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Stories by Mark_Nowakowski

Dr. Mark Nowakowski is a composer whose works have been performed across the United States and Europe. He holds five degrees in various music concentrations
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Eastwest’s Voices of the Empire: New software instrument review

Eastwest’s Voices of the Empire (VoE) is available both as stand-alone software and as part of Eastwest’s cloud subscription service. While we are generally not fans of cloud based services in this column, Eastwest is an exception. Their subscription package is absolutely the best deal on the market.

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Hollywood Choirs by Eastwest: Reviewing a new virtual instrument package

The available sonic resources in Hollywood Choirs allow users to craft soundscapes running the gamut from a close-mic’d dry sound to the most ethereal European sacred music cathedral atmospheres, aided by new Impulse Reverbs on board. For inspiration alone, these sounds are worth having at your disposal.

The Three Bs: Bach, Beethoven, and… Ben Johnston?

CHICAGO, May 30, 2016 – The time: Feb. 17, 2016. The place: Tanner-Monagle Studios in Milwaukee. The Kepler Quartet is about to record its final take on one of the most monumental recording projects in American history. Once jokingly dubbed “project rabbit hole,” the quartet’s original idea—to record Ben Johnston’s 10 challenging string quartets—turned into ...