Category Archives: Producers and Studios

Inside WNYC & WQXR’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, with its huge street-level windows, is fittingly public for a venue that’s run by New York Public Radio. Looking at the Greene Space from the street, you’re treated to a view straight into the heart of this 1,800-square-foot theater, making each show something of an open exhibition. Read more […]

Also posted in All Stories, January 2014, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 1 | Comments closed

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 […]

Also posted in All Stories, December 2013, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, Industry Trends, Music: Making it, Listening to it., Technology | Comments closed

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 […]

Also posted in All Stories, December 2013, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

Join “Scientist” Editor Justin Colletti at the 2013 AES Convention in NYC

It’s time for the AES convention—our favorite audio conference of the year. Once again, we’ll be hosting the Platinum Engineers Panel. Be there Friday, October 18, 2013. This special event is complementary with a free “exhibits plus” pass. Sign up to get yours by 5pm Tuesday, October 15. This time, our special guests include Chris […]

Also posted in All Stories, October 2013, Producer Profiles, SonicScoop | Comments closed

Local Recording Scenes: Machines with Magnets Attracts NYC Musicians to Providence, RI


About 5 minutes outside of the center of Providence, Rhode Island, there’s an old industrial mill town called Pawtucket. In the past decade it’s turned into a local center for arts, culture, and rock n’ roll. Local Venue/Recording Studio/Art Gallery, Machines with Magnets has become something of a destination. Read more about Machines with Magnets […]

Also posted in All Stories, October 2013, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

Print the Legend: Kevin Shields and My Bloody Valentine

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden “This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” – Mr. Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The legend of Kevin Shields is one of a tortured genius, a Salinger-like recluse incapable of handling the spoils of his one masterpiece, My […]

Also posted in All Stories, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, Producer Profiles, September 2013 | Comments closed

InputOutput Podcast: The Ian MacKaye Interview

As a member of seminal hardcore punk bands The Teen Idles, Minor Threat and Fugazi, and a founder of the pioneering indie label, Dischord Records, Ian MacKaye led a musical movement out of Washington, D.C. in the early 80s that continues to ignite and inspire bands all over the world. With Dischord as its engine, […]

Also posted in All Stories, August 2013, Industry Trends, Producer Profiles, Rants and Raves, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

New Studio Review: Strange Weather, Brooklyn

Generally, I try to stay objective when I write about new studios. But when it comes to East Williamsburg’s Strange Weather recording, I just wouldn’t be telling the whole story if I neglected to mention that it’s one of my favorite studios in New York. By extension, I suppose that makes it among my favorite recording rooms […]

Also posted in All Stories, June 2013, Most Popular, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 3 | Comments closed

How Long Is This Gonna Take? The Time and Cost of Recording a Full-Length Album

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Also posted in All Stories, Behind The Release, Featured Stories, Industry Trends, May 2013, Most Popular, Rants and Raves | Comments closed

New Studio Alert: Room 17 in Bushwick, Brooklyn

When Adam Lasus decided to partner up with Joe Rogers and Scott Porter at the new Room 17 in Brooklyn, it was something of a homecoming. Until high rents and new opportunities convinced him and his wife to move to LA in 2006, Lasus had run his Fireproof Recording Studio Ghostbusters-style, out of a converted 19th century firehouse in Red […]

Also posted in All Stories, May 2013, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 3 | Comments closed
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