The Wire

This section of, "The Wire," contains original press releases that reflect the views of the industry organizations issuing them. Releases are not reviewed or edited by editorial staff. Suppliers, The Wire is "A Virtual Press Conference." For access, email your name and email address to
by    Roger Maycock    on    02/28/2013

Guitarist / songwriter Steve Stevens knows that crafting the right sound is critical to the success of any performance. Possessing a resume that includes stints with high profile artists such as Billy Idol, Michael Jackson, and Vince Neil—along with his contribution on the Grammy® Award winning soundtrack to the wildly popular film Top Gun—Stevens’ ability to get the right sound is a skill that’s been fine-tuned to a very high level. In addition to strong playing technique, another critical element of his sound is achieved through signal processing. That’s pr...

by    Roger Maycock    on    02/28/2013

Royer Labs, a leading manufacturer of high quality ribbon microphones, is pleased to announce that on February 9th, 2013, the Company received the prestigious Technical GRAMMY® Award for its ribbon microphones and the profound impact those microphones have had on the recording process. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, as well as The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding tech...

by    Roger Maycock    on    02/28/2013

Grund Audio Design, a pioneering manufacturer of loudspeaker and signal processing products for the audio professional, is pleased to introduce the new STP-8 / STP-5S loudspeaker combination. Designed as a loudspeaker pair consisting of a pole-mounted ‘top box’ and a subwoofer, the new STP-8 / STP-5S form a compact, portable sound reinforcement solution ideally suited to DJ’s, bands, houses of worship, and a myriad of other applications where the ability to quickly and easily set up a robust sound system is essential.

by    David Goggin    on    02/27/2013

Orange Humble Band founder and principle songwriter since 1995, Darryl Mather has returned to Ardent Studios in Memphis to continue the remarkable journey of this historically Australian-based, pop-infused melodious rock and roll band. This latest recording continues to reflect the band's striking fusion of the best elements of guitar-based pop rock, folk, country and soul.

by    David Goggin    on    02/26/2013

Internationally acclaimed LA band Lifehouse mastered their new album "Almeria" at Bernie Grundman's in Hollywood.  On hand were the band's longtime producer Jude Cole and recording engineer Florian Ammon.   The first single, "Between The Raindrops," features British chanteuse Natasha Bedingfield.

by    Heather J. Davis    on    02/22/2013

HONOLULU, HAWAII – FEBRUARY 2013: Managing wireless audio systems at football games is notoriously challenging. There are critical coach communication channels, referee mics, and ENG sideline systems that crowd out a lot of useable RF spectrum. Hawaii-based Custom Audio, Inc. has been working the NFL Pro Bowl for many years and specializes in production sound, corporate video, as well as installation projects for commercial, educational, and government clients. For this year’s Pro Bowl, Custom Audio turned to RFvenue’s Diversity Fin remote antenna for rock-solid signal recept...

by    Heather J. Davis    on    02/22/2013

SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 2013: Veteran producer Doc McKinney has worked with a wide range of innovative musicians, including Drake, Florence & the Machine, Santigold and most recently, The Weeknd. A close friend and accomplished mix engineer turned Doc on to the clear, faithful preamplification and conversion of the Metric Halo ULN-8. Doc now uses the ULN-8 for most of his audio production work.

Reader Poll

Are you a gear DIY-er?

See results without voting »