MIX - December 2015 - Deep River Studios: John Davenport And His North Carolina Roote

MIX - December 2015 - Deep River Studios: John Davenport And His North Carolina Roote




This month, MIX showcases John Davenport and his Deep River Studios in North Carolina. We talk to Davenport about his Walter Mitty-esque career—which took him from North Carolina to New York City to the Bay Area, and then back to North Carolina—and the construction of his dream studio on 10 acres of a 500-acre family farm.


Mix also talks to Michael Romanowski about the move of his Coast Mastering facility to a new space across the Bay Bridge, located inside Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Calif. A We also talk to sound designer Jon Weston about some of the challenges he faces in doing sound for the Broadway show An American in Paris.


In the Music Section, producer Jake Sinclair discusses recording Panic! At the Disco's latest album, Death of a Bachelor; engineer Gregg Field talks about recording The Count Basie Orchestra’s A Very Swingin’ Christmas; and we do a Q&A with film sound orchestrator Norman Ludwin and music for picture mixer Joel Iwataki.


The Live section presents an All-Access pass to Florence + the Machine, as well as coverage of Brandi Carlile and The Darkness live. And this month's Classic Track tells the story behind Herb Alpert's hit, "Rise."

Plus check out our guide to outboard studio processors, and our big product hits from the AES 2015 show in New York City. It's also that time of year…time to vote for the 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards! We cover the nominees for each category.





Blue Microphones Hummingbird 



MOTU Digital Performer Version 9.01



SPL Iron Model 1520 Mastering Compressor



Radial Space Heater Analog Summing Mixer