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Interviews, Tips, and Tricks From Recording & Live Sound Professionals

Everybody started somewhere, even the highest paid producers and live sound engineers! Here you'll get the tips and tricks straight from the professionals, and interviews with the best producers, managers, and musicians who've made a name for themselves. Who knows, we may be interviewing you one day!
  1. Artist Interviews (2)
  2. NAMM 2007 Coverage (5)
  3. Tricks of the Pros (7)

How is sound mixed at the GRAMMY Awards?
The GRAMMY Awards Telecast is one of the most technically impressive achievements in the music industry today. Audio engineer Joe Shambro takes you behind the scenes of what it takes to achieve such sonic perfection while still balancing the individual needs of the multi-platinum artists performing the event.

Going Independent
Being "independent" doesn't have to be such a bad thing in the music business! Take a look at how you can easily become an independent record label, and enjoy many of the same resources of major-label bands!

How To Ruin A Mix
It may look easy, but keeping yourself from screwing up a good recording can be hard! Take a look at some tips & tricks to prevent you from making some common mixing mistakes.

Heat, Music, & High Tech
A look behind-the-scenes (including free live mp3 downloads!) of the incredibly high-tech production that goes into Bonnaroo -- the largest music & camping festival in North America.

Farm Aid 2006 - Behind The Scenes
A look behind-the-scenes (and behind the message) of Farm Aid 2006 in Camden, NJ. Includes an interview with Farm Aid board member and farmer Dave Matthews and exclusive audio clips of live performances!

Experimenting With Sound
Founded in 1997, Sound Tribe Sector 9's unique blend of electronica and funk has gained fans around the globe with their jaw-dropping live shows and cultivation of community spirit. About.com Home Recording guide Joe Shambro looks into the technology - and spirit - that brings the Sound Tribe to life.

Ultimate Sound, Ultimate Ears
In 1995, Ultimate Ears revolutionized custom monitor technology. And with popular products such as the super.fi 5 Pro and UE-10 Pro, they continue to reach deep into both the professional and consumer markets. A four-part article.

Future Of Signal Transmission : Charlie Wicks
A great article by Charlie Wicks on his take on the future of signal transmission in the world of audio. A great read by a great industry pro.

Audio Engineering Blog Community @ Livejournal
A great blog community for audio engineers.

An Interview With Larry Crane of Jackpot! Recording
A fantastic interview with recording engineer Larry Crane of Jackpot! Recording and Tape Op magazine, engineer of legendary recordings with artists such as Elliot Smith and Sleater-Kinney. Lots of great techniques and stories.

ProSoundWeb | SR Events
Pro Sound Web's coverage of various events from a professional sound person's perspective.

Top 5 Recording Tips To Live By
Recording studios have changed quite rapidly in the last few years. What used to be limited to large commercial operations can now be achieved in a bedroom or basement, with even the most modest of budgets. No matter what type of music you record, or how simple or complex your studio is, there are a few tips to keep in mind when you're...

How is sound mixed at the GRAMMY Awards?
The GRAMMY Awards Telecast is one of the most technically impressive achievements in the music industry today. Audio engineer Joe Shambro takes you behind the scenes of what it takes to achieve such sonic perfection while still balancing the individual needs of the multi-platinum artists performing the event.

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