Category Archives: Producers and Studios

The Studio as an Instrument

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 […]

Also posted in Behind The Release, Featured Stories, October 2012, Producer Profiles | Comments closed

In Defense of Pre-Production

Courtesy of Flickr User "Stacie Stacie Stacie"

Among self-financed musicians, pre-production is arguably the most neglected step of the recording process. This is a regrettable state of affairs, but it’s also easy to understand. The reality is that many new artists skip or gloss over this step because they don’t yet realize how much it matters. Despite being the least expensive part […]

Also posted in Featured Stories, Industry Trends, Rants and Raves, September 2012 | Comments closed

The Bob Power Interview (Podcast Link)

In this episode of Input|Output, Geoff and Eli interview legendary “Soul Music Producer” Bob Power. In the 80s, 90s, and 00s, Power worked with some of the most influential artists of the Hip Hop and R&B world, including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, India Arie and Meshell Ndegeocello. The hosts […]

Also posted in Producer Profiles, September 2012, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

The Quirky Habits of Great Mixers

Anyone who has worked on enough records knows that it’s not the tools that make a great mix, but the way that they’re used. And in a day and age where great-sounding gear has become something of a commodity – an assumed baseline rather than a unique and unusual selling point – the benefits of […]

Also posted in Rants and Raves, September 2012, SonicScoop, Studio Skillset, Sub-Feature 2 | Comments closed

New Studio Openings: Degraw Sound in Gowanus, Brooklyn


When we last checked in with producer/engineer Ben Rice, he was working out of a “glorified home studio” called Newkirk Recording, where he tracked indie rock bands like The Mooney Suzuki, as well as an assortment of aspiring singer-songwriters and small jazz groups. Since then, business has been brisk enough that Rice has decided to […]

Also posted in July 2012, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 3 | Comments closed

Producer Profiles: The Godfather of Eurodisco – Giorgio Moroder

All business: Giorgio Moroder

This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden Who is Giorgio Moroder? The name may seem vaguely familiar, but it doesn’t stick. He makes jeans, no wait, fragrances, right? (If you guessed luxury sports cars, you’d at least be half-right.) Moroder is a producer and songwriter by trade, but a taste-maker by destiny. He […]

Also posted in Featured Stories, July 2012, Producer Profiles | Comments closed

Self-Recording Artists: Who, Why & How

One of the inescapable realities of the music industry in the 21st century is that more musicians are recording themselves today than ever before. Some engineers and studio owners lament this trend, citing shrinking budgets, dwindling audio fidelity – even the decimation of genres that rely on the sound of seasoned musicians coming together in […]

Also posted in Industry Trends, June 2012, Producer Profiles, SonicScoop, Sub-Feature 4 | Comments closed

The Best of Both Worlds: “Mid-Fi” Recording with DIIV & Daniel James Schlett

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. […]

Also posted in All Stories, Behind The Release, May 2012, Producer Profiles, Sub-Feature 1 | Comments closed

DFA Studios Opens Its Doors To Outsiders

DFA Studios, the house that LCD Soundsystem built, is now open to the public. This month, DFA Studios opens its doors to the outsiders for the first time. It’s a big change for the space, which is located near the upper limits of New York City’s West Village. For years, it had been a private […]

Also posted in All Stories, April 2012, SonicScoop, Studio Tour, Sub-Feature 3 | Comments closed

Producer Profile: Flood


This is a post by associate editor Blake Madden. Single-name monikers are usually reserved for larger-than-life personalities. British producer Flood however, keeps a low, almost anonymous profile. It’s his work that gets all the hype. Since his first noteworthy assignment as assistant engineer on New Order’s debut album over 30 years ago, Flood’s resume has […]

Also posted in All Stories, Featured Stories, Guest Posts, March 2012, Most Popular, Producer Profiles | Comments closed
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