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Mike Levine

Mike Levine

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Mike Levine is a writer and editor who has covered the music industry for many years. He's the Technical Editor-Studio for Mix magazine and the former editor of Electronic Musician. Mike has authored four books and reviewed everything from DAWs to plug-ins to interfaces, in addition to interviewing top producers, engineers and musicians. He's produced podcasts and video tutorials and has also written music for numerous national commercials. His compositions have been used on television shows for CNN, the History Channel, A&E and more. A multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, pedal steel and dobro, he’s played concerts, sessions, TV and Broadway shows, in addition to releasing two albums of original music.

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Today’s computer-based digital audio workstation (DAW) software gives you more recording and music production power than a studio full of hardware from the pre-digital days. But despite all the functionality that such software provides, its sound depends heavily on

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In a recent blog posting entitled “How We Interpret Sound,” famed acoustics expert Dr. Floyd Toole stressed the importance of listening to music through neutral loudspeakers — that is, speakers that have a flat

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If the only music you ever listen to is digital content from your mobile device or computer, sure, you can build a home audio system based purely around Bluetooth®. But if you want to connect your turntable, play over-the-air

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In Part 1 of this series, we talked about Hi-Fi receivers. Now let’s shift the focus to AV receivers, which live up to the acronym in their name by supporting multiple audio formats (including

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If you’ve always wanted to play music but never learned how, you’ll want to check out the new Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500. It’s a unique new keytar (a keyboard that you hold like a guitar)

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