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Allen & Heath Mix Wizard 12M

The Allen and Heath Mix Wizard 12M monitor mixing console provides a lot of capability in rack mount form. Normally I would start with the front side and work to the back panel, but this time the reverse makes sense. Typically,...

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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...

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Improving a Mix in GarageBand

  "Help! My mix sounds like crap."   A singer/songwriter friend emailed me that message and attached an mp3 of his mix. I gave it a listen.   Sure enough, the vocals were harsh and thin, squashed, noisy,...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

What is the deal with soundmen?  I wish my job was as simple as twisting a couple of knobs…I have the responsibility of entertaining all the fans: so what’s up with the snide remarks, the heavy sighs, and passive-aggressive...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here) 9. Bring Me Something to Drink. Maybe this is not “officially” in your job description (hence the “I’m not your effin’ waitress” comment I often hear), and I get it…but it’s just a nice thing to...

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  • Westone ES5 IEMs
    It was not that long ago–less than a year–that I swore off personally reviewing in-ear personal monitors. I have done so many reviews that I have multiple units from most of the major players. I have not heard/used the stuff made by JH Audio or Fidelity but have or have used multiple models by Future […]
  • Heil Drum Mics
    OMG!!!!!! Heil drum mics are my new BFF!!!!! Now that I’ve made myself sound like a girl from the valley…   I’ll try to compose myself and act like the audio professional that I am. HAAAAA!!!!!!!!   On a more serious note the test piece, or pieces, is the Heil HDK-8 drum mic package. Now […]
  • Sensaphonics offers free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci
    Sensaphonics, the technology leader in personal monitoring and hearing wellness, is offering free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci for music industry professionals during the company’s COVID-19 lockdown. Dr. Santucci is a globally recognized expert and advocate in hearing wellness for musicians, and founder and President of Sensaphonics. Each day during April, Dr. Santucci will […]
  • BIZ: You’ve Got the Power–Use It!
    QUESTION : WHO IS GETTING RECORD DEALS THESE DAYS and ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS?   THE INDIE REPORT  –   by JAY WARSINSKE, INDIEPOWER.com   The ‘Major Labels’ are down to only four and one of those is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy! Some pros are saying  it will be down to […]
  • How To Live Before You Die
    "You can’t connect the dots looking forward. Only looking back. So follow your heart and trust that eventually the dots will connect."  This commencement speech by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs contains great advice for anyone looking for a career on the creative side of things.  The post How To Live Before You Die appeared first […]