This Is The First Song Ever Recorded In History

Edouard Leon Scott Martinville, a French printer and bookseller who also invented the phonautograph, the world’s first tool for recording sound. On April 9, 1860, Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville created the earliest documented human voice recording, 20-second audio of someone performing the popular French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune.” You can hear the … Read more

The Glyn Johns Method: A Complete Guide

What picture does your mind paint when you read the words ‘professional drums recording’? Most people visualize a studio where a dozen high-tech microphones surround a drum set and adopt complicated techniques for recording. But what if I told you there’s no need for such fuss when drum “mic-recording”? Today, I’ll be sharing a simple … Read more

How To Emulate 50s Recording Techniques

As musicians or music addicts, it’s hard not to fall in love with the unique sound of the ‘50s. Thanks to the introduction of electric guitars, electric bass guitars, and other instruments, the ‘50s have defined music in their own way. Thus, it’s natural to be curious about how artists like Elvis Presley or Chuck … Read more

A Quick Primer On Punk Recording Techniques

The fast tempo, distorted and captivating riffs, dominant power chords, and shouted vocals are some of the most common traits of punk music. To be a punk lover means that rules don’t restrain you, and you can get creative without abiding by constraints.  But what about recording punk music? Are there some punk recording techniques … Read more

Intro To The Wall of Sound Recording Technique

The late 20th century marked an iconic period in terms of music with tons of genres and production techniques being created for the first time. One of the most recognizable recording techniques of this era is the wall of sound, also known as “Spector’s sound”. If you want to know more about the wall of … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About the Decca Tree Recording Technique

It’s impressive that we’re still talking about a sound setup that was created in the 1950s. The unbelievable longevity of the Decca tree recording technique is well deserved though. It’s simple, works with large musical arrangements, and offers a unique audio experience.  It’s worth noting that after developing that technique, Decca Records won 31 Grammy … Read more

7 Albums Recorded By One Person That Sound Like A Full Band

In modern music, there are lots of outstanding and inspiring examples of artists who managed to do the job of a whole band by themselves. Either for the sake of individuality or driven by the lack of appropriate collaboration, these artists managed to create impressive music that stood the test of time and became immensely … Read more