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Developing a successful chess strategy requires time, effort, and patience. There’s only one downside: chess has no universal strategy. Tactics abound, with opportunities and pi...

May 29, 2019

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Veal stock encapsulates the soul of French cuisine. Veal may not be as ubiquitous as chicken, beef, or vegetables, though it is equally straightforward to make. The results leav...

May 29, 2019

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So you’re starting out producing music from your home studio. You’ve just recorded a synth bass track from a software library like EastWest Composer Cloud, and you’ve sequenced ...

May 29, 2019

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The study of chess openings as been a major part of the game for hundreds of years, with countless books devoted to analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of various sequences. ...

May 29, 2019

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When some people think of audio or music mixing, they picture massive studio consoles that are 12 feet long and feature enough knobs and faders to make one’s head spin. Those de...

May 29, 2019

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With the advent of digital technology and affordably priced microphones, today’s musicians have the ability to track any instrument they like in a home recording studio. When it...

May 29, 2019

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In the early days of recording, microphones were prohibitively expensive. Only high-priced production studios owned the best models, and the models available to consumers left a...

May 29, 2019

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The early electric guitars were designed to sound clean and bright. Pioneering electric guitarists like Charlie Christian played in large jazz orchestras and used amplifiers to ...

May 29, 2019

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Are you a fan of any TV shows that feature orchestral underscore? While it can have a majestic effect on comedies and dramas alike, there’s a secret to it: unless the show has a...

May 29, 2019

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