Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard to freshen up the look of the magazine, and I appreciate all the positive feedback we’ve received from our readers. For those of you who haven’t checked it out yet, the new website is up and running, and it’s chock-full of audio, video and awesome articles from the magazine (as well as cool online exclusives). We’re also excited to announce a streaming soundtrack to each issue – so if you’d like to listen to the artists featured in the magazine you’re holding right now, head to performermag.com and click on Performer Playlist. We have pretty good taste, if I do say so myself.
Speaking of this issue (nice segue, huh?), our local coverage will take you to some wild house parties in Atlanta, give you an inside look into the booking process in Boston, explore a recording experiment/art installation in the nation’s capital, and line dance through the honky tonks of Nashville.
Once you’ve peeked into what other corners of the country are up to, we learn how to make a metal album with no guitars (courtesy of Judgement Day), teach you how to build your own home studio and set up your own record label, and gain some insight into the future of music tech. As if that weren’t enough, we also have a special on control surfaces to harness the power of your DAW, we show you how to automate Pro Tools and even review some gear you’re gonna want to grab for that new home studio you’re planning.
So enjoy, keep the feedback coming, and we’ll see you next month at CMJ and AES.
P.S. – I just heard a really great joke from Peter Shankman that I thought I’d pass along. “If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around the hear it, chances are, a hipster will buy the soundtrack.” Sorry, couldn’t resist. Follow Peter on Twitter @petershankman.