May 4th, 2016 by SonicScoop
Check out part 2 of our interview with the legendary producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli. In this part of their B&H interview series, Chiccarelli talks with SonicScoop editor Justin Colletti about some of his favorite audio gear and special techniques.
Also see part 1 on tracking and mixing, and stay tuned for Read more...
May 3rd, 2016 by Andrew Koss
The ROLI Seaboard RISE 49
Let’s just get this out of the way before we dive into everything that is the Roli Seaboard Rise 49: This has got to be one of the, if not the, sexiest looking “keyboard” that has ever come out.
Roli must have taken Read more...
May 2nd, 2016 by David Weiss
It’s safe to say that sound saved Scott Eric Olivier.
His sheer determination to make an audio impact revealed itself at the tender age of eight, when a rare hip disorder forced him to put his young mind to work while his body healed. The result was an early fascination Read more...
April 28th, 2016 by Bruno Cubero
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist on April 15, 2013.
If you page through the calendars of South American music festivals, the lineups may seem familiar. Whether in Santiago, Monterrey, Bogotá or San José, you’ll find bands like The Killers, Pearl Jam, DIIV, The Black Keys, Read more...
April 27th, 2016 by Julian Tardo
One useful approach to recording is to take a cue from the principles of product design and start asking different questions: What values do you want the final product to embody? How do you want the end user to feel?
Instead of just “seeing where things go”, you can close Read more...
April 26th, 2016 by Marc Alan Goodman
The Drawmer 1978 Stereo Tone-Shaping FET compressor.
Drawmer have been in the audio game for quite a while.
In 1982, they released the DS201 gate, and by the time I started recording music it was already considered a staple for over a decade.
By the time I began taking things Read more...
April 25th, 2016 by David Weiss
Here’s a mega audio facility for you: the whole freakin’ planet.
That’s where location sound mixer Noel Dannemiller clocks in every day to ply his audio trade. From Greece to Greenland to the Caribbean, and even in his own backyard of Akron, Ohio, Dannemiller keeps extremely busy. And you’ve heard Read more...
April 22nd, 2016 by David Weiss
Usually a journalist has to dive into a lot of research when they write about an artist. Not this time.
My research for the hugely influential artist Prince, who passed away today, April 21, starts with my life. The early moments of my adolescence, that time when you’re becoming aware Read more...
April 21st, 2016 by Jay Sherman-Godfrey
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist on April 2, 2012.
As long as I’ve been a musician, I’ve enjoyed reading about music almost as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.
My bookshelf and record collection have grown together, one informing the other, and I’ve discovered that Read more...
April 20th, 2016 by Mark Bassett
A before (red) and after (black) comparison of a well-mastered track, played back at the same loudness level.
The only way to determine whether or not a track sounds good is to listen to it. Measuring it won’t cut it, nor will staring at a waveform on a screen.
This Read more...