March 20th, 2017 by Brian Speaker
A interior view of Dreamland Recording Studios.
In upstate New York, there is an old church with stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings where worshipers used to congregate for prayer.
In the 1980s, the building was forever changed into a world-class recording studio that has as unique of a sound 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...
September 14th, 2016 by Brian Speaker
From The Hook to The Bridge
New York City has long been a home to talented artists, musicians, engineers, producers and world renowned recording studios. But in this age of acceleration, in which recording budgets have shrunk while urban real estate markets have sky rocketed, the era of the large Read more...
February 18th, 2016 by Brian Speaker
A classic file photo of Mass Giorgini in the 1990s. For pictures of Mass today—plus images of his drum setup—see part I of this interview.
Tips for tracking dynamite drums await in Part II of Brian Speaker’s interview with musician, producer, engineer, and punk rock legend Massimiliano “Mass” Giorgini.
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February 1st, 2016 by Brian Speaker
In a small town in middle America is an intimate recording studio that has been a cornerstone in the Punk Rock history books. Sonic Iguana is run by musician, producer, engineer, Massimiliano “Mass” Giorgini.
Mass Giorgini has a unique perspective on punk in the studio.
Girorgini began as a musician Read more...