Hotshot 48V Condenser Mic Switcher Launched by Radial
Radial’s new Hotshot 48V Switcher diverts a mic signal away from the house PA to stage monitoring or in-ears for discrete communication.
How Hip-Hop Stars Are Recording During the Pandemic
Roddy Ricch, YBN Cordae and Young Thug are recording hip-hop at home during COVID-19 times as studios cautiously start to reopen.
Music Etc. – Huey Lewis and the News Deliver ‘Weather’ Report
Steve Harvey talks with Johnny Colla, founding member and longtime producer of Huey Lewis & the News, about their latest album, Weather; mixing with Bob Clearmountain; and how highpoint “One of the Boys” came together.
Recording All-Stars Welcome Niko Bolas to METAlliance
Chuck Ainlay, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt have named producer/engineer Niko Bolas as a new member of the METAlliance.
Danny Leake, Legendary Studio/Live Engineer, Dead at 69
In addition to working as Stevie Wonder’s FOH engineer for three decades, Danny Leake also recorded dozens of top artists in the studio, leading to six Grammy nominations for his efforts.
Live on KEXP Podcast Blurs the Lines Between Live and Studio Recording
When engineer Kevin Suggs records a live session for Seattle’s KEXP, that becomes the raw materials for podcasts, radio broadcasts, streaming and other formats.
Sam Clayton Jr, Producer-Engineer / Jamaican Bobsled Team Member, Dead at 58
The producer/engineer, who worked with acts like Steel Pulse and Toots and the Maytals, was also a founding member of the storied Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Music, Etc. – Rob Graves – Creating an Atmospheric Solstice
Dove Award-winner Rob Graves talks about producing hard rockers Red, recording his own new album and why coronavirus might become a positive experience.
Book Review: Get Tusked – The Inside Story of Fleetwood Mac’s Most Anticipated Album
Grammy-winning co-producer Ken Caillat and assistant engineer Hernan Rojas spent a year recording Fleetwood Mac’s epic double-album, Tusk. Now they share what went wrong: Everything.
Finneas on Producing Billie Eilish’s Hit Album in his Bedroom
Finneas O’Connell—Billie Eilish's co-writer, producer, older brother and an artist in his own right—discusses recording her sonically adventurous debut at their family home.
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.
$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
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...