Author: brubart

Bad Mix? Or Is It Your Monitors?

Have you ever sent your mixes to a good mastering engineer, but were disappointed in the sound of those mixes after mastering? For example, the mastered mixes might sound too thin (weak in the bass or midbass) compared to your...

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Record Your Rehearsals

Most bands I record are surprised that recording can be so educational. By listening to their recording, the band members can hear their performance very clearly. That helps them play better. As one musician told me, “We’re...

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  • Ears & Brain Top Tools For Good Sound
    Renowned sound engineer Bruce Swedien is sharing his hard-won wisdom and expertise with the next generation of engineers in his master class, “Critical Listening with Bruce Swedien.” Bruce is the force responsible for the unmistakable sound of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking “Thriller” album, the recipient of five Grammy Awards, and a leading architect of the contemporary pop aesthetic. He is credited […]
  • Peavey XR® 1200 Series Powered Mixing Consoles Feature DSP and More
      Peavey announces that it has added the new PV® 115PM powered stage monitor and the PV® 118D powered subwoofer to its enduring PV® Series, the benchmark for performance and value in sound reinforcement products.   The Peavey PV 115PM is a two-way powered monitor system engineered with a bi-amplified class D power section that […]
  • Cerwin-Vega Launches New TS-42 Folded Horn
     The TS-42is aimed at sound companies, performing DJs, musicians, nightclubs and theaters that need to thrill their audiences with clear, powerful bass.   The TS-42 is based on Cerwin-Vega’s decades of research and development into the perfection of folded horn designs. The folded horn design lengthens the path that the sound travels, which results in […]
  • Deconstructing Maroon 5’s Makes Me Wonder
    In spite of some false starts and 17 months ofworking their breakout album, Songs About Jane, Maroon 5 has taken over the airwaves and worldwide singles charts, landing a number one spot with “Makes Me Wonder.” Let’s look under the hood to see what makes this danceable ditto run.   “Makes Me Wonder” begins with […]
  • Sound Designer Graham Reznick Mixes with Waves Nx
    Sound designer, re-recording mixer, composer, writer, director and editor Graham Reznick (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, In a Valley of Violence, Until Dawn) mixes using Waves Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones and Waves Nx Head Tracker for Headphones. In addition to an extensive list of sound designer credits, Graham Reznick has […]