View from the Top: Allen Sides, CEO, Ocean Way Audio
Nearly 50 years, multiple legendary studios and more than 1,000 album credits after he began, Allen Sides is still in the audio business and building speakers as the CEO of Ocean Way Audio.
Ghost-Engineering Meek Mill’s ‘Quarantine Pack’ EP
Platinum-selling rapper Meek Mill thrives recording in an in-person setting, but the pandemic made that impossible. His longtime engineer Anthony Cruz shares how they overcame the challenge, kept the energy up remotely and tracked the recent Quarantine Pack EP....
Legendary Metal Producer/Engineer Michael Wagener Retires
With his name on more than 90 million albums sold, hard rock and metal producer/engineer Michael Wagener has announced his retirement.
Bob Porter, Noted Jazz Producer/Radio Host, Passes at 80
Bob Porter, prolific Grammy-winning jazz and blues reissue producer turned radio host, has died at age 80.
Rapper/Producer Shock G, AKA ‘Humpty Hump,’ Dead at 57
Rapper/producer Gregory Jacobs, best-known as the frontman for Nineties hip-hop act Digital Underground, died Thursday of unknown causes.
BerkleeNYC Cross-Connects with TSL Network Solution
Diversified married TSL’s GTP-V1virtual control processor and Virtual Panels into a solution that TSL has dubbed IP-Cross Connect at BerkleeNYC.
Pirate Sees Self-Service Studio Market for the Taking
Having conquered the UK, Pirate aims to build 4,000 unattended, self-service studios across North America by 2024.
Miami Beach Studios Adds Symphonic Acoustics Speakers
Miami Beach Recording Studios co-owner Pablo Reynoso had Symphonic Acoustics install a custom-built set of 2X8V monitors with matching 12-inch subs.
High School Preps Students for Music Careers with SSL Desks
Hudson County Schools of Technology’s County Prep High School program is readying students for music industry careers at its new facility.
With Engineer’s Encouragement, Idea Comes to Market
Grammy-nominated engineer, equipment manufacturer and audio educator Greg Wurth was given a Flock Audio prototype Patch system to critique; he never gave it back.
Grammy Engineering and Production Winners Announced
The Recording Academy announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in an audience-free show that reflected some of the events of the past year and the coronavirus pandemic.
Emily Lazar Launches Music Industry Equity, Inclusion Initiative
Emily Lazar, Grammy Award-winning founder of The Lodge mastering and mixing facility in Manhattan, has introduced We Are Moving the Needle, a new initiative to bring equity and inclusion to the music industry.
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.