Moka Only Studio Tour + Gear Madness

Well… Moka Only gets my vote for studio tour of the year/producer interview of the year.  No promo nonsense… just a bunch of equipment, musical instruments, and sincere focus on making music and exploring sound.  Moka Only actually took the time to show pretty much every device that happened to be lying around his home … Read more

One Block Radius Interview + Studio Tour

Producer Marty James and the rest of One Block Radius take us on a tour of their recording studio "The Dump."  Besides quite possibly being the dirtiest recording space ever seen, their equipment appears to be in roughly the same beat up condition as the studio itself. Tools of Choice: Akai MPC 2000 w/ burned … Read more

DJ Revolution Home Studio Pics + Gallery

dj revolution home studio

DJ Revolution helped kick off our new photo gallery by blessing Crate Kings with exclusive flicks of his home studio.  Get a good glance and take note of the fixtures which include an analog mixing console, DAW workspace, keyboard, turntables, microphones, vinyl collection, and numerous awards.

See the full collection of DJ Revolution home studio flicks after the jump.

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Construction of Roc The Mic Studios

Inside we’re given a look into the construction and building of Roc the Mic Studios.  While briefly touching on the history of the owner’s previous facility Baseline Studios, it goes in depth in to the equipment selection and choices of engineers Young Guru and Brian Stanley.  There’s also a short discussion of the important difference … Read more

20 Year Old Founds Major Recording Studio: Reveals Story of Success

StadiumRed founder Claude Zdanow tells the story of building his first recording studio at the age of 15, performing on a nationwide tour, and at the age of 20 founding a studio in Harlem originally used by Jazz master Ornette Coleman.  He also touches on topics such as changes in technology, label budgets, building a … Read more

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis In Studio Footage: Throwback

In honor of superproducers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis rejoining Morris Day and The Time for a series of Las Vegas performances this month, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pull out some vintage studio footage.  Check out the duo in studio with Donnie Simpson back when BET was the only game in town … Read more