Jul 28, 2014 3:19 PM
I’m always looking for something to do. Call it OCD, OMG, WTF or whatever you’d like—one of my dearest friends calls me her “favorite overachiever.” But over time, I’ve learned that sometimes the best move to make is no move: do nothing. One early lesson in the art of “let it be” came when I was assisting on a Ray Charles session.
The Robair Report
Give the People What They Want
“I’ve never really understood why anybody would want to buy Pro Tools files on vinyl.” — Anonymous. There’s a certain level of artist who doesn’t have to think about flogging their own merch at shows. Then, there’s the rest of us.
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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