October 1, 2006

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Features

Bay Area Legends

Oct 1, 2006 5:57 PM

Legend Among Legends

Oct 2, 2006 7:02 PM

The Outer Limits of Portability

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

Back in February of 2004, Mix put the Apple G5 to the test, including the playback of DSP-intensive instruments while recording a live band, support for...

From Scarface to Simlish

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

The San Francisco Bay Area was the birthplace of the personal computer revolution and also a primary starting point for the computer videogame industry....

Steve Miller

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Craig Dalton

The history of Steve Miller and the Steve Miller Band is not just his story, but also the story of rock 'n' roll and the technology that has driven both...

11th Annual Mix L.A. Open

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM

It was another beautiful day at Malibu Country Club as the audio industry came to play at the 11th Annual Mix L.A. Open last June and support the causes...

Technology

Technology Spotlight: Solid State Logic Duality

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

Traditionally associated with high-end consoles, Solid State Logic (www.solid-state-logic.com; AES Booth #610) began offering more affordable products...

Technology Spotlight: Fairlight Dream II

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

In describing an ideal audio workstation, users want maximum power and speed from a system that's forward- and backward-compatible, versatile, expandable...

Technology Spotlight: Audiokinetic Wwise

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Michel Henein

Those of us who create sound for videogames long for tools that make more efficient use of our time and resources. Videogames have been in existence for...

Technology Spotlight: Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

The DP600 Program Optimizer from Dolby (www.dolby.com) is the world's first intelligent file-based audio loudness analysis and correction system. The...

Technology Spotlight: Beyerdynamic Headzone

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

Offering a solution for monitoring and mixing 5.1 surround audio using standard-technology headphones is beyerdynamic's (www.beyerdynamic.com) Headzone,...

Field Test: Tascam DM-3200 Digital Mixing Console

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Steve La Cerra

With the DM-3200, Tascam clearly demonstrates how far digital audio has come in the past few years. The DM-3200 incorporates a 48-channel audio mixer...

Field Test: Focusrite Liquid Mix EQ/Compressor

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

The same patented Dynamic Convolution emulation technology developed by Sintefex Ltd. for Focusrite's popular Liquid Channel processor appears in Liquid...

Field Test: JBL LSR4328P Self-Powered Monitors

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Bobby Frasier

While speaker systems continue to provide more accurate reproduction as technology evolves, one element remains the same: physics. A great speaker in...

Field Test: RND Dynam-izer Compression Plug-In

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

Dynam-izer is one of six new plug-ins from Roger Nichols Digital (RND), which now acts as the exclusive distributor and licensee of Elemental Audio products,...

Field Test: Korby Kat 4 Tube Microphone System

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

In the auto world, a convertible means the ability to pop the top and have some fun, and it's no different in the mic world. Boutique microphone company...

Sound for Picture

Good Night, and Good Luck

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Heather Johnson

For their critically acclaimed film, Good Night, and Good Luck, co-producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov wanted the activity on the CBS Radford Stage...

A Scanner Darkly

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Matt Hurwitz

Drug-induced paranoia: If you want to know what it looks like, ask A Scanner Darkly director Richard Linklater and his team of rotoscoping animators....

Live Mix

All Access: Pink Martini

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings (except where noted)

Bringing together the musical sensibilities of Cuban jazz, classical chamber music and film scores, 12-piece Pink Martini is playing mid-sized halls across...

Tour Profile: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Keith Clark

After 16 years of mixing sound for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, you'd think Dave Rat would be a little tired of the band. But nothing could be further from...

Local Crew: McCune Sound

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

For many local crews, the events and installs are their calling cards. This also holds true for McCune Sound (San Francisco, www.mccune.com), but it's...

Joan Jett

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings

With its two main stages and several smaller ones, the Vans Warped Tour 2006 makes for non-stop music. Among the many artists on the tour (Anti-Flag,...

FixIt: Brad Madix

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM

For Shakira's current tour, FOH engineer Brad Madix (Def Leppard, Queensryche, Psychedelic Furs, Marilyn Manson, Rush) is using a Digidesign VENUE in...

News

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM

A new sound reinforcement system at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket, RI, features a Mackie Onyx 4880 house mixing console and EAW AX396 mains, AX122...

On the Road: James Brown

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Todd Harris The godfather of soul, James Brown, was out touring the majority of the summer, playing to mid-sized venues; his tour wrapped up in late September....

Now Playing: Lamb of God, Big & Rich

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Lamb of God Sound Company: Eighth Day Sound (Highland Heights, Ohio) FOH Engineer/Console: Bozz Porter/Yamaha PM5DRH Monitor Engineer/Console: Dennis...

Heil Sound Gets Inducted

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (www.rockhall.com) has added new artifacts from sound company Heil Sound (Fairview Heights, Ill., www.heilsound.com)...

Recording Notes

John Mayer

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By David John Farinella

About 45 minutes into the first date of the John Mayer Trio tour at The Fillmore in San Francisco last fall, the singer/guitar player stepped up to the...

Madeleine Peyroux

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Heather Johnson

It took eight years for soulful jazz artist Madeleine Peyroux to follow her acclaimed Atlantic debut, Dreamland, an insightful piece that had critics...

Classic Tracks: En Vogue's "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Heather Johnson

When producers Denzil Foster and Tommy McElroy turned in Funky Divas, En Vogue's triple-Platinum sophomore album, to their record label, executives didn't...

Cool Spins

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Legends of Country Music(Columbia/Legacy) I've gone through Bob Wills periods before about once every decade or so, I...

Coast to Coast

L.A. Grapevine

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

At Radio Recorders, located on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Orange Avenue, an ongoing effort is underway to restore the oldest studio in Hollywood...

Nashville Skyline

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

Whenever I bop over to East Nashville, I invariably end up at the local coffee shop hang called Bongo Java. It is probably the best place to meet some...

New York Metro

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

The technical importance of having a great console in a control room has arguably shifted in the past several years, but the emotional significance has...

Recombinant Media Labs

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Sarah Jones

We're cultivating methodologies for an A/V institute of experiential engineering, says Recombinant Media Labs (http://recombinantmedia.net/) founder and...

Tiny Telephone

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

Recent sessions at John Vanderslice's Neve 5316 centered indie Mecca, Tiny Telephone (San Francisco, www.tinytelephone.com), include local Saddle Creek...

Blue Seven Audio

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

Christopher Scott Cooper has spent 10 years engineering at The Annex, but he also runs his own project room in the East Bay. Blue Seven Audio (Fremont,...

Broken Radio

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

Engineer/producer/mixer Matt Boudreau's Broken Radio studio (Emeryville, Calif.; www.brokenradio.com) features a 1980s-built Trident Series 16/24 console...

The Annex

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

American-born jazz keyboardist Rhoda Scott has lived in France for 30 years, but her recent tour took her through Northern California, and included time...

SF Soundworks

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

High-end, three-room facility SF Soundworks (San Francisco, www.sfsoundworks.com) is making good on its motto: Bringing the music back to San Francisco....

Insider Audio

Surrounding the Audience

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

In last month's column, I looked at some of the issues involved in putting together surround mixes for live sports events through the eyes of Phil Adler,...

Producer's Desk

Jeff Glixman

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By David John Farinella

Before producer Jeff Glixman had even set foot on the other side of the glass, it seemed his fate was sealed. During Glixman's performing days he played...

Project Studio

Singer Studio V7

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Twenty-three years ago, Scott Singer was a recent graduate of San Francisco State University a composer/musician/recordist who was drawn to the place...

Tech's Files

Installation Basics

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

In any installation, the fundamentals are the same: Wiring may be the most obvious factor, but it's just one consideration. First and foremost, when you're...

AudioNext

The New Face of Audio

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

Welcome to new monthly column which is devoted to making sense of the ever-so-burgeoning categories of digitally distributed music and mobile audio in...

From the Editor

Welcome to AES SF—Just Don't Call it Frisco

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, George Petersen—Editorial Director

If you're one of the fortunate members of the pro audio community attending this month's AES show, welcome to San Francisco. If you want to blend in with...

Feedback

Letters to Mix

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM

ODE TO A FRIEND I was sorry to read of the passing of Stephen St.Croix in the June issue of Mix. Stephen had already begun writing his column for Mix...

Current/Industry News

The Beauty Within

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

Surrounded by magnificent views of rolling hills, sunsets and wildlife, Banquet Studios' (Sebastopol, Calif.; www.banquetstudios.com) new digital recording...

Janes Gets NARAS Nod

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

Producer/engineer/guitarist Roland Janes (pictured at right with Jon Hornyak, senior executive director of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,...

Petit Produces McClain

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

George Walker Petit recently produced a debut CD by multi-Emmy Award winning daytime TV actress Cady McClain (All My Children, As the World Turns). Titled...

New Services

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

Nashville-based Runway Network (www.runwaynetwork.com/mastering) now offers mastering services for local and national musicians. Heading the division...

On the Move: Paul Hugo

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

Who: Paul Hugo, PreSonus executive VP Main responsibilities: manage product development process, refine customer interface elements, build our brand by...

TEC Awards Update

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

Will Lee will host the 22nd Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, October 7, 2006, at the Hilton San Francisco. Lee, longtime...

Bookshelf

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

Mix contributing editor Heather Johnson has released If These Halls Could Talk: A Historical Tour Through San Francisco Recording Studios, in which leading...

Industry News

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

Aviom (West Chester, PA) co-founder Tom Costello has been appointed COO; Tom Knesel was promoted to national field sales manager. The company also announced...

Notes From the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording AcademyNotes From the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Maureen Droney

Often, when you ask an audio engineer what his or her most important piece of equipment is, the reply will be, My ears! It's a good answer; without great,...

On the Cover

Talking House Productions

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

Records are now tracked at a home in Malibu and mixed in a cottage in upstate New York. Scores are prepped on a laptop in Miami, brought to a Czech stage...