EQ, launched in 1989, was one of the first magazines to acknowledge and address the needs of the independent music production community that had started to rise to dominance as professional recording studios began to decline. The publisher, Miller Freeman, sold EQ and several sister publications to Paul Gallo, who immediately replaced all founding employees with his staff 3000 miles away. After several more changes in ownership over the decades, the magazine was rolled [in 2011] into EM (Electronic Musician). (Jeff Burger)

1994 March

Vol. 5 No. 3


Absolutely Frank
By Joe Spiegel, pp 48-50, 52-54, 56

First Impressions
By Joe Chiccarelli, p 52

The UMRK Mix
By Bob Stone, p 54

The Yellow Shark Sessions
By Jon Varman, p 56

Q. When you were working on the remastering of unreleased live material for the You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore series CDs, what sorts of problems did you have with the early analog masters in making them compatible with digital?
A. That stuff came from all different kinds of audio sources, starting with 7 1/2 ips stereo – on one of the discs there's even a cut that's mono. You have to match level, you have to match EQ, and you have to control peaks on some of it. It's the same thing you would do if you were putting together any other kind of anthology, except you're dealing with live tape. (read more)