Category Archives: 2012

NYC Studio Tour: North Brooklyn Part IV

In this 9th edition of the Brooklyn Studio Tour, we return to the Northside to visit the quintessential Brooklyn tracking and mixing room: Studio G . We also visit a pair of its most successful offshoots and a synth-head’s paradise near Kent Ave. Click here to take the studio tour on SonicScoop.

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Before The Storm: South Sound, Translator Audio and The Civil Defense

South Sound has just been decimated by hurricane Sandy. See what it looked like during it’s grand opening party, mere weeks before the storm. From The original article, October 18th 2012: Over the past ten or fifteen years, we’ve witnessed the indelible rise of a Do-It-Yourself ethos in the music industry. But for all the benefits of […]

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Win a Scientist T-Shirt, Debunk Audio Myths, and Help Music Spaces Recover From Sandy

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New York and Surrounding Music Communities Slammed by Sandy Hurricane Sandy hit New York a week ago today, and the city is still recovering. I was away in San Francisco at the time, covering the 133rd AES Convention for SonicScoop. Returning home meant 18 hours of travel, including a plane to Detroit, a 15 minute […]

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Letters From Smart People

Once every couple months, we run some of our best reader mail in “Letters From Smart People.” It’s what we do instead of maintaining a comments section. To weigh in on the topics that motivate you most, shoot us an email anytime. Unpaid Internships One of our most popular topics last month was our lead […]

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From the Vaults: Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden. Last year, Capitol Records released Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions, an album that was once urban legend. This year, the documentary Searching For Sugar Man reintroduced the world to Rodriguez, the 1960s psych-folk superstar that never was. It’s true: people love second chances, especially when they […]

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Ending The War on Facts (And Why You Should Remember to Vote)

“Now, I know there are some polls out there…But guys like us, we don’t pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in ‘reality.’ And reality has a well-known liberal bias.” -Stephen Colbert I’ve never been much for political labels. People tell […]

Also posted in Featured Stories, Most Popular, November 2012 | Comments closed

Plugin Roundups: Workhorse Compressors and Frequency Analyzers

This month, we wrote two plugin roundups and published them first on SonicScoop. Click to read all about Alternative Workhorse Compressors and Frequency Analyzers and Metering Tools.

Also posted in Gear Reviews, October 2012, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 3 | Comments closed

Made in NY: Awesome Channel Amplifier

“If you dig the sound of old 1970’s records, you are listening to the sound of an entire console. A discrete preamplifier design is just one element,” says Dave Raphael, designer for the “Awesome Transistor Amplifier Company” (AwTAC) Click here to read more about the Awesome Channel Amplifier’s “console-in-a-box” approach on SonicScoop.

Also posted in Made in New York, October 2012, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

InputOutput Audio Review: UA Apollo vs. World-Class Recording Studio

In the latest installment of Input|Output, Geoff and Eli put the Universal Audio Apollo up against a world-class studio with vintage Neve 8068 console and classic Studer 827 tape machine, to see if the two could possibly compare. Click here to download our entire episode, including audio samples and our analysis, on SonicScoop.

Also posted in Gear Reviews, October 2012, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 2 | Comments closed

Behind The Release: Grizzly Bear Shields

The sound of Shields is the last thing you might expect from a collaboration between the abstract indie rockers Grizzly Bear and a mainstream mixer like Michael Brauer. Click here to read the full story behind the making of Grizzly Bear’s Shields on SonicScoop

Also posted in Behind The Release, October 2012, Producer Profiles, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 1 | Comments closed
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