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Yamaha DX21 Owner’s Manual and Playbook Available to Good Home

December 25th, 2020 Comments off
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This Rare Vintage Typewriter from the 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music via My Modern Met

December 4th, 2020 Comments off

This Rare Vintage Typewriter from the 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music via My Modern Met

While most composers like to handwrite their sheet music, over the years there have been all types of machines invented to help print music. Perhaps one of the coolest is the Keaton Music Typewriter. First patented in 1936, it definitely doesn’t look like an ordinary typewriter. Robert H. Keaton from San Francisco, California created the machine, which has now become something of a rare collector’s item.

The original patent was for a 14-key typewriter, which was then upgraded to 33 keys in an improved 1953 patent. Marketed in the 1950s and sold for about $255, the machine has a distinct look thanks to its circular keyboard. In creating his design, Keaton was looking to create something that would be able to print characters precisely on a staff and indicate exactly where the next character would be printed to ensure accuracy.

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

August 6th, 2020 Comments off

Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ iPhone Cases and More! [For Sale]

July 5th, 2020 Comments off

Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ iPhone Cases and More! [For Sale]

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

June 29th, 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]

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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 Comments off
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

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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 .