The Pocket-Sized Recording Studio

The music industry is becoming a narrow window, and a lot of it has to do with the massive home recording craze. We are beginning to see the rise of what I call “The Pocket-Sized Studio”. Recording studios are being rented out in closets, and everyone is building recording rigs in every crevice of their homes. Everybody wants to be a producer. It’s not a bad thing, but history has shown that trends kill. What was once nearly untouchable has gradually become affordable and it’s changing the music industry. Continue reading The Pocket-Sized Recording Studio

Exploring the Legendary Akai MPC Pads

CC photo cred: Kmeron

Beats. Rhymes. Life.

The kick and snare are the dual hearts of hip-hop music. A good beat can bring life to dead wordplay. Instrumental hip-hop is a beautiful form of grime in it’s own light. Many purists, like myself, enjoy just spinning a good 16-bar phrase. Sometimes that’s all you really need to catch an ear and spark the synapses. 9/10 your favorite beat from the 90s was produced on an Akai MPC.

Continue reading Exploring the Legendary Akai MPC Pads

Nurturing The Underground | Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton

(Above) Chris Manak a.k.a. Peanut Butter Wolf

How to Digitize Vinyl Records| Recording with a Computer

Yes, that’s right. We are going to discuss recording records.

In my last post I discussed recommended DAWs to record vinyl on your computer and the benefits of capturing and archiving your favorite tunes. This post will guide you through the simple recording process to get audio from a turntable into a recording program, as well as…

  • Recording Basics
  • Basic Waveform Editing
  • Audio Export Settings

Continue reading How to Digitize Vinyl Records| Recording with a Computer

Revolution: A Vinyl Record Documentary — RIDE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Here’s a stellar mini-documentary from Ride Music & Entertainment about the sub-culture surrounding vinyl records, turntablism, and the heart-driven memories and experiences that belong to the dusty-fingered nomads who build black stacked mountains. Continue reading Revolution: A Vinyl Record Documentary — RIDE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

How to Clean and Restore Vinyl Records

How to Clean and Restore Vinyl Records

Dust is the silver-tarnished bread crumb of record collecting. Although we love it to some degree, the aural mischief lurks in between the grooves and wall-rides the ebony corridors of you records, causing a handful of playback issues. If you want to learn how to prolong the livelihood of your record collection, dig no further. I have a wealth of knowledge on how to revitalize your cherished music medium, but today I’ll keep it simple and provide a few easy upkeep methods. All you need is a short list of supplies. Continue reading How to Clean and Restore Vinyl Records

Heart of Vinyl | Mobile Vinyl Record Store Visits Breweries

The thought of a mobile record store sparks a chemical reaction in the brain comparable to the sugar buzz a 5-year-old gets when cotton candy graces his taste buds for the first time. Listen close kids. Heart of Vinyl is a pop-up record store that travels to different cities and sets up shop near – wait for it – breweries! 

Continue reading Heart of Vinyl | Mobile Vinyl Record Store Visits Breweries

Exploring vinyl record culture and the music industry at large

%d bloggers like this: