Live Sound Showcase: Live Sound Livens Up the NBA Bubble
Faced with the threat of an idle summer during the pandemic, tour sound provider Firehouse Productions realized the NBA Bubble would need immersive crowd sounds at games before the NBA did. Now what seemed like a wild idea is...
Mixing Mariah at the Colosseum: Live Sound Showcase
Veteran engineer Phil Strong mixed Mariah Carey’s The Butterfly Returns, a series of residencies at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas that finished up its run just before the COVID-19 pandemic kicked in.
View from the Top: Dusty Wakeman and Colin Liebich, Mojave Audio
Mojave Audio president Dusty Wakeman and CFO Colin Liebich trace the boutique mic manufacturer’s long and winding road from the garage of designer David Royer in 1985 to today, as the company is poised to introduce a number of...
View from the Top: Gordon Kapes, Studio Technologies
Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies, shares the business philosophy and insights that have helped the 16-employee company launch more than 100 products over the years.
Inside the Secret Recording Studio of ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’
The 8G Band, house musicians for NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, writes and plays eight new songs every night. A key element of those live performances is the band’s backstage recording setup, which is managed by associate music...
Masque Sound’s Scott Kalata on Exceeding Expectations
The director of theatrical operations at Masque Sound shares that while the audio provider is known for its work on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and touring productions, there’s far more going on inside its New Jersey headquarters.
Live Sound Showcase: Godsmack Tour Serves Up ‘Legends’ Live
The Boston rockers have been on the road for over a year in support of their latest, tearing up arenas and sheds along the way. We catch up with the crew and find out how they keep the tour...
Expansive & Comprehensive, AES 2019 is Ready to Launch
By Clive Young. The AES Convention opens today in New York, bringing with it everything audio, from the latest gear to unsurpassed educational opportunities.
Inside the Sound Design of Moulin Rouge! The Musical
By Clive Young. The Broadway smash mashes up more than 70 pop songs to create the ultimate jukebox musical. Sound designer Peter Hylenski shares how the audio team met that challenge head on.
View from the Top: Colleen Harper, Executive Director, Audio Engineering Society
By Clive Young. Colleen Harper, the new executive director of the Audio Engineering Society, shares how the AES is changing to provide more value and education to members, foster greater diversity, and embrace modern music genres and audio technologies.
Veteran Engineer David Turner Killed in Tour Bus Crash
By Clive Young. David Turner, monitor engineer for country artist Josh Turner, was killed Wednesday night when a crew tour bus left Highway 46 East 20 minutes outside of Paso Robles and drove off a 50-foot embankment into a...
View from the Top: Andy Munitz, Sony North America
Andy Munitz, pro audio product manager at Sony North America, discusses product development, new offerings and the privilege of being part of the pro audio industry.
Metadata Gains Momentum
By Clive Young. Collecting and using metadata—information associated with a recording that denotes technical specs, creative information and a list of people involved in a recording’s creation—is an issue that has dogged the industry since consumers began shifting to...
Peavey to Auction Off $12m in Pro Audio, MI, Tools, More
By Clive Young. The MI/Pro Audio manufacturer aims to clear out a warehouse filled with $12 million worth of Crest Audio and Architectural Acoustics gear, guitars, portable PAs, consoles, woodworking tools, parts inventory, raw materials and more.
Preservationists Fight to Stop Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville from Demolishing South’s First Recording Studio
By Clive Young. The site where the first country-music hit was recorded is likely to be demolished, making way for the garbage-loading area of a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville hotel.
$10,000 in Gear Stolen from Indie Recording Mainstay Inner Ear Studio
By Clive Young. A pillar of punk and indie recording, Inner Ear Studio lost an estimated $10,000 in specific gear to a discerning thief.