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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.

Don’t Forget to Stretch

At the start of every new year, I like to take an assessment of my studio life, looking at both the gear I have at my disposal and the skills I bring to a session. Every year I’m looking to push my boundaries. Sometimes it’s a new technique I’ve picked up that makes me research and then purchase a certain piece of technology. Other times it’s a piece of technology that comes out and inspires me......

ATC SCM20PSL Monitors

Acoustic Transducer Company is a UK company known for its high-end professional and consumer hi-fi audio reproduction systems. The company’s products include preamps, amps and monitors, both active and passive. The U.S. distributor is TransAudio Group out of Las Vegas. ......

Gifts I Will Give Myself

December usually means some much deserved downtime for the holidays. It’s when we start to think about what to get that certain audio someone, or even gift ourselves back for another 12 months spent working, or looking for it. ......

Want a Job? Adapt!

I just got back from AES and jobs are on my mind. The day before the floor opened, I participated on a panel titled “Career Paths of the Audio Professional.” It was moderated by Paul Freudenberg (Rat Sound), and included myself, engineers Robert Scovill, Fred Vogler, Shawn Murphy, Dave Rat, Brett Valasek (ATK Audiotek), Claudio Lastrucci (Powersoft), and Mario Di Cola (Audio Labs Systems). The......

Tech Talk: 18 Years in L.A.

I’ve lived in Cleveland, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and now twice in Nashville, but the city I spent the biggest chunk of time in is Los Angeles. I lived there from 1976 to 1994, which in great part set me up for careers in audio recording, publishing and education. I got my love of music from my dad, who would sing around the house and was always playing records. He wasn’t the feely touchy......

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