Category Archives: Music Production

How Not to Sell Active Studio Monitors

I wonder if some manufacturers know just how much some salesmen can make their products look substandard. Here is a quick reflection on a recent studio gear shopping experience. I was auditing active monitors at a SamAsh store, where–for full … Continue reading

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Alesis SR-16 Reloaded

After getting inspired by the SR-16 sample library from Killa Beat Productions, I decided I wanted something even more refined. You may accuse me of displaying signs of music tech OCD, but noticing subtle inconsistencies in the purchased SR-16 sample … Continue reading

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Revisit the 80’s with DJ Ama

South Florida’s golfer/producer/composer/writing student DJ Ama spins up some great tunes from the glamorous decade in music. Even though I personally tend to be stuck in even older decades (Pink Floyd) when it comes to musical taste, everyone has one … Continue reading

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Armin van Buuren Takes Number One Spot on Top 100 DJs List

The Dutch DJ tops DJMag‘s list for the second year. Enjoying a prolific year since his selection for the top spot last year, Armin van Buuren has not slowed down a bit, keeping up with touring, producing his popular “A … Continue reading

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Customer Service Response, Sonart?

Still waiting on Sonart to address a broken sample .WAV file issue… I praise music production titles I use based on my positive experiences, but I will not hesitate to point out shortcomings I encounter in products or services. I … Continue reading

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Still Sticking with the Triton

Even with ultra-realistic virtual instruments available, there seems to be no perfect replacement for the Korg Triton. It is rather overwhelming having to purchase a terabyte size hard drive to dedicate just to the East West Quantum Leap Play collection. … Continue reading

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Quality Music Magazines (But Why so Many Imports?)

Whether you are a seasoned producer or just getting started in making music, there are plenty of periodicals out there for you. I must probably open with an apology: If it seems like I focus primarily on computer-based music production, … Continue reading

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