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1. Digital audio allows the assembly of disc-based material in or out of sequence. (p.372)

a. true
b.false

2. Digital editing is destructive editing by definition. (p. 372)

a. true
b.false

3. EDL’s or Edit Decision Lists are made obsolete by the use of digital editing (p.378)

a. true
b.false

4. A technique frequently used to smooth a potentially awkward sound transition is known as: (p. 384)

a. synchronous editing
b. ambience editing
c. split editing
d. composite editing

5. Insert editing: (p. 384)

a. adds each program segment sequentially
b. adds each program segment in whatever order called for
c. replaces segments without altering the other recorded material
d. replaces segments but alters the position of the other recorded material

6. In electronic editing, the technique of punching in is considered a(n): (p. 384)

a. assemble edit
b. insert edit
c. frame edit
d. sync edit

7. In electronic editing, the tape recorder you dub from is called the: (p. 384)

a. master
b. slave
c. synchronizer
d. controller

8. Nonlinear editing and random-access editing are synonyms. (p. 384)

a. true
b. false

9. Audio encoded onto a hard disk for editing takes the form of a: (p. 386)

a. symmetrical amplitude display
b. symmetrical frequency display
c. waveform
d. soundfile

10. In hard-disk editing, the part of the waveform selected for editing is called the: (p. 386)

a. identification flag
b. defined region
c. waveform
d. soundfile

11. Scrubbing is similar to: (p. 388)

a. erasing a track on analog or digital tape during editing
b. cleaning a sullied digital tape during editing
c. rocking tape in cut-and-splice editing
d. cutting in word processing

12. Comping is the technique of: (p. 407)

a. complementing sound with picture in editing
b. removing the redundant modulated tracks during editing
c. grouping similar, individual tracks to facilitate editing
d. taking the best parts of several takes and combining them to make a composite final version

13. In editing dialogue, “ring off” is a problem because it occurs: (p. 398)

a. when a dialogue line ends in over-reverberant acoustics
b. when a dialogue line is smeared because of over-reverberant acoustics
c. when a dialogue line ends with the ambient ring of a room and another line begins with that ring decaying under it
d. when a dialogue line begins with the ambient ring of a room and then closes down, acoustically so that the two ambiences do not match

14. Additive ambience occurs when: (p. 395)

a. a recording is done in a highly reverberant room
b. ambience is layered in a recording
c. too much reverb is added to a recording
d. separate tracks of a multitrack recorder are encoded at the same time and the multiple room sounds become cumulative

15. In editing sound to picture, cutting two incompatible sonic elements together will not work even if the picture justifies it. (p. 410)

a. true
b. false

16. Which one of the following transitions makes the most clearly defined change in time, place, actions, and so on? (p. 408)

a. fade-out/fade-in
b. crossfade
c. cut
d. dissolve

17. When the sound of the incoming scene starts before the corresponding picture appears, it is an example of: (p. 410)

a. audio-leading-video
b. video-leading-audio
c. a crossfade
d. a dissolve

18. Most sound editing today utilizes the linear method. (p. 383)

a. true
b. false

19. An edit decision list (EDL) is: (p. 385)

a. is only used in very complicated editing
b. is generated after editing
c. contains only the edit in and out times
d. contains the edit in and out points, the nature of transitions, the duration of the edit, and, if necessary, the source reel numbers or locations.

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1. What year did Netflix begin?
a. 1996
b. 1998
c. 2000
d. 2001
2. Netflix was founded by:
a. Oliver Reed
b. Robert Reed
c. Reed Hastings
d. Reed Walters
3. Netflix is delivered via:
a. United Parcel Service
b. Federal Express
c. United Postal Service
d. Airmail
4. Netflix is located in what Californian city?
a. Santa Monica
b. Los Angeles
c. Venice
d. Los Gatos
5. Netflix movies are due back in:
a. 3 days
b. 5 days
c. 1 week
d. There is no due date
6. What business was involved in a lawsuit with Netflix in 2006?
a. Blockbuster
b. Turner Broadcasting
c. Miramax Studios
d. Public Broadcasting
7. What term was used in the lawsuit brought against Netflix by Frank Chavez?
a. Choking
b. Throttling
c. Revving
d. None of the above
8. The case of Chavez v Netflix was tried in what city?
a. New York
b. Chicago
c. San Francisco
d. Boston
9. What is the price per title when renting movies through Netflix?
a. $.25
b. $.50
c. $1.00
d. There is no additional charge
10. There are no shipping and handling fees for Netflix movies.
a. True
b. False
11. Netflix offers many movies that are difficult to find in a regular video store.
a. True
b. False
12.  How many discs does netflix mail daily?
a. 20,000
b. 50,000
c. 170,000
d. 190,000

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Audio Technology
1.  Speaker wire runs that are more than 100 feet and are connected to an 8 ohm load should be
A. 10 gauge
B. 14 gauge
C. 12 gauge
D. 16 gauge
E. 24 gauge

 

2.  The ease with which the cone of a driver moves is known as the driver’s
A. capacitance
B. reluctance
C. induction
D. compliance
E. damping factor

 

3.  A measurement is made in the center of two identical loudspeakers, each powered by 100 watts. This measurement is 60 dB SPL. If one of the speakers is turned off, what would be the new measurement?
A. 70 dBv
B. 57 dB-SPL
C. 54 dBu
D. 66 dB
E. 30 dB-SPL

4.  You should always place subwoofers
A. at waist height
B. at head height
C. as high as possible
D. behind the listener
E. on the floor

5.  5.1 is a system that incorporates:
A. 6 matrixed channels
B. L, C, R, S, with LFE
C. 4:2:4 Matrix
D. five discrete audio channels
E. LF, C, RF, LS, RS, and a subwoofer

6.  The main disadvantage of an active crossover system is
A. they take a long time to set up
B. the lack of user adjustments and controls
C. they can be damaged if the engineer is not careful
D. they steal amplifier power from the drivers
E. does not sound as good as a passive system

7.  A part of a moving coil driver that fastens the cone to teh basket while allowing it to move is the
A. voice coil
B. pole piece
C. transformer
D. spider
E. former

8.  The impedance of a loudspeaker varies with it’s input
A. sensitivity
B. power
C. frequency
D. connection
E. wire gauge

 

9.  The specification: 20hz-20khz +/- 3dB means
A. output of these frequencies will vary by a minimum of +/- 3db
B. Output of these frequencies depends on being within 3 dB of maximum output
C. there will be no output at all above 20 kHz or below 20 Hz
D. output of these frequencies will vary by a maximum of +/- 3dB
E. frequency response will be flat between 20Hz and 20kHz and vary +/- 3db above and below

 

10.  Bridging an amplifier increases its
A. damping factor
B. power output
C. input sensitivity
D. RMS rating
E. none of the above

 

11.  In a moving coil driver the voice coil interacts with the __________ to create cone movement
A. spider
B. permanent magnet
C. surround
D. basket
E. phasing plug

 

12.  An amplifier’s damping factor reduces or eliminates a driver’s
A. compliance
B. back-emf
C. thermal failure risks
D. warranty period
E. gap tolerance

 

13.  Which amplifier would be best suited for a driver with a continuous power rating of 100 watts?
A. 25 watts peak, per channel
B. 100 watts program, per channel
C. 10 watts per channel, bridged
D. 75 watts continuous, per channel
E. 150 watts continuous, per channel

 

14.  A driver with a diameter of twelve inches will be omni-directional until what frequency?
A. 282 Hz
B. 482 Hz
C. 182 Hz
D. 1082 Hz
E. 82 Hz

 

15.  Low frequency horns
A. help focus low frequencies
B. help disperse low frequencies
C. provide longer throw of low frequencies
D. help focus low frequencies & provide longer throw of low frequencies
E. help focus low frequencies & helps disperse low frequencies

 

16.  Crossovers are used to
A. protect high frequency drivers
B. improve sound of low frequency drivers
C. protect the amplifier
D. improve the frequency response
E. protect high frequency drivers & improve sound of low frequency drivers

 

17.  Quarter space loading results in
A. inpedance mismatches
B. +3dB boost in omnidirectional frequencies
C. +6dB boost in omnidirectional frequencies
D. +3dB boost in all frequencies
E. +6dB boost in all frequencies

 

18.  The mouth of a low frequency horn must be
A. equal to the wavelength of the lowest frequency you want it to reproduce
B. 1/2 of the wavelength of the lowest frequency you want it to reproduce
C. 1/4 of the wavelength of the lowest frequency you want it to reproduce
D. 1/8 of the wavelength of the lowest frequency you want it to reproduce
E. 1/16 of the wavelenth of the lowest frequency that you want it to reproduce

 

19.  Bi-amping and Tri-amping are
A. enclosures with multiple drivers
B. enclosures with both drivers and amplifiers
C. crossover settings
D. setups using active crossovers and multiple power amps
E. using both amp channels to drive one speaker

 

20.  THD means
A. thermal heat detector
B. total heat displacement
C. total harmonic distortion
D. total harmonic displacement
E. thermal harmonic distortion

 

21.  Slew rate is a measurement of
A. an amplifier’s transient response
B. a driver’s transient response
C. a crossover’s slope
D. a cabinet’s resonate frequency
E. an amplifier’s input sensitivity

 

22.  Back EMF is
A. the result of an impedance mismatch
B. current created by voice coil movement in magnetic field
C. used to reinforce low frequencies in ported cabinets
D. worst in high frequencies
E. a driver’s method of transduction

 

23.  A loudspeaker with a sensitivity spec of : 98dB-SPL 1w @ 1m will be how loud when driven by 250 watts @ 1m?
A. 122 dB-SPL
B. 124 dB-SPL
C. 113 dB-SPL
D. 115 dB-SPL
E. 130 dB-SPL

 

24.  Ported boxes are used to
A. improve low frequency response
B. improve driver efficiency
C. allow for improved power handling
D. improve low frequency response & improve driver efficiency
E. all of the above

 

25.  Piezoelectric drivers are
A. very efficient
B. very inefficient
C. very fragile
D. very efficient & very fragile
E. very inefficient & very fragile

 

26.  Types of loudspeakers used for sound ‘reproduction’ are
A. telephone speakers
B. PA speakers
C. studio monitors
D. car/truck horns
E. guitar/bass cabinets

 

27.  A crossover’s slope determines
A. whether it is active or passive
B. the rate at which it attenuates above or below the crossover point
C. which drivers it should be used with
D. the input imedance vs impedance
E. the time it takes to respond to incoming signal

 

28.  Which power amplifier would be required to operate 4 speakers in a parallel connection if each speaker in the series was rated at 50 watts (continuous) @ 16 ohms?
A. 200 watts (continuous) @ 16 ohms
B. 800 watts (continuous) @ 4 ohms
C. 400 watts (continuous) @ 2 ohms
D. 650 watts (continuous) @ 8 ohms
E. 1000 watts (continuous) @ 4 ohms

 

29.  The component parts of a loudspeaker are
A. damper, enclosure, crossover
B. transducer, monopole, crossover
C. transducer, enclosure, speaker cable
D. driver, box, speaker cable
E. driver (transducer), enclosure (cabinet/box), crossover

 

30.  DIM100 is what?
A. a measurement of harmonic distortion
B. a measurement of transient distortion
C. a measurement of inter-modulation distortion
D. a measurement of damping factor
E. a measurement of resistance

1. A loudspeaker is a transducer that converts: (p. 169)

a. acoustic energy to electric energy
b. electric energy to acoustic energy
c. acoustic energy to magnetic energy
d. magnetic energy to acoustic energy

2. One-way or single-system loudspeakers are not recommended for high-quality monitoring because they: (p. 169)

a. reproduce only bass frequencies or treble frequencies but cannot reproduce both
b. reproduce mainly midrange frequencies
c. cannot reproduce loud sound pressure levels
d. cannot reproduce a wide dynamic range

3. In order to overcome the limitation of a single loudspeaker reproducing the whole frequency spectrum, two-, three-, and four-way systems are used. These systems refer to: (p. 169)

a. the number of drivers in the system
b. the number of woofers in the system
c. the number of tweeters in the system
d. the number of frequency bands the system is divided into

4. The device that divides the signal before it is sent to the woofer(s) and tweeter(s) is called a(n): (p. 169)

a. biamplifier
b. active network
c. crossover network
d. passive network

5. Which of the following reproducing systems has the widest frequency response? (p. 171)

a. AM radio
b. TV
c. 16mm optical sound
d. 35mm optical sound

6. Linearity in a loudspeaker means that: (p. 172)

a. frequencies fed to a loudspeaker at a particular loudness are reproduced at the same loudness
b. a crossover network in a loudspeaker reproduces an active signal
c. frequencies fed to a loudspeaker at a particular loudness are reproduced relative to the equal loudness principle
d. projection of dispersed sound (dispersion) is the spatial analog of the recorded sound

7. Loudspeaker deviation from a flat frequency response should be no greater than: (p. 172)

a. plus or minus 3 dB
b. plus or minus 6 dB
c. plus or minus 9 dB
d. plus or minus 12 dB

8. If a 50-watt power amplifier is replaced with a 100-watt power amplifier, the resulting sound will be: (p. 72)

a. slightly louder
b. the same loudness
c. twice as loud
d. four times as loud

9.Distortion is the: (p. 172)

a. lowering of maximum output level
b. result of using a single loudspeaker for monitoring
c. result of not using noise reduction
d. appearance of a signal in the reproduced sound that was not in the original sound

10. Intermodulation distortion results when: (p. 172)

a. sound is played too loud
b. two frequencies interact to produce other tones
c. the signal changes too rapidly
d. an amplifier with too little power is used

11. By comparing the sensitivity rating of different loudspeakers, it is possible to tell which loudspeaker: (p. 173)

a. will play loudest
b. will produce the least harmonic distortion
c. has the least loudness distortion
d. produces the most output for a certain amount of power

12. The considerations related to how a loudspeaker focuses sound at the monitoring position(s) are: (p. 173)

a. output level capability and wattage
b. sensitivity and arrival time
c. monitor placement and phasing
d. polar response and coverage angle

13. Which one of the following locations will reproduce a loudspeaker’s sound loudest? (p. 176)

a. in the center of a room
b. against a wall
c. in a corner
d. in a corner at ceiling (or floor) level

14. Near-field monitoring allows the operator to hear: (p. 179)

a. more direct sound
b. more indirect sound
c. a better spectrally balanced sound
d. less bass

15. Near-field monitoring reduces the audibility of control room acoustics by placing loudspeakers close to the listening position. (p.179)

a. true
b. false

16. A real-time analyzer is used to analyze: (p. 183)

a. acoustic time delay in real time
b. time delay in the reverb system
c. frequency response in real time
d. loudspeaker response in real time

17. One of the following is not an advantage of monitoring with headphones in a control room: (p. 185)

a. sound quality will be consistent in different studios
b. subtle changes in a recording are easier to hear
c. the aural image is inside the head rather than out in front
d. aural smearing due to room reflections is reduced

18. When monitoring with headphones, which of the following is not true? (p 185).

a. they should be supra-aural, or open air types
b. frequency response should be wide, flat, and uncolored
c. they should be circumaural, or around the ear types
d. you should be thoroughly familiar with their sonic characteristics

19. Most professional audio mixing rooms use both far field and near field monitoring systems. (p. 179)

a. true
b. false

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1. The equal loudness curve goes from the lowest audible sound to the level of the threshold of pain.
a. True
b. False
2. Music at a rock concert will cause temporary hearing loss, but no permanent damage occurs.
a. True
b. False
3. What are the primary parts of a typical loudspeaker?
a. Circuit board, voice band, conductive web, cone, basket ring
b. Magnet, voice band, conductive web, cone, pad ring, chassis
c. Magnet, voice coil, spider, cone, pad ring, basket
d. Sensor, voice coil, spider, cone, pad ring, heatsink
4. What kinds of frequencies are too high to be heard by humans?
a. Microsonic
b. Subsonic
c. Ultrasonic
d. Megasonic
5. A “driver” is a device that reproduces sound. What are some examples of drivers?
a. Sonics, subsonic, woofers
b. Woofers, subwoofers, tweeters
c. Sensors, amplifiers, broadcasters
c. Tweeters, magnetic field, megaphone
6. In order for a sound to occur, the air at rest must vibrate between an at rest state, to a pressure or vacuum state and then back to a at rest state, over and over.
a. True
b. False
7. “Ringing in the ears” is a warning sign that the sound you are listening to is too loud.
a. True
b. False
8. Sound waves cause local variations in air pressure.
a. True
b. False
9. What are speaker cones made from?
a. Hardened epoxy, cloth, silk
b. Cloth, paper, ceramic, fiberglass
c. Paper, cloth, polypropylene, aluminum
d. Ceramic, steel, aluminum, kynar
10. The basket of a speaker serves what function?
a. It keeps the shape of the speaker and is a heat sink
b. It acts as a conductor for the electricity
c. It allows the sound to resonate
d. It creates an opposing magnetic force for the speaker

Click the image below to read the article on How Speakers Work.  Make sure to click through all the pages (1-13)


Answer the following questions –

1. In any sound system, ultimate quality depends on
a. the amplifier
b. the song
c. the speakers
d. the person

2. To understand how speakers work, you first need to understand how
a. computers work
b. sound works
c. to connect your cables
d. the different magnetic fields work

3. Inside your ear is a very thin piece of skin called the
a. cochlea
b. iris
c. pupil
d. ear drum

4. When your eardrum vibrates, your brain interprets the vibrations as
a. sound
b. an image
c. color
d. magnet

5. An object produces sound when it vibrates in
a. water
b. fire
c. metal
a. air

6. Define the following terms –
Rarefaction
Wave
Sound Wave Frequency
Air Pressure Level

7. A microphone works something like our
a. our mouth
b. our ears
c. our hands
d. our eyes

8. The signal from a microphone gets encoded on a tape or CD as an
a. magnetic signal
b. electrical signal
c. analog signal
d. digital signal

9. When you play this signal back on your stereo, the amplifier sends it to the speaker, which re-interprets it into
a. virtual vibrations
b. imaginary vibrations
c. three dimensional vibrations
d. physical vibrations

10. Good speakers are optimized to produce extremely accurate fluctuations in
a. air pressure
b. sound pressure
c. speaker pressure
d. water pressure

11. A driver produces sound waves by rapidly vibrating a flexible
a. battery
b. cone
c. diaphram
d. both b and c
e. none of the above

12. The cone is usually made of
a. paper or plastic
b. plastic or metal
c. metal or vinyl
d. vinyl or paper

13. The narrow end of the cone is connected to the
a. voice cone
b. voice coil
c. voice battery
d. voice magnet

14. The coil is attached to the basket by the
a. battery
b. magnet
c. coil
d. speaker

15. Some drivers have a _______ instead of a cone.
a. diaphram
b. battery
c. magnet
d. dome

16. A dome is just a diaphragm that extends out instead of
a. tapering in
b. fluttering in
c. beveling in
d. expanding out

17. When the electrical current flowing through the voice coil changes direction, the coil’s polar orientation
a. stays the same
b. amplifies
c. reverses
d. slows down

18. The voice coil is a basic
a. speaker
b. electromagnet
c. battery
d. coil

19. The electromagnet is positioned in a constant magnetic field created by a
a. temporary magnet
b. strong magnet
c. weak magnet
d. permanent magnet

20. When the coil moves, it pushes and pulls on the
a. speaker cone
b. speaker magnet
c. speaker coil
d. speaker diaphram
e. none of the above

Question: How many bits is a byte?

1) 
2) 
3) 16 
4) 32

Question: Computers calculate numbers in what mode?

1) Decimal 
2) Octal 
3) Binary 
4) None of the above

Question: RAM stands for…

1) Random Access Memory 
2) Really Annoying Machine 
3) Read A Manual 
4) Real Absolute Memory

Question: ROM stands for…

1) Royal Ontario Museum 
2) Read Only Memory 
3) Read on Monday 
4) Real Obsolute Memory

Question: What does CPU stand for?

1) Cute People United 
2) Commonwealth Press Union 
3) Computer Parts of USA 
4) Central Processing Unit

Question: To select text by shading as you drag the mouse arrow over the text is known as…

1) Clip art 
2) To highlight 
3) To fetch 
4) To decode

Question: Main circuit board in a computer is…

1) Decoder 
2) Highlight 
3) Select 
4) Mother board

Question: A ___ is a color with black added to it.

1) tint
2) value
3) shade
4) hue
5) pigment

Question: The property concerned with the brightness or dullness of a hue is ______________.

1) tint
2) value
3) intensity
4) hue
5) pigment

Question: Plans for organizing colors are called __________  ____________.  ( Two words)

1) still life
2) focal point
3) color wheel
4) color scheme
5) pigment

Question: A ______ is any color with white added.

1) tint
2) shadow
3) shade
4) hue
5) pigment

Question: A type of paint that is transparent and mixes with water is called:

1) tempera
2) acrylic
3) house paint
4) watercolor
5) craypas

1. Which three parts of the computer receive input?
a. The printer, monitor and speakers
b. The keyboard, mouse, and modem
c. The keyboard, monitor and speakers
d. The Monitor, mouse and keyboard

2. Which three parts of the computer give output?
a. The keyboard, mouse and modem
b. The printer, mouse and keyboard
c. The monitor, printer, and modem
d. The mouse, keyboard and speakers

3. What does the computer hard disk do?
a. The computer hard disk is for long-term storage
b. The computer hard disk is for short-term storage
c. The computer hard disk is for hi-speed internet
d. The computer hard disk is for streaming mp3’s

4. What does DOS stand for?
a. “disk operating system.”
b. “disk open storage”
c. “digital operating system”
d. “digital open storage”

5. What kind of file has a name that ends with .gif or .jpg?
a. a music file
b. a graphic file or picture
c. a word document
d. a video or animation

6. How many times can you burn a CD-R?
a. once
b. twice
c. as many times as you like
d. it depends on your computer RAM

7. What does WWW stand for?
a. World Web Wide
b. Wide World Web
c. World Wide Web
d. Wide World Window

8. Which one of the following is a search engine?
a. Internet Explorer
b. Wikipedia
c. Google
d. Internet

9. What is the URL of our class website/blog?
a. http://www.coachellavalleyradio.com
b. http://www.coachella.com
c. http://www.coachellavalleyradio.org
d. http://www.cvusd.us

10. What does URL stand for?
a. united route link
b. uniform resource locator
c. unknown redirection link
d. up real late

11. What is the name of the language you use to write a web page?
a. HTTP
b. FTP
c. URL
d. HTML

12. Which of the following terms is a “browser”?
a. Yahoo!
b. World Wide Web
c. Safari
d. E-mail

13. A word that looks underlined on a web page is usually what?
a. an important word
b. the web address
c. a “link” to another web page
d. a mistake

14 . What can you do with the Internet?
a. Exchange information with friends and colleagues
b. Access pictures, sounds, video clips and other media elements
c. Find diverse perspective on issues from a global audience
d. Post and respond to inquiries on a variety of subjects
e. All of the above

15. The Internet was developed in the…
a. early 1990s
b. late 1980s
c. early 1970s
d. late 1960s

16. According to CNN, how much did Internet traffic increase between 1994 and 1996?
a. Two times
b. Five times
c. Ten times
d. Twenty-five times

17. True or false: The Internet is managed by the U.S. government
a. True
b. False

18. What is a spider?
a. A computer virus
b. A program that catalogs Web sites
c. A hacker who breaks into corporate computer systems
d. An application for viewing Web sites

19. What is not always necessary for accessing the Web?
a. A Web browser
b. A connection to an Internet Access Provider
c. A computer
d. A modem

20. If someone has sent you spam, they…
a. Signed you up for the Meat of the Month Club
b. Sent you an insulting, obscenity-laden e-mail message
c. Infected your computer with a virus
d. Sent you unsolicited e-mail

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    A while back I wrote about writing music constantly in order to build your skills and flex your creativity. I’ve been making music for several years now and my biggest project had been a 16 track score for a tragically unreleased computer game, which I finished in about 6 months. This was a great exercise, […]
  • Microphones, Cables and Everything Else in Your Studio
    This is the final part of the Makeshift Musician’s Comprehensive Guide to Building Your Own Studio So, you’ve got your room for your studio, you’ve set up your computer, hooked up your audio interface and installed your recording software. What’s next? Actually, a lot of stuff. Microphones Unless you’re an all-software kind of musician, you need […] […]
  • Audio Recording Software for Your Studio
    This is Part 4 of the Makeshift Musician’s Comprehensive Guide to Building Your Own Studio We’re now down to the last big component of your beast of a studio. To add this last piece, we need to dive into the prickly, sometimes confusing realm of software. Luckily for you, though, there are a lot of easy […]
  • Audio Interface, or, How to Get Sound into Your Computer
    This is Part 3 of the Makeshift Musician’s Comprehensive Guide to Building Your Own Studio Now that you’ve got a computer, it’s entirely possible that you’re now standing in front of it with your guitar or piano or whatever, your eyes slowly moving back and forth between the two objects in a confused manner, wondering how […]

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  • Just Blaze on Ghost Production, Musical Styles
    Just Blaze on the evolution of musical styles, the state of New York hip-hop, DJ‘ing, and ghot production. “A lot of these guys employ people who do their music for them.” “Some of these DJ’s that are constantly on the road are also constantly putting out new music.  How… because they have guys under them [...] Related posts:Just Blaze Talks Master of The Mi […]
  • Battle Of The Americas Beat Battle f/ Young Guru
    The Beat Academy presents The Battle of The Americas Beat Battle featuring judges Young Guru, Symbolyc One (S1), and Jake One. On Saturday June 21st 24 producers from USA and Canada will go to war in the ultimate team beat battle! Grab tickets or visit Beat Academy for more info. Video of The Road to [...] Related posts:Young Guru @ Miltown Beat Down Battle […]
  • DJ Premier Explains Iconic Gangstarr Logo
    DJ Premier explains how Guru and Big Shug designed the Gangstarr logo and how it’s been used throughout all of their albums.  Primo also talks about how Mass Appeal was created with the intention of being a radio hit. Related posts:DJ Premier On “Mass Appeal”, Forming Gangstarr, Mandela The Significance of DJ Premier DJ Premier Speaks [...] Related posts:DJ […]

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