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Master Plan: Airshow Mastering – Boulder, CO
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Master Plan: Airshow Mastering – Boulder, CO

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...

Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It
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Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It

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...

Tiny Lockers: 10 Microphones or Less — Explosion Robinson, NYC
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Tiny Lockers: 10 Microphones or Less — Explosion Robinson, NYC

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...

New Software Review: Reason Version 9 by Propellerhead
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New Software Review: Reason Version 9 by Propellerhead

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...

Going Pro: How to Turn Your Home Studio Into a Real Business
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Going Pro: How to Turn Your Home Studio Into a Real Business

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...

Film Focus: “Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album”
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Film Focus: “Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album”

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...

Video: Affordable Tube Condenser Mic Roundup
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Video: Affordable Tube Condenser Mic Roundup

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...

Specialty Studios: Hoboken HiFi Grows with a Reggae Focus
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Specialty Studios: Hoboken HiFi Grows with a Reggae Focus

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...

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