Klaus Heyne: Big Red Microphone Guru

Klaus Heyne (German Masterworks) restores, modifies, customizes and designs high-end microphones for top artists, producers and engineers in the recording and film industry throughout the world. (Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins & Usher among many others)....
Anne Weiss CD release

Anne Weiss CD release

The mastering (final polish) for Anne Weiss’s new CD, “Concrete World and the Lover’s Dream”, was expertly done at Nick Moon’s new Tone Proper Mastering, and it sounds great! Nick Moon and Big Red’s Billy Oskay were happy to attend...
Tom May and Blue Roads Red Wine CD

Tom May and Blue Roads Red Wine CD

Tom May worked over the Winter with Billy Oskay at Big Red, recording, mixing and mastering his 13th CD (second at Big Red): “Blue Roads Red Wine.” We usually do not profile artists who record at Big Red, but singer-songwriter Tom May is such an amazing...
Big Red’s TSM Console:  a  history

Big Red’s TSM Console: a history

Big Red’s Trident TSM (40 input, 32 monitor, 24 bus) was hand built in England and first belonged to Jose Feliciano. ¬†Shortly thereafter it became the centerpiece for San Francisco’s legendary recording studio: The Automatt. With David Rubinson, Fred...
Jarrod Kaplan performing with Cirque de Soleil!

Jarrod Kaplan performing with Cirque de Soleil!

About 12 years ago I was at the Oregon Country Fair where I play violin with a crazy modern vaudeville troop every July. From a distance, (the fair is set on 200 acres of forests, paths and meadows), I heard the sound of a drum. I followed the sound about 20 minutes...