4 Tips For Saving Money on Studio Time

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   Writing great music takes a long time, but recording it is what can really hurt a band, as it can require every dollar a group has to their name. Recording a song or an album in a bedroom is a possibility for some acts, but […]

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Laptops Vs. Desktops For Music Production

[Editors Note: This article was written by Nadav Biran and originally appeared on the Catz Audio Blog.]   Desktops vs Laptops The first thing that comes to mind when comparing desktops and laptops is portability. Obviously, laptops are more portable and are the ultimate solution for those of you who are gigging or like to produce on […]

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Building a Home Studio On a Budget

[Editors Note: This article and infographic were compiled by Jonathan Biran of Catz Audio, an online pro audio magazine. Readers can head over to our “Complete Home Studio Guide” for more resources on getting theirs set up!]   The field of audio engineering can be intimidating. The countless shiny buttons, the myriad of knobs and meters, […]

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Studio Spotlight: The Creamery Studio Celebrates Its Diverse Brooklyn Artist Base With a Mixtape Series

With close to three million residents, a constantly evolving music and arts scene, and a virtually indescribable pace and overall vibe, Brooklyn has remained a magnet to creative types looking to find ‘their people’ and start a career. It’s a place to collaborate, a place to celebrate art, and a place to find inspiration (among […]

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Make Your Guitars LOUD!!!

[Author: Chris Gilroy *]   I love guitars. Something about them excites all my nerve endings. From softly picked acoustics to a mountain of amps at full blast. These nuanced instruments can be tricky to record. Luckily for you, I’m setting up for a session right now where we will be tracking distorted guitars for […]

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As Recording Technology Advances, How Does the "Live Experience" Change?

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Sabrina Bucknole. Sabrina has been singing in musical theater for over eight years, and wrote this as a deep dive into how the meaning of “live” performance has changed over time.]   Seeing a “live” performance has changed in meaning throughout recent years. With the introduction of new technology to the […]

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Studio Spotlight: The Record Co. Focuses on Access Over Profit in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts is home to over 250,000 college students. With institutions like Harvard, M.I.T., Berklee College of Music, Emerson, Boston College and a slew of others, it’s a given that you’d see plenty of artists and bands finding their legs in a major U.S. city – whether they’re undergrads meeting at a local party or show, […]

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Studio Spotlight: Lakehouse Recording Studios Contribute to the Lasting Legacy of Asbury Park's Music Scene

Continuing our monthly look at awesome recording studios – from the scenes they serve and the atmosphere they cultivate for independent artists – we find ourselves in the seaside town of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Known for legends like the bandleader/trombonist Arthur Pryor and rock idol Bruce Springsteen, on top of some notable music venues, the Jersey […]

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Studio Spotlight: Sine Studios' Matt Teacher On Recording & Running a Philanthropy-Driven Label

In continuing with our ‘Studio Spotlight’ series that aims to highlight cool recording studios all over, this month we chatted with Matt Teacher, co-founder of Philadelphia’s Sine Studios. Matt started Sine Studios over ten years ago in the Rittenhouse Historic District with business partner Mike Lawson shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music. As […]

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Studio Spotlight: Degraw Sound's Ben Rice On the Brooklyn Recording Landscape & Degraw Fest

Creating, releasing, and promoting your music as an independent artist requires a lot of moving parts and team members. For artists who are at the stage in their career when they’ve moved out of the home studio and are ready to dedicate some of their budget to sessions with an engineer, there’s plenty to take […]

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