Author Profile

Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher is the Managing Editor of Drum magazine. Matt worked as an Assistant Editor at Mix magazine from February 2006 (the April 2006 issue) through October 2016 (the November 2016 issue). While at Mix, Matt oversaw Mix's Live Sound and Current sections, as well as the weekly MixLine and MixLine Live e-newsletters, and provided general assistance for the entire print magazine and mixonline.com Website. Prior to joining Mix magazine in February 2006, Matt was on the editorial staffs of Electronic Musician, Onstage, Remix, Music Education Technology, Desktop Music Production Guide, Digital Piano Buyer's Guide, and Music & Computers magazines. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/American Studies from UCLA. He is also a part-time drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a drummer he has worked with Calle 49, Z'Amico, Mondo Loko, The Grooveloz, Sarava Zamba, La Peña Cultural Center's Latin-Jazz Ensemble, Lau Paiva, Priscilla Rice, Sherie Julianne, and Blind Lemon Phillips, among others.

L7

L7’s original 1985 lineup—Donita Sparks (guitar/vocals), Suzi Gardner (guitar/vocals), Jennifer Finch (bass) and Dee Plakas (drums)—reunited for tours of Europe and the U.S. in the summer and fall of 2015. Tour manager and front-of-house engineer Miles Wilson notes that this tour was light on production and that he was happy to see Avid SC48s in many venues. “It allows me to spend more time......

McCabe's Guitar Shop

McCabe’s Guitar Shop on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, located two blocks west of the Santa Monica Freeway’s Centinela Avenue off-ramp, is first and foremost a musical instrument store that opened in 1958 and specializes in acoustic and folk music instruments, offering sales, rentals, repairs, private lessons and classes. Since 1969, McCabe’s has presented weekend concerts in a back room with an 8......

The Darkness

Through 15 years of existence, UK-based rock band The Darkness—Justin Hawkins (lead vocals and guitar), Dan Hawkins (guitar and vocals), Frankie Poullain (bass and vocals) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums, who joined in June 2015)—has maintained a reputation for staging charismatic live shows infused with nonstop energy, audience interaction and a degree of spontaneity. ......

Brandi Carlile

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is known among her fans for a vocal character that translates seamlessly into blues, pop and R&B while rooted in C&W. In March of this year, New York Times music critic Jon Pareles wrote, “Her voice encompasses the full spectrum: quiet and clear, tremulously tearful, decisively rasping or reaching to a scream. She can yodel, too.” ......

Coast Mastering Opens

Michael Romanowski is excited about the future of the music industry. Taking into account what he has experienced and observed as a mastering engineer for more than two decades, he is convinced that the quality of production, manufacturing and distribution can only get better. He recalls the emergence and decline of trends such as gated reverb in the ’80s, and over-compression, as well as the......

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