Spatial Audio at AES
For amateurs and pros alike, the tools to produce slick-looking 3D, 4k content with post-produced audio are here.
I just had a valued hard drive fail. I know it happens, but I still went through the eight emotional stages after data loss.
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...
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...
Live Sound Takeaways
In the past, I’ve written about the growing similarities between live sound and recording studio workflows.
The part of my job that excites me the most is when I come across new technologies and approaches that change the way I...
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...
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...
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...
Field of Streams
When it comes to tuning your product news, music, sports, and more, streaming is king.
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,...
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...
The best class I had during graduate school in the mid-’80s was a composition seminar taught by American composer Pauline Oliveros.
Every time AES rolls around, I start thinking about new gear, and 2015 has been a banner year so far.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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,...
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...
Pick Up Your Pro Tools Pace
While attention to detail and organization are vital elements in professional session workflow, speed can often make or break a session.
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...
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.
It’s nothing new. You’re likely reading Mix because you have a subscription. It’s based on a mutual agreement.
“I don’t need the drummer telling me how to mix a record!”
As often as possible, we need to remind the people we mentor that the fundamentals of audio apply to both studio and stage.
Don’t Forget to Stretch
At the start of every new year, I like to take an assessment of my studio life, looking at both the gear I have...
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...
One question I hear most often from students who want a career in pro audio is how can they break into the business.