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Posts by Alexander Punj

17
Nov

This post is sentimental and reflects on someone who has made a difference in people’s lives. Roc4Tim event happens December 3rd at 2pm in the Anthology venue of Rochester, NY. This mixtape compiles some tracks from performers at Roc4Time coming up.  Read more »

12
Nov

America is freaked out about the recent incidences in their political process. Let it be known that it will be alright. Hopefully this soothing tune from Nils Frahm will help them relax and realize. This track was used for the German movie Victoria.

5
Nov

Richmond, VA math rock band Night Idea were recently featured on an AudioTree session, showcasing their unique drum patterns and riffs. They recently opened for Mothers and are currently working on a full length album.

5
Nov

Green Dreams are a punk band from Rochester, NY. They released a new album in August, which was recorded at Stephen Roessner’s Calibrated Studios in Geneseo. Thusly mixed by Shaun Sutkus of Perfect Pussy and then mastered by Ben Morey, a respected freelance engineer in Rochester. To top it all off, the magical Meredith Graves from Perfect Pussy produced it all. This record is a gem.

5
Nov

PLUSH is a San Francisco band consisting of members of The She’s. The band emits luscious surf and shoegaze rock for a lovely daytime beach feel. Their album is out on Father/Daughter Records and is worth a listen when walking down a busy street corner or whatnot.

5
Nov

This EP drops on November 11th on Father/Daughter Records. Forth Wanderers are five weird friends from Montclair, New Jersey making some eclectic and emotive indie rock. Fun fact: all the members are under 21.

3
Nov

Vancouver “classic punk” band is back with a new single from their upcoming album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life. Ranging punk is back and ready to be blasted around the world.

30
Oct

Free Audio Plugins – An Audio Nerd’s Dream

Audio mixers, masters and electronic music producers all use plugins. It’s all a natural part of mixing a rock band or mastering a cello concerto. Without plugins, radios would have to use extremely dynamic recordings on air and have to edit the levels constantly to not blow listeners’ ears.

The issue is that plugins most of the time cost $100 to $200, which is a lot if you don’t have the budget. A lot of plugins are free, too, but they often have bugs that affect the CPU and can create virus-like simulations that are hard to remove. However, I have downloaded and tested some free plugins that aid recordings in many ways.

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25
Oct

Richmond, VA hip hop artists Alfred, AfroCatBienJake BarkleySha Shakusky, and MNLOV came to Rochester, NY last weekend to celebrate the release of Sha’s record RIP Ma’s & Pa’s. They spoke about a friend named Big Kahuna OG, a fellow Richmond rapper and hip hop producer. This record is absolutely fire – the flows and beats go together so well that many of my friends thought it was a big name rapper. Spread the love!

22
Oct

Fish God is a project ofArjun Baxter, Andrew Links, Billy Petito, and Gordon Engelgau, all students of Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. This project pays homage to Phish and other rolling rock bands. Check them out, they are quite humorous.

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