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November 2012

November 2012


Capitol Studios

Nov 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Maureen Droney

Something very interesting has been going on for the last 18 months or so at the historic Capitol Records Tower and Studios in Hollywood. Although embroiled in uncertainty during that time due to the impending sale of parent company EMI to Universal Music, the studios, label archives, and overall facility headquartered at 1750 North Vine Street have all been part of an ambitious effort to position EMI Capitol on the leading edge of the current music industry trend toward both sonic and artistic quality….

Quality Perspectives

Nov 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Blair Jackson

Quality. You know it when you hear it or see it. You know when it’s not there. But defining it is slippery at best. Recently we spoke with eight industry pros, representing numerous segments of the audio world—from studio and mobile recording to design to hi-def and hi-res delivery formats—about issues of quality….

Jeff Lynne

Nov 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Matt Hurwitz

Since his introduction to the recording studio in the late 1960s, Jeff Lynne has proven himself a continual innovator. With the formation of Electric Light Orchestra (Lynne, Roy Wood, Bev Bevan) in 1970, he introduced the inclusion of orchestral string players as permanent members of the band, adding a new layer to the pop soundscape. Soon after, the move to Giorgio Moroder’s Musicland studio and collaboration with engineer Reinhold Mack in the mid-’70s culminated in what many consider Lynne’s crowning achievement in recording, ELO’s 1977 double-LP release, Out of the Blue….


Classic Tracks: Bill Withers, “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Nov 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Mix, By Barbara Schultz

In an interview for the Website Songfacts, Bill Withers said that his first hit record, the lush soul ballad “Ain’t No Sunshine,” was inspired by the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, about the toxic relationship of an alcoholic couple. It’s perhaps an unlikely source for such a loving song, but it’s not the only unusual story behind this month’s Classic Track….


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Nov 1, 2012 9:00 AM, Text By Barbara Schultz // Photos By Steve Jennings

Warren Hellman was the world’s most generous music lover. The billionaire financier, philanthropist and banjo player founded and sponsored San Francisco’s massive, free music festival, giving it like a huge, joyful present to the city. When Hellman passed away last December, he was mourned not only by people who knew him, but also by those who benefited from his charitable donations to public schools, the San Francisco Free Clinic and more, and by the hundreds of thousands who flock to the meadows of Golden Gate Park every October….

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2012 Photo Gallery

Oct 31, 2012 8:25 PM

The 2012 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival took place October 5, 6 and 7 on four stages in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Here, Mix magazine presents an exclusive Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2012 Photo Gallery, featuring photos by Steve Jennings….

Dave Matthews Band 2012 Tour Gallery

Nov 1, 2012 7:37 PM

In late summer, the Dave Matthews Band kicked off a massive tour in support of their 2012 release, Away From the World. Mix caught them on their second night out, at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif….