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by    Heather J. Davis    on    03/31/2014

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: As The Village approaches its fiftieth year of making compelling soundtracks and hit records, its technology and the artists who make it their creative home continue to evolve. Early sessions with the Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan still echo as contemporary hit-makers, such as Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, and John Mayer, track, mix, and master tomorrow’s classics and inspired The Village to add a pair of ATC SCM25A Compact 3-Way Monitors to its arsenal.

by    Heather J. Davis    on    03/31/2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA – MARCH 2014: As part of a complete architectural and electronic renovation, Virginia Arts Recording recently replaced its large-format digital console with a sixteen-channel API 1608 analog console with API’s P-Mix fader automation. The north-central Virginia-based studio has been serving local musicians, labels, and radio stations for over thirty years.  The current owners, Chris Doermann and Sean Dart, are embracing that history and the industry’s pivot to analog with the new API console and a 24-track, two-inch tape machine. Virginia Ar...

by    Heather J. Davis    on    03/31/2014

SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – MARCH 2014: If mix engineers had the same cultural currency as sports heroes, Tony Maserati would be a household name the world over. The veteran mix engineer has worked with all of the music industry’s biggest and brightest stars, from Lady Gaga to Notorious B.I.G., from Mariah Carey to Puff Daddy, and from Christina Aguilera to R. Kelly. Recently he completed three weeks of mixing for Beyoncé’s self-titled “surprise” release. Maserati is the sound of major label pop, and the in-demand engineer maintains an outrageous schedule t...

by    David Goggin    on    03/31/2014

Brainstorm Electronics, of Los Angeles California, has appointed Sommer Cable as new distributor. Brainstorm Electronics, a leader in synchronization solutions since 1987, specializes in word clock, video sync and time code equipment.

by    David Goggin    on    03/27/2014

 Popular rock band Umphrey's McGee are touring with a wide assortment of TELEFUNKEN dynamic microphones for vocals and drums. "Keeping the drum kit out of a drummer's vocal mic is difficult.," says FOH mixer Chris Mitchell.  "The M81-SH offers great rejection while still sounding natural and strong."

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    03/26/2014

Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of tools for creative audio professionals, is proud to announce that legendary rock producer and engineer Richard Chycki has just added a second SSL Sigma to his impressive 5.1-capable mix facility, Street of Dreams near Toronto. Chycki has long been a user of SSL equipment, cutting his teeth on an SL4000 console well over two decades ago. Through the pleasure of mixing at some of the world’s finest studios for acts like Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Mick Jagger, Seal, Foreigner and, of course, Rush, he’s worked his way through the 40...

by    Music Marcom    on    03/25/2014

The Tone Fanatic's Guide to Integrating Amps and Effects by Scott KahnMontclair, NJ - March 20, 2014 - Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Modern Guitar Rigs, 2nd Edition. This full-color, updated edition is the definitive book about building and playing advanced guitar rigs for players who want to move beyond a simple pedal board and combo amp. Modern Guitar Rigs, 2nd Edition, explores time-tested techniques and tools that any serious guitar player can draw upon to build a professiona...

by    Roger Maycock    on    03/24/2014

 March 2014… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce three new products in the company’s L Series ‘Large Bandwidth’ line of wireless microphones. The new L Series units all share a wide tuning range of three standard Lectrosonics blocks, or 67.5 to 76.8 MHz, depending on the specific frequency band, and employ Lectrosonics' patented Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology for compandor-free audio along with compatibility modes for interoperability with ol...

by    Roger Maycock    on    03/24/2014

 Burbank, CA … Mojave Audio (David Royer’s 2nd microphone company) and Royer Labs, in partnership with Sweetwater Studios, recently participated in the 2014 Folk Alliance Conference and Winter Music Camp held at the Westin and Sheraton Crown Center Hotels in Kansas City, MO. Folk Alliance International exists to foster and promote traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music and dance and related performing arts. As part of this year’s activities, Mojave Audio and Royer Labs established a ‘Pop Up Studio’ for conference attendees to record in. It al...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    03/24/2014

"With the advent of the AWS 924, our bookings have elevated from busy to massively busy"

by    David Goggin    on    03/24/2014

 Mike Minkler, multiple Oscar-winning re-recording mixer at TODD-SOUNDELUX in Hollywood has upgraded to the new Penteo 4 Pro plug-in that discretely converts stereo to 5.1, offering exacting control over sound image placement to create high-quality, natural-sounding surround.   

by    Roger Maycock    on    03/18/2014

 Dallas, TX… Known as the King of Country and called a living legend by many industry critics, country music artist / producer George Strait is in the midst of a two year, multi-city tour known as The Cowboy Rides Away, which effectively marks his farewell to active touring. As is the case with any musical artist of this stature, Strait’s audiences expect to hear their favorite songs faithfully performed in relation to their recorded versions. Capturing live instruments truthfully is crucial to making that goal a reality and, to ensure sonic accuracy of the highest level, R-10...


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