November 28th, 2016 by David Weiss
Is happiness your thing? Then Boulder beckons.
This Colorado town perched 5,430 feet above sea level has firmly established its reputation for all-around awesomeness. Accolades abound for the mountain municipality 25 miles northwest of Denver, including a #1 ranking on the Moneywatch list of “10 Happiest Cities,” #1 on Portfolio’s Read more...
November 24th, 2016 by Rich Bennett
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, November 3, 2013
Keys to the Kingdom
“Timber Tones” wooden guitar picks
In an expectant moment before my first guitar lesson, I quickly grabbed a pick out of the tin at the front desk of my local music store.
I Read more...
November 23rd, 2016 by Mike Major
Blast From The Past: Some of the devices necessary for music playback during the days that tape was king.
Few topics stir up as much strong emotion among audio professionals as analog tape can.
Musicians and engineers alike love to romanticize about how warm and musical tape sounds, how it Read more...
November 22nd, 2016 by SonicScoop
SonicScoop’s Justin Colletti is back for the third and final installment in his latest mic roundup series, thanks to our friends at B&H.
In the first two segments in this series, we looked at some high-end mics inspired by the classic AKG C12 and Neumann U47 designs, as well as Read more...
November 21st, 2016 by David Weiss
Choices, choices, choices. Book time to track at most any pro recording studio, and they’ll proudly show you a mic locker with dozens of omnis, ribbons, LDC’s and 123’s.
But what happens when there aren’t a million choices for capturing sound? As any experienced engineer knows, the limitations are often Read more...
November 17th, 2016 by John Jagos
I’ve always been a big fan of Propellerhead’s Reason software. Though I never fully understood all its ins and outs in the past, I still regularly used it as a synth engine and as a Rewire tool within Ableton.
With Reason, Propellerhead created a platform that seems to have convinced Read more...
November 16th, 2016 by Jacob Roach
The author, Jacob Roach, earning his keep in his own modest, yet effective, recording studio.
Every year, recording technology continues to become cheaper and more accessible than ever before.
Along with this increase in accessibility however, comes a shift in business model for commercial and home studios alike.
Gone are Read more...
November 15th, 2016 by David Weiss
Scott Freiman’s latest film on The Beatles’ classic White Album hits theaters Wednesday, November 16th, 2016.
Will The Beatles ever get old? To those who connect with the massive charisma of the men and their music, all things Fab Four means endless fascination.
A flurry of recent films focusing on Read more...
November 15th, 2016 by SonicScoop
SonicScoop’s Justin Colletti is back yet again for another great mic roundup, this time featuring some very affordable tube condenser mics, thanks to our friends at B&H.
Last time, we looked at the top end of the spectrum, trying out some high-end mics inspired by the classic AKG C12 and Read more...
November 14th, 2016 by David Weiss
There’s a studio in Seacaucus, NJ that goes by the dislocated name of Hoboken HiFi.
That juxtaposition isn’t so strange when you consider the facility’s founder, a Northeasterner named Jim the Boss who was weaned on Sinatra and punk rock before falling hopelessly in love with reggae. He started a Read more...