MilkBoy’s Unique Ecosystem Grows
A quarter century after composer Jamie Lokoff and producer/engineer Tommy Joyner partnered on MilkBoy, the operation has grown to encompass a top studio, two popular bars and an audio post subsidiary.
Studio Showcase: June Audio Returns to Utah
After 20 years away, June Audio has returned to Provo, UT, with a newly built, Wes Lachot-designed multiroom facility housing EDM production suites, live rooms and a considerable collection of instruments, backline and accessories.
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.