billhare's picture

D.I.Y. Tip – Reverb & Delay

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.

davecharliebrown's picture

The Generation of '03

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.

DekeSharon's picture

What is News?

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: 

DekeSharon's picture

The Gift of Song

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: 

DekeSharon's picture

Twenty-Nine Percent

The latest figures are in, and statistics show that recorded music sales are down 29% in the past year across the country. This isn’t just for Take 6; this is for everyone, from Radiohead to Rhianna. Considering most businesses (including music) run on a narrow margin, this is terrible news. However, it’s only the latest decline in a trend that’s shown a 10-30% decrease in sales every year since the birth of Napster. Budgets have already been slashed, record stores closed, record labels bankrupt. featureimage: