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.'
Being The Sound Engineer For Slipknot In The Early 2000s
We stumbled across this good-natured comedy clip picturing a Slipknot soundcheck in the early 2000s, and naturally we had to share it.
Eye To The Past, Ear To The Future: How FAME Recording Studios Reinvented Studio B
"There was glory in this room that needed to be resurrected, but we also knew that every bit of the renovation process had to be done with the greatest care, in order to preserve the rich sound that makes...
The Aha Moment: Creating Discipline in the New Year
Former Radial CEO Peter Janis says, make a new year’s resolution to bring discipline to your business practices.