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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.

Based On Relationships

There is a long and circuitous story, with only a couple degrees of separation, behind the appearance of composer Tom Holkenborg on this month’s cover of Mix. It’s a story that began, oddly enough, on the Disney dub stage in the early 1990s, where I met Oscar-winning supervising sound editor Mark Mangini on the final mix for Beauty and the Beast. I was still new and just happy to be in the room......

It All Starts With A Song, A Voice And A Guitar

There’s this thing that guitarists sometimes do when they feel particularly passionate about an acoustic and want to share its wonder. Whether sitting or standing, they hold it aloft on its back, firmly yet gently, with minimum points of contact, and say, “Listen to this. Shhhh…you gotta listen to this.” Then they make a single solid strum and let it ring.Ten seconds go by. It......

Art, Science And The Search For Perfect Imperfection

Our world is imperfect. Good organizations can’t deliver on every promise. The weather doesn’t always cooperate. And the roads will never be in full repair. Power will go out at the wrong time, the new car might have a rattle, and at some point in life a friend will let you down. Imperfect doesn’t mean “bad,” and it doesn’t mean “wrong.” It’s simply the way things are. This is life. The magic......

Musician-Producer Greg Wells

When Greg Wells walks into his Rocket Carousel Studio, in a cinder-block structure on a non- descript street next to an auto mechanic off of downtown Culver City, Calif., he is always ready to record. Seated at the custom Undertone Audio console in front of his PMC monitoring system, he can turn left to peer into the Drum Room, with mics in place around his 1941 Slingerland Radio King......

Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene, a true American troubadour whom Bob Weir once dubbed the “cowboy poet,” kicked off his monthlong Sweetwater Spring Tour with, appropriately, a six-night residency at the famed Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, Calif., just north of San Francisco. Each night, Greene played one of his albums as the first set, followed by a set of covers and rarely heard originals. Mix caught......

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