Nov 14— A Tale of Two Studios: Part Two

Built by Bill Putnam over 40 years ago, Coast is a legendary part of the SF music scene. With the original live room untouched, the control room was outfitted with a Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console in 2012, and the studio resumed operation – and vastly expanded its business.

Oct 23— A Tale of Two Studios: Part One

Two studios, one on each coast of the USA. Each has a 5088 in their main room, but each needed a second setup to accommodate their growing workload. What to do for their second room?

Sep 1— Bogner Releases Guitar Pedals with RND Transformers

Reinhold Bogner and Mr. Rupert Neve have teamed up to produce superb audio-effects pedals that serve up rich, buttery tones, ultra-dynamic response and a stunning three-dimensional sound quality inspired by the classic mixing consoles of the 1960’s.

Aug 20— Hollywood Gets a New 5088: Musicians Institute

The esteemed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California has a brand new tool for its incoming students: a 16-channel 5088 console. Jonathan Newkirk, MI’s Program Chair for Audio Engineering, recently sat down with us for an interview in Los Angeles.

Aug 20— 1979

During the 2014 Summer NAMM show in Nashville, we had a bit of a party at a very unique studio. Co-hosted with Moog and sE Electronics, the location was WELCOME TO 1979 – a studio that instantly transports you back to a bygone era of record production with no computer screen over the console, tape machines aplenty, and lots of wooden walls.

May 23— Nomad Sound, Live at B.B. King Blues Club

Jamie Wellwarth, FOH engineer (Fitz & The Tantrums, The Continental Club in Austin) and Sales Manager for Nomad Sound in Austin, TX, was recently on tour with Jimmie Vaughan. We sat down with him for a few minutes at the famous B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, NYC, for a brief chat about his Master Buss Processor.

May 20— "Rod Stewart, with the 5045, at Madison Square Garden."

At 69 years old, Rod Stewart is still selling out arenas worldwide. We recently had a chance to check out a live show of his at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City, and caught up with his FOH engineer Lars Brogaard, who has worked with Rod for 29 years.