April 17th, 2017 by David Weiss
There comes a time at a studio when change isn’t just desirable – it’s essential.
For Frequency Recording in White Plains, NY, that time arrived in 2016. A combo of Dangerous summing/monitoring and a Mackie control surface, converged with studio founder Rich Fabrizio’s considerable engineering expertise, had brought the 1,400 Read more...
February 9th, 2017 by Justin Colletti
Tatiana Moroz, a well-known proponent of Bitcoin, is using “blockchain” technology to fund her latest album, for a remarkably low-fee alternative to conventional crowdfunding campaigns.
Singer/songwriter and Blockchain advocate Tatiana Moroz has an enthusiasm for Bitcoin that is infectious.
Even I, a longtime Bitcoin skeptic, find myself nodding in agreement Read more...
January 24th, 2017 by Mike Major
When you auto-tune a blue note, what color does it become?
Sarah Vaughan, pictured here happily singing in an age before auto-tuning software, knew that making subtle choices in pitch was part of the performance.
Auto. Tune. These two simple words, whenever used together and in succession, make my skin Read more...
May 23rd, 2016 by David Weiss
This plugin started with a playlist.
When the Boston-based developer iZotope committed to creating an all-in-one vocal processing plugin, the first step had nothing to do with writing code. Instead, the design team compiled a big playlist of songs present and past led by classic or innovative vocals, then began Read more...
May 16th, 2016 by David Weiss
I’ve found a magic way to make people raise their eyebrows: tell them that you just listened to a pair of headphones that cost $60,000.
I noticed that response again and again after informing people that I’d just heard Orpheus. If that name sounds familiar to you, then you know Read more...