OutKast

Dec 1, 2003, By David John Farinella

Engineer John Frye is taking a breather from the year-plus recording and mixing sessions for OutKast's acclaimed new two-CD release, Speakerboxxx: The...

In the Studio With Sam Cooke

Dec 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

In 1960, with several hits already under his belt, the Mississippi-born and Chicago-raised Sam Cooke signed with RCA Records, which marks the beginning of his fruitful association with staff producers Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore and engineer Al Schmitt....

Jack Clement

Dec 1, 2003, By Rick Clark

Not too many people can claim to have worked with a range of artists that includes legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt,...

Bill Putnam

Nov 1, 2003, By Jim Cogan

Like a lot of American cities at the dawn of the 1950s, Chicago was ready to swing. A young entrepreneur named Hugh Hefner thrust his ambition upon the marketplace with a new magazine called Playboy....

Recording Piano

Nov 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

Periodically, we like to check with engineers to see whether technology or other considerations have changed the ways they record music....

Liz Phair

Nov 1, 2003, By Chris J. Walker

The mid- to late '90s saw a blossoming movement of young female singer/songwriters, who mostly sang sweet, introspective songs of loves won and lost....

Classic Tracks: The Isley Brother's "That Lady"

Nov 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

By the time the Isley Brothers scored their 2 million-selling smash hit “That Lady” in the summer of 1973, they'd already been in the music business for nearly two decades....

In the Studio With Nickelback

Nov 1, 2003, By Bryan Reesman

Sometimes, things just don't go the way you plan them, and that can be a good thing. When the Canadian hard-rock quartet Nickelback set out to create The Long Road, their follow-up to the quintuple-Platinum release Silver Side Up, they planned to bring in producers to work on the key singles....

Bill Putnam

Oct 1, 2003, By Jim Cogan

There is no Mt. Rushmore of recording, of course. If there were, this guy would be in the Lincoln spot....

Eddie Kramer Never Stops

Oct 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

One certainly wouldn't blame this year's TEC Hall of Fame inductee — engineer and producer Eddie Kramer — if he wanted to slow down a bit....

String Cheese Incident

Oct 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

The eclectic Colorado band known as the String Cheese Incident has been one of the more popular attractions on the jam-band circuit for 10 years now....

Joshua Thompson

Oct 1, 2003, By Gary Eskow

The sign outside still said Frederic Clements, but it would be removed shortly. Joshua Thompson was in the final stages of transforming the former Clements art gallery into the new home of Tallest Tree Music, and in a couple of days, he would be hosting the release party for George Benson's new record, Six Play, which Thompson produced and co-wrote....

Led Zeppelin

Oct 1, 2003, By Candace Horgan

During Led Zeppelin's 12 years together, they set the standard for hard rock....

Classic Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's "The River"

Oct 1, 2003, By Maureen Droney

Listening to Bruce Springsteen's song “The River” always makes me cry....

Songcatchers

Sep 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

Mickey Hart, longtime percussionist for the Grateful Dead, knows a thing or two about world music and field recording. He's lugged taping gear to Egypt, outfitted a recording expedition to New Guinea, captured the Tibetan Gyuto Monks in all of their glory and searched out indigenous music all over the world....

Brian Tarquin's Jungle Room

Sep 1, 2003, By Barbara Schultz

Techno: It's not just for clubs anymore. Composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin writes the high-test electronica that helps drive a wide variety of TV shows, including MTV's Road Rules, NBC's Extra and Celebrity Justice and, of all things, ABC Daytime's All My Children....

The Mars Volta

Sep 1, 2003, By Mr. Bonzai

Perched high above Laurel Canyon is the supposedly haunted mansion chosen by the Mars Volta to record their much-anticipated debut album, De-Loused in the Comatorium....

Classic Tracks: Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes"

Sep 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

It was your basic “overnight success” story that was actually many years in the making....

Lee Dichter

Sep 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

After 40 years in film sound — half of those working at Manhattan's premier post-production house, Sound One — Lee Dichter has earned his reputation as the Dean of New York Re-Recording Mixers....

Evanescence

Aug 1, 2003, By Bryan Reeseman

When Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody calls Mix from the road, his band is setting up at a Milwaukee venue called The Rave....

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