Mics At Flyte Tyme Spell Brauner
Cross (left) and Matt Marrin staff engineers at Flyte Tyme Studios
keep their three Brauner VM1 Klaus Heyne Edition mics in constant
use with high profile artists.
Tyme's new five-room music production facility in Santa Monica
only a few months from completion, super-producers Jimmy Jam and
Terry Lewis have purchased two additional Brauner
VM1 Klaus Heyne Edition (KHE) vocal microphones. The new pair
of Brauner mics, plus a third VM1 KHE that has been in constant
use over the last two years with world-acclaimed artists such as
Usher and Janet Jackson, will be the primary vocal microphone in
each of the three vocal booths at Flyte Tyme's new West Coast headquarters.
longtime Flyte Tyme staff engineer Matt Marrin, the production duo
have used the Brauner VM1-KHE with virtually every artist they have
worked with since being introduced to it two years ago by Brad Lunde,
president of Las Vegas Pro Audio, the U.S. distributor for Brauner.
"We were looking for a decent, all-round vocal mic that could
handle a lot of level and be pretty versatile and sound really good,"
one over," he recalls. "We were working on an Usher session.
We tried it on him and he loved it, so we bought it. Then we used
it on several of the cuts." That project was released as "Confessions,"
Usher's massively successful, multi-platinum and multiple award-winning
2004 album release, which also spawned a string of hit singles.
At the new studio
complex, Marrin continues, "We want things to be as standard
as possible, because we have so many projects that we work on at
the same time. So we try to keep the signal chain pretty much the
We're going to have three vocal booths, and we need to have them
set up so that they're always ready to go. We'll have some other
mics available, but the Brauners are going to be our go-to mics."
Jam and Lewis will each have a vocal booth associated with their
production rooms, with a third vocal booth shared by the other three
For the last
four years, Marrin and another key engineer, Ian Cross, along with
Jam and Lewis have been recording in a multi-room facility at The
Village Recorders in West Los Angeles. "We're using a Brauner
on Janet's new record. I just used them with Celine Dion as room
mics on the strings. She's recorded 'Dance With My Father' for the
Luther Vandross tribute album. We also used a Brauner on Mary J.
Blige for that album." The production team also used the Brauner
vocal mic on a number of singles currently enjoying chart success,
including Earth Wind & Fire's "Pure Gold," Gwen Stefani's
"Harajuku Girls" and Jessica Simpson's "These Boots
Are Made For Walkin.'"
Jam & Lewis,
who have a long history with Janet Jackson, have worked with some
of the biggest names in R&B and pop, including - to name only
a few of an extensive list - Mariah Carey, Sting, Boys II Men, Michael
Jackson, and TLC. The production partners, who have a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame, have had over 100 gold, platinum and multi-platinum
records, and have won multiple Grammy Awards, as well as other honors.
They are probably the most successful production duo in contemporary
music history. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have produced 16 number
one pop hits and 25 R&B chart-toppers.
Vegas Pro Audio is the direct sales division of TransAudio
Group. It was created to serve as a conduit between extremely
busy pro audio professionals and boutique high-end equipment manufacturers.
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly
become the premier US importer/distributor for high-end audio. visit
the web sites at: www.lasvegasproaudio.com
product lines include A-Designs
(USA) AEA ribbon microphones (USA), ADT
Loudspeakers (UK), Brauner
Daking & Co. (USA), George
Massenburg Labs (GML) (USA), Heil
Sound (USA); Mercury Audio (USA) Mission Audio (UK) Phoenix
Audio (UK), PAULY
Microphones (UK), Z-Systems (USA) and Weiss
Engineering (Switzerland) and Z Systems (USA).
more info, please email Brad
Lunde at LVPA or Phone (702) 307-2700 or (702) 365-5155 or Fax
In the Black
by: Robert Knight
The $28 Million
Dollar 20th Century Fox film (opens November 18th) begins
with a young Johnny Cash getting ready for his performance at Fulsom
prison in the late 60's. It then proceed to tell his story with
a formulaic flashback to his childhood ... proceeding through his
career, marriage and relationship with June Carter beautifully played
by Reese Witherspoon.
the Line" -- a title drawn from Johnny Cash's song about
the difficulties of avoiding temptation while married -- is essentially
a romance about a couple who are alone together only on-stage. The
two clearly are soul mates, but much stands between them including
Johnny's equally passionate attraction to amphetamines.
Directed by James Mangold, Walk The Line is a chronicle of
country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on
an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in
Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis
and Carl Perkins.
Joaquin Phoenix's (Gladiator) leading role shines with superb delivery
of music from Grammy winner producer T-Bone Burnett (O Brother,
Where Art Thou?, Down from the Mountain, Man of Constant Sorrow)
who expertly handles not only the score but also production of all
the film's music. "What was wonderful about John was he did
what was truthful to him," says Phoenix.
Though Phoenix displays a surprisingly good voice and the ability
to imitate Johnny's deep bass, most would say that lip-synching
like Foxx did in Ray would have worked better. "Like John,
Joaquin has very little interest in the glitz of show business,"
says producer, T-Bone Burnett. Tracks were recorded at Capitol
whose name carries a curious connection to the late Andy Kaufman,
is making a lot of noise on the east coast. Their brand of music:
An accessible vortex of hard-rocking rhythms and melodies. After
release of their debut record in 2000, the band took to the road
on a whirlwind tour of Universities - Maryland, Delaware, Virginia,
Georgetown, Penn State, and Princeton. Next they garnered a weekly
spot playing at their hometown, Ocean City, MD's renowned Hurricane
Club to crowds of 400+.
More recently, Lennex took the grand prize in an ArtistDirect contest
(among 1200 bands) judged by Ska maestro, Dickey Barrett of the
Mighty Bosstones, Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters and Sully of Godsmackthey.
Lennex was also chosen by alternative station WHFS for a coveted
slot at the sold out HFS'tival at RFK Stadium in D.C., playing alongside
platinum artists such as Incubus, Linkin Park, Coldplay and Green
Day (to name just a few). Already in regular rotation at Delaware's
WZBH, is the funky, core-punching anthem "Sumkind", from
their second album, the iridescent, "For the Sake of Simplicity."
A first for an unsigned band at this well regarded rock radio institution.
Hear the music at MySpace
Sovereign Distribution Strategy
98LB Weakling's Berlin
The next rock band to take LA by storm? According to Sovereign,
it's Los Angeles' 98lb Weakling who debued their first of 3 planned
EP releases on Sovereign Digital on October.
In what might
be called a "platform release strategy," each participating
digital retail partner will be granted exclusive releases in regards
to the new EP for a particular period of time. iTunes and AOL Music
will lead the release beginning October 4th with the exclusive iTunes
release of the six-song EP "Berlin." "Berlin"
will be exclusive to iTunes until January 1, 2006, at which point
it will become available through other online retailers. Other future
releases by 98lb Weakling on Sovereign Digital include the band's
2nd EP, "London," scheduled for a January 10, 2006 premiere
and "New York," the third EP, to be released in April
of 2006. Following the three-month period of exclusivity for each
EP, they will be available through most online retail outlets as
well as the 98lb Weakling and Sovereign Artists websites. The price
for the EP "Berlin" on iTunes is set at $4.49 for the
release and .99 cents per individual song.
was personally selected by Apple execs to kick-off the debut of
the phone and it was also the theme song to the new Discovery Channel
reality series, "The Gym.," to premiere in October.
Sovereign Artists, the two-year-old record label whose eclectic
artist roster includes Heart, Don Grusin, Bill Frisell/Petra Haden,
The Crickets, Loudon Wainwright, Chris Hillman and Dee Dee Bridgewater,
is set to makes its first major foray into the world of exclusive-to-online
digital sales with the release "Berlin."
from Prairie Sun Recording
studio owner, Mark (Mooka) Rennick, engineer/producer, Michael Lardie
(Great White) at Prairie Sun Recording
Sun was the site for the new Eric Gales record, featuring Eric's
blistering blues-rock guitar and raw, honest vocals (recorded with
a Neumann M 49 one of the studio's many vintage mics). "They
just wrapped up after 3 1/2 weeks of rehearsal, tracking, and mixing.
The sessions made good use of all three studios and nearly every
piece of gear on the farm," says manager Nick Tipp.
Produced by Mike Varney for the Shrapnel
Label Group's Blues Bureau Records, with Jason D'ottavio as
tracking engineer, the album was mixed by Prairie Sun founder "Mooka"
Rennick. According to Mooka, the album is some of his best mixing
work, allowing him to fully utilize the SSL and multitude of outboard
gear in studio A. It was mastered by Tim Gennert and Mooka for Eugene
may be known for virtuoso guitar acts, but Eric's guitar work is
unique in that it seems to flow so naturally from the greats who
inspired him that it is at once familiar and unexpected, classic
and contemporary," says Rennick.
Meanwhile, as Eric was staying in the cabin and was tracking in
B and C, Dancehall artist RawSun was in the guest house and Studio
A, working with engineer Adam Muñoz on an upcoming collaboration
with international star Fiji for Island Records called Coconut Island,
slated for release Jan 12th. RawSun's earlier work this year at
Prairie Sun will also be heard on "Rated-R" from Jahnra
Music Group/Hard Eight Records, out on Dec 6th.
Following RawSun in the guest house was Holy Mountain drums and
bass duo OM, working once again with longtime engineer Billy Anderson
(Mr. Bungle, The Melvins) on a set of extended explorations of thickly
fuzzed bass riffs and thumping drums punctuated by thematic, nearly-chanted
vocals. For this project, Anderson and OM layered bass amps, mics,
and tracks the way most metal bands treat guitars, all recorded
through Studio B and C's pristine vintage Neve consoles. The final
mix in A of this sound, with drum tracks that emphasize round, roomy
tones, results in a warm wall of heavy music all their own.
Rome At Star
(as space girl then) and now singing with Rome at Star City
an icon in the music industry, is currently working on his latest
project at StarCity
Recording Company, a world-class facility located in Bethlehem,
PA. A celebrated producer, conductor and arranger for legendary
artists like Lou Rawls, Dionne Warwick, Tony Bennett, Bob Hope,
Dusty Springfield and Sammy Davis, Rome is producing, arranging
and conducting a collection of ballads performed by recording artist
Innovator and Jazz Producer George Avakian Honored
photo: Avaru Avakian
the legendary jazz producer will be honored with the Professional
of the Year Award at APS' 34th Annual Professional of the Year banquet,
scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Music Center's Dorothy
Chandler Pavilion. Avakian produced records with Benny Goodman,
Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Louis
Armstrong, among countless others.
lead, Columbia became the first major label to enter the field of
live pop and jazz recording, at a time when only smaller specialty
labels such as Norman Gram's Clef were doing it. Later he signed
Miles Davis, which also brought John Coltrane to Columbia in his
prime. In the summer of 1955, Avakian issued the first and perhaps
best LP sampler ever, I Like Jazz, a capsule jazz history, intelligently
annotated, that sold for only $1 and served as a powerful marketing
tool showcasing the Columbia catalog.
For information regarding the event please contact the APS (email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or voicemail: 818-685-9946).
To Grammy Producers Wing Director
Academy® has named Maureen Droney as Executive Director of the
Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing). In her new position,
Droney will report to Angelia Bibbs-Sanders, Recording Academy Vice
President of Member Services. Droney will be responsible for managing
the daily activities of the Producers & Engineers Wing, as well
as using her technical expertise to further develop programs for
its members and leadership. The P&E Wing provides The Recording
Academy with a vehicle to reach a specific constituency, to craft
advocacy positions, and to better address the daily concerns of
strive to grow and develop its programs and services, Maureen's
vast knowledge and expertise will further strengthen and expand
the P&E Wing's initiatives as we move forward with our Academy's
plans for the future." said Recording Academy President Neil
than 15 years of experience as a recording engineer, as well as
her extensive project management skills and her exceptional relationships
with manufacturers, Maureen is a welcome addition to our team,"
Connecticut, Droney has worked in the music recording industry for
more than 20 years. She began her career as an assistant engineer
at the legendary Automatt Studios in San Francisco, where she trained
with such notable producers and engineers as Fred Catero, Jim Gaines,
Leslie Ann Jones, David Kahne, and Ron Nevison. She went on to become
a freelance engineer on projects for George Benson, Whitney Houston,
John Hiatt, Tower of Power and Santana, among many others, including
Santana's GRAMMY®-winning album BluesFor Salvador. She holds
a degree in broadcast communication arts from California State University,
San Francisco, and has taught seminars in the theory and practice
of audio engineering for facilities including ABC Television and
Radio, CBS Television, and Deluxe Film Labs Post Production. Most
recently, Droney was executive vice president/general manager of
the Kiva Family of Studios, which includes the House of Blues Studios
in Los Angeles and Memphis, and East Iris in Nashville. She is the
author of Mix Masters, a book of interviews with top engineers,
and a regular contributor to numerous audio and performing arts
publications, as well as, for the last 10 years, the Los Angeles
editor for Mix magazine.
Two Studios = 1
New York's Sound On Sound Joins Right Track
Sound On Sound will close its doors at 322 West 45th St. and relocate
its staff and key equipment to the premises at Right
Track just blocks away in the heart of Manhattan on October
The sum of our
new company will be greater than our individual parts. Well
be maintaining the best of both companies; we wont be losing
any of the qualities that makes each of us special, says Dave
Amlen, CEO of SOS. Recognized as one of the premier recording studios
on the East Coast for many years, Right Track features two production
rooms and four music-recording studios with full 24-bit digital
and high-end analog environments.
Outfits Composer Project Studio For Jeffery Alan Jones
Jones' remodeled project facility, Alan Audio Works, features a
350 square foot, 5.1-channel control room that connects to a pair
of live tracking rooms and a vocal/voice-over booth.
Jones is a highly experienced producer, arranger, composer and pianist.
He has composed music for several feature films, television shows,
documentaries and commercials, including "Man, Woman, Film,"
"Blind Heat" and "Fair Play." His remodeled
project facility, Alan Audio Works, features 5.1-channel control
room that connects to a pair of live tracking rooms and a vocal/voice-over
New outboards supplied by MW Audio include an Avalon Designs AD2022
Class A Dual-mono Mic Pre-Amplifier, Genelec 1030A Monitors and
companion 7060 Subwoofer, Neumann U87 and KM-184 condenser microphones,
an AKG C414 B-XLII large-capsule condenser and a Sennheiser MHK416
shotgun mic for ADR and related sessions. For more info contact
If you live
in the greater LA region, don't miss an exhibition of Keiko
Kasai's work, one piece indoors called "Black Glacier"
and an outdoor installation comprised of six pieces. Pictured here
is a detail of "Morsels," carved out of deep red/black
granite and pierced by two 8-foot wooden rods coated in sumi ink
The show also features new work by Jesse Simon comprised of foam,
resin, and wood, i.e., surfboards that have been ingeniously re-purposed.
Look for the contrast of heavy and light, ancient and modern. Opening
Reception, Saturday, October 22, from 5-9 pm. Works on view through
November 26, 2005. Patricia
Faure Gallery 2525 Michigan Avenue, B7, Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, California 90404
Fundraising Efforts for The New Orleans Musicians Clinic & Billy
Roy Rogers and The Delta Rhythm Kings Helping Friends In
Known as one
of the best slide players in the USA today, Roy Rogers raised over
$1,000 for The
New Orleans Musicians Clinic on his radio show "Under The
Influence" on KRSH (95.9 and 95.5 FM) in Santa Rosa, California.
"This great region of our country is filled with a bounty of
amazing musicians, history and art. As a lot of you know Roy and
I have been going to New Orleans for years and even spent our honeymoon
there. Weve just always felt that it was such a special place
in Americas culture. So now it's time to get in to gear...,"
says wife, Gaynell Rogers.
On a sad note,
drummer Billy Lewis was diagnosed with cancer this last summer.
On Dec. 5th Roy Rogers and The Delta Rhythm Kings will be hosting
a benefit for Billy and his family in San Francisco at Slim's with
an all star cast of characters including Tommy Castro Band with
some very special guests. Meantime, Mike
Hyman from Louisville, Kentucky will be playing with the band this
fall. Vist www.roy-rogers.com
for show details.
Roy Rogers and
The Delta Rhythm Kings are out on the road to support the national
distribution of their new album, Live! At the Big Room from The
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company now available through Tower, Virgin
and major retailers. The shows this month will take the band to
South East and North East -- Atlanta, Charlotte, Norfolk and Arlington
Virginia as well as Ohio and New York.
Walden Studio Plans
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Grueneisen, AIA nonzero\architecture
studio bau:ton, LLC T. (213) 251-9791 F. (213) 251-9795
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Legendary Motown artist Smokey Robinson and his wife, Frances, have
listed their estate in a gated Chatsworth development at $10.5 million.
Furnishings are extra.
who recently released the album "My World: The Definitive Collection,"
and his wife, an interior designer, will live primarily in Las Vegas,
where they have a home."We
will always have a home in the L.A. area," she said, adding
that they decided to sell "because this is just too much house
With 9,000 square
feet on 2 1/2 acres, according to the Multiple Listing Service,
the house has seven bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms. It was built in
bought the home three years ago, and Frances took a year to redo
it. She designed the crystal and wrought-iron chandelier in the
three-story domed entry, which has a sweeping staircase; replaced
marble with cherrywood on the floors; and created a 35mm soundproof
theater with eight reclining leather chairs.
There are three
family rooms, three kitchens, 10 fireplaces, a wine cellar and a
gym. The master bath has a sauna and a fireplace. Another bedroom
is used strictly for his golf gear.
Berry Gordy a prominent figure in Robinson's career as a
singer, leader of the R&B group the Miracles and producer of
other Motown greats is often a guest and has his own bedroom
The estate has
a couple of nooks and crannies where Smokey likes to work. "He
writes in his office and could cut a record in the room if he wanted,"
said Frances, while ushering around visitors. In the backyard, past
a pool, spa, waterfalls, detached guesthouse and outdoor living
room, there is a red-rock bluff where Smokey goes to write songs
(By Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer).
From the creative folks at Hammacher
Schlemmer & Co the
first luggage with a built-in music system that provides the clear,
robust sound of a home stereo. The luggage contains two embedded
3" stereo speakers, an amplifier, and a 4" integral subwoofer
for deep, powerful sound with almost no loss of packing space. A
connection jack accommodates an iPod® or any sound device with
a headphone jack. The luggage also includes a jack that allows you
to add your own microphone, transforming the suitcase into a public
address system for presentations. Cost: $329.95
CBS' Star Studded Concerts Kicks Off New York Fall Fashion Week
And Raises Money For Katrina
Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B. - Gwen L.A.M.B. ROCK
Steady Fashion ICON Doll $79.99;
Beyonce and Tina Knowles pose
for photos during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 at Bryant Park
February 7, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty
A 2 hour television special of this year's concert was broadcast
on CBS television Friday, September 9. In addition to abundant tributes
to the fashion world, the show provided multiple appeals to support
the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The hosts for
the event were Sugar Ray's lead vocalist Mark McGrath, with model
good looks, and Poppy Montgomery, star of the TV series Without
a Trace. The second annual FASHION ROCKS was a star-studded concert
honoring the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music
and featured performances by some of the music industries' biggest
stars: David Bowie, Destiny's Child (in their last televised appearance
as a group), Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw, Nelly,
Shakira, Gwen Stefani, Joss Stone, The Arcade Fire and Rob Thomas.
and Arcade Fire - Initially Bowie took the stage solo to perform
his classic "Life On Mars." Decked out for the song with
black eye and bandaged hand, he surely sent many fans to the Internet
searching for word. The iconic rocker is still renowned for his
wardrobe choices. In September, he also became a published author
with the release of Moonage Daydream which features his commentary
on his explosive Ziggy Stardust era, alongside equally provocative
photographs by Mick Rock. "I'm far more interested in the theatrical
implications of clothes than I am in everyday fashion," says
and mom Tina Knowles announce that The House of Dereon (named after
Tina's mom, a seamstress who was family's fashion inspiration) has
signed a licensing agreement with G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GIII) to collaborate on the design, marketing and distribution of
an exclusive comprehensive collection of outerwear. This young contemporary
women's line is expected to launch in time for the holiday delivery
to better specialty and department stores throughout the country.
Beyonce and Tina Knowles pose for photos during Olympus Fashion
Week Fall 2005 at Bryant Park February 7, 2005 in New York City.
(Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)
Beyonce Knowles said, "We want to launch an extraordinary outerwear
collection for the Holiday season ... the perfect coat to complement
our fashion line."
LAMB Fall Collection Sample
Todays most innovative style maverick might be Gwen Stefani
with her trademark platinum blonde hair and bold red lipstick. Shes
forged an original look wearing clothes of her own design. From
her roots as bindi-bearing ska chanteuse to her current entourage
of flamboyantly dressed harajuku girls, she is always a step ahead.
Stefani also infuses her signature style into her blockbuster fashion
line L.A.M.B., named for her smash hit solo album Love. Angel. Music.
Baby. Ck out available items on Ebay
here or visit
LAMB at Nordstroms here
Woodstock Film Festival
The 2005 Woodstock
Film Festival (9/28 -Oct2) was one of the premiere spots to
tap into the independent film world. This years program included
an outstanding collection of over 150 films, panels, concerts and
special events in Woodstock, NY and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck,
Hunter and Rosendale.
offered screening of Lonesome
Jim, directed by Steve Buscemi and starring Casey Affleck,
Liv Tyler. Director Atom
The Truth Lies which stars Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth
closed the festival.
BMI and WACBIZ
presented SEE IT HEAR FIRST where emerging songwriter artists and
recent signings including Brendan James (Capital Records), Adriano
Sciavo, Jeremy Gregory (WB), Missy Higgins (WB), Mieka Pauley, and
Art, Religion, Music and Architecture
The Hollywood Cat (THC) Reporting From AES
And The Tec
Awards Goes To...
sound editors and other audio professionals behind Eric Claptons
Crossroads Guitar Festival, Ray Charles Genius Loves Company
album and Universal Pictures Ray, were among the many winners
at the 21st Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards,
held this evening at the New York Marriott Marquis. Industry's finest
creative talents witnessed the induction of legendary producer/engineer
Arif Marden into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame, and the presentation
of the prestigious Les Paul Award to David Byrne. Atlantic Records
founder, Ahmet Eregun presented the Hall of Fame Award to Mardin,
who produced chart-topping hits for artists such as Aretha Franklin,
the Bee Gees, Bette Midler and many others. Highlighting the presentation
was a surprise performance of Through the Fire, by Chaka
Khan, in tribute to Mardin. Other winners for Creative Achievement
were the production crew of Green Days American Idiot
(Record Production/Single or Track); the sound crew for U2s
:Vertigo tour (Tour Sound Production); 24 (Television Sound
Production); as well as the design team behind New York City's Jazz
at Lincoln Center Studio (Studio Design Project). In the category
of Technical Achievement, the 16 winners included the Solid State
Logic AWS 900 (Large Format Consoles); Mackie Designs Onyx
1640 (Small Format Consoles) and Big Knob (Ancillary Equipment);
the Yamaha PM5D (Sound Reinforcement Consoles); Digidesigns
Pro Tools 6.7 (Workstation Technology); the Waves L3 Maximizer (Signal
Processing Technology/Software); Apogee Electronics Rosetta
200 (Digital Converter Technology); Shures SLX Series Wireless
(Wireless Technology); and Harman Pro Groups Crown Commercial
Audio Series (Amplifier Technology), AKG C414B-XLS/C414B-XLII (Microphone
Technology/ Studio) and JBL VerTec VT4888DP (Sound Reinforcement
Moderator Dave Adelson and panelists Michael Caplan, Susan Butler,
Jonathan Daniel, Robert Hurwitz and George Massenburg
& Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy® presented the
GRAMMY® SoundTable panel "Death Of The Record Business?
Rebirth Of The Music Business: Part II" at the AES Convention
at New York's Javits Center on Oct. 7
During a champagne toast at the show: Phil Wagner, SSL U.S. president;
Piers Plaskitt, SSL group commercial director; David Engelke, SSL
co-owner; and Antony David, SSL managing director.
Logic had much to celebrate at the AES show, welcoming new products,
new faces and a new era. In addition to the LMC-1 Plug-In, SSL introduced
the C300 digital console for post production and film, XLogic X-Rack
Dynamics Package and XLogic E Signature Channel. The company also
announced a new strategic vision, with the intention to expand on
its core business and develop further products for DAW users.
25 Years of Lunching with Legends by Mr. Bonzai
at the AES book signing event are Mr. Bonzai and Les Paul.
Artist Pro announced
the publication of the hardcover edition of the book authored by
award-winning photographer, author and renowned chronicler of the
music industry, Mr. Bonzai. Les Paul was among the guests at The
AES 2005 launch party and two-day champagne celebrations.
and inspiring anthology features over 400 photographs, many never-before
published, and 160 interviews with popular music artists, songwriters,
producers, including Leonard Cohen, Devo, Geoff Emerick, Peter Gabriel,
Eddie Kramer, k.d. lang, David Lynch, George Massenburg, George
Martin, Robert Moog, Willie Nelson, Les Paul, Phil Ramone, Carlos
Santana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Al Schmitt, Don Was, Brian Wilson,
Stevie Wonder, and Frank Zappa, to name a few.
to thank all the readers who came by to get the book signed, and
also thank the many subjects from the book who came by to add to
the festivities. And here is one of the 160 legends, Les Paul, who
turned 90 this year and has a new album out with his friends and
guitar legends," says Mr Bonzai. Faces of Music is now available
for immediate shipment at Amazon.com
Meet Me At
Midem Jan 2006
22-26, 9,300 music professionals from 92 countries will meet for
another five days of meetings. Theyll discover new sounds
and services, explore business opportunities, learn about tomorrows
industry, make deals, enjoy live music and party.
Keynotes confirmed to-date: EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli (photo);
Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, the man behind
the coffee chains music retailing initiative; Patricia Langrand,
senior EVP of content for France Telecom; and Nokias EVP and
general manager of multimedia Anssi Vanjoki Registration
1, 1934 -- Oct 2005
The jazz pianist
and vocalist who got her start opening for Miles Davis died at the
age of 71, after an extended battle with diabetes. Ron Goldstein,
President & CEO of her label, the Verve Music Group, comments
Horn was a true innovator."
entered a renaissance when she signed with Verve Records in 1986.
She went on to release several acclaimed albums, and was featured
at major jazz festivals and venues around the globe. Horn was nominated
for multiple Grammys and won the award in 1991 for best jazz vocal
performance. Last year, Horn was honored as a jazz master last year
by the National Endowment for the Arts.
to be referred to as a good singer of good songs in good taste,"
she told The Associated Press in a 1991 interview.
And here's couple
of Trick or Treaters
from UK (The Banks Family)...saying, Happy Halloween.
Sweet Music to All!