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by    Music Marcom    on    12/27/2013

Tune in to IMG Radio on Saturday, 12/28/13 at 3 pm and listen to an in-depth interview with the authors of Down the Rhodes – The Fender Rhodes Story, the first and only book and film documenting how the Rhodes changed the sound of music and was part of the greatest hits and most influential music ever recorded. The show will focus on the history and drive behind the project from the authors’ and producers’ perspective. Between segments you will get a chance to listen to the music from some of the artist featured in the book and the documentary.  ...

by    Heather J. Davis    on    12/20/2013

SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 2013: Rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis’ most recent release, The Heist, grabbed the number one spots on the Billboard U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts and quickly sold its way to Platinum status. It was a fast start that shows no sign of letting up, as the duo recently garnered seven Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year (for “Same Love”), Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album. That’s an incredibly rare feat for any artist, let alone a duo whose inspired musicianship and ...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    12/18/2013

Solid State Logic is adding to its U.S. reseller network for SSL Live consoles with the appointment of its first specialist House of Worship dealer, Mankin Media.

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    12/18/2013

Solid State Logic has appointed pro audio sales and support company msonic Light + Sound as its Live console distributor in Finland. msonic specialises in high-end audio and video sales and engineering, and is the latest addition to SSL’s Live console partner network.

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    12/17/2013

Leading microphone manufacturer DPA Microphones has consolidated its position in the market by joining forces with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm that focuses on acquiring strong and growing businesses. The Riverside Company’s investment in DPA Microphones will allow DPA to significantly expand its operation and grow the company at a much faster pace.

by    Roger Maycock    on    12/16/2013

University of York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom – December 2013… With the ever-increasing popularity and sophistication of home entertainment systems, there is a never-ending desire to improve the capabilities and performance of the listening environment. The effort to improve spatial sound quality in the home involves both acoustics research and perceptual listening evaluation. This is work at the cutting edge of audio development and, central to the effort at the University of York, there is an impressive listening lab setup utilizing D5 studio reference monitors from San Die...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    12/16/2013

Factory Studios, the award-winning audio facility specialising in audio recording for advertising, television, radio, digital media and music, has stepped up Studios 1 and 2 with a new Solid State Logic AWS 948 Hybrid Console/Controller in each room. The consoles were chosen to streamline workflow by replacing existing DAW controller/plugin/outboard gear with state-of-the-art audio quality, an industry standard user interface and integrated DAW control.

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    12/12/2013

The School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary recently enlisted the help of DPA Microphones and Steinway Hall of Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth to put on Keyboards at Christmas — a performance of “grand” proportions. With 17 Steinway Grand Pianos on stage, student and professional musicians performed holiday songs for the packed house at the 3,500-seat venue.

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    12/12/2013

“SSL Live is definitely setting new trends and standards for live audio”

by    David Goggin    on    12/12/2013

 Automated Processes, Inc. (API) chose Vintage King Audio's LA and Nashville showrooms to launch and demonstrate The Box, their new small-format recording/mixing console designed for professional project studios, home studios, and production facilities.

by    Roger Maycock    on    12/12/2013

 Shell Rock, IA – December 2013 … Chandler Limited, recognized globally for signal processing and related music and audio products that deliver the classic analog warmth recording and performing professional musicians seek, is pleased to announce the company has entered into an agreement with Wilmington, DE-based Plugin Alliance LLC, in conjunction with its engineering team Brainworx of Leverkusen, Germany, to license, develop, market, and sell audio plugins based on Chandler Limited’s hardware.

by    Roger Maycock    on    12/11/2013

Las Vegas. NV – December 2013… Six-time Grammy considered funk band and InGrooves recording artist, The James Douglas Show, consisting of James Douglas (lead vocals), Mike Cee (keyboards, vocals), Zach Fowler (bass, vocals), Marco Nunez (drums, vocals), Delmone Taylor (saxophones, EWI, keyboards, vocals), and Jessie Martinez (lead guitar) recently completed production of their new video, Vegas Hot. Set in Sin City, the video draws upon the party hard, let-it-all-go mentality that Las Vegas is known for. During the video’s shoot, the producers of SyFy Network’s Naked Ve...


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