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  • Kickback with James Genus (Saturday Night Live Band / Herbie Hancock)
    February 17, 2018
    Besides being the bass player for NBC's Saturday Night Live and Herbie Hancock, Hartke artist James Genus has recorded and played with some of the biggest acts from every musical genre such as Whitney Houston, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Bob James, Ravi Coltrane, Branford Marsalis, John McLaughlin and Daft Punk. Recently, we had the opportunity to Kickback with James ...
  • Hartke at NAMM 2018 Show Recap
    February 6, 2018
    By Malcolm Doak Step across the street from Anaheim’s famous Disneyland Resort and you’ll find yourself in a different kind of Adventureland – The NAMM Show. Every year, the musical instrument, sound reinforcement and pro audio worlds gather to display their newest wares to the industry’s buyers, retailers and distributors. For music aficionados and gear-heads alike, there’s nothing like NAMM. ...
  • Samson and Hartke at NAMM 2018
    January 22, 2018
    It's that time of year when the music and pro audio industry converge on the Anaheim Convention Center for The NAMM Show, the world's largest trade-only event for music products. Each year, companies showcase their latest gear and give attendees a first opportunity to see and try them. At this year's show (January 25–28), Samson and Hartke will introduce a ...
  • A Primer for Podcasting: Audio Blogging in the Digital D.I.Y. Era
    December 28, 2017
    by Malcolm Doak The social media explosion continues to grow and evolve all around us. Personal platforms for online communication ebb and flow. Pioneers like Myspace have waned, or completely disappeared, while sites like Facebook and Instagram now tie generations together around the globe. These online platforms allow nearly anyone to instantly self-publish their thoughts and ideas and share them ...
  • Improving Your Digital Productions
    December 26, 2017
    By Malcolm Doak The more effort and expertise you put into creating your podcast, as well as the higher the performance of the equipment you have to work with, the better the results you can achieve. Adding microphones will provide more separation between voices and audio sources. An external mixer will allow the levels of different microphones to be adjusted ...
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Victor Wooten Bass Clinics United States – TX March 24, 2018 – March 25, 2018
While on tour, Hartke artist Victor Wooten will ...