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Kevin Becka

Kevin Becka is an audio engineer, educator and technical editor at Mix magazine. Kevin has also been the editor of Pro Audio Review and Audio Media magazines.

Maag Audio MAGNUM-K Compressor

Maag Audio makes no bones about redefining pro audio gear and how it operates. It all started from the mind of owner Cliff Maag back when he introduced the Air Band in the NTI EQ3. Fast-forward nearly two decades, and Maag Audio has taken the Air Band concept and pushed it into rackmount and 500 Series gear in the Maag EQ4M, PreQ4-500, EQ2, EQ4 and assorted plug-ins. The Magnum-K is the company......

Embracing the Stream

Whether you browse the WSJ, Lefsetz, DigitalTrends or Recode, you now understand that music streaming is booming. The RIAA reports that streaming reve- nue generated $2.5 billion in the first six months of 2017. This number is up 48 percent from last year, driven by more than 30 million people paying for a streaming service in the States. Sure, there are exceptions like the new Foo Fighters......

Soundways RIN-M Software

Album credits, which were once readily available on vinyl and CDs, have become casualties of the music-streaming world. It was the sole way of building your resumé and establishing a connection to a project for later remuneration, and awards. Since the credit stream withered, the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing and other organizations have been working on standardization and......

Royer R-10/Mojave MA-1000

ROYER R-10 RIBBON MICROPHONE The name Royer slips off the tongue as easily as studio standard ribbons like RCA, AEA, Beyerdynamic and others. The R-121 is a favorite of engineers and studios who can afford its $1,295 price tag; until now, the only ribbon mic under $1,000 was the R-101 at $699, but the passive R-10 beats that. The new mic bowed just last month and sells for an as- tonishing $499......

Spatial Audio at AES

I’m a 3D audio tech nut. I’ve always been interested in surround and have had opportunities to make some great recordings over the years. But where 5.1 is limited to those with access to playback systems, Spatial Audio spans more users from mobile up to the big screen, and the business is growing. Tim Merel at Techcrunch says: “...mobile AR could become the primary driver of a $108 billion VR......

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