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Alice in Chains

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

In 1990, Seattle-based Alice in Chains were opening for Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne and even Poison, playing a post-punk/metal hybrid that emphasized bitter...

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Channel Strip Plug-Ins

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

In the saga of audio processing, there is one common character that continues to play a consistent role: the channel strip. It was and still is the fundamental...

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The Producers

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

In the May issue of Mix our annual theme issue, which focused on Getting Noticed, Getting Heard, Getting Paid we explored the ways that new music business...

Tech

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Tech: New Products, September 2009

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Vintage Gain Crusher Analogue TubeAT-101 The AT-101 ($19,000) from Analogue Tube (www.analogue tube.com) is a faithful re-creation of the original Fairchild...

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Apple Logic Studio Technology Spotlight

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

On September 12, 2007, Apple unveiled the first version of Logic Studio software and it was an immediate success. The product combined the power of its...

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Neumann TLM 67 Multipattern Microphone Review

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

Neumann remains on the technical forefront of microphone design, with its range of digital mics and reissues of legacy tube mics sporting new-age simulation...

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JBL LSR2328P Studio Monitors Review

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Bobby Frasier

There is no doubt that everybody reading this magazine has heard a JBL speaker either live, in the studio or at home at one time or another. JBL was the...

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Teaboy Audio Studio Recall Software Review

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

Session documentation and recall are crucial in any competitive audio production environment; this is true now more than ever thanks to the decentralized...

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Mixosaurus Kit A DAW Drums Review

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

Mixosaurus Kit A is a 122GB drum sample library powered by Native Instruments' Kontakt. (Kontakt Player 2 is included with the kit.) The behemoth library...

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Tech's Files: More Vacuum Tube Tales

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

A simple excursion into geek territory can turn into a revelation or three; you might experience profound light-bulb moments or merely the simple reminder...

Sound for Picture

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SFP: Pixar's Vince Caro

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

Pixar Entertainment's resident vocal recordist/mixer, Vince Caro, broke into voice recording for animation 20-plus years ago when he was on staff at RCA...

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SFP: Kansas

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

When classic/prog rock titans Kansas decided to do something special to celebrate their 35th anniversary this year, They didn't want to just do another...

Live Mix

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Phish Tour Profile

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Donny Emerick and Joanne Zola

Almost five years after a tearful breakup in a muddy field in their home state of Vermont, definitive jam-band Phish reformed with its original members...

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The Dead Return

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

In October 2008, Grateful Dead founding members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann joined by Warren Haynes and Jeff Chimenti played...

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American Idol Tour Profile

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

The American Idol tour has kicked off once again, showcasing the Top 10 finalists from the reality show. Mix caught up with front-of-house engineer Randy...

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Fix It: R. Kelly FOH Engineer Rob "Cubby" Colby

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM

It's a very straightforward, live show. I like the R&B/funk attitude of the music, and it's always been something I've enjoyed to mix. Robert [R. Kelly]...

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The Fridge Brings In Chilled-Out System

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Sarah Benzuly

London-based live music/dance club The Fridge (www.fridge.co.uk) recently underwent a complete overhaul increasing capacity to 1,700 which included creating...

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Load In: Sound Reinforcement News, September 2009

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Wicked's second North American tour is the show's first production to be equipped with a fiber-optic audio distribution system, thanks to Wireworks CorporationA...

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Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, September 2009

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM

AKG Updates C 747 AKG's new C 747 V11 condenser pencil microphone features an enhanced hypercardioid polar pattern offering improved off-axis rejection...

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All Access: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Steve Jennings

The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival is an all-metal gathering where performances, dB levels and hardcore fans fully live up to the name of the event....

Sessions

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Radio Bonnaroo

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny

Radio has taken a real beating from music critics over the past decade, often with good reason as far as playlists, consolidation and lack of variety...

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Clatter&Din Captures Audio and Video

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

Clatter&Din (Seattle, www.clatterdin.com) hosted simultaneous audio/video sessions for a Washington State Lottery TV and radio spot. The commercial, for...

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Track Sheet, September 2009

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

Scott Peets' Design FX Remote truck was used to record live performances by James Taylor and band for the soundtrack to Judd Apatow's current film, Funny...

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Project Studio: Chip Z'Nuff Studios

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

On the day I interview Chip Z'Nuff about his busy home studio in Blue Island, Ill. (South Chicago, www.ChipZnuffStudios.com.), he's just returned from...

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L.A. Grapevine, September 2009

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

I had two reasons for visiting what was previously the A&M Records lot in Hollywood: one professional, the other personal. My destination was the top-line...

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Nashville Skyline, September 2009

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

On his first night in Nashville, R.S. Field headed for the women's dormitory at Vanderbilt University. There, coeds wiggled around in a little basement...

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New York Metro, August 2009

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

New York City bedrooms are the site of some legendary creative acts. That doesn't mean that every music producer working in New York City wants their...

From the Editor

From the Editor: So You Wanna Be a Producer...

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

There was a point during the Anatomy of a Hit panel at Mix Nashville this past May when producer Dann Huff turned to moderator Peter Cooper and said,...

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TalkBack | Letters to Mix, September 2009

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Point of Origin I am a jazz artist/producer/musician and I wanted to let you know a few facts about your article On the Cover: Memphis Meets Music City...

Current/Industry News

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Le Studio Mobile, Le 30

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

Owner/operator Guillaume Bengle is celebrating his company's 30th anniversary in the remote-recording field, and recently added a second remote truck...

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Chace Joins Deluxe

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

Deluxe Digital Media has acquired the assets of Chace Audio, a full-service audio post-production facility pictured below. Bob Heiber, president of Chace,...

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Tour Providers Join Forces

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

Delta Sound (deltasound.co.uk) has acquired Sound by Design, providing SR customers sound, lighting and staging with an expanded equipment set from which...

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Bookshelf, September 2009

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

Behind the Glass Vol. II, by music journalist Howard Massey, is a collection of first-person stories from inside the studio with such hit-making producers...

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Industry News, September 2009

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

Jim Bowhall returns to Crawford Post (Atlanta) as creative directorNew York City-based Hyperbolic Audio welcomes mixer Steve Bucino to its staffOpus 1...

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Focal Turns 30

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

Lyon, France-based Focal/JMlab recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and invited Mix and others for a look at its manufacturing operations. The company...

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On the Move: Marc Bertrand

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

Marc Bertrand TC Group Americas CEO Main Responsibilities: profit/loss responsibility for the sales, distribution, marketing and operations for North...

Music

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Music: Third Eye Blind

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Heather Johnson

Many, if not most, musicians have some sort of recording setup in or near their home. But it's a rare few artists who have the chance to set up their...

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Music: Inner Circle

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

There are worse fates than being heavily associated with a single song. In the case of long-running reggae band Inner Circle, they will forever be linked...

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Classic Tracks: The Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian"

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

What kind of a song is The Bangles' Walk Like an Egyptian, anyway? More than a novelty hit and not quite an actual dance craze, it strikes the perfect...

Back Page

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Dann Huff Q&A

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Tom Kenny

You've had quite a career, playing on some big records. What's kept you in Nashville? It's just like anything else, a series of decisions. When I moved...