Should the South’s First Studio Be Saved?
By Clive Young. The site where the first country music hit was recorded stands at the center of a legal battle in Atlanta that pits local preservationists against a major resort developer. At stake is nothing less than a...
Henszey Sound Gets Immersed in Immersive
By Steve Harvey. As momentum builds behind immersive music releases, Dave Henszey has opened Henszey Sound, a recording and mixing facility overlooking Universal City in Los Angeles that is fully outfitted for Dolby Atmos and stereo work.
Yeasayer Takes a New Approach to Recording
By Steve Harvey. The acclaimed experimental rock band returns with Erotic Reruns, its latest self-produced album, which was almost entirely tracked, overdubbed and mixed at the home studios of its three core members.
Studio Design Shifts with the Times
By Steve Harvey. Studio designers are finding less work at commercial music recording studios, and an increasing emphasis on the education market, audio post-production houses, podcast studios and home-based production rooms.
Leesta Vall’s Fast-Paced Lathe
By Steve Harvey. Brooklyn’s Leesta Vall Sound Recordings has cut more than 700 sessions live to vinyl using a mix of modern and vintage gear, including an ancient Presto K8 portable vinyl record lathe.
Bringing New Light to Athens with The Glow
By Steve Harvey. Producer/engineer Jesse Mangum has no patience for slick sounds created in facilities to match, and The Glow, his hand-built recording studio outside Athens, GA, reflects that considered mindset.
In Search of the Perfect Signal Chain
By Steve Harvey. Maor Appelbaum’s mastering desk is an ever-changing patchwork of old and new gear, with units swapped in and out in his eternal quest for something newer, better or just different.
Gold Diggers Reinvents the Destination Studio
By Steve Harvey. Nestled in East Hollywood at a notorious site, Gold Diggers has opened as a boutique hotel, club and music recording facility masterminded by L.A. nightlife impresario Dave Neupert and Kingsize Soundlabs' Dave Trumfio.
Dave Way Shows the Way It’s Done
By Steve Harvey. Multiple Grammy-winning engineer and producer Dave Way, who has worked with nearly everyone (only a slight exaggeration), chats about working on the latest 7Horse project and his home-based Waystation Studio.
Concentrix’s Story Comes Full Circle
By Steve Harvey. With the impact of evolving production technologies, changes in the studio business model and the advent of the gig economy, Fred Story is putting his multiroom recording facility up for sale.
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...
Studio Showcase: Virtue and Vice
By Steve Harvey. Who among us has not suffered from gear lust and the certainty that acquiring that one piece of equipment will, well, solve everything? For Anthony “Rocky” Gallo, owner of Virtue and Vice Studios in Brooklyn, that...
Thief Robs, Vandalizes Louisville, KY Studio
By Katie Makal. Louisville, KY's Goldsmith Studios suffered more than $20,000 in damages after a thief broke in and vandalized the facility. Security cameras caught it all and a suspect has been arrested.