The landscape of studio setups has changed drastically since the days when big-budget operations monopolized the art of capturing sound. Big studios are still at it, offering phenomenal spaces, world class ears and expertise, digital and classic analog technology, and sometimes incredible gear for guitarists, but the process of recording before hitting the studio is even more important now. In this month’s “5 You Should Know,” we take a look at some recording setups in world-class studios, a private facility that is open for select outside projects, a dreamland rehearsal studio that will no doubt alter your M.O. for recording, and the surprising emergence of GarageBand on the Nashville scene. For a closer look into these studios, check out our studio tour gallery.
Chris Kies has degrees in Journalism and History from the University of Iowa and has been with PG dating back to his days as an intern in 2007. He's now the multimedia manager maintaining the website and social media accounts, coordinating Rig Rundown shoots (also hosting and/or filming them) and product demos, and occasionally writing an artist feature, all while still shooting/editing video for NAMM-show coverage. Other than that, he spends time with his pitbull and enjoys non-guitar-related hobbies.
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