MIX - May 2014 - Welcome to 1979

MIX - May 2014 - Welcome to 1979



This month MIX talks to Welcome to 1979 studio owner Chris Mara about his career, how the studio came together, and his philosophy about digital and analog rerecording. We also get tips on smart microphone selection: What to grab and why from Mix contributor Michael Cooper.


Engineer Bryan Lenox discusses recording bassist Nathan East's self-named debut solo album, and engineers Justin Niebank and Donivan Cowart talk about making Rodney Crowell's 'Tarpaper Sky.'


We've got a live tour profile of Fitz & the Tantrums and an all-access pass to Empire of the Sun.

We also cover the latest in ribbon mics. And this month's Classic Track tells the story behind the making of Big Star's hit, "September Gurls." 


The May issue's Regional section covers Nashville/Memphis, where we get news about Pony Boy and Cosmic Thug, Hummingbird at Ocean Way, Yellow Hammer, Jeff Powell and You Me & Apollo at Ardent, as well as session news from Sound Stage Studio, Grand Victor Sound Nashville, Sun Studios, Ocean Way Studios, Sound Emporium, Sam Philips Recording, Blackbird Studios, The Record Shop, Royal Studios, and Castle Recording. We also visit Zac Brown's Southern Ground Studios. 


Plus reviews:

Universal Audio Apollo 16 Audio Interface

iZotope RX 3 Advanced

Coles Electroacoustics 4030L Microphone

Sonnox Fraunhofer Codec Toolbox