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14/07/2015

Gear Review: Four New Look Studio Microphones

I recently saw a meme that gave a good definition of a musician: A person who puts $5000 worth of gear into a $500 car to ...

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14/08/2014

Finding Your Voice: Please, Help Yourself

I'’ve been noticing how often we performers give our power away. Rather than being personally responsible for our success, ...

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17/07/2014

Eli Driftwood: A Bottle of Brown Brothers

Early this year revered northern hillbilly son Elliot Brown quietly released a debut album, ‘Lies Your Momma Told Me’, ...

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York Street Studios: Is Now Closed

In 2013 Parnell’s famed York Street Recording Studios passed the considerable business milestone of turning 21. It did ...

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15/07/2014

Aldous Harding: Of Peace and Courage

With a fragile and breathy vocal presentation reminiscent of fellow rising folk artist Tiny Ruins, and an offbeat personality ...

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Vorn: Modern Classicist

It was late last century when Vorn Colgan first got in touch with NZ Musician, proffering a CD-R debut album entitled, ‘Normal ...

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Guitar Cool: Effect Pedal Chains

I’m regularly asked about effects pedals (also called stomp boxes) and what order to have them in. This is a very subjective ...

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Ex-pat Files: Ny Oh

For anyone arriving from the relatively sheltered backyard of NZ, Camden would sound like a battle cry for hopes and dreams. ...

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Building Blocks: Peak Performance Part Two – Surviving Soundcheck

In last issue's Building Blocks we covered the simple but important process of getting all your gear to the performing venue. ...

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