The new Eighteen is a combined mic preamp and EQ which pays homage to preamp designs based on classic Melcor op amps.
Dazzling harmonies, complex arrangements and ambitious production have made multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier a unique phenomenon.
Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' became a band-defining track, but it started life in an Airstream trailer known as the Ronnie Lane Mobile Studio.
In the AEA RPQ2 ribbon mic pre review, what exactly did the reviewer mean by "Still has limited ability to remove unwanted subsonic components"?
Last time we met producer Lincoln Grounds, he was recording ’50s style. This month, he shows us how to get a vintage sound...
Our engineer tracks and comps some piano and vocal performances, before overdubbing both real and sampled string parts.
Hal Ritson of mashup electronica act The Young Punx teams up with drummer Alex Reeves at SNAP! Studios. Their aim? To recreate the unique sound of Police drummer Stewart Copeland.
Listen to these audio examples which accompany this month's Session Notes workshop.
Some creative thinking and a little DIY pay real sonic dividends when recording four vocalists.
Mark Linett is the engineer responsible for preserving and enhancing the recorded legacy of America’s greatest pop group...
Listen to the audio examples that accompany this month's Session Notes feature.
Devin Townsend turned producer because no-one else could capture his ambitious musical ideas. It led him on a 25-year learning curve that shows no sign of ending...
Teenage sensation Billie Eilish has taken the music world by storm — with an album recorded in her brother's bedroom.
Working with a band for the first time can be exciting, but a second session provides the opportunity to deliver even better results.
Record, mix and master a song with the industry's finest at the classic London studio — with Abbey Road Institute's four-day Masterclass.
A trio of full-day sessions at the end of July, in the new Parsonics studio in California, gives attendees the chance to watch a master producer at work.
Despite the bewildering array of plug-ins now available, mixing still requires you to exercise good judgement with the basics of EQ and compression.
From ABC to Yes via Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Trevor Horn produced some of the most iconic records of the 1980s. In this feature video, Trevor talks about the art of record production then and now.
When you record multiple sources in one room, bleed is inevitable. And, used creatively, bleed can make good recordings even better...
The audio files available on this page accompany my Session Notes article in SOS May 2019 about recording a rock band...
Our engineer has the rare chance to compare an overdubbing approach with a band-in-the-room recording — and the winner is clear!