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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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  • Now Available for Pre-Sale: The STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plug-In Suite
    STL Tones, the leading commercial seller of Kemper Profiles, has expanded its offerings with the launch of the STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plug-In Suite, the first in the ongoing STL Tonality series of plugins. The incredibly well crafted guitar tones from GRAMMY®-nominated producer and multi-instrumentalist Howard Benson, with the award-winning engineer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff, have […]
  • PMC Monitors – The Only Choice For A Shared Studio
    Choosing a pair of studio monitors is a very personal business. What works for one person may not work for someone else. No wonder, then, that when composer and producer Marco Martini and Sam Wheat, formerly chief engineer at London’s Metropolis Studios, agreed to share a studio together they demo-ed numerous monitoring systems before finding […]
  • Front-of-House Engineer Ethan Carlson Praises ShowMatch System from Bose Professional
    At a recent tour stop with pop singer and actor Jesse McCartney, front-of-house engineer Ethan Carlson had a chance to work with the Bose Professional ShowMatch DeltaQ line array system and is now among the growing list of FOH engineers who praise ShowMatch for its performance and sound quality. Specifically, Carlson singles out the system’s […]
  • Sleep Wakes Up With Heil Sound
    In April of this year, revered stoner metal trio Sleep seemed to awaken from a lengthy – twenty year – slumber to release their first full length album of new material since the fan favorite LP Dopesmoker. Not that the band members have been dormant thewhole time. Bassist/vocalist Al Cisneros, guitarist Matt Pikehave played in […]
  • IK Multimedia introduces Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube
    IK Multimedia announces the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube. This new collection features models of the exact gear used by “Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott on Pantera‘s groundbreaking album, Cowboys From Hell. Mac/PC users can enjoy nine brand new models including two amps, two cabinets and five stompboxes. Dimebag is considered one of the most […]