November 1, 2006

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Features

Outfitting Your Dream Room

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By David Weiss, Kevin Becka and Barry Rudolph

Everybody loves a shopping spree. And though the same can't be said in, say, real estate or fuel, in pro audio, your dollar currently stretches farther...

Microphone Preamplifier Technology

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

There are preamps for every purpose and budget, some with and some transparent. And while some designs may have similar origins, the fact is that a mic...

Wireless Wonders

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

Despite anxiety over the wireless frequency crunch that's slated for February 2009 the date that the FCC has chosen for analog transmission to cease the...

Education Directory

Apr 1, 2004 11:10 AM

Technology

Tools of the Trade

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM

BLUE SKY SAT 12, SUB 15 In addition to being quite the mouthfuls, the SAT 12 three-way, 500-watt, tri-amplified mid-field monitor and the SUB 15 Universal...

Field Test: Solid State Logic Duende DSP Processor

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Jason Scott Alexander

As home and project studios continue to multiply, it's fitting that SSL is now parting its signature sound into the DAW world. Served up on a custom DSP...

Field Test: iZ Technology RADAR V Hard Disk Recorder

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Tony Nunes

The RADAR system has always been renowned for its simplicity, solid performance and sound. iZ Technology has upped the ante with the RADAR V line, offering...

Field Test: Digidesign Hybrid RTAS Soft Synth

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

Digidesign took longer than some DAW manufacturers to add software synthesizers to its product line, but when the company took the plunge, it did it right....

Field Test: Dangerous Music Monitor ST, Monitor SR

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Joe Hannigan

Not quite as dangerous as it sounds, but certainly exciting, Dangerous Music's Monitor ST and Monitor SR are highly useful companions in today's ever-evolving...

Power Tools

MOTU MachFive Universal Sampler

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

The MOTU MachFive Universal Sampler's highly flexible routing capabilities and effects matrix make processing a breeze, whether it's applied globally...

Sound for Picture

Dialog Replacement 101

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

So far in our periodic in-depth series about the film sound chain, we've looked at production sound mixing (April 2004), sound effects recording (July...

Live Mix

Gnarls Barkley

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Photos and text by Steve Jennings

A collaboration with Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo Green (a solo artist and former member of Goodie Mob), Gnarls Barkley is finding huge commercial success...

FixIt: Raphael Alkins

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Monitor engineer Raphael Alkins is currently out with Ricky Martin. He and guitar tech Tim Wright were instrumental in finding a wireless beltpack system...

News

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Joining the current Journey/Def Leppard bill is a Digidesign VENUE for FOH (Kevin Olson) and monitors (Brian Evans)New EtherSound networking technology...

On the Road: Taj Mahal

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Taj Mahal Bluesman Taj Mahal is currently out touring with drummer Kester Smith and bassist Bill Rich; handling all system requirements is FOH engineer...

Now Playing: Unearth, James Gang

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Unearth FOH Engineer/Console: Barry Hite/house-provided Monitor Engineer/Console: house-provided/house-provided P.A./Amps: house-provided, prefer L-Acoustics...

End of Shakespeare Season

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM

When the curtain dropped for the season on As You Like It, the fourth production this past summer at Cal Shakes (Orinda, Calif.), sound engineer David...

Tour Profile: AFI

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

Pete Keppler has been living a life of yin and yang balancing studio engineer with road warrior. As a young boy in Northampton, Mass., Keppler had been...

All Access: Shakira

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Photos and text by Steve Jennings

The current Shakira U.S. tour hosts dueling Digidesign VENUE boards one at front of house and one at monitors. Fortunately, FOH engineer Brad Madix is...

Recording Notes

Country Royalty

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Elianne Halbersberg

There's a story that Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson's longtime producer and no stranger to songwriting, performing and running record labels himself) loves...

Peter Frampton

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Michael Barbiero

When I was first told that Peter Frampton was about to embark on a completely instrumental album a tribute to his musical influences my first thought...

Classic Tracks: Public Enemy's "Fight the Power"

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Gaby Alter

It is hard to forget the impact of the opening sequence of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989). Actress Rosie Perez, her face a mask of determination,...

Coast to Coast

L.A. Grapevine

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

A few months ago, A-list mix engineer Mike Shipley contacted L.A.-based Delta H Design about creating a private studio for him. Mike came to us, recalls...

Nashville Skyline

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

When I was a kid fresh out of high school, the idea of going to college to learn how to produce and engineer rock records, promote a band or learn the...

New York Metro

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

Have the Last Poets perhaps the foremost of the many forefathers of hip hop made their last stand? Not if New York City based producer Will Roberson and...

Track Sheet

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

SOUTHEAST At Doppler Studios (Atlanta), Juanita Bynum recorded a Christmas album with engineers Rick de Varona, Aaron Holton and Trent Privat. Jive artist...

Mixing at Trackmaster

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

The band Last Conservative's album Pretty New Things (Good Charamel Records/Koch) was mixed at Trackmaster Studios (Buffalo, N.Y.) this summer. The release...

Todd Snider's The Devil You Know

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Singer/songwriter Todd Snider has perfected an easy, conversational sound in concert and on the albums he records in his friend Eric McConnell's (unnamed)...

Canadian Kittie

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Canadian all-girl metal band Kittie is tracking their upcoming album at Retromedia Sound Studios (Redband, N.J.) with producer Jack Ponti and engineers...

Engineer's Studio

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

One way to get job security: Engineer Ryan Massey has purchased Sharkbite Studios (Oakland, Calif.) from his employer. The busy facility recently hosted...

Rudin's New Space

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Dan Rudin, engineer/producer of music by Newsboys, Riders in the Sky and others, purchased and renovated Nashville studio The Money Pit. Renamed My Space...

Insider Audio

Double Major

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Paul D. Lehrman

Ten years ago, it might have been the exception, but today, it's the rule: Schools that have courses in professional audio production are now also offering...

AudioNext

You Can Take It With You

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Alexander Brandon

I've always wondered just what went into creating mobile audio and how to get into the development community. Mobile audio these days is very similar...

Tech's Files

To Preserve or Enhance?

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

Once upon a time, repair requests were and most customers were happy if the item in question passed audio. Ever since digital audio put analog gear under...

From the Editor

AES: Basics, Boutiques and Business

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, George Petersen—Executive Editor

I'm still trying to catch my breath from the 121st AES convention in San Francisco (see our show coverage on page 42) and must say that this was one of...

Feedback

Letters to Mix

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM

HELLO, I'M STILL HERE Not to be picky, but the Donny Osmond (And They Call It Techie Love, September 2006 Mix) quote that Lucille Ball, Ray Bolger and...

Current/Industry News

A Golden Sunrise

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

Houston-based Sunrise Sound has added The Gold Room to an already extensive suite, which includes the SL Grey Room, Control|24 Green Room, sound effects...

Doyle Jones, 1928-2006

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

Doyle Jones was a SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) engineer from December 1964 (then called Gold Star Studios) to January 1966, and has recorded...

New Company: DakingPlus

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

Geoff Daking and Dave Thibodeau have created a new joint venture, DakingPlus (www.dakingplus.com), which will provide high-end recording equipment through...

A Gift of a String of Pearls

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

Kopperhead's (North Canton, Ohio; www.kopperhead.com) 30-year anniversary was highlighted with the install of a Pro Tools HD Accel system (with Control|24...

Keep on Truckin'

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

After being devastated by the effects of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' Truckfarm Recording Studios (located near the Ninth Ward in an area known as...

Notes From the Net

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

GET YOUR MONEY RoyaltyShare (www.royaltyshare.com) launched with a suite of Web-based services that provide end-to-end management of both mechanical and...

Bookshelf

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

Just in time for the holiday season comes the perfect gift for all your Deadhead friends (and we know you've got some!) Grateful Dead Gear, by Mix senior...

Industry News

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

Darren DeVerna is PRG's (North Bergen, NJ) East Coast operations presidentEndless Noise (Santa Monica, CA) named Dayna Turcottte executive producerRecently...

Rudys Revamp

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

Denver-based producer/engineer Mark Obermeyer of Rudys Studio (www.rudysstudio.com) has recently finished a major upgrade to his recording facility, including...

SPARS Soundbites

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Jeff Greenberg

At The Village, there is a system of that has been in place for many years. When I arrived, I felt it was a cumbersome and sometimes unfair structure...

On the Cover

Marvin's Room

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny

Marvin Gaye loved being in the studio. He loved to write, play, orchestrate, sing, record, direct, produce, jam, party and sometimes just hang with musicians...