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Taylor

Taylor
November 21, 2012

Chad Hugo and the Moog Slim Phatty

Chad Hugo, along with co-producer Pharrell Williams, are easily considered among the most successful producers of all time and especially within the last few decades. Blending their own musical influences with eastern sounds and a knack for pop sensibility, Hugo along with Williams have been instrumental in crafting such mega hits as “I’m a Slave 4 U” (Britney Spears), “Hot in Herre” (Nelly), and “U Don’t Have to Call” (Usher). While most of you may be familiar with Chad Hugo as one half of super producers The Neptunes and member of the group N.E.R.D., others of you may be familiar with his current DJ duo called Missile Command which includes Daniel Biltmore. What you may not know yet about Chad Hugo is that he was asked by Moog to make sounds for their new all white re-issued Slim Phatty analog synthesizers.

Hugo pulls influences from his youth in Virginia Beach to his professional work …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 2, 2012

Choosing the Right Portable PA System

If you are starting to get serious about your DJing, then inevitably you will start booking gigs, some of which will occur at venues that lack a house sound system.  If you don’t already have one, a solid portable PA system is definitely in your future, and it’s a great investment for your DJ career.

There are many options to choose from, but you should first determine your budget and specific needs before making your choice.  How often will you be using it?  Where will it be used, and how many people will you be playing for?  How much power do I need to rock the party?  There, there young padawans, we are here to help.  Here’s some vital info that will help you in your decision to purchase a portable PA system.

Tabletop, Speaker Boxes, and the Bass below

If you are a DJ, then you probably have some …

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The Unique Geek

The Unique Geek
July 21, 2011

What to Listen for in Recording Monitors

One thing people often take for granted when they first put together their home, project or pimp studio is the importance of great recording monitors. Most folks, when they start recording on their own, worry about what software they’ll use. Next, you fret over the recording interface. Soon, before you know it, you’re strung out on getting more and more microphones. All the while, you are just using speakers from a Craigslist find – 1997 monitors that were cheap back in 1997.

I’ve made this mistake, for far too long. Every few years, I’d make a small upgrade from the previous pair. With each new monitor pair, I increasingly began hearing what was truly going on. One day you’ll get to a point where you are comfortable with your monitors – you’ve “learned them.” There is a lot to be said for “learning your monitors”, it’s crucial. But, what does …