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The Mix Regional section for Mix's July 2014 issue focuses on Atlanta. Send us your studio news: updates, sessions, new rooms, club performances and installations. Let the Mix audience know what is going on! Send photos and descriptions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the main composition/recording room are Bruce Maddocks (standing) and Harry Gregson-Williams. photo: David Goggin
Scoring composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek and Shrek 2, Team America: World Police, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) has completed his new five-room, L.A.-based complex, Wavecrest Studios, with the help of acoustician Bruce Maddocks, owner/chief engineer of Cups ‘N Strings Studios; Gregson-Williams formerly occupied space at Hans Zimmer's Media Ventures. Architectural design of the new studios was done by Clover Lee.
Working on the acoustical design elements, Maddocks first made a study of the space, which involved free-field microphone measurements and a combination of impulse testing, RTA real-time analysis and RT60 reverberant time analysis. He then designed a variety of acoustical treatments that included RPG midrange Omniffusors and a combination of custom Helmholtz mid-bass absorbers and low-frequency membrane absorbers. In the performance space, Maddocks treated the live reverberant field with corner-mounted polycylindrical diffusors and cloud absorbers for optimum decay time and control of standing waves and reflections.
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Mastering Cubase 4
Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95
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