P&E Wing To Clarify Hi-Res

Date: 07/01/2015

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing has embarked upon the creation of a series of Hi-Res Production Guidelines, clarifying the technology and techniques essential to producing high-resolution music.  MORE

SPARS Announces New President

Date: 06/30/2015

The Board of Directors of the SPARS Foundation recently elected as its new president Drew Waters, who currently serves as the director of education at Ex’pression College in Emeryville, CA.  MORE

Studio Showcase: DaCapo Music Studios: Artist-Friendly

Date: 06/29/2015

WEST NASHVILLE, TN—Since 2006, Jonell Polansky has owned and operated DaCapo Music Studios.  MORE

Facing Wireless Challenges As Video Comes Under The Umbrella

Date: 06/29/2015

CHATSWORTH, CA—Over the past decade or more, as the music recording business has evolved and the primacy of the recording studio has been challenged by home and even mobile production, facility owners have had to look elsewhere to maintain revenues.  MORE

It’s Out With The Big Iron For Veneto West

Date: 06/29/2015

SANTA MONICA, CA—Ronan Chris Murphy, a producer, mixer, engineer and recording artist whose multi-room Veneto West facility in Santa Monica, CA also provides a home base for his educational endeavors, recently made a major change to his control room.  MORE

Project Sharing In Audio Production

Date: 06/29/2015

As today’s audio engineers increasingly work on projects remotely— serving clients from nearly anywhere around the world— project sharing and distribution tools have become more important than FedEx, UPS and the studio “runner” of days gone by.  MORE

Van Leeuwen Tracks With BAE

Date: 06/26/2015

With Queens of the Stone Age on hiatus, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen is busy tracking records for A Perfect Circle and Sweethead, with his BAE Audio preamplifiers close at hand.  MORE

Acoustic Sounds Buys Sax’S Mastering Lab

Date: 06/17/2015

Acoustic Sounds’ CEO Chad Kassem has purchased The Mastering Lab (TML) from the estate of mastering engineer Doug Sax. The move comes three months after his buying 13 vintage record presses to meet the surging demand for vinyl LPs.  MORE

WAM Opens New Studio With Donations

Date: 06/16/2015

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) moved into the former SF Soundworks Studio earlier this year and has since attracted major donations from audio manufacturers including Audient, Avid, Meyer Sound, Belden, Blue, Line 6, AKG, Ableton, and XQP.  MORE

P&E Wing Supports IMSTA Festa

Date: 06/09/2015

Four-time Grammy-winning producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins kicked off the recent annual IMSTA FESTA L.A. event held at SAE Los Angeles with a candid keynote sharing informative and inspirational anecdotes from across his career.  MORE

Pete Townshend Records Direct To Vinyl

Date: 06/09/2015

Welcome to 1979, a retro-oriented studio in Nashville, recently hosted musician and philanthropist Pete Townshend of The Who for a three-day weekend before The Who Hits 50 Tour rolled into Music City. While there, he recorded directly to a vinyl master to create a unique, one-off record to be auctioned for charity.  MORE

Studio Showcase: Island No More: Bikini Atoll Leaves LA for Nashville Community

Date: 06/09/2015

What is now Bikini Atoll Studios lured its owner, audio engineer Grant Goddard, from his former home of Los Angeles to the creative environment he always wanted, nestled in the rolling hills between Nashville Metro and Franklin.  MORE


Date: 06/09/2015

SANTA ANA, CA—After more than three decades in the industry, Ron Leeper has come full circle, once again mastering to vinyl, and in the facility that he first established in 1978.  MORE

Sharing Space To Cover Mic To Master: A “GOLDMINE” DRESSED IN BLUE VELVET

Date: 06/09/2015

SANTA ANA, CA—Punk rock musician Dan Balistreri and his wife, Nicole, also a musician, went looking for a music-related business a couple of years ago and got lucky.  MORE

AMP Act To Deliver Fair Pay For Producers, Engineers

Date: 06/08/2015

By Strother Bullins. Approximately two months ago, US Congressmen Joe Crowley (DNY) and Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced the Allocation for Music Producers Act, or AMP Act (H.R. 1457) on Capitol Hill. The components of the bill largely came together through careful planning by the Producers & Engineers Wing’s Steering Committee of The Recording Academy. Most notably, it marks the first time a bill has been designed to address the needs of studio professionals.  MORE


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