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Backstage at the Grammy's 2014

- http://www.pensadosplace.tv/2014/02/08/episode-149-the-grammys/ -

Pensado’s Place takes a special backstage technical tour of the 2014 GRAMMY Awards w/ engineer and correspondent Billy Flores to learn all about how the GRAMMY awards are put on. Also, Dave and Herb visit with multiple guests at the P&E wing party which included the likes of Alan Parsons, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Jeff…

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THIS LEGO CREATION PLAYS ACID HOUSE LIVE

- http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/this-lego-creation-plays-acid-house-live -

Coder and PhD student Alex Allmont has made a Lego creation that plays its own version of acid house. Yup, you read that right. Allmont put together the model for AudioGraft, a far-out music festival based in Oxford. It plays sounds based on the drums and notes particular to the Roland TB303, the synth responsible…

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Sony develops tech for 185TB tapes: 3,700 times more storage than a Blu-ray disc

- http://www.extremetech.com/computing/181560-sony-develops-tech-for-185tb-tapes-3700-times-more-storage-than-a-blu-ray-disc -

There was a time, in computing’s not-so-distant past, where magnetic tape was the best way to back up large amounts of data. In the mid-90s, tape could store tens or hundreds of gigabytes, while hard drive capacities were still mostly measured in megabytes. That would soon change, of course, with the advent of writable optical…

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How to Achieve 'True' Zero-Latency Monitoring in Your DAW

- http://askaudiomag.com/articles/how-to-achieve-true-zero-latency-monitoring-in-your-daw -

Latency is part & parcel of everyday life when recording and mixing in our DAWs. Joe Albano gives a thorough tour of what latency is and the different ways to reduce its impact when monitoring.

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A Giant LEGO Construction Makes Music with NI's Maschine

- http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/05/giant-lego-construction-makes-music-maschine-made-nis-devs/ -

LEGOs and rapid, hacked construction have led to the development of hardware sold to musicians; Push and Maschine each saw hacked-together versions as prototypes before the more-polished versions we see today. So, why not use some of those toys and hacks to make something you can actually use, right now?

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A Guide to Re-Amping Techniques

- http://theproaudiofiles.com/re-amp/ -

Re-amping is a technique that gained a lot of popularity in the last 15 years. The technique’s obvious advantages are numerous: Direct recording is an ideal way to reserve tonal flexibility for mixing (especially useful in the DIY world); Instrument amplifiers and stomp boxes offer virtually limitless opportunities to create the right sound with a…

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5 Piano Recording Myths and Misconceptions

- http://www.audio-issues.com/recording-tips/piano-recording-myths/ -

People talk about piano recording like it’s Mt. Everest. They look at it like it’s some insurmountable obstacle that you can’t overcome. Like some grandiose instrument that you can only record with the most expensive equipment and the bestestest of studios. But it’s simply not true. You can easily get a great piano sound. Just…

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Drum anywhere with Aerodrums “air kit”

Drum anywhere with Aerodrums “air kit”

First shown at the NAMM Show earlier this year, Aerodrums is a new kind of electronic drum kit that comprises… well, not much at all really. Designed as a portable and quiet substitute for a drum it, the idea is that your drumming movements are read by a Sony Playstation 3 Eye camera (this has…

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