Audio Gear

Are you searching for that sound? Obsessed with tone? In the posts below, fellow audiophiles and gearheads share lessons learned about their favorite mod patches, software, setups and equipment.

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Dear Rich: Using MIDI Music from a Video Game Cartridge

Rich Stim

Dear Rich: I want to know if it is considered sampling when you record sound coming from a synthesizer that is playing electronic note data stored on a memory chip. Technically when you play an NES game (’80s video game system), the music that is playing is not pre-recorded. It is actually played “live” from musical note data on the game cartridge (gameplay triggers a MIDI pattern) in the console into the internal synthesizer.

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Dear Little Bobby: Playing for Pennies

Little Bobby Tucker

I’m a musician trying to decide how much I can afford to spend on instruments, renting a practice space, going on tour, and the rest. Sometimes it gives me anxiety and causes stress between me and my partner. How much is too much to spend on my art?

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Music Licensing 101

Rich Stim

How do you get your music into the hands of music supervisors, those gatekeepers who decide whose music is heard during an episode of “Justified”?

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