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Steve La Cerra

Steve La Cerra

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Steve La Cerra is a drummer and an independent live sound / recording engineer based in the New York area. He is the front-of-house engineer and tour manager for Blue Öyster Cult and has worked with artists such as Joe Jackson, The Struts, Firehouse and Robert Fripp. Steve teaches Music Technology at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and has authored many articles on professional audio technology. He is currently working on a book about live sound.

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In Part 1 of this two-part series, we looked at ways to make live stereo recordings, which is a relatively easy way of documenting a rehearsal or performance. Unfortunately, stereo recordings don’t give you

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There’s probably not a drummer on the planet who isn’t familiar with Steve Gadd’s work. With a list of recording and tour credits that include Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, James

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When it comes to electronic drum kits, there’s a world of options out there. But if you’re looking for a fresh approach that will inspire you to new heights, you’ll want to check out the

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One of the great things about playing electronic drums is that you can change sounds more easily than you can on acoustic drums. Unlike an acoustic drum set (where you’d need to retune the drums, change the heads and/or

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Recording acoustic drums can be a challenging process that not only requires a lot of expensive gear such as microphones, preamplifiers and processors, but also a physical space built for that purpose. Yamaha DTX6

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