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Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

June 29th, 2020 No comments

Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

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Whenever I am at my friend’s recording studio, I end up taking more pictures of this Hammond B3 organ, Its sound is so important to modern music and its somewhat antiquated look just begs for a photograph. — Douglas

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How a recording-studio mishap shaped ’80s music via Vox on YouTube

June 20th, 2020 No comments
How a recording-studio mishap shaped '80s music via Vox on YouTube

Warning: This is an unapologetic ode to gated reverb drums

Here’s a Spotify playlist of some of the best gated reverb songs,

Over the past few years a general nostalgia for the 1980s has infiltrated music, film, and television. I deeply love those gated reverb drums of the ’80s – you know that punchy percussive sound popularized by Phil Collins and Prince? So for my second episode of Vox Pop’s Earworm I spoke with two Berklee College of Music professors, Susan Rogers and Prince Charles Alexander, to figure out just how that sound came to be, what makes it so damn punchy, and why it’s back. 

Travel To The Beat Of A Diff’rent Drum With These Snare Drum Throw Pillows And More! [For Sale]

May 9th, 2020 Comments off

Hammond B3 Organ Clothing — Recently Purchased From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

May 6th, 2020 Comments off

Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

Hammond B3 Organ Clothing -- Recently Purchased From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Includes iPhone cases, throw blankets, duvet covers, pillows, hoodies, tees, and much more!

Whenever I am at my friend’s recording studio, I end up taking more pictures of this Hammond B3 organ, Its sound is so important to modern music and its somewhat antiquated look just begs for a photograph. — Douglas

Available exclusively from
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*Redbubble has discounts when purchasing multiple items and also gives 10%-20% discounts on a regular basis. Check back often!


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‎Twenty Thousand Hertz: #80 I Virtual Choir on Apple Podcasts via Apple Podcasts

April 19th, 2020 Comments off
Twenty Thousand Hertz: #80 I Virtual Choir on Apple Podcasts via Apple Podcasts
Singing with others is a powerful form of expression. That’s why the composer Eric Whitacre started the Virtual Choir; an experiment that connects singers from every corner of the globe. In this episode, we hear how a choir can unite people from different backgrounds to achieve a common goal – creating beautiful music.

The Internet Archive is now working to preserve vinyl LPs via kottke.org

April 11th, 2020 Comments off

The Internet Archive is an absolute treasure with a gigantic task ahead of them. They have now set their sights on vinyl LPs and started the work of digitizing and archiving these recordings.

Earlier this year, the Internet Archive began working with the Boston Public Library (BPL) to digitize more than 100,000 audio recordings from their sound collection. The recordings exist in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. They span musical genres including classical, pop, rock, and jazz, and contain obscure recordings like this album of music for baton twirlers , and this record of radio’s all-time greatest bloopers .

The Internet Archive Is Digitizing & Preserving Over 100,000 Vinyl Records: Hear 750 Full Albums Now via Open Culture

March 30th, 2020 Comments off
 

There seems to be widespread agreement—something special was lost in the rushed-to-market move from physical media to digital streaming. We have come to admit that some older musical technologies cannot be improved upon. Musicians, producers, engineers spend thousands to replicate the sound of older analog recording technology, with all its quirky, inconsistent operation. And fans buy record players and vinyl records in surprisingly increasing numbers to hear the warm and fuzzy character of their sound.

Neil Young, who has relentlessly criticized every aspect of digital recording, has dismissed the resurgence of the LP as a “fashion statement” given that most new albums released on vinyl are digital masters. But buyers come to vinyl with a range of expectations, writes Ari Herstand at Digital Music News: “Vinyl is an entire experience. Wonderfully tactile…. When we stare at our screens for the majority of our days, it’s nice to look at art that doesn’t glow and isn’t the size of my hand.” Vinyl can feel and look as good as it sounds (when properly engineered).

#COVID19 Day 6 – Today’s “Office” Playlist via Pandora

March 16th, 2020 Comments off
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Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

February 21st, 2020 Comments off

Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

Includes iPhone cases, throw blankets, duvet covers, pillows, hoodies, tees, and much more!

Whenever I am at my friend’s recording studio, I end up taking more pictures of this Hammond B3 organ, Its sound is so important to modern music and its somewhat antiquated look just begs for a photograph. — Douglas

Available exclusively from
DouglasEWelch.com/shop/118

*Redbubble has discounts when purchasing multiple items and also gives 10%-20% discounts on a regular basis. Check back often!


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The Man Who Recorded The World via Library of Congress Blog

January 2nd, 2020 Comments off
 

For decades, Alan Lomax traveled across America, the Caribbean and Europe, with a recorder and a camera in hand, trying to document traditional folk cultures before they disappeared.

Lomax was, in fact, the most famous American folklorist of the 20th century — the first person to record blues greats Muddy Waters and Lead Belly, the man who took down the oral histories of Jelly Roll Morton and Woody Guthrie, the chronicler of religious rites in Haiti and “ring shout” rituals from the Sea Islands off the Atlantic coast.

In his notebooks, Lomax documented his encounters with performers, his extensive travel and his collaborations with famous figures such as Pete Seeger, Zora Neale Hurston and his folklorist father, John Lomax. The Lomax family, friends and colleagues transcribed many of the performances and interviews he undertook during his years of fieldwork — including his stint as a Library employee from 1937 to 1942.

Read The Man Who Recorded The World via Library of Congress Blog


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