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  • Monday, June 09, 2014
    adamson
    Kevin Young 06/09/14 04:09 PM,
    Across more than four decades in pro audio, Mick Whelan has worn a substantial number of different hats: mix engineer for Paladin, The Sweet, and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band; Martin Audio’s first employee; sound designer and systems operator for Robin Trower, the Beach Boys and Carole King (to name just a few); executive for some of the top manufacturers in the industry ... and many more. Now, the tireless 63-years-young native of the UK has taken on his latest challenge… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSubwooferTechnician

  • Thursday, June 05, 2014
    recording engineer producer
    Robert Carr 06/05/14 11:39 AM,
    From the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, enjoy this in-depth discussion with engineer/ producer Val Garay, conducted by Robert Carr. This article dates back to the October 1983 issue. As a natural extension to his career as a musician during the early Sixties, Val Garay’s love for music lead him to pursue the art and science of audio engineering. Starting in 1969, he apprenticed at the Sound Factory, Hollywood, under rock-recording legend Dave Hassinger (Rolling Stones,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogBusinessDigitalEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, May 09, 2014
    re/p files
    Wiliam Wolf 05/09/14 05:14 PM,
    From the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, enjoy this in-depth discussion with legendary producer George Martin at A.I.R. Studio London, conducted by William Wolf. This article dates back to the January/February 1971 issue. William Wolf: What do the letters “A. I. R.” stand for? George Martin: Associated Independent Recordings. WW: Has A.I.R. done any independent production locating the talent, etc. as yet? GM: Yes, but not much. We left our respective companies just over five years… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorStudioTechnician

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014
    rolling stones
    Danny Abelson 05/01/14 05:07 PM,
    Almost every aspect of evaluating, selecting, operating, and maintaining sound reinforcement gear has been thoughtfully proposed and dissected in these pages over the years. So in this series, we’re instead going to explore topics having to do with the human element in sound reinforcement, and are fortunate to have journeyman mixer Dave Natale to offer some guidance. Our first topic, viewed through Dave’s personal experience, is transitioning from sound company staff to an independent mix engineer. After working 20-plus years… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    re/p files
    Paul Laurence 04/30/14 06:04 PM,
    From the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, this feature offers a great look back at a seminal recording, circa the early 1970s. Tom Dowd has participated in as much recording history as maybe anyone around today. During his 28 years in the business, he has recorded and/or produced, among others, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Herbie Mann, Ray Charles, The Coasters, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, The Young Rascals, The Allman Brothers,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    live sound
    Mick Whelan 04/29/14 04:10 PM,
    Touring around Britain and Europe during the early 1970s was quite a challenge; most bands carried their own public address (PA) system and used it for every gig, as “house PA systems” simply didn’t exist. Local work crews didn’t exist either so this meant that you and your fellow roadie carried the rig in and out of the venue one piece at a time; the wheel hadn’t been exported to the UK at this time, or they cost too much,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConcertEducationEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Sunday, March 23, 2014
    re/p files
    David Scheirman 03/23/14 12:09 PM,
    This article, from the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, provides an in-depth look at a new concert sound loudspeaker system unveiled in 1983 by leading touring company Electrotec. The text is presented unaltered, along with the original graphics. Roxy Music has not toured in the U.S. since the late Seventies. The band actually dissolved in 1979, and only came together again during early 1982 to produce Avalon; in April of this year, the group was on… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierConcertConsolesEducationEngineerLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystem

  • Monday, March 03, 2014
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    Kevin Young 03/03/14 01:05 PM,
    JUST THE FACTS Location: Las Vegas Years In The Business: 30 Favorite Tools: Avalon 737 mic preamps, Sonnox plug-ins, Avid Profile console, Waves L3 Multimaximizer Worked With: The Whispers, Earth Wind & Fire, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Beyoncé, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, Chris Brown, Babyface, Burt Bacharach, Mary J. Blige, San Diego Pops Symphony, Nashville Pops Symphony, Jacksonville Pops Symphony, Stevie Wonder, Kelly Clarkson, Gladys Knight, Faith Evans, Erykah Badu, Dionne Warwick, The Temptations, and many others Asked what quality he… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConcertEducationEngineerMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    microfiles
    Craig Leerman 02/26/14 05:04 PM,
    While my first microphone was a model 99-45460 from Lafayette Radio Electronics (read about it here), many of the mics owned by my garage bandmates were from Radio Shack, usually the Realistic Highball-2. Some of you likely had at least one as well—it was a popular mic in the early 1970s that offered acceptable quality at a good price. “The Shack,” as we called it, had a number of in-house brands, including Archer (antennas and accessories), Duofone (telephones and accessories),… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014
    jbl professional
    Ken DeLoria 02/13/14 10:55 AM,
    There’s a lot going on at JBL Professional these days, which I recently witnessed first-hand in spending a day at the company’s headquarters on the Harman Professional campus in Northridge, CA. My host was Paul Bauman, a delightfully unassuming man who was recently promoted to the post of associate director of tour sound based upon the success he’s fostered over the past seven years. To say that Bauman came to his current role with significant experience is an understatement. Working… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerSoftwareSubwooferSystem