Mar 6, 2014 4:07 PM
What's Your Reference?
Over the past few months, I’ve been thinking about how the data our brains reference affects the outcomes of anything we do or think about. For example, those who saw Michael Jordan, Magic, or Kareem play their best have a better appreciation of Kobe and LeBron.
The Robair Report
Ears Wide Open
In Zen they say: If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try if for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all but very interesting.”—John Cage, “Indeterminacy”
Broadcasting Audio Science
Everyone is talking about the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act and the ATSC A/85 specification. The goal is to resolve the audio level discrepancy between video programming (TV shows, films, etc.) and commercials (aka “interstitials”). There is some humor in this—on multiple levels.
Always a somber date for those old enough to remember its significance, this anniversary of JFK’ assassination marks a special cause for pause-he was killed 50 years ago today. The cliche is that if you were sentient on November 22,1963 you remember where you were when you heard the news. I was in a junior high school classroom.
Audio Education Directory
The editors at Mix present our long-standing “Audio Education Directory.” Whether looking to start a career in the recording/post/live sound industry or researching for a certificate course to boost your knowledge, this must-read directory is geared for you. Listed alphabetically by state, you’ll find the school closest to you to get you on your way.
Featured CD Review
Review: Vienna Teng Aims (DRG)
For her fifth studio album, singer/songwriter/keyboardist Vienna Teng has paired with producer/musician Cason Cooley to create a texturally rich and stylistically diverse album that’s heavier on electronics and sampling than her previous efforts, but is still carried by her pleasingly elastic vocals and compelling songwriting.
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