8th Annual Mix L.A. Open
June's unpredictable weather made for an especially memorable event, as nearly 150 audio professionals gathered on Monday, June 9, 2003, at the Malibu
The Engineer and the Vocalist
So what's the big deal? With automatic tuning devices, nondestructive digital editing, multitracking and effects, why worry about the vocal sound?
In the Studio: Rickie Lee Jones
Over the course of her 20-year career, singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has influenced innumerable other artists and acquired a passionate, almost reverential
The Matrix Reloaded
An interview with the Academy Award winning audio editors about recording the next installment of The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded. Recording and mixing techniques...
Studios Fight Back
From the rise of independent studios in the 1960s and '70s, through the boom years of late '90s hip hop and pop, studios have...
Anybody who's spent time in a studio lately has observed what happens when inexperienced producers collide with the endless choices offered by digital recording.
Fresh talent is what keeps the music industry vital and, ultimately, profitable. The paradox? There's more and more music being made, but fewer and...
In Nashville, but off of the beaten path both geographically and client-wise is Alex the Great Recording, a residential, rock-oriented studio owned by
When you're tired of sound-alike mixes and you want your music to sound like your band instead of some over-EQ'd, overcompressed, generic dreck, who...
The Village, Studio D
The Village has always had a great West L.A. location and a great history; these days it also has a great buzz going. Celebrating...
Avast and Away!
Disney magic still manages to bring out the kid in everybody, including the veteran creative and production personnel for the animated feature Treasure
Star Trek: Nemesis
Phenomenon, franchise, lifestyle call it what you like. The Star Trek television series and roster of movies not to mention books, the Las Vegas...
In our sometimes over-inflated, over-hyped technological world, where audio addicts frenzy over the latest, the greatest, the oldest and the coolest,
Larrabee Studios started out, literally, as a mom and pop business when, back in 1969, music producer Jackie Mills and his wife, Dolores, purchased...
Survival of the Fittest
Never an industry for the faint-hearted, music recording has been the recipient of multiple whammies lately, such as general record company dysfunction,
Seventh Annual Mix L.A.Open
Veterans of Mix golf tournaments were in agreement: Monday, June 10, 2002, was a particularly beautiful day. The sun was warm, but gentle ocean...
Dennis Sands loves his work, and it shows. A three-time Oscar nominee for Best Sound (Cast Away, Contact and Forrest Gump), a TEC Award...
Scooby Doo supervising sound editor Michael Wilhoit seems like a pretty normal guy. Still, you have to figure that to work on this kind...
Nashville can be deceiving. With all that low-key style and relaxed attitude, people from the rest of the country can sometimes get fooled into...
The Sum of All Fears
Although filming was completed before September 11, one might have expected some concerns at Paramount Pictures about the release of The Sum of All...
High-Tech, Smart Tech
When you think of likely bastions of cutting-edge audio technology, Redondo Beach, Calif., isn't first on the list. But those old images of a...
Just a few minutes into a conversation with Neil Dorfsman and you get the feeling that he'd be a great guy to hang with....
Just how long is Brian Gardner's discography? Well, pulling up his allmusic.com page results in a list of over 750 credits. It was hip...
West Hollywood's five-room Cherokee Studios has a rich 30-year history, a thriving present and a promising future. Its owners, three musician/engineer/producers
Stylin’ at Club Moomba
It's an only-in-L.A. kind of thing: A multimillion-dollar new club, smack in the middle of the West Hollywood neighborhood known as Boys' Town, that's
Conway Recording Studios, which first opened its doors on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood in 1976, is currently celebrating its 25th year in business. Known
You have to give everything its own identity for the artist. You can't put your imprint on it. I would rather compress a vocal...
Home studios are the norm these days. But the evolution of music composer Denis Hannigan's home studio was a little different from most. When...
5.1 Entertainment Group
Things are busting out all over at 5.1 Entertainment. Positioned as a key player in the world of DVD-Audio, the company has mixed and...
Mix Sixth Annual L.A. Open
This year's sold-out event included 37 foursomes, who vied for glory and prizes, including a brand-new BMW roadster earmarked for the player who could...
The hardest to separate are steel and organ, because they end up getting in the same bandwidth a lot. I try to pan...
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious feels like an instant classic: think Blade Runner meets Rebel Without a Cause. While not exactly a chick flick,...