Author: By by Clive Young
April 17,2014
Some artists are forever associated with certain studios. You can’t talk about the Beatles without bringing up Abbey Road. Any look at the Beach Boys’ career will bring up United Western Recorders. Prince? Paisley Park. Run-DMC? Chung King. And as the recent documentary, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, shows, it’s the same thing when it comes to Big Star, the legendary “lost” pop group of the 1970s whose story has always been tightly intertwined with that of Memphis, TN’s Ardent Studios.
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Author: By by Clive Young
April 2,2014
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb—which is ironic because April 1 is when the lyin' really starts. April Fools' Day has become an annual prank fest in all corners of the internet as half the world tries to pull one over on the other half—and it's no different in the pro audio arena. In case you missed our rundown of rather surprising product announcements on 4/1/2014, here's a recap of the day's non-events.
 
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Author: By by Kelleigh Welch
March 28,2014
As a precursor to its annual MoogFest in Asheville, NC, the innovative synthesizer company Moog held a residency at Rough Trade NYC in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg during the month of March, welcoming anyone to come in and experiment with one of the largest collections of Moog equipment in one location.
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Author: By by Clive Young
March 27,2014
On April 29, the City Council in Minneapolis will vote on a proposed ordinance that would require all bars, restaurants and sports and music venues with liquor licenses to provide free ear plugs to all patrons. Read the proposed ordinance here.
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Author: By by Clive Young
March 19,2014
The documentary Muscle Shoals, recently released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital services, digs deep into joy, pain and all the other messy, human stuff that came along when a sleepy Alabama town, population 8,000, became a musical prism that focused Sixties and Seventies R&B music into a colorful, blinding light. Dozens of artists weigh in, sharing their insights and experiences recording there, like Aretha Franklin, Bono, Alicia Keys, Steve Winwood, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Cliff, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett and others.
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Author: By by Kelleigh Welch
March 17,2014
Still facing backlash from her performance at SXSW the night before, where she gave an over the top, theatrical performance involving a mechanical bull, fake vomit and the consumption of various BBQ meats (all at the sponsorship of Doritos, which required attendees to tweet marketing hashtags on Twitter to receive a ticket), Lady Gaga graced the stage Friday morning as SXSW’s 2014, Keynote Speaker, an honor previously held by music legends like Dave Grohl, Lou Reed and Quincy Jones.
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Author: By by Kelleigh Welch
March 13,2014
Two people were killed and another 23 were injured Wednesday, March 12, after a suspected drunk driver plowed through a barrier outside the Mohawk night club in Austin, TX. The popular spot is one of dozens that host events and concerts at the South By SouthWest festival, which wraps up in Austin on March 16.
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Author: By by Clive Young.
March 7,2014
A few weeks ago, we blogged about the unique two-story treehouse recording studio built at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, WA and how its construction was documented on the Animal Planet reality TV show, Treehouse Masters. Now a run-down of gear in the facility as well as a number of clips and behind-the-scenes videos have surfaced online, providing greater insight, not to mention a tour and a time-lapse of the construction itself.
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Author: By by Clive Young.
March 6,2014
Smart Studios, the funky Madison, WI recording facility co-founded by producer Butch Vig, may have closed its doors in 2010, but its legend seems to have only grown in the time since then. Engineer-turned-documentarian Wendy Schneider has spent the last four years interviewing many of the acts that recorded there (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, L7, Killdozer, Die Kreuzen, Against Me! and Death Cab For Cutie among them), and is now running a Kickstarter campaign through March 30, raising funds to finish the project. See the trailer here and learn more about the project.
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Author: By by Clive Young.
February 25,2014
Sound has always affected the human psyche. Music raises our spirits, significant others yelling at us makes us agitated, and of course, sound practitioners everywhere have heard of the “Brown Note”—the mythical low-end frequency that makes those who hear it lose their, uh, intestinal fortitude (no, it doesn’t exist). Now there’s a new movie out of Sweden, LFO, that explores what would happen if a frequency could make anyone instantly susceptible to hypnosis.
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