With album sales down and recording budgets slashed, what does the future hold for studios? Katherine Rose photographs the sites that have kept faith in the music. More photos here
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Patterns of 2012
Analogue corner, Josh Klinghoffer’s studio, LA
New Chester French single - “Next Big Thing” (feat. Pharrell & Pusha T)
Go get the album NOW: www.chesterfrench.com
This album began its life right here in our very own Studio A… check out some great pop production by Milwaukee’s own D.A. Wallach and bandmate Max Drummey.
It was a blast to have them here for a few months last year, and we’re proud to have played a small part in this project.
This is the piece I’ve been working on the last couple weeks. It’s assessing the state of the loudness war in 2011 and concludes that artists are starting to push back. I got to interview two of my favorite mastering engineers (I know!) as well as Derek from Sleigh Bells, who talks a little about the direction of the new album, if that’s the kind of thing you’re interested in.
Not true! That would be true if you only played one show for your entire life. Then, the mathematical construct would make sense that you have to be in the right time at the right place. Forget about right time right place – it doesn’t exist! You create your place and you create your time through what you’re doing. It’s not about getting your foot in the door or meeting a person and them giving you an opportunity. Doesn’t exist. Does. Not. Exist. Nobody is going to sign you at a record company anymore – they’re not in the business of building an artist from scratch anymore. You got to bring them what you already have.
Um, kinda difficult to get much recording done here these days… looking forward to all this dust being gone for good!