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Quick update

A got an email from my pal Ed the other day congratulating me on on my Boston Music Awards nomination.  I was a bit surprised and still perplexed by it as I’ve been doing this stuff for over 20 years and not sure what I did to finally deserve a…

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Fred Plaut? Who?

Everyone in the recording biz, all the jazz enthusiasts and probably some rock and roll folks know who Rudy Van Gelder is, and often cite him as their favorite jazz producer/engineer.  There’s a lot of mystique around Mr Van Gelder….he was secretive about his recording methods and he did a…

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Abbey Road from a mixing engineer’s perspective

I have been reading “Recording the Beatles” by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew.  What an amazing book.  As many music engineers have likely noticed, there’s not a lot of information about what gear was used for certain records.  You might find out that so and so used a certain mic,…

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A new song called “Entering the Lexicon”

I had some time to do a new song a few days ago.  It’s been ages since I’ve had time to do that. Here it is on youtube If I didn’t just get finished mixing all day, I might be tempted to write up the “how I did this” post,…

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Mic preamp shootout

Hello, welcome to September.  It’s the first real fall like day around these parts, so I did a little gardening work this morning, and now I’m sitting in the studio. I just redid my studio with my pal Joe “The Shadow” Pires.  He wired up a new patchbay for me…

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