Columns

Sporadic and regular articles from our contributors.

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...

Nov/Dec 2020

Gear Geeking  |  No. 140

Gear Geeking w/ Andy...

by Andy Hong

During this pandemic, I've been listening to a lot more podcasts than in the past — whether I want to catch up on news, learn something new, or simply be entertained. As with anything online,...

Sep/Oct 2020

End Rant  |  No. 139

Forest for the Trees

by Larry Crane

What would be the most important concept I would explain to someone just starting out recording music? There’re a lot of things I’d like to say, but one of the most salient is,...

Sep/Oct 2020

Gear Geeking  |  No. 139

Gear Geeking w/ Andy

by Andy Hong

Last month, I purchased my own HEDDphone Air Motion Transformer headphone hedd.audio after I received a tmesis-laden email from Heba Kadry [see this issue]. “Absolutely ---king amazing”...

Jul/Aug 2020

End Rant  |  No. 138

Equalizers and Equality

by Larry Crane

One of the cities in the United States that changed the face of popular music more than anywhere else has to be Memphis, Tennessee. It’s also a very important story of racial integration; of...

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