“The Rise and Fall of MP3” over at @AskAudioMag







Interesting article over at Ask Audio about MP3’s short and waning history.  I won’t miss the crap quality when it’s gone, that’s for sure.  If only I could get everyone I know on one streaming service (spotify, beats, soundcloud, etc) for easier in the moment sharing though.  That or they finally come up with a universal standard that cross-links between services.

Hmmm . . . brb, brushing up on my coding.  🙂


New Zero 7 (@zero7official) EP – “Simple Science”!







I’ve been asleep at the  apparently – new Zero 7 (@zero7official) EP – “Simple Science”!  Out today/tomorrow I believe, unless the music industry at large has changed everything to a global release date.

Check it out below – I need to give it a proper listen on proper speakers, but I’m feelin’ tracks 3 & 4 out the gate for sure!


Integral Knowledge for Producers/Noob Mix Engineers







Came across this a bit ago, and been meaning to share.  Definitely one of those “oh, WOW” lightning bolt moments in my brain that come too rarely (jokes as you like on that one).


The hardest part I feel for producers is getting the low end SOLID. You listen to your favorite tracks, which just sound so clean so full…beautiful ( if your a production nerd like me, this can be the case) .  You want to get your low end to sound the same, you want it to PUNCH through the mix and have power. More often then not, your left with a rumbling mess of 50hz noise that doesn’t sound punchy or powerful. It just sounds like a wall of shit. I had this problem for years, I’d think ” ( pro’s ) bass range sounds SO simple, so clean….the funny part was, the answer was in my question the entire time.

Reason 8, And It Looks Great!

I got my start (working “In The Box”) with Reason waaaaay back in the day.  Well, technically it was ReBirth, but I digress.  Anyway, every so often I’m verrrry tempted to get the upgrade at that price point – but I need another technical rabbit hole to disappear into, thereby giving me another excuse not to write a damn tune, like a need a . . .

One day, one day . . .

That said, this update looks HUGE, and very cool!

Reason 8 introduces a redesigned user interface with a whole new look and even smoother creative flow, while the new browser and search window provides immediate drag-and-drop access to inspiring samples, loops, and patches. Expanding on Reason’s included collection of instruments and effects are the new amps from Softube, bringing a variety of first-class guitar and bass tones to the rack. Countless workflow improvements make for a more streamlined music creation experience, allowing musicians and producers to move quickly from initial idea to a completed song. And with an ever-expanding selection of Rack Extension plug-ins available in the Propellerhead shop, Reason 8 provides everything users will ever need to make music.