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Los Angeles based recording artist and session musician Adrienne “AeB” Byrne has performed with Robby Krieger, Alex Lifeson, Jack Black, Haley Reinhart, Chicago, and Sebastian Bach to name a few. AeB photo by Ciro Hurtado [youtube id=”ntiLl-iuQA0″ width=”620″ height=”360″] Often dubbed “the next Ian Anderson” she is known for her cutting rock roll flute work, along with soulful and powerful vocals and an eclectic mix of instruments in her arson including the rare and enchanting…

Is it true that your ears keep growing the older you get? And doesn’t that affect how your in-ears fit? I don’t want to have to keep buying new sets just because I’m getting older. Despite what you may have heard, your ears don’t keep growing as you get older. Sure, your body changes and some things get droopier than others but overall, your ear structure is what it is. And let’s not forget, there’s…

Custom in-ear monitors are for every musician who takes playing live shows seriously (we’ll discuss recording another time).   In-Ear Monitors are tools of the trade that help elevate your performance. The Time To Start Using IN-EAR Monitors Is Now. Waiting till your next tour is too late. Fans who see your live shows *now* are the ones who really pay the price. Getting custom In-Ear monitors may seem like a luxury. We understand that times are…

If you’re a DJ, you need to think about your hearing. You live in headphones. You work in headphones.  You are always in the  club ( and it’s way too loud). And you are there night after night. Your ears are how you pay your bills, you need to take care of them. Most hearing problems are the result of long exposure to high volumes. If you are in the club 1-6 hours per shift…

Logan Michaels is a New York based drummer that is doing great things. He is a drummer and and an educator.  And he’s making a living doing what he loves. That’s really impressive given all the talk about the current state of the music business. It is hard out there for sure, but Logan is an inspiration in the “Making it Happen” Department. If you look at his events page is easy to wonder how…

You’ve made the bold move to get custom in-ear monitors. You’ve debated and asked around and now you are ready to get your impressions made.  You are stoked. You’ve made the appointment to see your local audiologist; you’re on your way! Then you hear the terrible news… the audiologist looks in your ear and says, “You have wax build-up in your ears and I can’t take your impressions today.” Or even worse, they tell you…

Larry Crane is the creator of Tape Op Magazine. For nearly 20 years Tape Op has been a must read for those looking to learn and explore ideas in creative recording.   Fittingly,  Tape Op got it’s start in the mid 1990’s as a photocopied, hand-stapled magazine with spray painted covers. Since then Larry and his partner John Baccigaluppm who handles layout, publishing and more, have grown Tape Op into an audio magazine with the…

In a previous installment of UE University we talked about the fantastic Sound Guard that UE debuted at NAMM this year. We spoke with Engineer Joe Saggio on some of the more technical sides of Sound Guard. Hey Joe, thanks for taking some time to chat with us. Can you tell us about what Ultimate Ears Sound Guard does? Sound Guard provides 2 functions. (1) Audio Signal Buffering (2) Audio Spike attenuation. What do those…

First a disclaimer, the information provided below is intended for clients of UE Pro who have had their ears inspected, had impressions made and now want to maintain healthy ear canal. This is NOT for everyone – especially if they don’t know what is in their ear canal. To get a sense of how your ears are doing you need to visit an audiologist near you. Having said that, for the UE Pro client who…