Category Archives: December 2013

Letters From Smart People: Some of Our Best Mail From 2013

You might have noticed that we don’t really have a “comments” section on Scientist. That’s by design. If you want to let us know what you think, we welcome you to write us an email anytime. Here are a few of our favorite letters from 2013: The article on working for free kills. Thank you! […]

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Drum Mic Techniques, Part III: Placing Room Mics


Get off those laptop speakers and switch your video stream to HD. We’re back for the 3rd installment in our new series on drum mic techniques. This video takes place at Strange Weather Brooklyn, and is filmed by Elias Gwinn of Velidoxi and the recording studio documentary series, “Masters From Their Day.” (If you haven’t […]

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Our Best Stories About Music and Sound From 2013

2013 has been another monster year for Scientist. We started the year with about 25,000 visits each month, and ended up peaking as high as 70,000. This has mostly been because you’ve been sharing our stories via social media, and opening up our monthly newsletters at rates higher than we ever could have hoped for. […]

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A Brief History of Popular Home Recordings

For recording musicians of my generation, the first experience of turning a dual cassette deck stereo into a multi-track recording device, by dubbing the output of one deck to the input of the other while playing a new instrument through the stereo’s mic/line input, was a bit like sorcery. Sure, the original Casio drumbeat is […]

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Live Venue View: Barbés – Music that Breaks Boundaries

Barbés is a rare kind of venue where you can walk through the door on almost any evening, expect to hear a band that you’ve never heard of before, and practically without fail, that band will be amazing. Learn more about what makes Barbés tick on SonicScoop.  

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Recording Retreats: Pilot Recording Studios, Berkshire County in Western MA

Until 2007, Will Schillinger’s Pilot Recording Studios operated out of Chelsea, a now-gentrified New York City neighborhood that sits just below Hell’s Kitchen and the old Garment District. It closed after many other big Manhattan studio did. Today, the new Pilot Recording occupies a beautiful old church building in Housatonic, Massachusetts – a small town […]

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