Recording studio vibraphone

The Recording studio vibraphone, or more accurately titled, vibraharp (it’s original patented name), is a mallet percussion instrument that was first invented in 1921, by a company named Leedy. This version differed from the current incarnation in that the bars were...

Recording Studio: Ice Orchestra

Recording Studio: Meet Tim Linhart, an ice sculptor from Colorado who is based in Sweden. Which makes perfect sense, because ice. Linhart is the founder of Ice Music, an entire orchestra of what he calls “ICEstruments,” which has its own igloo concert hall in Luleå,...

Recording Studio: Taiko Drums

Recording studio: “Taiko” in general is often used to mean the relatively modern art of Japanese drum performances (kumi-daiko), but the word actually refers to the recording studio taiko drums themselves. Literally, taiko means “big/fat drum,”...

Recording Studio: the Roots of Heavy Metal

Recording Studio: In the late 1960s, the British industrial city Birmingham was a blue-collar factory town with limited options for young people. In the early 1970s, the economic growth that Britain had seen after World War II began to slow, and unemployment started...

Sydney Recording Studio: Musical Theatre

Sydney Recording Studio: The musical as we know it has some of its roots in the French and Viennese Operettas of the 1800s. The satiric works of Jacques Offenbach (Paris) and the romantic comedies of Johann Strauss II (Vienna) were the first musicals to achieve...