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  • 7 Rules for Effective Social Networking

    Part of what motivated me to write this piece is that whenever I read about effective social networking for artists, I saw the same few discussions concentrating on examples of artists who had traction prior to the use of social networks, and found that they were able to continue to build their fan base using […]

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  • Legal Pad: Mashups in the Modern Copyright Era

    The popularity of sampling and mashups is challenging the existing framework of copyright law and has ignited a fierce debate as to whether “transformative” or “de minimis” use of another’s work is legal under U.S. Copyright Law. Unauthorized sampling is traditionally considered infringement: Sampling is the mining of clips from existing recordings and incorporating them […]

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  • Audio Damage Profile and Phosphor Review

    There the world is replete with companies making “utility” plug-ins, emulating hardware to give digital mixing a more old-school feel. Audio Damage is not one of them. Audio Damage makes effects and instruments unique to the digital environment, helping artists create new and unique sounds that stand out from the pack of producers using Logic […]

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  • GEAR GUIDE: Wireless Microphones

        Intro Once thought of as a luxury ticket item only available and affordable by major artists – a high-quality, clear, dependable wireless rig is now more accessible than ever. Popular among DJs, MCs, pop artists, houses of worship and with energetic performers for obvious reasons, wireless microphone systems have clearly apparent benefits with some not […]

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  • Mastering In The Box

    Mastering is the final stage of a recording project, where a song and its mix are already a cohesive whole. It’s also the final step before manufacturing begins, where mix problems such as sharp transients on snares, bad tones and inferior microphone selections can’t be adjusted.  Everything affects everything else; for example trying to EQ […]

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  • Live Review: Baby Baby, Cusses & Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun

    The Drunken Unicorn // Atlanta, GA // February 12   At 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12th, a very slow trickle of music fans filtered into The Drunken Unicorn. Three bands were slated to play, but the crowd hadn’t arrived. With a line-up like Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, The Cusses and Baby Baby, […]

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  • Live Review: Balkans

    Star Bar // Atlanta, GA // February 24   Balkans have written what is their best song to date in “Edita V.” The music is quick, intricate, and abrasive. The song’s chorus, however, is a catchy, well earned release that sounds like something a less-polished Strokes might record. Their February 24th show at Star Bar […]

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