Niles City Rethinks Old-School Recording
By Steve Harvey. Niles City Sound may be the studio that helped launch the Grammy-winning career of throwback R&B singer Leon Bridges, but the Ft. Worth, TX facility is determined not to be defined by that one project.
Concentrix’s Story Comes Full Circle
By Steve Harvey. With the impact of evolving production technologies, changes in the studio business model and the advent of the gig economy, Fred Story is putting his multiroom recording facility up for sale.
Chattanooga Public Library Builds Upscale Recording Studio
By Katie Makal. Many public libraries are installing small “studios” with cheap prosumer gear for patrons to use, but the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library has built a four-room, fully appointed pro facility that aims to teach the public everything...
Studio Showcase: Virtue and Vice
By Steve Harvey. Who among us has not suffered from gear lust and the certainty that acquiring that one piece of equipment will, well, solve everything? For Anthony “Rocky” Gallo, owner of Virtue and Vice Studios in Brooklyn, that...
Building La-Rocc-A-Fella Center
By Steve Harvey. Scoring mixer, engineer and producer Jason LaRocca has recently been working on "A Series of Unfortunate Events" for Netflix, but it was a series of fortunate events that led to the relocation of his personal recording...
Studio Showcase: NightBird Recording Studios
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...
Studio Showcase: AOFTHEI
NORTHBROOK, IL—Based in an affluent Chicago suburb, Artists of the Industry (AOFTHEI) is a burgeoning creative content agency and production studio with a variety of approaches to music and artist development up its sleeve.
Studio Showcase: Douglass Recording
By Strother Bullins. Housed in an old garage space in the Gowanus neighborhood, Douglass Recording opened in May after a half-decade of planning and development. The studio was designed by Vincent Van Haaff and Jacques LaCroix, and features a...
Studio Showcase: NYC’s GSI Studios
By Strother Bullins. GSI Studios is a new music recording studio located in Midtown Manhattan—something that is increasingly a rarity, offers co-founder and saxophonist Daniel Rovin, who partnered on the facility with co-founders Austin White, a bassist, and multi-Grammy...
Studio Showcase: Sound City’s Urban Renewal
By Steve Harvey. Contrary to the popular misconception spread by Dave Grohl’s 2013 documentary chronicling the purchase and relocation of the studio’s iconic Neve desk to the Foo Fighters’ private facility, Sound City is far from dead. True, the...
Studio Showcase: National Southwestern Recording
By Strother Bullins. Behind 11th Street Records, a vinyl store at the corner of 11th and Fremont streets in downtown Las Vegas, sits National Southwest Recording—a self-professed “rock and roll recording studio,” featuring classic and proven gear alongside the...
Studio Showcase: Beach Road
By Strother Bullins. JUNO Award-winning producer, engineer, songwriter and mixer Siegfried Meier owns Beach Road Studios, a private recording, mixing and mastering facility overlooking lovely Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada on a sprawling farm. At the age of 5,...
Studio Showcase: Big Rude Recording
By Strother Bullins. Based outside of Wilmington, North Carolina in New Hanover County, Big Rude Recording was founded by Chase O’Neal, an energetic young engineer keenly aware of the importance of vibe in recording environments. As such, Big Rude...
Studio Showcase: Valenzo Recording
With Mexico City’s Valenzo Recording Studio truly thriving a year from its opening, Horatio Malvicino, designer and managing director of Malvicino Design Group—an architectural, acoustical and technical systems design and consulting firm based in New York City—has much to...
Studio Showcase: ICMP Studio
Console designer David Dearden’s latest version of the audient aSp8024—the aSp8024-He, or the Heritage edition—was recently installed at the London-based institute of Contemporary music (iCmp), where new studios have been christened for its burgeoning music production program.
Studio Showcase: Living on the Edge
Studio owner Keith Asack, who graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Production and Engineering from Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2010, must have been paying particular attention on the day that his instructor discussed the value...
Miller Buddies Up to ATC
Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, guitarist and engineer Buddy Miller recently upgraded to ATC SCM45A monitors after three years with a pair of ATC SCM25As.
The Future Is Now at Schoonover Center
Preparing audio engineers and multimedia content creators for the future at Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, the faculty and facilities of the School of Media Arts & Studies (MDIA) demonstrate a great deal of forward thinking, attests Kyle...
Building A Better Playground In Berry Hill
Playground’s Studio A features a 1,500 square-foot live room with five isolation rooms, one large enough to include a Yamaha C7 grand piano. Historically, Playground has hosted many string and orchestral dates, something that Coyle decided to nurture and...
Bankrupt Studio Faces Auction
A major recording/production facility in North Hollywood, Calif., that formerly housed LA Sound Gallery and most recently Legends Studios, is being auctioned after Chapter 11 bankruptcy transitioned into a Chapter 7 foreclosure.
Developing Dream Asylum’s Duality
By Strother Bullins. Prolific pop and hip-hop craftspeople Nate ‘Danja’ Hills and Marcella Araica had long dreamed of a unique production space in the Miami music community. Now, working with studio design team Walter-Storyk Design Group, they’ve created it...