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by    Vanessa Bishop    on    11/27/2013

Building on the continuing interest of Solid State Logic’s dive into live audio production, the company is regularly adding to its commercial distribution network for the new SSL Live console. As a result of this enthusiasm, the company has appointed Alfa Audio as the official SSL Live dealer in Denmark and Arva Trading will oversee distribution in Sweden.

by    Heather J. Davis    on    11/26/2013

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA/GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – NOVEMBER 2013: “Ever since I can remember I’ve been making music,” said Swedish composer and producer Andy Price. “I started recording when I was twelve years old using a couple of cassette tape decks and a cheap toy keyboard. I used one tape deck to record drums, and then played the drum track back while I recorded keys on the second tape deck. A few years later, I traded my scooter in for an old Korg that I still use to this day!” Clearly, the music bug bit Price early and deep. Today, he splits his time between...

by    Music Marcom    on    11/26/2013

iZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 1: Charles Deenen, Master of Audio: Video Games Deenen Discusses The Evolution of Game Design and How Audio Processing is Better than Ever Cambridge, MA, November 25, 2013 - Charles Deenen is one of the gaming industry's preeminent sound designers and mixers, with credits like the Need for Speed series,Fallout, Startrek and his support on Activision’s Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Since writing a sound driver for Commodore PET at the age of 13, he has left his creative fingerprints among top selling games from Electronic Arts, Interplay and Shiny, and...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    11/25/2013

DPA Microphones is drumming up some attention while on the road with the Grammy nominated alternative rock band Paramore for the band’s self-titled world tour. DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:dicate™ 2011C Compact Cardioid Microphones are keeping Paramore’s touring drummer in beat with band mates and fans by delivering clean, clear and precise percussion. Equipped with universal mounts, these mics ensure that every stop on the band’s self-titled international tour features the natural sound of each percussion instrument.

by    David Goggin    on    11/25/2013

Leslie West, co-founder of the Woodstock highlight group Mountain, is back with his massive riff-propelled guitar on the just released "Still Climbing."  Following the success of his previous album, "Unusual Suspects," West approached the new release with a vision of tying the albums together.    

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    11/25/2013

Solid State Logic is pleased to announce that its long-standing partner Amber Technology has been appointed as its Live console Distributor in Australia and New Zealand. Amber is the latest company to join SSL’s growing commercial distribution network for the live sector.

by    David Goggin    on    11/21/2013

 Vintage King Audio has announced its stores in Los Angeles and Nashville will open at 10 a.m. on Black Friday, November 29, 2013.  Guests will enjoy a day of in-store-only exclusive deals on microphones, outboard gear, speakers, consoles, guitars, amps, pedals and more. This marks the inaugural Black Friday sales event at both locations. Online visitors to the web store will also enjoy deals on Black Friday, with many continuing through December 20, 2013.

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    11/21/2013

KRK Systems, a Gibson Brand, and CD Baby, the world’s largest and most-trusted online distributor of independent music, are teaming up to give musicians a free single upload to CD Baby for each KRK ROKIT Generation 3 Studio Monitor (ROKIT G3) they purchase.

by    Roger Maycock    on    11/20/2013

 Nashville, TN – November 2013 … Launched in 2002 by John and Martina McBride, Blackbird Studio is the ultimate marriage of cutting edge and vintage. The state-of-the-art recording facility has been the studio of choice for acclaimed recording artists Beck, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon, Rascal Flatts, Jack White, My Morning Jacket and many, many others. The Blackbird Studio complex is also home to Blackbird Audio Rentals. Whether it’s an upcoming studio project or a tour that’s getting ready to hit the road, the TG1 Limiter and T...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    11/20/2013

Anyone who has heard a recent Alicia Keys song, or has attended one of her live concerts during her Set the World on Fire Tour, has experienced the sound of a DPA d:dicate™ Recording Microphone. That’s because engineer Ann Mincieli, who is Keys’ studio technical director and album coordinator and helps with tour programming, uses DPA mics to supply a versatile and pristine sound for Keys’ piano on the road and during studio sessions at Mincieli’s Jungle City Studios in New York.

by    Music Marcom    on    11/18/2013

Iris Cookbook, Synths Sound Library, and 30% off through November 21, 2013 iZotope Inc., Cambridge, MA (November 18, 2013) - iZotope Inc. has released several freebies for Iris users this month. iZotope has created the Iris Cookbook, designed to help make the most out of Iris, a new free Iris Synths sound library with throwbacks to classic synth sounds, and a site-wide sale on all things Iris through November 21, 2013. 

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    11/18/2013

Jason Hook, lead guitarist for heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, is currently using KRK Systems’ VXT8 monitors and 12sHO sub in his home studio, where he holds the additional roles of record producer, songwriter and solo artist. The skilled musician relied on his hard work and life experiences to record the band’s latest album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2, at the fully equipped recording studio that he literally gets to call “home.”


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