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College of Music's new online school and musician network
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tools in the music industry. Students from anywhere in the
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network with other industry professionals, market themselves,
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instructor-led courses last 3-12 weeks. Students can have
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with a community of like-minded musicians. Learning streams
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Classes available as streaming video or to purchase on DVD.
Check the web
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network. For more info e-mail Milan
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Give the Gift of A Dream!
a great opportunity to unload all that old recording and music
equipment that you've had holding your doors open or anchoring
your boat, get a year-end tax write-off and help some kids
at the same time!
is a non-profit organization in collaboration with Berklee
College of Music that opens its doors to the Los Angeles
inner city community and allows children of all ages the chance
to learn musical skills that are relevant to the music they
listen to every day. The kids learn to play
instruments, work in bands and learn about recording and production.
Catherine Goldwyn, Sound Art's creator and director,
goes throughout the schools and community with a portable
studio and teaches the kids these skills and records them,
giving them the voice they've never had.
program's mission is to encourage creativity, responsibility
and self esteem in these inner city kids, something I feel
very passionately about", says Lenise
Bent sound engineer, editor and music supervisor. "I
grew up in Compton and many of the musical skills I use today
I learned in school and in the Compton Youth Symphony Orchestra.
That was a while ago and sadly, things are very different
now. Sound Art is the perfect chance for me to give back and
say thanks to my hometown. These kids deserve to be heard
and Sound Art is listening," says Bent.
have old equipment that we would love to get rid of. Here's
your chance to write it off and feel good about yourself at
the same time. One big request...it has to work. Catherine
says she'll not only gladly take it off your hands but even
come and pick it up! How easy is that? Of
course, money is ALWAYS gratefully accepted...
interested, e-mail Catherine
Goldwyn or call her at 310 315-0082. Also, check out Sound
Jazz Pianist Taylor Eigsti
RELEASE DATE: Fall 2002
Producer: Bud Spangler
Seventeen-year-old Taylor Eigsti's technical proficiency and
mature, intuitive style of playing is nothing less than amazing.
His emotion-packed, "must-see" live performance
has been witnessed already by music lovers around the country,
as he has performed with Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck, Natalie
Cole, Al Jarreau and David Benoit. Taylor has already released
three CD's, as well as a Japanese recording for DIW, and "Past
Voices" for Windham Hill. In 1999, Taylor was inducted
into the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
was responsible for the signing and states, "I think
Taylor is one of the most talented new artists I've heard
in a very, very long time; and he's got an unlimited future.
I'm looking forward to working with him on his next album."
"Adventures in Boredom"
RELEASE DATE: January 2003
Executive Producer: Steven Saxton & Benjamin Osgood
Producer: Aaron Rubin & Joe Marlett
Engineered by: Joe Marlett
Mastered by: Brian "Big Bass" Gardner
national radio and publicity campaign, the 2002 Vans Warped
Tour, and a greatly anticipated new album, F.o.N. will prove
to be one of the most unique new rock bands to emerge this
year. Featuring 14-year-old protégé drummer,
Ilan Rubin and two extremely energetic lead vocalists, F.o.N.
is set to be the "next big thing." Sample
music from DH1 including Bop City artists Taylor Eigsti &
Livewire Renamed Ascent Media Group
Liberty Livewire, one of the world's largest technical and
creative service providers to producers, owners and distributiors
of entertianment and advertising content, changed its corporate
name to Ascent Media Group on November 20th. According to
business development exec Leo Chaloukian, the name change
does not affect the commitment to excellence of the global
giant. AMG has over 100 facilities in five countries and more
than 3,700 assoicates. "The company enjoys a strong reputation
among its many clients, in part due to the exceptional group
of creative talent within the company, whose work has been
recognized with 15 Academy Awards and 22 Emmy Awards,"
says Leo (pictured below).
of Liberty Livewire to AMG marks the culmination of a strategic
effort that began two years ago with the establishment of
Liberty Livewire in June 2000 formed through a series of strategic
acquisitions to include industry powerhouses: Soundelux, Todd-AO,
POP Sound, CBS Radford.
is changing the face of the media services business through
the aggregation and integration of services across the content
creation, management and distribution segments, creating an
end-to-end media services platform," said Bill Fitzgerald,
AMG's Chairman and CEO. AMG is also investing extensively
in the development of next-generation technology platforms
and service applications such as video-on-demand, interactive
television and store-and-forward technology. "I cannot
think of another company with the ability to deliver the breadth
of services in a cost-efficient a manner or with the technological
acumen that we possess. The end-to-end solutions we're capable
of delivering to our clients affords them economies of scale
on a gloval level," said Ken Williams, COO.
named Chairman of the Ascent Media Creative Serivces group,
Larry Chernoff will focus on operational, technical
and strategic initiatives of the company's Creative Services
group, with particular emphasis on next-generation post-production
had a chance to chat with David
Bock of Soundelux during Surround 2002 about the new ifet7
studio condenser mic.
"With studios and artists demanding vintage microphones,
buyers are often stymied as to why they cost so much to own
and maintain. We are attempting to build the first "family"
of vintage tone microphones that work as a team and are affordable
($2,100. MSRP) as a group" noted David Bock, senior vice
all the standard features of the famous fet47 and 87fet from
the 1960's, soundelux engineering boasts new and unique imporovement
that make the ifet7 more useful than the origianl versions.
Studio parties in full swing just in time for the holidays...
C Ross, Hank Sanicola and Brad
Haehnel at O'Henry;
Plant guests are entertained...
treated guests at the First Annual Surround Music Awards to
a memorable performance. The show held at the Beverly Hilton
Hotel on the night of December 13th recognized the best the
surround industry had to offer this past year.
hosted by Grammy Award-winners Al
Schmitt and Ed Cherney, recognized
winners in 15 categories, including the first ever Surround
Pioneer Award to engineer Elliot
Scheiner. Scheiner was honored for his early support and
ongoing contributions in helping to grow the surround industry,
including his trailblazing work on the 5.1 versions of The
Eagles' Hotel California and Hell Freezes Over, and Queen's
A Night at the Opera.
included: The Who's Pete Townshend, whose albums Music from
Lifehouse (Eel Pie Productions/Image Entertainment) and Live
at Royal Albert Hall: The Who & Special Guests (Image
Entertainment) won Best Standard Resolution Title and Best
Concert Video, respectively; and engineer Nathaniel Kunkel,
who mixed two winning titles, Nash's Song for Survivors and
James Taylor. The creative team behind Pro
Sound News and Surround
Professional founded the awards in an effort to recognize
outstanding achievements in the art and science of surround
show featured celebrity presentations by Don Was and
Herbie Hancock, in addition to more than 30 expert
panels and master classes.
The new CTS studio, a semi-permanent set-up in Watford Town
Hall in the northwest suburbs of London, utilizes much of
the company's equipment from its now defunct Wembley location.
Although the studio owns ATC
monitors it was decided to use John Kurlander's personal system,
not only at CTS but also on additional scoring sessions at
AIR Lyndhurst and Abbey Road. "My three monitors traveled
with us wherever we went," reports Kurlander. "I
just used the sub and surrounds of whatever room we were in."
a 5.1 ATC monitor system that includes three SCM150s for LCR,
two SCM20s for surrounds and SCM 0.1/15 subwoofers, but for
the "Two Towers" sessions, as with last year's "Fellowship"
recordings, Kurlander says, it was decided to use his portable
rig. "So many people needed to be in the control room
that to conserve space we didn't install the CTS LCR system
all. My three monitors sat on the top of the desk: we had
some special tables made for the AMS Neve Capricorn and my
20A's matched in really well with CTS' ATC surrounds and subs.
began his career as an assistant engineer on the Beatles'
"Abbey Road" album and worked at Abbey Road Studios
for 29 years, eventually being appointed chief balance engineer
for the legendary studio and chief classical engineer for
EMI Records. Although Abbey Road favored other monitors, observes
Kurlander, who relocated to Los Angeles eight years ago, he
is a long-time fan of ATC speakers. "We'd had some ATC
speakers [at Abbey Road] and I was quite impressed. The old
CTS in Wembley had them and quite a few of the scoring stages
here - Paramount and Todd AO - had them built-in."
Dre to Tyra Banks to River City High, celebrities have been
flocking to Track Record Studios in North Hollywood
to track, mix and produce new songs on Solid
State Logic's 9000 J console. For more information about
Track Record Studios or for booking inquiries, please contact
Studio Manager Al Morphew at 818-761-0511.