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by    Heather J. Davis    on    06/30/2014

SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA: Eric Racy made his entrance into the world of high-profile mixing and producing via the underground world of dance music, a pivot that allowed him to leverage skills and perspective honed by the diverse tones and influences of EDM. He has gone on to mix Robin Thicke, Lil’ Wayne, Pharrell, and Busta Rhymes, along with dozens of other big name artists, and a host of indie and underground artists that deserve to have “big” names. His intuitive, yet technically precise mixing on Tyga’s “Faded” helped propel it to Platinum status, and his ...

by    Heather J. Davis    on    06/30/2014

ÖREBRO, SWEDEN: With 17,000 students, the University of Örebro is one of the fastest growing universities in Sweden.  Its school of music, theatre and art provides the growing student body with an array of course subjects, including recording music technology. In its quest to prepare students for moving on to a modern recording studio, the university has commissioned an API 1608 console.

by    Heather J. Davis    on    06/30/2014

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT: Firehouse 12, a recording studio, live music venue, and record label, located in New Haven, Connecticut, recently commissioned a 32-channel Legacy Plus console. The 24-bus, 12 aux, dual-input console replaces the API Legacy that had previously been installed. In April, a team of API engineers and service technicians accompanied the console to Connecticut, and the team remained on hand for several days to ensure a smooth transition as the console was integrated into the newly-renovated control room.

by    Heather J. Davis    on    06/30/2014

NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Seth Glassman is an accomplished bass player and multi-instrumentalist whose thirty-plus year career has included work and performances with James Brown, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, and literally dozens of other industry luminaries of equal star-power, along with hundreds of wildly talented musicians who populate the vanguard in their respective genres. He is currently the musical director and band leader for 1960s icon Darlene Love. Like many musicians who have a knack and interest in the technical side of things, Glassman branched out into so...

by    Music Marcom    on    06/30/2014

Throughout hip-hop’s storied past, a handful of cities—New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland—have battled for artistic supremacy. Now, thanks to the pioneering efforts of producer and studio owner E. Dan, another has risen to prominence—Pittsburgh. Since opening ID Labs studio in 2003, E. Dan has recorded and produced some of the biggest hits to come out of the ‘steel city.’ Recent credits include Wiz Khalifa’s classic 2010 mixtape Kush & Orange Juice, a huge chunk of his gold major-label debut Rolling Papers, plus Mac Miller’s Best Day Eve...

by    Heather J. Davis    on    06/30/2014

BRONXVILLE, NEW YORK: Although the path to Micah Kovacs' relatively new and successful freelance venture, Micah Kovacs Audio, was not clear to him at the outset, his dedication, professionalism, and knack for making audio work transparently with images guided him down it, nonetheless. Already, his ten-plus years in the advertising and film post industry have earned him Addy, Promax, and Mercury awards, and several awards at juried film festivals. His clients include the Sundance Channel, VH1, L’Oreal, Verizon, NBC, and many other high-profile brands. Whether working out of his home studi...

by    Roger Maycock    on    06/26/2014

San Diego, CA – June 2014… The single most important attribute for any pair of studio monitors is the ability to deliver a mix that translates well to a wide range of playback mediums. From inexpensive earbuds to high-end ‘cans’ with integrated noise reduction, bookshelf systems, car audio, AV setups and more, consistent playback quality is a major challenge for today’s audio engineers. Welcome to recording engineer/producer Alan Sanderson’s world. This is where the buck stops and that’s why—to ensure his clients get the audio performance they ex...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    06/26/2014

Following The Killers’ wildly successful 2013 Battle Born world tour, performing in 50 countries and headlining arenas on six continents – including a sold-out Wembley Stadium show for which they wrote The Wembley Song – the Las Vegas-based phenomenon is back on the road this summer in support of their Direct Hits greatest hits compilation. With appearances at North American and U.K. music festivals, the band’s FOH engineer, Kenny Kaiser, is delivering their chart toppers with help from the new SSL Live console.

by    Roger Maycock    on    06/25/2014

(from left to right): Jorgen Carllson and Steve Holroyd  Los Angeles, CA … Formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody, Gov't Mule has developed a loyal following for its distinct brand of Southern jam rock. These days, the band consists of Warren Haynes on guitar, drummer and original member Matt Abts, Danny Lewis on guitar and keyboards, and Jorgen Carllson on bass. Their most recent album Shout earned considerable critical acclaim—including a strong showing on The Billboard 200—and key tracks on ...

by    Vaness Bishop    on    06/25/2014

This year’s SAE Beats & Breaks Battles contenders are all starting on an even playing field thanks to the event organizers’ latest decision to make Stanton’s STR8.150s the exclusive turntables for the competition.

by    David Goggin    on    06/25/2014

 Stanley Johnston, longtime recording engineer for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has mastered at Bernie Grundman's the band's historic 1974 tour.   Recorded to 16-track analog 2-inch tape by Elliot Mazer and never released, the project collects the very best of numerous big arena and outdoor stadium dates with one of the most popular groups of the day.

by    Music Marcom    on    06/24/2014

Blend (, an online network where musicians share and collaborate on tracks, announces its debut as a record label with the release of the original soundtrack to TwoDots, the sequel to the very popular and Webby Award winning Dots game which launched last year to over 20 million downloads.


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