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Always Mixing

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Mel Lambert

Given the complexity of high-action movies, and the fact that technology-savvy directors retain their creative options right up to the final print-mastering...

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The Well-Accessorized DAW

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

Once upon a time, every studio had a distinct character with different recorders, consoles and outboard toys that set each facility apart from the rest....

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'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

Good heavens, will we ever be rid of Lord Voldemort? Here we are, six installments into the Harry Potter film series the latest, Harry Potter and the...

Tech

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Tech: New Products, August 2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM

High-End Gain Control Airfield AudioCompressor The new Liminator from Airfield Audio (www.airfield audio.com) is a vintage-style analog audio compressor...

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Korg MR-2000S 1-Bit Studio Recorder Review

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

The Korg MR-2000S is the company's top-of-the-line MR Series 1-bit recorder. For audio pros concerned about future-proofing their creative work, this...

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Royer SF-24V Stereo Tube Ribbon Mic Review

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

Royer microphones are favored worldwide among tracking and front-of-house engineers who are ribbon enthusiasts. The company's latest release, the SF-24V,...

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Benchmark MPA1 Microphone Preamp Review

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Matt Bishop

Since 1983, Benchmark has been manufacturing leading-edge specialty audio products notably the DAC1, which has become a standard for digital-to-analog,...

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Chameleon Labs 7802 Opto Tube Compressor Review

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

Chameleon Labs' 7802 stereo opto tube compressor offers a feedback design based on a Perkin Elmer VTL5C2 LED/LDR Vactrol gain-changing element. There...

Sound for Picture

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SFP: Playing for Change

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Playing for Change is the name of an ongoing multimedia movement designed to unite people through music. You may have encountered it online in the video...

Live Mix

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Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Tour Profile

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By David John Farinella

At first glance, it appears as if Robert Collins is sitting down on the job. After all, he's been on the road with Eric Clapton for the past couple of...

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FixIt: Billy Elliot sound designer Paul Arditti

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Paul Arditti, who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Sound Design for this show, designed a Tap Floor that comprises 96 piezo-electric pickups distributed...

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Clair Opens New Branch

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

Clair Bros.' new Chicago location sees Keith Neubert heading up sales and management in the territory and Jim Johnson handling systems design and project...

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Chester French Tour Profile

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

Indie rock/hip-hop duo Chester French (Max-well Drummey and D.A. Wallach) recently embarked on a European tour before heading back to the States as opener...

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Martin Audio Spec'd for Chicago-Area Club

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

The new 20,000-square-foot, two-story John Barleycorn club in Schaumburg, Ill. (a suburb of Chicago), features high-end audio, video, stage and club lighting...

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Load In: Sound Reinforcement News, August 2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Dean Mitchell, guitar tech for Buckcherry's Stevie D, spec'd Lectrosonics IS400 receivers mounted into a single 19-inch rackspace, two LMa beltpack transmitters...

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Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, August 2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM

JBL CBT Series Line Array Columns The CBT Series passive line array columns feature Constant Beamwidth Technology circuitry, with switchable Broad/Narrow...

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All Access: Chris Cornell

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings

Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is taking his solo gig on the road, backed by an A-list band comprising drummer Jason Sutter, bassist Corey...

Recording Notes

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Music: Wilco

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

Since coming onto the scene in the mid-'90s, Wilco has consistently been one of the most unpredictable and adventurous American bands, and leader Jeff...

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Classic Tracks: Talking Heads "Road to Nowhere"

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

By 1985, Talking Heads was one of the most respected bands in America, loved both by critics and an ever-expanding fan base that watched the group move...

Sessions

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Night Sky Sound

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

One of the new studios featured in Mix's Class of 2009, Night Sky Sound (www.myspace.com/night skysoundinc) is situated in a Mediterranean-style estate...

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Project Studio: Ear FX

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

This space in Mix is usually devoted to music recording studios, but Shawn Conrad is proof that even in the sound-for-picture world, some of the most...

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Envy on the Coast at Red Bull

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Envy on the Coast's second album was recorded at Red Bull Studio (Santa Monica, Calif.) with producer Sean Beavan (Marilyn Manson, System of a Down, NIN)...

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Track Sheet, August 2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Speaking of Red Bull, in addition to owning a recording studio, the soft-drink company also sponsors the Red Bull Music Academy, a music-industry workshop...

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L.A. Grapevine, August 2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

Sitting smack-dab in the middle of Santa Monica's bustling post-house enclave, POP Sound is two audio post-production outfits in one, and each is an industry...

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Nashville Skyline, August 2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Peter Cooper

With the help of a cappuccino machine, some ribbon mics and a Chris Huston-designed home studio, Grand Ole Opry member Steve Wariner set about recording...

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New York Metro, August 2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Don't call it a recording facility. Don't call the people inside it music supervisors. Oh, and don't call them composers either. But if you do go ahead...

From the Editor

From the Editor: Time to Step Out and Step Up

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

It would have been easy to put a shot from American Idol on the big screen of this month's cover. It's a certified Number One show every week it airs,...

Current/Industry News

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Hewitt Flies Solo

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Eight-time TEC Award-winner, Gold/Platinum record-holder and Grammy/Emmy/CAS Award-winner David Hewitt, former owner of Remote Recording Services, has...

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IPR Launches Ideawerks

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

On May 31, 2009, music industry veterans, corporate sponsors, and national and community leaders participated in the inauguration of a city outreach program...

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Michael Kissel, 1949-2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Michael Kissel passed away in early May due to a rare form of brain cancer: glioblastoma multiforme. A consistently successful producer and songwriter...

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Industry News, August 2009

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, ADAM Audio (Westlake Village, CA) has hired Robert Caputo as its presidentDenny McLane now directs Aviom's (West...

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On the Move: Erik Hanson

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Erik Hanson Universal Audio marketing director Main Responsibilities: help define and oversee UA's online and offline marketing communications efforts....

On the Cover

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On the Cover: Levels Audio

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

Founded in 1998 by producer and recording engineer Brian Riordan, Levels Audio has drawn nearly as many accolades for its eye-catching 3-year-old Hollywood...

Back Page

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Jim Anderson Q&A

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

The New York University educator, Grammy-winning engineer/producer and current AES president talks about the changing face of the organization and offers...