Dennis Miller was appointed associate editor of Electronic Musician in 1997 after writing reviews for the magazine for nearly ten years. His specialties include topics related to digital audio, sound synthesis, and music composition. Dennis received his doctorate in composition from Columbia University in 1981 and is currently an associate professor at Northeastern University in Boston, where he heads the music technology program and chairs the Multimedia Studies Steering Committee. His works have been performed at concerts and festivals throughout the world, and his music appears on Opus One Records and the Frog Peak Collaborative CD, among others. Dennis is also active as a graphic artist and 3D animator. His works are available at www.casdn.neu.edu/~dmiller.
Gino RobairAssociate Editor Gino Robair comes from a long line of musicians hailing from northern Italy, Hungary, and Bukovina. Trained primarily as a classical percussionist, Gino has played theremin, percussion, keyboards, and bowed Styrofoam on numerous commercials and film projects. As a composer and sound designer, Gino has worked in a wide variety of media, from Shakespearean theater and Indonesian gamelan to modern dance and MTV. His favorite gig (besides editing at EM, of course) was as music director for CBS's animated television series The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat. In his spare time, Gino runs Rastascan Records, a small indie label devoted to experimental and improvised music. He is also the author of Making the Ultimate Demo, published by EMBooks. Gino's editorial expertise includes hard disk recording, analog studio technology, and Web audio. Gino is also editor of "Web Page," EM's new column devoted to Internet audio issues.
David RubinDavid Rubin has been an associate editor of Electronic Musician magazine since 1997. He is the author of The Audible Macintosh and coauthor of The Audible PC. His most recent book is The Desktop Musician, published by McGraw-Hill. Before joining the staff at EM, David worked as a freelance writer covering such topics as desktop music production and audio for multimedia. His feature articles and reviews have appeared in numerous computer- and music-related magazines. David holds a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in music theory and composition, two bachelor's degrees in music, and a certificate from the Grove School of Music. His orchestral works have been performed by the Denver Symphony Orchestra, and his film scores include the soundtrack for the Roger Corman movie Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II starring David Carradine. He was also the primary sound designer for Project S.P.A.C.E., an interactive multimedia presentation by JPL/NASA.
Brian KnaveAssociate Editor Brian Knave specializes in microphone technology, processors, consoles, and reference monitors. He covers EM's "Recording Musician" column as well as other recording application-oriented pieces. Known as the "Knave of Arts" (the name of his production company), Brian is a poet, musician, songwriter, recording engineer/producer, and music instructor. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from East Tennessee State University and a master's degree in creative writing from the University of California at Davis. He also studied tabla at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California, and drums and percussion at the Percussion Institute of Technology in Hollywood. A veteran performer, Brian has been in countless bands touring the U.S. and overseas, and has played with many artists, including Norton Buffalo, John Tchicai, Paul McCandless, and Ronnie Prophet. Brian co-owns and operates Moptop Records, a children's music label, as well as a busy project studio.
Mike LevineThe newest member of the editorial staff, Mike Levine is both an associate editor for Electronic Musician and the editor of Onstage. He previously was at Cherry Lane Publishing, where he was executive editor of Home Recording and senior editor of Guitar. Mike is the author of four books, including How to Be a Working Musician, which is in its second printed edition from Billboard Books. He also works as a session musician and commercial music composer in the New York area. Mike wrote the theme for CNN's Saturday/Sunday morning newscast, and he has composed music for numerous national commercials including spots for Miller Lite, Advil, MCI, All, Lysol, Days Inn, and Kool Aid.
Rick WeldonAssistant Editor Rick Weldon writes the magazine's "What's New" product-announcements column. He also assigns, writes, and edits the "Pro/File" column and various interview features about artists and producers. Pro/File discusses how up-and-coming artists self-recorded their CDs, often in personal studios. Rick attended the University of California at Berkeley, and since 1992 has released four albums with various Bay Area-based bands, as well as performed in and engineered a number of other projects. Rick is on the staff at Planet-3 Productions, a project studio located in San Francisco, California. Rick is also the editor of two music-related books, The EM Guide to the Roland VS-880 and Financial Management for Musicians.