A Mighty Diamond

Sylvia Massy is the hidden jewel of the music industry, laying just out of view for decades while she’s collaborated with top artists including Tool, Johnny Cash, Prince, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Melvins, Sublime, Sevendust and Tom Petty. Her studio wizardry has recently been unearthed through a series of colorful books and spontaneous videos of her mad inventions. Sylvia’s music production and engineering work has garnered Grammy awards and nominations, and dozens of gold and platinum records, but did you know she’s also an accomplished fine artist and serious educator?

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Mix With The Masters Film

What Is A Producer?

Adventure Recording Explained

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STUDIO LIFE

With Billy Corgan And Rick Rubin At Sound City

Melvins At The Village

Smashing Pianos With Tool

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UNUSUAL TECHNIQUES

Guitar Turntable Technique

Recording In A Salt Mine

Glowing Pickle Filter

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Book Collection

NAMM debuts Sylvia Massy's book

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Released by publisher Hal Leonard, this book tells you everything you shouldn't know about recording music. Get safety glasses, rubber boots and check your health insurance, and get ready for some adventure recording!

From The Vault

Wheel Of Fortune

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SM: "Crystal City Cry" is an unreleased mix track from the Prince sessions. It was one of those coffee-jacked, all-night-type mixes. He was extremely hard to read, but I think His Royal P-Ness really liked it! But not enough for the album... oh well.

Art Collection

NAMM debuts Sylvia Massy's book

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Released by publisher Hal Leonard, this book tells you everything you shouldn't know about recording music. Get safety glasses, rubber boots and check your health insurance, and get ready for some adventure recording!

Session Gallery

the Burning Organ from the Lady Strangelove recording sessions with Sylvia Massy

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SM: During the Lady Strangelove sessions, we sacrificed an old Hammond organ to the Studio Gods. Visit the "Recording Unhinged" page to see more of the unconventional techniques used to get the most remarkable recordings!