Southwest U.S. News & Notes

Apr 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By The Mix Editors

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Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

IADT Vegas

A Studio for Students

The International Academy of Design & Technology Las Vegas opens Vegas View Recording this month, an on-campus 2,500-square-foot recording and mixing studio designed by renowned acoustician Carl Yanchar and IADT studio manager Bobby Ferrari.

While the studio is first and foremost a teaching space for IADT students, it is also available for hourly and daily lease by professionals.

The studio includes a vocal booth, a 1,200-square-foot live space and SSL 9080J-based control room. There’s also a 48 I/O Pro Tools HDX system with Waves Mercury Bundle, along with Neve 1073 mic pre’s, Summit Audio pre’s, EQs and compressors, Bricasti Reverb, JCF Latte converters, and Dynaudio M3 main monitors with Lab Gruppen amps.

“IADT Vegas is a great company to work for, and management truly felt that a commercially viable studio would be the best way to prepare students for the real world of audio,” Ferrari says. “The new facility will be open to the public to book sessions, and students and staff will be involved in all aspects. We are really excited about the future for our grads!”

A grand opening is planned during the NAB convention in Las Vegas on April 9, 2013.

Tempest invitation

Tempest Recording Mixes Floyd Dixon Film Soundtrack

Clarke Rigsby, the engineer and owner of Tempest Recording in Tempe, Ariz. (tempestrecording.com), reports that he recently mixed the soundtrack for Time Brings About a Change: A Floyd Dixon Celebration, a documentary film released in March presenting the blues artist’s two-day concert that took place in Phoenix in 2006, just weeks before Dixon passed away. Dixon, a pianist and vocalist, is perhaps best known for writing and recording “Hey Bartender” in 1954, which later appeared on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 debut album Briefcase Full of Blues.

Rigsby says that the film features “my old pal Kim Wilson, Henry Gray, Pinetop Perkins, Kid Ramos and many others for High John Records. We recorded it back in ’07 and I served as the recording engineer and one of the producers. But the film was just released. I mixed it with my pal Aaron Feller.”






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