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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 […]


Journal Of an Audio Student: Lesson 4 – Microphones

Here’s the next installment of my video diary as a student apprentice of the Recording Connection. In Lesson 4, we discussed microphones in detail. Enjoy!     Continuing my lessons as an apprentice of the Recording Connection…in this lesson I was introduced the various kinds of microphones used in a recording studio (and other settings, as well). I learned about dynamic/moving coil mics, dynamic ribbon and condenser mics (the kinds […]


Journal Of an Audio Student: Lesson 3–Analog vs. Digital

It’s been a few months since we posted in this “Journal Of an Audio Student” series (go here, here, here and here to catch up), but as a reminder, I’ve been documenting my progress as a student of the Recording Connection Audio Institute, a mentor-apprentice course which is taken on-site in a real recording studio. I’m going through this program for my own enrichment as a DIY musician, and I’m really […]


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 […]


Journal Of an Audio Student: Changing Studios

Continuing my video diary documenting my journey as an audio engineering apprentice through the Recording Connection…the video below describes an issue I encountered during my studies, and how the school’s Student Services resolved the problem by having me change studios.  The quick manner in which they acted showed that they were committed to making sure I had the best experience possible.     Since my last post, I’ve had a […]


Journal Of an Audio Student: Lesson One

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m documenting my experiences here with this video diary as a student of the Recording Connection. While primarily an introductory thing, sitting with my mentor talking in the studio, I learned a great deal just from the first lesson, and can already see ways I can begin applying it to my own musical projects.   I’ve completed my first lesson with my mentor at […]


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 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 […]