I’ve noticed lately that I am getting a lot of sessions from people who have been using reverb and delay in their tracking to get a little more inspiration and space under the headphones. This is great, but looking at how they are doing it, I see most are unaware of a basic track management technique – sends and auxiliary effects channels.
CASA has had a lot of casual face lifts and some serious surgeries over the past two decades. This remodel is different. A quick historical comparison. In the year 1800, Spain was one of the most powerful empires on Earth. Then, in just a few generations, the country flipped on its head, lost control of its government, went through a big bunch of wars, and lost nearly all of its colonies. The lovely century of turmoil ended with Spain losing Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Phillipines in the Spanish-American Civil War (1898). What a climax.
On the eve of the new CASA website launch with its greatly expanded news section, I'm finding myself thinking a great deal about news. What is the news, besides that which is new? To give the question some context, I'm reminded of the funeral for Princess Diana. Millions of people worldwide wept openly... and yet they never met her, never knew her, and likely nothing she ever did had any impact on their lives. Yes, she was a philanthropist, but there are thousands of people who work harder every year, and they completely unknown. featureimage:
From classical to doo-wop to barbershop, music sung "a cappella" — by unaccompanied voices — is enjoying a boom in popularity across the country. A cappella singing is the vocal equivalent of working without a net: No piano or orchestra accompanies singers or helps them find the pitch. The singers have to do it all.
If you're reading this, it's pretty much a given that you love to sing. And that you have singing as a part of your life. But here are others who are not so fortunate. People who have been without singing in their lives since their last year of compulsory choir in grade school, turned away by the cultural meme that tosses 1% of us onto the stage and relegates the rest to the audience. featureimage: