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Audio Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies at 80

Ray Dolby, a pioneer of surround sound and the man largely responsible for the quality of modern digital audio, has died in San Francisco. He was 80 years old. Dolby first got started in technology as a teenager working on the development of video recording at Ampex Corporation in Redwood City. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Stanford, and ultimately a PhD from Cambridge University, before establishing […]

The MIMO Interview: Audio Engineer Jesse O’Brien

Jesse O’Brien got his start in audio engineering a few years ago as an intern at Colorado Sound, one of the most in-demand recording studios in Denver, CO. Through hard work and diligence, he worked his way up to staff engineer at the studio, where he has had the opportunity to work with such names as Natasha Bedingfield, Matisyahu, TV on the Radio, Norah Jones, Dierks Bentley and numerous others. […]

The MIMO Interview: Producer/Engineer Tim Palmer [2012 In Review]

Continuing to review some of MIMO’s more intriguing posts from the past year…back in September, industry veteran Tim Palmer gave our writer Jonathan Trask a remarkably insightful interview, with very useful information for those folks who might be interested in the recording industry in general. Originally posted in two parts, we thought we’d repost it as a single article here for your enjoyment. –Ed.   Tim Palmer is one of those […]

The MIMO Interview: Meet Warren Huart [2012 In Review]

During the month of January, we’re reviewing some of our favorite posts from 2012. Back in March, Jonathan Trask’s interview of top-shelf producer Warren Huart yielded some great insights about the music industry in general. We thought it was worth taking another look. -Ed. To put it lightly—L.A. music producer/engineer Warren Huart is a very busy guy. Between having an ownership stake in multiple recording studios (most notably Swing House Studios in Hollywood) and […]

The MIMO Interview: Brian Kraft

Educator Brian Kraft has unique connection to the entertainment and recording industries. Not only is he a successful independent filmmaker in his own right, but he is also the COO and Chief Academic Officer for Recording Radio Film Connection, an accredited school that teaches students by placing them as apprentices in actual studios and production facilities. The Recording Connection branch of the school has enabled hundreds of students to launch […]

The MIMO Interview: Mark Naron

Mark Naron is a seasoned audio engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in the music industry, including live audio, artist and PR management and studio work, among other things. Naron currently owns Fastback Studios in North Seattle, whose recent credits include the latest release from rock band Fall From Grace, as well as metal guitarist Jeff Loomis (whose album Plains of Oblivion recently debuted at Number 2 on the […]

The MIMO Interview: Producer/Engineer Tim Palmer (part 2)

In part 1 of this interview, veteran producer/mixer Tim Palmer talked with MIMO about the beginnings of his career, and his favorite parts of the job. In part 2 below, he talks about current aspects of his career, and offers some advice to future music professionals. MIMO: What recording projects do you currently have on the burner? TP: Since the big ‘change’ in the industry, the Internet is playing a […]

The MIMO Interview: Producer/Engineer Tim Palmer (part 1)

Tim Palmer is one of those music industry pros whose name you might not have heard, but you have almost certainly heard his handiwork. His career as a music producer, mixer and audio engineer spans over three decades, and his album credits include U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Faith Hill, INXS, Pearl Jam, Goo Goo Dolls, Tears for Fears, Ryan Cabrera, Switchfoot, and a host of others. Remember the Cutting Crew hit […]

The MIMO Interview: Meet Warren Huart

The MIMO Interview: Meet Warren Huart

To put it lightly—L.A. music producer/engineer Warren Huart is a very busy guy. Between having an ownership stake in multiple recording studios (most notably Swing House Studios in Hollywood) and having multiple projects on the burner at any given moment, Huart is always on the go. His recording and production credits include The Fray, Better Than Ezra, Howie Day, Korn, James Blunt, Daniel Powter and a host of others. (This interview was […]

Jeff Loomis to Release Solo Album Recorded at Fastback Studios.

Jeff Loomis to Release Solo Album Recorded at Fastback Studios.

Jeff Loomis, former lead guitarist for progressive metal band Nevermore, recently recorded tracks for his much-anticipated solo record Plains of Oblivion at Seattle’s Fastback Studios. Produced by Aaron Smith, the 10-track recording is slated for an early April release by Century Media Records, and is already being hailed as some of Loomis’ best work to date. Loomis has been joined by a number of additional metal heavyweights, including Chris Poland […]