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Logos: Song Machinery

Best known as the lead guitarist and keyboardist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood is a sort of musical wunderkind. A renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist, he’s also proficient on bass, piano, viola, and drums—and his compositions encompass innovative digital and analog synth programming, sampling, and looping technologies.

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Studio Podcast: Ronan Chris Murphy on Working Class Audio

Ronan Chris Murphy is a renowned producer, engineer, and mixer based in Los Angeles. When I worked in L.A. I was fortunate to visit his Veneto West studio on several occasions. Here Ronan speaks to Matt Bodreau from Working Class Audio about his career in production, his recording workshops, internet trolls, and recording Terry Bozzio.

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Studio Notes: “The Death Of The Electric Guitar”?

If you play the guitar—as a profession or an avocation—if you’re a producer, engineer, arranger, or composer who works anywhere near the intersection of genres defined heretofore and traditionally by the electric guitar, you ought to read an article published today in The Washington Post: “The Death of the Electric Guitar,” by Geoff Edgars. 

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Studio PSA: Weathervane Music

This morning we offer a plug for our friends at Weathervane Music. The brainchild of Philly producer Brian McTear, Weathervane is a non-profit “new music incubator” which represents a unique and innovative model for advancing independent music and supporting the local community from which it springs.

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Logos: Trying To Make Old Records

Bosco Mann (a.k.a. Gabriel Roth) is a founder of the Daptone Records in Brooklyn; he was also the bass player, bandleader, primary songwriter and producer for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. He wants you to know that he’s not a sentimentalist.

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Studio Notes: Rig Rundown, Dave Cobb

We’re huge fans of the work of Grammy–winning, Nashville-based producer Dave Cobb, most well-known for stewarding releases for Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings, Sturgil Simpson, and Chris Stapleton. Here’s a run-down on his arsenal of vintage gear from Premier Guitar.

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Logos: In The Pocket

The influential Motown session bassist and Rock-and-Roll Hall-of-Fame inductee—and the man who played on 30 Billboard #1 hits and over 70 R&B #1 hits—has some commentary on the proper role of the bass in an arrangement.

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