TALKING HOME RECORDING WITH MITCH GALLAGHER OF SWEETWATER: If you follow my Twitter feed* you may have seen a few photos from my trip last week to the heartland, with visits to Fort Wayne, Chicago, and Plano, Illinois, home of Mies van der Rohe’s epochal modernist residence, the Farnsworth House.

Fort Wayne, Indiana is home to the giant campus and warehouse of Internet music retailer While there, I interviewed Mitch Gallagher, their editorial director and chief YouTube clip producer (and former Keyboard magazine editor) for a 17-minute podcast interview at the PJ Lifestyle section on both how Sweetwater grew from one man and a ’66 VW bus with a four-track recorder in the back to the giant operation it is today, and on what it takes for someone to get started recording his or her own music. Take a listen here.

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