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Barbara Schultz

Contributing editor Barbara Schultz writes about music production, audio education and studio design. She's also the managing editor of Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines. Twitter: https://twitter.com/babbyjoschultz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69291777&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Dauphin Street Sound, Mobile, Ala.

MLB pitcher Jake Peavy has a reputation for fierce intensity on the mound. His competitiveness has helped to earn him a Cy Young Award and two World Series championships. But baseball isn’t Peavy’s only focus. He can get just as fired up about music as he does about throwing strikes.“I feel like music really found me,” Peavy says. “I just had no choice. I came to the big leagues when I was just......

Valerie June And The Order Of Time

Wondrously resonant and authentic, the music of Valerie June is roots-fueled yet defies category. The songs on her new album of all-original songs, The Order of Time, are by turns soulful in a Stax-with-brass way, down-home with a high lonesome sound, or really just her own thing, where the gentleness of her plaintive voice may be undercut by spacey, distant drum hits, a mean electric guitar or......

Cherub: Live Sound And Samples

Engineer Hunter Gifford mixed FOH and monitors for electro-pop/rock group Cherub on the band’s recent fall tour, using a DigiCo SD9 for the house and an iPad-controlled Behringer X32 core onstage.“Onstage, the monitor console is sending three stereo in-ear mixes: one wired to Nick [Curtis] the drummer, and the additional two are sent to our Shure PSM 1000 wireless in-ear system—one to Jason ......

Rose Cousins And Natural Conclusion

The beauty of Rose Cousins’ new album, Natural Conclusion, is practically on a Joni Mitchell level. She’s a poetic and precise yet fearless artist with exceptional talent, and the L.A.-based production team of Joe Henry and Ryan Freeland have brought out her best on Natural Conclusion.Recorded live to Pro Tools in Noble Street Studios, Toronto, the project put the Californians through the......

Entrance's Book Of Changes

“As a musician who gets to write and play the music and sing and produce the album, there are so many artforms that go into it,” reflects Guy Blakeslee, whose project Entrance releases the album Book of Changes this month. “It’s an all-encompassing art project, and at the heart of it all, I’m a writer. But it’s important to realize: The thing that makes you a writer is that you write.”Blakeslee......

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