Electronic Musician – Phish: Colorado ’88Richard Buskin (03/07)Over the course of five nights at the Roma, as well as another at the nearby and better-attended Fly Me To The Moon Saloon, Lynch illustrates his love and appreciation for the fledgling New England band by not only taking a feed from engineer Paul Languedoc’s soundboard and recording the shows on an assortment of Maxell cassettes, but also by taping over the likes of Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother and the Grateful Dead’s 1978 Red Rocks Amphitheater concert. He won’t regret it...

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Mix Magazine: Critical ListeningGeorge Petersen (12-1-2007)Talking about listening — and the listening process — is one of those seemingly impossible tasks, like writing a book on how to compose music or paint a masterpiece. We can perform the most detailed examination of the auditory process — from ear canal geometry and structure of the tympanic membrane and ossicles to the sensory hair cells within the cochlea and on to the brain — but it won’t tell us why we listen the way we do....

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TightMix Blog – Fred Kevorkian InterviewTodd Thomas (July 2010)After beginning his career in France, Fred Kevorkian has been working in New York for over 20 years. Initially an audio engineer at the internationally renown Sear Sound, he also has a thorough background in electronics as well as studio design. Since branching off and working as a mastering engineer, Fred has worked with some incredibly impressive clientele including Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop, The White Stripes and The Walkmen. Currently working out of Avatar Studios, we got together with Fred recently and dove deep into what mastering really is and how you can improve your recordings....

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Mix Magazine: The Finishing TouchBlair Jackson (12-1-2010)Periodically, we like to check in with folks in the world of mastering to see what’s happening in that end of the audio business and find out what’s on their minds. The good news? Even with the downturn in the economy and the falling fortunes of the major record labels, there still seems to be a high demand for that “finishing touch” that professional mastering gives to a project.

We recently spoke with four top mastering engineers about a range of issues. First meet our panel for this forum (which was assembled from separate interviews).

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