Stewart Lerman on Sharon Van Etten, Modern Big Band, and What Makes Good Studios Great

April 3, 2014 by  

Stewart Lerman on Sharon Van Etten, Modern Big Band, and What Makes Good Studios Great

GRAMMY-winning engineer talks Boardwalk Empire, reverse commutes & technological change.

Chris Caswell on Playing the GRAMMYs with Daft Punk and The Beatles

February 13, 2014 by  

Chris Caswell on Playing the GRAMMYs with Daft Punk and The Beatles

Imagine getting a last minute call from Don Was to play with The Beatles?

Music in 5.1 Dimensions: How the Best Surround Mixers Approach the Soundstage

January 21, 2014 by  

Music in 5.1 Dimensions: How the Best Surround Mixers Approach the Soundstage

We talked to some of the best surround mixers in the business, including Bob Clearmountain, Frank Filipetti, David Fridmann, Keith O. Johnson and Nick Davis, about how to master mixing in surround.

The Best Electric Basses for the Recording Studio

January 9, 2014 by  

The Best Electric Basses for the Recording Studio

It’s hard to make a great pop song without a great bass line, and it’s hard to do a great bass line justice without a great bass sound.

NYC Indie Labels: Captured Tracks — Instinct, Intellect, and Artistic Expansion

January 5, 2014 by  

NYC Indie Labels: Captured Tracks — Instinct, Intellect, and Artistic Expansion

Now entering its 5th year, this label is one of NYC’s fastest-growing, and has just opened its own retail location in Greenpoint.

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud

December 19, 2013 by  

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud

It’s a portable, “studio quality” monitor and practice amp designed for musicians and audiophiles. Looks cool — so how does it sound?

Inside WNYC & WQXR’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

December 8, 2013 by  

Inside WNYC & WQXR’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

WNYC’s Greene Space is a flexible multimedia venue.

Live Venue View: Barbés – Music that Breaks Boundaries

November 21, 2013 by  

Live Venue View: Barbés – Music that Breaks Boundaries

Audiences crowd in to this small venue in Park Slope, now in its 11th year.

Recording Retreats: Pilot Recording Studios, Berkshire County in Western MA

November 17, 2013 by  

Recording Retreats: Pilot Recording Studios, Berkshire County in Western MA

After exiting Chelsea, Will Schillinger’s masterful new studio occupies a former church.

The Uninsured Musician’s Guide to The Affordable Care Act

October 16, 2013 by  

The Uninsured Musician’s Guide to The Affordable Care Act

It’s time to get acquainted with the changes that are beginning right now.

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