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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.

Subscriptions Anyone?

It’s nothing new. You’re likely reading Mix because you have a subscription. It’s based on a mutual agreement. You pay up front and we provide monthly content we believe will engage you and keep you coming back year after year. Just recently, audio companies like Avid, Slate Digital, Cakewalk, and Audionamix have opted into software subscription models. Again, nothing brand new. Microsoft......

When Do You Trash Your Preferences?

At the risk of sounding like a VO in a movie trailer (“In a world, where everything is everywhere...), when you have unlimited tracks, and mounds of gear, when is enough, enough? I’m not talking about giving up learning and stretching, Heck no! That’s why we chose audio as a career. What I’m talking about is when to go with your known winners as opposed to bringing new gear and techniques to......

Two Reissue Mics With Personality

A mic with a reputation is something to be cherished, and remembered. The first thing that comes to the mind of an engineer when you say the numbers 57 isn’t steak sauce, it’s “great snare mic you can rely on.” While both mics reviewed here are Take 2s, the manufacturers approached the reissues from a different standpoint. ......

Rascal Two-R Microphone Preamp

Rascal Audio is a “quality at all cost” company that, until now, has had just two products: the Analogue Tonebuss summing box and the Two-V dual 500 Series mic preamp. The Two-R reviewed here is a rackmount unit version of the Two-V, adding an integrated power supply and DI inputs. All Rascal Audio products are designed, built and assembled in the U.S. by lead rascal and product designer Joel......

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