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Farewell Les Paul

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

The recording industry and the entire music community owe a debt of gratitude to Les Paul. In addition to being an incredibly creative and gifted musician,...

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The Changing Face of New York Studios

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

Is New York City still a place to believe in? Whatever your specialty, the Big Apple remains a very solid draw for the ambitious. But that drive is easy...

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Tony Maserati

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

Few mixers have the kind of track record that Tony Maserati has built during the past two decades. He's worked with everyone from Puff Daddy to Destiny's...

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Broadway Sound

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Gaby Alter

While most tourists flock to New York City to gaze upon the Statue of Liberty, see the metropolis from the Empire State Building's observation deck or...

Tech

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Tech: New Products, October 2009

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM

500 Series Module Master Radial EngineeringWorkhorse 5000 Best described as a 500 Series module housing with an integrated and independent summing mixer...

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Apple Logic Pro 9 Review

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Robert Hanson

The evolution of Apple's professional media applications continues with the new Logic Studio. This upgrade brings the audio editing features to parity...

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Upstate Audio Sonic Lens SL20/20-2 Review

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

The Sonic Lens SL20/20-2 mic preamp is the flagship product of Matthew Lesko's company, UpState Audio. Lesko's goal of creating an audiophile's dream...

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KRK Systems ERGO Review

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

KRK's Enhanced Room Geometry Optimization (ERGO) is a stand-alone room acoustic correction system built into a hardware monitor controller unit. Its proprietary...

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Tech's Files: Do You Hear What I Hear?

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

This month, I'll explore the relationship between high-frequency drivers and their next of kin (midrange or woofer) essentially, how to optimize your...

Sound for Picture

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SFP: Sync Sound Turns 25

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

Ken Hahn and Bill Marino may not have vowed to stand by each other in sickness and health, but they did make a meaningful commitment: They co-signed a...

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SFP: 'Bored to Death'

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

Bored to Death is a new HBO comedy series about an aspiring writer in Brooklyn who, as a lark and as a way to meet women after the breakup of a relationship,...

Live Mix

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Kenny Chesney Tour Profile

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

When you're the reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, it's only natural that you'll be selling out stadium shows. And while this...

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It Was Only 40 Years Ago

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair would have sounded a lot different if it weren't for sound engineer Bill Hanley,...

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Naturally 7 Tour Profile

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Naturally 7 Seven-part R&B vocalists Naturally 7 is out on the road supporting Wall of Sound. Mix caught up with tour manager/front-of-house engineer...

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Fix It: Engineer Scott Bishop on Using Soundcraft Vi6 Console for Numerous Festivals

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Four monitor mixes are mixed from FOH with up to six extra zones, three analog external effects units (for a visiting dub band), with eight record output...

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Nexo Celebrates 30 Years

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM

In addition to marking its 30th year in the pro audio market, NEXO (nexo-sa.com) also celebrated its first year of transition to becoming a wholly owned...

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Load In: Sound Reinforcement News, October 2009

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM

A total of five DiGiCo boards are in use on the Aerosmith/ZZ Top tour: SD7 (Aerosmith FOH Jim Ebdon), CS-D5s (Aerosmith in-ear mixes by Brad Johnson and...

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All Access: No Doubt

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

To the delight of No Doubt fans worldwide, the band has returned to the stage after a half-decade hiatus. Running through their hits from Rock Steady...

Sessions

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Sweatshop Studios

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

The name seems less than apt for the environment that owner/operator Shaul Dover and his musician/producer son, Edan Dover, have created in rural upstate...

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Project Studio: Defy Recordings

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Engineer/producer Robert L. Smith's career arc is emblematic of the shifting fortunes of New York City's studio scene over the past 20 years. Beginning...

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Porcupine Tree's Wilson Describes The Incident

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, Porcupine Tree The Incident | Mix Profiles Porcupine Tree Recording The Incident Album at Monkey Puzzle House Studio

Alt-rockers Porcupine Tree released their latest album, The Incident, last month; this project is a cohesive yet complex song cycle inspired by significant...

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Track Sheet, October 2009

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

Classical piano virtuoso Lang Lang tracked the score for the upcoming feature film Project Chopin (Breakthru Films) in Studio A at Clinton Recording (NYC)...

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L.A. Grapevine

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

On a hazy late-summer afternoon, I pull into the parking lot of California Sound Studios in Lake Forest, 60 miles south of my 'hood. For some time to...

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Nashville Skyline, October 2009

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

Carl Tatz's parents used to leave him in the house sometimes when they left for an evening out. That's when the speakers would get shifted around. My...

From the Editor

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Understanding Community

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

We've been talking about a lot lately here at Mix. We've been planning for coming changes on our Website, with new functionalities, better search, more...

TalkBack | Letters to Mix, October 2009

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Steve Miller on Les Paul I've known Les for 61 of my 65 years. He has always been present in my life, always there. He showed me how to hold a guitar...

Current/Industry News

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Bookshelf: Modern Recording Techniques, 7th Edition

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

The seventh edition of Modern Recording Techniques, from authors David Miles Huber and Robert Runstein, adds chapters on room acoustics, running a session,...

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Take It to the R&B

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

Producer/engineer Tony Shepperd (Elton John, Whitney Houston, Kenny Loggins) and R&B artist Shelea Frazier are featured on the second installment of Master...

Gigs on the Rise

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

Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO) has released its State of the New Orleans Music Community Report. This is SHNO's second annual examination of the New Orleans'...

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Julliard Gets Acoustical Refurb

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

Built in 1969 as part of the massive Lincoln Center project, The Juilliard School (New York City) was in need of a renovation to bring it into the 21st...

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On the Move: Brian Rund

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

Brian Rund composer/sound designer/engineer at MindSmack (NYC) Main Responsibilities: all audio work and maintain/recommend audio gear purchases. Previous...

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New Instrument Listing: Hafez Nazeri on Creating 'The Hafez'

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

Hafez Nazeri on creating The Hafez The traditional setar has remained unchanged for hundreds of years, and I wanted to find a way to make a more modern...

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Industry News, October 2009

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

ADAM Audio (Hicksville, NY) names Roger Fortier to VPTodd Barrett joins Walters-Storyk Design Group (Highland, NY) as project managerLeading EAW (Woodinville,...

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Healthiest Option?

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

A recent study by Carnegie Mellon, Stanford and Berkeley Lab (sponsored by Microsoft and Intel) found that, in general, the transition to digital media...

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The CompuSonics/MP3 Connection

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By George Petersen

Most of us think of the MP3 format and consumer disk-based audio storage as recent phenomena. However, some of the roots of the MP3 date back to a product...

Music

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Music: Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Elianne Halbersberg

John Leventhal makes no secret of his disdain for gear talk. It is, he says, one of the least interesting things about the recording process. So uninteresting,...

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Music: Traveling Light

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Jeff Wolpert

It all started with an innocent enough question. A call came from the office of Loreena McKennitt, the golden-voiced purveyor of Celtic-based world music....

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Classic Tracks: Patti Smith's "Gloria"

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

It's one of the most haunting openings of any debut album. Soft, almost mournful piano and bass set up a slow rhythmic foundation. Then a woman's voice...

Back Page

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Malcolm Toft Q&A

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

Tell us about your early career as an engineer. I was a recording engineer at [London's] Trident studios when it opened its doors [in 1967], and prior...