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 […]
It’s almost impossible to sum up all that makes up Folk Alliance International. If you’ve been there before, you understand. It was my first year attending, and after years of hearing stories, I thought I was prepared. Folk Alliance is part family reunion, part party, part education, and an exploration of every nook and cranny […]
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. […]
Anyone working in music production today can benefit from the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy’s latest effort, “Recommendations for Hi Resolution Music Production.” This 40-page document outlines best practices for recording, mixing, mastering and delivering high resolution audio files for consumers. Benefits for artists and audiences The most obvious beneift is the […]
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!