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Making the Mix Room: Michael James — Simi Valley, CA
L.A. Spotlight

Making the Mix Room: Michael James — Simi Valley, CA

Michael James is music. It’s at the center of absolutely everything he does. The LA-based mix engineer has been riding high all year, thanks to a double #1 hit via his mix of the song “Estrellas Rotas” from the brilliant recording artist Kalimba’s latest record, Cena Para Desayunar (Sony Music). The record topped both the Monitor […]

Pensado Awards 2015: Winners, Recap & Review
L.A. Spotlight

Pensado Awards 2015: Winners, Recap & Review

In the late 1950’s, the Hollywood Walk of Fame committee called on a select group of music executives to compile a list of recording industry personnel who had made a significant enough impact to earn their very own star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame. Eventually, as it became clear that far too many of […]

Winter NAMM Report: 27 Picks to Power Your Studio
Gear Reviews

Winter NAMM Report: 27 Picks to Power Your Studio

My Winter NAMM started early this year. After a six-hour flight from JFK to NYC, I was more in the mode to make it to my Anaheim hotel, take a hot shower, and pass out before the next day’s convention center fray. But I couldn’t help talking to my friendly cabdriver, whose African accent intrigued […]

Producer Profile: Kelvin Wooten – Making Hits and Multitasking
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Producer Profile: Kelvin Wooten – Making Hits and Multitasking

Kelvin Wooten is clearly comfortable wherever he is – the confidence of creating hits while remaining grounded will have that effect. The Grammy-nominated producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist is particularly well-situated this Christmas season, with the timely release of elite R&B artist Anthony Hamilton’s Home for the Holidays. Hamilton’s magical voice is the centerpiece of this […]

Composer Cribs: Anthony Marinelli — Los Angeles
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Composer Cribs: Anthony Marinelli — Los Angeles

Seeking synth heaven? You’ll find a pocket of paradise at the studio of Anthony Marinelli in Los Angeles. Packed with analog synths, this is no keyboard museum. Marinelli puts it all to good use, and this constantly curious composer has got plenty to keep him busy. First off there’s thousands of commercials in his portfolio, […]

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