August 24th, 2016 by Kallie Marie
Even if the name Diego Stocco doesn’t ring a bell, chances are that you know his work.
If you have ever used Spectrasonics’ instruments like Omnisphere, Atmosphere, Stylus or RMX, you’ve likely been working with some of his creations, as Stocco serves as one of their principal sound Read more...
August 23rd, 2016 by Dan Gluszak
The third annual Pensado Awards took place this past Saturday, August 20th. See below for a list of winners and a slideshow from the event. All photos by Chris Schmitt Photography.
Saturday, August 20th, 2016 marked the 3rd Annual Pensado Awards, the second of which I’ve had the pleasure of Read more...
August 22nd, 2016 by David Weiss
Here was a mix project that Ryan Kelly could really get excited about.
This is one multitasking engineer, whose remarkably diverse credits range from Beyoncé, Matisyahu, Nico Muhly, Opeth, Slash, Valgeir Sigurðsson, and Tom Morello to film scores like Elliot Goldenthal’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and touring the world live Read more...
August 18th, 2016 by Scott Craggs
In this classic Trust Me, I’m a Scientist post from August 8, 2011, Scott Craggs of Old Colony Mastering provides an easy pre-mastering checklist to help improve any mix.
Scott Craggs of Old Colony Mastering Studio at work. Photo by Lindsay Metivier.
As a mastering engineer, I’m pretty convinced I Read more...
The Dizengoff D865 Varimu compressor.
Chicago-based Dizengoff Audio has created quite a buzz for itself by by making shockingly affordable recreations of classic gear with mostly locally-sourced components.
You could think of it as something like “farm-to-table” audio, and the care taken by this new outfit’s designers and builders really Read more...
August 16th, 2016 by Garion Wells
Jason Whitton performs in the live room at Bergatron Music.
Located in North Hollywood, California, Bergatron Music & Post boasts a large selection of analog outboard gear, microphones, and instruments. But the gear isn’t what brings people to this small, sharp-looking studio—it’s all about the experience.
Hidden in the backyard Read more...
August 15th, 2016 by David Weiss
In many ways, the studio economy is a rental economy across the board. Many studios rent their spaces from a landlord. Artists and producers that don’t own a studio, or want to use a different one than their personal facility, rent a recording/mixing/mastering in the form of studio time. They Read more...
August 11th, 2016 by Blake Madden
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, August 1, 2011.
Joy Division was something of an anomaly.
Existing for fewer than four years and releasing only two albums in 1979 and 1980, the band continues to remain intriguing, relevant, and influential to new generations of musicians and Read more...
August 10th, 2016 by Julian Tardo
The Wilkinson Audio DeBleeder offers an innovative and effective take on noise-gating, designed specifically for drum tracks.
When it comes to recording and mixing acoustic drums in the context of modern, punchy record production, a key difficulty is sufficiently isolating individual drums for processing and beefing up.
Bleed (or “spill”) Read more...
August 9th, 2016 by Matthew Wang
Guitarists are often tweakers, dedicating hours of research and practice to get the best possible tones and comfort from their instruments.
Electric guitarists will audition countless amps, speaker cabinets, individual speakers, picks, strings, and more as they continue on the never-ending search for great tone making some of us acoustic Read more...