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Rainbow Machine: Retrospective

Uri Garcia

Since entering our world at the end of the first decade of this century, the Rainbow Machine has turned more than a few heads with its bizarre and captivating trademark sounds. Take a trip over the rainbow into the mind of the creator of this somewhat misunderstood musical contraption, as Jamie Stillman shares some historical anecdotes.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 20 - Ready Player Juan

Uri Garcia

Bassist Juan Alderete (the Mars Volta, Deltron 3030, Marilyn Manson) takes us on a guided journey through the musical oasis of Los Angeles packed with killer gear, pop-culture references, and cameo appearances by Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie), and Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos).

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 9 - Mario Caldato (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson)

Aaron Rogers

It’s not every day we get invited to kick it with producers immortalized in Beastie Boys lyrics. We met up with Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty engineer / producer Mario Caldato at his Hollywood home studio to dig through his endless collection of gear, in search of the perfect party rockin’ piece. And we found something...

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Juan Alderete - Making Bad Sounds Into Bad Ass Sounds

Juan Alderete

Yo! Hello from the depths of my studio, 5 Starr Sound Labs, where I practice, video, explore and record everything I do for my career. I built this studio back in 2011 and have kept developing it till this day. I think every musician should have a space where they are surrounded by their tools and can be inspired to create...

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