Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy: Whole Lotta Theremin

Apr 27, 2010, By Sylvia Massy

How can you keep from smiling? It farts, groans, weedles and screams as it’s being played, with hands moving erratically around its metal antennae. I keep the crazy thing hidden in the equipment locker at the studio and only reveal its presence when I know we have lots of time to kill....

Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy: SSL—Duality and Reality

Mar 31, 2010

Maybe it’s the gluttonous American consumer in me, but I really love the old-school, large-format analog consoles. To hell with the power costs. I want a mixing desk that throws heat like it’s chock-full of George Foreman grills. I want steak, dammit, not a garden burger! ...

Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy: Johnny Cash and the Sta-Level

Mar 1, 2010, By Sylvia Massy

Johnny Cash said to me, I don't sing very good, and I'm not that good at playing the guitar either. Hard to believe these words would have come out of...

Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy—Prince and the Gemini II

Feb 1, 2010, By Sylvia Massy

Prince walked into Studio B, looked around at the cold, clinical '80s dcor, and asked, Don't you have a big stuffed Grandma's chair or something? Knowing...

Video: Part 3: Sylvia Massy, Gear, Gear, Gear!

Jan 29, 2010

Tom Kenny's interview with engineer/producer Sylvia Massy continues, as she talks about her addiction to audio and music gear, and her move to Northern California, where she converted an old movie theater into the beginnings of a recording complex. ...

Video: Part 2: Sylvia Massy, Success in L.A.

Jan 29, 2010

In this exclusive MixTV video interview, engineer/producer Sylvia Massy talks about finding a studio job in Los Angeles, working with mega-producer Rick Rubin and offers advice on getting a great vocal sound. ...

Video: Part 1: Sylvia Massy, The Early Days

Jan 29, 2010

Noted engineer/producer Sylvia Massy chats with Tom Kenny about "Gear Stories," her new monthly column in Mix magazine, and recalls the early days of her career. ...

Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy

Jan 1, 2010, By Sylvia Massy

How many times have we set up a fire hazard of Mexican prayer candles and tapestries to give an anxious vocalist just the right to spit out a decent vocal...

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