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Yamaha U1SH Silent Piano Review

Yamaha U1SH Silent Piano Review

Several months ago, I did something that most of my peers would consider to be crazy. I traded in my Steinway Model M grand piano for a Yamaha U1SH...

MOTU Audio Interfaces on Broadway

MOTU Audio Interfaces on Broadway

MOTU Audio Interfaces on Broadway As a synthesizer programmer for Broadway productions, I've been a longtime user of MOTU audio and MIDI interfaces...

Loctek Ergonomic - The Healthy Office Furniture Option

Loctek Ergonomic - The Healthy Office Furniture Option

As creative professionals, we're often sitting at our workstations for many hours on end, sometimes to the detriment of our health. Our posture suf...

Can I Use A Windows Computer For Music Production?

Can I Use A Windows Computer For Music Production?

I'm often asked whether it's absolutely necessary to use an Apple computer for music production. This question is certainly understandable given ho...

Product Review - The Pelican Case

Product Review - The Pelican Case

So it's time to share my love affair with one of my favorite products: the Pelican case. As you already probably know, Pelican makes ultra sturdy w...

Do I Really Need A UPS?

Do I Really Need A UPS?

An issue that comes up frequently when I'm setting up new theatrical productions is whether or not to use a UPS for the keyboard and backing track ...

Buying a Used or Refurbished Apple Computer for MainStage

Buying a Used or Refurbished Apple Computer for MainStage

I often see posts in Facebook forums concerning which Apple computers could work well for Apple's MainStage software for live music performance. Mo...

Networking for Live Theatrical Productions

Networking for Live Theatrical Productions

With the increased use of computers in live theatrical productions, it has become essential to be able to set up a local area network onsite when s...

KVM Switches for Live Theatre

KVM Switches for Live Theatre

I'm often asked about the best way to create a redundant computer rig for live theatre. Specifically, for use with MainStage and Ableton Live. A re...

The Reason for Starting Marder Media Solutions

The Reason for Starting Marder Media Solutions

I'm Jeff Marder and I'm the founder of Marder Media Solutions. I've been working in live theatre for most of my professional life, having working o...