Direct Sound Blog

Direct Sound Artist Profile: Fred Dinkins

A widely respected drummer, instructor, producer and songwriter with two Grammy nominations, Direct Sound endorsee Fred Dinkins covers a wide range of musical ground, including his role as the musical director for Deniece Williams and The Emotions. Widely regarded as one of the top drum…
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Music Production Basics: Audio Compression and Panning

Understanding the functions of audio compression and panning are part of music production basics and will help you in the recording and mixing phases of your project. What is audio compression? The word compression has a number of meanings in…
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Direct Sound Artist Profile: Bobby Messano

Blues Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Messano has built an impressive career in the studio and on the stage. His recent CD, 2015s “Love and Money,” reached the top spot on Billboard’s Blues Chart. This Direct Sound Artist Profile video…
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Five Ways to Avoid Ear Fatigue

Ear fatigue is one of those ambiguous conditions that can occur while recording – and more likely during mix down –that you may not even recognize is happening until after the fact. You’re in the studio, you think you’ve nailed…
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Direct Sound at Tritone Music Expo in St. Louis

Direct Sound was excited to exhibit recently at the Tritone Music Expo in St. Louis. The Expo grew out of an idea by Dave Anderson, owner of St. Louis-based Tritone Guitars, and event planner Michael Tomko. Originally conceived last year as…
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