Studio Spotlight: Noise Nest Invests in the Future
Inspired by pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek’s now-defunct Fantasy Factory, producer/entrepreneur Nick Gross developed a small songwriting facility into Noise Nest, a sleek, new studio complex in Hollywood.
Studio Showcase: Asheville’s Vinyl Answer
A former newspaper printing plant/radio station has gotten a new lease on life as Citizen Vinyl—home to a new recording studio, vinyl record pressing plant viewable by the public, a mastering studio, café/bar, record store and performance facility.
Valhalla Studios Jumps into Analog Immersive Mixing
Valhalla Studios owner/Manowar founder Joey DeMaio collaborated with Grammy-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper and top engineer Ronald Prent to upgrade the facility’s main room to handle all immersive formats.
Mercer Music at Capricorn: Revitalizing a Studio for the Next Generation
Literally on the verge of collapsing only a few years ago, Capricorn Sound Studios, the Macon, GA, facility that invented Southern rock, has been restored and revitalized by its new owner, Mercer University.
NYU’s Clive Davis Institute Reinvents Itself in Brooklyn
New York University has consolidated its media, technology and art departments into a new facility in Brooklyn. The site includes studios, editing suites, rehearsal spaces, offices and Oscilloscope Labs, the private production studio of late Beastie Boys rapper Adam...
Studio Showcase: Tweed Recording Audio Production Academy
Engineer and educator Andrew Ratcliffe has relocated Tweed Recording from Oxford, MS, to Athens, GA. In the process, he’s established an audio engineering school and a new studio based around the first Sound Techniques desk to be produced in...
Studio Showcase: LA Good Vibe’s Solar-Powered Sessions
By Steve Harvey. Joachim Garraud recently built his dream studio, LA Good Vibe. It just happens to be a 36-foot RV converted into an eco-friendly, solar-powered mobile recording studio where the drum booth can sleep up to four people.
Studio Showcase: Podcast Facility Little Everywhere Grows Up
By Steve Harvey. After years as a musician, songwriter, producer and engineer, creating Grammy-nominated work with Modest Mouse, the Murder City Devils and Cold War Kids, Dann Gallucci found the next phase of his career in podcasting.
Studio Showcase: Blackbird Studio Takes Immersive to the Next Level
By Steve Harvey. John McBride, co-founder of Nashville’s Blackbird Studio, explains how and why the facility revamped its Studio C—famously outfitted with 138,646 individual pieces of wood for diffusion—into a 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos mix space.
Studio Showcase: A Vintage Vibe in Modern-Day Memphis
By Steve Harvey. Memphis Magnetic Recording, a new studio just blocks from Beale Street, was named by owners Scott and Claire McEwen as a reference to both the city’s pull on them and the facility’s many tape machines.
Studio Showcase: Fig, Spreng Bring a New Day to Dave’s Room
By Steve Harvey. When David Bianco passed away last year, the future looked dim for his popular L.A. studio, Dave’s Room, which has hosted sessions by everyone from Bob Dylan to TSOL. Now Paul Fig (Deftones, Coheed & Cambria,...
Studio Showcase: Pros Continue to Seek Hyde Street Studios
By Steve Harvey. Hyde Street Studios launches annex facility in San Francisco.
Jordan Brooke Hamlin Builds Her Dream Studio in the Woods
By Steve Harvey. “Place affects what you create,” says Hamlin, who has been a touring and studio musician for the past 15 years.
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...