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Gino Robair

Gino Robair has played percussion with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley and Lou Harrison, among others. He is currently the Technical Editor at Electronic Musician magazine and writes the Robair Report for Mix. Gino is the author of two books, including The Ultimate Personal Recording Studio (Cengage). Website: ginorobair.com

Net Worth

The best class I had during graduate school in the mid-’80s was a composition seminar taught by American composer Pauline Oliveros. Known for her innovative use of sine-wave generators and tape delays two decades earlier, as well as her influential Deep Listening and sonic awareness aesthetics, I expected to spend several months exploring advanced and heady concepts. But to my surprise, the......

For the Birds

This summer I was tapped to teach a Sound for Picture course, which provided an opportunity for me to not only review the range of skills involved in modern production—music scoring, sound effects, dialog recording, Foley and so forth—but also to reflect on what a young person going into the profession can expect in the future. ......

Who’s Keeping Score?

If there is one thing you can say about the digital age so far it’s that there has been a remarkable level of indifference toward the basic information that surrounds a musical project. And I’m not just referring to the delivery side and the rush to make music consumption as convenient as possible. ......

Reflections From the Bay

“It is represented to us that the universal suffrage, as now existing throughout the Union, is abused; that fraud and corruption prevent a fair and proper expression of the public voice…in consequence of which, We do hereby abolish Congress, and it is therefore abolished.” ......

Class of 2015: You’re On Your Own, Kid

I always look forward to reading Mix’s “Class Of” issue. Not only is it fun to geek out on the latest studio designs around the planet, but it serves as a reminder that we have not seen the end of the pro studio, despite the dire predictions. ......

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