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Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Andy Wallace EQ Philosophy

Andy Wallace mix philosophy

Andy Wallace is one of my favorite mix engineers, with a wide variety of credits across different genres, ranging from Korn, Avenged Sevenfold and Nirvana to Kelly Clarkson and Faith Hill. Andy’s still old school in that he’s a console-in-the-studio guy, but that doesn’t diminish his mixes one bit. In fact, that very well may […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Eventide H9000 Effects Processor

Eventide H9000

Plugin effects processors have come a long way, offering a wide range of features for a surprising little amount of money. That said, there are times when the typical desktop or laptop computer just doesn’t have the horsepower required for sophisticated processing tasks. And then there are those cases where you need a real outboard […]

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October 27, 2017

The Recording Academy’s Government Relations Officer Daryl Friedman On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

My guest today is Daryl Friedman, who’s the chief government and member relations officer for the Recording Academy. Daryl joined the Recording Academy in 1997 and established the organization’s Washington, D.C., office, where he created The Academy’s GRAMMYs on the Hill initiatives. . There are some major copyright and royalty issues facing artists and songwriters […]

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An Interview With Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps has worked on mega-hit albums for a who’s-who of superstar artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, U2, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, the Rolling Stones, Linkin Park, Jewel, Neil Diamond, and Adele. We had an excellent chat that was included in the latest edition of my Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, and here’s part of […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Updated Mackie Big Knob Monitor Controller

Mackie Big Knob Studio+

One of the things that every DAW-based studio needs is a monitor controller, and the Mackie Big Knob has been one of the best sellers in the category for about a decade now. The series now gets an update with new electronics and a few new features. The thing about Big Knob controllers is that […]

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October 20, 2017

TV Composer Rich Tozzoli On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Rich Tozzoli

My guest on my latest podcast is television composer and author Rich Tozzoli. Rich has written an incredible 16,000 music cues that have been used on more than 10,000 cue sheets on 714 television series! Rich is not only a great composer but he’s also a talented engineer as well, and the author of several […]

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October 19, 2017

Listen To The Sound That’s Causing Brain Damage To Diplomats In Cuba

Cuba diplomat sonic attack

If you haven’t been following the news lately, American and Canadian diplomats in Canada were recalled back to their respective countries because many are suffering hearing loss and even brain damage as a result of a mysterious sound that even the FBI can’t identify. Earlier in the year, staff at the U.S. Cuban embassy and […]

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October 17, 2017

Loud Technologies Acquired By Transom Capital

Transom Capital Group

Loud Technologies, owner of iconic audio brands Ampeg, Blackheart, Crate, EAW, Mackie, Martin Audio and TAPCO, has been acquired by Transom Capital Group, according to a statement from both companies. The new company will be called LOUD Audio, LLC, and will continue to be led by the current executive team of Loud Technologies. Transom has […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Irijule TheoryBoard Controller

TheoryBoard

When you looked at the headline of this post and saw the word “Controller,” I bet you might have said to yourself, “The last thing I need is another one of those.” I must admit that I shared that view until I checked out Irijule’s new TheoryBoard, which is an entirely different kind of controller that’s […]

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October 13, 2017

Composer/Arranger Dennis Dreith On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Dennis Dreith

My guest today is composer/arranger Dennis Dreith, who started in the business playing sax for The Beach Boys but soon turned to composing and orchestrating for commercials, television and motion pictures. Along the way Dennis wrote the scores for cartoons for Hanna Barbara, television movies of the week like Columbo, and motion pictures like A […]

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3 Critical Compressor Tweaks You Might Be Overlooking

3 compressor tweaks

Everybody loves compression. It’s not only the sound of modern music, but music in general, even orchestral these days. Compression beefs up the sound, brings up the quiet parts, and controls the transients, if you use it right. That said, there are 3 compressor tweaks that are critical to optimizing the processor’s setup in order […]

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