Category: My big brother, the studio

Avid’s “From creation to final mix” series

Avid is promoting its gear with the “heart of a teacher” 🙂 If you are a beginner and you want to peak into pro-level production process, you will find this 6-part video series interesting. For my part, I found it interesting to see the type of gear used by Fab Dupont, the producer. I also…


From demo to single…

The homestudio is THE place for putting together a demo. Here are some examples of now famous songs and their first incarnations as demos. I’ve selected one per decade… For 60s, Ellie Grennwich / Ronnettes – Be my baby Demo Album For the 70s, Pink Flyod – Money Demo Album For the 80s, Cindy Lopper…


Back to the future… a perspective from 1980

Bill Putnam is a legend in the recording industry. He built studios, fathered legendary gear (the 1176 compressor, among others) and mentored other recording legends (such as Bruce Swedien who recorded Michael Jackson’s Thriller). I came across this very interesting historical document, typed on a good old typewriter by Bill Putnam in 1980. In it…


The story of the Focusrite Studio Console

Very well done documentary on this legendary console.
Few enough were made that Focusrite was able to track down the current whereabouts of each.
One of these massive board is a bedroom studio in Spain…
Check it out!