As recording live shows gets cheaper and easier, the line between live-sound engineer and producer blurs.
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Perhaps the only classic Hollywood recording studio of this type that is still open today, Boulevard began as Continental Recorders around 1966. It changed name to Producer’s Workshop, before going on to create musical history in the 1970s.
Persistence is a virtue every composer needs, but you can take it too far.
Step inside Motor Museum studios, which has played a vital role in the careers of several of the most influential UK bands of the past decades.
How can we expect people to value music when we don’t keep track of who owns it?
Sometimes a make-or-break opportunity can make you and break you...
Every TV producer knows the value of a good ‘ssssccHHH PRRRgghhh’. How are you going to give them what they want?
Recording studios are increasingly finding their way onto our TV and cinema screens. And it’s about time...
Most audio professionals would agree that our industry is in a transitional period at the moment. New digital distribution...
A tour of the legendary Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, including the room where producer Tony Visconti devised and captured the now-mythic three-gated-mic technique for David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’.
It’s only when you look back that you realise how far you’ve come...
What can studios do to protect themselves when high-profile recordings get leaked?
When studio owner Martin King left London to move up North, he was swimming against the tide in many ways. However, after six years in operation, the success of EVE Studios in Stockport has justified his decision.
Vinyl is booming, but having it pressed can be slow and unpredictable. Enter a retro-focused Nashville studio with an ambitious business plan...
Sound libraries are great, but making your own sound effects is more fun — and more individual.
As the role of studios changes, so too must that of the new generation of studio managers.
Many world-class recording facilities have built up their reputations over half a century or more. Clouds Hill, however, has risen to the top in a mere decade.
Most of the independent studios that date back to the founding era of our industry were started by single entrepreneurs....
January's annual NAMM exhibition provided the perfect opportunity to present the SOS Awards, which celebrate the products that you, the SOS readers, have deemed most worthy of these prestigious accolades.