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November 1, 2009

Features

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New Classrooms 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

There's an art to creating a space that serves the dual purpose of professional-level studio and classroom. Pictured here are a selection of new and redesigned...

Setting the Course | Distance Learning

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Jones

Distance learning has come a long way. Once the domain of dubious as seen on TV correspondence courses promising diplomas in such arcane disciplines as...

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A Semester Tracked In Eight Hours

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tim Hall

At a chance meeting at our Mix Nashville event in May, we learned of this real-world recording project going on at Middle Tennessee State University....

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Streisand At the Vanguard

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Dan Daley

Mix magazine's behind-the-scenes access to Barbra Streisand's performance at the Village Vanguard came from Jim Flynn, whose Jim Flynn Rentals (JFR) provided...

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On the Cover: Odds On Records & Studios

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny

The recording studio scene in Las Vegas has always been something of a puzzle. Big town, lots of entertainment, very few high-end studios. That made sense...

Tech

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Sony Acid Pro Version 7 DAW Review

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Acid Pro has long served as validation for music producers who work on the PC platform, or at least have a PC integrated somewhere into their studio setup....

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Roland Systems Group M-48 Personal Mixer Review

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

Whether in studio or live settings, providing performers with control of their monitor mixes increases productivity while positively affecting the musical...

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AEA RPQ Ribbon Mic Preamp Review

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

Audio Engineering Associates, purveyor of both single- and double-ribbon passive and active microphones, offers the RPQ a preamplifier designed specifically...

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Brainworx bx_dynEQ Plug-In Review

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

Unlike typical equalizers, the Brainworx bx_dynEQ applies EQ dynamically, but only when the audio signal exceeds a user-adjustable threshold. Mid-side...

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Tech's Files: To EE or Not EE? That Is the Question

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Eddie Ciletti

Time travel has always been possible at least in print journalism. In this case, I'm writing about an AES panel discussion that's happening in a few days,...

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Live Mix

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Erykah Badu and The Cannabinoids Tour Profile

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By David John Farinella
Photos: Steve Jennings

To prepare for previous tours, Erykah Badu would get the band and sound engineers Kenneth H. Williams and Kenny Nash together in Dallas for a couple of...

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Lady Antebellum Tour Profile

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Carolyn Maniaci

Lady Antebellum recently finished up an opening slot for the Kenny Chesney 2009 tour, and Mix caught up with the group (vocalists Charles Kelley, Hillary...

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Dan Black Tour Profile

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

Mix talked with engineer Steve Pattison about Black's current tour. What's your setup? Dan's shows are wide ranging from large festivals to clubs and...

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FixIt: Renato Carneiro's "X Plain"

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Monitor engineer Renato Carneiro works with Brazilian artists Zeze di Carmargo, Luciano and Os Mutantes. On the L/R bus of the desk, I build a full mix...

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Yamaha PM1D Retires

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

Ten years after its debut (September 22, 1999, at Carnegie Hall in New York City), the Yamaha PM1D SR digital mixing system is going into retirement....

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Load In: Sound Reinforcement News, November 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Linkin Park's European tour saw the band carrying their own board group, stage set and monitor package that comprised Adamson M15 wedges and SX18 stage...

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Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, November 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Cadac Live1 Series Incorporating many amenities of Cadac's large-scale theater and touring consoles, the Live1 offers a cost-effective choice for FOH...

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All Access: Chickenfoot

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Steve Jennings
Photos: Steve Jennings

Rock supergroup Chickenfoot (former Van Halen member Sammy Hagar, vocals/guitar; Joe Satriani, guitar; former Van Halen member Michael Anthony, bass/vocals;...

Sessions

Program Changes at Peabody Institute

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

The Peabody Institute (www.pea body.jhu.edu/recordingarts) the music school within Johns Hopkins University has been a respected training ground for musicians...

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Project Studio: Axis Sound

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Jim Anderson, current AES president and a professor in the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University, pointed us to this month's...

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Pool Party

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

This past September marked the grand re-opening of London's unique The Pool studio (www.miloco.co.uk/studios/pool). The facility was redesigned and rebuilt,...

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Track Sheet, November 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Singer/songwriter Andrea Nardello visited Range Recording Studios (Ardmore, PA) to begin work on her new full-length album with a band of musicians from...

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New York Metro, November 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

Imagine if they'd had the Internet available at the same time that the masters of classical were in full swing how would a good Website have helped out...

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Nashville Skyline, November 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Peter Cooper

There were a couple of ways to look at the situation. Well, I knew it was going to be a challenge, says acoustician David Rochester, who runs Technical...

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L.A. Grapevine, November 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

North Hollywood's Track Records, built in 1980 by producer Brian Ahern for his then-wife Emmylou Harris, is under new ownership. In early 2008, the facility...

From the Editor

Audio Education

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

A couple of months ago, Mix conducted a focus group at Ex'Pression College for Digital Arts (Emeryville, Calif.). We were looking to find out a couple...

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TalkBack | Letters to Mix, November 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Bob and Sarah Heil on Les Paul Les and I share adjoining displays in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland. I have seen and met him throughout...

Current/Industry News

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Obituary: Greg Ladanyi, 1952-2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Engineer/producer/label exec Greg Ladanyi passed away in late September after suffering severe head trauma from a fall on the concert set of Greek artist...

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Hyde Street 101

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Attention project studio/home-recording musicians! Hyde Street Studios (S.F.) has begun offering a series of classes designed for those who want to learn...

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Industry News, November 2009

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Foley artist Gary Hecker joins CSS Studios' Todd-AO (Hollywood)Masque Sound (East Rutherford, NJ) welcomes Matt Peskie, who joins the sales team with...

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Grace Design Hits 15 Years

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Fifteen years has flown by. It seems like yesterday that Mike [Grace, founder and chief audio designer] and I were scrambling to bolt together the very...

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On the Move: James Albhorn

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

James Albhorn Shure VP of finance/CFO Main Responsibilities: all company financial functions and strategic counsel as member of the company's executive...

Music

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Music: Noah and the Whale

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

I'm just in the process of buying some flowers, so if you hear me asking about flowers, that's why, Noah and the Whale leader, singer and songwriter Charlie...

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Music: J.D. Souther

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

Well, this is unexpected. J.D Souther is best known for writing or co-writing songs in the '70s and '80s for the likes of The Eagles (Best of My Love,...

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Classic Tracks: Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle"

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Gary Eskow

It was a life cut tragically short and a song that eerily captured the meteoric rise and brevity of its author's career. Time in a Bottle reached the...

Back Page

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Andre Fischer Q&A

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny

You've had quite a career: playing, producing, managing. What led you to education? What brought you to IPR in Minnesota? First of all, my grandmother...