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.
Music, Etc.: Gloria Gaynor — Surviving, Thriving and Testifying
Gloria Gaynor’s new Gospel album, Testimony, is up for two Grammy Awards, taking the career of a disco legend (“I Will Survive”) in a whole new direction. Gaynor and engineer F. Reid Shippen dish on recording the live-to-analog album.
View from the Top: Tom Sumner, Yamaha Corp. of America
Tom Sumner, president of Yamaha Corp. of America, shares how the company has thrived through good times and bad, and why it’s not afraid to Make Waves.
The State of Plug-Ins: From Emulations to the Unknown
Having so many plug-in choices can be overwhelming—what is an engineer to do? Three top pros share their insights—and favorite plugs.
Thinking Big with A Bad Think
Michael Marquart’s latest album as A Bad Think, The Saviour, had a production think-tank behind the scenes: co-producer/engineer Dave Way; co-producer/studio owner Marquart; and mix engineer Bob Clearmountain, who mixed the album in both stereo and 5.1 surround.
Sound for Film & TV Event Provides Insights
By Steve Harvey. The program for this year’s sixth annual Mix Sound for Film & TV event, a sold-out affair that attracted 650 attendees to the Sony Pictures Studios lot, offered a twin focus—immersive audio and IP networking—that reflects...
Studio Showcase: LA Good Vibe’s Solar-Powered Sessions
By Steve Harvey. Joachim Garraud recently built his dream studio, LA Good Vibe. It just happens to be a 36-foot RV converted into an eco-friendly, solar-powered mobile recording studio where the drum booth can sleep up to four people.
At AES: A Lifetime of Reward for President Nadja Wallaszkovits
By Steve Harvey. Becoming a member of the AES as a student was a life-changing experience for the outgoing president.
Iceland Offers 25% Rebate to Attract Recording Projects
By Steve Harvey. Iceland aims to raise its music industry's profile with new economic initiative to attract recording projects from overseas.
Capricorn Sound Studios, Birthplace of Southern Rock, Returns
By Steve Harvey. The facility that put Southern Rock on the map is back from the brink, restored and reinvented for a new generation of music makers.
Immersive Audio at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
By Steve Harvey. With less than 10 months remaining before the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, the Olympic Games is shaping up to be a record-breaking event, with Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), the permanent host broadcaster, set to produce an...
Studio Showcase: Podcast Facility Little Everywhere Grows Up
By Steve Harvey. After years as a musician, songwriter, producer and engineer, creating Grammy-nominated work with Modest Mouse, the Murder City Devils and Cold War Kids, Dann Gallucci found the next phase of his career in podcasting.
Busbee, Grammy-Nominated Producer and Songwriter, Dead at 43
By Steve Harvey. The noted producer collaborated extensively with Maren Morris and Lady Antebellum, and co-wrote hits with Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.
Chicago’s Periscope Expands to L.A.
By Steve Harvey. Chicago's Periscope has acquired Sonic Pool's former 22,000-sq-ft. Hollywood complex and is building out a full-service post house, with an Atmos room already working on a streaming show. General manager Ben Benedetti and co-owner Michael Nehs...
Jimmy Johnson, Engineer, Producer and Swamper, Dead at 76
By Steve Harvey. Producer, engineer and guitarist Jimmy Johnson had a hand in some of the Sixties and Seventies’ most indelible hits, working with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Rolling Stones.
Studio Showcase: Blackbird Studio Takes Immersive to the Next Level
By Steve Harvey. John McBride, co-founder of Nashville’s Blackbird Studio, explains how and why the facility revamped its Studio C—famously outfitted with 138,646 individual pieces of wood for diffusion—into a 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos mix space.