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Old 10-31-2018, 08:55 PM
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Good to have you with us here Mike, I enjoy your products in the corners of my man cave !
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:22 AM
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Welcome!!! Looking forward to your input, help and advice :-)
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:17 PM
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Howdy all!

Mike Major here. Nice to be a part of the forum!

For a little history about who I am (so you know where I'm coming from):

I've been in the recording industry for over 30 years. I ran a studio in El Paso Texas for 18 years while also working for a large regional sound company. In El Paso I did just about everything you can do in pro audio including: live sound, sound system installations, recording, mixing, mastering, producing, location sound (for movies/commercials) and some acoustics consulting. I was also an IATSE stage hand for about 12 years.

After leaving El Paso, I established my home mix studio Mike's Mix Room where I've been mixing and mastering records for the last 12 years or so. Most of the work I do in the studio is in the rock genre, though I have worked on almost every type of music you can imagine at some point (you'd be surprised!).

In 2013 I wrote and published the book "Recording Drums: The Complete Guide" which is about-you guessed it-recording drums. Shortly thereafter I started a video series about mixing on YouTube called "The Method to the Mix" which is now available for sale through SonicScoop and The Pro Audio Files.

I am a frequent contributor to Sonic Scoop where I write about all things Pro Audio and recording...though if I'm being honest, I really write about what bugs me in the recording world! There is so much misinformation out there that I try my best to offer tried and true, empirical methods and techniques to help people make better recordings.

I started dabbling in acoustics back in the late 90's in an effort to improve the acoustics of my recording studio (both the live room and the control room). Since then I have purchased and studied numerous books and white papers and have a voracious appetite to learn more and more about acoustics. For all that I've learned over the last 20 years, there is still much more to understand. It's a complicated subject that only gets more complicated the further you dive in.

I started at GIK Acoustics recently and will do my best to be an active participant on this forum. We do get very busy over there but I will carve out some time to check in and hopefully answer some questions for anyone who needs help. I'm hoping I can offer some perspective and expertise about acoustics to help you all get the most out of your rooms, but I also hope to learn more about high-end listening/2 channel/home theater stuff from all of you.

Thanks to everyone who welcomed me here and I look forward to some lively, intelligent discussions.

Onward!
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:22 PM
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Cheers Mike, nice intro - welcome.
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Glad to have you. Impressive resume, and I have had 2 very good experiences with your company.
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Audio research LS28SE preamplifier, Aurender N10 Streamer, Topping D90 DAC, McIntosh MC462 amplifier. Focal Sopra 3 speakers. Salamander Archetype rack, Symposium Acoustics Segue shelves, Silver Eclipse 7 XLRs, Shunyata Everest power conditioner, Alpha V2, Delta V2 and Venom V2 10/12 power cords, and Audioquest Oak speaker cables. GIK Acoustic's bass soffits and 244 bass trap Art panels room treatments. Sony XBR75X900e 4K TV and Sony UBP-X800 Blu-ray player
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:52 AM
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Glad to have you aboard, Mike. And thanks for your background info. Welcome.
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Bedroom:Win 10 laptop/JRiver Media Center 28 (remote-controlled by another Win10 laptop), TEAC UD-501, Walker-mod Luminous Audio Technology Axiom II passive attenuator, conrad-johnson MF2500, Paradigm Studio 20 v.5, Shunyata Hydra Delta D6, Wireworld Eclipse 8 IC and SC, Shunyata Delta XC v2 & Delta NR v2 power cords, Shunyata Alpha USB, Venom Defender v2, Butcher Block Acoustics platforms, Stillpoints Ultra SS footers (MF2500), A/V RoomService EVP 2MD anti-vibration pads (UD-501), Stillpoints Aperture II and GIK Alpha 4A and 244 acoustic panels.

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Living Room: Win 10 laptop/JRiver Media Center 28, TEAC UD-501 DAC, SOTA Sapphire III, Origin Live Encounter Mk3c/Ortofon 2M Black, Graham Slee Era Gold V, McIntosh MR77, Oppo BDP-83, conrad johnson Premier 17LS & MF2500, Paradigm SE-3. Wireworld Starlight 7 USB, WW Eclipse 7 and Equinox 6 ICs, Blue Jeans/Belden 5T00UP SC. Shunyata Hydra 8 v2, Delta NR v1 and V2, and Venom 14D power cords, Stillpoints Ultra SS footers, GIK 244 and Monster traps.
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Thanks for participating!

This type of involvement really makes a difference!
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I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to give a shout out to Mike for helping with recommendations on which GIK acoustic panels would best fit my space. They are up and I am truly amazed at the change. The improvements where primarily in more focused and powerful bass, and incredible imaging. IMHO for the price versus value, you can't beat properly placed room treatments.
Thanks again Mike!
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