Missed Opportunity Returns to Rob Burrell
Early in his career, Grammy-winning mix engineer Rob Burrell had to choose between making records and making movies. Now, having recently outfitted his Nashville home studio with a 11.1.4 Dolby Atmos mix environment, he’s taking on documentaries and Netflix...
Special Report: Studios Reopen Cautiously Around U.S.
Studios are looking to carefully reopen and get back on track, even as the COVID-19 pandemic stages a resurgence.
Home Studios Finally Legal in Nashville Metro Area
The long fight to reverse Nashville Metro Council’s 1998 residential zoning ordinance that made it illegal for residence-based recording studios and other businesses to serve clients on the property has ended.
Inside the Live Sound of Live Aid, Part 1: London
We look back at the live sound effort that went into the legendary charity concert Live Aid, held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia. With 60+ acts on the bill and 160,000 in attendance—not to mention 1.9 billion watching it...
Studio Showcase: The Record House
Following years working at Interscope Records’ studio, Mert Ozcan went on to co-found The Record House. Now armed with a brand-new Dolby Atmos mix room outfitted by studio acoustics designer DHDI, the boutique studio has become a creative collective...
Music Etc. – Huey Lewis and the News Deliver ‘Weather’ Report
Steve Harvey talks with Johnny Colla, founding member and longtime producer of Huey Lewis & the News, about their latest album, Weather; mixing with Bob Clearmountain; and how highpoint “One of the Boys” came together.
Streaming Drives Global Revenues Up for Fifth Straight Year
Streaming accounted for more than half of global recorded music revenue in 2019, according to the IFPI’s newly released annual Global Music Report.
Lara Downes: Reinterpreting Freedom Songs and African American Women Composers
Pianist Lara Downes shares insights about recording her new album, which mixes interpretations of revered freedom songs with pieces by celebrated early 20th century African American women composers.
Library of Congress Aims to Jumpstart Collage Hip-Hop with Citizen DJ
The LoC’s Citizen DJ project creates new ways for the public to discover, access and use public domain audio and video material for music making.
Chicano Batman, Production Team Reinvent Band’s Sound
'Invisible People,' out May 1, puts a modern spin on the Chicano Batman sound, courtesy of producer Leon Michels and mixer Shawn Everett.
New Halo Music Studio Inspired by Legendary Le Studio Facility
The Canadian facility Le Studio Morin Heights outside Montreal 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...
Valhalla Studios Jumps into Analog Immersive Mixing
Valhalla Studios owner/Manowar founder Joey DeMaio collaborated with Grammy-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper and top engineer Ronald Prent to upgrade the facility’s main room to handle all immersive formats.
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.