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Back At Manhattan Center, Hardgroove Opens The Fuse Box

Back At Manhattan Center, Hardgroove Opens The Fuse Box

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: Public Enemy musician/producer Brian Hardgroove has returned to Manhattan Center, the 34th Street entertainment and studio complex where he came up as an assistant in the 90s. Hardgroove has taken over and reconfigured Studio 4, renaming it “The Fuse Box,” after his nationally syndicated radio show, which will Read more...

Rick Slater’s Deconstructing the Project: Part II – Tracking!

Rick Slater’s Deconstructing the Project: Part II – Tracking!

Second in a series of in-studio tutorials by Rick Slater, NYC Producer/Engineer/Warrior. Check out Part I: Pre-Pre-Production HERE.

Rick Slater

By now, the decision of which tracking facility to use has finally been made. In a delicate balance between vibe, gear, and cost, the ultimate studio for the task Read more...

Review: Celemony Melodyne Editor

Review: Celemony Melodyne Editor

While Antares Auto-Tune has inspired plenty of musical garbage, as well as comedy gold (such as YouTube sensation Auto-Tune the News), Celemony Melodyne first came to us as a sort of Auto-Tune on growth hormones. It offered not only pitch correction, but also the editing of note length and timing Read more...

Brooklyn to Babylon: Shinobi Ninja Attacks Via Social Media Apps

Brooklyn to Babylon: Shinobi Ninja Attacks Via Social Media Apps

Once upon a time, you would have been hard pressed to find a band that talked enthusiastically about its “intellectual content” or “digital assets.”But now, an artist’s ability to produce multimedia content and propagate it across multiple platforms, is considered an enormous leg up with potential investors or record labels. Read more...

Josh Clark’s Indie Recording Tips: DIY Tracking Basics

Josh Clark’s Indie Recording Tips: DIY Tracking Basics

By Josh Clark

So you’re a band or musician that needs to record. Cheaply. You have a rehearsal space with a reasonable level of isolation and some basic recording gear. It can be done, but as easily as it could sound great, it could also come out sounding terrible.

Josh Read more...

Sear Sound’s New Studio D Is MOOG Heaven

Sear Sound’s New Studio D Is MOOG Heaven

MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN: Seems like new, small- to mid-sized rooms are blooming again in NYC. Just in time for spring, Sear Sound has opened up Studio D, an analog/digital hybrid room that adds a welcome new dimension to the city’s offerings.

A mix/edit/overdub suite, Studio D stands out for a few Read more...

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