From Purge to Perfection: Illangelo on Producing The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’
After selling off his studio gear in order to leave the music business, Grammy-winning producer Illangelo returned to the fold, spending a year working on The Weeknd’s hit album 'After Hours.'
Peek Inside Hunter Hayes’ Home Studio with this Video Tour
Country star/producer Hunter Hayes has built a well-appointed home studio for himself in the hills above Los Angeles. Let's go gear-spotting as he gives a cool video tour of his creative recording space.
Ghost-Engineering Meek Mill’s ‘Quarantine Pack’ EP
Platinum-selling rapper Meek Mill thrives recording in an in-person setting, but the pandemic made that impossible. His longtime engineer Anthony Cruz shares how they overcame the challenge, kept the energy up remotely and tracked the recent Quarantine Pack EP....
After 500 Episodes, ‘Grumpy Old Geeks’ Has a Slick Audio Workflow
As its gear and best practices have evolved, the long-running 'Grumpy Old Geeks' podcast has gotten production down to a science.
Six Voices, One Podcaster, No Problem: Inside Kelcey Ayer’s One-Man Show
Moving from radio to podcast format changed how Kelcey Ayer approaches his multi-character, improv-informed comedy show.
Peek Inside the Home Studio of One Direction’s Liam Payne
Former One Direction singer Liam Payne sold his Calabasas, CA mansion for $10.16 million; for that kind of money, maybe he threw in his well-appointed home studio.
Grammy-Nominated Engineer Louis Bell Breaks Out
When Post Malone's "Circles" landed a GRAMMY nomination for Record of the Year, it was yet another recognition of Louis Bell's work. Now the go-to producer, engineer and co-writer reveals his streamlined workflow, talks about working out of Electric...
Podcast Audio Compression—How and Why with ‘Eric Krasno Plus One’
‘Eric Krasno Plus One’ producer Matt Dwyer dishes on his tight audio game—“It's a lot different than producing music….”
Building the Epic Audio Narrative of ‘Wind of Change’
Clandestine meetings with the CIA? Rocking out in Russia? Recording secret agents? It was all in a day's work while producing the hit 'Wind of Change' podcast.
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.
Universal Audio Apollo x4 Interface – A Real-World Review
TV composer/PSN reviewer recently put Universal Audio’s Apollo x4 Interface to the test while in the Virgin Islands; here's how it went.
College Senior Produces Viral Virtual Musical Collaboration
In an effort to bring her community together during the coronavirus crisis, Shelbie Rassler had the idea of recording the Bacharach/Hal David song “What the World Needs Now Is Love” with her friends. The clips that make up the...
Inside the Secret Recording Studio of ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’
The 8G Band, house musicians for NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, writes and plays eight new songs every night. A key element of those live performances is the band’s backstage recording setup, which is managed by associate music...
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.
Eye To The Past, Ear To The Future: How FAME Recording Studios Reinvented Studio B
"There was glory in this room that needed to be resurrected, but we also knew that every bit of the renovation process had to be done with the greatest care, in order to preserve the rich sound that makes...
NAMM 2020: Universal Audio debuts LUNA recording system
LUNA will be available in Spring 2020
Universal Audio Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser DS – A Real-World Review
While it's a great linear-phase de-esser, reviewer Rich Tozzoli uses the Oxford SuprEsser DS plug-in as a bass enhancement tool.
Universal Audio Avalon 737 Tube Channel Strip – A Real-World Review
Audio engineer Peter Moshay and Rich Tozzoli agree that the UAD Avalon VT-737 is "stunning."
Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box v1.2 – A Real-World Review
Rich Tozzoli takes a look at the update to Universal Audio's reactive load box and guitar recording system.
The State of Plug-Ins: From Emulations to the Unknown
Having so many plug-in choices can be overwhelming—what is an engineer to do? Three top pros share their insights—and favorite plugs.
Universal Audio UAD 175B & 176 Tube Compressor Plug-In Collection – A Real-World Review
By Rich Tozzoli. PSN reviewer/TV composer Rich Tozzoli puts the plug-ins to the test and loves the glowing results.
Rich Tozzoli’s Sixth Annual St. John Recording Retreat
By Rich Tozzoli. Setting up a temporary studio for two weeks each year in St. John to record reality TV music is a tough job, but multitasker Rich Tozzoli was not only up for the challenge this year, but...
Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack – A Real-World Review
Russ Long put the Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack to the test during a string of Amy Grant/Vince Gill shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and came away with a distinct opinion….
People: Hires and Promotions in the Audio Industry for March 2019
Industry moves this month include promotions and hires at Harman Professional Solutions, Nugen Audio, Clear-Com, Universal Audio, Sound Image, Avid, Listen Technologies, Yamaha Corp. of America, Solotech, Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW), L-Acoustics and DPA Microphones.