By Rich Tozzoli. The company describes this mastering plug-in as a “unique multiband limiter, human-ear EQ and powerful audio maximizer” that will increase the loudness of your mix while maintaining or improving its dynamic perception.
By Rich Tozzoli. Dig into Universal Audio’s new software emulation of the classic Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor.
Johan Duncanson and Martin Larsson of The Radio Dept. discuss their latest album, 'Running Out of Love.'
By Strother Bullins. The story of NightBird Recording Studios is just about as rock and roll as it gets: producer/writer Jed Leiber was collaborating with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck in a guest room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. Complaints about the ensuing noise prompted the hotel’s manager to offer the pair a room in the basement to continue working—and Leiber never left.
By Katie Makal. Legendary music producer and recording engineer Rick Hall, owner of FAME Recording Studios and father of the “Muscle Shoals sound,” died at his Alabama home on Jan. 2 after a long illness.
By Jacques Sonyieux. Transatlantic act The Luxembourg Signal spill what it was like recording their latest album across the ocean.
By Clive Young. Berklee Online has announced its first-ever graduate degree programs, including a new Master of Music in Music Production.
By Steve Harvey. After 30 years of owning studios in Manhattan, resilient recorder Dave Amlen had to close MSR (formerly Right Track) in Times Square. Now he’s back with a new multi-room facility, Sound On Sound, nearby in New Jersey.
By Rob Tavaglione. Recording a naked speaking voice is tough. Here's five problems you'll encounter and need to solve to meet ever-increasing marketplace standards.
Audionamix has introduced XTRAX STEMS, reportedly the first fully-automatic stem creator.
Major wildfires in Southern California have reportedly destroyed Sarm West Coast LA, the luxurious residential studio owned by Trevor Horn.
By Steve Harvey. Elijah “Lij” Shaw, owner and operator of The Toy Box Studio in East Nashville and the man behind Bonnaroo’s Hay Bale Studio, has filed a lawsuit against Nashville Metro Council’s ban on business owners receiving clients in their homes.
Mixer, producer and session musician “Bassy Bob” Brockmann’s career has taken him through music production’s biggest turning point, as it went from analogue to digital. In the process, Brockmann (whose discography ranges from Mary J Blige and Brandy to Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow and the Dixie Chicks) watched as record productions became denser, with the number of tracks steadily expanding as digital recording platforms offered seemingly infinite space. That, in turn, led him to Focusrite’s Clarett 8Pre 18-in/20-out audio interface.
Like many musician/engineers, Richard Devine is comfortable in the digital realm, creating music, sounds, patches, remixes, you name it, with the gear in his studio. But while he prefers mixing in the box, lately he's been eschewing plug-ins in his mastering set-up, favoring the sounds of numerous vintage EQs he owns, as well as a modern-day Manley Massive Passive.
Independent Audio recently supplied a significant quantity of Merging Technologies’ Horus and Hapi networked converters and Pyramix Native Pro workstations to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music campus in Athens, GA.