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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.

I Remember High School

Schools Dr. Larrie Reynolds has made a commitment to technology in education. In a very big way.Music, while being an art form, is also steeped in science, Reynolds believes emphatically. And the sound engineer plays a crucial role in any performance. As a superintendent, his goal is to prepare young minds. He doesn’t expect that most of the students in the new Rock and Roll Academy will go on......

WESTLAKE PRO GOES ALL IN ON ATMOS

At the third annual Mix Presents Sound for Film event, held in mid-September at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif., longtime Los Angeles pro audio retailer/integrator Westlake Pro sponsored an expert panel called “Building an Immersive Room: Small, Medium and Large.” ......

Allen Sides and Ocean Way Audio

Ocean Way is the name of the street in Los Angeles where Allen Sides grew up. It’s where he first started experimenting with speaker designs in the early 1960s, in the garage, learning what made them sound the way they did. He would negotiate with theaters that were closing and buy the Altec A7s for pennies, haul them home and take them apart. He scoured for amps. He taught himself electronics......

On the Cover: The Village, Los Angeles

The Village staff, in Studio D. Front row, L to R: Dina Ayala, CFO; Noel Zancanella, Private Client; Ed Cherney, Private Client, Julie Jurenas, executive assistant; Jack, studio dog; Jeff Greenberg, Owner; Tina Morris, Studio Manager; John Alagia, Private Client. Back Row, L to R: Gabe Burch, engineer; Alex Williams, senior engineer; Bryant Lewis, assistant engineer; Jeff Gartenbaum, senior......

Same Drive, Different Personality

In putting together this month’s issue, I had the opportunity to interview two of the pivotal forces in L.A. recording over the past several decades, each in their own way: Jeff Greenberg, owner of The Village, pictured on this month’s cover with his extended studio family; and Allen Sides, who has graced this cover before as a producer/engineer and owner of Ocean Way Studios, and is now......

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