You might think you don't know Derrick Baker. But if you are a hip-hop head, you're wrong. He's a local studio genius known as Bigg D.
You got a copy of Pitbull's debut, M.I.A.M.I.? Those are D's swag beats and synthy spikes on "Dammit Man." How... More »
BEST RECORDING STUDIO The Hit Factory Criteria 1755 NE 149th Street
305-947-5611 The digital revolution has enabled aspiring and professional musicians alike to churn out monster hits from their bedrooms. The technology is... More »
If you have any notion of paying a couple hundred bucks for your garage band to cut a demo here, quickly dispense with it. The Hit Factory is for the big boys. And to get here -- just like Carnegie Hall -- you'll have to practice, practice, practice. In the '60s and '70s, the nondescript North Miami converted warehouse complex was a musical oasis for rock and soul musicians. It had amazing acoustics and a serious stockpile of equipment. This was the studio, after all, that cranked... More »