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Matt Hurwitz

Matt Hurwitz is a Los Angeles-based entertainment journalist who writes about recording, filmmaking and television production. Besides Mix, he has written for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, DGA Magazine, ICG (Int’l Cinematographers Guild) Magazine, Reuters, Associated Press, USA Today and many others. He is also the author/co-author of books on The X-Files, Homeland and the most recent Planet of the Apes films.

Composer Tom Holkenborg (AKA JUNKIE XL)

Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, music is sound and sound is music. “Here, listen to this,” he says, sit- ting at his workstation at his home studio in Tarzana, surrounded by synthesizers, young and old—including two large wall racks making up a pair of modular synth systems.“That became this,” he explains, playing a single distorted guitar note he recorded earlier in the day, sitting on......

Classic Tracks: Cheap Trick At Budokan

In August 1977, Cheap Trick had the lead review in Rolling Stone magazine—the same issue marking Elvis’s death—for their new album, In Color. Though a single from the album, “Clock Strikes Ten,” reached Number One in Japan, the band was still an opening act doing 50-minute sets in America. That would all change with the release of Cheap Trick at Budokan and its hit single, “I Want You To Want......

Beatles Live!

The Beatles were always known for their songwriting and stu­dio wizardry, as evidenced by their 13 iconic studio albums and countless hit singles. But almost forgotten is the fact that, from 1963 to 1966, they were the world’s most successful rock ’n’ roll live act. With the arrival of Beatlemania in America in 1964, their audiences grew exponentially, essentially forcing them to become the......

Classic Tracks: “All By Myself,” Eric Carmen

In late 1974, Raspberries were still in full gear as one of power pop’s biggest bands. But the Cleveland-based group’s front man, Eric Carmen, was already composing what would be the first megahit of his solo career, which began perhaps sooner than expected with the group’s demise the following year. ......

Capitol, P&E Wing Hi-Res Symposium

On June 1, Capitol Studios in Hollywood hosted a symposium on the status and future of Hi-Res audio. The event was sponsored by The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Electronics and the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, and moderated by DEG Senior Director Marc Finer. ......

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