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An Introduction to Compression: Basic Compression - A free download from Audio Masterclass

An Introduction to Equalization - A free download from Audio Masterclass

Equipping Your Home Recording Studio - A free download from Audio Masterclass

When to compress, and why

How to get a 'vintage sound' in your recordings

Can you hear the subtle effect of the knee control of the compressor? (With audio and video demonstrations)

Parallel compression: Finding excitement in the lower levels

Good miking turns a cheap fiddle into a Stradivarius

Do digital signals degrade at higher levels?

Why would you ever want to place a microphone behind the instrument?

Does an out-of-phase kick drum sound unnatural?

Can you tell which mic was used on a recording?

Q: I have a problem with dust. Should I just grab a duster once a week?

Music Man Bongo Bass Goes Stealth with New Finish

Music Man is offering a new option for the Bongo with a sleek new flat black finish. Other highlights include, black hardware (bridge, tuning system, neck plate), black nut, black knobs, and black pole pieces...

Music Man is offering a new option for the Bongo with a sleek new flat black finish.

Other highlights include, black hardware (bridge, tuning system, neck plate), black nut, black knobs, and black pole pieces. The Bongo features include an evolved artistic shape, advanced electronics, color coordination and a patented compensated nut that greatly improves intonation according to the company.

Several Music Man artists including Tony Levin, Dave LaRue, Cliff Hugo and Phil Chen provided input and testing during the initial development of the Bongo. The basses are constructed with basswood bodies, maple necks, choice of pickup configurations, and available in 4- or 5-string models.

For more information, visit their web site at www.ernieball.com

By our press release coordinator Saturday February 19, 2005