The Silent Way Directory: Audio Engineering, Recording Studios and Music Business Links

The Silent Way Directory: Audio Engineering, Recording Studios and Music Business Links

Audio Equipment Dealers

Audio Equipment- Used gear sources

Audio Manufacturers A-L

Audio Manufacturers M-Z

Bay Area Recording Studio Community

Computer Audio and MIDI

Engineering General Reading

Tascam DA-88 sites, Alesis ADAT sites

Engineering Magazines

Panasonic DA7 digital mixer sites

Engineering Newsgroups

Yamaha- 02R sites

Home and Auto Electronics

Media Supplies- Bulk Blank Media and Storage Dealers

Musicians' Instruments

Reference- Music Business, Industry Resources

Audio Industry Links

Music Industry Organizations

Record Labels

Studio Listings, Musician Resources, etc.

The best sites have descriptions below the links.

Also, check out Silent Way's Recording Studio Tips, Tricks and Hidden Functions and Resources for Musicians.

Audio Equipment Dealers

* Click here for a shorter list of Silent Way's recommended recording equipment dealers
$1.79 power cords- PC Liquidator
8thstreet.com Online Music Superstore
A Brown Soun- Speaker Sales, Vintage Audio/Musical Gear
Amazon.com : Recording Equipment
American Musical Supply On-Line
Audio Images, San Francisco
AVCable.com - Professional Audio Cables, Video
B+H Photo-Video-Imaging-Pro Audio
Bananas At Large
Bayview Pro Audio
BSW Professional Audio Gear
CableWholesale Computer and Home Theater Cables
Central Computers - Audio Cables
Computers + Music
Crown Audio
Cutting Edge Audio Group, San Francisco
Daddy's Junky Music Stores, Inc.
Dalbec Audio
Digi-Key Corporation
Digital Pro Audio
DJ Depot- DJ Equipment Online
Doctor Audio
Doucet's Studio and Audio Sales
EAR
Fry's Electronics
Full Compass
Go Direct Music.com
Guitar Center / GC Pro - Guitar Center Professional
Haight Ashbury Music Center, San Francisco
InstrumentPro.com - Recording, Guitars, Drums (5% off with coupon code AFF01)
Interstate Musician
Into-It Audio/ Vintage Gear on the Web
Klay Anderson Audio
Mac Midi Music | Pro Audio Recording Sales
MacBeat
Manny's Music: The Original Music Superstore
Markertek: America's Broadcast Supply House
Mic Shop- Classic mics in Nashville
MicSupply.com
Mission Recording and Audio
Music Central Online
Music Connection Index- Raleigh, NC
Music Technology Buyer's Guide
zZounds:more for your music

Get great recording

deals at zZounds.com
Music123.com- Pro Audio
Musician's Friend
Oade Audio
Ocean Audio Inc.
Odyssey Pro Sound-New + Used Pro Audio Equipment
Pacific Radio Supply
Parts Express - Your Electronics Connection
Pro Audio Design- Pro Audio Recording Studio Equipment
Pro Sound News For Sale Section
ProSound and Stage Lighting - Pro Audio, DJ Gear and Lighting Experts
RadioShack.com
robotspeak: [supplies and syntax for computer musicians]
Sam Ash
SameDayMusic.com
San Francisco Audio
SciPlus.com: American Science & Surplus
Sonic State - Synths, Digital Audio, Classifieds
Starving Musician
Sweetwater Sound Online
These folks know what's up. Smart, friendly, good deals.
ToolsForStagecraft.com
Vintage King Audio
Woodwind and Brasswind
zZounds.com
zZOunds beats any price, has free shipping on most items, and there's no sales tax (except in NJ).

Audio Equipment- Used gear sources

Doucets Used Gear
eBay Pro Audio Listings
Free Music Classifieds - Music Network USA
Marquette Audio Labs
Mercenary Audio- Used Equipment
Mix Stolen Studio Equipment Registry
Music Go Round - Used Gear
Ozark Pro Audio
PrePal - Internet Used Gear Price List
This tracks used gear postings on net and summarizes the average used prices for thousands of pieces of equipment.
Pro Audio Europe/Funky Junk (London)
Pro-Audio Marketplace
Recycler.com- Music
SF Advertiser Classifieds
Solaris Used Stage Lighting and Audio
Sonic State - Synths, Digital Audio, Classifieds
SoundBroker.com
Starving Musician - New, Used + Vintage
Sweetwater Sound Trading Post

Audio Manufacturers A-L

AEA - Audio Engineering Associates - Big Ribbon Mics and More - Wes Dooley
Akai Pro Audio
AKG Acoustics
Alesis Online
Allen and Heath
Amek
AMS Neve
Antares Audio Technologies
Antelope Audio
Anvil/Calzone roadcases
Aphex Systems, Ltd.
Apogee Electronics
ART
Ashly Audio
Atlas Soundolier Microphone Stands
ATR Service Company
Audio Media Research by Peavey
Audio Upgrades
Audio-Technica
AUDIX Corporation
Avalon Designs
Avid
Barcus Berry
BBE
BBI Engineering, Inc.
Black Audio Devices
Brent Averill Enterprises
Bruel + Kjaer/Danish Pro Audio
Bryston Amplifiers
Cable Up Cabling (Division of Tascam)
Canare Corporation of America
Chemtronics
Coleman Audio Products
Countryman
Crane Song, LTD
Crest Audio
D.W. Fearn Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifiers
DBX pro audio equipment
Digidesign
DigiTech
Disc Makers
Distressor- Empirical Labs
Distressor- Wave Distribution
Dolby Laboratories Inc.
Drawmer
DTS- Digital Theater Systems
E-mu
Earthworks Audio Products
Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) OnLine
Edirol Corporation - Audio, MIDI Interfaces
Emperical Labs- Distressor
EQ Magazine's Product guide
Etymotic Research- Ear Plugs
Euphonix Mixing Systems
Event Electronics
Eventide Inc.
Fender
Focusrite Audio Engineering
Fostex
Funk Logic
If you don't own these revolutionary processors, then you are just plain stupid. Without hyperbole, every project that I've used them on has improved 2000%. In fact, I don't even want to work with you if you don't own one. Funk Logic saved my life!
Furman
G Prime- Microtech Gefell
Gator Cases
Gemini - DJ Equipment
Genelec
George Massenburg Labs- GML/Massenburg Design Works software
Grace Design Mic Preamps
Great River Electronics
Harman International
HDCD - High Definition Compatible Digital
Pacific Microsonics high bit rate technology for gaining more resolution from a conventional 16 bit recording.
HHB Communications
Hosa Cables
InnerTUBE Audio
Innovative - LCD arms and monitor arms
iZ Technologies - Radar V, Radar 24
JBL Professional
JLCooper Home
Joemeek Main Page
Le Cover Company
Custom-made, very affordable covers for equipment.
Lexicon
Line 6
Little Labs

Audio Manufacturers M-Z

M-Audio (Formerly MidiMan)
Mackie Designs Inc.
Manley Labs
Meyer Sound
MIDAS Consoles
Millennia Media
Monster Cable
NAGRA Professional Audio Products
Neumann Microphones
Neumann USA: Microphones
Numark - Professional Disc Jockey Equipment
Oktava, Gamble, Frazier- The Sound Room
Oram Pro Audio
Otari
Panasonic Pro Audio
Panasonic
Partners In Rhyme / MusicLoops.com- Sound Effects, Free SFX, Music Loops, Midi Files
Peavey Electronics
Pendulum Audio - Guitar Preamps, Class A Tube Processors
Philips Electronics
Polk Audio Home Page
PreSonus Audio Electronics
Prism Media Products, Inc.
Pro Co Sound Home
Rane Corporation
Rapco International
Reamp, by John Cuniberti
Roland Corporation U.S.
SAS Audio Labs- Tube Amplifiers, Tube Preamps
Sascom Marketing Group/TL Audio
Schoeps
Sennheiser
Shure Brothers Inc.
Silicon Graphics
SKB Cases - For All Your Instrument Casing Needs
Sonic Solutions
Sony.com
Soundcraft
Soundtracs
SSL- Solid State Logic
Studer
Synchronous Systems
T.C. Electronic
Tannoy
Tascam
Tech 21, Inc. - SansAmp
THX-Lucasfilm
TL Audio Valve Signal Processors
TOA Electronics, Inc.
TRUE Systems
Ultimate Support Systems mic and speaker stands
Universal Audio
Uptown Automation Systems Inc
Vestax DJ Equipment
Voyetra Technologies Inc.
Walters-Storyk Design Group
Wave Distribution- Empirical Labs, CLM Dynamics, Truth Audio, Wave Digital Systems
Whirlwind US Audio
Wireworks Corporation
Yamaha of America
Z-Systems Audio Engineering
~ProNetGuide - Pro Manufacturer Web Directory

Bay Area Recording Studio Community

A Brown Soun- Speaker Repair and Recone, Speaker Sales
Bay Records
CAE Sound
Dan Alexander Audio
Dan Dion Photography
David Denny
Different Fur Studios
Disher Music and Sound
Dubey Tunes
El Mundo Bueno Studios
Expression Center for New Media
Fantasy Studios
FM Recorders - Premier Bay Area recording studio
Gadgetbox Recording Studio, Santa Cruz - Andy Zenczak
Gary Hobish- Armin Hammer Productions
Gary Mankin
Gasser's Photo and Video
Globe Recording Institute
H.E.A.R.- Hearing Education + Awareness for Rockers
Hyde Street Studios
Infinite Studios- Michael Denten
In The Pocket Studio
Laughing Tiger Productions
Lee Parvin, (650) 359-1853
Live Oak Studio
Mark Calice- Ardenwood Sound & DVD
Marquette Audio Labs
Matt Boudreau
Michael Gore- B.A.S.E. ProAudio Service
Michael Starita- Bay Area producer, engineer and remixer
Mr. Toad's
Music Ally Pro- Mark Willsher
Nadine Condon
One Union Recording Studios / Red Studios
One Way Studio, Benicia
Chris von Sneidern Recording / Tape Vault Studio (Ordophon-upon-Avon)
OTR Studios
outspokenideas.com: Dirksen-Molloy Productions
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
Phil Edwards Recording
Planet-3
Plant Studios, Sausalito CA
Prairie Sun Recording
Pro Camera Photo Rental and Supply
Pyramind
Red Barn Recording Studios, Big Sur
Route 44 Studio
Sharkbite Studios
Silent Way Remote Audio Recording and Media Asset Management- San Francisco
Skyline Studios
Skywalker Sound (A LucasFilm Company)
Steve Shapiro Music
Studio 132
Studio D
Studio Trilogy
Swineshead Productions
The Annex (formerly Music Annex)
The Audio Archive
tiny telephone
Tomland - Tom Size
Tone Freq Studio, Campbell, CA
TransMedia
Welcome to A&D Studios Online
Welcome to Baysounds: The Studio
Wire Ring wiring and installation
Zoetrope Studios- Virtual Studio

Computer Audio and MIDI

Adaptec
Antares Audio Technologies
Apple - Creative - Music & Audio
ATTO Technology- SCSI accelerators
AVtransfer - Professional File Transfer Utlility
BIAS
Bitheadz- Unity DS-1 sampler, Retro AS-1 Synth
Cakewalk Music Software
CD-Recordable FAQ
Andy McFadden's extremely in-depth examination of computer-based CD-R and CD Audio recording drives and programs, a summary FAQ from newsgroups.
Cycling'74- Plug-ins
DART - Digital Audio Restoration Technology Karaoke CD+G Burner
DIA cables
Digidesign Online
Digidesign Production Network - DigiProNet
E-MU / ENSONIQ
Emagic - Advanced Music Production Software
Event Electronics
Gateway.com: Desktop and Notebook PCs
Harmony Central: Software: Mac
IK Multimedia- Groovemaker
iMac Rack-Mount Project: A Reality!
Innovative Quality Software- SAW
Koblo
Macintosh MIDI User's Internet Guide
Marathon Computer, CPU rackmounts
Metric Halo Laboratories
mH2O.com
MIDI Farm Internet
MidiWebNative Instruments Traktor DJ Studio
Mixman
MOTU Software Update Downloads
MOTU- Mark of the Unicorn
MusicalSoftware.com
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS: Traktor DJ Studio
Traktor DJ Studio is a kickass professional dual-deck audio player designed for live performance, with independent time and pitch stretching. It allows recording of a set's moves as a saved automated session which can be overdubbed.
NemeSys Music Technology- GigaSampler
Opcode Systems
PartnersInRhyme.com- Loops, Sound Libraries
PlayerPRO
ProTools MP3 Export Option
Roxio (formerly Adaptec)
Rebirth/Recycle- Propellerhead Software
Revamp for Rebirth
Rocket Network
Seer Systems Home Page
SEK'D Home Page
Shareware Music Machine
Sonic Solutions
Standard MIDI Files on the Net
SYNTH ZONE - Midi resources + synthesizer sounds list
Syntrillium Software Corporation
Traktor DJ Studio
UnicorNation - The MOTU-Mac Web Site
Virtual Drummer Online
VSamp
VST Wrapper

Engineering General Reading

AT&T Natural Voices - Demos (Interactive)
DAT-heads
Roger Nichols - Digital Atomics
Digital Domain - CD Mastering, Replication
Digital Pro Sound
Dub Scrolls - A collection of the maddest dub production techniques
EddieAudio Homepage: From Digital to Vacuum Tubes!
Electronic Music Foundation
Electronic Music Interactive: Welcome
Etymotic Research- Ear Plugs
FindSounds.com - Search the Web for Sounds
Full Compass - Manufacturer Parts
Furman FAQ's on AC Power Products
Future Music - synths, sampling, music technology
Harmony Central
Hitsquad.com - Musicians Web Center
Home Recording - About.com
Home Recording dot com
InterMusic.com
IRCAM- Serveur WWW de l'Ircam
Jensen Tools (Stanley)
Jim Webb Microphone Page
Leper's Effects Schematics
Lost and Found Sound- Tony Schwartz: 30,000 Recordings Later
ManualMan
Manuals- Mark Glinsky's Manual Manor: Synthesizers & More
Manuals- One-electron Pro Audio Equipment
Manuals- servicemanuals.co.uk - Service Manuals
Manuals- servicemanuals.net
Manuals- The Schematic Connection
Mc Squared System Design's useful dB java calculators
Michael Hartkopf's Microphone Homepage
Microphone Preamplifier Design- Millennia Media Resources
Articles on selecting and designing Mic Preamps. Why is one mic preamp different than another? And why is one "better"?
Microphone University by Danish Pro Audio (B+K)
Mix Magazine Online
Music Books Plus
Music Machines - Synthesizers
Musician's Friend Articles
MusicPlayerNetwork
Neumann Microphones - Historical Collection
Numerical Sound- Music and audio analysis
OLGA Home Page
PAN Network
Partners In Rhyme- Royalty Free Music, Free Sound Effects, Download Free Flash Music Loops
pro audio company mysterious initials- what they mean
ProRec
ProSoundWeb.com
Rane Professional Audio Reference
Recording Consoles of the Twentieth Century
Recording Hacks
Excellent site, home of the Microphone Database, with the scoop on over a thousand mics. Much more: reviews, shootouts, and a monthly mic giveaway contest:
Recording Hacks Monthly Contest
Recording.org: for engineers, producers, studios, musicians
Rudy Trubitt-Words, Sound and Music
Sample Spotter
San Francisco Radio History
Shure's guide to Cleaning Microphones
Signal2Noise: The On-Line Journal of the Professional Audio Community
Silophone
Put your audio through a 200x16x45 meter empty grain silo in Montreal? The ultimate reverb! Via the net or by calling 1-877-511-SILO, you can hear anything through the world's only dedicated public reverb!
Singularity / John Klett - Recording Engineering and Support
Sony DMXR100 User Forum
Speaker placement tutorials by Genelec
Stanton DJ Workshop
StereoManuals.com- reprints of Classic and Newer audio literature
Steve's Pro Audio and Recording Page
Sweetwater inSync - Internet Recording News Daily
Good resource for recording equipment news. Subscribe to the rss feed or check out Silent Way's aggregated feed with this and more audio news feeds.
Tab Patterson's Quadraphonic Site
Taping Addiction
tascamcontractor.com
Transom Tools- great tips for beginners
Turntable Alignment, Tonearm Height/Weight, Anti-Skating Adjustment Tips
UnicorNation - The MOTU-Mac Web Site
Vintage Broadcast Microphones- James Steele
Yamaha Digital Music World

Engineering: Alesis ADAT-related sites

Alesis Support For Legacy Products
Eddie Cilletti's DA-88 and ADAT Tips

Engineering: DA-88 related sites

Eddie Cilletti's DA-88 and ADAT Tips
Jens' unofficial DA-88 site
Silent Way's Definitive DA-88 Guide
The DA-88: How to, how not to, what to do, and what not to do... Hidden functions, error messages, third-party accesories, step-by-step set-up, etc
Silent Way Media Asset Management and Archive Services
TASCAM.com

Engineering: Magazines

Audiomedia
Electronic Musician Online
EQ Magazine: Professional Project Recording
freebizmag.com
Internet Audio free subscription (Mix Magazine quarterly)
Keyboard Magazine Online
Mix Magazine Online
Musician Magazine Online
Pro Audio Review
Pro Sound News- Miller Freeman
Pro Studio and Live Audio
Tape Op Magazine
This is a really cool (free) recording mag that has a great attitude: make the best sound with what you've got. You'll hear no equipment snobbery, "gotta have the newest gizmo" or mockery of beginners.
The Mix

Engineering: Panasonic DA7 digital mixer sites

DA7 User Group
This is the unofficial DA7 website, with the DA7 users group forum. Check here for a very active discussion forum.
Essays on the Panasonic DA7
Silent Way's recording tricks- Panasonic DA7
Sound On Sound review: Ramsa WR-DA7

Engineering: Usenet Newsgroups

open in your email/newsreader application or check out Google Groups

ba.music - Bay Area Music newsgroup
ba.music - Bay Area Music newsgroup on Google Groups
rec.audio - 8 newsgroups on Deja.com
rec.audio.marketplace
rec.audio.misc
rec.audio.opinion
rec.audio.pro
rec.audio.tech
rec.audio.tubes

Engineering: Yamaha- 02R sites

02R Phantomizer
JLCooper V/DESK Overview
Visualizer, C-Meter for 02R by C-Mexx
Yamaha 02R- Official Site
Yamaha 02R- unofficial users site
Zeep front-end software for Yamaha mixers

Home and Auto Electronics

Bose Corporation
circuitcity.com Consumer Electronics
Crisp Solutions- Universal Remote Controls with Touch Screens
Crutchfield - Car Audio - Home Theater - Home Audio - Video
Crutchfield car stereo install database
HiFi.com- featuring Cambridge Soundworks
J&R - Your source for Audio, Video, Electronics
JVC
Parts Express - Home / Car / Pro Audio parts
Phono-holics Anonymous
Polk Audio- The Speaker Specialists
Polk Audio- J&R.com
Proton
Remote Central: Universal Remote Controls
Sony.com
StereoManuals.com- reprints of Classic and Newer audio literature

Media Supplies- Bulk Blank Media and Storage Dealers

Amazon.com: Blank Media
American-Digital
Bags Unlimited: Collection Protection Supplies for Storage, Display and Shipping
Central Computers - Blank Media
Cinram Pre-recorded Media Manufacturing
Comtel Pro Media
Disc Makers CD and DVD Duplication, Replication
Media Distributors
Mixonic CD Duplication Services
Music123: Accessories: Blank Media
Musician's Friend: Accessories / Media, Storage & Memory
PSI Media Store (formerly Tape Warehouse)
This company has a good online ordering system, a wide selection and their prices are competitive.
Raintree: cd duplication, cassette duplication
Sony Recording Media - Pro Audio
SuperMediaStore.com- blank DVD, CD
Tape World
tape.com - Cassette House - Blank Cassettes Dat Tape Blank CD's and Recording Supplies
Tapes.com (National Recording Supplies)
TapeOnline.com
zZounds.com - Blank Media

Musicians' Instruments

bassplaza.com - the ultimate bassguide
Carvin Guitars Home Page
Clarion Music, in San Francisco's Chinatown
Guitar Center
InterMusic
Marshall Worldwide
Music Books Plus
Music123.com
PieDog.com - UK
Sam Ash
TURNTABLE LAB: [SKRATCHING WORLDWIDE]

Reference- Music Business, Industry Resources, Studio Listings

Audio Industry Links Lists

ICE Music Page Links
Music Review- Industry Search Engine
Music Yellow Pages Online
Musicians' Intellectual Law + Resources Links
Pro Audio Network
ProNetGuide - Web Directory
ProSoundWeb | Ken's links
Silent Way's Audio Technology Links
StudioFinder
Sweetwater Sweet Links
World Wide Pro Audio Directory

Music Industry Organizations

The Recording Academy (NARAS)
The Organization Formerly Known As The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. (You know, the Grammy folks.) Interested in joining? Contact me.
The Recording Academy - Producers + Engineers Wing
The Recording Academy - San Francisco Chapter
AES- Audio Engineering Society
AES- San Francisco Section
ASCAP: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
BMI
CMA World- Country Music Association
H.E.A.R. | Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers
NAB- National Association of Broadcasters
NAMM
Recording Industry Association of America
SMPTE
SMPTE - San Francisco Section Home Page
SPARS- The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services

Record Labels

4AD
Acoustic Disc
Angel Records
arc records
Arista Records
Ariwa Sounds
Atlantic Records
Axiom
Blacktop Records: Rythym and Blues Music
Concord Records
Epic Records
Fantasy Records - Jazz, Blues, R+B, Soundtracks
Fat Wreck Chords
Future Farmer Recordings
Giant Step
Grand Royal Records - Guaranteed Every Time
Honest Don's Motor Oasis
Island Records
K7
Motown
ninjatune.net : The official home of Ninja Tune
OM Records
PopSmear Records
Real World Records
Reprise Records
Rosebud Agency
Rounder Records/Black Top Records
Rykodisc Records US
Six Degrees Records
STUMP Records - Fringe Music Online
the half mile- bay area labels list
Ubiquity Records
Universal Music Group
Verve Records - The Very Best In Jazz
Virgin Records

Studio Listings, Musician Resources, etc.

AB Audio & Music
AlterMedia- StudioSuite Management software
Arbitron ratings
artistPRO.com: Music production and recording
Billboard Online
Cornerband.com
Goin' Mobile "The Live Recording Specialists"
HitQuarters
indiecentre- independent label information
Lawgirl- Entertainment Law
Live365.com - Build Your Own Streaming Station
Mandy's Film and TV Production Directory
Music Network USA
musicCRUNCH
Musicians Contact
Musicians' Intellectual Law + Resources
musicians' resources- contracts, publishing tips
Orchard - signed, unsigned, music, artists
Recording Connection
Salon.com Technology | Courtney Love does the math
Courtney Love's unsurprisingly blunt yet surprisingly well-written diatribe aginst record company "sharecropping."
Salon.com | Recording Industry coverage
Setmaker application for gigging bands and DJs - Sweetwater
Silent Way's Resources for Musicians
Sound Ideas Sound Effects and Music
StarPolish: Advice, Artists, CDs, Resources
Studio Referral Service
Taxi
The Music Review
The Velvet Rope Forum
VistaPrint.com - FREE Business Cards

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