And The Beat Goes On...



This is our third March Music Special and this year our Christine K. Rex and Loretta Stradley look at some of the local offerings and what they are doing. We give you some pointers in how to pick a commercial recording studio and what you should look for when auditioning one! We ask why there are so few women music producers, studio owners and CEOs of record companies in what is obviously a manís world.

One the equipment side we take a close look at drums. Their heads, hardware, shells and construction, plus a look at cymbals. We also take a past look at jazz artist Omar Sosa, who in past recordings made use of a lot of ethnic beats and percussion with his Sentir CD getting a Grammy nomination in 2002. We also pick out a few key drummers that anyone getting into the music scene should check out!

Our Software section looks at several low cost offerings that let you record or work with wave files, MIDI files or make your own drum patches.

In our Entertainment and Music areas youíll find some reviews of select local artists.

Finally we feature a few links and organizations that can help you get more exposure for your act and music, including review sites and producers of compilation CDs.

Oh, donít forget all our past offerings from 2002 and 2003! We covered a lot of territory with some hot unknown artists, software, microphones, pressing CDs and a look at how major radio works!

Our 2004 Music Special continues with these offerings...

Why Few Women Producers? | Picking A Studio | Drums | Drum Heads
Drum Pedals | Cymbals | Hammer Head Freeware | Omar Sosa
Drummers | Drum Books | Music Of The Tropics | Benchmark Records
Profile: Blind Lemon | Music Reviews | Resources | Poem: Music Of The Mind

Our Music Special Issues Continues With These Other Offerings from 2003:

Our Regular Music Reviews:
Featuring: Omar Sosa - Keith Jarrett - Melissa Gibson - G-Spot - Chronophonic

Articles and Information from the 2003 Music Special:
Grass Roots Music | US Copyright Extension | The Promo Pack | The ECD | The Music Video
The Birth of the Recording Industry | California Arts & Music Expo | Peformance Rights Organizations

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Ecelectic and Underground CD Reviews:
Jon Denzene/The Torrent | Distilled | Hook The Captain | Jesse Morgan
Tesknota | Living Space | JM Cruiz

Indiana Area Local Club Bands:
Sonus | The Mumble | Northern Kind | Archies Address

Articles and Information from the 2002 Music Special:
Learning Music | Promo Pictures | Booking Agents| Managers | Producers | Pressing CDs
Record Companies | Copyrights | Recording Software | Sound Cards | Guitar and Bass
Multi-Track Recorders | Live Sound Gear | Microphones | Recording Engineer | Bands in Texas
Teen Band: Y@nK | Gigs and Clubs | Music Theory | Radio Airplay







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