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Kevin Becka

Kevin Becka is an audio engineer, educator and technical editor at Mix magazine. Kevin has also been the editor of Pro Audio Review and Audio Media magazines.

Spotlight: Pro Tools | MTRX Interface

Soft-announced at AES last September and now close to release is the Avid Pro Tools | MTRX Interface. This is the highend box that many have been waiting for, but is it the “everything I/O” that fits all users? All needs? I have always thought it odd that Merging Technologies, DAD and others have offered high-end I/O solutions that have been embraced by scoring mixers, classical and post......

Placid Audio Copperphone Microphone

Engineers and music producers are always looking for that certain something in a production that sets their tracks apart from the rest. It could be a high-quality signal chain offering pristine high fidelity, or at the other end, some distortion or trash to bring personality to a recording. The Copperphone from Placid Audio falls into the latter category.It’s a dynamic, moving-coil mic offering......

Tech Talk: Production Hacks

Making sure you have top gear and proper gain staging along the signal chain goes a long way to assure you have great sounding tracks. But what about those things beyond signal flow that mess with the per­ceived pocket, session speed and quality of your production? This is where some smart techniques, or hacks, both inside and out of the DAW, go a long way to bring up the quality of the studio......

Tech Talk: The Year in Gear

Here we are again at the end of another year in audio. How’s the weather? ......

Avid Pro Tools 12.6 Software

Since Avid’s jump to delivering its popular DAW within a subscription model, the company has delivered on promises to upgrade at a faster clip. There was initially some skepticism about the change from pros and new users alike. Reactions ranged from, “Why do I need another monthly bill?” to, “What’s the advantage?” But if the past year is any indication, it is clear that Avid is serious about......

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