Airshow’s new Boulder studio measures up!

This month, Airshow Boulder changes both location and studio configuration. The new facility in the foothills above Boulder includes a mastering control room and a production workstation area. David Glasser and Anna Frick continue to offer a full range of mastering services from the new studio, which is designed to provide an even more accurate […]

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David Glasser Shares News About the New Boulder Studio

April 2016 Most of the heavy lifting is complete. Now it’s time for the details that make the studio work. The painters have been in. They will be returning for touch up, and to paint the exposed HVAC supply duct and surface-mount electrical conduit. The crew is building the soffits that will serve as bass […]

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Fare Thee Well – Chicago shows now available!

When the four original members of the Grateful Dead (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann) — joined forces with Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti, and Bruce Hornsby to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the band — they could not have anticipated the response. The largest mail order request ever, ticket […]

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Mastering “30 Trips Around the Sun”

Airshow HQ sat down with mastering engineers David Glasser and Jeffrey Norman to talk about the massive undertaking of “30 Trips Around the Sun,” due to ship out this month. We even got Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux to chime in! DL: When we started working on the “30 Trips Around The Sun” box set, […]

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Engineer’s Corner: Spotlight on David Glasser

Airshow HQ recently sat down with founder and chief engineer David Glasser to discuss 40+ years in the business. How did you get into the business? I’ve been a lifelong music fan (and mediocre guitar player.) I spent most of my college time at the campus radio station WBRS at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. This […]

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Gift Guide: Books About and Inspired by Music

Last year, our Music Book Guide was popular with our site visitors. We’ve augmented it this year, with a few choice reads from our staff and friends. Remember to  shop indie bookstores online or request them from your local book store. If you’re looking for recommendations of books published in 2014, check out this list […]

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Dave Glasser Spots Positive Trends at AES

I returned from the annual AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention in Los Angeles, held there after a 12-year hiatus. (AES has dropped San Francisco as a west coast convention site.) I love San Francisco, but it was great to be back in LA where so much of the music, film, and recording industry is based. […]

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Quality Control: What and When

Quality Control, or QC, is an important part of the production process. At Airshow and other professional mastering studios, as well as record labels, every master is put through a systematic QC process. QC for CD and digital release At Airshow, we listen to the masters to make sure there are no anomalies that escaped […]

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