 2021

End Rant  |  No. 142

Keep Growing, Keep Learning

by Larry Crane

This last year, because of the pandemic, has been one of the most important times for learning how to pivot our skills, and to say yes to jobs that might have previously seemed outside our...

Mar/Apr 2021

Gear Geeking  |  No. 142

Gear Geeking w/ Andy...

by Andy Hong

I still use the generic wire stripper that came in a $10 Radio Shack soldering kit that I purchased while in grade school. It consists of two rectangles of stamped steel, hinged together, with a...

Jan/Feb 2021

Gear Geeking  |  No. 141

Gear Geeking w/ Andy...

by Andy Hong

With the recent releases of M1 MacBook laptops and the M1 Mac mini desktop, Apple has finally begun an all-encompassing transition to its own ARM64 CPUs. In response, I’ve had a number of...

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