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The Pioneers of Audio Engineering: Les Paul
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The Pioneers of Audio Engineering: Les Paul

Les Paul, pictured here toward the end of his life, never gave up designing, tinkering, and performing until the very end.

Who was Les Paul? He was man who could be classified in many different ways: Inventor, audio engineer, producer, arranger, musician—as a jazz, country and blues guitarist—and designer of Read more...

The Pioneers of Audio Engineering: Tom Dowd
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The Pioneers of Audio Engineering: Tom Dowd

In this new series, we’ll be discussing the pioneers of audio engineering—our innovators, giants, and audio forebearers.

If we had an audio Mt. Rushmore, these are the faces that would be on it. The first engineer in this series is Tom Dowd, the “Father of the Atlantic Sound.”

Tom Dowd, Read more...

9 Production Glitches in Popular Recordings
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9 Production Glitches in Popular Recordings

We’ve all made mistakes. Missed punch ins, bad edits, a vocal tuning glitch. If you’re like me, then you’ve probably painstakingly edited and reedited a track once, twice or a hundred times because something wasn’t just right.

Well, as a reminder of the futility in perfectionism, here’s a list Read more...