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August 2012

August 2012


Joe Walsh Meets 2012

Aug 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Matt Hurwitz

Joe Walsh is finally coming around, but it’s been a long time coming. “The last album I made, we had recording tape and knobs,” the veteran rocker laughs. “This album, we had a hard drive and a mouse. I don’t know what happened! What happened while I was gone?”…

Small-Format Studio Consoles

Aug 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Michael Cooper

As music production moves increasingly into smaller recording studios, manufacturers are responding by creating consoles combining modest footprints with grandiose capabilities. And while the pace of new product introductions has slowed recently, the technologies being offered break fresh and exciting ground….

Another Green Day for Mark Isham

Aug 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Bud Scoppa

Mark Isham’s five-acre estate is spread over rolling countryside in the horse-centric West Valley community of Hidden Hills. The renowned film composer’s daily commute involves nothing more than a short walk across the lawn that separates his home from his well-appointed studio, housing two large composing spaces and a pair of writing stations. …


Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Aug 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Blair Jackson

Since bursting out of their native Vermont in the mid-’00s, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have enjoyed a steady rise, as years of relentless touring on the club circuit, playing festivals big and small, and opening for the likes of the Dave Matthews Band, the Black Crowes and, this summer, the Kenny Chesney-Tim McGraw stadium tour, have paid off. …


The Avett Brothers

Aug 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Tom Kenny

Real bands become bands on the road, and it takes less than one song to realize that the Avett Brothers are a real band, one that has spent a good part of their adult lives in the back of vans and buses, night after night after night, playing off the energy of the crowd and crafting their new material at the same time they belt out fan favorites….

Product Reviews

Brainworx bx_saturator

Aug 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Michael Cooper

bx_saturator is a new processor belonging to Brainworx’s Rock ’n’ Roll line of plug-ins, but it’s a scion of sorts. The heart of the mid/side (M/S) plug-in is its XL saturation algorithm, which was first introduced in the outstanding bx_XL plug-in, a mid/side mastering limiter….