March 17th, 2016 by Brian Bender
An early banner from EastWest, promoting their new subscription-based instrument library, Composer Cloud.
It’s funny. For as inextricably tied to technology as we studio rats are, there is often a distinct a trend towards neo-luddism with regards to the advancement of technology in the field.
I find myself hugely guilty Read more...
June 17th, 2015 by Brian Bender
All 3 Pocket Operators by Teenage Engineering,
I always get dark when people refer to studio kit as “toys”. Especially when you save up the pennies to finally cop some new dopeshit microphone or some flavor of compression you didn’t previously have covered, and some well-intentioned friend offers congratulations for Read more...
April 21st, 2014 by Zach McNees
First in a series, where busy producers/mixers/engineers provide tips and techniques on their top studio tools.
When it comes to gear, engineers, producers and musicians are creatures of habit. When I find a piece of gear, or a plug-in with a killer sound that works consistently from project to project, Read more...
October 2nd, 2013 by Brian Bender
My assistant recently left the rotation in the studio here to begin as a freelancer after three-and-a-half years of faithful service. We were both bummed but it was the right thing to do for his career.
A big complication about graduating into freelancing these days is the unspoken covenant that Read more...
March 13th, 2013 by Brian Bender
How producer and studio owner Brian Bender turned a time capsule into a modern-day tone machine. Click to read the first, second, third and fourth parts of the series.
PART 5: BUILDING IT
So now comes the coolest and the hardest part, build the fucking thing.
Building was something Read more...