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March 1, 2010

Features

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God of War III

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

It's been five years since the first God of War videogame came out on the Sony PlayStation 2 platform and became an instant sensation among serious gamers...

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Microphones Are Forever

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

If we examine a listing of gear used on a particular recording, the recorders and signal processing may offer a clue as to when the session occurred....

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Ken Scott Mix Interview

Feb 22, 2010 5:25 PM, By Barbara Schultz

The great appeal of Mix magazine’s popular “Classic Tracks” feature lies in producers’ and engineers’ curiosity about the sound of their favorite recordings. What happened in the studio, what equipment was used, what artistic decisions were made in that moment to create......

Product Reviews

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Tech: New Products, March 2010

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM

Gain Control Freak A DesignsNAIL Compressor The 2-channel NAIL Compressor ($TBA) from A Designs (www.adesignsaudio.com) features a hybrid tube and solid-state...

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Retro Instruments 2A3 Passive Equalizer Review

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

When Retro Instruments set out to design a passive equalizer that captured the sonic character of the vintage Pultec EQP-1A3, the company didn't strive...

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Schoeps VSR 5 Analog Reference Mic Preamp Review

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Joe Hannigan

The VSR 5 is Schoeps' commercial version of its custom test mic preamp with essentially the same circuitry: two independent preamp circuits in the same...

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Harrison Mixbus 1.1 DAW Software Review

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM

Thanks to efforts from many major plug-in manufacturers, modeling has become a very accessible way to employ the signature sounds of popular mixing consoles...

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Sennheiser ew 500 G3 Evolution Wireless System Review

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Steve La Cerra

As wireless audio squeezes into reduced space due to the recent sale of bandwidth to Google, Verizon and others, RF audio equipment manufacturers are...

Live Mix

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Digidesign VENUE | Five Years and Going Strong

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Since the launch of the flagship VENUE D-Show system in 2005, Avid/Digidesign VENUE systems are increasingly being seen at front-of-house and monitor...

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FixIt: The Noisette Monitor Engineer Nahuel Gutierrez

Feb 24, 2010 6:49 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Having fewer faders was never an issue working with the POP Groups [on a Midas PRO6], which were my main way of mixing. And I set up one group of four V.I.P. channels in Area B so I could have each of the four vocals there all the time, with everyone pre-fader....

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Porcupine Tree Tour Profile

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Jumping into Porcupine Tree's next run of U.S. dates, front-of-house engineer Ian Bond tells Mix what's in his setup. How much gear are you carrying?...

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Solotech Hits the Strip

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Canadian production company Solotech has opened a new facility in Las Vegas, where the technology providers can more effectively support client venues...

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Load In: Sound Reinforcement News, March 2010

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Front-of-house engineer Ken Van Druten joins Waves Audio as the company's Live Division's product specialistLoudness Sonorizacao (Brazil) has joined L-Acoustics'...

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

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM

Movek myMix Movek's myMix, a networked personal mixer/multitrack recorder, can create up to eight independent stereo mixes and up to 18 tracks of multitrack...

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Live: Yo-Yo Ma and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Candace Horgan

When the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) began to feel an economic pinch this year, promoters came up with several novel ways of addressing potential...

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All Access: Switchfoot

Feb 24, 2010 7:14 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings

Fuzzed-out rockers Switchfoot may have taken a new path for their latest, Hello Hurricane—a new studio HQ, new label and a return to their San Diego roots—but onstage, they are as effervescent and crowd-pleasing as they were the first time they stepped under the stage lights 10 years ago. Mix caught up with the multimillion-selling rock band at San Francisco’s sold-out gig at the Regency Ballroom. ...

Music

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Music: Jimi Hendrix's 'Valleys of Neptune'

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

Fans of Jimi Hendrix's unparalleled guitar wizardry have a new reason to rejoice: The new Sony/Legacy release Valleys of Neptune, which comprises 12 rare...

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Music: Jim Campilongo

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

First, Jim Campilongo and producer Anton Fier had to agree on an approach: When they began production for Campilongo's latest mostly instrumental album,...

Sessions

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Project Studio: Ryan's Place

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Los Angeles-based engineer/producer Ryan Ulyate parlayed his hard work and his vision into a dream career. Since 2005, Ulyate has worked closely with...

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The Cabin Studio

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Producer/engineer/acoustician Chuck Ebert, a seven-time Grammy nominee and three-time Dove Award nominee, has worked in all facets of music production...

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Binari Sonori Recording Studio

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

With facilities in Milan and Tokyo, and plans to open a studio in Los Angeles this spring, Binori Sonori (www.binarisonori.com) has become a versatile...

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Track Sheet, March 2010

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Heading North Mastering (Toronto, Ontario) completed a redesign/expansion of its mastering rooms, doubling the size of the previous control room. Designed...

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L.A. Grapevine, March 2010

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

Since founding Sherman Oaks-based Kaufman and Associates in 2005, renowned studio designer Jay Kaufman has designed and built a number of commercially...

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Nashville Skyline, March 2010

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Peter Cooper

Robb Earls is 25 years into his Sound Vortex business: a quarter-century in Nashville, and nary a mainstream country record. Earls and house engineer/producer...

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New York Metro, March 2010

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

For every studio that has its grand opening, sticks with it for a few years or more, maybe even hangs a few Platinum records on the wall, there's plenty...

Tech's Files

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Tech's Files: Start Your Engines

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Eddie Ciletti and Damian Kastbauer

I have a friend whose business card reads, If I don't know it, I know someone who does. That's my story in this edition of Tech's Files. My friend and...

Current/Industry News

Producer Willie Mitchell Dies At 81

Jan 6, 2010 1:13 PM

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Chung King Exits Longtime Home

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Chung King Studios has ceased operations at 170 Varick St. (New York City), its home since 1993. Last year, the SoHo location hosted sessions by a wide...

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Audio at the Grammys

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The Emmy- and TEC Award-winning audio team assembled at the foot of the Staples Center again this year for production of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards,...

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Mix Over the Web

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Gareth Cousins Music Productions now offers an online mixing service, Remix, courtesy ex-Abbey Road engineer/producer Gareth Cousins. Mixes may be in...

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Industry News, March 2010

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Mark Pinske comes to Radian Audio Engineering (Orange, CA) as executive director of sales and marketing New international sales manager at RTW (Cologne,...

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On the Move: Mike Baker

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Mike Baker, Middle Atlantic Products president Main Responsibilies: oversee all facets of the organization. Previous Lives: 2001-president, various roles...

Studio Unknown

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, compiled by Sarah Benzuly

We kick off a new online series written by and for mid-level studio owners. On a monthly basis, Studio Unknown (Baltimore) owner Kevin Hill and creative...

Departments

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TalkBack | Letters to Mix, March 2010

Feb 24, 2010 1:48 PM

I mixed my solo CD, Dedication at home. I decided to accept a ddrop in the quality of the end result and have a finished mix that was exactly what I wanted to hear....

Editor's Note: In Pursuit of Gregory Town Sound

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny, Editor

This month's cover was a long time coming. It started a couple of years back in Miami, at a Remix Hotel, when Matt Knobel walked me down Collins Avenue...

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Gregory Town Sound | Mix March 2010 Cover

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

Lenny Kravitz's personal studio is built 100 feet from the beach on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, a 110-mile-long sliver of land 50 miles east of Nassau....

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Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy: Johnny Cash and the Sta-Level

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Sylvia Massy

Johnny Cash said to me, I don't sing very good, and I'm not that good at playing the guitar either. Hard to believe these words would have come out of...

Spencer Nilsen Q&A

You started out on piano, turned to composition, then built audio studios for Sega back in the ’90s, and now you’re president/creative director at Ex’pression College. Did you expect this career path?...