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Dylan Monroe
Dylan Monroe

A Musician's Guide: Recording in an Apartment

August 03, 2018 | How To

There’s nothing like going to see your favorite band in concert and hearing them sound just like they did on their last CD. Sure, there may be minor differences, and guitar solos may vary, but you heard what you came to hear. It can be disconcerting, however, if the concert band sounds totally different than the recording. How does this happen? And, if you want to record your band in your apartment, is there anything you need to do to ensure that the result will sound the way you want it to? Wha…

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Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

Meet NYC-Based Duo: Gracie and Rachel!

July 19, 2018 | Music

Light and dark; Gracie and Rachel are a New York-based duo who create sonic and visual juxtaposition. Classically trained musicians with modern pop sensibilities.  The pair weaves piano (Gracie) and violin (Rachel) over their voices to create unity through contrast. “We’re working to express a duality that’s open to everyone," says Gracie. The nine orchestral-pop songs on 'Gracie and Rachel' tell a story that's rooted in the truth - their truth - but retain an enigmatic air that makes them relat…

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Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

How to Design a Music Lover's Perfect Apartment

June 14, 2018 | Music

Whether you are a musician or an audiophile, the room dictates what the music will sound like. Seasoned players can quickly ascertain the aural challenges of any venue, and they will adjust their equipment accordingly. While great musicians can utilize rapidly dialed in solutions to overcome echoey or thuddy rooms, what can you do to make sure your new apartment is music friendly? And the same rules should be followed no matter where you live. It could be an apartment in Cincinnati, Ohio or a pe…

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Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

17 of the Most Memorable Times Records Appeared on Film and TV

June 06, 2018 | Music

Vinyl has always been a cinematic prop, with that sleek black (or sometimes colorful) appearance, and the variety of beautiful turntables for playing records. Here our some of our favorite vinyl movie moments. 1. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1UFLj_5s0k    Ah, to be young and in love! Suzy Bishop and Sam run away toting minimal provisions, a kitten and a turntable (that Suzy stole from her brother). Certain they have successfully fled the scouts hunting them down, the…

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Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

5 Versace-worthy albums to play after you binge ‘American Crime Story’

May 07, 2018 | Music

The second season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story concluded in March, but maybe you’re thinking about binge-watching all of it to catch up. Season 2 of the crime anthology centers around Andrew Cunanan, who murdered at least five people, including Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, over a three-month period in 1997. The show spans nearly a decade, so Murphy and his music supervisor, Amanda Krieg Thomas, turn to music to craft the time and place of the show. Music takes us into Cunan…

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