Recording

How to start out recording electronic music

Frequently I  am asked how to start recording music using digital recording technology. People hear the things I and others are doing and are intrigued by the possibilities. We live in amazing times when for only $200 one can buy Logic (Mac only) and have an abundance of sounds, processors, and sophisticated sound altering functionality…

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ITA Review of the Fratres CD

The review came out today in the International Trombone Journal of the CD Doug Yeo, Gerry Pagano, and I made last summer. If you are a trombone player and are not subscribed to the journal, you should do so here. You’ll get in depth profiles of your favorite players and lots of information on literature…

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Mastering tunes for the last time with Roger Siebel

Today I was in the SAE mastering studio with Roger Siebel mastering eight of my new tunes. Turns out that my session was the last of his long career. Roger mastered the Roads Less Traveled CD two years ago and last month, I had the feeling that I should reach out to Roger.  I have a good amount…

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Microphones for recording trombone

A subscriber recently asked me a very good question. He asked what microphone I use. He also asked for a mic recommendation. I think, however, the microphone is only half the answer. Let me explain. The mic I use is a Neumann M149. At $5,000, it is out of the price range of many recording enthusiasts.…

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Altobone studio 3.0 upgrade with Dangerous Music

Last weekend I did a bit of a rebuild on my studio. Actually, I’d say I did a thinning out. The technology for music production continues to evolve and I think the change with the biggest impact is the movement of the studio hardware into the computer as software. So, last weekend I got rid…

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How I get my recorded sound

I created this video demonstrating how I get my recorded sound. In the video, I talk about my recording equipment and how I route the signal, my mic technique and the processing I use on the recorded sound. You might want to listen on headphones since some of the things I demonstrate are somewhat subtle. Let…

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The new CD is in production!

Well, I have finally begun recording my new CD. In one regard, I guess you could call it “Roads Even Less Traveled” since it puts the alto trombone in a context that, to my knowledge, has really never been explored. Rather than being jazz-oriented with walking bass and swing phrasing, its foundation is electronic sounds…

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