Top Surround Projects in the Spotlight

Feb 1, 2003, COMPILED BY SARAH BENZULY

Hosted by Al Schmitt and Ed Cherney, the first Surround Music Awards (SMAs), held at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel on December 13, 2002, handed out awards...

Nashville Skyline

Feb 1, 2003, by Rick Clark

Last month, I highlighted the Lyric Street label's successful run of hit releases that were produced by new or unproven producers. Well, that isn't the...

You Call That Music?

Feb 1, 2003, By Chris Michie

By the end of the 1970s, Frank Zappa had released 28 original albums (including seven two-LP releases), either by the Mothers of Invention or under his own name. Deeply distrustful of large record companies, Zappa had set up his own independent record label ......

Tribal Tunes

Jan 1, 2003, COMPILED BY SARAH BENZULY

Gary Cherone (Extreme/Van Halen) stepped into Prism Sound Studios (Acton, Mass.; www.prismsoundstudios.com) with his new band Tribe of Judah to mix the...

We are the Mothers...and This Is What We Sound Like!

Jan 1, 2003, By Chris Michie

Frank Zappa has been justly celebrated as a composer, guitarist, bandleader, social and political commentator, scourge of the religious right and free-speech activist. Less commonly noted is that Zappa was an early adopter of almost every significant new recording technology since the dawn of multitrack, and often used those technologies and devices in entirely original ways.....

Wilco's Sonic Adventure

Jan 1, 2003, by Gaby Alter

It was a hard road to completion for Wilco on their latest album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The seminal alt-country band, which had previously collaborated...

Silverchair

Jan 1, 2003, by David John Farinella

For Daniel Johns, linchpin of the popular Australian band Silverchair, the successful consummation of the band's fourth release, Diorama, started way...

Ralph Stanley

Jan 1, 2003, by Elianne Halbersberg

Ralph Stanley is known for his quiet demeanor. Of course, when you're a man of constant sorrow, perhaps it's best to let the music do the talking, which...

Nashville Skyline

Jan 1, 2003, by Rick Clark

During the past year, it's become clear that certain major labels on Music Row are taking more of a chance on new production talent, and many of the resulting...

Classic Tracks: Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville"

Jan 1, 2003, by Dan Daley

Few other songs have defined an artist, an era, a place in time and space, and an attitude like Jimmy Buffett's The song, released in January 1977, continues...

War Stories

Jan 1, 2003, BY PAUL D. LEHRMAN

One of the best parts of moderating Mix Forums online (www.mixforums.com) is that I get to read and, most of the time, approve all of the messages submitted...

Bob Johnston

Jan 1, 2003, BY DAN DALEY

As we walk through the hall at BMI in Nashville, which has graciously provided a huge conference room for this interview, Bob Johnston gets accosted by...

Elliot Scheiner

Jan 1, 2003, BY MAUREEN DRONEY

I once heard a group of established engineers debate who was the best all-around engineer. It should have been a difficult question, given the opinionated...

Sessions & Studio News

Jan 1, 2003

SOUTHWEST Joe Sample recently stopped in at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) to work with independent engineer Paul Mitchell. Sample was in to track...

It Could Happen

Jan 1, 2003, COMPILED BY SARAH BENZULY

After 900 hours of studying, Arizona's Conservatory of Recording Arts and Science students John Haley's and Phil Nichols' graduation required an internship...

The Big Trucks Keep Rolling

Jan 1, 2003, BY BLAIR JACKSON

These are challenging times for every aspect of the audio business, and none more so than for the hearty souls involved in remote recording. The issues...

Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Dec 1, 2002, BY BARBARA SCHULTZ

Johnny Cash and Marty Stuart go way back. The first two country records I ever owned were Flatt & Scruggs' Greatest Hits and The Fabulous Johnny Cash,...

SKYWALKER HOSTS LA BOHEME CAST RECORDING

Dec 1, 2002, Chris Michie

The Scoring Stage at Marin County's Skywalker Sound recently hosted sessions for the cast recording of Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme. Produced by David Frost...

L.A. GRAPEVINE

Dec 1, 2002, by Maureen Droney

Some people are going to find that their lives are a whole lot easier now that multitalented engineer Bruce Maddocks has opened Cups 'N Strings, a one-stop...

SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

Dec 1, 2002

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Bob Dylan spent some time at Scream Studios (Studio City) cutting overdubs and mixing new material with engineers Biff Dawes and Chris...

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