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Thomas Kenny

Mix Editor Tom Kenny joined Mix in 1988 after receiving a masters' degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has written extensively for Mix through the years, developing the Sound for Picture section in 1991, followed years later by a book on the subject. He was named Editor in 2003.

Georgina Joshi Recording Arts Studio, Indiana University

It seems so obvious that it doesn’t even need to be stated, but Music and Recording are cultural and artistic siblings, symbiotic to the point that, while each may exist in its own world at any one time, they are, at this point in history, forever intertwined. Nowhere is this more apparent than in school, where young musicians and budding recording engineers/producers bump elbows in rehearsal......

Education And Where You Find It

Indiana University, my alma mater, has boasted one of the country’s leading music schools for decades now, to go with an opera/voice emphasis that has no real peer in the States. Its focus on facilities, faculty and performance is not necessarily unique, as there are wonderful conservatories and top-notch instructors from Boston to Seattle, New York to San Francisco, and many stops in between.......

Troy Germano Talks New York City

The concept for this month’s cover was clear, but in a vague sort of way. New York City itself was to be a main character, somewhat in the manner of E.B. White’s 1948 love letter to The City, Here Is New York. But for the Recording Industry. The Studio Business. In 2017. Again, clear but vague—just so it wasn’t a typical studio shot. We wanted something different.So we called Troy Germano,......

Who’s On Your Team?

As a parent, I learned around the time my two daughters entered middle school that it was time to start paying closer attention to who they ran around with. Not to judge, and not to forbid or promote any particular individual. They would find their own way, make their own mistakes and celebrate their own triumphs, with their own friends, same as I did growing up. I just wanted to pay attention......

Formosa Group

Formosa Group moves fast. Even by Hollywood standards, where the semblance of a small town can be put up in a morning and torn down at the end of a day, Formosa Group moves fast. Not randomly, not without direction. Just fast, and with a vision. In the past 10 months, Formosa has opened five new re-recording stages and about 30 new editorial rooms, built from scratch in two new locations, to......

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