How To Choose Your Next Studio Microphone – The Complete Guide
Whether you're looking for your first 'really nice' microphone or expanding your mic locker, here's PSN's guide to the five 'must have' categories, the classics to keep in mind, their modern-day counterparts, and how to use them.
The Mix Consultancy: Are Modular Synths Useful to Mix Engineers?
Modular synths are all the rage; Grammy-winning engineer Dom Morley looks at how they can fit into modern mixing.
Top Guitar Miking Tips—How to Capture a Roaring Guitar Amp
Recording guitars so that they still sound big on small speakers isn’t easy. Here’s guitar miking advice from the pros, sharing how they’ve miked the likes of Alex Lifeson (Rush), Ace Frehley (Kiss) and other guitar legends.
Can a Neumann TLM 103 or AKG C 451 EB Mic Record an Entire Band?
If these two proven, classic condenser mics were the only choices, could they mic a whole band? How do they directly compare to each other with a neutral signal path, no signal processing, no pre-conceptions and no hype? Reviewer...
Peek Inside the Private Studio of Herman’s Hermits’ Keith Hopwood
1960s rock star Keith Hopwood of Herman’s Hermits has put his sprawling UK estate—and two-floor, amply appointed barn studio—on the market.
The METAlliance Report: Sound Aesthetics – It’s Written in Stone
Multiple GRAMMY winner Frank Filipetti uses a rock-solid analogy to look at the different approaches to sound design.
Peek Inside the Private Studio of The Matrix’s Scott Spock
Scott Spock of legendary production team The Matrix has put his home on the market for $3.95 million, providing an opportunity to check out the private studio where he's created hits for Rihanna, Jason Mraz, Britney Spears, Shakira and...
Discovering—and Preserving—the Earliest Known Stereo Recordings
In 1901, German anthropologist Berthold Laufer used two wax cylinder recorders simultaneously to record Shanghai musicians, unintentionally creating the earliest-known stereo recordings.
The METAlliance Report: The Recording of Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’
Widely considered a pinnacle of recording excellence, Steely Dan’s 1977 album 'Aja' had an occasionally tortured gestation—but it won the Grammy for Best Engineered Album. Now METAlliance members Al Schmitt and Elliot Scheiner share the inside scoop on how...
The Gear of Damian Lillard’s Mini-Studio Inside the NBA Bubble; Hear His Tracks
NBA all-star Damian Lillard has been recording as rapper Dame D.O.L.L.A. while in the NBA Bubble, resulting in the appropriately titled mixtape, Live From The Bubble. Let's I.D. the gear he used to make those tracks.
The Aha Moment: There’s More to Clusters Than Safety in Numbers
Peter Janis, former CEO of Radial Engineering, explains the concept of business clusters and how they can be used to create legions of happy customers who will return to buy more.
The METAlliance Report: Immersive—Embracing Another New Format
Niko Bolas, the newest member of the METAlliance, shares a deep dive on the uphill climb of learning to mix in Dolby Atmos—and why it’s worth it.
VIDEO: 5 New Podcast Studio Mics Under $200 for 2020
Looking for a new podcast microphone? Here’s five that are brand-new for 2020. Easy on the eyes, ears and wallet, they can get you started or help raise your audio game.
In-House Full Sail Band Releases COVID-19 Relief Single
Comprised of alumni or co-workers at Full Sail University, The Grouper Cheeks are donating proceeds of their first single to MusiCares.
Software Tech: Livestreaming in the Age of Pandemic
With venues closed and artists stuck at home, livestreamed performances have taken center stage during the pandemic; Craig Anderton shares how to join in.
Discovering the Sound of Hamilton with Adam Savage
FOH engineer Kevin McCoy shares with Adam Savage what it takes to mix the hit show 'Hamilton.'