With a little TLC and the right miking technique, even the most neglected piano can produce great recordings.
Deep in the Swedish forest, we track down a producer whose work has defined the sound of modern metal.
It might be set in the '20s, but Downton Abbey certainly isn't a silent movie! We talk to the team behind its state-of-the-art sound production.
With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live‑performance recordings present unique mixing...
With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live-performance recordings present unique mixing challenges. At London's PLASA show, Miloco Studios' engineer Jamie McEvoy explained how to get a great result.
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.
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...
Working with a band for the first time can be exciting, but a second session provides the opportunity to deliver even better results.
Teenage sensation Billie Eilish has taken the music world by storm — with an album recorded in her brother's bedroom.
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!