Many of my favorite audio-nerd reads have been from the pages of UK magazine Sound on Sound - or at least, on their incredible website, chock full of archived articles covering all sorts of gear, recording techniques, and behind the scenes stories on the making of some of my favorite music. So I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across the news that Richard Buskin talks technique with Sean Beavan
, primarily about recording Closer
, but with insights into the making of The Downward Spiral
, which somehow still manages to be my favorite album of all time.
Right now, they're only showing a preview of the full article, but I dropped the $2 on the PDF, because instant gratification rarely comes so cheaply, and for all the SOS articles and reviews I've read, two bucks really was the least I could do. It's a very insightful read, but if you're patient and don't want to shell out, they'll probably put the whole thing on their Classic Tracks online archive one day.