Eli Higginbotham (Street Articles Author)

With more than 20 years experience in the music industry as a musician, a recording engineer, music producer, educator, and retailer, it's my desire to help educate the up and coming home recording studio owners as well as the church sound techs and houses of worship sound techs to learn the fundamentals of music production in order to make happy music!

I also enjoy just writing. Sharing ideas through research in order to reach some folks that perhaps could benefit from the information.

Old Home Remodeling Pit Falls In Raleigh
Home Renovations If there is one thing that really gets me excited, it is the idea of taking something old or poorly conceived and turning it in to something spectacular. Of course I am not very hands on so I typically only get to play a part in the idea…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Remodeling   Jan 31, 2013  
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How to Mic A Guitar Amp
There are many different microphone placement techniques that can be used when micing up a guitar cabinet. Close micing, ambient micing, micing the back of the cabinet, and reamping are all very popular. Not only are there many different ways to mic a guitar amp, there are many different microphones…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   Jan 17, 2013  
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Tricks for Mixing Vocals
Professional recording studio engineers have a big bag of tricks they that can pull from during the mixing stages of a recording project. Each engineer has a few go to mixing techniques that they will use sometimes in almost every song they produce. There are many variations of the same…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   Jan 16, 2013  
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Sound For Worship Music Production - How to Do A Basic Sound Check
There are tens of thousands of churches in America and a very large percentage of them utilize the service of volunteers for their sound tech teams. People kind enough to give their time and energy for the greater good but most of which have no professional training whatsoever. It is…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Instruction   Jan 16, 2013  
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Live Audio Engineering Tips
Live music production is very demanding and in many circumstances the sound engineer is faced with the seemingly impossbile task of mixing live music in less than perfect conditions, with less than perfect sound equipment, and with unrealisticly high audio quality expectations from both the club owner and the band.…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   Jan 15, 2013  
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Stage Monitor Feedback
Feedback can be very frustrating and sometimes very difficult to isolate and dispose of. It is the inexperince of most live sound audio engineers that causes feedback during a music production. There are many ways to find potential stage monitor feedback problems before they arise if you take the time…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Jan 15, 2013  
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Free Recording Software De Esser
If you have taken the time to read my other articles and perhaps even browse my website, it will not take you long to realize that I'm an advocate of educating todays up and coming music studio owners. With so many recording software manufacturers releasing $100 - $1,000 recording studio…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   Jan 01, 2013  
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How To Control Sound
The terms sound proof and acoustic treatment are two entirely different things. Sound proofing is very expensive and most of the time not really associated with recording studios or other types of audio production environments. Acoustic treatment however is exactly what you'd be looking to do if you were considering…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   Dec 23, 2012  
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How To Mic Drums
For the duration of this article I will assume that this reader is a novice at audio engineering and has a basic knowledge and understanding of audio concepts and principles. This is not written for the audio professional although I'd be happy to have comments from such in order to…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   Dec 22, 2012  
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