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Thomas Kenny

Mix Editor Tom Kenny joined Mix in 1988 after receiving a masters' degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has written extensively for Mix through the years, developing the Sound for Picture section in 1991, followed years later by a book on the subject. He was named Editor in 2003.

Troy Germano Talks New York City

The concept for this month’s cover was clear, but in a vague sort of way. New York City itself was to be a main character, somewhat in the manner of E.B. White’s 1948 love letter to The City, Here Is New York. But for the Recording Industry. The Studio Business. In 2017. Again, clear but vague—just so it wasn’t a typical studio shot. We wanted something different.So we called Troy Germano,......

Who’s On Your Team?

As a parent, I learned around the time my two daughters entered middle school that it was time to start paying closer attention to who they ran around with. Not to judge, and not to forbid or promote any particular individual. They would find their own way, make their own mistakes and celebrate their own triumphs, with their own friends, same as I did growing up. I just wanted to pay attention......

Formosa Group

Formosa Group moves fast. Even by Hollywood standards, where the semblance of a small town can be put up in a morning and torn down at the end of a day, Formosa Group moves fast. Not randomly, not without direction. Just fast, and with a vision. In the past 10 months, Formosa has opened five new re-recording stages and about 30 new editorial rooms, built from scratch in two new locations, to......

Based On Relationships

There is a long and circuitous story, with only a couple degrees of separation, behind the appearance of composer Tom Holkenborg on this month’s cover of Mix. It’s a story that began, oddly enough, on the Disney dub stage in the early 1990s, where I met Oscar-winning supervising sound editor Mark Mangini on the final mix for Beauty and the Beast. I was still new and just happy to be in the room......

It All Starts With A Song, A Voice And A Guitar

There’s this thing that guitarists sometimes do when they feel particularly passionate about an acoustic and want to share its wonder. Whether sitting or standing, they hold it aloft on its back, firmly yet gently, with minimum points of contact, and say, “Listen to this. Shhhh…you gotta listen to this.” Then they make a single solid strum and let it ring.Ten seconds go by. It......

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