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Gear Choices That Matter: How a Studio Found Its Sound
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Gear Choices That Matter: How a Studio Found Its Sound

Does the equipment in the studio matter more…or is it the engineering talent that oversees it?

The machines are useless without the people that wield them, of course. But enter any competitive recording or mixing studio, and you’re bound to see at least a few select pieces of hardware that Read more...

The Keys to Enhancing Creative Flow In Your Studio
Tips & Tutorials

The Keys to Enhancing Creative Flow In Your Studio

The author, Jeremy Steckel (left) coaching a client in his own studio, Revelator Sound.

The audio production world is an endlessly diverse and fascinating place, filled with all sorts of tastes and personalities. Because of this, it’s an impossibility to expect all techniques and approaches to resonate equally with everyone Read more...

6 of the Best Saturation Plugins on the Market
Gear Roundups

6 of the Best Saturation Plugins on the Market

Over the years, I’ve come into the possession of countless plugins. Some have been great investments, while others have made their way to the bottom of my production toolkit, never to be seen again. In particular, I’ve found that saturation plugins can be extremely hit or miss.

There’s no such Read more...

New Gear Review: Luke Audio AL-Y56 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Luke Audio AL-Y56 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser

Because of its interchangeable capsules, the AL-Y56 from Luke Audio offers the distinct tonalities of not one, not two, but three different microphones.

One of the most exciting aspects of the recording industry over the past decade is the emergence of talented designers and engineers founding new boutique audio companies. Read more...

Book Review: “The Storyteller’s Dilemma—Overcoming the Challenges in the Digital Media Age”
Music Business

Book Review: “The Storyteller’s Dilemma—Overcoming the Challenges in the Digital Media Age”

When your job involves content creation, it’s easy to fall victim to tunnel vision. Producing competitive video and/or audio that will win the race for eyeballs can become all encompassing. Simultaneously honing your craft while tracking the big picture can feel exhausting, if not impossible.

The Storyteller’s Dilemma: Overcoming the Read more...

3D Sound: How to Make a Record Using a Binaural Head [With Video]
Tips & Tutorials

3D Sound: How to Make a Record Using a Binaural Head [With Video]

3D sound recording and mixing is seeing a fast expansion. There’s a plethora of plugins—more every day—that will help audio engineers to place ambisonic audio all over the place working in the box (ITB). But there are other classic techniques available for creating immersive effects.

In this world premiere video Read more...

Studio Tour: Oktaven Audio in Mount Vernon, NY
Studio Tours

Studio Tour: Oktaven Audio in Mount Vernon, NY

A view of the live room at the new Oktaven studio in Mount Vernon, NY, complete with a Hamburg Steinway D grand piano.

There’s nothing more stressful than moving out of your old home. It’s not only a physically demanding process, but it can be difficult to leave behind so Read more...

New Gear Review: Heritage MCM20.4 Summing Mixer
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Heritage MCM20.4 Summing Mixer

Heritage Audio provides a feature-packed solution for analog summing with the MCM20.4.

Although founded in 2011 and still a fairly new company, Heritage Audio of Madrid, Spain is quickly becoming a household name in the pro audio industry.

Known mostly for their handmade, accurate reproductions of classic vintage Neve modules, Read more...

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