January 2016 - Pensado's (New) Place

January 2016 - Pensado's (New) Place

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MIX-2016-1 - PENSADO'S (NEW PLACE): A HOME FOR MUSIC, ART, CULTURE AND EDUCATION 

 

This month, MIX showcases Pensado's Place, where we talk to Dave Pensado Herb Trawick about how the hit web series for engineers has grown tremendously over the past five years, the new Pensado Media Center on Lankershim Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the plans to expand into other areas of media, including live events and publishing.

Inside our Sound for Picture section, we talk to Concussion's re-recording mixers, the Oscar-nominated father-and-son team Michael and Christian Minkler and supervising sound editor Dave McMoyler, as well as The Revenant's supervising sound editor/sound designer/re-recording mixer Randy Thom and co-supervising sound editor/sound designer Martin Hernández. Next, we get the scoop behind EastWest's new Composer Cloud offering, which allows users to pay a monthly fee for use of various music libraries.

 

Plugin Alliance CEO Matt Ward discusses the expansion of and philosophy behind Plugin Alliance. In the Music Section, producer Johnny Hostile and engineer Richard Woodcraft discuss recording the Savages latest album, Adore Life; and Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook and design firm Under the Wire owner Zack Fagan talk about building Hook's home studio in Vegas, the Leopard's Nest.

 

The Live section presents an All-Access pass to The Weeknd, as well as coverage of Billy Gibbons and L7 live. And this month's Classic Track tells the story behind Elvis Costello's hit, "Veronica." Plus! Check out our guide to portable P.A.s and our guitar pedal roundup.

 

The January Regional section focuses on Los Angeles and features news from Sphere Studios, composer Cody Westheimer, engineer Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Sound, and artist Morgan Mallory at Hybrid Studios, as well as session news from The Village, Capitol Studios, EastWest Studios, 17 Hertz Studio, The Ship, Valley Recording Company, Skeleton Studios, United Recording, Record Plant, and Maurice Gainen Productions.

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