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Features

The Sky Is Falling

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to this article. Last fall, while we were planning our issue topics for the 2007 year, we felt that a piece with...

Take It With You

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

In many ways, the laptop computer forms the basis for the ideal recorder in the field or studio. In terms of compact, powerful design, the portable CPU...

The High Tide Hits

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Steve La Cerra

It's a cold, gray, rainy winter day in Fort Wayne, Ind., where I'm currently stopped for a Blue Oyster Cult gig the kind of day that sends a chill through...

Bay Area Sound

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

During the past several years, Marin County-based Bay Area Sound has quietly grown to become one of the leading independent game sound facilities in Northern...

Technology

Tools of the Trade

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM

ZAXCOM ZFR100 MINI RECORDER The Zaxcom (www.zaxcom.com) ZFR100 ($995) can record up to eight track-hours of audio on a removable 2GB Flash memory card....

Cakewalk SONAR 6 Producer Edition Upgrade

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Tony Nunes

Every year, there are a few things that I can anticipate: taxes, sweltering summers in the Arizona desert and on a positive note a new release of SONAR....

Field Test: Dolby Media Producer Software Suite

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Glen O'Hara

If you've stepped into an A/V retailer recently, you can't help but notice an abundance of destination platforms on the shelves, most sporting a variety...

Field Test: AEA TRP Ribbon Mic Preamp

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Joe Hannigan

With the popularity of ribbon microphones in today's recording world, it's surprising that few manufacturers have stepped up to the plate with a ribbon-specific...

Field Test: Cube-Tec Audio Restoration Plug-Ins

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

Cube-Tec has released Pro Tools versions of four of its 16 high-end audio restoration plug-ins, or Virtual Precision Instruments (VPIs). These new plug-ins...

Field Test: elysia alpha Compressor

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

To treat the wide variety of material thrown at them, many mastering engineers have multiple compressors and limiters at their disposal. German manufacturer...

Auditions: Snapshot Product Reviews

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Gary Eskow

Like many of you, I realize much of my orchestral writing by using sample libraries and the tools with which they ship. On a piece that I scored for strings,...

Adobe Audition

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Allan Metts

With roots as a shareware audio editor named Cool Edit Pro, Adobe's Audition has blossomed into a powerful workstation for audio editing and multitrack...

Sound for Picture

Ghost Whisperer

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Matt Hurwitz

Who knows what a ghost sounds like? The old clichs of moans, rattling chains and wind don't quite hold up in 2007 especially when sound effects creators...

PBS' Soundstage Steps Into the Digital Age

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By David John Farinella

When PBS' Soundstage first hit the air in 1974, the idea was inspired an hour-long television program that featured some of the era's best-known musicians...

Tom Fleischman

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Gary Eskow

A Manhattan native who has spent his entire career in New York City's audio post industry, Tom Fleischman has seen the good times come and go. According...

Live Mix

Tour Profile: John Mayer

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Gaby Alter

Few artists are both accomplished singer/songwriters and instrumental virtuosos, but John Mayer appears comfortable in both roles. Mayer's 2001 breakaway...

All Access: Snow Patrol

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

The past year has seen numerous emo/punk/rock bands enter the limelight. The latest, Snow Patrol, is garnering critical acclaim for the album Eyes Open....

Local Crew: Event Tech

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

A recurring theme in this column concerns local SR companies providing clients with a total rental package: audio, lighting, staging, personnel, etc....

Robert "Obie" O'Brien, 1953-2007

Apr 1, 2007 4:01 PM

NSCA Moves to Dallas

Apr 1, 2007 4:05 PM

News

Apr 1, 2007 4:13 PM

On the Road: Stockholm Syndrome

Apr 1, 2007 4:15 PM

Now Playing: Meat Loaf, Love Arcade

Apr 1, 2007 4:18 PM

Dolby, BT Bring Surround to Stage

Apr 1, 2007 4:22 PM

Recording Notes

Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By David John Farinella

The recently released collection of songs from Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby has its genesis at a rinky-dink show that took place in the small northern...

Fountains of Wayne

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Heather Johnson

When Fountains of Wayne started making plans to record their new album, Traffic and Weather (out April 3 on Virgin Records), co-founder/bassist Adam Schlesinger...

Classic Tracks: Booker T. & The MG's' "Time Is Tight"

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Gary Eskow

The idea seems so anachronistic a record label with its own house band. Back in the '60s, though, the majors weren't simply offices populated by executives....

Cool Spins

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Turtle Island Quartet A Love Supreme The Legacy of John Coltrane (Telarc) Covering adventurous jazz is nothing new for the Turtle Island Quartet, but...

Coast to Coast

L.A. Grapevine

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

I'm sitting in the lobby of Hollywood post house SonicPool (www.sonicpool.com) with co-owners and supervising mixers Patrick Bird and John Frost. The...

Nashville Skyline

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Rick Clark

It was during a John Lennon tribute gig at the Ace of Clubs that I heard Tommy Womack throw down with an utterly committed version of Well Well Well,...

New York Metro

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Is it time for A&R people to step aside? Some would say that music supervisors have become the gatekeepers of this industry, exerting tremendous influence...

Studio D Recording

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

A couple of years ago, veteran engineer/producer/studio owner Joel Jaffe replaced the Amek board in Studio D Recording (www.studiodrecording.com, Sausalito,...

DMB At Home

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

The Dave Matthews band has been working in Matthews' personal studio, Haunted Hollow, on a followup to their successful 2005 release, Stand Up. Engineer...

A Perfect World

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Jack Conners' Perfect World Studios offers editing, mixing, mastering and short-run duplication, as well as recording services in a private studio in...

Hellish Project

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

English guitarist Martin Stephenson named his new album Hell's Half Acre, the nickname of the area around Midland North Carolina where he recorded. Contrary...

Broken Wave News

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

In the Neve 88R- and Pro Tools HD3-equipped Studio B at Broken Wave Music (Glendale, Calif.), engineer Warren Riker mixed a new release for Sylvi Knight...

Track Sheet

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

SOUTHEAST Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer Eric Schilling broke in his new Digidesign ICON console recording acts such as Latin artist Olga Tanon...

Insider Audio

Smart QuickTime Tricks

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Paul D. Lehrman

What's a nine-letter word for the greatest thing since sliced bread? Well, even if you don't like sliced bread all that much (I always think it's fresher...

AudioNext

Audio Middleware, Part 2

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Alexander Brandon

In the March 2007 column, I began my report on middleware game audio engines: what this software is, how to get it and its value as an essential cog in...

Project Studio

Vapor Trail Productions

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

It's a relatively typical story: Musician lands day job but spends most waking hours trying to book his band. However, for Los Angeles-based composer...

Tech's Files

Mysteries of Vintage Mic Repair

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Eddie Ciletti

Back in February, I set out to compare two versions of the AKG C 414 microphone series, and that column evolved into a history of piece. I felt the historic...

From the Editor

Maybe Chicken Little Was Right

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By George Petersen
Executive Editor

The sky is falling at least part of it is for wireless audio users, whether for broadcast, production sound, Broadway, concerts, sporting events or houses...

Feedback

Letters to Mix

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM

TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE After reading your article on mixing drums (The Inside Track) in the January 2007 issue, I'd like to offer an additional technique...

Current/Industry News

Mike Clark, 1943-2007

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly7

Mike Clark, co-owner and manager of Southern Tracks Recording (Atlanta), died on February 1, 2007, after an eight-month battle with cancer. Clark was...

Mix Foundation Update

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The 2006 TEC Awards announced the following recipients of its Scholarship Grants: Richard Chilcott is a student at Ohio University and is pursuing a degree...

Tollen Heads Sound One

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

New York City-based post-production facility Sound One has a new managing director: Steven Tollen. He will oversee day-to-day activities at the facility,...

Industry News

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The Stanton Group (Stanton Magnetics, Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems; Hollywood, FL) named Timothy Dorwart and Mike Quandt as CEO and president/COO, respectivelyStephane...

Winners Circle

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

TAKES OSCAR Mike Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton took home the Oscar for Sound Mixing for their work on Dreamgirls. The team used the Euphonix System...

On the Move: Rick McClendon

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Who: Rick McClendon, Tascam VP Main Responsibilities: build strong relationships both inside and outside of the company while telling people why they...

Notes From the P&E Wing

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Frank Filipetti

CD sales are down way down. Digital downloads are up, but not nearly enough to compensate. Media piracy is rampant. Old news, right? It's been the music...

On the Cover

MTV Networks' Mobile Unit 8

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Claire Hall

MTV Networks managers and engineers knew they had a tough challenge in front of them. With the 22nd Annual Stellar Awards gospel show set for Saturday,...