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Barbara Schultz

Contributing editor Barbara Schultz writes about music production, audio education and studio design. She's also the managing editor of Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines. Twitter: https://twitter.com/babbyjoschultz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69291777&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Ty Segall

There’s an entertaining video online la­beled, “Watch Ty Segall and Steve Albi­ni randomly smash a toilet into pieces.” Turns out, it was not so random. The footage was captured during sessions for Segall’s epon­ymous new album, recorded in Albini’s studio, Electrical Audio, in Chicago. ......

The 'Asheville Symphony Sessions'

The staff of Steve Wilmans’ Echo Mountain Studios (Asheville, N.C.), which includes a beautiful restored church as well as a converted Salvation Army building, spearheaded and hosted more than a year’s worth of tracking and mixing work on the album Asheville Symphony Sessions. Designed to showcase the talents of local artists in western North Carolina, the project paired local bands with......

Airshow Relocates Boulder Studio

We could all learn a life lesson or two from Airshow Mastering. For more than 30 years, business partners David Glasser and Charlie Pilzer have followed their instincts, and this has not only yielded accolades and Grammys for satisfying work on substantial music, but also brought them the kind of work-life balance that eludes so many of us. ......

The Soul Rebels with Talib Kweli

Engineer Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist has toured with the Soul Rebels on and off for nearly ten years, balancing their dates with regular work for sax great Maceo Parker, UK reggae group Steel Pulse and others. He says that, on their own, this powerhouse brass ensemble—two trumpets, two trombones, a sax, sousaphone, and two drummers—”barely require sound reinforcement.” But at the moment, the Soul......

Shovels and Rope

I don’t know how they made this record, to be honest. I was on call, basically on Louie’s schedule,” says engineer Andy Dixon, marveling at Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst’s time-management skills, as well as their artistry. “Mike and Cary are superheroes. Their talent is mind-blowing. I’m wildly fortunate to have anything to do with their music.” ......

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