Real-World Review: Making Sound — Creative Music Production Tips and Philosophies
Producer/engineer Russ Long pages through Making Sound and declares, "I don’t think there an engineer alive who won’t receive some benefit from reading it."
Spotify Acquires SoundBetter Audio Pro Marketplace
Music/audio production personnel site added to Spotify’s services for creators.
Jimmy Johnson, Engineer, Producer and Swamper, Dead at 76
By Steve Harvey. Producer, engineer and guitarist Jimmy Johnson had a hand in some of the Sixties and Seventies’ most indelible hits, working with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Rolling Stones.
Grammy Pros Share How to Overcome Recording Obstacles
Top pros weighed in on topics ranging from “demoitis” to the role of the producer.
Jack Renner, Grammy-Winning Engineer/Label Founder, Dead at 84
By Clive Young. Music teacher-turned-Grammy winning engineer Jack Renner co-founded Telarc in 1977.
Alan Parsons Readies Trio of Classes in New Studio
The three themed events will be held at his new facility in Santa Barbara, CA.
Finneas on Producing Billie Eilish’s Hit Album in his Bedroom
By Steve Harvey. In April, Billie Eilish’s debut album entered the Billboard 200 at number one. Finneas O’Connell—her co-writer, producer, older brother and an artist in his own right—discusses recording the sonically adventurous collection at their family home.
$70,000 of Gear Stolen from Producer Tucker Martine
By Clive Young. Thieves stole vintage mics, amps and guitars from Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Tucker Martine's nearly completed studio. Now efforts are underway to help Martine, who's worked with R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists and others, recover.
Book Review: Al Schmitt On the Record—The Magic Behind the Music
By Clive Young. Arguably the most successful engineer ever, Al Schmitt has worked with everyone from Duke Ellington to Dr. Dre—and now he's written an autobiography to tell the tale and share what he's learned along the way.
The METAlliance Report: Where We Are
By Ed Cherney. Legendary producer/engineer and METAlliance member Ed Cherney (Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan) explores the struggle to bring album credits back into the limelight in the age of streaming—and how that effort...
Live Sound Showcase: Rolling with Thomas Rhett’s Road Show
By Clive Young. Talking with the audio team behind the scenes on this fall's Thomas Rhett arena tour.
LISTEN: Studio Obstacles Fueled Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage”
Musicians can get stymied in the studio when they're unable to make creative decisions, as an audio excerpt from the Beastie Boys' memoir proves.
Master Class Looks Back, Encourages Next Gen Engineers
by Steve Harvey. Top engineer Chris Lord-Alge led the second annual Csaba Petocz Master Class at his private Mix LA studio facility in September, sharing mixing secrets and memories of his friend Petocz to the dozen students in attendance.
At AES: Guardians of the Galaxy: Whose Job Is This Anyway?
By Lisa Johnston. Who carries the responsibility of properly archiving masters—the engineer, the label or the artist?
Producers, Engineers To Benefit from Music Modernization Act
Unanimously passing the House and Senate, the Act was signed into law October 11.
Jim Malloy, Grammy-Winning Elvis Engineer, Dead at 87
By Clive Young. Elvis called the six-time Grammy nominee the "best engineer anywhere as far as I'm concerned."
Engineer Steve Albini Wins WSOP 2018 Seven Card Stud Event
By Clive Young. Noted musician/recording engineer/studio owner Steve Albini took home over $100,000 on June 14 when he beat 309 other entrants in the 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Seven Card Stud event.
‘Less Is More’: Mastering Engineer Katie Tavini Talks Studio Techniques and Stereotypes
Mastering engineer Katie Tavini is currently cultivating a reputation as one of the finest exponents of her craft in the industry. Pro Sound News Europe editor Daniel Gumble caught up with her in London for a chat about mastering...