Category: Recording Studios

  • Copyright Wars: Tales of Artistic Tussles!

    Copyright Wars: Tales of Artistic Tussles!

    Welcome to the realm of copyright protection! We are tackling the journey through the intricate world of US and international copyright. Prepare to encounter tales of legal battles, financial settlements, and the curious nuances of intellectual property rights across various countries. Photograph Courtesy of Erik Mclean A Quick Definition Of Copyright Laws Unleashing Creativity with…

  • Hertz So Good: The Pursuit of Auditory Nirvana

    Hertz So Good: The Pursuit of Auditory Nirvana

    Do you know the thrill of unboxing a brand-new piece of audio gear? The smell of fresh plastic, the satisfying rustle of packaging, the gleam of new and untried dials? Ah yes, welcome to the high of gear addiction and the pursuit of auditory Nirvana. Photograph Compliments of Caio Silva The Lust For Equipment If…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33 with Chris Hogan

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33 with Chris Hogan

    Guitarist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Audio Engineer, Recording Engineer, Song Writer Artist interviews are the cornerstone of Mackncheeze Music. A super comprehensive interview with Chris Hogan. We discuss musical history, the differences between Eastern and Western Tonality and Theory. Part of the conversation includes the differences between live streaming applications, live and studio audio reproduction and the myriad…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast #29

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast #29

    Featuring Carrie Akre of Carrie Akre Creative Intuitive Life Coach, Mentor, Educator, Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Global Touring Artist Co-Founder of Hammerbox, Goodness and The Rockfords Carrie’s latest release – Passage Can we help you?

  • How To Herd Cats

    How To Herd Cats

    This Is A Bit Of A Stretch… Definition Of A Cat: Evidently Cab Calloway coined the term in the 30’s. Back in 1938, he published Cab Calloway’s Cat-ologue: A “Hepster’s” Dictionary. Wikipedia has a great page on the origins of Jive; vastly entertaining. A “Cat” could have been a jazz musician in a New Orleans whore…

  • Motivation


    Actually, that was my entire reason for getting involved in music, oh, and besides the fact that music constantly runs through my head. I think I was hoping for side benefits. Those benefits did materialize, whether that is a good thing was decided later. Defining success: confidence, proficiency, articulation, enjoyment. Those are underlying factors in…

  • M.O.B. Studios’ Evan Kolpak

    M.O.B. Studios’ Evan Kolpak

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 14 Can we help you in anyway? We appreciate comments and suggestions. Thanks for reading. You know where to find us.

  • Seven Examples Of Counting The Cost

    Seven Examples Of Counting The Cost

    What are you willing to give up to chase your dreams? If we want it badly, we have got to sacrifice. Obsession, it’s what we do regardless what is happening. First thing in the morning pounding it out. Last thing at night, getting the final two cents in. Priorities: Woody Allen: “80 percent of the…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast #13: Sean Farchild

    Mackncheeze        Music Podcast #13:                          Sean Farchild

    Can we help you in any way? We appreciate comments and suggestions. Thanks for reading. You know where to find us.

  • Freedom


    Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. Or so the song goes. I chose to define freedom as this: I personally make more decisions for myself than my boss , my family, my government and my friends. Henry Thoreau said, A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he…

  • Mackncheeze Podcast # 12

    Mackncheeze Podcast # 12

    Interview with Todd Ainsworth AKA Murl Hartwood of Seattle Country Band, Hartwood Is there any way we can help? We appreciate any suggestions or comments. Thanks for reading. You know where to find us.

  • K.I.S.S.


    Keep It Simple Stupid I first learned of the K.I.S.S. concept in college jazz lab band. The professor, a horn player by the name of Bart, introduced the notion to soloists. I loved Bart; he was awesome. Evidently there are two ways to interpret K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid, or, Keep It Simple, Stupid. I…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 10:

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 10:

    Adam Puchalski and Bryan Discuss EQ and Panning For Application In Home Studios Can we help you in any way? Comments and suggestions welcome. You know where to find us. Thank You for reading. Please follow us on Face Book at Mackncheeze Music.

  • Learning To Listen

    Learning To Listen

    When I was in Junior High school band, our music instructor hammered in a basic musical concept over and over and over. He always said, “Listen to what is going on around you.” I think that is a basic fundamental of performance. If one of the members of the band plays louder than everyone else,…

  • Getting The Mix

    Getting The Mix

    Getting a great mix can be very tough. Recording well requires quality inputs, correct performance, and extreme listening skills. The adage, “It’s not the gear, it’s the ear” holds a lot of truth. Better listening begets qualitative judgement, which enhances desire for equipment that can satisfy ever expanding qualitative judgement, which creates gear sluts, people…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 8

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 8

    How To Sustain Your Bands Longevity Can we help you in any way? If you found us entertaining, informative, or simply want to comment, please contact us. If you enjoyed our blog, please share it.

  • Inspiration


    I choose to hang with folks who are smarter, more talented and more driven than myself. Daily, I take time to read and garner other peoples ideas, checking to see if their concepts and practices are adaptable to my circumstance. I think I have applied maybe 1 out of 1000 suggestions. You might think it…

  • Don’t Forget To Laugh

    Don’t Forget To Laugh

    One of my nicknames is Chuckles; I snigger a lot. There’s too much that could make me cry, so I choose to counter with a grin and a snort, embracing absurdity. Yeah, man, life is too short and difficult. Another nickname is Pelon. My Latin friends gave me that name but usually there is a…

  • My Cocoon

    As much as possible, I try super hard to shield myself from negativity. Well meaning friends and relatives, seeking sympathy or empathy for their less than positive situations, inadvertently drop their experiences into my refuse pile. Which brings me to Negativity Bias: negative situations have greater impact on one’s state of mind than a positive…

  • The Good Old Days

    Does any one remember rotary phones? My biggest challenge with those phones was lack of privacy. There was no solitude when conversing; who ever was in the kitchen or living room became an audience to conversations with girl friends. I hated that. I remember my first debit card. It felt like The Beast was taking…

  • When Bryan Was In Pharaoh’s Land

    When Bryan Was In Pharaoh’s Land

    The People Who Understand Me

  • Sean Fairchild

    An Interview with Sean Fairchild

  • Irony


    Besides folks walking down the street having animate conversations on their phones, looking every bit like crazy people did 20 years ago, here are a few ironic circumstances I have encountered: Being a drummer yet carrying batteries, picks and extra chords for guitar players who forget such. Lead vocalists who don’t own a microphone, let…

  • Social Capital

    What is the price of our relationships? I often joke that I do not have the emotional, intellectual, spiritual and financial capital for another girl friend. I ask myself: what am I willing to spend to consummate my musical relationships? The answer is simple yet surprisingly complex. First: I haven’t got time to work with…

  • Artist Focus – Jonny Durango

    Audio Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, Arranger Mackncheeze: Who are you? Jonny: Oh, Man. I’m a human man. I’m a person who has always just loved music, it’s one of the things in this world that has made sense to me. As I grow older, I’m starting to see other things that are contributing to…