June 1, 2006

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Features

Class of 2006

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Timbaland Top engineer Jimmy Douglass' room at Timbaland Studios (Virginia Beach, Va.) is in a radically remodeled warehouse space owned by Tim Mosley...

Bass Behavior in the Studio

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Bob Hodas

Bassthe final frontier. I don't know any subject that is less understood or creates more questions and anxiety for engineers in control rooms small and...

The Other Class of 2006

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

Just in time for the jam-packed summer touring season are numerous completely redesigned or new venues that will host both up-and-coming and international...

Acoustic Treatment for All

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Just like life itself, audio production is grounded in balance. Great mixes translate the same sonic balance to any playback system. But in this brave...

NAB 2006

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By the Mix Staff

Squeezing through the record-setting crowd of 105,046 at this year's NAB, the term on most people's minds was probably However, the real watchword of...

Technology

Tools of the Trade

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

GENELEC 8200/7200 SERIES DSP MONITORS Genelec (www.genelec.com) has jumped into the DSP speaker control game with the introduction of its 8200 Series...

Field Test: Royer R-122V Tube Ribbon Mic

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

At the past five or so AES shows, Royer's booth featured a mic with a larger-than-normal gold body. It was introduced as the company's one-off tube ribbon...

Field Test: Buzz Audio MA 2.2 TX Class-A Mic Pre

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

Buzz Audio might not be a familiar name to recording engineers in the U.S., but the New Zealand based pro audio manufacturer has been cranking out high-end...

Field Test: TC-Helicon VoicePro Voice Processor

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

The best gear is often focused on a specific design goal instead of trying to handle every task imaginable. To that end, the TC-Helicon VoicePro was deliberately...

Field Test: A-Designs Audio Pacifica Microphone Preamp

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, BY JOE HANNIGAN

For recording engineers who are in a retro state of mind, A-Designs Audio has created a stereo preamp that emulates the tonal character and quality of...

Field Test: Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By K.K. Proffitt

Combining flexibility with its moderate price ($3,295 list) and high-quality AD/DA conversion, the Lynx Aurora continues the traditions of a company known...

Field Test: Celemony Melodyne 3 Audio Editing Software

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Jim Aikin

If you need to edit audio as flexibly as you edit MIDI, you're going to love Celemony's Melodyne. It can correct the pitch of vocals with surgical accuracy,...

Audio Ease Altiverb

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Erik Aadahl

Convolution reverbs have brought new life and realism to the world of reverb. Convolution reverbs use impulse responses to extrapolate the acoustic characteristics...

Sound for Picture

Sound Makes the Picture

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Matt Hurwitz

Bryce Dallas Howard raps impatiently on a cabin door. A mule wanders around in a circle, driving a creaky, old water pump. Danny Glover makes his way...

Dario Marianelli

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Bryan Reesman

What do feudal India, pre-Victorian England and modern-day Rwanda have in common? They have all inspired the eclectic soundtrack work of composer Dario...

Composer David Kitay

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

Like so many in the audio industry, David Kitay grew up in a musicmaking home. His mother was an opera singer who exposed him to a variety of influences,...

Live Mix

Leela James

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings

Mix caught up with Leela James' tour at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium. At FOH was Gordon Williams, whose studio credits include Damian Marley, Joss...

FixIt: Bryan Cross

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Bryan Cross (Tower of Power, Vertical Horizon, Lifehouse, Howie Day) is currently out with the Pussycat Dolls, where he is manning both front-of-house...

News

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Reno, Nev. based Starsound Audio recently supplied a full Adamson system for UB40's date at the University of Nevada. Front-of-house engineer Tom Wiggings'...

On the Road: Tricia Ellsworth

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Tricia Ellsworth After three years of working the Fox-woods Casino stage audio crew with all kinds of acts from musical performances to circuses dealing...

Now Playing

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Julie Roberts FOH Engineer/Console: Jeff Hawkins (also production manager)/house-provided DiGiCo D5, Yamaha PM5D, Midas, Crest P.A./Amps: house-provided...

Audio in the Round

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

London's Royal Albert Hall recently hosted an opera-in-the-round production of La Bohme, which made use of Out Board's TiMax audio imaging delay matrix...

David Gilmour's On an Island Tour

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

Just a few hours before David Gilmour hits the stage in one of the most anticipated shows to come to the United States this spring, front of house engineer...

The Lord of the Rings Live

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

The depth, majesty and complexity of The Lord of the Rings trilogy were so masterfully rendered in J.R.R. Tolkien's novels, critics wondered if Middle...

Local Crew: RSA Audio Services

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

For more than 20 years, RSA Audio Services of Edgewood, New York (www.rsaaudio.net), has been like a goldfish in a bowl: The goldfish grows, you get it...

New Sound Reinforcement Products

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

QSC INSTALLATION LINE ARRAY The Installation Line Array (ILA) from QSC (www.qscaudio.com) is now shipping. Built into a lightweight, molded enclosure...

Recording Notes

Sergio Mendes and Will.I.Am Team Up for "Timeless"

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Chris J. Walker

Brazilian-born pianist/composer/arranger Sergio Mendes' name is synonymous with pop bossa nova. He became an international icon in the late 1960s, recording...

Dresden Dolls

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Bryan Reesman

You've probably heard very little that could compare with The Dresden Dolls. This mesmerizing duo have caught many listeners off guard with their colorful...

Classic Tracks: Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell"

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Bryan Reesman

The title track to Billy Idol's second album, Rebel Yell, is one of the 1980s' most durable rock anthems, a fist-pumping ode to doing the nasty that transformed...

Cool Spins

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Jackie Greene American Myth(Verve/Forecast) Breaking away somewhat from his rep as the latest new Dylan (a mantle he wears better than most), Sacramento,...

Coast to Coast

L.A. Grapevine

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

Starting my second month as Mix's L.A. columnist, I figured it was time to start making the rounds, and despite the current climate, which some in the...

Nashville Skyline

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

Last night, I had the good fortune to catch the premiere of Jonathon Demme's new film, Neil Young: Heart of Gold. It documents most of the concerts Young...

New York Metro

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

How many millions of tons in raw materials would it take to build a bridge from Manhattan clear to Ethiopia? If the mind boggles at the thought of all...

Chapman Recording Revisits Analog

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Heather Johnson

While many studios have either converted to digital consoles or opted for a workstation-compatible control surface, Chapman Recording (www.chapmanrecording.com)...

A Tempest in Tempe

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Hammond B3 soloist Joey DeFrancesco stopped at Tempest Recording in Tempe, Ariz., to record material for his new Concord Jazz disc, Organic Vibes. He...

Clearly Houston

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Reggae artist Johnny Nash came out to Tierra Studios in Houston to finish his upcoming album, which features a remix of the classic song I Can See Clearly...

Lockett's Opus

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Bassist Tommy Lockett mastered his new solo CD, Opus, at Capitol Records Mastering in Hollywood. The disc features Lockett on bass, Steve Weingart on...

Indie Mastering Rules

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Independent Mastering in Nashville has seen a variety of projects lately. Namely, metal band Loadstock's new CD, Beautiful Mistake, was mastered by Eric...

Track Sheet

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

MIDWEST Engineer James Harley stopped by Rax Trax (Chicago) to mix the upcoming release from KFAN's Chris HawkeyChicago artist/producer Wil Diaz worked...

Mix Interview

Mix Interview: Mick Guzauski

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

In the past 30 years, the fabric of radio play and record sales has been woven with hits from Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, Josh Groban, Britney Spears,...

Tech's Files

Six dB of Separation

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

Nearly every month, while discussing a certain problem or issue, a technical concern pops up that I don't feel comfortable about glossing over. Often,...

From the Editor

Fare Thee Well, Stephen

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Tom Kenny Editor

A little over five years ago, I received an email from Stephen St.Croix with the subject line Goodbye, Mix. Oh no, I thought. What have I done? I've pushed...

Current/Industry News

Perfect Vision

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

Co-owned by artist/producer/musician Salu Zonana, 20/20 Music (www.2020music.com; Westchester, N.Y.) provides many ways to make a great-sounding album,...

Incubating in The Loft

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

Jesse Deese, founder of SongScope.com, has partnered with Joe McClure (McClure Broadcast Group) and Buddy Nelms (The Loft Entertainment Group) to form...

John Patterson, 1960-2006

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

John Patterson passed away on March 28, 2006, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Patterson joined Yamaha in 1997 as R&D manager, focusing on the...

Correction

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM

In last month's DPA 4091 Field Test, Fred Aldous used the Holophone to capture Super Bowl XXXIX and not NASCAR. Mix regrets the error....

Cleveland Rocks With Fairlight

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

Cleveland's Commercial Recording Studios (www.commercialrecording.com) recently installed a Fairlight DREAM Constellation-XT to broaden its HD and 5.1...

Mix L.A. Open Update

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

The 11th Annual Mix L.A. Open set for Monday, June 12, 2006, at the Malibu Country Club, is being strongly supported by the audio industry. Confirmed...

Industry News

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

Music producer/Cilantro Music owner Ian Jeffreys joined Fluid Music (NYC)After three years with Tonic, New York, Emmy Award nominated audio engineer/sound...

On the Move: Ed Zeier

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

Who: Ed Zeier, managing director at POP Sound Main responsibilities: overseeing day-to-day operations and casting the strategic direction of the company...

The End of Stereo?

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Hank Neuberger

[Editor's Note: Last month we brought you an introduction from the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services. This month we bring you opinions...