Pushing the Analog

by Phil Graham The life-cycle of a piece of music can often be split into 4 stages: writing, recording, mixing and finally mastering. Mastering is the step of the music production process that is typically handled by a separate person and considered to be something that it is worth paying […]
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Edinburgh Songwriters in the 90's…

An article written by Norman Lamont in 1997 about the original Edinburgh Songwriters scene… The Edinburgh Songwriters Showcase I was there at the start. Well, not quite the first session, but back in 1993 in the Gallery Bar (now the Car Wash) at the top of the Mound – near […]
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Instruments on a Plane

Facebook chorus prompts Qantas to scrap instruments ban (AFP) SYDNEY — Australian musicians Thursday said they had scored a victory against Qantas after a Facebook campaign helped persuade the airline to scrap a ban on carrying instruments as cabin luggage. Jazz saxophonist Jamie Oehlers started the online protest when Qantas […]
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Studio Monitors

What makes a good studio monitor? A good monitor does not artificially exaggerate frequencies. Where Hi-Fi speakers will make your music sound good, which is usually down to the boost in lows & highs and a cut in mid frequencies, sometimes known as the “Disco Smile” due to the big […]
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Hair of the Dog Sundays

Free live music is hard to find. GOOD free live music is even harder to find. Thankfully, here at Red Dog Music, we strive to entertain as much as humanly possible. For anybody that hasn’t caught wind of our free music showcase every Sunday, let me educate you on the […]
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How to re-fret a guitar

Okay, so you’ve had your frets levelled and re-profiled a couple of times and now they’re worn again. It’s time for a re-fret. If you’re primarily a rhythm player or old-school jazzer, you possibly don’t indulge in string-bending and can probably get away with quite low frets – Andy Summers […]
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