February 2012 - Mixonline

February 2012

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February 2012

MUSIC

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Grammys 2011 | Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Feb 1, 2012 9:00 AM, By Barbara Schultz

Of the five works that were nominated for Grammys this year in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, category, three could be filed under “Americana,” one is an alt-pop release with Americana leanings (it has a banjo, anyway), and one is a traditional pop/big band extravaganza. All are from-the-heart recordings, captured by some of the best in the business....

TECHNOLOGY

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Equator Audio Research D5 Monitor Review

Feb 1, 2012 9:00 AM, By Bobby Frasier

Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing Equator Audio’s Q12 monitors for Mix (February 2011) and was impressed with many of their features—most importantly, the sound of those formidable 12-inch coaxial speakers. With the D5, Equator continues its philosophy of point-source sound reproduction, albeit in a greatly reduced footprint, power rating, maximum SPL and price point....