Tom Petty Song Breakdown

Cool breakdown of a classic Tom Petty song, from the arrangement, the performances, and the mix.

Good stuff.

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Mastering The Equalizer

The most important thing in recording and mixing – the equalizer.

Learn to master it. Your music and mixes will come to life.


Here’s 2 great videos giving you the basics of how to EQ:


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The Art of Recorded Music

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A canvas. A monitor. A block of clay.

Human imagination is more fertile and expansive than all of them.

Human imagination is where the soundstage of recorded music is rendered.

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Creating sound for a recording takes planning. Even a … Read the rest

Room Acoustics 101

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Here’s a simple to understand, visual version of basic room acoustic properties. People argue about gear and formats and often times forget to deal with the most important aspect of what they are hearing – the room.

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How You Hear Music

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Listening 101

1. Directionality – Where is that sound coming from? Where exactly is that hi-hat sitting in the mix? Is the band in front of me or all around me?

2. Delay/Roomspace – Am I in a large room, … Read the rest

Your New #23

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This Thursday, July 8th at 9pm, two men will take their respective stages and perform their act. These two men, Ezrazmus Jones and Lebron James, use the much-maligned and misunderstood city of Cleveland as their castle grounds. King Lebron resides

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Live Mashed Potato Succotash

Ezrazmus Elemento Jones (aka DJ Raz) performs live tonight, smashing genres and resetting standards all over.

Funk, rock, soul, and dub all get in the mix, fondling for fun and profit. In your face chaos.

Add cheap drinks and beautiful

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Live 2MERICA Remix Project

Hey internuts: Another week means another remix. Tonight I’m doing a live 2MERICA remix project along with some excellent additions from more robots than people on my table tonight. To combat these gadget ghouls I have armed myself with some
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Welcome To The Afterfuture

Now that I’m out in the mix DJ’ing again, I’ve been peeping some of the technology used to spin music in 2010.

I started out as a vinyl DJ in the 90’s, then got my laptop-based Traktor setup going around

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Oil Disaster, Day 49

The first ever Northside Nights went off successfully Thursday night, complete with some hitches. ‘What did I miss’ you might wonder?

A random night of Cleveland music and culture, just pressing my ear to the track and spinning nothing but … Read the rest

Called a “Spin Doctor” by The Scene

Check your boy getting some local pub for the Northside Nights:

Thanks Scene for the mention, it should be a good time Thursday night. If you are in town please do make an appearance.
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DJ Ezraz Back In The Mix (wha?)

STOP WASTING TIME…

Keepin Up With The Jones

The Return of EzRaz :: Keeping up with Jones’

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Northside Nights – Cleveland Music Night @ The Duck!

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Looking good, feeling good. Celebrate yourself!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cleveland, Ohio – May 19, 2010 – Looking to support local artists, multi-media and genre-jumping DJ Raz is launching Northside Nights – Cleveland Music Night at The Duck Island Club on … Read the rest

Name the Night

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So I’m posting up on a Monday night here in the Northside. The spot is called the Duck Island Club, located between the West Side Market and Tremont, and we gonna get down with the get down every Monday until

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Headtronics: The New Doo Review

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Funky fresh and it’s about time…. If you want to see what music and live performance can be, get down with some improvised art and dance yourself silly then it pays to catch the project dubbed “Headtronics” if it comes

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A DJ Raz Giggle?

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Whoa nelly… ch ch ch changes…. my head’s tronics are out of the sink…. DJ Raz might be having a gig!That’s me you see and I haven’t performed my live set in about five years, but I got a call

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Live from the Driver’s Seat [mixing el skorpions]


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The Flux-adel Recording Division

Ah it’s been a bit but I am here now, warming up this northside den of funk. Time to put the final mix on Track 2 from Scherzo Elskorpion, the long awaited third elpee from 2merica.Get track 1 now. Trust

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