Jack Renner, Grammy-Winning Engineer/Label Founder, Dead at 84
By Clive Young. Music teacher-turned-Grammy winning engineer Jack Renner co-founded Telarc in 1977.
Police Seize 1.8 Tons of Meth, Heroin Smuggled in Counterfeit Loudspeakers
By Clive Young. The meth bust, valued at $835 million U.S., is the largest in Australian history.
$70,000 of Gear Stolen from Producer Tucker Martine
By Clive Young. Thieves stole vintage mics, amps and guitars from Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Tucker Martine's nearly completed studio. Now efforts are underway to help Martine, who's worked with R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists and others, recover.
View from the Top: Larry O’Connor, Other World Computing
By Clive Young. Other World Computing’s founder/CEO Larry O’Connor talks about common sense, educating customers and founding his company 30 years ago at the age of 14.
Mackie FreePlay Series – A Real-World Review
By Clive Young. Mackie’s idea to offer an expanded line of largely specialized units—FreePlay LIVE, FreePlay HOME and FreePlay GO—allows the company to provide quality sound at a variety of price points that scale up with the user’s goals,...
Book Review: Al Schmitt On the Record—The Magic Behind the Music
Arguably the most successful engineer ever, Al Schmitt has worked with everyone from Duke Ellington to Dr. Dre—and now he's written an autobiography to tell the tale and share what he's learned along the way.
Outfitting the King: Inside Graceland Live’s Audio
New venue is part of large expansion effort at Elvis Presley's homestead in Memphis, TN.
Women in Music Production Face ‘Epidemic of Invisibility’
By Clive Young. The Recording Academy has unveiled its Inclusion Initiative with the aim of increasing the number of female producers and engineers across the industry. The move comes in the wake of an extensive USC Annenberg study that...
Live Sound Showcase: Panic! at the Disco’s Calm Tour
By Clive Young. Fueled by a hit album and the omnipresent single “High Hopes,” Panic! At the Disco takes a victory lap around North America’s arenas with an Eighth Day Sound-supplied system combining the best of digital and analog...
Future-Proofing SummerStage in Central Park
By Clive Young. The 5,500-capacity outdoor venue in NYC is often overlooked, but it hosts 190,000 people every year for 50-plus productions, plus ABC’s televised Good Morning America summer concert series. Now it’s getting a $5 million refurbishment that...