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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.

The Exodus in Atmos

It’s a Ridley Scott epic, a biblical story with swords and battles and locusts and seas parting. And it’s an open palette for sound, from a sound-oriented director. It also was the first Dolby Atmos film to be mixed in London’s Twickenham Stage 1 on the Neve DFC, by the mix team of Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Oliver Tarney, who also supervised. Here, Tarney recounts some highlights. ......

It’s All About the Experience

You can’t talk about recording studios without talking about their “vibe.” From the late 1950s and early 1960s, when visionaries like Bill Putnam, Tommy Dowd, Rudy Van Gelder and Cosimo Matassa broke away from the broadcast lab-coat model and began producing records, Vibe became one of the great differentiators for artists looking to book a studio and make great music. That sense of Vibe, of......

Eric Hart’s Glaus Haus Studios

A little more than a year ago, Eric Hart was writing, playing, producing, tracking, mixing and  mastering out of a condo-loft space in Universal City. A small black room with walls of Sonex foam and “no distinction between day and night,” he says. Today he works out of a Studio City home, with 180-degree views of the Valley off the tracking room, overlooking the pool. He has the rooms at the......

Vlado Meller Mastering

Vlado Meller is a mastering engineer. That’s all he does. That’s all he’s done since landing in New York City in 1969 and going to work at CBS Records in tape duplication and loading. While he did take violin lessons as a child, he never formed a band, never mixed live sound, never really tracked or mixed a record. He does mastering, and he’s still at the top of his game, one of a handful......

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