Ask Eddie | Power Serge 

Feb 1, 2013, By Eddie Ciletti

A Serge Modular Synth has been in my shop this fall for a little TLC. It’s filled with late ’70s-era 4000 Series C-MOS ICs, so it’s technically straightforward. But it’s such a unique piece of gear, the kind of technology that begins to ask its own questions. ...

Ask Eddie | Guitar Tone, Part 2 

Mar 1, 2012, By Eddie Ciletti

The goal of this three-part series is to help recording engineers, guitarists and DIY’ers understand some of the factors that influence guitar amp tone. The amp in question—Fender’s Hot Rod Deluxe (HRD)—was chosen because several of my students have complained of the same problem: excessive gain and insufficient tone-control range, which makes it an unruly recording amp. I felt I could offer affordable solutions to those who are cash-poor, and I am always happy to trade technical services for musicianship....

Ask Eddie: Great Education Expectations 

Dec 1, 2011, By Eddie Ciletti

This month, I am recovering from the blurry haze that could only result from end-of-quarter finals—late nights of wrapping up class projects, grading papers, entering grades and trying to get back on a regular sleep schedule. You’d think I was a student, hence this month’s stream-of-consciousness thread that includes random thoughts about the education process, links of interest and a few sample “student and reader questions” that have nudged me to do more surfing. Some examples: ...

Visible Music College Opens 

Dec 1, 2011, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Memphis-based Visible Music College, a music and worship arts college, had its grand-opening celebration on October 18, 2011. Visible purchased the Francis Gassner–designed building from the Greater Memphis Chamber in December 2009 and began a capital campaign to renovate the building. The college’s move into the building marks the completion of Stage 2A, which included renovation of floors one through four for the basic operation of the college. Sponsorship of rooms and named gifts throughout the building achieved this stage of the campaign. Stage 2B involves funding the renovation of the basement for recording studios and the fifth floor for a college resource center. ...

Editor's Note: Jack of All Trades 

Nov 1, 2011, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

At least a couple of times a year, for the past 20 years, I find myself in conversations where an engineer, producer, studio owner or manufacturer will say, “These schools have to stop! There are no jobs out here!” Then I talk to the schools and the truth is, there are jobs out there, all kinds of audio jobs, and students are getting hired. There may be fewer behind a console at a commercial facility, but the schools know this and they continually make adjustments to their curriculum as the job market changes. ...

Dallas Baptist University | Education Opportunities in Dallas 

Nov 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Recently completed, the new 12,000-square-foot Joan and Andy Horner Hall (at Dallas Baptist University) includes a 2,400-square-foot recording studio designed by Russ Berger Design Group, and features an Avid D-Command 24 console and Pro Tools. Recessed sliding glass doors in the adjoining soundstage can be opened up to enlarge the studio space. Two smaller control rooms let students mix projects independently from the main studio. Storage and a central equipment room complete the facility. ...

Hideway Studios Calling All Interns 

Nov 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Recently opened to the public (see Mix September 2011 Music “News and Notes”), The Hideway Studio (Minneapolis) is expanding its internship program. As part of the day-to-day experience with studio processes and operations, interns sit in and assist on recording sessions and engage in session setups and tear-downs for tracking, which will include miking, patching and Pro Tools operations. Additionally, students sit in on and observe mixing sessions and learn techniques for successful mixes. ...

Charting the Future at McGill 

Nov 1, 2011, By Gary Eskow

McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) is taking a holistic approach, with one foot in the present and another peeking into the future. Thanks in part to a generous endowment from John Eargle, the institution is establishing itself as one of the most advanced audio research environments in the world. At the same time, the Schulich School of Music has made a determined effort to attract recording industry professionals of the highest order to serve on the faculty. Mix spoke with a few of them, including Richard King...

Oberlin Beefs Up Studio Space 

Nov 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music’s new recording facility/performance venue, the Joseph R. Clonick Studio, was built for surround sound and offers a Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console, a 24-track analog mixer with Tonelux Shadowmix fader automation housed in a Sterling Modular Systems custom piece. ...

SPARS SoundBite | Mentorship 

Nov 1, 2011, By Sherri Tantleff

I was lucky enough to have not one but two mentors. These incredible women taught me not only the logistics of my job and the industry, they also taught me the subtleties of how to navigate through them. I learned when to react and when to lay low. They gave me tips on how to deal with different types of people and challenging situations. I wanted to be just like them and emulate their style and poise. They were my education after my education, and they appeared at different times in my career. ...

Audio Jobs | Reality Check 

Nov 1, 2011, By Barbara Schultz

“I wonder what it would be like if we all became what we wanted to be when we grew up. I mean, imagine a world full of firemen, cowboys, nurses and ballerinas.” That’s a Lily Tomlin quote from an early Saturday Night Live episode. It is funny to imagine, and it’s just as odd to think about what the world would be like if we all became what we wanted to be when we were teenagers. Imagine a world full of guitar gods, celebrity chefs, NBA players and rock ’n’ roll recording engineers....

API 2011 Scholarship Winners 

Oct 1, 2011, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Each year, API awards scholarship funds to students enrolled in audio engineering programs that use API Vision, Legacy Plus or 1608 consoles. Applicants must submit a completed questionnaire and essay, and are also encouraged to provide a personal recording that they have created. This year’s winners of the API Visionary Scholarship (which are worth up to $2,000 each) are Elton Charles (Berklee College of Music), Nicholas Nagurka (University of Michigan), Jeff Braun (Middle Tennessee State University), Eva Imber (New York University), Denial Mesanovic (University of Michigan) and Timothy Harris (New England School of Communications). ...

Institute for the Music Arts Girls Wanna Rock 

Oct 1, 2011, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

For 10 days in August, 14 girls checked into the Institute for the Musical Arts’ (Goshen, Mass.) Rock and Roll Camp for Girls, a program where they were given an intensive how-to in the recording production arts. Famed mixer Leslie Ann Jones (assisted by Dan Tinen) began with an orientation and dived right into terminology and signal path, where the students checked out mics and mic pre’s, different setup for drums/baby grand/vocals/etc., and began work on recording...

Parsons School at the Village 

Sep 1, 2011, By Mel Lambert

Addressing an audience of 16 musicians, engineers and producers, the latest Alan Parsons Master Class at The Village Recorders in West Los Angeles during late July expanded upon techniques outlined in Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording DVD series. Produced by Julian Colbeck from Keyfax NewMedia, the two-day Level 3/Advanced Session included a live tracking date “Do You Live At All,” with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Nathan East on bass, Michael Thompson on guitar and Rami Jaffee on keyboards, followed by instrumental overdubs, plus lead, harmony and background vocals from P.J. Olsson. Event co-sponsors included Vintage King Audio, Audio-Technica, Universal Audio and Yamaha. ...

House Ear Institute 'It's How You Listen That Counts' 

Jan 1, 2011, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

House Ear Institute is launching a national teen hearing loss prevention campaign online for its educational initiative “It’s How You Listen That Counts.” Designed to encourage teens to care about protecting their hearing from over-exposure to damaging sound levels in their daily lives, the three-month promotional push targets educational messages to teens ages 12 to 19....

George Massenburg Q&A 

Nov 10, 2010, By Tom Kenny

George Massenburg Interviewed by Mix magazine in November 2010 issue by Tom Kenny ...

University of North Texas | Streaming From School 

Nov 10, 2010, By Blair Liikala

Using the Internet to broadcast live events has moved beyond being merely trendy to being expected or even essential. Public expectation and desire have been proven by record-breaking traffic for events like the World Cup and the Presidential Inauguration. Fortunately, live streaming is now becoming more affordable than ever. The University of North Texas (UNT) is one of a small group of colleges implementing this technology within their music programs to broadcast concerts live over the Web. ...

CRAS Installs APIs, CLASP 

Nov 10, 2010, Compiled By Sarah Benzuly

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences purchased two API Legacy Plus consoles for its C Studios and Endless Analog’s CLASP for the A Rooms at the school’s two locations (Tempe and Gilbert, Ariz.). ...

Fusing Teens With Music 

Nov 10, 2010, Compiled By Sarah Benzuly

Youngsters who want to get a head-start on their musical career should check out Fusion Los Angeles, a school catering to students in grades six through 12....

New Classrooms 2010 

Oct 25, 2010, By Barbara Schultz

For years, engineers out in the workforce have been asking us, “Why are audio schools still turning out all these graduates when there are no jobs?” And for years, our answer has been the same as the schools’: “Not every audio graduate is going to record bands for a living; the industry is more diverse and robust than that.” Which is true. ...

New York Metro, April 2010  

Mar 31, 2010, By David Weiss

Those of us whose lives revolve around audio know our field has many gifts that keep on giving. One is the fact that there’s something new to learn every day while we track, mix, master, edit, overdub or perform 1,000 other sonic tasks. ...

Spencer Nilsen Q&A 

Feb 25, 2010, By Tom Kenny

You started out on piano, turned to composition, then built audio studios for Sega back in the ’90s, and now you’re president/creative director at Ex’pression College. Did you expect this career path?...

Bookshelf: All You Need to Know About the Music Business 

Feb 1, 2010, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Don Passman's All You Need to Know About the Music Business Book has been updated to address issues that stem from the digital age....

Sound Recording Encyclopedia 

Jan 1, 2010, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

The first six exclusive scenes from Alan Parsons' Art and Science of Sound Recording are available for streaming and digital download at artandscienceofsound.com....

Bookshelf 

Jan 1, 2010, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Bob McCarthy's Sound Systems: Design and Optimization Second Edition outlines how sound is spread over a listening area, looks at the physics of speaker...

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