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A selection of classic Electronic Musician articles by Steve O

General Interest

Making Music with Nature: Bernie Krause Samples Life

This musical pioneer creates the world’s fishiest music and hobnobs with gorillas.krause_opener

Holistic Studio Design

Only Steve O would apply structural-functional anthropology to studio design.


Crash and Burn

Why hard drives fail and what to do about it.crashburnopener

Power and Organization

On Solid Ground

Turn your studio into a well-grounded, hum-free zone.ground1_opener

Power Hitters

How to choose an AC power conditioner.power_hitters_art

Racking Your Brain 

System designers Bryan Bell and Ernie Bartschi reveal their racking strategies for mobile music rigs.racking_brain_opener

Live Performance

No Strings Attached

Guitar-emulation techniques for keyboards.no_strings_art

Onstage Sound Tip Sheet

Optimize your stage rig and improve your band’s sound with these tips from the road.onstage_tips_title

Ancient History

Power for the Rest of Us

With the Power Macintosh, Apple introduced the PowerPC RISC chip, abandoning the 680×0-series CPUs used in all previous Macs.power_restofus_art

Apple System 7.0

This was one of the first articles about an OS that launched countless innovations we now take for granted.system7_art

Review: Oberheim Matrix-1000

My first EM review was of this classic rack-mount programmable analog synthesizer.matrix1000_photo

These articles are reprinted from the pages of Electronic Musician magazine, a property of NewBay Media, and are used with the permission of the publisher. Many of them are only available in digital form on this site. For more EM content and information about the magazine, please visit www.emusician.com.