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November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010 Mix Issue Table of Contents

November 1, 2010


New Classrooms 2010

Oct 25, 2010 2:51 PM, By Barbara Schultz

For years, engineers out in the workforce have been asking us, “Why are audio schools still turning out all these graduates when there are no jobs?” And for years, our answer has been the same as the schools’: “Not every audio graduate is going to record bands for a living; the industry is more diverse and robust than that.” Which is true. …

University of North Texas | Streaming From School

Nov 10, 2010 3:03 PM, By Blair Liikala

Using the Internet to broadcast live events has moved beyond being merely trendy to being expected or even essential. Public expectation and desire have been proven by record-breaking traffic for events like the World Cup and the Presidential Inauguration. Fortunately, live streaming is now becoming more affordable than ever. The University of North Texas (UNT) is one of a small group of colleges implementing this technology within their music programs to broadcast concerts live over the Web. …

Product Reviews

Steinberg Nuendo 5 DAW Software Review

Oct 25, 2010 6:03 PM, By Chuck Ainlay

I started using Nuendo about 11 years ago, back when state-of-the-art, tape-based digital recording systems like Sony’s PCM-3348 seemingly became obsolete overnight. You had a choice: Use Pro Tools, or die the slow, painful death of becoming an irrelevant recording engineer. …

Genelec 8260A Three-Way DSP/Powered Monitors Review

Oct 25, 2010 6:20 PM, By Bobby Frasier

Genelec has been creating speakers for pro applications since 1978 and “Minimum Diffraction Enclosure” (MDE) cabinet designs since 2004. Sitting 23 inches tall and weighing 60.5 pounds, its latest 8260A monitors feature the same MDE…

Tascam DR-680 Portable Recorder Review

Oct 25, 2010 6:38 PM, By Brandon Hickey

In recent years, Tascam has released a range of portable, handheld recorders featuring built-in stereo mics and limited I/O. The DR-680 ups the ante, offering eight inputs, six XLR mic preamps, dedicated outs for each recording channel…

TAC System NML RevCon-RR Review

Oct 25, 2010 6:49 PM, By Brandon Hickey

One fundamental problem that has always plagued audio engineers is the detrimental impact of excessive levels’ reverberation on the intelligibility of recorded speech tracks. So what happens in a film or TV production when a particular recorded take is the “best” take, yet speech articulation is lost to excessive reverberation? You can try to fix it in post-production—maybe. …


Classic Tracks: Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Oct 25, 2010 4:28 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

Today, San Francisco Bay Area–based band Metallica are aptly called “The Monsters of Metal.” But that wasn’t always the case. After finding their hometown not as receptive to their brand of metal, the then-current line-up (James Hetfield, rhythm guitar/lead vocals; Lars Ulrich, drums; Ron McGovney, bass; and Dave Mustaine, lead guitar) headed down to L.A. in the early ’80s to make their way into the burgeoning metal scene. …

Music: Secret Sisters

Nov 10, 2010 3:46 PM, By Blair Jackson

Considering the music industry buzz surrounding the impressive debut album by the neo-traditional country duo the Secret Sisters, it’s remarkable to think that a year ago the act didn’t exist and that real-life sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers hadn’t been knockin’ ’em dead at talent shows or coffee houses in their hometown of Muscle Shoals, Ala., the past several years. They’re that polished, that charismatic. …

Music: Al and Shelby—Together Again

Nov 10, 2010 3:59 PM, By Tom Kenny

“What gets me the most about Shelby is her writing ability,” Schmitt says. “It’s just so real. The silver trailer—she has this love for real things, real feelings, and it’s there in her songs. But that’s who she is as a person, too. Real, warm, honest. I told her down here at McCabe’s that she should do a live album, just her and John Jackson on guitars, because the way she connects with her audience through her voice, her guitar and her emotions is just so honest.” …

Music: Megasonic Sound

Nov 10, 2010 4:06 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Producer/engineer Jeremy Goody worked in and helped build various studios in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years before finally realizing a dream. In 2007, he collaborated with studio designer Chris Pelonis to transform a single-story office building in Oakland, Calif., into his own full-service studio, Megasonic Sound….

Music: Loudville Expands Studios, Services

Nov 10, 2010 4:40 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Mark Keller’s Loudville Studios (formerly Boomtown) in Sausalito, Calif., has received a thoughtful makeover: The facility, which has been providing music recording and mixing services for more than 19 years, was rewired and re-equipped to add video recording and broadcast capabilities. …

Music: Laughing Tiger Celebrates 15 Years in Marin

Nov 10, 2010 4:53 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Laughing Tiger has thrived as a commercial facility in San Rafael, Calif., since 1995, serving a clientele that ranges from local musicians to San Francisco Bay Area luminaries Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis, Tommy Castro, DJ Shadow and Maria Muldaur, among others. Owner/producer/engineer Ari Rios attributes his studio’s resilience to a combination of timing and foresight. …


Green Day Tour Profile

Oct 25, 2010 4:57 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

When Green Day finally hit the stage at the Shoreline Amphitheater (Mountain View, Calif.), the sold-out crowd went absolutely wild, eagerly anticipating what the punk-rockers would play from their extensive catalog….

Live: Juilliard Gets a Facelift

Nov 10, 2010 5:17 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

The famed Juilliard School of Music in Lincoln Center (New York City) has completed a major renovation. It now features 45,000 square feet of new facilities and 50,000 square feet of renovated spaces—many of which were turned “inside out” so that the hustle and bustle inside the school can be seen by pedestrians outside….

FixIt: Jay-Z Front-of-House Engineer Kenyatta “Kelo” Saunders

Nov 10, 2010 5:24 PM

Jay-Z Front of House Engineer Kenyatta Kelo Saunders on Using Midas XL8 Console …

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

Nov 10, 2010 5:39 PM

Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the November 2010 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article…

All Access: The Black Keys

Nov 10, 2010 6:26 PM, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

The Black Keys—guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney—have had a pretty packed few years. In addition to working on the highly acclaimed Brothers album (released in 2010), last year saw Auerbach creating his solo debut and Carney playing bass in his own combo, Drummer; they also fulfilled their Black Keys touring commitments…

Gear Stories

Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy: Her Satanic Majesty’s SVT Beast

Oct 25, 2010 2:17 PM, By Sylvia Massy

Okay, I totally accept that old amps have their bad days, but this time she wasn’t coming back. We were midway through bass tracking with the band Dishwalla and my sweet, sturdy old Ampeg SVT decided to take a holiday. So we reluctantly pulled out “The Beast”—my back-up SVT, which is rarely brought out of storage because it’s just too damn hazardous! …


Mics Take Centerstage

Nov 10, 2010 2:37 PM, Compiled By Sarah Benzuly

On August 22, 2010, members of the St. Louis Audio Engineering Society section held a mic shootout entitled “Secret Weapons Mic Shootout,” conducted by Larry Cowsert at 12 Bar Productions and Joe Blasingame of Blasingame Audio Productions. …


Nov 10, 2010 2:51 PM, Compiled By Sarah Benzuly

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences purchased two API Legacy Plus consoles for its C Studios and Endless Analog’s CLASP for the A Rooms at the school’s two locations (Tempe and Gilbert, Ariz.). …

Fusing Teens With Music

Nov 10, 2010 2:44 PM, Compiled By Sarah Benzuly

Youngsters who want to get a head-start on their musical career should check out Fusion Los Angeles, a school catering to students in grades six through 12….


Editor’s Note: Studio Business With Style

Oct 25, 2010 1:20 PM, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

We love this cover shot of Rose Mann Cherney. It was taken very early on a late-summer morning along the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago. The photographer was her brother-in-law, award-winning former Chicago Tribune staffer Charles Cherney. …

Tech: New Products, November 2010

Oct 25, 2010 5:20 PM

Mix magazine November 2010 tools of the trade article features new pro audio products in November Mix magazine pro audio product section …

On the Cover: Rose Mann Cherney

Oct 25, 2010 1:54 PM, By Maureen Droney

Rose Mann Cherney is the quintessential studio operator. She’s spent the bulk of her 30-plus-year studio career at Record Plant in Los Angeles, and truth be told, the two are so intertwined it’s hard to imagine one without the other. And it’s not just a career; it’s a lifestyle….

George Massenburg Q&A

Nov 10, 2010 6:34 PM, By Tom Kenny

George Massenburg Interviewed by Mix magazine in November 2010 issue by Tom Kenny …

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