December 1, 2009

Features

Mastering | Another Gray Area

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Jones

These are tricky times for mastering engineers. While one could argue that mastering engineers are always the line between mixing and mastering is blurring....

Module Mania

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

A year ago at AES, the show seemed inundated with software plug-ins of every sort. This time around, the AES floor was teeming with analog processors,...

Understanding the Blu-ray Format

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Glen O'Hara

Creators of audio content for consumer video and audio platforms have always had to deal with a list of do's and don'ts. As formats evolved, the list...

Michael Romanowski Mastering | December 2009 Mix Issue Cover

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny

There are a couple of legacies rippling through this month's Mix cover. The first involves the owner, mastering engineer Michael Romanowski, who came...

Tech

Tech: New Products, December 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Big Performance, Small Package QuestedV3110 Monitors Offering twice the amp power of the VS3208, Quested's (www.quested.com) new V3110 ($9,000/pair) monitor...

ADAM Audio S3X-H Studio Monitors Review

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

I've been intrigued by ADAM speakers since encountering them at AES Munich a decade ago. I was struck by company co-founder Klaus Heinz' ART (Accelerating...

Shure KSM313, KSM353 Ribbon Mics Review

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

With its acquisition of Crowley and Tripp Microphones, Shure enters the ribbon mic arena with the KSM313 (Crowley and Tripp's Naked Eye) and the KSM353...

M-Audio Studiophile CX8 Monitors Review

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Bobby Frasier

M-Audio has been offering entry-level studio speakers for 20 years, and in the distant past the products were hit or miss. But after the company's acquisition...

Phonic PAA6 2-Channel Audio Analyzer Review

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Steve La Cerra

The PAA6 is Phonic's latest offering in its series of Personal Audio Assistant test gear. The PAA6 augments the 31-band RTA, SPL, polarity and RT60 measurement...

Tech's Files: More Electronics Basics

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Eddie Ciletti

This month, Tech's Files will stray from the conventional audio signal path and venture into some ber-basic examples of analog control and display circuitry....

Sound for Picture

Post: Rob Marshall's 'Nine'

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

With his multiple-Oscar-winning 2002 film Chicago, director/choreographer Rob Marshall showed beyond any doubt that he knows how to bring a stage musical...

Live Mix

U2 360 Tour Profile

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka
Photos: Steve Jennings

The U2 360 tour that recently ended its first leg in the U.S. has taken the stadium show to a new level. The sheer scope of the production is mind-boggling....

Hear Music Through Subs

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

At the Rochester School for the Deaf (Rochester, N.Y.; rsdeaf.org), Bag End S18E-C subwoofers placed face-down on a vibrating floor help deaf and hard-of-hearing...

Shinedown Tour Profile

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

Touring in support of last year's release, The Sound of Madness, Florida-based Shinedown (Eric Bass, bass/piano/vocals; Brent Smith, vocals; Zach Myers,...

FixIt: Luke Bryan Engineer Chris "Sully" Sullivan

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Luke Bryan Engineer Chris Sullivan We are not carrying a front-of-house console, so we are relying on a desk du jour supplied by the local sound company....

Royal Albert Hall Upgrades Elgar Room

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

On October 14, 2009, the Royal Albert Hall opened the doors to a new venue, the transformed Elgar Room which once saw Dame Judi Dench and Sir Laurence...

Load In: Sound Reinforcement News, December 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has launched its Rolling Showroom, a state-of-the-art 53-foot double-expanding trailer that will make stops at select...

Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, December 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM

CAD Audio VP Mics New from CAD Audio's Astatic Commercial line are the 1600VP (hanging model) and 1700VP (56-inch carbon fiber boom model) condenser mics...

All Access: MuteMath

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Photos & Text by Steve Jennings

Front-of-house engineer/tour manager Steve Chant is working on a Digidesign Show Profile, which he says is an excellent-sounding board that has a small...

Sessions

Terra Nova Mastering

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

For the past five years, Terra Nova Mastering (www.terranovamaster ing.com) has handled all of New West Records' Austin City Limits releases a series...

Project Studio: ACMastering

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

For two decades, mastering engineer/musician/composer Adrian Carr was well-established in New York City. Educated at Juilliard and at Princeton University,...

New Mastering Studios for Fuller, Airshow

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Latin Grammy-nominated Michael Fuller, who's now in his 24th year operating Fullersound Mastering, and whose career included years as senior mastering...

Track Sheet, December 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

We're seeing a lot more boutique vinyl releases, and among them is X's second album, Wild Gift. First released by Slash Records in 1981, this seminal...

L.A. Grapevine, December 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

For years, as I made the daily commute from Studio City to Hollywood through the Cahuenga Pass, I drove past the iconic mid-century building that housed...

Nashville Skyline, December 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Peter Cooper

Eric Conn's life shifted with the change of a head stack. I was a music major in college, but I didn't know anything about recording and I'd never even...

New York Metro, December 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

The lure of New York City is strong, but there are issues that can break Gotham's magnetic grip on the musically minded. Why master in the granite canyons...

From the Editor

The Misunderstood Part of the Record Process

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing put on yet another dynamite panel in October, its 26th with the Audio Engineering Society. Titled Mixing...

Current/Industry News

The New MSR Studios

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

New York City's largest studios continue to be a healthy source of intrigue for Big Apple dwellers and beyond. The recent developments springing from...

API Turns 40

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

API celebrated its 40th anniversary at the 2009 AES convention with a party at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City's Theater District. Food, drinks,...

BlueArrow Hits The Mark

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The Nashville Music Awards reception on the first evening of Next Big Nashville (October 7) named Landmark Digital Services, an audio recognition and...

Industry News, December 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Kirk Imamura (Avatar Studios) and Tony Van Veen (Discmakers)join SPARS' board of directorsJed Allen joins Universal Audio (Scotts Valley, CA) in the newly...

Soundworks Live

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Two years ago, San Francisco Bay Area-based director Michael Coleman started producing sound for film video profiles for Mix online, focusing on the individuals...

On the Move: Tom Benson

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Tom Benson, Powersoft VP/director of operations Main Responsibilities:sales and marketing management. Previous Lives: 2004-present, RF Pro VP/director...

Music

Music: Norah Jones

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Chris J. Walker

A virtual unknown before 2002, Norah Jones became one of the most successful artists of the new century when her debut release, Come Away With Me, sold...

Music: 'Michael Jackson's This Is It'

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

It was the most anticipated set of shows in many years: Fifty sellout concerts at London's O2 Arena marking the triumphant return of one of music's most...

Classic Tracks: Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver"

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Matt Hurwitz

In April 2009, at a party inside Capitol Studios in Hollywood honoring his late friend George Harrison, Gary Wright found himself chatting at a table...

Back Page

Paul Blakemore Q&A

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

How did your background in conventional recording prepare you for mastering? In myriad ways. I've done just about everything you can possibly do in professional...

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