EQ Magazine becomes Electronic Musician

Posted: April 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

I’m not surprised by the news that EQ Magazine is merging with Electronic Musician, but I am disappointed.  Why?  Because it just another confirmation of the status of the recording industry.  The gear itself as well as the work is tipping away from the recording engineer and towards the musician. This is exemplified in the combination of these magazines. It’s great for musicians and very empowering, but obviously bad for engineers…and more specifically, bad for the consumer.  As the recording/mixing moves more towards the hands of the less technical, quality obviously suffers.  However, on the flip side of that, it enables musicians to produce more product and deliver to the fans quicker and more frequently.

But I’m always a subscriber to the philosophy of more not being better / quality over quantity.

I won’t go any further into the “decline of the recording business” topic because that dead horse has been beaten…to death….again.


The signs are everywhere.




  1. Stephan Carroll says:

    No suprise there, the mags got smaller and smaller almost no content except ads

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