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Brandon Hickey

Brandon's love of music and desire to be a part of the music industry initially led to his pursuit of a career in audio recording. Today, he is a freelance engineer who specializes in audio post-production for film and television in addition to mixing and mastering music. He also teaches classes about sound for film at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Arizona. LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/brandon-t-hickey/41/361/305/.

Fluid Audio FPX7 Monitors

If you haven’t heard of Fluid Audio, it’s because the company is new. Veteran monitor designer Kevin Zuccaro, who spent time at JBL and Cerwin-Vega before taking over M-Audio’s pro monitor department, started the business. ......

Audient ASP800 8-Channel Preamp

Here in the States, Audient doesn’t seem to receive the same amount of attention as other British imports, and it’s odd because the company’s forward-thinking product designs seem to align perfectly with the needs of modern engineers who want to work “in the box” without relinquishing the conveniences of classic console-based control rooms. ......

iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced

One of iZotope’s all-time great products is its Ozone mastering suite. The software has enjoyed great popularity among mastering engineers, and even mixers. The overall sound, power, flexibility and ease of use continually improve with each version. The last few updates have seen a substantial evolution, with Version 4 running as a DAW-hosted all-in-one plug-in, Ozone 5 adding modular component......

PreSonus R65 Monitors

PreSonus recently entered the studio monitor game, debuting with an impressive coaxial two-way called the Sceptre. A newer addition to its monitor line is the R Series, which includes the R80 and R65. Both are two-way monitors featuring AMT ribbon tweeters and Kevlar woofers. Both the R80 and R65 use the Air Motion Transformer patented by Dr. Oskar Heil in 1972. Other companies use this......

Focusrite Clarett 8PreX

Focusrite has unleashed a whole new line of interfaces that take advantage of the full bandwidth of Thunderbolt connectivity. This new Clarett Series ranges from the simple desktop-model Clarett 2Pre to the top-of-the-line Clarett 8PreX. All of the Clarett interfaces feature a sturdy steel chassis with red, brushed-steel front panels. The feel of the knobs, the weight and the overall look of......

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