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John Dieterich of Deerhoof on Making ‘The Magic’
Behind The Release

John Dieterich of Deerhoof on Making ‘The Magic’

Deerhoof’s The Magic was released this past Friday.

There’s always been something magical about Deerhoof. Formed in San Francisco, but now separated by state lines, the band has carved their own path for more than two decades.

Though often lumped into the noise pop genre, Deerhoof’s musical unpredictability makes it Read more...

Jeff Juliano on Mixing Big Records in a Small Town

Jeff Juliano on Mixing Big Records in a Small Town

[Michael Duncan interviews Jeff Juliano, who has worked with artists including Train, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, O.A.R., Lifehouse, Shinedown, Satellite, Paramore, Dave Matthews Band, Twenty One Pilots, Miley Cyrus, Bruce Hornsby, and more.]

Jeff Juliano

For over a decade, Jeff Juliano has been mixing up a storm in a very Read more...

Music for Picture: Max Farrar of LUC!D Productions

Music for Picture: Max Farrar of LUC!D Productions

Max Farrar of LUC!D Productions.

You may have heard his music before, but you probably won’t recognize his name. Max Farrar has kept himself busy by composing for commercials, TV shows, trailers, and collaborating with artists for a few years now.

A self-described “computer nerd”, Max grew up playing “film Read more...

EQ Tips From The Pros

EQ Tips From The Pros

Equalizers are one of the most common tools we use. Although there are “no rules” when it comes to working with audio, some EQ tips have been reiterated so often that many of us take them as gospel. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably guilty of going on “autopilot” Read more...

10 Classic Albums Made Outside the Recording Studio

10 Classic Albums Made Outside the Recording Studio

More than ever before, albums are written, recorded, and even mixed at home. But it wasn’t always that way.

Just a few decades ago, almost all bands booked time in a recording studio to capture the sounds they wanted. Artists would commonly need to travel—sometimes across stateliness or outside the Read more...

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