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Review: Drums on Demand Top 10 Rock by Mark Kondracki

Review: Drums on Demand Top 10 Rock by Mark Kondracki

What makes New York City so special?  It’s the bedrock.  The foundation.

Drums on Demand Top 10 Rock packs 800 loops, fills, and one shots.

It’s the material in the ground that enables skyscrapers.  It is the secret element that allowed Manhattan island to be so densely built up and Read more...

Dream Weekend at Avatar: Lessons Learned At METAlliance

Dream Weekend at Avatar: Lessons Learned At METAlliance

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: Dream weekend. I spent February 19th and 20th with the METAlliance at the historic Avatar Studios in New York City.

Who is this Alliance, you ask? Al Schmitt, Phil Ramone, Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, George Massenburg, Frank Filipetti, and Elliot Scheiner — the absolute elite top recording and Read more...

A Call Into Macsupport.com

A Call Into Macsupport.com

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: It was April 15, 2010 and what better day than “tax day” to talk with the good folks over at Macsupport.com — a company dedicated to keeping our computers running so we can keep working so we can keep paying those taxes.

Macs are the nerve center of Read more...

Review: CEntrance DACport – USB 24/96 USB Headphone DAC

By Mark Kondracki

Trust-worthy monitoring is the most critical and, perhaps the most challenging component in the mastering process.  If the sound, frequencies, and dynamics don’t translate to your ears, your decisions will be crippled.

When I was presented with the opportunity to listen to the CEntrance DACport, I initially Read more...