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by    David Goggin    on    04/30/2013

 ansy Division founder Jon Ginoli has recorded the version of his memoir "Deflowered -- My Life in the Pansy Division."  Formed in 1991, the band was the prototypical SF gay punk band and has shared the rock stage with such acts as Rancid, The Vandals, Jimmy Eat World, Supergrass, and Green Day.

by    Roger Maycock    on    04/28/2013

 Buena Park, CA – April 2013… Goby Labs, dedicated to bold innovation in the areas of musical instrument accessory products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Goby Labs Thingy Series, which consists of the Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy and the Stand-top Thingy for iPad. These new accessories represent innovative, portable, and simple solutions to common everyday challenges musicians routinely encounter while gigging.

by    David Goggin    on    04/25/2013

 For the fourth year in a row, every day during the ASCAP 2013 "We Create Music Expo", The Professional Monitor Company (PMC) & Vintage King Audio entertained and educated the ASCAP audience with a star roster of music producers, songwriters, composers and engineers. 

by    Heather J. Davis    on    04/24/2013

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2013: A 32-channel 1608 console will contribute to the education of many audio engineering students at the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music for years to come. The 1608 console can be found in Studio C of the college and was installed in the beginning of January, just in time for the spring semester. The school, located in Los Angeles, has been an important part of music education in southern California since the late 70s and offers a variety of programs, such as Guitar Craft, Music Industry and Audio Engineering, where the 1608 wil...

by    Heather J. Davis    on    04/24/2013

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – APRIL 2013: James Calabrese, owner of Soundscape in Buffalo, New York has purchased a 32-channel 1608 with an expander. The veteran composer, engineer and studio-owner chose the 1608 console as the prized piece of his upstate New York dwelling. “I first heard an API when I was in New York helping to cut tracks for Miki Howard's debut album Come Share My Love and the engineer used a Lunchbox to EQ the massive electric piano part,” says Calabrese. He has been in the market ever since.

by    Roger Maycock    on    04/22/2013

 Roxanne Wakoski (left) with Andrea Calderwood (Vocal Program Chair)  Los Angeles, CA… Mojave Audio, a leading manufacturer of world-class microphones for the recording professional, is pleased to announce the winner of the second annual Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship award at Musicians Institute (MI) for spring 2013. This year’s winner is Roxanne Wakoski.

by    Music Marcom    on    04/22/2013

Hal Leonard Publishes Mastering Auto-TuneThe definite guide to the most important music technologies of the past 15 yearsMONTCLAIR, NJ (April 15, 2013) - From bedroom studios to the stages at Coachella, Auto-Tune pitch correction has become an integral part of music production and performance. Mastering Auto-Tune provides users of all levels a handy, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this key music production technology, from the ubiquitous Auto-Tune effect heard on countless hit singles to the discrete pitch correction applied to countless albums and live performances.Former prod...

by    Roger Maycock    on    04/19/2013

 Jacksonville, FL – April 2013… Located in the Times-Union Performing Arts Center, Jacoby Hall is home to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. As the area’s most prominent home to the performing arts, Jacoby Hall also serves as a venue for a wide range of shows and other performances—many of which utilize the services of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. From Frank Oden’s Cowboy Jam, which humorously depicts life in the ‘Old West’ to Peter Shaffer’s Tony award-winning play Amadeus, microphones and direct (DI) boxes from Menlo Park, CA-bas...

by    Roger Maycock    on    04/19/2013

 Shell Rock, IA – April 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 its co-sponsorship of the Studio Prodigy | Master Class Series. A new audio engineering program founded by engineer / producer Ryan Hewitt and studio designer Hanson Hsu, the Studio Prodigy | Master Class Series is geared toward anyone wanting to hone their mixing skills by learning from the industry’s top professionals. 

by    David Goggin    on    04/18/2013

 Popular Hollywood composer, arranger, and conductor Chris Walden has taken up residence in Ocean Way's new Studio C production suite.  Walden, who has worked often in Ocean Way's big Studio's A and B tracking/mixing rooms is now at work in the new adjacent writing room.

by    Heather J. Davis    on    04/17/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2013: The Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) is a San Francisco-based, non-profit organization “dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts,” a worthy undertaking given women’s serious underrepresentation (less than 5%) in professional audio. To that end, WAM operates a professional recording studio staffed by women and intermixes its operation with collegiate-level classes for women, as well as introductory-level classes for girls. In addition, WAM sits at the center of an online network of aspiring ...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    04/17/2013

DPA Microphones’ new d:facto™ II Vocal Microphone has made internationally acclaimed jazz singer Claire Martin OBE very happy indeed. Since switching to the new microphone, Martin says she has never heard so much clarity in her voice and that the difference is so noticeable even her sound engineers are making positive comments.


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