Author Archives: Danny Maland

Approaching The Venue That Doesn’t Know You

It’s sort of like looking up a very steep hill – there’s a venue you’re hoping to play at, but they have no idea who you are. How do you get their attention? Having been a venue operator “back in the day,” I’ve received numerous “cold” contacts. Some of them got me to respond positively,…

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Percussive Maintenance

I’ve never had any drum mics that were better than a basically decent transducer being pointed at a great drummer who’d done their homework.

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Simplify

If it isn’t a problem, don’t solve it.

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Music Is So Much More Than Recordings

By my calculations, the music business should have completely ended at least 10 years ago. Or, at least, it should have if all the predictions were right about the sky falling.

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All Powered Speakers Are Not Created Equal

If you’re shopping for powered loudspeakers, accept nothing less than a biamped configuration.

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When Your Work Speaks For Itself, Don’t Interrupt

If your art is speaking to people, let it have its say.

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I Am SO Over Wireless

Wireless is a pain in the donkey, and I personally intend to not deal with it in the future unless I absolutely have to. Here’s why…

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The Loudest Thing At The Capsule Always Wins

Good mics are a fine investment, but some sort of inherent imbalance that the mic can “hear” requires fixing at the source. You have to make sure that mic is getting what you want it to get, because you’re the one with the brain.

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