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Key to Keys: Dave Kutch, Mastering

Key to Keys: Dave Kutch, Mastering

Dave Kutch, the intrepid mastering engineer who setup a temporary mastering suite in the live room at The Oven to master Alicia Keys’ As I Am, has done it all again for her new record, The Element of Freedom.

Dave Kutch at his mastering desk setup in The Oven's live Read more...

Sweet Spot: Mighty Toad Studios With Craig Dreyer

Sweet Spot: Mighty Toad Studios With Craig Dreyer

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: SonicScoop recently connected with salt-of-the-earth producer/engineer Craig Dreyer who’s been working on a new record with singer/songwriter Brenda Kahn at his Mighty Toad Studios in Brooklyn. Excited by the prospect of a new record from Kahn, who’s been on hiatus since her ’99 record Hunger, we Read more...

Scofield Session Launches NYU’s New Storyk-Designed Studio Complex

Scofield Session Launches NYU’s New Storyk-Designed Studio Complex

GREENWICH VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: NYU’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the Steinhardt School just cut the ribbon on a new 7,500-sq-ft recording studio and music production/educational complex. SonicScoop was there on opening day, and toured the new “James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio,” as John Scofield  & ensemble Read more...

Golden Ears in Training: Masterdisk Launches “Indie” Division

Golden Ears in Training: Masterdisk Launches “Indie” Division

Pictured with Scott Hull (left) are Jeff Reeves and Alex DeTurk, both Masterdisk Indie engineers who work in Hull’s suite.

MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN: Scott Hull officially launched his new venture, Masterdisk Indie, this week.

The acclaimed mastering engineer — who came up at Masterdisk, later opened Scott Hull Mastering, and Read more...

Gear Goes Mental/Transcendental: Brooklyn Audio Rentals

Gear Goes Mental/Transcendental: Brooklyn Audio Rentals

GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN: You WILL rent a Distressor from this woman. But that’s not just because Valerie Gentile is the most badass audio rental specialist to hit the five boroughs in some time, but because sometimes renting gear is a darn good idea.

Artists who aren’t aware that they may have Read more...

Soundcheck: Orba Squara at the Knitting Factory

Soundcheck: Orba Squara at the Knitting Factory

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: If you’re in the mood for a drink or three, you could do a lot worse than the spacious bar at the front of the Knitting Factory’s new Williamsburg locale. On a recent Saturday night, it was the perfect place to kick back with a rum & Read more...

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