June 1, 2010 - Mixonline

June 1, 2010

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Features

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The Class of 2010

Red Amp Audio, pictured at left, is the new studio of musician/engineer Jody Boyd, who provides music composition, recording, audio post and mixing services within the new...

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Monitor Controllers 2010

Not so long ago, the product category for monitor controllers didn’t exist. Back when most studios had physical mixing desks, consoles provided control room volume pots; switches for selecting multiple listening sources...

Product Reviews

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Endless Analog CLASP Signal Processor Review

Five years in the making, CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) represents an exponential leap forward in hybrid analog/digital technology....

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Smart AV Tango DAW Interface Review

Smart AV, the designers of the original Smart Console, have created a new worksurface that aims to provide ergonomic control over your favorite DAW. The Tango’s small footprint fits into editing suites, overdub rooms, smaller mixing suites and home studios. ...

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CAD Audio E100S Condenser Microphone Review

The latest microphone from CAD Audio is the E100S, a supercardioid condenser model engineered and built in the U.S. Intended as a general-purpose instrument and vocal mic, the E100S employs...

Live Mix

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Public Image Ltd. Tour Profile

Punk is back. After 18 years out of the public eye, Public Image Limited (PiL), fronted by former Sex Pistol John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon, took the stage at San Francisco’s Regency Center Grand Ballroom, just a few days after the tour opened at Club Nokia...

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Rat Sound Warms Up With Midas

Preparing for this year’s summer touring season (including five stages at Coachella and several booked arena tours), Rat Sound (Oxnard, Calif.) added some new equipment...

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FixIt: The Killers Monitor Engineer Harm Schopman

One of our IEM units lost signal strength just before the band went on in Cape Town, but I was able to quickly determine that it wasn’t the cable or the antenna. ...

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Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, June 2010

Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the June 2010 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article ...

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All Access: Zac Brown Band

The Best New Artist Grammy winners for 2010, Zac Brown Band, are out on their Breaking Southern Ground tour and sharing the love onstage with three up-and-coming Atlanta-based artists who have been signed by Brown...

Music/Sessions

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Music: Damian Marley and Nas

If you are surprised that Damian Marley—youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley—would collaborate on an entire album with New York rap royalty Nas, then you probably haven’t been keeping up with the ever-shifting musical adventures of the many Marley siblings. ...

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Music: Dierks Bentley

Country singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s fifth album comes as a wonderful surprise. Whereas his previous records offer an appealing, modern take on classic country (like Waylon or Merle, only shinier)...

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Trombone Shorty

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews opens his album Backatown with the original instrumental “Hurricane Season”: It’s a wild ride as lines blur between up-tempo jazz, funk, R&B. ...

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Brubeck Works on New Projects At Unity Gain

Pianist, composer and jazz icon Dave Brubeck worked on his two most recent album projects at Unity Gain Recording Studio...

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Kuk Harrell Thrives in L.A's Boom Boom Room

Atlanta-based songwriter and vocal producer Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell—who shared in two 2010 Grammy Awards with his partners Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Terius “The Dream” Nash for their work on Beyoncé Knowles’ hit single “Single Ladies ...

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Studio Profile: Vocomotion

While other engineer/studio owners live by the mantra “diversify or die,” Freddie Feldman has confined his career to a very specialized niche: a cappella recording. Feldman has been singing in a cappella groups since high school. ...

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Classic Tracks: Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive"

One of the most enduring songs to come out of the late-’70s disco scene, “I Will Survive” actually began its life as a B-side for a song that never became a hit. ...

Gear Stories

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Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy: Trixon Speedfire

What the heck? Were those drums sat on by an elephant? Someone must have left that kick drum out in the rain, causing it to warp into a weird melted shape—like the cake in that old “MacArthur Park” song. ...

Tech's Files

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Tech's Files: Jung the Shrink Meets Jung the Geek

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was told point blank that I wasn’t a “Team Player.” Those were challenging times, when at best nearly everyone I knew was sleep shy and, at worst, was recovering from some sort of chemical excess. ...

Current

NAB 2010 Report

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Get Your DAW Here

Léon Herbers’ (who has worked for Steinberg and MI7)DAW Plus offers full compatibility testing of software and hardware used in native DAWs. ...

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Speaker Repair on the Go

A distributor of speakers, Parts Express now offers on-site speaker repair and re-coning services at its warehouse (Springboro, Ohio), where the company has thousands of stocked repair parts on hand. ...

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'Producing' a Cure

Though he suffers from ALS, bassist/engineer/producer Ned Mann was able to create his new jazz double-album...

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Industry News, June 2010

Read Mix June 2010 Coverage on New Hires, Promotions, Distribution Deals in Pro Audio ...

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On the Move: David Dubow

Read Mix profile on Firehouse Recording Studio Managing Director David ...

Departments

Editor's Note: Big River

When I walked into the office on Monday morning, May 3, I wasn’t expecting the images out of central Tennessee. I follow the news, and I knew there were torrential rains. But Opryland under 12 feet of water, with 1,500 guests moved to a nearby school? ...

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Tech: New Products, June 2010

Mix magazine June 2010 tools of the trade article features new pro audio products in May Mix magazine pro audio product section ...