The July issue of the printed
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want to know about protecting yourself against hearing loss. Also be sure
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We just added a new microphone
to our collection; the Audio Technica AE2500. This mic will be used primarily
for the kick drum and features both a dynamic and a condenser inside.
The two elements are set-up to be perfectly in phase so we can get both
the hard attack of the beater and the tone of the drum.
What could be better?
Punk band Next Best Thing came into the studio to record a five-song EP. Next Best Thing takes the typical punk sound and adds in a little bit of reggae and a little bit of rock and tops it off with fun lyrics. From the Naperville area are Mike Felton (bass), James Abril (guitar, back vox), Alec Schraegle (drums) and Jason Fein (vocals). Find out more about the band at www.geocities.com/nextbestrock.
Tub Ring's album "Zoo Hypothesis" is out at the printing presses to get ready for the CD release show at the Bottom Lounge August 14th and to be in stores everywhere August 17th. This album is the culmination of over a year's worth of hard work and it shows. Tub Ring musicians are Rob Kleiner (keys), Kevin Gibson (vocals), Jason Fields (bass), Shawn Sprinkel (guitar) and Dave Tavares (drums) with guest musicians James Cole (drums), Matt Phelan (violin/turntables), Sara without an H (vocals), Dave Weiner (trumpet), Dave Smith (bari sax), Dan Jeremy Brooks (sampling/back vox), Jeffrey Brooks (additional guitars/back vox) and Theresa Brooks (bassoon). Keep abreast of the release and get tickets for the CD release show at www.tubring.com.
Mixing is in the final stages for Arkansas band Corpslight. This crazy rock band pushes the limits of music by jumping around many genres within the same song and changing things up to keep the listeners on their toes. Check out them out www.corpslightband.com.
Courtney Jay is in the final stages of recording two new pop songs she wrote with the help of The Cow. The lyrics and melodies Courtney brought in were made into a pop rock Evanescence-type of song and an R&B song. Check out Courtney and her music at www.courtneyjay.com
Solo artist Joe Turba came in to record some more vocals on his acoustic project. Joe's experience in an a Cappella group really showed as he sang lots of harmonies on top of his solo lines to really flesh out the songs. Keep your ears open for more from Joe.
Gary Landess worked on some mixing for his song "Get That", a rip-roaring guitar-slammin' tune that'll make your heart hurt.
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