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Bradley Laird's Grass Talk Radio Podcast podcast episode 129

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The podcast for people who play bluegrass music or want to!

Episode 129 - Recording Basics

This episode is the first installment in a short series on home recording. In this introduction I discuss the difference between analog and digital, why we record, and talk about some older technologies such as the Edison cylinder and magnetic tape.


This backgrounder will help you even if all you want to do is record your banjo picking on an iPhone app. Do you know what an A/D converter is? Have you ever played a record with a sheet of paper and a sewing needle? Fun stuff.


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The music for this episode is:

Intro - Buddy Ashmore and Pony Express singing Prison Walls written by Randy Godwin.

Outro - Little Maggie, recorded by Cedar Hill in my home studio using a Boss BR8. Phase shifted banjo played by Jim Duck Adkins.


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