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Barbara Schultz

Contributing editor Barbara Schultz writes about music production, audio education and studio design. She's also the managing editor of Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines. Twitter: https://twitter.com/babbyjoschultz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69291777&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Man Made Music, New York City

Composer, producer and Man Made Music founder Joel Beckerman says that the transformation of his business, and the ideas behind the artfully designed, versatile studio complex on this month’s cover, began eight years ago.“At that time, a lot of people who were scoring for TV were starting to create libraries of music, where people took 10, 20, 30, 40, up to 100 tracks of music and developed......

Classic Tracks: Camper Van Beethoven "Pictures of Matchstick Men"

Camper Van Beethoven formed in the founding members’ hometown of Redlands, Calif., but it was in their college days, at the University of California at Santa Cruz, that the band began to take off. Camper’s amalgam of punk, ska, country, rock, and international trad folk sounds—all undercut by David Lowery’s sardonic vocal tone—tapped into both of the main musical arteries of Norcal college life......

The Mavericks Brand New Day

Niko Bolas points out the big dif­ference between casting musi­cians to support a solo artist and working with a band like The Mavericks. “Both can be fun,” he says, “but think about the big bands: In the ’40s, you had 35 guys on a bus jamming, 24 hours a day. No wonder they were so good. With the Mavericks, they do the show, they go to the dressing room, they get on a bus, they tell the same......

Dauphin Street Sound, Mobile, Ala.

MLB pitcher Jake Peavy has a reputation for fierce intensity on the mound. His competitiveness has helped to earn him a Cy Young Award and two World Series championships. But baseball isn’t Peavy’s only focus. He can get just as fired up about music as he does about throwing strikes.“I feel like music really found me,” Peavy says. “I just had no choice. I came to the big leagues when I was just......

Valerie June And The Order Of Time

Wondrously resonant and authentic, the music of Valerie June is roots-fueled yet defies category. The songs on her new album of all-original songs, The Order of Time, are by turns soulful in a Stax-with-brass way, down-home with a high lonesome sound, or really just her own thing, where the gentleness of her plaintive voice may be undercut by spacey, distant drum hits, a mean electric guitar or......

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