Announcing Metal Guitar Week Making Music

Announcing Metal Guitar Week

No Comments 19 October 2011

When we think back to what first drew us to heavy metal music, most of us would remember the first time we ever heard a metal riff or a shred solo; that loud, rumbling distortion, that soaring melody, the speed of those fingers across the frets. It’s a powerful kind of magic that keeps bringing us back to metal again and again.

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How to Secure Mechanical Licenses for Cover Songs

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How to Secure Mechanical Licenses for Cover Songs

No Comments 19 October 2011

Just like you need a license to drive a car, fly an airplane, or sell real estate – it’s the law! Copyright Law requires artists and labels to obtain a mechanical license before distributing a recording containing any song/composition they didn’t write.

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Waves Unveils Bass Rider

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Waves Unveils Bass Rider

No Comments 18 October 2011

Waves Audio has followed up its Vocal Rider plug-in with Bass Rider, which reportedly rides bass levels automatically.

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Roland Ships R-1000 48-Track Recorder - Player

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Roland Ships R-1000 48-Track Recorder - Player

No Comments 18 October 2011

Roland Systems Group (RSG) has begun shipping the R-1000 48-track recorder/player through its network of authorized resellers.

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Optimizing Your Music for Digital Distribution

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Optimizing Your Music for Digital Distribution

No Comments 17 October 2011

As the discovery of new music increasingly moves to downloading and streaming, taking the time to ensure your online music sounds as good as it can takes on ever greater importance. For many independent artists, a new listener’s first impression will be formed by hearing some type of compressed audio file.

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Product Review: Lauten Oceanus LT-381 Tube Multi-Pattern Microphone

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Product Review: Lauten Oceanus LT-381 Tube Multi-Pattern Microphone

No Comments 17 October 2011

The Lauten Oceanus is a unique specimen in that its unusual capsule is not only large, but it imparts a response that is significantly different from other large-diaphragm, multi-pattern tube microphones I’ve used.

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Prime Loops Releases Ultimate Dubstep Drummer

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Prime Loops Releases Ultimate Dubstep Drummer

No Comments 17 October 2011

Prime Loops latest release, “Ultimate Dubstep Drummer” allows you to dance to the beat of your own drum with over 40 diverse and cutting edge, multi-layered dubstep drum patterns and one-shots.  Whether you like your sounds more techy, dark and hard like Kode9 and Martyn or want to add a warm analogue live touch in the vein of producers such as Benga or Nero, this pack gives you all the beats you need for your dubstep productions.

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