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Pro Sound News’ Top 10 Stories of All-Time

As we bring the PSN website to a close, here’s our Top 10 most popular articles of all-time, as ranked by Google Analytics.

PSN Top 10 Stories of 2021Here are PSN‘s Top 10 most popular stories of all-time, as ranked by Google Analytics. PSN has merged with Mix over at; find us there, and also check out the revamped Mix weekday newsletter (get your free subscription at

10. Software Tech: 96 kHz vs. 44.1 kHz—Let’s Settle This By Craig Anderton. Ever since we’ve had a choice of sample rates, there’s been controversy over whether higher sample rates sound better.

9. Bringing the Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound Back to Life By Clive Young. Tribute act Dead On Live teams with Asbury Audio to replicate the legendary Wall of Sound concert audio system.

8. Timbaland’s VA Studio Hits the Market By Clive Young. The R&B megaproducer’s Virginia Beach studio complex is up for sale, along with its gear.

7. Monitor Engineer Michael Mule, Dead at 57 By Clive Young. Monitor engineer Michael Mule worked with everyone from Iron Maiden to Anita Baker across a nearly 40-year career that began at CBGB.

6. Seen on the Scene: 2019 NAMM Show, Day One By Clive Young. Dive into our huge photo gallery for all the new products, sights and hoopla of Day One.

5. Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position P.A. System – A Real-World Review By Jordan Kaplan. Bose’s first portable PA under $1,000 delivers considerable bang for the buck.

4. Behind the Scenes of the Grammys’ Live Sound By Steve Harvey. Providing live sound for an audience composed of the top music artists and executives is no easy task.

3. AKM Factory Fire—A Pro-Audio Industry Disaster By Clive Young. An 82-hour fire in AKM’s semiconductor factory is already hurting numerous top pro-audio manufacturers around the globe.

2. Finneas on Producing Billie Eilish’s Hit Album in his Bedroom By Steve Harvey. Finneas O’Connell—Billie Eilish’s co-writer, producer, older brother and an artist in his own right—discusses recording her sonically adventurous debut at their family home.

1. Police Photos Reveal First Look Inside Prince’s Legendary Tape Vault By Clive Young. Prince’s tape vault, rumored to contain thousands of unreleased songs, was a musical urban myth until his 2016 death, when photos taken by police investigators revealed that the rumors were true.