Ben Gerrior

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Check Out the First Song from the Menzingers’ New Album, ‘Rented World’

The rust belt punks are back to top their impossible past.<p><i>photo: Jessica Flynn</i><p>Two years ago, punk kids everywhere took notice of a little band from Scranton, PA called the Menzingers. It was hard not to. Their third album, <i>On The Impossible Past</i>, had just been released and stunned everyone. Its …

New Albums

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

The crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers<p>Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, …

Janelle Monáe

50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time

From Bass-O-Matic to Buckwheat, Garth Algar to Garth & Kat, the best of SNL's (almost) 40 years<p>America's greatest living comedy institution, …

Dolores O'Riordan

5 Foo Fighters Cover Stories for Dave Grohl’s 45th Birthday

Dave Grohl turns 44 today, and we’re celebrating with four Foo Fighters cover stories from the SPIN archives. Read ‘em all for an illuminating look …

Recreating New Order's 'Blue Monday' Live

In 1983, New Order sold over three million copies of their 12-inch single 'Blue Monday'. SOS spoke to producer, musician and New Order fan Roger …

Music Production

In The Studio - Part 3 - Gear and Basics of Recording

“Give me a cassette deck and an SM 57 and I’ll make you a record”. AKA “It’s the tune, stupid”. There’s something about this quote I like to keep in …

Rock it Out! Blog: “How To Produce a Record With Steve Albini”

We’ve all heard of Rick Rubin, Danger Mouse, and Pharrell Williams. They’re some of the biggest names when it comes to producing music and have …

Foo Fighters "Best Of You" Song Analysis

A group that I have the greatest respect for is the <b>Foo Fighters.</b> They rock hard, but always feel like they're coming from the right place, with all …

Recording Acoustic Guitar: How To Place an Acoustic Guitar Microphone

WATCH TRAILER<p>Tracking Acoustic Guitar<p>$7<p>11min<p>(57)<p>This tutorial will show you how to record an acoustic guitar.<p>Fab explores recording a guitarist with …

Guitar

Flashback: Led Zeppelin Rock the Royal Albert Hall

Check out a complete concert by Led Zeppelin at their peak<p>The Seventies were only nine days old when Led Zeppelin played the Royal Albert Hall, but …

Guitar

When Memphis Made A Move On Nashville's Country Monopoly

Memphis has always believed that it, too, should be a center for country music, and that Nashville, despite a history reaching back to the 1920s, shouldn't have a monopoly on it. When Sam Phillips started Sun Records in 1953, he encouraged country artists because he knew that if he was going to …

Sky Ferreira: 'I have this reputation for being difficult, but 50-year-old men were telling me how to be a woman!' http://gu.com/p/3yh7p/tw interview with Guardian music

Your Blueprint to Improving Your Music, Your Mixes and Your Life

I’m going on a self-improvement kick and I want you to join me.<p>No, it’s not gonna be a bunch of hypothetical, happy-go-lucky bull.<p>Well, not for you …

Music Production

Why You Never Have to Make My Stupid Mixing Mistakes

I made this massive idiot mistake the other day.<p>I still cringe just thinking about it, especially since it happened during class. Not only did I say …

Music Production

The Story Of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

50 years ago this month, the most celebrated electronic music studio in the world was established. We trace the history of the Radiophonic Workshop, …

Audio Recording

Double Tracking Guitars

Recording the same guitar part twice, and then combing them in the mix is known as “double tracking”. It is a simple technique which can be very …

Guitar

Bangerz And Cash - The Engineering Of Miley Cyrus

A Disney princess comes into her own, spatting publicly with her father, revealing more and more skin at specifically timed intervals, until one day, she drops a <b></b>controversial record that debuts at the top of the <i>Billboard</i> charts.<p>It feels a little storybook, doesn’t it? A little engineered?<p>Make no …

3 Mixing Techniques To Be Thankful For - Recording Revolution

<b>Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the US and it’s a day we gather together to focus on the many blessings in our lives and the things/people we are</b> …

Increasing and Decreasing Energy In Your Track: Part 1

<b>A colorful representation of an energy flow</b><p>—<p>My previous guest post on howtomakelectronicmusic.com opened up a discussion about an important but …

How to Make Your Rhythm Guitar More Solid: Part 1

Have you ever wondered how good you are at playing rhythm guitar, and then go to record a demo with your band and realize you can’t actually play in …

Electric Guitar

Pitch, Passion And Pocket

My good buddy and fantastic engineer/producer <b>Ed Seay</b> has a saying that I've used in a number of books about the 3 P's or "Pitch, Passion and Pocket." …

How to Reduce Mic Bleed When You're Recording Everybody Together

A reader writes in with a question:<p>I’m playing in an amateur Blues-band, consisting of an normal 5 piece band and a 7 piece hornsection. On one of …

Music Production

Better Vocal Sounds In Pro Tools

We look at a range of techniques you can try to help you produce a better vocal sound for your project.<p>In a vocal session you would normally record a …

Music Production

Foo Fighters: Recording Wasting Light

The Foo Fighters could have gone to any studio on the planet to record their eagerly awaited album Wasting Light. They chose their frontman's …

Music Production

Recording Guitar Amp with a Microphone Tutorial

WATCH TRAILER<p>Recording Electric Guitar Amp<p>$23<p>pureMix Holiday Sale Is On Now Get 50% OFF<p>19min<p>(58)<p>Fab examines the process of recording an electric …

50 Must-Read Pro Audio Articles from 2013

Well here we are again. 2013 was fun. We dove heavy into tutorials with the launch of our YouTube channel and our first two in-depth tutorials from …

Music Production

20 Best DJ Mixes of 2013

James Murphy, Atoms for Peace, Four Tet and more of the year's most transcendent sets<p>Dance music continued its inexorable march towards the heart of …

Helen Mirren

Rob Sheffield's Top 20 Albums of 2013

From Miley's Bloody Valentine to Kanye's goth-industrial statement to Perfect Pussy's next-school noise<p><b>Don't miss Rob Sheffield's Top 25 Songs of the</b> …

Liz Phair

Our favourite music features of 2013

From gay rap to Napster, and 80s psychedelia to Blurred Lines – have a second look at some of our favourite music features of the last year<p>A tribute to Warren Zevon (from his friends and fans) by Hadley Freeman<p>"By rights, Warren Zevon should be regarded as central to modern American music as Bob …