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Archive for October, 2006

Welcome to The Bus

Hey everyone! Welcome to our new EM editorial blog, The Bus. Four EM editors will share the blogging duties: Geary Yelton, Gino Robair, Mike Levine, and yours truly. Each post will be marked so you will know which of us wrote it.

We chose the name The Bus because it’s about the flow of information, and we want to include both sends and returns. The editors will write about things that interest us in the music-tech world, what’s happening behind the scenes at EM, and what’s going on in the music industry in general. If people are interested, we may also occasionally post stuff about our interests outside of EM so you can get a better sense of who the EM editors are. (I promise not to post a lot of stuff about dogs, which are a huge part of my life. That said, be warned that the subject will come up if you ask what I do when I’m not involved in music and EM! )

We want your input in return, so please comment when you want to respond our remarks , whether you agree with us, disagree, or want to ask a relevant question.

I have a few points before we get rolling. They are probably obvious, but please bear with me.

First of all, our purpose in The Bus is to let you see the industry, the recording scene, and EM itself through our eyes — and to respond to that. This is not an open forum, it’s a blog with comments, so please keep your comments brief and relevant to the topics at hand. We may launch forums in the future but we’re not ready to do that now.

Second, just so you know, all comments have to be approved by the editors before they go live. We are not doing this to edit dissenting opinions — we expect you will take issue with us sometimes. The approval process is intended to keep us on topic and to eliminate flaming. I think that’s reasonable, and at any rate, that’s how we’re going to do it.

I’ll jump in soon with some comments about some things we’re doing at EM. This afternoon (Monday, 10/30), I will train Geary, Mike, and Gino to use the blogging software so they can start posting things.

More to come soon!

Steve O

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The Bus, EM's editorial blog, features posts from all the EM editors on topics related to gear, recording techniques and much more. It's also home to posts from a selected group of guest bloggers.


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