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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:

Education Through Teamwork

Although the major stars don’t often admit it in public (except, perhaps, on the awards podium), success in the music business is the result of teamwork. Yet, many self-help books work hard to convince independent artists that they should become a jack-of-all-trades. And the list of things they have to know in the Internet Age has greatly increased over the past two decades. ......

Professional Development

One question I hear most often from students who want a career in pro audio is how can they break into the business. As Mr. McGuire in The Graduate might reply: “I want to say one word to you, just one word. Are you listening?” ......

Robair Report: Time and Space in L.A.

"If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late." ......