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Technology

2017

Spatial Audio at AES

For amateurs and pros alike, the tools to produce slick-looking 3D, 4k content with post-produced audio are here.

2016

Data Drama

I just had a valued hard drive fail. I know it happens, but I still went through the eight emotional stages after data loss.

2016

Evolving Transducers

It wasn’t that long ago that we started trusting digital enough to be all-in. Since then, and especially lately, the evolution of digital products...

2016

Big Studios Bring It

Unless you just woke from a 20-year sleep, you know that digital recording and the Internet have pushed us into a multi-level world of...

2016

Think Again

The part of my job that excites me the most is when I come across new technologies and approaches that change the way I...

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Five Things You Need to Know

I regularly come across tech, music and general info that I immediately put in my “remember this” folder. Recently, I hit the Mother Lode...

2016

Let’s Collaborate!

There are “aha” moments in life when you realize that a change doesn’t simply affect you, but rather is a tide that raises all...

2016

Problem Solvers

It’s great when you find things that make your life easier, things that become such a part of your day-to-day world that it’s hard...

2016

The New High End

I’m a tech-loving geek—my ceiling fan talks to my thermostat and coordinates my house temp. But high-end tech doesn’t need to be that crazy,...

2015

The Latin Grammys

Certain words bring certain images to mind. In music, when you think of “Grammy” you probably think of the February awards show at the...

2015

Net Worth

The best class I had during graduate school in the mid-’80s was a composition seminar taught by American composer Pauline Oliveros.

2015

New Stuff

Every time AES rolls around, I start thinking about new gear, and 2015 has been a banner year so far.

2015

For the Birds

This summer I was tapped to teach a Sound for Picture course, which provided an opportunity for me to not only review the range...

2015

Sonic Rescue

Although “videographer” is a job classification I’ve never put on my resume, in the new age where anyone can broadcast to the world, I’ve...

2015

MixTrips: Chris Pelonis

Chris has been a longtime friend and I’ve thought from day one that he had one of the great creative/technical minds in our industry.

2015

Who’s Keeping Score?

If there is one thing you can say about the digital age so far it’s that there has been a remarkable level of indifference...

2015

Where Will We Be?

When I was a kid, I used to play a daydreamer’s game of “where will I be?”—when I’m 20, 30, in the year 2000,...

2015

Reflections From the Bay

“It is represented to us that the universal suffrage, as now existing throughout the Union, is abused; that fraud and corruption prevent a fair...

2015

Tales From the Client Side

The ink was barely dry on my January 2015 column about the dynamics of dealing with artists when I found myself in a situation...

2015

What Kind of User Are You?

Last month I wrote about new subscription/membership models that are now being offered by Avid, Slate Digital, Cakewalk and Audionamix.

2015

Subscriptions Anyone?

It’s nothing new. You’re likely reading Mix because you have a subscription. It’s based on a mutual agreement.

2015

Dynamics

“I don’t need the drummer telling me how to mix a record!”

2014

Fundamentals

As often as possible, we need to remind the people we mentor that the fundamentals of audio apply to both studio and stage.

2014

Education Through Teamwork

Although the major stars don’t often admit it in public (except, perhaps, on the awards podium), success in the music business is the result...

2014

Professional Development

One question I hear most often from students who want a career in pro audio is how can they break into the business.

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