Why Mastering is Misconceived Today and How the Music Recording Industry Got Overturned

The thread starts: The recording industry has spent many years denying there is an excessive number of artists, producers, engineers and studios which would have never been successful 30 years ago. The recording industry turned itself into an industry of miracles, and the mastering studio is the temple where everybody expects them to take place […]

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Music that’ll make your hi-fi or headphones sing

Steve Guttenberg writes: Michael Bloomfield was, for my money, the best white blues guitar player of the 1960s. He started recording for Columbia Records in 1964, and his stinging electric guitar ignited Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” LP in 1965. His work with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, later with his own group, the Electric […]

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Genes bring music to your ears

The following story is based on materials provided by Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland). Multiple regions in the human genome are reported to be linked to musical aptitude, according to a new study. The function of the candidate genes implicated in the study ranges from inner-ear development to auditory neurocognitive processes, suggesting that musical aptitude […]

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Why do we enjoy listening to sad music?

A new study by Japanese researchers that Sad music might actually evoke positive emotions. Sad music might actually evoke positive emotions reveals a new study by Japanese researchers published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. The findings help to explain why people enjoy listening to sad music, say Ai Kawakami and colleagues from Tokyo […]

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Is Music the Key to Success?

Joanne Lipman writes: CONDOLEEZZA RICE trained to be a concert pianist. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was a professional clarinet and saxophone player. The hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner is a pianist who took classes at Juilliard. Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music […]

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