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CD REVIEW: Tom Kafafian - "In Through the Outside"
By Stacey Board - 02/26/2005 - 04:46 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Two One Nine - "219"
By Stacey Board - 02/26/2005 - 04:10 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: James O'Malley - "If Only In My Dreams"
By Stacey Board - 02/26/2005 - 03:28 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Seo Taiji - VII Issue: Live Wire
By Steve Allat - 02/24/2005 - 05:40 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: the Bandages - the Bandages
By Steve Allat - 02/24/2005 - 04:38 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Matthew Parmenter - Astray
By Steve Allat - 02/24/2005 - 02:50 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Lawrence Chang - When So Late Becomes So Early
By Steve Allat - 02/24/2005 - 04:53 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Claire Moss - Self-Titled EP
By Steve Allat - 02/24/2005 - 04:10 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Derrick Jordan - Touch the Earth
By Steve Allat - 02/24/2005 - 03:40 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Call Me Alice - All Against Five
By Steve Allat - 02/23/2005 - 02:49 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Halovox - Self-Titled
By Steve Allat - 02/23/2005 - 02:13 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Alex Chu - Of Course It's About You Silly
By Steve Allat - 02/23/2005 - 12:56 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Peter Mandic - Self-Titled
By Steve Allat - 02/22/2005 - 10:49 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Pain Tolerance - A Momentary Act of Disclosure
By Steve Allat - 02/22/2005 - 10:04 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Lunaractive - Synthesis
By Steve Allat - 02/22/2005 - 09:03 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Osgoods - Automatic Do-Over
By Steve Allat - 02/22/2005 - 08:23 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Sweeper - Frame
By Steve Allat - 02/22/2005 - 01:20 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Keyth Lawrence and the Purple Circle - Figures
By Steve Allat - 02/22/2005 - 12:07 AM EST

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Q&A: Do you have any resources that will help me learn more about music licensing?
By Duman & Fiero - 02/21/2005 - 08:01 PM EST

Do you have any resources that will help me learn more about music licensing?

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Q&A: Do I have any rights in a song from which my lyrics were removed?
By Duman & Fiero - 02/21/2005 - 07:47 PM EST

Do I have any rights in a song from which my lyrics were removed?

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CD REVIEW: Chris Graham - Every Day Has An End
By Steve Allat - 02/21/2005 - 07:06 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Modern Marriage - Happy But It Wanes
By Steve Allat - 02/21/2005 - 04:21 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Janubia - Mother Tongue
By Steve Allat - 02/21/2005 - 03:43 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Kiva - Pulse
By Steve Allat - 02/21/2005 - 02:44 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Maya and Sage - Spirit of Love
By Steve Allat - 02/21/2005 - 01:55 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Kathryn Grimm - Grimm Again
By Steve Allat - 02/21/2005 - 01:04 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Andi Rae Healy - Rising
By Steve Allat - 02/19/2005 - 10:38 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: David Miles Huber - Tranquility Base
By Steve Allat - 02/19/2005 - 09:32 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Zycophonic - 'The Movie'
By Steve Allat - 02/19/2005 - 08:24 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: The Complements - Something Like Happiness
By Steve Allat - 02/19/2005 - 07:36 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Joni Laurence - Trashbag Birdie
By Steve Allat - 02/19/2005 - 06:56 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Alex Walsh - Light Another Candle
By Steve Allat - 02/19/2005 - 05:50 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Darling - You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense
By Steve Allat - 02/19/2005 - 04:38 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Eyelash - the Uses of Disorder EP
By Steve Allat - 02/19/2005 - 04:11 PM EST

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Ouch! It hurts when I play (but don’t you dare tell me to stop!)
By Linda Dessau - 02/18/2005 - 01:54 PM EST

This article takes a look at musicians' injuries. For an expert perspective, I interviewed Dr. Sarah Mickeler, B.Mus., D.C. Dr. Mickeler is a former professional musician and a chiropractor who concentrates on musicians’ injuries in her practice. She can be reached via her website at http://www.drsarah.ca.

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CD REVIEW: Karli Bonne - Angel Without Wings
By Brett Thompson - 02/15/2005 - 08:35 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: Anagram - Songs from far away
By Brett Thompson - 02/15/2005 - 08:24 AM EST

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CD REVIEW: "Chicago Soul Sessions Volume I"
By Gian F - 02/12/2005 - 09:59 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Wayna - "Moments Of Clarity"
By Gian F - 02/12/2005 - 09:26 PM EST

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Reaching The Breaking Point—Part Two
By Jeannie Deva - 02/10/2005 - 03:41 AM EST

In Part Two, I'll reveal the truth behind the myths of breathing and breath support. Many singers have been confused by hazy directions and inadequate information about breathing. Ever wonder about the instructions to "sing from the diaphragm" or "breathe from the diaphragm" or "fill your stomach with air"? Could it be that incorrect information about breathing is actually holding back your range, throwing your voice off pitch or in fact the source of your register break? Read this article!

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What Is A Broadcast Quality Recording? Part 9: Mixing To Broadcast
By Jerry Flattum - 02/03/2005 - 06:49 AM EST

An arranger works with a palette of instruments and sounds. An engineer works with a palette of f/x. Using f/x is as much an art and science as playing an instrument and equally critical in terms of quality of recording. Producing a broadcast quality recording doesn't stop there. Once mastered, now the challenge is distribution.

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What Is A Broadcast Quality Recording? Part 8: Monitors and Routing
By Jerry Flattum - 02/03/2005 - 06:37 AM EST

What an engineer hears during recording, mixing and mastering depends on the quality of monitors used.

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What Is A Broadcast Quality Recording? Part 7: Mixing Techniques
By Jerry Flattum - 02/03/2005 - 06:23 AM EST

Mastering is not about "fixing it in the mix." It's about enhancing audio and preparing a recording for replication. There is some overlap in the mixing techniques used in mixing and mastering. But it's the mix that gets mastered.

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What Is A Broadcast Quality Recording? Part 6: Formats
By Jerry Flattum - 02/03/2005 - 06:13 AM EST

In mastering a broadcast quality recording, one size does not fit all. There are a wide range of tape, CD and DVD formats. Each format has its own mastering strategy.

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What Is A Broadcast Quality Recording? Part 5: Mastering Basics
By Jerry Flattum - 02/03/2005 - 06:05 AM EST

Broadcast quality recordings are produced in the finest studios by the best engineers in the world. Is it possible to rival such recordings in a home studio? It starts with the basics.

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What Is A Broadcast Quality Recording? Part 4: Myth of the Piano or Guitar/Vocal Demo Revisited
By Jerry Flattum - 02/03/2005 - 05:48 AM EST

There is the piano or guitar/vocal demo and the broadcast quality recording...and the wisdom to know the difference.

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What Is A Broadcast Quality Recording? Part 3: Journey From Note to Recording
By Jerry Flattum - 02/03/2005 - 05:37 AM EST

What is being recorded and how it is recorded proves critical in what is being mixed and what can be "fixed" in mastering. A single note "doth not a song make." A broadcast quality recording depends on everything that comes before it: the song, the sound, the performance.

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What Is A Broadcast Quality Recording? Part 2: Technological Change
By Jerry Flattum - 02/03/2005 - 05:22 AM EST

A quick picture of how recording technology has changed since Thomas Edison first recorded "Mary Had A Little Lamb" sets the stage for broadcast quality recording in the New Millennium.

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