June 1, 2008

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The Class of 2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

On the Cover, Inner Machine Inner Machine (Buffalo, N.Y.) is enjoying a second life thanks to a couple of former studio gofers, Robby Tacak and John Rzeznik...

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The Other Class of 2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

There's just no slowing down the demand for high-quality venues in which to take in your favorite band, watch your favorite sports team, catch up with...

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Room Tuning In the Box

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Bob Hodas

More and more, the recording studio environment is becoming one of plug-ins replacing outboard gear. I know several engineers who are mixing inside the...

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Intelligent Studio Monitors

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

Every listening space whether a state-of-the-art control room or a simple basement/bedroom studio setup has a problem: the laws of physics. As soon as...

Technology

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Tools of the Trade, June 2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

PRESONUS STUDIOLIVE This 162 digital performance and recording mixer from PreSonus (www.presonus.com) features FireWire recording with JetPLL synchronization...

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Field Test: Native Instruments Kore 2 Plug-In Host

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Jim Aikin

The first incarnation of Native Instruments Kore was an insightful step forward in hardware/software integration, but it suffered from some design problems....

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Field Test: iZotope RX Advanced Restoration Software

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Jason Scott Alexander

Manufacturer iZotope is known for developing innovative, high-quality plug-ins, yet the company's recent release of RX has generated more industry buzz...

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Field Test: Overloud Breverb Plug-In

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

Italian software developer Overloud is offering Breverb, a synthesized reverb plug-in that's modeled on high-end hardware reverbs costing many times its...

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Field Test: Burgin McDaniel Komit Compressor

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

In audio circles, Austin, Texas, is known for Austin City Limits, SXSW, Robert Rodriguez, Rupert Neve Designs and now Burgin McDaniel, a new startup with...

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dbx DriveRack PA

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Steve La Cerra

The DriveRack has become one of dbx's most popular processors, leading to a series of rackmount processors. The DriveRack PA is a complete system processor...

Sound for Picture

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Crack That Whip!

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

When film directors and actors revisit cherished characters and many years, or even decades, after their initial successes, they do so at their own peril....

Live Mix

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Presidents of the United States of America

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings

After a long break from touring, the Presidents of the United States of America (Chris Ballew, vocals/guitar; Andrew McKeag, bass/vocals; and Jason Finn,...

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FixIt: Jayme Braun

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

FOH engineer Jayme Braun recently finished up the third leg of the Adore 2007 tour. You can also find Braun mixing house for JoJo, Switchfood, Bryan White,...

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News

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Front-of-house engineer Neston Eton is using the H15 capsule from Sabine with the Audix head and receiver's Mic Super Modeling set on the SM58 for John...

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On the Road: Ani DiFranco

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Front-of-house engineer John Lee Hardee was recently spotted at the Langerado Festival mixing for Ani DiFranco. Here's what he says about mixing up his...

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Now Playing: Silverstein, Celine Dion

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Silverstein Sound Company: Rat Sound (Oxnard, Calif.) FOH Engineer/Board: Sean M. Palmer (also tour manager)/Yamaha M7CL Monitor Engineer/Board: monitors...

MicroWedge Makes Stage Debut

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

The Orpheum Theater (Los Angeles) was filled with music-loving concertgoers to check out a performance by Don Was and the Was (Not Was) band, featuring...

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All Access: Linkin Park

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings

Linkin Park's Midnight to Midnight tour hit cities across the U.S. in support of their latest album of the same name. Fans attending the concert can purchase...

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Tour Profile: Celtic Woman

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Gaby Alter

Against a twinkling backdrop of stars, a woman appears, holding a fiddle, dancing lithely in a long dress and playing a Celtic melody. She passes between...

New Sound Reinforcement Products

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

CROWN MACRO-TECH I SERIES The Macro-Tech i Series from Crown (www.crownaudio.com) features Class-I circuitry delivering greater power while reducing weight...

Recording Notes

George Strait

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Elianne Halbersberg

Strait Facts: George Strait has more Number One hit singles than any other recording artist. I Saw God Today, the first single from his new (and 37th)...

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Joe Satriani

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Heather Johnson

After more than two decades and a dozen studio albums, it's a challenge for any artist to continue to break new musical ground. But when you only have...

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Classic Tracks: Brownsville Station's "Smokin' in the Boys Room"

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Dan Daley

When it came out in late 1973, Smokin' in the Boys Room immediately became the rallying anthem for what was for many high school students their first...

Coast to Coast

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L.A. Grapevine, June 2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

The people I admire most had the guts to do this kind of record, says Jakob Dylan with quiet intensity. As he talks about his first solo album the stark,...

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Nashville Skyline, June 2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Peter Cooper

There are manuals, for sure. And aspiring producers can follow directions in learning to tune vocals, set compression ratios and manage signal chains....

New York Metro, June 2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Many of the world's great studios are meticulously designed with the latest that acoustical science and architecture has to offer and sometimes studios...

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Miele Finds a Home at Fudge

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

This Katrina story has a happy ending. New Orleans-born engineer Jack Miele, his wife, two dogs and a studio full of gear were displaced when waters rose...

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Fab 40th

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

To mark the 40th anniversary of the making of The Beatles' iconic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band album, none other than Geoff Emerick is recording...

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Spectrum's Silver

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Jim Kalamasz is celebrating his Spectrum Recording Studios' (Miami) 25th anniversary this year, and '08 has been a very strong year for the facility....

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Rahn Goes All Out

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Darren Rahn recorded and produced a new album by alto sax player Eric Darius at The LitterBox in Denver. Rahn used a Studio Projects T3 mic to capture...

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Train Sessions

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Rob Chiarelli produced the tracks and Always Midnight for Pat Monihan and Train in Capitol Studios A and B (Hollywood) in April. Steve Churchyard engineered...

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Track Sheet, June 2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

SOUTHEAST Producer Tony Visconti worked on a release by Anti-Flag and Alejandro Escovedo at St. Claire Studios (Lexington, KY). Mario McNulty engineered...

Insider Audio

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You Light Up My Brain

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Paul D. Lehrman

So I was washing the dishes after dinner with the TV on. The set in the kitchen is one of those little countertop jobs with rabbit ears and a 2-inch speaker....

Tech's Files

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Tools, My Olde Friends

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Eddie Ciletti

Did you ever try to be creative with an unfamiliar set of tools? Like a paintbrush, a musical instrument or recording gear, amazing things can happen...

From the Editor

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Sarah Jones, Editor

Maybe it's all the time I've been spending in airports, but I've read a lot of trashy tabloids lately; it's my guilty pleasure. My favorite parts of those...

Feedback

Letters to Mix

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Paul Lehrman's April 2008 Insider Audio column, The Emperor's New Sampling Rate, addresses a study by David Moran and Brad Meyer that was published in...

Current/Industry News

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Bruce Kapp, 1951-2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Touring industry veteran Bruce Kapp, who is credited with helping to develop the concept of national gigging, was born with concerts on the brain: While...

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Seen and Heard

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

We have the right to earn compensation from all types of including direct, live renditions and indirect recordings, broadcasts, digital streams and more....

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Going Green in the Studio

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Whatever your view is on global warming, making your business and your studio more is not only a wise investment in tomorrow, but can also cut down on...

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On the Move: Paul Taylor

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Who: Paul Taylor, president of Ultrasone Main Responsibilities: sales, marketing, logistics, maintenance, accounting, office operations Previous Lives:...

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'Rock Band' Soars

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

In just four months since its November 2007 release, Rock Band videogame's downloadable content went six-times Platinum; that's 6 million downloads. And...

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Gadget Corner: Magix MP3 Maker 14 Deluxe

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Don't just take your friends' music advice. Magix's (www.magix.com) MP3 Maker 14 Deluxe (PC, mobile players, cell phones, PSP, iPods, etc.; $29.99) features...

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Industry News, June 2008

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Previously with Guitar Center, Tom Menrath joins Audio Agent (Seattle) as VP of brand managementNew York City-based Sound Lounge Music & Sound Design...

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Zappa Squared

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Coinciding with the release of the two-DVD (plus bonus audio CD) Zappa Plays Zappa filmed live in 2006, Dweezil Zappa takes a new ZPZ entourage on tour...