Posts from December, 2008

Metallica Wins the Loudness Wars

Saturday, December 20th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

There was a great End Rant in Tape Op about the latest Metallica album, Death Magnetic. Mastering Engineer Paul Abbott of Zen Mastering wrote, The outcry over the un-listenably loud level of Metallica’s Death Magnetic CD has become one of the more visible occurrences of the “loudness wars” in the mainstream media… now, a lowest-common-denominator […]

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Frogville Studios

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Perched atop the foothills overlooking Santa Fe, the indie label Frogville Planet and its eponymous recording studio provide over 25 albums’ worth of proof that great music doesn’t require big budgets or name-brand studio designers. What started as a temporary home studio using borrowed gear has turned into a full-time commercial recording facility that just […]

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Posted in Interviews, Studios | 8 Awesome Comments