Vintage Synth Explorer



Vintage Synth Explorer

If you’re a synthesizer junkie like I am, you’ll appreciate this.  This site is a massive resource for synths, drum machines, samplers, and other electronic music equipment.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Check out NPR’s series “Tiny Desk Concerts” on the NPR Music website! This series captures musicians performing in the NPR music office at the desk of “All Songs Considered” producer Bob Boilen. The intimate, stripped-down concerts shed a different light on the artists and also highlight the beauty of simplistic recording.

Recent “Tiny Desk” performers include:
Trombone Shorty
The Creole Choir of Cuba
Fountains of Wayne
The Cranberries

The “Tiny Desk Concert” archives can be accessed by clicking the picture below:

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Budget Limitations?

Looking for a functional DAW on a college budget? Check out REAPER – an impressive audio program available for only $60!

“REAPER is a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. REAPER works with almost any hardware and can be used in combination with a vast universe of other software and plug-ins. Take advantage of REAPER’s full functionality using only your current computer and a microphone, or use REAPER to drive an entire professional recording studio.”

A free 30-day evaluation version of REAPER is available through their website.

Click below to learn more:

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Recording Drums

Check out these articles for helpful tips regarding percussion recording:

“The Inside Track: Mixing Drums”

MIX Magazine, January 2007

“Percussive Perfection”

MIX Magazine, January 2005

“Recording Drums: Tips from Four Top Pros”

MIX Magazine, December 1998

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Pensado’s Place

Top mixing engineer Dave Pensado (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and more!) talks all things music and audio in his weekly show, Pensado’s Place.  Dave gives you insights into his career and teaches you how to get that “platinum record” sound for your own mixes.  The show includes interviews with top music industry artists,engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in depth tutorials in engineering and mixing.  If you are into music production, you can’t miss this show!

Click below to tune in:

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