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Pro Sound News’ Top 5 Recording Stories of All-Time

As we bring the PSN website to a close, here’s our Top 5 most popular recording articles of all-time, as ranked by Google Analytics.

PSN Top 5 Recording Stories of All-TimeHere are PSN‘s Top-5 most popular recording 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

5. 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.

4. Recording Studios Are Not Dying By Clive Young. USA Today says recording studios are a dying industry. That’s dead wrong—and here’s why.

3. 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.

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.