In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
We’ll start with the most obvious thing: there is no Kokomo. Not off the Florida Keys, anyway. Sure, a couple places staked claims, but only after the occurence of the least obvious thing: a has-been pop act, minus their lead singer and creative engine, scoring a #1 hit off the soundtrack to a forgettable film … More »
As a producer, it can be difficult creating a home studio. In an ideal world, a musician or producer would have a recording studio in their own living space. The goal is to get authentic, amazing sounding audio and minimize travel time. Looking at layouts for some of the most famous recording studios in the world might help. The infographic below shows the floor plans of studios responsible for recording some of the all-time greats: Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Tina Turner, The Beatles, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash.
It also contains techniques to create a recording studio at home, the sound science behind recording music, and some of the best albums recorded at home.
H/T: Insulation Express
What took you so long? For the artists and bands in this list, the answers include poverty, market indifference, drug addiction, and catastrophic hearing loss. They took up jobs in architecture and art therapy, tabloid journalism and coffee farming — but most often, of course, they kept gigging. There are, perhaps, a small number of … More »
Last week, the South Korean band Say Sue Me released their sophomore album Where We Were Together. The collection first caught our attention back in February with the song “Old Town” — an infectious, jangly indie track that might’ve been about the band members reckoning with their hometown of Busan, but also had a … More »