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Follow That Vocal

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Everyone wants their voice to be heard, and when it comes to recording music, it's all about nailing the vocal track. Arguably the most complex instrument...

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Supersize My Mic

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

If large-diaphragm condenser mics performed identically to their small-diaphragm cousins, engineers would probably buy the behemoth versions anyway just...

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Back to Basics

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Steve La Cerra

It may not be obvious, but a P.A. system is a precision instrument. Similar to the way that various components contribute to the makeup of a fine musical...

The 22nd Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards Nominations

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Listed below are the nominees chosen by the Nominating Panel of the 22nd Annual TEC Awards. A special TEC Awards Voter's Guide and voting ballot will...

Fast Lane Remembered

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By the Mix Editors

During Stephen St.Croix's 18 years as a Mix columnist, we received more letters in reaction to his column each month than about any other topic or article....

Technology

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Tools of the Trade

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

SE ELECTRONICS REFLEXION FILTER Now shipping is the Reflexion Filter ($399) from SE Electronics (dist. by Sonic Distribution, www.sonic-distribution.com)....

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Field Test: Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Processor

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

Eventide, one of the founding companies of digital audio effects for professionals, has introduced the 24-bit/96kHz H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer effects processor....

Field Test: Sony PCM-D1 Handheld Recorder

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Rick Spence

Sony's strong background in broadcast is showing in a handsome field recorder that will please ENG pros and recording folks alike. The Sony PCM-D1 portable...

Field Test: Waves MaxxBCL Signal Processor

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

Although Waves is mainly considered to be a software company, it has occasionally released hardware that has been well-received in the industry, such...

Field Test: IK Multimedia Classik Studio Reverb

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

From Modena, Italy, comes IK Multimedia's Classik Studio Reverb, or CSR plug-in bundle. This is a solid collection of four reverbs that every music mixer,...

Field Test: Algorithmix reNOVAtor Spectral Editor

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Joe Hannigan

ReNOVAtor is one of five programs in a suite of serious audio restoration/mastering tools from Algorithmix. (The others are ScratchFree, NoiseFree, LinearPhase...

Power Tools: Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Gerry Basserman

Native Instruments introduced Guitar Rig in 2004 into the field of guitar-processing software products that feature vintage amp sounds and effects. Guitar...

Sound for Picture

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Superpower Sounds for Superman Returns

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

It's a new day for what was once one of the most lucrative franchises in film: DC Comics' Superman was the subject of four smash films between 1978 and...

Engine FX With Personality in Pixar's Cars

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

Pixar, the animation studio that can apparently do no wrong, continues its amazing string of successful films with Cars, in which anthropomorphic autos...

Live Mix

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All Access: Bruce Springsteen & The Seeger Sessions Band

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

Last year, Bruce Springsteen was touring solo, showcasing the moody sounds of Devils & Dust. This year's tour couldn't be more different. In May 2006,...

Local Crew: Allstar Audio

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Rick Clark

When Mike Borne started Smyrna, Tenn. based Allstar Audio (www.allstaraudio.com) in 1984, Nashville was riding high in the wake of the Urban Cowboy era...

Avenged Sevenfold and Coheed & Cambria

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

Avenged Sevenfold and Coheed & Cambria are out touring mid-sized venues with gear from Delicate Productions (Camarillo, Calif.). The bands' house engineers...

FixIt: Snake Newton

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Since 1999, front-of-house engineer Snake Newton has toured with the Pet Shop Boys, Craig David and Duran Duran. He has also worked on many TV award shows...

News

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

InnovaSon has opened its U.S. office based out of the Soundcheck rehearsal facility in Nashville; Kevin Madden has been tapped as national sales managerA...

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On the Road: P.O.D.

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Danny Hill and Jess Chapman P.O.D. the four-piece, born-again Christian act that melds hip hop with alt rock is currently out on a run from its Warrior's...

Now Playing

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Live Sound Company: Showco FOH Engineer/Console: James Huth/Midas XL4 Monitor Engineer/Console: Josh Swart/Midas Heritage 3000 P.A.: PRISM rig Outboard...

Live From the Gig Launches

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Los Angeles based The Gig is taking the concert experience online with the launch of Live From the Gig (www.livefromthegig.com), which streams and archives...

Tour Profile: Fall Out Boy

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Keith Clark

Hard to believe, but it's been more than 40 years since The Who released the seminal rock anthem The Kids Are Alright. Catching up with young rockers...

Tour Profile: Brad Paisley

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By David John Farinella

For Kevin Freeman, Brad Paisley's longtime front-of-house mixer and production manager, touring with country music's guitar-slingin' hero has been going...

Tour Profile: The Eels

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Heather Johnson

As the crowd finishes their drinks and makes their way to the Fillmore Auditorium's (San Francisco) main floor, the retro lounge intermission music gives...

New Sound Reinforcement Products

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

SHURE KSM9 WIRED CONDENSER MIC After months of field-testing on major tours, Shure (www.shure.com) unveils the KSM9; the hard-wired version of the KSM9...

Recording Notes

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The Making of Tool's "10,000 Days"

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Jeff Forlenza

Tool is a dynamic band: intricate and intense, brutal and subtle. Each album is an aural adventure full of high-caliber musicianship, sick humor and sonic...

Rascal Flatts

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Elianne Halbersberg

Some Rascal Flatts stats: Bassist Jay DeMarcus, vocalist Gary LeVox and guitarist Joe Don Rooney's latest CD, Me and My Gang, produced by Dann Huff, was...

Classic Tracks: Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again"

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Like most country singer/songwriters worth their salt, Willie Nelson operates outside the Nashville mainstream not necessarily because he's a major rebel...

Coast to Coast

L.A. Grapevine

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

My 'hood in the San Fernando Valley has been known as Studio City since the early days of the movie business, long before recording studios existed. As...

Nashville Skyline

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Rick Clark

The success of American Idol has, not surprisingly, spawned a number of imitators. Probably the most successful is the USA Network's Nashville Star, which...

New York Metro

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Headphones, iPods, boom boxes, radios, living room stereos, computers, TV speakers all perfectly legit outlets for the on-the-rise producer. But there...

John Lee Hooker Jr.'s "Cold As Ice"

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Jeff Forlenza

John Lee Hooker Jr. and keyboardist/producer Will Griffin were at Pajama Recording Studios in Oakland, Calif., recording and mixing Hooker Jr.'s Cold...

Ribot at Dubway

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Guitar master Marc Ribot was in Dubway Studios (New York City) to record the score to the upcoming film The Drunk Boat. Ribot has studied at the temple...

Linett Drives Cars

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Engineer Mark Linett brought his Your Place or Mine mobile rig to Center Staging (Burbank, Calif.) to record the New Cars in front of an invite-only audience....

Austin to Houston

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Singer/songwriter Maggie Walters tracked her latest EP, Real Life Cowboy, at SugarHill Recording (Houston). Walters recently performed with Dan Workman...

Track Sheet

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

SOUTHEAST At ZAC (Atlanta), OutKast mixed their latest single Mighty O with producers Rico Wade and Ray Murray. Mark Goodchild engineered, assisted by...

Retreat in the Hills

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Blue Rock Studios is a new 4,000-square-foot residential facility on 20 acres just outside of Austin. Designed to cater to Texas folk artists, Blue Rock...

Insider Audio

Two Hearts

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Paul D. Lehrman

Music is one of the most powerful forms of communication the human race has come up with. When it comes to sending purely emotional messages of joy, despair,...

Mix Interview

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T Bone Burnett

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

I've been rooting for T Bone Burnett to succeed almost as long as I've been writing about music. Back in 1977, I fell in love with the music of a Los...

Project Studio

David Paich's ATS

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Gary Eskow

You grow up in Los Angeles the son of a widely respected jazz piano player and successful arranger, start grabbing for the keyboard before you're even...

Tech's Files

Current Affairs

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Eddie Ciletti

I'm glad vacuum tubes still exist, but owning vintage or retro gear is not a casual relationship. When vacuum tubes are part of a circuit, knowing when...

From the Editor

Get it Live!

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, George Petersen Editorial Director

A simple musical performance can change your life. In the summer of '68, I went with a couple of friends to Rome for a weekend to check out some hip venues...

Feedback

Letters to Mix

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM

MORE RESOLUTION ON PROJECT I would like to respond to Merrick Fleisher's letter to Mix (January 2006) regarding The Resolution Project (October 2005),...

Current/Industry News

TEC Hall of Fame: David Hewitt

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Acclaimed remote recording engineer David Hewitt will join an elite group of individuals as he is inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame at the 22nd Annual...

PARIS IN SPRINGTIME

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Mel Lambert

The Paris Expo in Porte de Versailles was a perfect setting for an AES show. Attendance was quoted at 5,000 excellent for a European gathering. Here are...

UP AND RUNNING

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Joe Johnston's recently remodeled Rhythm Rascal Studios (Crieve Hall, Tenn., www.rhythmrascalstudio.com) hosted Kim McLean, founder of Hippie Chick Twang...

Michael "Mike" Kovins, 1948-2006

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Korg USA president Michael Kovins passed away on May 2, 2006, after a long battle with leukemia. Kovins began his career in the music industry at Sam...

Notes From the Net

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

New software/digital rights management service SafeSell (www.safesell.com) allows artists to deliver work to their audience for no charge and then receive...

RODE Buys Event

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Ever since Event Electronics was formed, the studio monitor manufacturer and Australia-based RDE Microphones has had a friendly relationship, which just...

Industry News

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Manhattan Center Studios (NYC) tapped Ron Harris as general manager, video post-productionFormerly serving as president of the Leitch Technology business...

SPARS Soundbites

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

SPARS, the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services, has worked diligently during the past few years to heighten its profile as a national networking...

On the Cover

Integrated Studios

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

How many spins remain on the concept of the ultramodern studio? To see the very latest, a visit to Integrated Studios (www.integratedstudios.com) in New...