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Studio Showcase


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...

Music Production

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...


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...


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...


DaCapo Music Studios Get Artist-Friendly

By Strother Bullins. Since 2006, Jonell Polansky has owned and operated DaCapo Music Studios. The California transplant’s bustling, west-Nashville music production facility is balanced on her experience as a musician and her background as both an EE and an...


Bridging Creativity And Control

by Strother Bullins. In 2009, audio engineer and educator Owen Curtin gathered a team of former students and colleagues to relaunch Cambridge MA’s Fort Apache South— a classic recording facility in the greater Boston area—as the Bridge Sound &...


Berklee’s Massive Mass. Ave Project

by Kelleigh Welch. When it comes to designing a new building in the heart of Boston, fitting everything you need into a small footprint can be a challenge. That was the case for Berklee College of Music and Walters-Storyk...


From Missouri to Ohio, via California

The talents of Jim Wirt give him perspective on nearly every angle of the music recording business—musician, artist, writer, performer, engineer, producer and record company owner—and his career path translates his unique vibe of rock and roll authenticity with...


Mix This! Upgrades Solar, Adds Atomic

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA—Renowned for producing, engineering and mixing a who’s who of music clients, Bob Clearmountain is perhaps less well-known for his advocacy of environmental sustainability.


Spicing The Mix In Philly

PHILADELPHIA, PA—At age 13, he started building computers; at 16, he began designing speakers and established a business custom-configuring PCs; and by age 20, he was restoring vintage analog mixing consoles and other studio equipment.


CLA Goes Barefoot

Chris Lord-Alge has installed Barefoot Sound MicroMain27 monitors for critical listening at his Mix LA! recording studios. "I need monitors that are non-complimentary," says the music producer and recording/mix engineer. "I need monitors that don't make it sound better,...

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