New Halo Music Studio Inspired by Legendary Le Studio Facility
The Canadian facility Le Studio Morin Heights outside Toronto recorded classic albums before it was abandoned and ultimately burned down. Now Halo Music Studio, a new studio facility in Ontario, has completed a modern re-creation of Le Studio’s control...
Broadcasters Prep for Live Immersive Content
The ability to provide immersive audio is quickly moving from being an option in many fields to a necessity. Whether being applied to broadcast content, cinema, or live and concert sound, the various formats—as well as the facilities and...
Podcasting? Yeah, Staples’ Got That
While some big-box retailers might jump on the podcasting boom by selling gear, Staples has a far bigger plan—it’s opened podcast studios in six test stores, with technical designs and acoustics created by Professional Audio Design’s president Dave Malekpour...
Larry Edgeworth, NBC News Audio Tech, Dies of COVID-19
Larry Edgeworth, a 25-year veteran of NBC News who worked out of the network’s Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in Manhattan, died on Thursday, March 19, from complications brought about by the coronavirus.
Music, Etc. – Rob Graves – Creating an Atmospheric Solstice
Dove Award-winner Rob Graves talks about producing hard rockers Red, recording his own new album and why coronavirus might become a positive experience.
Tom Kobayashi, Skywalker Sound / ISDN Pioneer, Dead at 91
Tom Kobayashi built and ran George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound before pioneering the use of ISDN and fiber optic networks for audio work.
Grammy Awards Show Begins Transition to AoIP
The Grammy Awards show has long employed a large splitter system to distribute microphone and instrument signals from the multiple stages to the house sound and broadcast audio mixing consoles. This year, the production began a transition to audio-over-IP...
Mercer Music at Capricorn: Revitalizing a Studio for the Next Generation
Literally on the verge of collapsing only a few years ago, Capricorn Sound Studios, the Macon, GA, facility that invented Southern rock, has been restored and revitalized by its new owner, Mercer University.
NYU’s Clive Davis Institute Reinvents Itself in Brooklyn
New York University has consolidated its media, technology and art departments into a new facility in Brooklyn. The site includes studios, editing suites, rehearsal spaces, offices and Oscilloscope Labs, the private production studio of late Beastie Boys rapper Adam...
Music, Etc.: Ranky Tanky — Gullah, Good Time and a Grammy Win
Based around the rhythms and culture of Gullah-Geechee, Ranky Tanky’s 2019 album "Good Time" won this year’s Grammy for Best Regional Roots Album.
Music, Etc.: Gloria Gaynor — Surviving, Thriving and Testifying
Gloria Gaynor’s 2019 Gospel album, Testimony, won a Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, taking the career of a disco legend (“I Will Survive”) in a whole new direction. Gaynor and engineer F. Reid Shippen dish on recording...
Finneas on Producing Billie Eilish’s Hit Album in his Bedroom
Finneas O’Connell—Billie Eilish's co-writer, producer, older brother and an artist in his own right—discusses recording her sonically adventurous debut at their family home.
Men Still Dominate the Music Industry, Report Finds
The third annual USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reports, men still greatly outnumber women in the upper reaches of the music industry, particularly behind the glass.
Studio Showcase: Tweed Recording Audio Production Academy
Engineer and educator Andrew Ratcliffe has relocated Tweed Recording from Oxford, MS, to Athens, GA. In the process, he’s established an audio engineering school and a new studio based around the first Sound Techniques desk to be produced in...
A Half-Century of Innovations: John Storyk Looks Back at 50 Years of Studio Design
On the 50th anniversary of architect John Storyk’s first studio commission, he reminiscences about designing Electric Lady and reveals future plans for Walters-Storyk Design Group as he looks forward to not retiring.