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October 1, 2007

October 1, 2007


Time Keeps on Slippin’, Slippin’, Slippin’

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

Pass the bubbly, it’s our birthday! Which sounds older 30 years or three decades? Either way, it’s an impressive number, and we’re proud to have served…

30 People Who Shaped Sound

Oct 2, 2007 7:13 PM

10 Technology Movements

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

Audio pros have never been afraid to embrace the future, and the past three decades marked an era of enormous technological upheaval. 1977 was a significant…

New York ’77

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

Yankee Stadium, October 18, 1977. Reg-gie! Reg-gie! Reg-gie! The chant builds louder and louder in the cavernous stadium as Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson,…

Memories From the Road

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

STRANGER IN THE ROOM While working as a sound designer on the Las Vegas production of LOVE, I was sitting in Abbey Road Studios listening with Sir George…

The Maestro & The Masterpiece

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Nick Pagano

Excitement rippled through the world of classical music as news spread of the discovery of the long-lost 1735 Hart Giuseppe Guarneri del Ges violin. It…

Capturing the Stage Soundscape

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Gary Eskow

At first glance, a deranged elderly woman and her equally afflicted middle-aged daughter might not seem the likeliest central characters in a musical,…


AES New Product Preview

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

FAIRLIGHT XYNERGI The groundbreaking Xynergi media production center from Fairlight ( organizes and delivers a suite of media-processing…

Technology Spotlight: Roland RSS V-Mixing System

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Sarah Jones

These days in live sound, making the jump to a 48-channel digital mixing system has been well outside the financial reach of many regional sound companies,…

Technology Spotlight: Steinberg Nuendo 4

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Tony Nunes

In the three years since its release, Steinberg’s Nuendo 3 workstation has become renowned for its flexibility, intuitiveness and high-quality audio engine….

Technology Spotlight: Adobe Audition 3

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

Adobe Audition has an impressive lineage, going back to its 1995 roots as Syntrillium Software’s Cool Edit program. A shareware version of the full-on…

Technology Spotlight: Studio Network Solutions Postmap

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

The ability to house and reliably share audio on a wide variety of storage formats has been a boon for audio pros working in post, game production, mastering…

Technology Spotlight: Apple Logic Studio

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Devon Springfield

If Moore’s Law could be extrapolated into software, it would never hold truer than with the release of Apple’s Logic Studio. The new bundle includes the…

Field Test: Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

In the past couple of years, manufacturers such as Solid State Logic (SSL) and Neve have recognized the pent-up demand in mid-level markets for the sound…

Blue Woodpecker Active Ribbon Mic

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

You’ve got to hand it to Blue Microphones. Hands down, this company has changed the face of audio’s front end with mic designs that use plenty of color,…

Field Test: Holophone H3-D Surround Microphone

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Kevin Becka

Since debuting the H2-PRO 7.1 microphone in 2004, Holophone has released two other surround mics, both 5.1 with embedded LFE transducers: the H4 SuperMINI…

Field Test: Dangerous Music D-Box DAW Interface

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Barry Rudolph

The Dangerous Music D-Box is a compilation that distills the company’s existing product line into a single-rackspace unit. Designed for pro studios or…

Field Test: Inward Connections VacRac TSL-3 Limiter

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

In 1995, Steve Firlotte and Steve Barker designed the Inward Connections all-tube VacRac, a modular system that integrated the company’s TMP mic preamp,…

Products You Won’t See at AES

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

Every year, the AES show spotlights the latest gear and cutting-edge technologies. However, several significant new products didn’t get space on the show…

Live Mix


Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Photos and Text by Steve Jennings

Rush (vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, drummer Neal Peart) is out on a large-scale U.S. tour with gear provided by Clair Bros., including…

FixIt: Richard Brooker

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Sound designer Richard Brooker on finding a balance between high-energy pop numbers and dialog for new musical Never Forget: The songs are well-known,…


Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Diana Krall just wrapped up a U.S. tour with longtime front-of-house engineer Dave Lawler, whose Docktrdave Audio Inc. purchased a Soundcraft Vi6 digital…

On the Road: Aerosmith

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Aerosmith Perennial rockers Aerosmith have just finished up a tour of South America and Europe with front-of-house engineer Jim Ebdon. Crew and band have…

Now Playing: The Cribs, Crowded House, Paramore

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

The Cribs FOH Engineer/Board: Michael Parker/house-provided (spec Midas H3000/XL4) P.A./Amps: house-provided Outboard Gear: dbx 160A, Drawmer 201, Lexicon…

Meyer Sound Reinforces KOOZA

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Meyer Sound has been chosen as the Official Sound Equipment Supplier for the new Cirque du Soleil show, KOOZA, which debuted in April in Montral. The…

Tour Profile: Martina McBride

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Heather Johnson

Life on the road as a touring artist or an in-demand engineer can wreak havoc on one’s personal life if that person gets to have one at all for the sake…

All Access: The Beastie Boys

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Mike Mike D Diamond, Adam Yauch and Adam Horovitz otherwise known as the Beastie Boys released their seventh studio album this year; The Mix-Up is a completely…

Recording Notes

Paul McCartney

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Matt Hurwitz

Few producers get a second round recording Paul McCartney; other than George Martin, that distinction belongs to David Kahne (Sugar Ray, Sublime, Kelly…

The White Stripes

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By David John Farinella

Working with two musicians and 16 analog tracks sounded like heaven to engineer/producer Joe Chiccarelli when he first got the call to work on the White…

Perry Farrell

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Chris J. Walker

Perry Farrell thinks big. The former front man for the ground-breaking and highly influential Jane’s Addiction and, later, Porno for Pyros always thinks…

Classic Tracks: Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy”

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bryan Reesman

One of the catchiest and most unconventional pop hits in the early 1980s was I Want Candy, the British band Bow Wow Wow’s spunky, percussion-heavy reinvention…

Cool Spins

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Bettye Lavette The Scene of the Crime(Anti) We last heard from Bettye Lavette in ’05 when she released her Anti debut, I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise….

Coast to Coast

L.A. Grapevine

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Bud Scoppa

The year 1977 was, shall we say, a transitional period around the L.A. music scene. On the plus side, the most popular studios were booked around the…

Nashville Skyline

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Rick Clark

Nashville 1977: Stalwarts like George Jones, Mel Tillis, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty and Charley Pride were still cranking out Number One hits, as were…

New York Metro

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

You’d be kidding yourself if you said the recording industry didn’t look a lot different in 2007 from the way it did in 1977. The music output from the…

The Birth (and Death) of Ultrasonic Studios

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Barbara Schultz

Life is full of coincidences. It just so happens that 1977 was also the year that Jay Gallagher and George Hallowell founded Ultrasonic Studios in New…

Fleetwood Mac at the Record Plant

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

Initial sessions for Fleetwood Mac’s smash Rumours album took place in Studio B of The Record Plant in Sausalito, Calif., in ’76 and ’77. Richard Dashut…

Joe Tarsia’s Sigma Sound

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

In 1977, Joe Tarsia’s Sigma Sound were going strong in Philadelphia and New York City. The photo of Tarsia (left) was taken in the Philadelphia Studio…

Insider Audio

The Secrets of NIME

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Paul D. Lehrman

There’s an old adage in chemistry: Once you find the perfect solvent a substance that can dissolve anything what do you keep it in? In audio (as every…

Mix Interview

Mix Interview: Quincy Jones

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Blair Jackson

The storied, six-decade career of Quincy Jones has been so expansive it defies description: He is a true modern renaissance man who has seemingly done…

From the Editor

AES—A Gathering of Idea-Driven Minds

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

I’m writing this on the sixth anniversary of the tragedy we now refer to as 9/11, with its repercussions that changed the nation and the world. Recalling…


Letters to Mix

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

DON’T FORGET YOUR IN-EARS! I just read Pushing the Limits of Native Processing (July 2007), which says, I couldn’t daisy-chain two units together without…

Current/Industry News

2007 TEC Awards to Feature All-Star Cast

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The 23rd Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, will be held Saturday, October 6, 2007,…

John Stephens, 1930-2007

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

Recording innovator John Stephens, founder of Stephens Electronics, passed away at age 76. As the first 3M 8-tracks came to market, Stephens developed…

Don’t Mind the Construction

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Entertainment industry leaders joined by Texas State Representative Dawnna Dukes, Texas State Senator Robert Deuell, M.D. and Director of the Texas Film…

Daniel Lanois Turns Filmmaker

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The mystery of the recording studio is what keeps me coming back. Many rewards have come to me through this laboratory. It is my temple, my domain, my…

International Studio Update

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

3:3:2 STUDIO Located in the Puerto Madero neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3:3:2 Studio was designed and built by the Walters-Storyk Design Group;…

On the Move: Scott Schumer

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Who: Scott Schumer, BLUE Microphones VP, global sales Main responsibilities: bringing the same creative spark to the business of selling and partnering…

Calrec Bought

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

D&M Holdings has acquired Calrec Audio Limited, placing D&M more prominently in the broadcast market. D&M Holdings has also targeted expansion in other…


Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

Mix Insider Audio columnist Paul Lehrman’s The Insider Audio Bathroom Reader features a compilation of Lehrman’s favorite columns. Lehrman will be signing…



Trew Audio (Nashville) named Richard Rosing executive VP/CFOFilling the newly created position of VP, technology and business development at Stanton Group…

Notes From the Net

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

ESESSION ENHANCES SITE New additions to the Web-based collaborative music recording/mixing/project management eSessions include 128-bit SSL-encryption…

BETA Studio Gets Out of Beta

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Los Angeles welcomed another studio: BETA Studio within the BETA Records’ ( facilities. The studio celebrated its launch with The…

Notes From the P&E Wing

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Maureen Droney

In 2003, in an effort to simplify life for those who record and mix music, the Producers & Engineers Wing developed the Pro Tools Session Guidelines for…

On the Cover

Roc the Mic Studios

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Janice Brown

Bearing the trademark prefix of hip hop impresario Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella Records, the brand-new Roc the Mic Studios in New York City caters to the label’s…