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Mike Mettler  |  Sep 18, 2012  |  0 comments

“Anything that we sit down in, we’re good at.” This is Steven Wilson, 5.1 mixmaster nonpareil, discussing two of the gold medals that Great Britain won in the Summer Olympics — one in cycling, the other in rowing. If there were Olympic medals given for achievement in surround-sound mixing, then Wilson would own more golden hardware than Michael Phelps has collected a dozen times over.

Mike Mettler  |  May 03, 2011  |  0 comments

The next leg of Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience tour is officially underway, and I highly recommend you check it out. Dates and info are here.

Mike Mettler  |  Dec 07, 2008  |  0 comments
Buena Vista
Movie ••••½ Picture ••••• Sound ••••• Extras ••••½
TV's benchmark for A/V quali
Mike Mettler  |  Dec 07, 2010  |  0 comments

And in an instant, lo, a hole in the sky appeared, and then it hit me like (bang bang) Maxwell's Silver Hammer when "Get Back," the Beatles? 1969 classic song to roller-coast by, cued up on my iPod during one morning's commute. As Paul McCartney's lead vocal embraced the song's galloping melody line, a great revelation emerged: I can sing Black Sabbath?s "Paranoid" to the same tune! Black Sabbath, the dark lords of melody . . . revealed!

Mike Mettler  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments

With a slew of superheroes in theaters this summer - X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns, My Super Ex-Girlfriend - we feel a musclebound DVD assessment is in order. Batman Begins, a benchmark title, ascended beyond this list to the pantheon of torture test discs and will be revered in a future issue.

Mike Mettler  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Mr. A-Z Atlantic
Music •••½ Sound •••• DualDisc Extras •••
Spunky heartthrob Jason Mraz (Mr.
Mike Mettler  |  Nov 20, 2012  |  0 comments

Original Studio Album Remasters Stereo Vinyl Box Set

The Holy Vinyl Grail, Part 1 officially arrived in stores November 13. I was blessed to get the Beatles' original studio album remasters stereo vinyl box delivered to me a full month early, and I still feel that I haven't spent enough time with the 14 albums contained therein.

Mike Mettler  |  Oct 03, 2006  |  0 comments

Just to set the stage: You guys are working on Season 3 as we speak, right? CARLTON: Yes. We started shooting back on August 7. We're working on new episodes right now, in fact.

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 15, 2011  |  0 comments

It may only be the middle of July, but it already feels like Christmastime ’round the hallowed S+V office halls. How come? Well, the evidence is right there before your eyes — to wit: the all-new, all-awesome Sound + Vision Web site!

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 08, 2007  |  0 comments

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