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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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!
[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) […]
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 […]
Thanks as always to long-time Airshow photographer Tim Murphy for making us look so good! You may click on the caption of a photo for a high-resolution version that you may download.