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When "Dr. Andy" invented Auto-Tune 25 years ago, he helped redefine music in ways even he couldn't imagine.
A new studio and 800 mixes in, Nashville producer/engineer Jeff Balding is setting the bar for immersive production.
The renegade artist and producer talks music, studio gear and the authentic side of modern outlaw country.
The first thing to know is, you're not literally soundproofing your space. A how-to for Popular Science.
After four decades of hooks and hits, music’s most influential production duo is ready for its next act.
I go inside the recording sessions for Metallica's 1986 thrash anthem. For Mix magazine.
The story of Gregg Allman's return to Muscle Shoals' legendary Fame studios to record his farewell album. Appeared in Mix magazine.
I explore the history of this iconic microphone, which has been shaping the soundtracks of our lives for five decades. For Gearspace.com.
One of Nashville’s biggest hitmakers talks taking risks, the evolving country music landscape and staying true to the song.
I go behind the scenes of this Broadway smash with orchestrator Daniel Kluger and sound designer Drew Levy. For Live Design magazine.
The audio alchemist talks AI, radical sound design, and manipulating machines in a modular world.
I profiled the recording sessions behind A Tribe Called Quest's hip hop anthem for Mix magazine.
I profiled the legendary Nashville concert venue's sonic refresh for Mix magazine.
I went inside the 'Soundtrack of the American Soldier' sessions at Skywalker Sound, for Mix magazine.
Stabilizing climate change takes a (global) village. An SEO article for Autodesk's Redshift magazine.
Home recording studio technology is more affordable than ever. I break down the essentials, for Popular Science.
I talked to sound designer Nevin Steinberg about crafting a soundscape for this exuberant glitterbomb of a musical. For Live Design.
How live coding expresses math as music, and music as math. Appeared in The Henry Ford magazine.
I explore ways intelligent data models can shape the built world. An SEO article for Autodesk's Redshift magazine.
I investigate M-Noise, a mathematically derived test signal engineered to emulate the complexity of music. For Live Design magazine.
Can you speed up a guitar's break-in process? That's the promise of the ToneRite device, which I profiled for Gearspace.com.
This startup lets music producers access the world’s most sought-after gear from anywhere—with a little help from robots.
Six projects bringing new value and purpose to disused and dilapidated buildings. For Redshift, Autodesk's online magazine.
On recognizing women on their merits, not within a gender construct. For Live Design.
A historic soundscape sets the tone for a Broadway revival of an iconic American tragedy. For Live Design magazine.
Exploring two producer perspectives grounded in authenticity. For grammy.com.