MIX - November 2015 - Belmont Goes Big

MIX - November 2015 - Belmont Goes Big

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MIX-2015-11 - BELMONT GOES BIG: CURB COLLEGE ADDS DOLBY ATMOS STAGE, NETWORKED AUDIO

 

This month is MIX's annual Education Issue. We showcase Belmont University's brand new, built-from-the-ground-up, four-story complex that houses the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business (CEMB). 

 

Mix also talks to James Petulla and Brian Kraft about Recording, Radio, Film, and Culinary Connection's mentor approach to teaching students. Next, Carlos Chafin, president of In Your Ear Music & Video Production and adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts discusses the debut of the school's Advanced Media Production Technology post-baccalaureate undergraduate certificate program.

 

We also feature San Francisco Conservatory of Music's new Technology and Applied Composition Program, which began this fall. Kirt Hamm, administrator at Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS), discusses the school's two new SSL AWS-equipped control rooms.

 

In the Music section, we talk to artist Chris Isaak and producers Mark Needham, Paul Worley and Dave Cobb about recording Isaak's latest album, First Comes the Night, while John "Lou" Lousteau discusses recording the debut album from heavy metal supergroup Teenage Time Killers. The Live section presents an All-Access pass to the Zac Brown Band live. And this month's Classic Track tells the story behind Mary Hopkins' hit, "Those Were the Days." Plus! Check out our guide to essential tools under $500.

 

 

 

Reviews:

 

 

Focal Alpha 80 Monitors

 

 

dbx 676 Channel Strip and PAU 805 4-Channel Preamp

 

 

Røde NTR Ribbon Studio Microphone

 

 

Audio-Technica AT5045 Microphone