July 30, 2021
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Mix Live Blog: Pluses and Minuses
By Steve La Cerra. Mix columnist Steve La Cerra writes in from Blue Öyster Cult's FOH console and reports he's not the only one a little rusty from the pandemic.
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Audio Design Desk 1.7 Launched
SoundOn has released Audio Design Desk 1.7, the latest update of its MacOS software for real-time, AI-assisted creation of audio for video.
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Apple GarageBand Remix, Producer Packs by Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Others Debut
Use GarageBand to rough out ideas? Apple has released eight free Producer Packs of beats, loops and instruments, all created by noted producers, plus two Remix Sessions.
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NAB Show Announces COVID Protocols
By Randy Stine. The National Association of Broadcasters has announced COVID protocols for attending this year's NAB Show, due to take place October 9-13 in Las Vegas.
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Streamland Media Acquires Sim Post
Streamland Media has acquired Sim Video International's post production business, Sim Post.
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Recording in the News
The Mayor of Margaritaville himself, Jimmy Buffett, shares some crazy tales of recording at George Martin's doomed destination studio, AIR Montserrat.
Full Story: The Independent (London) (tiered subscription model) (7/30) 
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Saskatchewan producer George Parker has founded Indigenous Cloud, a music platform and archival system that aims to preserve indigenous music from all over North America.
Full Story: CBC News (Canada) (7/30) 
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The New York Times dives into Apple's recent adoption of Dolby Atmos Music mixes, explaining what they are, how they work and more.
Full Story: The New York Times (7/30) 
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Yet another enthusiastic rundown of all the great stuff you have to see if you visit the legendary recording studios of Muscle Shoals, AL.
Full Story: CBS News (7/30) 
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Live Sound in the News
Occasionally our Live Sound section features articles about small venues and their neighbors fighting it out over noise issues. For a change, here's a story about an upcoming venue that's doing everything right in advance of opening to ensure that customers and neighbors are all happy.
Full Story: Greenfield Recorder (Mass.) (tiered subscription model) (7/30) 
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Sound for Picture in the News
Explore some of the ways audio is being captured at this year's Olympic games, thanks to 3,600 microphones and a team of experts.
Full Story: Fast Company (tiered subscription model) (7/30) 
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Music Industry in the News
In the UK, a Parliamentary Committee report on music streaming economics called for a "complete reset" of how the system is set up, suggesting that artists deserve better far better royalty rates -- a move that would come at the expense of their record labels. Now the labels are planning their response.
Full Story: Variety (7/30) 
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Wait, What?
Pharoahe Monch, best known as half of classic rap duo Organized Konfusion, knows how to tell a story! This starts out as a fond tour story of going cratedigging with the late Biz Markie while on the road in the early '90s -- but then it takes an out-of-control left turn....
Full Story: Spin (7/30) 
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What else are you going to do? You've got to go with the feeling.
Dusty Hill,
bassist, musician
1949-2021
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