Studio Projects C1 Mic

The Studio Projects C1 Microphone is a GREAT mic for the money!  I wasn’t sure about ordering one of these C1’s until after I tried out their Studio Projects B1 mic which was a very nice mic.  The comparisons of the C1 to the Neumann 87 are somewhat accurate, who is really going to ever say […]


#1 If you are an Oud player just starting out and have purchased a really nice Oud, remember to always keep your finger nails manicured /trimmed so they do not damage the fingerboard of the Oud.  If your finger nails are long they will actually slice into the wood (ebony, etc) and create small grooves […]

Kutiman Killed the Video Star

From TechCrunch.com

If you haven’t heard of Kutiman yet you’re about a week late on the latest music sensation to be incubated on the Web. Ophir Kutiel, aka Kutiman, is an Israeli musician and producer that released a project titled Thru You on the Web seven days ago. It has since garnered over a million views and generated a buzz both on the blogosphere and on Twitter.

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Make sure to go to Thru-You to see all of his work. Also, check out the About video to see how he creates his art. Very cool!

Walking on Glass

I spent the last several weeks working on some new tracks in the studio.  The latest track “Walking on Glass” was a great opportunity to play the Turkish Oud on a track.  I would usually use the Arabic Oud which has a slightly deeper tone but I dropped the tone of the Turkish down a […]

The Lion of Afghanistan

Recently I researched and purchased an instrument called a Rubab which is a lute like instrument from Afghanistan. The Rubab is mainly used by Afghan, Pashtun, Kashmiri, and Iranian Kurdish classical musicians. The Rubab is known as “the lion of instruments” and is one of the two national instruments of Afghanistan. It has […]

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