An interesting article about the increasing number of home studios and the effect this has had on the the bid recording studios.
There’s a tambourine in Adam Pierce’s bedroom, two upright pianos and some Balinese gamelan instruments in his living room, a Celtic harp near his television set. Piled up next to the basement stairs are four drum kits in their cases. Take a left at the laundry room and there’s the recording studio, a low-ceiling den where drums, a guitar and a vibraphone are set up and battered amplifiers and reverb units are stacked against a wall. The control room, where Mr. Pierce records nearly everything on an old 16-track reel-to-reel tape recorder – 13 of the tracks still work – is a few steps away. It smells a little dank, since bathroom pipes run behind the mixing board.