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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We here at Airshow’s studios in Takoma Park were excited to find out that our friends at SIA Acoustics have been nominated for a NAMM TEC Award in Outstanding Creative Achievement for “Best Studio Design Project” for their design of our new Allyworld space. Presented annually during The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA the TEC Awards are one of the […]acoustic design, Airshow, Allyworld, Charlie Pilzer, Diffusers, live sound, Mixing, NAMM, RealAcoustix, recording, Sam Berkow, SIA Acoustics, Soundproof Windows, studio builds, TEC Awards, VUE AudioTechnik
Airshow HQ sat down with Mike Petillo, studio manager at our Takoma Park, Maryland location to talk musical influences, life in the studio, and the new expansion in Takoma Park. Throughout our Engineer’s Corner series, we’ve explored how Airshow’s staff became interested in music and working with musicians. What are your musical roots? I grew […]Airshow, Allyworld, audio, Charlie Pilzer, DIY, electronic music, Future Times, Mastering, Protect-U, punk, Randy LeRoy, record collecting, studio, synthesizers, Takoma Park, vinyl
From an early age, Charlie Pilzer connected with music – and other musicians. A native of the Washington, DC area, Charlie began playing bass and piano in junior high school. He drew from many sources: an influential band director, his fellow players in the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra, and other young rock musicians who […]Airshow, Appleseed, audio, Charlie Pilzer, Folk, Grammy Awards, Maggie's Music, Mastering, Mixing, recording, restoration, Rounder, Severn, Smithsonian Folkways, Spælimenninir, traditional
Airshow recently had the pleasure of working on a new documentary called Community Cornerstones: African American Communities in Montgomery County, Maryland. The nearly 60-minute film focuses on the rich and vibrant histories of five African American church communities in Montgomery County, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. From the outset, the goal was to present not only […]"Community Cornerstones", "documentary", "DVD", "gospel music", African American history, audio, audio quality, Charlie Pilzer, filmmaking, history, interviews, Maryland, Mastering, Mixing, Montgomery County, narration, opal history, video
Thanks to the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) community for selecting Chief Engineer Charlie Pilzer as “Studio Engineer of the Year” at this year’s Wammies Ceremony, held on February 16, 2014 at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA. Airshow had a table at the event and it was great to say hello to so […]Bumper Jacksons, Charlie Pilzer, Dede Wyland, Frank Solivan, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, Ira Gitlin, Karen Collins, Marcy Marxer, Mary Ann Redmond, Smithsonian Folkways, The Nighthawks, Tina Chancey, Wammies, Washington Area Music Awards
Charlie just finished mastering the 41st disc of a quarterly compilation for the magazine, Sing Out!. That comes out to 4 CDs a year for the past 10 years! Every issue, Sing Out! includes a sampler of approximately 10-15 songs as a special gift to its print subscribers. The first issue mastered by Charlie is Winter 2003 which […]Airshow, Charlie Pilzer, Dave Carter, Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, Jean Ritchie, John Hiatt, Judy Collins, Los Lobos, Loudon Wainwright, Reggie and Kim Harris, Sing Out!, Special Consensus, Tom Paxton, Tracy Grammer