Retro PSN: Chatting with Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks
Back in 2006, Pro Sound News sat down with the late Pete Shelley, founder of legendary UK rockers The Buzzcocks, and chatting ensued, covering everything from the band's early days to how their recording process had changed with the...
Retro PSN: Glen Campbell—Meet A Legend
With the death of Glen Campbell in early August, 2017, the music world lost someone who wasn’t merely a great performer, but also a noted session guitarist who played on a wildly diverse range of now-classic ...
Richard Barone initially made his mark as a singer/songwriter and frontman of The Bongos, an iconic, early-’80s band that put Hoboken, NJ’s music scene on the map.
Coming Back to the Well
On her new album, The Well, to be released next month, Memphis native Megan Reilly presents nine new tracks full of intimacy and raw emotion.
From Urban to Beyond:Patchwerk Recording
Patchwerk Recording Studios began in 1995, conceived by Atlanta Falcons’ offensive tackle Bob Whitfield. Whitfield’s first professional gig was financing a demo for his high school chum, rapper Ras Kass.
Back to Memphis
Memphis has had an enormous influence not only on America’s music, but the very heart of our culture as well.
Comin’ In from The Cold
Joe Mabbott, owner of Minneapolis, Minnesotabased The Hideaway Studio, which opened back in 2004, says that during the mid- 1990s, Minneapolis had more recording studios per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.
Always Look on the Bright Side
Bright Street Recorders occupies a spot just off Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood, California, in a charming area of the San Fernando Valley—a location that founder and co-owner Kenny Woods describes as a “classic, back-lot kind of feel.”
A Gem In SoHo
Two years ago, in the middle of one of the worst economic environments in recent history, Louis Benedetti began searching for the ideal location for a new recording studio.
Over the last few years, Ricky Skaggs has experienced a surge of creativity, releasing records like Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass, Solo: Songs My Dad Loved and now Mosaic.
Back to Basics with Al
It has been five years since we have had a new studio album from one of the greatest jazz visionaries of our time, guitarist Al Di Meola.
Jungle City: Back in the New York Groove
During this century and the one preceding, New York City has been a firsthand witness to the ebb and flow of the international music scene and, since the 1980s, some might say the Big Apple has served as a...
In the New York Groove
Over the course of his long career, Garland Jeffreys has set his music to a broad range of styles and socially conscious themes.
This summer, the iconic brand, Converse, decided to open a top-flight recording studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Rubber Tracks.
Turn the Page
Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios is among the truly historic, legacy studios that have played a foundational role in helping build what the Music City is today—the engine behind some of the most popular and creative music in the world.
Wide Open Spaces
Hailing from just outside Dallas, TX, Midlake has just released its third album, The Courage of Others.
Great Sounds Along the Hudson
OKRecords is a new recording studio located in Nyack, NY, a quaint, “main street”-like Victorian village situated alongside the Hudson River, just 19 minutes north of New York City. Occupying a circa 1912 brick warehouse that has since been...
Strong Island Studio Steps Up
Prior to becoming the owner of Long Island, NY-based Strong Island Studio, Peter Kalafatis had been an active participant of the 1980's New York City punk hardcore scene -- a life which he vividly recalls in his debut book...
Recording at Joonie Land
MERIDEN, NEW HAMPSHIRE—Meriden, New Hampshire is home to Joonie Land, a new Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)-designed facility set amongst 325 acres of sprawling, wild landscape.
Simple Plan’s Plan
Montreal’s Simple Plan just finished its fourth studio album, due to hit record store shelves and online outlets next month.
A Simple, Timeless Chain
Prior to becoming a mastering engineer and owning Magic Garden Mastering, Brian Lucey had been a writer, arranger, performer, mixer and tracking engineer.
Let It Roll
Rock fans all over the world know Randy Bachman as a founding member and lead guitarist of The Guess Who in the ’60s, and Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) in the ’70s.
Jim DeMain and his high-end mastering facility, Yes Master Studios, are both no strangers to change.
Jewel Of The Jersey Shore
by Jeff Touzeau Wildwood, NJ (February 26, 2007)--Drew Hofmann could not have picked a more idyllic geographic location to Roselane East, an inspiring, yet modestly sized facility with an emphasis on creativity and performance. Hidden in a quiet residential...