March 20th, 2017 by Brian Speaker
A interior view of Dreamland Recording Studios.
In upstate New York, there is an old church with stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings where worshipers used to congregate for prayer.
In the 1980s, the building was forever changed into a world-class recording studio that has as unique of a sound Read more...
March 19th, 2017 by SonicScoop
Every weekend in March, we’ve been posting some of Justin Colletti’s best free music production video tutorials to help spread the word about his new course, “Mixing Breakthroughs”—which is getting rave reviews from readers.
This week, we’ve got some of his best tips on the most crucial, fundamental, Read more...
March 16th, 2017 by David Weiss
The dictionary definition of “collaboration” is “the action of working with someone to produce or create something.” But that’s clear just from looking at the word: “Co” + “labor” is right there, assembled in the finest Latin tradition.
Today, the whole point of music production teamwork is to take the Read more...
March 15th, 2017 by Jesse Klapholz
Jesse Klapholz‘ analysis of Rudy Van Gelder’s place in recorded music history is excerpted and adapted from his upcoming textbook, The New Cyclopedia of Jazz Recording Techniques.
It offers what may be considered a controversial take on the legendary recordist, but one worth considering and debating. These are the Read more...
March 14th, 2017 by Rob Dominiak
Upon first glance at the new Brainworx bx_rooMS plug-in I thought to myself: “Just what we need, yet another reverb plug-in.” However, being a curious person who is always looking for new creative tools, I decided to give it a try, and now bx_rooMS just might be my go-to reverb. Read more...
March 13th, 2017 by David Weiss
He gets it. Is there a bigger compliment you can give to the person piloting the place where you’re making music?
That’s the irreplaceable characteristic of Dan Walker that keeps his clients coming back to The Submarine. We first found out about Walker and his workflow when we were covering Read more...
March 12th, 2017 by Blake Madden
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, December 2, 2013.
For musicians of my generation, our first experiments with turning two cassette decks into a makeshift multi-track recording device—by dubbing the output of one deck into the input of the other while playing a new instrument—could Read more...
March 11th, 2017 by SonicScoop
Our new full-length “Mixing Breakthroughs” course with SonicScoop editor Justin Colletti is getting rave reviews, but you’re not able to buy it right now, Justin’s still got some great free videos for you:
For the rest of this month, we’re going to post some of Justin’s best free music production Read more...
March 9th, 2017 by Jason Moss
Room acoustics can be a pain in the you-know-what.
You’ve got to pay attention to them if you want your mixes to sound great. But taming them often seems like a black art.
Sure—there’s lots of information about acoustics scattered across the internet. But most of it is misguided, impractical, Read more...
March 8th, 2017 by Mike Major
Image by Flickr user Ville Hyvönen.
I would suspect that all of us have been to a concert and have experienced less-than-stellar sound.
I know that this happens quite a bit because concertgoers are quick to point it out:
“Dude! Did you go to the show?”
“Yeah, it was killer Read more...