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...
Every time AES rolls around, I start thinking about new gear, and 2015 has been a banner year so far.
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...
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,...
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.
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.
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...
Tech Talk: 18 Years in L.A.
I’ve lived in Cleveland, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and now twice in Nashville, but the city I spent the biggest chunk of time in is...
TechTalk: Upgrade? Is It Time Yet?
As an engineer, educator, content creator and communicator, I’m constantly wrestling with tech upgrades. But the first question I have to always ask myself...
TechTalk: Do Nothing
I’m always looking for something to do. Call it OCD, OMG, WTF or whatever you’d like—one of my dearest friends calls me her “favorite...
TechTalk: On Being A Sponge
Everyone knows the Chinese blessing/curse, “May you live in interesting times.” For me, the polarity-flipped blessing would be, “May you always be surrounded by...
TechTalk: It’s About Time
We all deal with timing every day. From hitting the stoplights on the way to work to setting a song tempo, making business decisions...
Metadata is like a banana peel. It looks great on the banana, but once it’s separated, no one wants to own it. Who will...
TechTalk: Traveling Rigs
NAMM is in a couple of weeks. I’ve been going to these shows since the 1980s, and I always get the same buzz from...
TechTalk: Top Gear From 2013
The last 12 months have been an interesting ride for our business. Dealers I questioned at Winter NAMM were lukewarm about business, but just...
TechTalk: Quality Is Cheaper
I often have students, colleagues and Facebook friends ask, “What is the best mic, speaker, headphones, interface, etc., I can buy?” Since my job...
TechTalk: I’m a Studio Junkie
After 30-plus years in the business, I’ve caught the studio bug again. I’ve been building a small mix room for four months now and...
TechTalk: What’s In Your Ears?
In my October column (“The Score: Consumers 10, Pros 0”), I talked about how manufacturers like Apple were reaching for the golden “consumer” ring...