Author Archives: Danny Maland

Treatment VS Soundproofing

A lot of my musician friends are discovering just how viable it is to produce their own material in the spaces available to them regularly. Under the right circumstances, doing so allows for leaner budgeting, and even a much steadier release cycle. (You can work with and release tunes on, say, a monthly basis, rather…

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How To Buy A Microphone For Live Performance

If you’re playing in bars and clubs, there will most likely come a day when you encounter a certain artifact. Some might call this artifact “The Scepter Of Plagues.” Others might name it “The Odiferous Transducer Of Doom.” The rest of us just call it a mic that’s been beaten half-to death, and which has…

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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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