Author Archives: mikeriversaudio

About mikeriversaudio

Helping people getting their studios together has been a passion of mine for more than 30 years. Get yours together.

Making New OS Disks for your Hard Disk Recorder

Lately I’ve been getting more frequent “do you know where I can get?” request for new floppy disks with the hard disk operating system software. Mackie doesn’t sell ’em (never did) and nobody seems to have taken on the job … Continue reading

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Citizen DJ – A Remix Project from the Library of Congress

This is probably the most unlike me thing I’ve posted here but when I learned about it recently, I thought it was too cool not to share with my readers. My background is in recording and playing music live, with … Continue reading

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New Book Review and Historic Tape Baking Article Added

I plodded through Practical Audio Electronics by Kevin Robinson, hoping that it would be a good introduction to the subject. I made it through its 416 pages finding a lot of good reference material, but it just wasn’t organized in … Continue reading

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NAMM 2020 Show Report Posted

A little this, a little that. Visit the Trade Show Reports page for this one and many others or click here to go directly to it. Too much stuff, too little time. I need an intern.  😉

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2020 Winter NAMM Tidbits

Usually I try to get a few tidbits out before the end of the show and before the full report. This year the WiFi in my hotel was so slow that I couldn’t really get on to web sites to … Continue reading

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CES 2020 Musings

This isn’t like my regular trade show reports because CES isn’t like my regular trade shows. CES is a showcase for BIG things in the consumer world, not necessarily having anything to do with electronics – which is probably why … Continue reading

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NAMM AES Academy Early Registration

Just a reminder that the last day to take advantage of the early registration discount is January 4. Sing Auld Lang Syne, have some egg nog, and register for the classes. See the post below for details.

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A3E At NAMM – Another Set of Panels and Workshops

A3E stands for Advanced Audio and Applications. Exchange. This is a group that’s dedicated to new audio and music technologies with a target audience of developers and programmers, musicians and audio professionals, and manufacturers of next generation music-oriented products. Like … Continue reading

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AES Academy at the NAMM Show Final Schedule Is Now Available

It looks like a pretty strong program this year with a good selection of classes both hands-on and on technical subjects. In the past two years that AES has offered a program at the NAMM show, I haven’t been as … Continue reading

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New Technical Article Series Added – Trust But Verify – Testing Your Gear To See If It Meets Specs

This series is the practical side of the series of articles on specifications. Learn about some tests you can perform on your own gear using (free) software and tools that you might already have or should have. It’s in the … Continue reading

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