Jazzin the Piedmont?

In books, creativity, dvd, Miraverse, recording studio, technique by Michael Tiemann

Last month at the Ars Electronica 2008 conference and festival, I had a chance to discuss with a number of very smart folks both my physical studio project, Manifold Recording, and my approach to creating a new recording environment/context, the Miraverse.  In the course of those discussions, a number of …

George Massenburg’s latest: live studio performances

In +1/-1, creative commons, Miraverse, music industry, recording studio, technique by Michael Tiemann

George Massenburg is a legend in the recording industry.  His innovations include the introduction of the parametric equalizer in 1972, and his work on preamplifier design, dynamic range controllers, and other engineering equipment has also led the field for years.  His contributions to audio engineering go beyond mere tools: as …

Slow Food makes its way to the table

In +1/-1, culture, Miraverse, music industry by Michael Tiemann

The objective of Fast Food, it seems, is to maximize short-term profits.  The eater profited by “wasting” as little time as possible eating, and the producer profited by sourcing the cheapest possible ingredients from the global economy, assembling those ingredients as rapidly and mechanically as possible, without regards to any …

Music: Food for the Soul?

In cd, culture, Miraverse, music industry by Michael Tiemann

Another article by Robert Frank confirms that the most desirable purchase these days is not a thing, but an experience (a memorable meal to be precise). What’s up with that? For data, Frank provides that: A new study by American Express of their U.K. Centurion card holders (read: titanium-toting super-rich) …