‘Working Class Audio’ Podcast Tackles Realities of Recording Life
Uncertainty is constant in audio production, but creator Matt Boudreau shows a different path.
Hard Rock Producer/Engineer Martin Birch, Dead at 71
Martin Birch, who recorded more than 60 albums for Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac and others, has died.
‘Floodlines’ Podcast Tracks Tragedy in New Orleans
Sound designer David Herman uses local sounds in creative ways to tell the story of Hurricane Katrina in the eight-part podcast "Floodlines."
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.
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.
Rafa Sardina Finds Inspiration With Nugen Audio
Thirteen-Time GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® Winner Selects Company’s Intuitive Plug-ins for Superior Audio and Control LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 11, 2020 – Rafa Sardina, a 15-time GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® winning producer/mixer/engineer, works on a wide array of projects for...
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."
AKG Honors Quincy Jones with Lifetime Achievement Award
The award was bestowed at AKG's 70th Anniversary party at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.
Busbee, Grammy-Nominated Producer and Songwriter, Dead at 43
By Steve Harvey. The noted producer collaborated extensively with Maren Morris and Lady Antebellum, and co-wrote hits with Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.
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.
$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...