Music, Etc. – Lee Ritenour: Turning Devastation into Dreamcatcher
Lee Ritenour lost 100 guitars, 40 amps and his studio to a fire; now he’s back with his first true solo album, Dreamcatcher.
Recording Live to Vinyl to Zoom at Welcome to 1979
Nashville’s Welcome to 1979 studio overcame technical challenges to bring its ‘Direct to Vinyl’ recording summit online.
The Lost Treasure of Joe Meek’s Tea Chest Tapes
Legendary UK producer Joe Meek left behind nearly 1,900 tapes when he committed suicide in the 1960s. After sitting in storage for 50-plus years, the ‘lost’ tapes are being digitized in a mammoth 18-month project, saving unheard early work...
Studio Spotlight: Noise Nest Invests in the Future
Inspired by pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek’s now-defunct Fantasy Factory, producer/entrepreneur Nick Gross developed a small songwriting facility into Noise Nest, a sleek, new studio complex in Hollywood.
Saving the Bob Dylan Archive from Adhesion Syndrome
More than 60 2-inch master tapes from The Bob Dylan Archive were being destroyed by adhesion syndrome. Iron Mountain’s Kelly Pribble shares how he meticulously preserved the tapes before they were ruined forever
Spotify Wrapped Wraps Up 2020 with Streaming Stats
Spotify’s Wrapped end-of-year listings once again highlight the listening preferences of the music streamer’s global audience.
Who’s Ghostbusters’ Audio Post Gonna Call? Sony 360 VME
Despite shelter-at-home orders, the new Sony 360 VME technology kept audio post for the upcoming 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' films on track and on time.
Restart-19 COVID Concert Experiment Shares Results
According to the results of an experiment in Germany, indoor sports and cultural events including music concerts could return soon—under the right conditions.
Grammy-Nominated Engineer Louis Bell Breaks Out
When Post Malone's "Circles" landed a GRAMMY nomination for Record of the Year, it was yet another recognition of Louis Bell's work. Now the go-to producer, engineer and co-writer reveals his streamlined workflow, talks about working out of Electric...
Studio Showcase: Asheville’s Vinyl Answer
A former newspaper printing plant/radio station has gotten a new lease on life as Citizen Vinyl—home to a new recording studio, vinyl record pressing plant viewable by the public, a mastering studio, café/bar, record store and performance facility.
Elk CEO Talks Aloha Remote Performance Software’s Development
Michele Benincaso, CEO of Swedish developer Elk, explains Aloha, its real-time remote performance software.
Explosion, Fire Destroys Blue Sprocket Sound Studio
A massive explosion rocked a shopping mall in Harrisonburg, VA on Saturday, Oct. 17, destroying a number of businesses in the ensuing fire, including Blue Sprocket Sound recording studio.
Coldcut’s South African Jams Create Keleketla
Pioneering UK DJ duo/multimedia artists Coldcut break down the challenges of recording their new album, "Keleketla," across multiple studios in Africa and Europe, as well as working with a cast of dozens, including the late legendary drummer Tony Allen.
Earnest Tube Cuts Direct-to-Lacquer at the Home of Country’s Big Bang
Bristol, VA, was the site of country music’s “Big Bang,” where legendary acts like the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers cut their first sides in 1927. Now local recording studio The Earnest Tube is tipping its hat to those...
Scientists Hold Concerts to Determine How to Bring Shows Back
Researchers in Germany recently held three concerts in a single day to investigate how the coronavirus is likely transmitted in group settings. The team hopes to use the data gleaned from the event to create guidelines for governmental agencies...