KISS – Part 3: 12 Songs in the Pepper Vault – and Final Thoughts

| October 25, 2012

In the second part of this series we learned more of the Pepper lore with KISS.  In this final segment, we give a complete list of the “Pepper-connected” songs and our final thoughts.  We hope you have enjoyed this series with

KISS – Tracks and the Pepper Lore – Part 2

| October 12, 2012

In the first part of this series we talked about the beginning of the KISS relationship with both myself and J.W. Pepper.  Here’s more to the story.

KISS started as a folk band called Wicked Lester in New York…

KISS, the Pepper Connection – Part 1

| October 2, 2012

Since 1876, Pepper has been providing music and service to musicians and teachers everywhere.  A rather unique part of our  history, which most are not aware, is  with the rock group KISS.  Here is the first of a three-part series

The Ahn Trio: A Powerful Force in the Music World

| February 8, 2011

A few months ago I came across a program on PBS called On Canvas: The Ahn Trio which presented a live performance from Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  Three young ladies, Angella, Lucia, and Maria, are sisters…

Microphone Placement

| September 30, 2010

Microphone placement?  I just put the mics in front of the performers and everything seems fine.  What more do I need to know?  Well, as outlined in the book How Recording Works from the Recording Institute of Detroit, there are…

A Sonata and Software Virtuoso

| September 21, 2010

World-renowned pianist and Beethoven expert Robert Taub has replaced his piano sonatas with software… at least for now!  A few years back, Robert had an idea to create a software platform that musicians could use use as a

The Job of a Sound Engineer

| June 1, 2010

Chapter 1 of The Basics of Live Sound by Jerry Slone defines a sound engineer as “A person who brings together separate sounds to create one sound.”  Simple enough, right?  The reality is…