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Michael Cooper has logged over 60,000 hours at the console working with music acts in the West and multimedia production houses on the East Coast and in Asia. A Contributing Editor for Mix since 1996, he has written more than 500 pro-audio hardware and software reviews, as well as how-to articles on recording engineering, mixing, mastering, and post-production. His journalism has also appeared in Wired, Electronic Musician (for which he also served as a Contributing Editor for nine years), Keyboard and other pro-audio magazines. Cooper has composed music for feature-length film and worked with Ashley Cleveland, the late Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt and former weekend anchor of ABC World News Barry Serafin (the latter for PBS). An avid wilderness adventurer, mountaineer and expert navigator, Michael has backpacked, climbed, hiked, skied and rafted 8,000 miles of wild country. He has recently finished writing his memoir, chronicling his close calls during wilderness expeditions.

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