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How Recording Studios Work

Recording studios are where the magic happens in the music business. Learn about the history and technology of recording studios.


The Music Festival Quiz

The Music Festival Quiz

How much do you know about music festival around the world? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can You Top the Billboard Trivia Chart?

Can You Top the Billboard Trivia Chart?

Are you a big ol' music buff? Do you remember when the biggest hits were released? Put your Billboard Trivia chops to the test at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does 'digitally remastered' mean?

What does 'digitally remastered' mean?

Sound engineers can remove flaws from recordings. Learn more about digital remastering at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the RIAA Works

How the RIAA Works

The Recording Industry Association of America's goal is to promote and protect the music industry. Learn about the RIAA in this article. See more »

How Music Sampling Works

How Music Sampling Works

Music sampling takes an instrumental track from a classic song and reworks it into a new piece. Learn how music sampling works and the legal issues involved. See more »

How Auto-Tune Works

How Auto-Tune Works

Auto-tune has become incredibly common and much more noticeable in recent years. Learn how auto-tune works. See more »

How Multitrack Recording Works

How Multitrack Recording Works

Multitrack recording is a process in the music recording field. Find out how multitrack recording works in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How One-hit Wonders Work

How One-hit Wonders Work

One hit wonders are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about one hit wonders. See more »

How Booking Agents Work

How Booking Agents Work

Booking Agents help many different types of artists get work. Learn more about booking agents at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Music Mixing Software Works

How Music Mixing Software Works

Are you curious about how music mixing software works? Find out how music mixing software works at HowStuffWorks. See more »