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TARSIA BRINGS HOME SPARS LEGACY AWARD
PUSH FOR DOWD TO HALL OF FAME
Project Morph is soliciting help through social media to get late engineer/producer/songwriter Tom Dowd (who passed in 2002) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To support the induction of the man behind such artists as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, John Coltrane, Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles and so many more, go to tommydowd.com.
From left: Kenny Gamble, Cecelia and Joe Tarsia, and Kirk Imamura
Philadelphia native and recording studio entrepreneur Joe Tarsia received the SPARS Legacy Award before a packed house of industry peers at New York’s The Four-o-Four during the Mix@ AES festivities during the 131st AES convention. SPARS president Kirk Imamura, president of Avatar Studios, introduced Tarsia, who then received his award from Kenny Gamble (half of the writing/producing duo of Kenny Gamble and Leon
Huﬀ). With more than 180 Gold and Platinum records to his credit, Tarsia is credited as the “father of the Philadelphia sound.” APRS, the UK recording association, also bestowed Sound Fellowship Awards to British producers Steve Lillywhite (Peter Gabriel, U2, Dave Matthews) and Geoﬀ Emerick (The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Supertramp, Cheap Trick). APRS executive director Peter Filleul presented the awards.
CLINK, P&E WING
The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing’s 2011-2012 Steering Committee includes newly appointed co-chair Mike Clink (pictured) working with third-year co-chair James McKinney, Chuck Ainlay, Carlos Alvarez, Richard Burgess, Ed Cherney, Bob Ludwig, Sylvia Massy, Phil Nicolo and Dan Workman. This committee is the leadership group of the P&E Wing, and researches and recommends solutions for technical and economic issues facing today’s professionals. “Protecting the rights of all music creators is one of the most important things we do,” notes Clink. “Additionally, professional development and education are high on our list.”
AES 2011 Certified Hits
Here’s what caught Mix technical editor Kevin Becka’s eyes and ears:
Sterling Audio, Ocean Way ST6050 Microphone: representing both old and new, putting high-end quality into an aﬀordable package. Black Box Analog Design Preamp: a new approach in pentode and triode tube gain and sound-sculpting. Waves PuigChild Hardware Compressor: takes the engineer’s Fairchild 670–modeled plug-in into a rackmount unit. iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced: brings together a hybrid platform of tools perfect for both mixing and mastering applications. Harrison Lineage 8-Channel Mic Preamps: combines vintage and modern, representing four generations of the company’s products. Merging Technologies Horus Hardware Interface: once again deﬁnes the high end with the Horus IO, which can network an entire facility using a simple RJ45 connector. API 32-Channel 1608 Automation Package: a ground-up eﬀort by the company to ﬁt moving faders and advanced mix control into its 1608 platform. Avid Pro Tools 10 and HDX Cards: a complete re-do of the company’s hardware and software, representing its first foray into floating point and 64-bit operation. Kush UBK-1 Dynamics Processor Plug-In: the company’s ﬁrst eﬀort at a plug-in that promises to bring the best of analog into the digital realm. Radial Fireﬂy Tube DI: robust tube DI ready for stage or studio. Lynx Hilo: category-deﬁning product with room to grow due to its front touch screen and FPGA guts, making it future-proof. ADAM A77X Monitors: folded-ribbon tweeter and a two-way woofer system that covers both low and low mids, making for a sweet bottom end. Ronin Applied Sciences Pegasus: a no-corners-cut breakthrough tube microphone sure to set a new standard of excellence.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Mix - December 2011
Mix - December 2011
From the Editor
On the Cover
Carole King's Holiday Album
News and Notes
Classic Tracks: George Harrison ''Got My Mind Set on You''
Cheap Trick Do ''Dream Police''
Event Live Expo, ALMA Event
News and Notes
All Access: Mastodon
The Art of Flight in 7.1
New 500 Series Microphone Preamps
Miranda Lambert’s Four the Album
Bon Iver Live
Ask Eddie: Great Education Expectations
Review: Bax EQ
Review: Lindell Audio 17X compressor/limiter
Review: Neumann KH 120A studio monitors
TechTalk: What's In Your Ears?
Mix - December 2011