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Affordable Studio Upgrades: House of Cha Cha – Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Studio Business

Affordable Studio Upgrades: House of Cha Cha – Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Ready to change your space? Grammy-nominated producer, (re-)mixer, bassist and composer Ben Rubin (aka Benny Cha Cha) certainly was at the beginning of 2015, with just one issue – he didn’t have an unlimited budget to overhaul his studio. Trying to buy that magic plugin or piece of hardware would have been the easy path, […]

Latest Realignment at Avid Raises New Concerns
Opinion

Latest Realignment at Avid Raises New Concerns

The post-NAMM hangover is hitting some harder than others, as Avid employees this week were forced to endure more pain. Anxiety about the company’s long-term viability and customer commitment is swirling anew, with word quickly spreading on Wednesday about a fresh round of firings at the company. According to an article on Pro Tools Expert, […]

Tracking Best Practices: Recording Cello at Studio Trilogy — San Francisco
Recording

Tracking Best Practices: Recording Cello at Studio Trilogy — San Francisco

“Detailed listening skills” – how many projects do you have that test yours? Audio engineer Justin Lieberman just had one at San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy, while recording the debut album A Dué Celli (visit the link for audio examples) by the duo of Meta Weiss and David Requiro. The record was produced by former Kronos […]

Infrasonic Sound Adds Mastering Engineer Dave Gardner
News

Infrasonic Sound Adds Mastering Engineer Dave Gardner

A midwestern mastering master has moved all the way to West. LA-based audio and vinyl mastering studio Infrasonic Sound has announced the addition of engineer Dave Gardner to its staff. Gardner is known for being the founder of Magneto Mastering in Minneapolis, bringing over 17 years of experience to his new position at Infrasonic. Gardner […]

Michael James Part II — His 138 Studio Tools for Mixing Hits
Mixing

Michael James Part II — His 138 Studio Tools for Mixing Hits

When we last saw Michael James, he had just given us can’t-miss information from his Simi Valley, CA studio. Fresh off his double #1 hit of the song “Estrellas Rotas” from Kalimba’s latest Cena Para Desayunar (Sony Music), James shared his 5 can’t-miss-mix tips and a lot more in our “Making the Mix Room.” James feels […]

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