TechTalk: Summer NAMM Returns?

By Kevin Becka | Aug 01, 2013

Last month, Summer NAMM was held for the first time in Nashville’s beautiful new Music City Center, in what the organization is calling “the biggest Summer NAMM in five years.” Being a new...

Ask Eddie: Loving the Challenge of Live

By Eddie Ciletti | Jul 01, 2013

Recording live ensemble performances is my drug of choice, and I emphasize it in all of my classes. I typically invite former and current students to participate and/or observe, and they have...

TechTalk: Toxic Audio?

By Kevin Becka | Jul 01, 2013

I recently drove cross-country from Phoenix to Nashville to start a gig as co-director and instructor at the new Blackbird Academy. I’d made the opposite drive 10 years earlier, moving west to...

Robair Report: Make It Hard on Yourself

By Gino Robair | Jul 01, 2013

People like to complain that there is too much music being created. When I hear musicians say that, it often sounds like sour grapes: What they’re really saying is that they want their music to...

July 2013 Editor's Note: Cutting-Edge Live

By Tom Kenny | Jul 01, 2013

There is a whole lotta action going on in the “live event space,” as marketeers are fond of calling it, I presume because in three simple words it covers a wide yet intermingled number of markets....

Coachella 2013

Text by Matt Gallagher // Photos by Dave Vann | Jun 01, 2013

The 13th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place over two weekends: from April 12-15, and April 19-22. An estimated 90,000 fans trekked to the Empire Polo Club in the Southern...

June 2013 Editor's Note: Don’t Call it Project Studio 2.0

By Tom Kenny, Editor | Jun 01, 2013

I’ve never been a fan of the term “project studio,” and I’m the perfect demographic. In the late 1980s/early 1990s, when New England Digital had passed its zenith, Fairlight was transitioning into...

Robair Report: Waves of Innovation

By Gino Robair | Jun 01, 2013

There’s a scene in the film All the President’s Men where Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, need to research a name they received from their anonymous source,...

TechTalk: Which Comes First - Treatment or Gear?

By Kevin Becka | Jun 01, 2013

I recently had a conversation with sound designer/producer Rick Allen, who has a high-end studio at home. Rick produces original audio collections for film, radio, TV, video, advertising, Web...

Robair Report: Betting on the Future

By Mix Staff | May 02, 2013

It’s all about incentive, right? For example, if we let companies patent genes, thus giving them a “temporary” monopoly, they are incentivized to do further research in the field. Because why else...


Editor's Note

Based On Relationships

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