Canadian Musician - September/October 2017 - Page 5

Contents What musicians can learn from watching CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Pg. 38 CM September/October 2017 Vol. XXXIX, No. 5 10 INDIE INSIDER Can Indie Artists Get on Spotify Playlists? 20 ROAD TEST Sennheiser’s MK4 Digital large-diaphragm condenser, Plugin Alliance’s massive 100% AAX DSP bundle & Spitfire Audio’s new Spitfire Symphony Orchestra sample library 9 12 18 19 64 71 74 76 78 Feedback Changes CM Radio Events Hot Gear Advertisers’ Index Tech Tools Classifieds Showcase COLUMNS 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 58 59 60 62 Guitar – Dru DeCaro Keyboards – Todd MacLean Bass – Deryl Gallant Percussion – Stephane Chamberland Woodwinds – Bill McBirnie Brass – Paul Baron Digital Music – DJ Vekked Vocals – Micah Barnes Writing – James Linderman Recording – VanRip Live Sound – Travis Stoddart Business – Matt Jameson FEATURES The Story Of 34 Broken Social Scene’s Hug of Thunder By Michael Raine There was a lot of anticipation for Broken Social Scene’s new record, and anticipation can be a curse. Breathe Fire into Your Business 38 Home Recording 101: Microphone Basics 49 By Adam Gallant Info, tips, and techniques to help you make the right choices when selecting, positioning, and critically listening to your mics for better recordings. PHOTO: DEPARTMENTS What Dragons’ Den Can Teach Artists About The Music Industry By Samantha Everts Dragons’ Den offers arguably the truest representation of how the Canadian music industry works that you’ll find on TV. Everyone’s out to get a deal… World-Class Women of Brass 42 Advice From Some Of Canada’s Finest Players COVER PHOTO: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE BY NORMAN WONG By Audrey Ochoa An impressive panel of brass players with plenty of advice, tips, and insight into the unique aspects of being a female in Canada’s jazz and orchestral communities. The “butt mic” & other tips for home recording, Pg. 49