Devils Drum Corps is the most decorated outfit in the history
of Drum Corps International (DCI) and have taken first place in
DCI's World Championship twelve times - more than any other corps
in the world. Their performances explode with precision and speed
that suggest not a collection of humans, but rather a tightly-governed
organic machine. John Loose, AV Services Manager for Dolby Laboratories,
recognized that a Blue Devils performance captured in full HD video
and accompanied by 96kHz, 24-bit, 7.1-surround sound would make
for an extremely compelling demonstration of Dolby's technologies
for use by its licensees. He relied on two 8-channel, extended-frequency
and fast-transient-response True
Systems Precision 8 mic pres to capture the Blue Devils performance
with realism that is, because of the surround imaging, arguably
even more astounding than a live performance.
Since the Blue
Devils were already planning to record an HD Video documentary
of their preparations and performance at the 2007 DCI World Championships
in Madison, Wisconsin, Loose and associate Adam Pinch arranged to
record the entirety of their performance in a private session using
the beautiful acoustics of the city's Overture Center for the Arts.
Although the duo had eight channels of Focusrite preamps, they knew
that they wouldn't be nearly enough and contacted Wisconsin-based
Full Compass to rent additional preamps to feed their Pro Tools
"Because we didn't know how much space we'd have for the gear,
we wanted eight-channel strips to minimize our footprint,"
explained Loose. "We needed something that was super clean
with great pads to beat back the high SPLs we were expecting. In
addition, the fact that we were recording at 96kHz meant that our
front-end would do better with an extended frequency response. Because
Systems Precision 8 is utterly transparent, has ample headroom,
and captures frequencies all the way out to 500kHz, it more than
fulfilled our requirements." They rented two Precision 8s to
bring their full track count to twenty-four.
The Blue Devils Drum Corps "A" consists of five bass drummers,
six snare drummers, and four tom, or "tenor," drummers.
All of the drummers stand, and the bass drummers use both sides
of their drums, marching-band style. "One of the tricky parts
of this was that everyone is in close proximity, and the bass drum
performance in particular features a lot of stick movement,"
said Loose. "Since we were also doing video, we wanted to minimize
the visibility of the mics." Together, these factors suggested
shotgun mics for the bass drums. They used several Sennheiser MKH
416 shotguns positioned on the floor and angled up at the sweet
spot of a few of the bass drums. Loose added, "The Precision
8 was great because we could flip the phase on one side and come
away with a remarkably solid bass drum sound."
Loose and Pinch used Shure Beta 98DS clip-on mics for the top and
bottom of a few of the snare drummers and ran the snare's quick
transients through the equally quick response of the Precision 8.
The sheer number of tenor drums, six to a player - 24 in all - created
a close-miking problem. They opted to record the high toms of one
drummer, the mid toms of another, and the low toms of a third using
Sennheiser MD 421 dynamics inserted into the toms from below ("Phil
Collins style") and preamplified by the Focusrite. Finally,
Loose and Pinch used the Precision 8s for two AKG 414s and the rear
channel outputs from a Holophone surround microphone for ambience.
"The Precision 8s sounded amazing," Loose concluded. "Their
fast transient response makes for some very snappy drums. When you
watch and listen to the performance on HD DVD or Blue Ray in full
96kHz, 24-bit, 7.1 sound at a respectable volume, it will make your
heart race and your hairs stand up!"
-- A Good Sounding A to D Converter & Word clock
TransAudio Group, a premier sales and marketing representative
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the availability of the Drawmer
A2D2, an AES Grade 1 dual stereo output analog-to-digital converter.
The stereo A/D converter offers dual simultaneous stereo outputs,
each with separately selectable sample rates, and additionally provides
three word clock outputs, allowing the A2D2 to also act as a master
For maximum flexibility, the stereo A/D converter in the A2D2 provides
simultaneous dual stereo outputs that may each be selected to different
sample rates, including 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176 and 192kHz. This
permits, for example, the output of a high-resolution 192kHz version
with a simultaneous lower resolution 44.1kHz version. Each digital
output has a selectable word length of 16 or 24 bits, with automatic
Level control of the dual Burr Brown analog input stages is via
fully variable front panel rotary controls, operating over the range
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input. +Accurate 24-segment peak reading LED bar meters display
incoming signal levels from -50dBfs to 0dBfs and also include separate
overload LED indicators.
The A2D2 incorporates an AES Grade 1 standard low jitter clock generator
and offers three word clock outputs to allow the unit to act as
master clock generator. An external clock input allows the user
to select an alternative clock source without having to re-route
clock cables. The A2D2 uses a linear power supply to minimize interference
with the internal clocks.
Noted Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group, the US distributor
for Drawmer "A good sounding A to D converter that delivers
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I don't know of another converter that delivers a 96 or 192 main
output and a 44.1 copy at the same time."
is the ideal no-nonsense solution for anyone seeking a simple high
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The unit incorporates an AES Grade 1 master clock generator with
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with future high-speed clocks, supporting 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4,
192, 352.8 and 384kHz clock rates at extremely low jitter. "I
thinks it's very smart for Drawmer to expand its clock range to
include a universal efficient, simple, precision master clock from
44.1 to 384kHz with ten outputs, making it useful for years to come,"
says Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. "Drawmer designed
the M-Clock to easily facilitate digital recordings easily and simply."
info on True
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TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has
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Expresso Cat Walk And Talk...
Sardina, Artist Gor,
Hans Veldhuizen, NovaTunes Founder and President, Claris Sayadian-Dodge
of studioexpresso, producer Greg
Maple Jam Records, NovaTunes Senior VP of Marketing & Sales
man, Steve Rosenblatt
studioexpresso producers met up with Hans Veldhuizen, Founder and
President of NovaTunes in beautiful Venice California on April 10
to learn about this revolutionary new music distribution model --Itunes
The online store allows artist to manage their music sales and splits
and connect to fans easily. The true Venice Beach Bohemian lifestyle
comes alive on the block near the sandy beaches where NovaTunes
headquarters are located. First you enter the unassuming graffiti
covered door and find pleasant space that includes rehearsal suitable
for showcasing artists and offices with an open rooftop offering
ocean views and blue skies!
NovaTunes accepts material in the singer-songwriter and guitar rock
and world genres and plans to release music from new artists each
week. We like studioexpresso communitys filtered music
content artists working with trusted names in the industry
and talent being nurtured and developed appeals to us. Were
inviting studioexpresso producers to submit an artist from expresso10
for a compilation album distributed by NovaTunes," says Senior
VP A&R / Artist Development, John Wooler.
Music fans can listen to full albums of all the artists on NovaTunes,
and if they like what they hear, purchase music directly from the
artist. Frequent purchasers will gain All Access membership, which
allows them to download music and pay for it later. Artists receive
70% of music revenue at the moment of purchase. "The back end
system of NovaTunes offers artists and managers transparent online
accounting system and I think thats going to set NovaTunes
apart from other distributors. That means revenue that comes into
NovaTunes from sales, you get the proceeds immediately," says
Claris Dodge of studioexpresso. "Since our on-line sales are
through paypal or credit card we are able to pay the artist almost
immediately after each sale into an account that the artist or his
manager/label can control," says Veldhuizen. "We do not
sign artists, we think artists should own their own masters (crazy,
I know), we license their work to sell on line. Our agreements are
non-exclusive so the artist can continue doing all the good things
they are doing for their career, just add us into the mix,"
The music on
NovaTunes is sold in a new digital album format called the 'DP'
(a 'Download Pack' with music tracks, printable artwork and often
an iPod ready video). Most of the DPs sell for $7. The music is
available in 5 different high quality formats: 192 and 320 kbps
AAC/MP3 as well as in WAV-format, all for one low price. NovaTunes
downloads are DRM-free, and thus playable on any computer, MP3 player
or iPod. "NovaTunes is built on respect for the artist and
the music fan," says founder Hans Veldhuizen. "We strongly
believe there are people out there who are willing to support the
artists they like and pay for music, provided that its reasonably
priced, easy to download, and come without any annoying restrictions."
5 different Download Formats are offered. NOTE: If you're using
an iPod - AAC is the preferred format with better sound quality
and less file size. If you're not using an iPod, MP3 is the preferred
format, since it will work with any audio player. 192kbps bit rate
is the preferred option for any portable player, including the iPod.
320kbps bit rate provides a slightly enhanced audio playback quality
but also increases the file size and download time. WAV files are
the actual mastering quality and are over 500 Mb download (1/2 a
Gb)! According to NovaTunes website, large downloads requires a
VERY good Internet connection. An estimated download time for WAVE
files, on a very good connection can be + 30 minutes * You have
a total of 5 downloads per purchased DP.
via email firstname.lastname@example.org
to attend the next
NovaTune Open House For studioexpresso producers
Thursday May 8th, high 12noon
Space is limited to 12
we are remaking that cool record store we all used to hang out in,
where you'd discover new music, only we are doing it on line,"
says Senior VP of Marketing & Sales, Steve Rosenblatt who offers
to give a full power point presentation along with a brief video
from one of NovaTunes Artists Board of Advisors, Graham Nash.
"We think this will lead to good discussion of how NovaTunes
can help our producers get new music into the marketplace,"
on NovaTunes? Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Leon Russell, Over
The Rhine, Van Dyke Parks, David Crosby and about 40 up-and- coming
artists. Signing up is free! Take a Listen!
record boss Clive Davis, 76, is stepping down as CEO of Sony
BMG Music. In his 55 year career Davis signed Janis Joplin,
Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen. He
will reportedly take on another creative post at the label. Davis
is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.
Barry Weiss, 49, the chief of the companys Zomba Label Group,
will become chairman and chief executive of the BMG Label Group,
overseeing RCA and Zomba, and an array of artists like Justin Timberlake,
Alicia Keys, OutKast and Kelly Clarkson. The pop hits that Mr. Davis
is known for delivering (ie: Alicia Keys sold 3.4 million copies
since its release last year) typically require the kind of expensive
videos and marketing campaigns that labels are reluctant to finance
at a time when music sales have been sliding. Sony BMGs decision
to promote Mr. Weiss underscores the idea that hits alone cannot
save the industry. As head of BMG, Weiss will oversee RCA Records,
Jive, J Records, LaFace, Arista, Volcano, Verity, GospoCentric and
Fo Yo Soul. Weiss, on the other hand, personally oversees many of
his artists creative decisions, and has also enjoyed his share
of chart success with acts like Chris Brown and T-Pain. However,
he also has a reputation for tightly managing expenses, and being
savvier about the digital revolution. T-Pains hits, for example,
have had considerable success as ring tones, the kind of high-margin,
low-glamour products that are becoming more important to labels
bottom lines. Richard Sanders, now president for global market,
with become head of international. Mr. Davis will continue to work
with some acts and report directly to the Sony BMG chief executive,
Rolf Schmidt-Holz. Many of Mr. Daviss recent successes came
from American Idol, which places certain artists with
various divisions of BMG. BMG tried to move Mr. Davis aside once
before, in 2000, ostensibly because of a mandatory retirement policy.
Antonio Reid succeeded him at Arista, the label Mr. Davis founded
in 1975. But after vocal protests from artists and executives
and a considerable amount of media coverage BMG executives
made a deal to commit $150 million to start J Records as a joint
venture with Mr. Davis. (BMG bought the remaining half of J in 2002.)
Although Mr. Daviss employment contract was not up until next
year, this will give the company a succession plan.The business
is under tremendous pressure, and its very tough to maintain
profits as they were in preceding years, said Danny Goldberg,
a former record company president who now runs the management firm
Gold Village Entertainment.
BMG label group is overseen by Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO of Sony BMG
Music Entertainment. Sony BMG said that Davis will continue to work
with top artists in his new position as chief creative officer Sony
Richards wants to open a guitar museum. The Rolling Stones guitarist
has a collection of around 3,000 guitars and is considering showing
them off to the public. The 64-year-old rocker said: 'Ive
probably got too many (guitars)...Its an incredible collection
of beautiful instruments but I only play about ten of them, and
guitars have to be played." Richards has also considered giving
away some of his instruments as gifts, because a lot of his guitars
were originally given to him as presents. He added: 'I dont
know what Ive done to deserve that. Ive been one of
the biggest a**holes in the world!' His fans would not agree with
McCartney will perform live to hundreds of thousands of people
in Independence Square, Kiev, Ukraine. Dubbed, the Independence
Concert, the FREE event organized by Victor
Pinchuk Foundation, will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2008,
and will be broadcasted live on Novy TV. "The historic concert
will be shown on screens in cities across the Ukraine for those
who cant make it to Kiev," says the organizer.
A wealthy businessman
who made his fortune in steel, Pinchuk is the son-in-law of former
Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma and founder of a namesake charitable
foundation that supports social issues ranging from health care
to human rights.Coinciding with the concert, the Pinchuk Art Centre
will mount a show featuring 40 of McCartney's paintings, with the
singer to personally open the exhibition in Kiev. He played for
90,000 in Moscow's Red Square in 2003.
In related art
news, Paul's beloved wife, Linda McCartney's Photographs (BW above)
will be part of a special exhibit in UK from April 25 - July 19,
2008; Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00
PM; Admission FREE James
Hyman Gallery and Paul McCartney announced the exhibition of
28 platinum photographs by Linda McCartney. This is the first major
exhibition of platinum prints by Linda McCartney to be presented
with the full support of Paul McCartney and his family. This exhibition
is the result of a three-year collaboration with gallerist and art
historian James Hyman. Tel. +44 (0)20 7494 3857 email@example.com
Costello has released his new album 'Momofuku' on vinyl because
he says "this is how it sounds best'. Video of the day is Paramore
'That's What You Get.' Elvis says the 'Momofuku' title is actually
a reference to the man who invented the Cup Noodle, Momofuku Ando!
'Momofuku' is available now on vinyl from Costello's website. The
album comes with instructions on how to also download the album.
A CD version will follow on May 5th. In a posting at his website,
Costello explains that the album was made so quickly that "I
didn't even tell myself about it for a couple weeks".
who says he regularly studies thesauruses to expand his understanding
of the English language, is reported to have the soccer champ, David
Beckham to rap on his upcoming record. The pair are also said
to be planning to release a range of yes, it's not a typo, slippers!
David appeared as a guest on Warner Bros. The Ellen DeGeneres Show
on April 24
Lopez and Marc
Anthony baptised their twins on Saturday, April 12. The couple
then hosted a reception attended by their closest friends and family
members at their nearby Brookville house. Max and Emme didn't cry
at all! It was recently reported 'El Cantante' actor Marc bought
his 38-year-old wife a $300,000 eight-carat yellow canary diamond
ring to celebrate the birth of the twins. "Your heart is connected
to them (the children). With all the things that Marc and I have
accomplished in our lives, this is the biggest thing that will ever
be," says the happy mom.
Andalucia, SPAIN Firday-Sunday May 16 - 18, 2008
Blast off is almost here for the musically galactic, Latino romantic
and beautifully climactic Spanish music festival
Coldcut, Pendulum, The Nextmen, JFB & Beardyman, Evil Nine,
Bad Manners, Transformer, Serge Santiago, Icicle, Groove Allegiance,
Babyhead, Zen Hussies. tix: http://rocketfestival.com/en/content/bus-uk
on from last years sold out event that brought us The
of the Pier, These
New Puritans, Friendly
Fires and Simian
Mobile Disco amongst others, War Child Music's annual dance
party, ARMY OF YOU, returns again on Thursday 29 May, this year
at the Scala, Kings Cross, UK. ARMY OF YOU aims to raise awareness
of and funds for, War Child an international child protection agency
that works with the most marginalised children child soldiers,
street kids and children in prison in Iraq, Afghanistan,
the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda www.warchild.org.uk
has become the new standard for inventory and scheduling management
in studios now celebrating its 10th anniversary with record breaking
sales of Studio Suite 8. "Our user-base is growing by leaps
and bounds: well over 3,000 users at well over 1,000 studios,"
says AlterMedia president, Joel
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Theater Of The Mind
l-r: Billy Sherwood and Jim Ladd at Archlight, Hollywood with young
The record release
party for Jim
Ladd's Headsets Chapter 1 "Alone Out Here" at the
Hollywood Arclight Theater in April looked like a cult convention.
My twenty-something friend fit right home which was pretty strange.
But, once you hear the universal theme of the music and song messages,
you realize that no matter what age group or generation, the music
makes you belong! the CD was presented in its entirety, along with
a full length video edited skillfully that tells the story of an
astronaut who finds himself marooned in space on a one way trip
into infinity. Along with original songs and spoken word pieces
that tell this incredible story.
Wear this "Headsets"
and take an intimate journey of theater of the mind... Jim Ladd's
radio show "Headsets" live on KLOS, 95.5 FM reached millions
of fans. Now Ladd and ex-Yes/current Circa: guitarist Billy Sherwood
have joined forces on this album that was released mid December.
Songs included: "Universal Garden" from the YES album
"Open Your Eyes", "The Lonesome Trail" from
Conspiracy, and "One World Going Round" from World Trade
"Euphoria". Also featured is a remake of the Rolling Stones'
"2000 Light Years from Home" performed by Billy Bob Thornton,
and a hypnotic tribal drum solo performed by John Densmore of The
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AES Convention Committee: L-T-R. Bert Kraaijpoel, Tin Jonker and
Roland Bolz, Student Sessions; Peter Swarte, Chairman; Frits Vroom,
AV Facilities; Alex Balster, Historical Events; Michiel van Eeden,
AV Facilities; Steven van Raalte, Advisor R&D Target Group;
Diemer de Vries, Papers & Posters; Ben Kok Workshops & Tutorials,
Rinus Boone, Papers & Posters; Roger Furness, Executive Director;
Gis?le Clark, Marketing Support; Han Tendeloo, General Support:
Menno van der Veen, Technical Tours and Thierry Bergmans, Exhibition
& Registration. Not pictured are: Florian Camerer, Broadcast
Sessions; Martin Wöhr, Advisor R&D Target Group; Stan Tempelaars,
Historical Events; Stefani Renner, Communications & PR and Jan
Romijn, Special Events.
60th Anniversary of the Audio Engineering Society, the annual AES
European Pro Audio Expo and Convention will be held in the Amsterdam
RAI International Exhibition and Congress Center May 17-20. Executive
Director Roger Furness reports that "a broad technical program
and exhibits will be presented under the banner theme, 'New Horizons
recording engineer Geoff Emerick will present a special Making-Of
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film commissioned by the BBC
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first release. "It
is a unique coincidence that the AES was twenty years old the year
Sgt. Pepper was released" Roger Furness remarked. This historic
event is certain to be an unforgettable highlight of the 124th Convention."
As a 60th Anniversary Celebration, bonus, the AES is offering fifty
full program passes to the 124th Convention. To enter the drawing
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Artists To Watch....COME TOGETHER!
London, United Kingdom
singer/songwriter mixes up R&B and Soul served up with a healthy
dash of feisty London attitude
Who Meets Who: Etta James, Jill Scott, Bjork meets The Cure
and Peggy Lee
Major Milestone: 2008 debut album on Amazon & Itunes;
Touring extensively UK, Chicago, LA
-- Coming to the Roxy in LA 5.21;
Profile Views: 2,873,508 . Signed to Columbia Records in the States
debut album release: April 15 on Capitol Records
Dont Live Here currently #14 on R&R and #12 on Mediabase
and ITunes mainpage
"Single of the Week"
for the week of March 25
Recently nominated for the Academy of Country Musics Top
Named one of Billboards New Faces to watch in 2008
(the only country artist to make the list )
MSN Music chose them to be in their "Class of 2008"
Reviews: One of the Eight to Watch in 08 -- The
Boston Globe Whos Hot in 2008 -- Country Weekly
the next BIG thing. -- Nashville Lifestyles
Touring with Martina McBride - her Waking Up Laughing tour and will
hit the road again this spring opening for artists such as Kenny
Chesney, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood.
For further information regarding Lady Antebellum, contact: Dixie
Owen Capitol Records Nashville 615-269-2087
a form of magic designed as a mediator between this strange hostile
world and us."
The single biggest
problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
--Geroge Bernard Shaw
Happy belated 50th B-day Ms Rose!
Violent response to aggression is the
message of enlightenment. Martin Luther King and John Lennon
subscribed to this philosophy. So does the Dali Lama. However, what
we don't see on the evening news is the fact that there is still
in Tibet today (Regenerate Films captioned this recent footage
posted on YouTube in March). Each year in April we remember 1.5
million lives lost in the first Genocide of the 20th Century. Those
who denies this violation of human rights, continue to overlook
injustices in the twenty-first century in Darfur and Tibet today.
The responsibility lies upon each and every one of us to educate
and to become activists despite government politics.
Echoing Thomas Jefferson, article 3 of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights reads, "Everyone has the right to life, liberty
and security of person." Last year, few of us got together
and created a tolerance program for public schools in Los Angeles:
Shoot & Share gives the students learning tools including
documentaries on Genocide, and Q&As prepared by an educator.
The students are encouraged to interview one another after screening
the recommended films and capture their views on video, later to
be edited and shared with friends.
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