The Wire

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by    Vanessa Bishop    on    04/30/2014

Aladdin is the most recent of Disney®’s beloved animated films to come to life on Broadway and DPA Microphones is in a leading role for this musical comedy, engaging audiences with dramatic sound and theatrical adventures. To help make the magical experience come alive, Ken Travis, sound designer for the show, calls on the company’s d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Microphones to close-mic the entire cast, along with a combination of d:dicate™ 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones to amplify the natural sound of the orchestra.

by    David Goggin    on    04/30/2014

 Top producer/engineer Mark Linett has upgraded his MicroMain27 monitors to the latest Gen2 models.   The monitors are in place at "Your Place or Mine," his private studio in LA, which features a customized API 2488 console with Flying Faders, and two original Universal Audio tube consoles, as well as an extensive mic and outboard gear collection.  All tape formats from mono to 24 track are available along with a Pro Tools 32x32 TDM system.

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    04/29/2014

When a group of cellists decided to blend their classical music skills with their love of rock ‘n’ roll, the result was a cello-rock band known as Break of Reality. Comprised of three cellists and a percussionist, the group has been performing for more than a decade. During that time, the quartet has experimented with a series of audio setups, including both pickups and microphones, but continuously fell short of finding an ideal audio solution. That is, until they discovered DPA Microphones’ d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone and its clip for the cello.

by    David Goggin    on    04/29/2014

 For the fifth year in a row, every day during the ASCAP 2014 "I Create Music Expo", The Professional Monitor Company (PMC) & Vintage King Audio presented their "Producer and Composer Session." Industry leaders in pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music shared their knowledge and experience with indepth Q&As.

by    David Goggin    on    04/28/2014

 Tennessee favorites, The Memphis Dawls, have completed tracking their new album with producer Jeff Powell.  Last year, Powell produced, recorded and mastered their hit single "Starting Gate, " with "Where'd You Go My Love" as the B-side.

by    Music Marcom    on    04/25/2014

Save on Complete Composers Collection 2 and more for one week onlyHollywood – April 24, 2014 – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments for over 25 years, is offering additional spring savings on their popular Complete Composers Collection 2 virtual instrument bundle as well as other select EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments for one week only.Perfect for music, film, TV, and videogame scoring, the Complete Composers Collection 2 can be customized by choosing from 20 award-winning virtual instruments that cover virtually every musical genre. Customers can save an ...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    04/24/2014

11-year-old DJ sensation DJ Young 1 was among the celebrities and performers who appeared at the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21. When she wasn’t rubbing elbows with the likes of actor Jim Carrey, pop rock group R5, TV host Dr. Oz and singer Arianna Grande, DJ Young 1 was using Stanton’s STR8.150 turntables and M.203 Mixer for two 20-minute performances. Featuring a mix of classic and modern hits, DJ Young 1’s laid down the beats for a live crowd of more than 30,000 people assembled on the South Lawn of the White House, as well as all the viewers ...

by    David Goggin    on    04/24/2014

 Multiple Oscar- and Bafta-winning re-recording mixer Steve Maslow 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    Heather J. Davis    on    04/24/2014

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – APRIL 2014: Beauty Pill is the musical brainchild of veteran producer and engineer Chad Clark, who founded the band in 2001 shortly after the dissolution of Smart Went Crazy. Both bands have received heaps of critical praise from outlets local to Washington D.C. and from the national press. Solid songwriting has turned Beauty Pill’s on-again/off-again status into something that promotes, rather than detracts, from its cult following. Beauty Pill recently teamed up with the Arlington, Virginia-based Artisphere museum to take on a unique artistic, musical, and s...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    04/17/2014

Stanton, part of Gibson Brands, Inc., is excited to announce that DJ Young 1 will perform during the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21. This year’s theme, “Hop Into Healthy, Swing Into Shape,” promotes the education of families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routine. For her part, 11-year-old DJ sensation, DJ Young 1, will spin two 20-minute sessions, using Stanton’s STR8.150 turntable and M.203 Mixer, with a mixture of classic and modern hits to get attendees and TV viewers “hoppingR...

by    David Goggin    on    04/17/2014

 Top producer Bob Ezrin installed Barefoot Sound MM27 monitors when he moved into his Nashville studio in the famed Berry Hill neighborhood of Music City USA. His spacious control room houses an AWS console, an abundance of vintage outboard gear, numerous keyboards, and more than 40 guitars.

by    Heather J. Davis    on    04/16/2014

PADUA, ITALY – APRIL 2014: Located in one of the oldest towns in northern Italy, True Colours Studio is dubbed a ‘well-heeled project’ by owner Mauro Santinello. What began in 2005 as a single recording and control room has now grown into a facility with three recording rooms for commercial audio projects, jingles, and most recently some major Italian recording artists. To accommodate the needs of its growing presence in the music scene, True Colours has added THE BOX® to its studio, citing its “high quality manufacturing, and the unique API sound”.


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