Category Archives: Music

Posts about music and being a musician

Midrange, compression and the history of technology

If you do any music production, even at the tyro level like me, you realize that there’s a characteristic “sound” to most pop music: mid scooped and compressed. It’s a very odd sound, highly un-natural, and it’s completely ubiquitous. But it was  not the characteristic sound of other eras. In the 20s, music sounded the […]

Being a Bass Player

Music works for me as an alternative to individualism, kind of a form of non-religious communion. A band, or most bands, work well when each member sacrifices some aspect of themselves–exercises some self discipline and restraint, and listens.  In a really good band, the players all know each other and are familiar with what each […]