Category Archives: Sub-Feature 3

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 | Comments closed

Dave Grohl’s Sound City: A Music Movie Review

Towards the end of Dave Grohl’s directorial debut, the rock documentary Sound City, drummer Mick Fleetwood warns us about “the downside” to all the technological advances that have so changed the face of music production: That they might lead a person into “thinking that ‘I can do this all on my own.’” “Yes, you can […]

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

Behind The Release: Philip Glass Rework

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 […]

Also posted in All Stories, Back Issues, Behind The Release, February 2013 | Comments closed

Plugin Review: iZotope Trash 2

Today’s audio processors tend to fall into two broad categories: Those that try to recreate the past, and those that tire of it. iZotope’s new Trash 2 plugin falls squarely in that second camp. iZotope released the original Trash plugin in back in 2003, and it was marketed as a multi-band distortion unit. The new […]

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New Technology Highlights from AES 2012

The AES Convention has always been a time for new product announcements, and this year was no different. Although there were markedly fewer exhibitors this year than usual, almost all of the companies that did show up seemed to be announcing new tools, which ranged from the practical to the idealistic to the downright unexpected. […]

Also posted in Gear Reviews, Industry Trends, November 2012, SonicScoop | Comments closed

Plugin Roundups: Workhorse Compressors and Frequency Analyzers

This month, we wrote two plugin roundups and published them first on SonicScoop. Click to read all about Alternative Workhorse Compressors and Frequency Analyzers and Metering Tools.

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

The Big List of Free Pro Tools Plugins

For a long time, it’s been easy to find a whole world of free VST and AU plugins on the web. But for users of Pro Tools – arguably the most popular professional DAW in the U.S. – pickings have always been a bit slimmer. Due to Avid’s exacting standards, fewer plugins have been written […]

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

Plugin Review: The PSP BussPressor

PSPaudioware is an unassuming little plugin developer based in Poland. Their marketing materials are slim, they lack the pervasive press coverage of the largest brands, and they keep their GUIs plain and efficient and their prices low. But despite their boutique size and project-studio pricepoints, I’m consistently surprised to find that PSP is making some […]

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

Industry Intel: Recording Engineer Salaries (By Industry and Region)

Despite stories of big studio closures and contracting CD sales over the last decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests that the audio engineering profession has grown considerably since 1999. Although competition remains fierce and growth is expected to slow , median annual incomes have increased in recent years, rising from $30,000 to […]

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