Tag: magnetic tape

  • Bowie Production Theory: 4 Influential Things Bowie Did in the Studio

    Bowie Production Theory: 4 Influential Things Bowie Did in the Studio

    Listening back to David Bowie’s 1977 albums “Low” and “Heroes” gives both producers and songwriters ideas of how to experiment in the studio.

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  • The Cradle’s Paco Cathcart on Making ‘Momentous Music’

    The Cradle’s Paco Cathcart on Making ‘Momentous Music’

    Welcome back to our interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Join our weekly email newsletter to get notified whenever we publish our latest interviews and articles! Brooklyn’s Paco […]

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  • 5 Moments in the History of Tape That Shaped Modern Music

    5 Moments in the History of Tape That Shaped Modern Music

    Before the synthesizer, electronic experimenters were already at work with another instrument — the tape recorder. Before the ability to record, musical excellence, virtuosity, and authenticity were associated with playing a live instrument. In fact, recording was often perceived as a “dishonest” activity by some artists at its introduction. Until it fell into the hands of those willing […]

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  • How Mellotrons Work and What Makes Them So Special

    How Mellotrons Work and What Makes Them So Special

    Pipe organs are expensive. They’re such large installations that they’re as much architectural and carpentry projects as they are musical instruments, and therefore out of reach of most individuals and small institutions. Engineer and inventor Laurens Hammond searched for a cheaper alternative with his tonewheel organs in the 1930s. But while these instruments are pretty cool […]

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