Dennis MillerDennis Miller was appointed associate editor in 1997 after writing reviews for the magazine for nearly ten years. His specialties include 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. 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 here, of course) was as music director for CBS's animated television series The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat. He also wrote Making the Ultimate Demo, published by EM Books. Gino's editorial expertise includes hard disk recording, analog studio technology, and Web audio. Gino edits "Web Page," our column devoted to Internet audio.
David RubinDavid Rubin has been an associate editor since 1997. He wrote The Audible Macintosh and cowrote The Audible PC. His most recent book is The Desktop Musician, published by McGraw-Hill. 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 the "Recording Musician" column as well as other recording application-oriented pieces. Known as the "Knave of Arts," 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. He also studied tabla at the Ali Akbar College of Music and drums at the Percussion Institute of Technology. A veteran performer, Brian has been in countless bands touring the United States 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.
Marty CutlerAssistant editor Marty Cutler's musical experiences range from playing with Hazel Dickens and the Twyla Tharpe Dance Company to membership in the Ex-Tractors, a short-lived band that featured members of Steps Ahead and the Brecker Brothers. As a MIDI and sound-design consultant, Marty has provided sounds for Korg, Silicon Graphics, the late Tito Puente, and others. Well known for his jazz-tinged banjo playing and experiments with MIDI guitar, Marty cowrote the book MIDI for Guitarists (Amsco) and produced and sequenced the music for PG Music's The Bluegrass Band software. In addition to his other writing and editing duties, he is responsible for our "What's New" column.
Scott WilkinsonTechnical Editor Scott Wilkinson has been a student of music and physics throughout his life, earning degrees in both fields, and he has enjoyed a long and productive career as an editor and author for many magazines and Web sites in the electronic-music and consumer-electronics industries. In addition, he is the author of two books: Anatomy of a Home Studio, published by EM Books, and Tuning In: Microtonality in Electronic Music, published by Hal Leonard. A professional musician for 30 years, Scott has played wind instruments in such diverse ensembles as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Full Faith & Credit Big Band, and the Flying Karamazov Brothers. He also coproduced, engineered, and performed on Living Through History, an album of topical songs and parodies by his wife, singer/songwriter and EM and Onstage author Joanna Cazden.
Geary YeltonNew associate editor Geary Yelton has written product reviews and feature articles since the magazine's first issue in June 1985. Specializing in synthesizers, sampling, and music software, he was technical director of two of Atlanta's first large-scale, professional MIDI and sampling facilities in the 1980s. His experience includes sound design for corporate clients such as Dupont, Hitachi, and Delta Airlines, and he has recorded albums ranging from Bach interpretations to Latin dance and Christmas music. Geary taught advanced experimental sound at the Atlanta College of Art; authored the books Music and the Macintosh and The Rock Synthesizer Manual; and was editor and coauthor of The Musical PC. He majored in English and music at Western Carolina University and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.