Category Archives: Sub-Feature 1

InputOutput Podcast: David Lowery and the Future of Artists’ Rights

In this episode of InputOutput, Geoff and Eli talk to David Lowery, the former frontman for Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, who is now an economics professor at the University of Georgia. Last summer, Lowrey wrote an open letter to Emily White, an NPR intern who claimed to have had almost 12,000 songs in her personal library, […]

Also posted in Industry Trends, March 2013, Most Popular, SonicScoop | 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 | Comments closed

Soundproofing the Small Studio


For one reason or another, whether it’s for culture, commerce or community, people all around the world have huddled closer to one another with every passing year. In 1900, fewer than 40% of Americans lived in and around urban areas. By the year 2000, that portion had nearly doubled, and today roughly 80% of Americans […]

Also posted in Beyond The Basics, December 2012, SonicScoop | 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 | 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 | Comments closed

Producers Weigh In On Kickstarter Recording Budgets

Over the past two years, crowdfunding – whether it’s through Kickstarter, Indiegogo, PledgeMusic, or a custom page on an artist’s website – has grown at a rate that’s impossible to ignore. At the current pace, contributions to Kickstarter campaigns alone are expected to account for over $150 million in arts funding in 2012. That’s more […]

Also posted in Industry Trends, September 2012, SonicScoop | Comments closed

The Best Extreme and Unusual Compressor Plugins

For years there have been plenty of compressors plugins on the market that offer tremendously clean and transparent dynamic control. Later on came countless emulations of the classics, which seem have to become progressively more convincing with each iteration. But what about compressors that offer something a little more extreme and out-of-the-ordinary? Sure, a Fairchild […]

Also posted in August 2012, Gear Reviews, SonicScoop | Comments closed

A Guide to Popular Studio Headphones


Headphones are more popular now than ever – And today’s music fans aren’t just listening on cheap earbuds. Although the consumer audio sector didn’t perform particularly well in the great recession, Hi-Fi headphones were the one category to boldly defy that trend. While the rest of the market dropped by 14% sales of headphones grew […]

Also posted in Gear Reviews, July 2012 | Comments closed

Behind The Release: Beach House Bloom

The Sound On their latest release, Bloom, Beach House picks a mood and sticks with it in earnest. To their fans, that atmosphere is sure to be a familiar one, and record reviews are abuzz this week with all the expected adjectives – hypnotic, aching, sultry, languid. “Lovely as it is,” writes Jennifer Kelly for […]

Also posted in June 2012, SonicScoop | 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 | Comments closed
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