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August 1, 2010

August 1, 2010


‘Salt’ Sound

Jul 27, 2010 3:30 PM, By Tom Kenny

There’s been no shortage of action movies over the past couple of decades, with dozens of subgenres proliferating to satisfy the audience’s appetite for war, worldwide destruction, comic books, videogames, legal procedure, historical epic, serial killers, mistaken identity or underdogs fighting the good fight against all odds. …

Analog Tape Is Back!

Aug 4, 2010 4:28 PM, By Blair Jackson

The years come and go, equipment changes, trends evolve and still the great digital vs. analog debate continues. Not that it’s really a fair fight at this point. After all, digital recording formats have become completely ubiquitous…

Top of the Line Channel Strips

Aug 4, 2010 5:04 PM, By George Petersen

During the past decade or so, channel strips have skyrocketed in popularity, especially with the rise of console-less, DAW-based production. But the concept of the channel strip is hardly new, going back to the early 1980s with the Symetrix 528 voice processor…

Product Reviews

Fink Analog Audio CS2-FA Tube Dual Channel Strip Review

Jul 27, 2010 2:30 PM, By Barry Rudolph

Veteran UREI and Universal Audio engineer Dennis Fink uses single-ended Class-A dual-triode tube gain blocks in the CS2-FA, a two-rackspace unit with two complete recording channel strips. Each strip has a Bill Putnam–inspired tube console mic pre…

JoeCo BlackBox Recorder Review

Jul 27, 2010 2:40 PM, By Kevin Becka

JoeCo is a new startup founded by Joe Bull, who founded SADiE, the UK-based company that offers high-end DAW solutions for music, post, broadcast and mastering. When SADiE was purchased by Prism Sound last year, Bull moved on to produce the BlackBox recorder, the first new product released under the JoeCo banner….

JZ Microphones V47, V67 Vintage Series Review

Jul 27, 2010 2:46 PM, By Kevin Becka

Designed by Juris Zarins and made in Latvia, JZ Microphones created its V67 and V47 models with a vintage pedigree in mind. The designer sought to offer a “new and renewed” view of the legendary sound of Neumann’s U47 and U67 tube microphones…


Music: Disturbed

Jul 27, 2010 1:33 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

A lone Pro Tools rig may have been gathering dust on the bus while Disturbed hit the festival circuit in Europe last summer, but that didn’t keep guitarist Dan Donegan from seeking out a private room after soundcheck to lay down some riffs that would become the creative spark for their latest album…

Megan McCormick

Aug 4, 2010 5:48 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Megan McCormick is a young singer/songwriter/guitarist with a singular pop-rock sound. It’s almost unfair to make such comparisons, but imagine a voice like k.d. lang’s but younger and breathier, and electric guitar work that’s effortless and emotional….

Quad Lakeside Is Latest Studio From Lou Gonzalez

Aug 4, 2010 6:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Quad Nashville owner and veteran engineer Lou Gonzalez makes this important distinction about his new facility, Quad Lakeside: “It’s a studio in a home, but it’s not a home studio.” …

Rod Abernethy Scores ‘Despicable Me’ Videogame

Aug 4, 2010 6:12 PM, By Matt Gallagher

In July, Universal Pictures released the animated 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell as the voice of Gru, a mean-spirited villain who endeavors to steal the moon—only to be thwarted at every turn…

Studio West Profile

Aug 4, 2010 6:04 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Studio West, which has offered commercial recording services in the San Diego area since 1971, completed a series of redesigns this year. Peter Dyson, owner since 2005, and Dyson’s partners, wife Amy Dyson and Mark Kirchner…

Classic Tracks: Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens’ “Streets of Bakersfield”

Aug 4, 2010 6:25 PM, By Barbara Schultz

It’s still pretty surprising that Dwight Yoakam became a country music star. He was playing working-class bars and punk clubs in L.A., performing his original songs and classic-country covers for old-schoolers and college kids at a time when the hits coming out of Nashville were lush, overproduced…

Live Sound

Sting, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Tour Profile

Jul 27, 2010 3:45 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

Any consummate artist wants to up their game. Take their musical vision in a new direction. Work with new artists. Try any number of different creative avenues. Sting is that type of artist. In 2006, he teamed up with Bosnian guitarist/lutenist Edin Karamazov, releasing a fine collection in Songs From the Labyrinth….

Hall of Fame, Mutemath Open Full Sail Live!

Aug 4, 2010 6:45 PM, By Tom Kenny

It was a busy June at Full Sail University (Winter Park, Fla.) with the induction of the second group into the Full Sail Hall of Fame and the official opening of the Gateway Studios Project. …

Carrie Underwood Tour Log

Aug 4, 2010 7:12 PM

Multiple Grammy Award– and American Idol–winner Carrie Underwood has embarked on a tour of North America in support of her new album, Play On; the tour stopped in Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony…

FixIt: Maxwell Monitor Engineer Clay Hutson

Aug 4, 2010 6:56 PM

We don’t really have a lot of inputs, even though it looks like a lot of stuff onstage. I think we’re around 56, which is pretty normal and Jill Scott has about 70 inputs. The [DiGiCo SD7 console] is really critical when it comes to the amount of outputs that I’m using up on the desk, around 40….

Gigging for Charity

Aug 4, 2010 7:52 PM

Raising awareness for the charity The Smile Train, five-piece indie-rockers Sound Driver are playing some unusual places: Sydney Harbor Bridge, Mount Kilimanjaro (breaking World Records), the Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls and Dubai’s Burj al Arab Hotel. …

Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, August 2010

Aug 4, 2010 8:01 PM

Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the August 2010 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article…

All Access: Massive Attack

Aug 5, 2010 12:41 PM, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

Electronic/trip-hoppers Massive Attacks—vocalists Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall—are out on a worldwide tour to support their latest, Heligoland, bringing along a stellar lineup of musicians and backing vocalists….

Gear Stories

Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy: The Age of the Customs

Jul 27, 2010 2:50 PM, By Sylvia Massy

Back at the beginnings of modern civilization, soon after the invention of the wheel, the recording of music was often done through a haphazard collection of 2-track radio consoles slung together with raw wire and powered by fossil fuels. Human beings spilled their souls onto long, winding strips of plastic tape, rearranging iron particles and rewriting history. …


Mix Announces Certified Hits of InfoComm 2010

Jun 24, 2010 3:58 PM, By The Mix Staff

‘Rock Band 3’ Adds Keyboards, Goes Pro

Aug 4, 2010 2:03 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Expected out this holiday season for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, the Rock Band series expands the virtual band to seven: drums, lead and bass guitars, vocals, harmony vocals (new!) and keyboards (new!). The keyboard can also go MIDI by connecting to a computer. …

DWV Entertainment Acquires Aphex Systems, Announces New GM

Jun 7, 2010 3:29 PM

Industry News, August 2010

Aug 4, 2010 2:21 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Read Mix August 2010 Coverage on New Hires, Promotions, Distribution Deals in Pro Audio…

On the Move: Andy Trott

Aug 4, 2010 2:45 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Read Mix profile on Soundcraft Studer AKG President Andy Trott…

Post FactoryNY | Film Space Adds Audio Post Services

Aug 4, 2010 3:20 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Mix Profiles Post Factory NY on Adding Audio Post Services With Bang Music…


Tech: New Products, August 2010

Jul 27, 2010 3:00 PM

Mix magazine August 2010 tools of the trade article features new pro audio products in May Mix magazine pro audio product section …

Editor’s Note: Analog on Her Own Terms

Aug 4, 2010 1:58 PM, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

Just as we were putting the August issue, with its theme on Analog Audio, to bed, I was invited to see Shelby Lynne at Yoshi’s San Francisco, near the end of her tour in support of her excellent spring release…

Bill Porter, 1931-2010

Jul 13, 2010 7:08 PM, By George Petersen

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