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June 1, 2007

June 1, 2007


Class of 2007

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Great Divide Studios Jamie Rosenberg’s Great Divide Studios in Aspen, Colo., is the fourth facility to bear the Great Divide name, and it’s a huge upgrade…

The Other Class of 2007

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

While it may seem our industry’s main source of revenue is being jam-packed into a three- or four-month touring season, more venues are opening, attracting…

The Taming of the Room

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Robert Hanson

In an ideal world, all audio would be produced in purpose-built studios that would allow for perfect isolation and accurate monitoring across the entire…

Three-Quel Spring

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

Ch-ching! The bean-counters will doubtless be happy with the box-office returns from the third installments of these four franchises: Spider-Man 3, Ocean’s…


Tools of the Trade

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

STUDER 42-FADER VISTA 5 Studer ( has released a larger version of its Vista 5 console ($150k to $200k). An additional bay of 10 input faders…

Field Test: Tannoy Precision 6 iDP Monitors, TS112 Sub

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bobby Frasier

With studios, broadcasters and post houses hungry for speaker designs that can help tame an angry acoustical space and provide network ability, a range…

Field Test: Bag End E-Trap Electronic Bass Trap

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bob Hodas

With more than 1,000 room tunings under my belt, I’ve developed a wish list of tools to help me do a better job. For years, a tunable bass trap has been…

Field Test: Studio Projects T3 Microphone

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Jason Scott Alexander

Since PMI Audio Group acquired Studio Projects, they have worked at improving upon the low-cost condenser lines being made by 797 Audio in Beijing from…

Field Test: Apogee Symphony Native Recording System

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

Considering the recent advent of affordable, fast and powerful multi-processor computers hitting the market, and DAW applications with drivers that can…

Field Test: Buzz Audio essence Opto Compressor

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

Buzz Audio’s essence is a single-channel opto compressor module with many custom features usually found on larger, rackmounted compressors. One essence…

Field Test: Korby KAT RED, KAT BLUE Tube Mics

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

Korby Audio Technologies is a Nahville-based boutique mic shop whose practice of doing all the work in-house and by hand sets the company above the crowd….

Universal Audio UAD Series

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Robert Hanson

No matter how much heavy lifting the latest dual- and quad-core processors can handle, users of native DAW systems will always look for a way to add a…

Live Mix

Iggy Pop & The Stooges

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings

It’s been more than 30 years, but they’re back: Iggy Pop & The Stooges played two sold-out shows at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater in mid-April. Audiences…


Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Aerial Enterprises’ (Whitmore Lake, MI) Jim Lillie and Jeff Jones spec’d an Electro-Voice P.A. for recent concerts (Lincoln Jazz Center Orchestra with…

Fixit: Tom Young

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Grammy Award?winning engineer Tom Young is currently working with Tony Bennett; he was also the longtime live mixer for Frank Sinatra. One of the most…

On the Road

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

The Smithereens Currently out promoting their latest album, Meet the Smithereens a nod to The Beatles’ first album The Smithereens are juicing up each…

Now Playing: Mercy Me, Static-X

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Mercy Me Sound Company: Pro Audio Group Inc. (Ooltewah, Tenn.) FOH Engineer/Board: Ryan Rettler/Digidesign VENUE Monitor Engineer/Board: Bobby George…

Rehearsal Space Gets New Board

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Sunderland, UK-based High Fidelity Studios’ ( new, fully equipped pre-touring rehearsal suite features an Allen & Heath GL2800M monitor…

All Access: Muse

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Photos and text by Steve Jennings

With a recent nomination for Best Rock Group at the Brit Awards (the UK’s version of the Grammys) and a sold-out international tour for their latest release,…

Local Crew: Bauder Audio Systems

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

To maintain a competitive edge against larger touring companies, local sound providers must often look beyond just audio spec’ing backline, lighting,…

New Sound Reinforcement Products

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

AKG IVM 4 IEM SYSTEM Using the same expansion components as its WMS 400/WMS 4000 products, the IVM 4 system from AKG ( offers an all-in-one…

Sound for Picture

BBC/Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth Series

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Mark R. Smith

Planet Earth is a production that can surely be called : Five years in the making, it was shot on more than 200 locations worldwide by 40 specialist film…

Artists Take Center Stage

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

The sprawling layout of CenterStaging, Burbank, Calif.’s largest rehearsal facility, boasting 11 rehearsal studios, a massive equipment warehouse and…

Recording Notes

Bryan Ferry

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bryan Reesman

Cover albums are a dime a dozen these days, often providing an artist an excuse to fulfill an album contract or a break between studio albums when he…

Kings of Leon

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

We’re willing to take risks playing it safe hasn’t done anything for us, says Kings of Leon frontman/rhythm guitarist/lyricist Caleb Followill about his…

Classic Tracks: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Robyn Flans

In 1981, Journey was coming into its own. Although the Northern California unit had been together since 1973, it wasn’t until a couple of years after…

Cool Spins

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Patti Smith twelve(Columbia) Ever since she fearlessly deconstructed on the opening track of her 1975 debut album, Patti Smith has brought her utterly…

Coast to Coast

L.A. Grapevine

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

Since taking over this column 14 months ago, I’ve been from Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonopah. Okay, I’m quoting a Lowell George lyric, but I’ve…

Nashville Skyline

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Rick Clark

I was in Santa Monica, Calif., awhile back, visiting with producer/manager Jim Phelan someone I consider to be one of the good guys in the industry, someone…

New York Metro

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

New York City presentsA Tale of Two Albums. The setting is Stratosphere Sound, a low-key studio in West Chelsea where two of this year’s future-classic…

Prism Productions

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

In our annual design issue, Mix focuses a lot of attention on big-budget, big-name studio installations, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge D.I.Y.’ers…

Down to Earth

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Just after putting together our Class of 2007 design feature, we learned of more refurbished studios such as musician/engineer Drew Youngs’ Earthwire…

End of Autumn

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Josh Payne and Paul Gasparro designed new studio End of Autumn (Marietta, Ga.) to cater to local and indie artists such as Lil Flip, Big Moe, East Side…

Brubeck Goes Solo

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Jazz piano legend Dave Brubeck was in Avatar Studios (New York City) recording a new solo piano album for Telarc. The sessions took place in Studio A…

‘Hello’ Sessions

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Indie rockers Via recorded their latest EP, Hello Operator, at Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, N.C.). Studio owner Rob Tavaglione, who engineered the project,…

Track Sheet

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

SOUTHEAST Producer Phil Ramone brought five-sister group The Hastings to Saint Claire Recording Company (Lexington, KY). The session was engineered by…

Insider Audio

What Makes a Great Space?

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Paul D. Lehrman

When Symphony Hall in Boston opened in 1900, says Tony Hoover, an acoustician and principal with the firm Cavanaugh Tocci, it got terrible reviews. The…

Project Studio

A Home for Mavericks

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Rich Wells

In the heart of New York City’s Chinatown you’ll find a comfortable and well-appointed studio called Mavericks ( Named after…

Tech’s Files

Vintage Mic Repair Never Really Ends

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Eddie Ciletti

I wasn’t planning to write three articles about vintage AKG mics before summer kicked in, but what’s on the bench trickles down. This month, the problems…


Technicolor Interactive

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Alexander Brandon

There are many great houses of game audio production that deserve attention, and in due course I’ll cover all of them. The first of these has the gusto…

From the Editor

Designers Are Your Friends

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Thomas A. D. Kenny Editorial Director

David Schwartz, co-founder of Mix and the original author of this space, used to say, If you want to know where the industry is headed, talk to the designers….


Letters to Mix

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

BACK IN THE DAY I appreciated Gary Eskow’s nice piece on Booker T and The MG’s’ Time Is Tight (Classic Track, April 2007). There didn’t seem to be much…

Current/Industry News

Soul Celebrated

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The city of Memphis has launched a national campaign to help celebrate 50 years of soul music. The events ( turn the spotlight on…

WSDG En Espanol

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The Walters-Storyk Design Group has opened a full-service office in Mexico City. Developed under the guidance of Sergio Molho (CEO), longtime head of…

Music on the Delta

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Jimbo Mathus, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, has reopened his Delta Recording Service ( in Como, Miss….

Fox Hosts Bash

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

On March 29, Neve and Audio Agent threw a party at the Newman Scoring Stage on the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City, Calif., celebrating the installation…

Hello, Cleveland

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The Cleveland Institute of Music cut the tape on its new state-of-the-art control room (a recital hall is still in the works), designed by Dr. Peter D’Antonio,…

Notes From the Net

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

JAM WITH STRANGERS eJamming AUDiiO beta, a real-time Internet collaboration technology and service for musicians, and eJamming AUDiiO portal a community…

Industry News

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Jon Tropea Jr. joined Ear Goo Inc. (NYC) as creative director, where he will compose, sound design and mix, as well as oversee the creative and production…

Notes From the P&E Wing

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM

While The Recording Academy is best known for presenting the Grammy Awards (the industry’s only peer-to-peer awards, by the way), it’s also a busy membership…