Electrifying Music: The Impact of Engineering on Music

Electrifying Music: The Impact of Engineering on Music

This infographic is hot off the press from the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Electrical Engineering program–thank you so much! Few people realize how much of the musical world really takes place in the recording studio. While everyone knows the singers and musicians, few look to the history of the contribution of those behind the glass. Engineers have been engaged in struggles for decades to not only change music, but also define how their generation’s sound would be recorded. To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online Masters in Electrical Engineering program.     The First Battles When it comes to music engineering battles, the first place to look has to be toward power. While the struggle wasn’t one that necessarily involved music, it set up the kinds of battles that would take place in studios for decades to come. The first real issue was between Tesla, with his alternating current, and Edison, with his direct current. Tesla’s current was more powerful, but arguably less reliable. Edison’s was reliable, but not nearly as strong. The two waged a war between inventive danger and solid business, with neither man truly winning. While Edison is certainly better remembered as the father of modern electricity, both currents are used in the modern world. It is from this battle that one of the most famous bands in rock takes its name – AC/DC. The War of the Engineers Tesla and Edison would be fine examples of how the war of the musical engineers was waged, because they were exemplars of two very different schools of...
The Mixing Process – Infographic

The Mixing Process – Infographic

Here’s a great Infographic created by one of MPGInsider’s students, Brian Tafero. This simple guide gives you the step-by-step process for creating a mix and the essential purpose of each step in the larger picture of the mixing process. About MPGInsider’s founder, Michael White My name is Michael White and I am the creator of the MPG Insider Membership website. From the time I started formally teaching music production in 2001, I came to realize just how much I always enjoyed helping others understand the art of music production and audio engineering. As each year passed, I found myself increasingly committed to teaching and inspire music producers and engineers to pursue their dreams. It is truly a privilege when one has the opportunity to make use of their experience to help others. It is with this spirit that I have created the MPG Insider Membership website. The intention of making public this list of credentials, is to help give the reader a sense of the experiences and perspective from which I teach. As a professional, I have always shied away from the spotlight, letting that go where it is rightly deserved, to the artists, producers and musicians whose efforts I have been fortunate enough to capture for others to enjoy. Still, when I look back at all of the artists, producers, musicians and amazing experiences I have had, I have to feel incredibly grateful and blessed for what I have accomplished. I hope that the following information helps lend a perspective to the content of this website. I believe that there are certain truths in the art of recording...