July 2, 2021
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PRO SOUND NEWS MOVES TO MIX
By Clive Young. Pro Sound News and Mix are merging -- here's how to keep getting the best pro-audio news in the business!
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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10. 96 kHz vs. 44.1 kHz: Let's Settle This
By Craig Anderton. Ever since we've had a choice of sample rates, there's been controversy over whether higher sample rates sound better.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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9. Bringing the Grateful Dead's Wall of Sound Back to Life
By Clive Young. Tribute act Dead On Live teams with Asbury Audio to replicate the legendary Wall of Sound concert audio system.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (3/3) 
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8. Timbaland's VA Studio Hits the Market
By Clive Young. The R&B megaproducer's Virginia Beach studio complex is up for sale, along with its gear.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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7. Monitor Engineer Michael Mule, Dead at 57
By Clive Young. Monitor engineer Michael Mule worked with everyone from Iron Maiden to Anita Baker across a nearly 40-year career that began at CBGB.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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6. Seen on the Scene: 2019 NAMM Show, Day One
By Clive Young. Dive into our huge photo gallery for all the new products, sights and hoopla of Day One.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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5. Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position P.A. System - A Real-World Review
By Jordan Kaplan. Bose's first portable PA under $1,000 delivers considerable bang for the buck.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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4. Behind the Scenes of the 2019 Grammys' Live Sound
By Steve Harvey. Providing live sound for an audience composed of the top music artists and executives is no easy task.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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3. AKM Factory Fire Shakes Up Pro Audio Industry
By Clive Young. An 82-hour fire in AKM's semiconductor factory is already hurting numerous top pro-audio manufacturers around the globe.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (10/29) 
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2. Finneas on Producing Billie Eilish's Hit Album in his Bedroom
By Steve Harvey. Finneas O'Connell--Billie Eilish's co-writer, producer, older brother and an artist in his own right--discusses recording her sonically adventurous debut at their family home.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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1. Look Inside Prince's Legendary Tape Vault
By Clive Young. Prince's tape vault, rumored to contain thousands of unreleased songs, was a musical urban legend until his 2016 death. Then photos taken by police investigators revealed that the rumors were true.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (6/25) 
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Recording in the News
Atlanta's Patchwerk Recording Studio has worked with everybody from Jay-Z to Mariah Carey to TLC to Alvin & the Chipmunks. Now it has put out a fraud alert to aspiring stars: Dn't fall for scammers who say they represent the studio.
Full Story: WXIA-TV (Atlanta) (6/28) 
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Raising his voice helped studio owner Kelly Breaks of Blue Frog Studios get an unexpected near-50% property tax hike cut in half.
Full Story: The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia) (6/28) 
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Producer/engineer Ebonie Smith (Sturgill Simpson, Cardi B) shares why she began a nonprofit providing tools for women and non-binary engineers.
Full Story: Grammy (6/28) 
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Extreme metal producder Dave Otero (Khemmis, Primitive Man, Dreadnought) discusses how he got started and what he brings to the table today.
Full Story: 303 Magazine online (Colorado) (6/28) 
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Live Sound in the News
Set to open in November, Houston's new 5,000-capacity venue, The Terminal, is housed inside a massive former post office.
Full Story: PaperCity (Texas) (6/29) 
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Why read this if it's meant for musicians? Because of the first piece of advice it offers: "Learn the names of the sound engineers: treat them with respect and thank them at the end of the night, even if they do treat you like an amoeba."
Full Story: MusicRadar (6/24) 
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As the return of festivals looms on the near horizon, The Roots' Questlove releases his first film as a director, Summer of Soul, which recounts the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969. The New Yorker's review hails it, noting, "Halfway through a heavy year, the best movie so far--the one most likely to ease the load and lift you up--is Summer of Soul."
Full Story: The New Yorker (tiered subscription model) (6/28) 
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Broadcast and Post Audio in the News
What will masked and socially distanced crowds sound like?
Full Story: TV Tech (6/28) 
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Audio Elsewhere
Ever mic a piano that was out of tune because of humidity? That might become a problem of the past thanks to a new hammer assembly created by UK-based Phoenix Piano Systems Ltd. and studio owner/engineer James Bacon.
Full Story: Assembly Magazine (free registration) (6/24) 
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Wait, What?
Using cell phones, geo-location tech and music, composer Divya Maus has created a 'soundwalk' at Denver's Cheesman Park that she describes as "a musical choose your own adventure."
Full Story: KDVR-TV (Denver) (6/29) 
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