December 1st, 2016 by Mike Major
After my most recent post, “Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It”, was published here last week, I felt it was only fair to add some balance by speaking out about the favorable qualities of this rust-covered wonder.
For the first 15 years of my recording career, I Read more...
November 30th, 2016 by Brian Speaker
an experienced and trusted adviser.
2. adviser, guide, guru, counselor, consultant; confidant(e)
I first met the man who would become my mentor in March of 2015, when John Agnello, producer and engineer for Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Patti Smith and so many other artists Read more...
November 29th, 2016 by SonicScoop
SonicScoop’s Justin Colletti is back with an all new, free video tutorial series, thanks to our friends at B&H.
This time, Justin teams up with singer/songwriter Sulene at Braund Studios to demonstrate some of the most effective methods for a recording a great acoustic guitar sound with just a single Read more...
November 28th, 2016 by David Weiss
Is happiness your thing? Then Boulder beckons.
This Colorado town perched 5,430 feet above sea level has firmly established its reputation for all-around awesomeness. Accolades abound for the mountain municipality 25 miles northwest of Denver, including a #1 ranking on the Moneywatch list of “10 Happiest Cities,” #1 on Portfolio’s Read more...
November 24th, 2016 by Rich Bennett
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, November 3, 2013
Keys to the Kingdom
“Timber Tones” wooden guitar picks
In an expectant moment before my first guitar lesson, I quickly grabbed a pick out of the tin at the front desk of my local music store.
I Read more...
November 23rd, 2016 by Mike Major
Blast From The Past: Some of the devices necessary for music playback during the days that tape was king.
Few topics stir up as much strong emotion among audio professionals as analog tape can.
Musicians and engineers alike love to romanticize about how warm and musical tape sounds, how it Read more...
November 22nd, 2016 by SonicScoop
SonicScoop’s Justin Colletti is back for the third and final installment in his latest mic roundup series, thanks to our friends at B&H.
In the first two segments in this series, we looked at some high-end mics inspired by the classic AKG C12 and Neumann U47 designs, as well as Read more...
November 21st, 2016 by David Weiss
Choices, choices, choices. Book time to track at most any pro recording studio, and they’ll proudly show you a mic locker with dozens of omnis, ribbons, LDC’s and 123’s.
But what happens when there aren’t a million choices for capturing sound? As any experienced engineer knows, the limitations are often Read more...
November 17th, 2016 by John Jagos
I’ve always been a big fan of Propellerhead’s Reason software. Though I never fully understood all its ins and outs in the past, I still regularly used it as a synth engine and as a Rewire tool within Ableton.
With Reason, Propellerhead created a platform that seems to have convinced Read more...
November 16th, 2016 by Jacob Roach
The author, Jacob Roach, earning his keep in his own modest, yet effective, recording studio.
Every year, recording technology continues to become cheaper and more accessible than ever before.
Along with this increase in accessibility however, comes a shift in business model for commercial and home studios alike.
Gone are Read more...