The Billboard and NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music partnership educational program, Music Industry Essentials, has added an extensive, 360-degree look inside the Beastie Boys’ Oscilloscope Laboratories Studio to the curriculum.
The deep dive into the famed studio now located in Brooklyn is in the fifth module of the six-course, 20-hour plus certificate program that first launched in June 2019. The larger module, titled ‘Producing the Record,’ takes a closer view at the key elements that go into the creation of a final musical product from the lens of a producer, including songwriting, marketing, the song split and more.
The additional content provides more than 30 minutes of new material for Music Industry Essentials students. Matt Marinelli, owner of audio services company Coral Sound -- and the technician who outfitted the Beastie Boys’ studio in its original lower Manhattan location -- offers an in-depth explanation of the evolution of Oscilloscope Laboratories Studio, including the vintage gear located within in it, anchored by the Neve 8078 console.