This story, “Time and Cost of Making an Album Case Study: NIRVANA“, lives on at SonicScoop.com, where Justin Colletti now serves as director of content and publishing. Check it out here. . . . . .
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This is a guest post by Costa Rican musician and engineer, Bruno Cubero. If you page through the calendars of South American music festivals this year, the lineups may seem familiar. Whether in Santiago, Monterrey, Bogotá or San José, you’ll find bands like The Killers, Pearl Jam, DIIV, The Black Keys, Twin Shadow and Ariel […]
Sometimes people do their best work when they step outside their comfort zones. Widowspeak‘s latest release, Almanac, out January 22 on Captured Tracks, is evidence of just that. Its sound is the product of a few creative people veering just slightly off course. And the album is better for it. The band’s 2011 self-titled debut […]
The year 2012 was a late-career landmark for Philip Glass. In the beginning of the year, the composer celebrated his 75th birthday with the premiere of a new symphony and the first major production of his 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach in ten years. By December, Beck had curated a new double-album worth of remixes […]
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
The 133rd AES Convention is right around the corner, and in just a few short weeks, my editors at SonicScoop will be flying me out to San Francisco to check out all the festivities, talks and new technologies and report back. Last year, I was honored to be invited to the 131st convention as guest […]
A few days ago, I organized and ran sound for Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter party. Some of you may know Palmer for her work with her old band, The Dresden Dolls, for her solo albums on Roadrunner Records, or for her collaborations with her husband, the acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. Those of you who haven’t heard […]
Daniel James Schlett is probably one of the best engineers I know under age thirty. I don’t say this because he works out of one of my favorite studios, Brooklyn’s Strange Weather Recording, but in spite of it. The more work he gets, the harder it is for me to book the place for myself. […]
Ari Picker, the singer and principal writer for Lost in the Trees was older than most students when he got started in the film scoring program at Berklee College. Now he’s 30, a recent graduate with a bachelor’s in music, and probably one of the only members of his class who has a record deal […]