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...
June 8th, 2015 by David Weiss
How do you say goodbye?
Gaze your ears upon The Looking.
Carter, the foundation of The Looking, knew he had to depart his creative home. Astraea Studios on upper Broadway, would end a long run of tracking and mixing for him and his bandmates – a beloved 3,000 sq. ft. Read more...
April 27th, 2015 by David Weiss
In this exclusive video series for SonicScoop, Producer/Engineer Matty Amendola takes you behind the scenes to share his signature techniques for crafting a great mix.
Working in a true hybrid analog/digital setup, he demonstrates a wealth of tips, tricks, and fresh ideas. In easy-to-follow fashion, Amendola walks you through the Read more...
May 27th, 2014 by Rich Crescenti
As engineers, we are constantly tasked with making quick, important decisions in the early stages of tracking that heavily influence the final outcome.
AKG C-414 on a kick drum with a solid front head. Not for big rock kick sounds, but this session had a softer, acoustic feel. Lots of Read more...
May 11th, 2014 by David Weiss
Don’t talk to Silas Hite about a trademark sound – he’s got several of them.
Silas Hite and one of his indispensable tools of the trade. (All photos by: David Broach)
Once you get inside of the studio of this prolific LA-based composer, however, it’s easy to see how he Read more...