One of the Few Things Engineer Kyle Mann Can’t Live Without: Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA: “Growing up, my family had a rule that everyone had to learn an instrument,” recalled engineer Kyle Mann. “I started on the cello at age five, but I always hated practicing. When I was eleven, I got a...
Preservationists Fight to Stop Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville from Demolishing South’s First Recording Studio
By Clive Young. The site where the first country-music hit was recorded is likely to be demolished, making way for the garbage-loading area of a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville hotel.
Alan Parsons Readies Trio of Classes in New Studio
The three themed events will be held at his new facility in Santa Barbara, CA.
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: Barefoot Recording Opens Up to the World
By Steve Harvey. Eric Valentine’s Barefoot Recording in Hollywood is now available to outside clients.
The METAlliance Report: Al Schmitt on ‘Emotions in the Mix’
By Al Schmitt. Twenty-time Grammy-winning engineer Al Schmitt discusses the emotional relationship he has with a mix and shares more on the process with an excerpt from his new memoir.
Studio Showcase: Collins Opens the Door to Hinge
By Steve Harvey. Grammy-winner Dave Collins has been mastering music you know by heart since the 1980s, and now has completed a new facility with two rooms, the other being used by Craig Bauer, another Grammy winner whose Chicago-based...
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.
The Next Wave of Urban Studios Is Not Quite What You’d Expect
By Clive Young. Recording studios have been disappearing from major cities for years; now an unexpected trend may be changing that.
Detroit’s Historic United Sound Systems Recording Studios for Sale
By Clive Young. Legendary Detroit facility hits the market with a $1.5 million price tag.
Welcome to 1979 Marks 10 Years with Direct-to-Disc Session
Ten artists will perform live at the studio on June 2 for 10-song vinyl compilation.
Police Photos Reveal First Look Inside Prince’s Legendary Tape Vault
By Clive Young. Prince's tape vault, rumored to contain thousands of unreleased songs, was a musical urban myth until his 2016 death, when photos taken by police investigators revealed that the rumors were true.
Memphis Studio Burglar Bites Employee’s Face, Say Police
By Clive Young. Attack reportedly the culmination of numerous days of harassment by the suspect, who is now in police custody.
Louisville, KY’s Goldsmith Studios: “Getting Back to Normal”
By Katie Makal. Studio owner Brian Cronin is able to return to work following a late-December robbery.
‘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...
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...