”SESSIONS AT WEST 54TH”: BEHIND THE SCENES AT PBS’s HOT MUSIC SHOW
Now in its second season, the hip weekly PBS series Sessions at West 54th has become television's most reliable source for high-quality live performances
Get Yer Red-Hots!: THE COMMODIFICATION OF PRO AUDIO RETAIL
There is a scene in the film Moscow on the Hudson in which Robin Williams' character, a defecting Russian circus musician, stumbles into a...
POWER TOOLS — Neve Flying Faders: THE ”NO SECRETS, NO MARKS, NO FEAR” APPROACH
Now campers, don't try this at home alone. These tips are based my perspective of working on a Neve VR, but should apply to...
Earthworks Z30X: MICROPHONES AND LAB 102 PREAMPLIFIER
In 1996, Earthworks came seemingly out of nowhere with the TC30K, an omnidirectional microphone that featured response up to 30 kHz and got rave...
Dynaudio Acoustics BM15A: ACTIVE NEAR-FIELD REFERENCE MONITORS
At one time, reviewers often concluded that self-powered near-field monitors costing $1,500 or less rivaled the quality of ones costing twice as much.
The Business of Buying: WHEN, HOW AND WHY TO LEASE EQUIPMENT
Leasing business equipment and technology has become a standard way of life for a majority of American companies. An estimated 80% of all U.S....
DEVA ON LOCATION: HARD DISK RECORDING FOR FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION
I always try to attend AES conventions, yet every year-even as the exhibits get more elaborate with more manufacturers showing product-I usually feel
FOUR DISCS, 26 YEARS: THE MAKING OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S ”TRACKS”
Bruce Springsteen's impressive career was launched with Greetings From Asbury Park in 1973. He was signed based on demos supervised by the legendary John
Producer Chris Thomas: THREE DECADES ON THE CUTTING EDGE AND THE CHARTS
There are more famous producers than Chris Thomas, but few, if any, can match his incredible string of artistic and commercial successes since he...
Great River Electronics MP-2: TWO-CHANNEL MICROPHONE PREAMP
Simplicity is an art unto itself. A master chef can cook an amazingly complex dinner requiring hours of work, but sometimes a simple meal-made...