Category Archives: Music

Deconstructing Dad is a documentary dedicated to Raymond Scott, one of the true geniuses of the past century. As (hopefully) most of you will know, he was an accomplished musician, a very original composer and the inventor of some revolutionary more »

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The Wrecking Crew

  I had a chance to see the documentary “The Wrecking Crew” a few weeks ago. This documentary is a is a journey back to an era in the music industry that will never come again.  I hope that you have more »

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Eight Track Museum opens in Dallas to display 1960s music cartridge relics

With compact discs going the way of cassettes, it’s unlikely that anyone under the age of, say, 40 even knows what an eight-track tape is. But those who remember–or are just plain curious–will have a place to gather on Valentine’s more »

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History is added to Creative Audio Works

Creative Audio Works recently acquired 2 channels of Ampex 350 electronics for use in our new mix/mastering suite, which is expected to come online in March.  The Ampex 350 electronics came with the original estimate addressed to Milton Yakus of more »

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“The ‘In’ Crowd-October 9, 2011

Ramsey Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ramsey Lewis, Sr. and Pauline Lewis. Lewis began taking piano lessons at the age of four. At 15 he joined his first jazz band, The Cleffs. The seven-piece group provided Lewis his more »

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Instruments: From the Rolling Stones Archive

The tools of the musical trade have their own special mystique, never more so than in the case of the Rolling Stones, whose lifespan and legacy with technology stretches back deep into the warm and fuzzy world of analogue. The more »

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Today in rock history – Earth, Wind and Fire hit #12 with “That’s the Way of the World”.

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American R&B and funk band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1969 by Verdine and Maurice White. Also known as EWF, the band has won six Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. They more »

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Harman Releases “How to Listen”. Available For Download!

Here is a tool used to teach listening techniques. Version 2.04 of Harman How to Listen is now available for download here.

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Man On Abbey Road Cover Doesn’t Like The Beatles

The Beatles walked across a zebra crossing in an innocuous North London street. The photoshoot for their new Abbey Road album happened just yards from the eponymous recording studios and took ten minutes – only six frames were taken by more »

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Abbey Road Remasters the works of Wilhelm Furtwängler

Simon Gibson one of Abbey Road Studios’ most experienced mastering engineers, talks us through the process of restoration and remastering of the works of  Wilhelm Furtwängler. Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 25, 1886 – November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and composer. He is more »

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