“The Storyteller’s Dilemma” – AVID CEO tells us what’s wrong with the creative economy and how we can fix it

The subtitle of “The Storyteller’s Dilemma” by Louis Hernandez Jr. (Hal Leonard Books 2017) is “Overcoming the Challenges In the Digital Media Age.” What Mr. Hernandez refers to as challenges are existential threats to middle-class musicians and creators across media, and he illustrates them clearly in these statistics: Between 2005 and 2015, the annual rate […]

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What the NAMM Show tells me about our industry

A couple weeks ago I attended my very first NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show. It won’t be my last. I’ve been faithfully going to AES Conventions since I joined in 1975, but not to NAMM. In the audio production community, we’ve gotten used to the AES shows – along with the rest of […]

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Meet your music heroes in the NAMM Oral History Project

A visit to Leon Russell’s home studio led Lenise Bent to abandon film and become a recording engineer, starting at Village Recorders in the mid-70s. George Gruhn’s interest in the way old guitars were built led to his landmark “Guide to Vintage Guitars” and the transformation of used instruments into vintage guitars of great value. […]

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MIX Magazine profiles Boulder studio

Barbara Schultz of Mix captured the feel of the new Boulder location in her December article about Dave, Anna and the new room. She queried Sam Berkow about the specific challenges associated with taming frequencies in the (slightly) smaller room size chosen for the new studio. We’re thrilled with all the interest shown this year […]

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“SonicScoop” gets inside the new Boulder studio

David Weiss of SonicScoop dug deep into David Glasser’s and Anna Frick’s mastering approaches, and how the new Boulder studio build supports them. Here’s the link to the story: SonicScoop Nov 28 2016 While you’re there, sign up for the newsletter. The range and quality of gear reviews, op-ed, and tutorials is impressive!

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Speaking with Phil Bradbury from Little Walter Tube Amps

[UPDATED November 8, 2016 – Sadly, we had to reschedule our November 12 “Strum, Stomp, Amplify” event – the original inspiration for our discussion with Phil – to early 2017. The following post is edited to reflect this change.] Phil Bradbury of Little Walter Tube Amps has been making some of the best sounding (and coolest looking) […]

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Happy 33-1/3 Birthday to Us!

The official studio warming of the new Boulder Airshow coincided with Airshow’s 33-1/3 anniversary. David Glasser founded Airshow in spring 1983 to do live recording for broadcast (hence air + show; now you know). The very first Airshow studio was in a basement, like many studio startups. In 1990, David graduated to a purpose-built room […]

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