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Tech Talk

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

New Stuff

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

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

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

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.

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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...

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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...

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TechTalk: MetApeel

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...

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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...

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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...

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