Studios :: Profiles

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet: 'In the Beginning, Volumes 1 & 2'

Oct 1, 2013, By Matt Gallagher

Hammond B3 organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith teamed up with alto saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith (a former member of the Dap-Kings) to re-imagine some of Dr. Smith’s earliest recorded songs for In the Beginning, Volumes 1 & 2, which was released on October 15 on Dr. Smith’s Pilgrimage Productions label. Following five decades with appearances on more than 70 albums, Dr. Smith revisited 12 original songs from his first 10 years as a recording artist....

On the Cover: Technicolor at Paramount

Apr 1, 2012, By Mel Lambert

Sometimes, when the rest of the world zigs, the smart money zags. Technicolor, the international media company that has quietly raised its stake in Hollywood over the past decade, just doubled down on its commitment to post-production with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility on the Paramount lot....

Converse Rubber Tracks Studio

Jan 1, 2012, By Sarah Benzuly

Converse is reaching out to aspiring musicians by offering free recording sessions (usually one to two days in duration) with its onsite engineers at the recently opened Converse Rubber Tracks (Brooklyn). GC Pro Nashville account manager Billy Walker sourced all of the recording studio and live performance venue’s gear, working alongside Horacio Malvicino and Malvicino Design Group (Forest Hills, N.Y.), who did the acoustical design and treatment for both rooms. Inside the live performance space are a QSC KLA line array and Allen & Heath W316:2DX Wizard mixer. The studio features a Pro Tools|HD2 PCIe Accel system and Ocean Way HR3 tri-amplified monitor system.  ...

Brian Tarquin Launches TVFilmTrax.com, Relocates Jungle Room Studios

Jan 1, 2012, By Matt Gallagher

Emmy Award–winning guitarist/composer/producer Brian Tarquin parlayed more than 20 years of experience in producing original music for libraries such as FirstCom, Megatrax, Sonoton, One Music, Killer Tracks and 5th Floor Music (ABC-TV) into creating TVFilmTrax.com, his new online production music library offering downloadable tracks to media professionals for licensing. ...

B Town Expands

Jan 1, 2012, By Sarah Benzuly

Burlington, Ontario–based B Town Sound recently hosted an expansion party to celebrate its Studios B and C rehearsal spaces coming online. The Hamilton Music Awards–winning studio (Best Recording Studio of the Year; also nominated this year) caters to small and large ensembles—both local and international—and is owned by engineer/producer Justin Koop. ...

The Loop Studios

Jan 1, 2012, By Sarah Benzuly

Coming off of the recent Linkin Park tour as programming/playback engineer/keyboard tech, Dylan Ely announces the opening of his new studio, The Loop Studios (Corpus Christi, Texas). Ely and his wife, Michelle, co-designed and built the space with consulting from studio designer Frank Comentale. The facility is centered on a Pro Tools|HD5 system with Genelec 8050 5.1 surround monitoring, a plethora of outboard goodies, amps and instruments. ...

On the Cover: Paramount Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Dec 1, 2011, By Bud Scoppa

Adam Beilenson and Mike Kerns, co-owners of the Paramount Recording Group, the biggest music-dedicated studio operation in L.A.—and quite possibly the biggest on the planet—have gotten to this point by boldly bucking trends. Tellingly, the Paramount Group began to hone its competitive edge in 2000, the year after Napster appeared, sending the music business reeling and dealing a devastating blow to the recording sector as a direct consequence. At that critical juncture, Beilenson and Kerns, a pair of ex-musician L.A. natives who’d opened Hollywood’s Paramount for business 14 years earlier, made a move that seemed foolhardy at the time, buying Ray Parker’s Ameraycan Recording in North Hollywood. ...

Nieman Brings in API

Dec 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Juno Award–winning composer/producer Ian Nieman recently brought in an API 1608 console for his Canadian studio, Nieman Music, where he can be found creating hits and remixes for the likes of Mariah Carey, Nelly Furtado, Jason Derulo and many others. ...

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