In this video feature, top engineer, producer and author Sylvia Massy (Johnny Cash, Tool) gets exclusive access to the studio and meets Lester Smith, the custodian and maintenance engineer for their astonishing microphone collection.
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Multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Hamlin leads us on a tour of MØXE, taking in some ingenious and hand-made acoustic treatment, and she explains the design and ethos behind this unique, residential recording facility outside of Nashville, TN.
One of the defining features of the Family Guy TV show is its use of lush musical arrangements and a musical number. While the show’s writers pen the lyrics, it's down to Walter Murphy to turn these into musical pieces that work. In this video, Walter walks us through two musical cues, from turning a script into a song, to creating demos, right through to recording a live, 60-piece swing band on one of the most famous scoring stages in the world.
How does a platinum-selling producer make music on a mobile device? We sit down with MeLo‑X, who found commercial success co-writing tracks on Beyoncé’s Lemonade, as he talks about the real-world advantages of making music on a phone or tablet.
To attract talent from around the world, Johann Scheerer has created an interactive online tour of his world-class Clouds Hill Studios facility in Hamburg. In this month’s SOS video feature, Johann and his team explain how they used virtual reality and immersive audio to bring the studio’s unique ambience to life.
Cappellino is one of Nashville’s most respected engineers. In this second video, we go behind the scenes and gain unprecedented access to a vocal recording and comping session with singer Heather Bond. Pick up useful tips for speeding through vocal recording while achieving a great result and find out how Neal puts together the perfect take.