Category Archives: Producers and Studios

Producer Profile: John McEntire

McEntire, the musician

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden. When we spoke, I kept hoping Chicago producer and musician John McEntire would regale me with tales of studio magic, or at least studio mischief. Did he ever mic drums from the top of a stairwell to try and get the booming sounds of his childhood […]

Also posted in All Stories, April 2013, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, Most Popular, Producer Profiles | Comments closed

Recording Studio Retreats – Spring 2013

Bustling cities like New York, L.A., San Francisco and Nashville may boast more recording studios per square foot than just about anywhere else on earth. With such high concentrations of talented professionals, it’s not surprising that so many commercial records are made, at least in part, inside of one of these major markets. Then there’s […]

Also posted in March 2013, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

Studio Tours: Dungeon Beach and Red Rock Recording

Red Rock Control Room

  Head over to SonicScoop to see two of our latest studio tours: Dungeon Beach, a new audio/video post house and 5.1 mix suite in Williamsburg Brooklyn, and Red Rock Recording, a 35-year veteran studio that embraces digital mixing while retaining old-school straight-to-two-track values.

Also posted in April 2013, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 3 | Comments closed

Acoustic Treatment for the Small Studio

As high-quality audio gear becomes ever more affordable, software emulations nip at the heels of some of the most coveted audio hardware, and much of the basic knowledge of the audio field becomes widely disseminated through the web, professional studios still offer more than a few major benefits. The first among them is the skill […]

Also posted in All Stories, Back Issues, Beyond The Basics, February 2013, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 1 | Comments closed

Should Recording Studios Advertise Their Rates? (And How Much Should They Charge?)

One of the most common questions I get from new studio owners is whether or not they should advertise their rates on their websites. I’ve visited, worked at, and written about a lot of recording studios over the years and there seems to be no standard answer to this question. But in this issue of […]

Also posted in All Stories, Featured Stories, Industry Trends, January 2013, Most Popular, Studio Tour | Comments closed

A Point of Departure with Producer Scott Solter

Scott Solter

This is a guest post by musician Daniel Shuman “I wasn’t interested in recording music because I particularly enjoyed putting up microphones,” says producer and engineer Scott Solter. “I wasn’t somebody who understood anything technical about audio – or anything technical at all.” This might come as something of a surprise to anyone who has […]

Also posted in December 2012, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, Producer Profiles | Comments closed

Music Spaces Hit Hard By Sandy – Here’s How You Can Help


Music community spaces including WFMU, The South Sound, Norton Records, New Amsterdam Records and Tape Kitchen were devastated by hurricane Sandy last week. Find out what you can do to help. When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard last week, it brought with it 90-mph winds, 40-foot high waves, and in some areas, 15 inches […]

Also posted in December 2012, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

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.

Also posted in November 2012, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 1 | Comments closed

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 […]

Also posted in November 2012, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 4 | 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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