The Girl In The Other Room
Krall's highly successful Verve releases, The Girl In
The Other Room, not only illustrates her understanding of
the breadth of possibilities in the jazz idiom but also reveals
her talent as a songwriter. The album is the first co-produced
by Krall and her longtime producer Tommy LiPuma. Recorded
Studios, Hollywood and Avatar
Recording, New York City, the sessions were engineered
throughout 2003 by another long-term cohort, Al
Schmitt. Since then, LiPuma has produced all of Krall's
subsequent albums for GRP, Impulse!, and Verve, including
All for You: A Dedication to the Nat "King" Cole
Trio (1995), Love Scenes (1997), When I Look In Your Eyes
(1998), The Look of Love (2001), and Live in Paris (2003).
"That was the first time I had produced that many albums
in a row for any artist," he says.
to Paris to see Krall Perform. Enter
by/before July 8, 2004 here! To celebrate the worldwide
release of Diana Krall's new album The Girl In The Other Room,
Verve Records USA is sending one lucky Grand Prize Winner
to Paris, France to see Diana Krall perform live! - Enter
(sorry - open to USA citizens only)
Grammy winning rapper, Sir Mix-a-Lot is the first big name
artist to appear on the Weed file system. With a style that
infuses humor, hooks and hot beats, Mix's brand new tunes
put a new spin on his classic sound.
Weedfiles uses a revolutionary new file format to completely
change the model of digital music file sharing. Weed files
technology makes it easy and cost effective for independent
artists to make money with their music on the web and currently
looking to sign hundreds of hot indie artists.
and Studioexpresso are teaming up to help you get your music
weedified! Just click through the link above and automatically
save on your encoding fee (5 songs submission for price of
4). Download, Share and make money with your music. Find out
you waiting for? The revolution has already begun...click
here or on the weedfile banner above to check out how
to upload your songs - it's easy!
Creating evocative pop music at once modern and classic,
19-year-old singer-songwriter Sondre
Lerche is one of Norways most exciting musical exports.
critically acclaimed European EPs as well as a host of successful
live performances under his belt (including opening for Beth
Orton), Sondre and his debut album Faces Down present eleven
mature songs (and one US-only bonus track) anchored in both
challenging and classic songwriter traditions. Featuring string
orchestrations by Sean OHagan of the High Llamas, Faces
Down will appeal to an audience whose taste runs from Bacharach
bonus DVD (only included in the first million copies), you
better hurry while supplies last! No second-hand goods here;
the fat has been trimmed off the music, the excess turned
into something more exciting. Through these 21 tracks -- mercifully,
only four of them comedy skits -- the Detroit group shows
a focus and confidence conspicuously missing from its first
effort. The stated D12
mission seems to finally have made it onto tape: Take
six of Detroit's top MCs, stick 'em together in a studio and
let the magic be conjured.
Unlike the debut record (Devils Night, sold just under 372,000
copies in its opening week), which often came off like a muddled
mess, "D12 World" gives those personalities a chance
to emerge with distinct identities. Proof is the limber-mouthed
freestyler whose gravel-edged voice can twist his phrases
around any beat. Bizarre is the master of self-deprecation,
whose loping flow belies his ability to turn a quick, biting
jab. Kon Artis comes with the street-wise blast, quick raps
that pay homage to the hood. Kuniva plays the thug not afraid
to show heart. Swift reveals the most substantial growth since
2001, with an assured sing-song delivery that's unafraid to
tackle busy, crowded rhymes.
of course, whose presence continues to dominate the proceedings
and who's responsible for many of the album's best hooks ("How
Come," "6 in the Morning"). Check it out -
coming to Riverside and Anaheim May 15 and 16.
release date 6/8/2004
guitar legend to soul-pop vocalist extraordinaire, 8-time
Grammy® winner George Benson has cultivated an international
fan base as well as tremendous critical acclaim for three
things: incomparable versatility, first-class execution in
all he does and, perhaps most importantly, for never being
predictable. These are the qualities that have made the man
a one-of-a-kind giant in the universe of music, thus lending
a fitting ring to the title of his fourth album for GRP/Verve,
Irreplaceable. It is an emotional gemstone of seemingly effortless
consistency for the superstar who has been dominating the
worlds of smooth jazz and NAC radio.
marks a directional shift back to silky sexy soul music
a decidedly contemporary urban edge. Just listen to Strings
of Love or Cell Phone! Produced by Joshua Paul Thompson for
Tallest Tree Music except track 2 produced by Joshua P. Thompson,
Hakim Bell, and William Irving and track 4 produced by Joshua
P. Thompson and Joe Thomas
flautist and Latin Grammy Award winner Nestor Torres expands
his musical horizons to create an instrumental pop masterpiece
on Sin Palabras (Without Words) (HUCD 3081). His first album
since Mi Alma Latina: My Latin Soul, Torres' Heads Up International
debut was release on March 23rd. The cd features the Latin
classic "Contigo Aprend," the Alejando Sanz
hit "Regalame La Silla Donde Te Espere," and nine
of Jimmy Haslip, Danny Sembello and Baby Boy co-wrote two
tracks with Torres: "Pura Brisa," inspired by the
street in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, where Torres grew up. Italian
producer Carlo Pennisi co-penned "Piper Dance" and
"Da Muse" with Torres, which features the horns
of trumpeter Chuck Willis and saxophonist Wayne DeLano.
Diego quintet, named after a Bible passage from Acts 6:23-24,
has played in the same scene as fellow hometown acts Switchfoot
and P.O.D., and is also known for helping found a local emerging
church called Flood. There, Something Like Silas leads worship
every Sunday for more than 3,000 members.
want to change the way people look at worship bands,
says Eric M. Owyoung, the bands leader, songwriter and
vocalist-guitarist. We want to play sweet music that
engages people on their journeys toward knowing the hope found
in God, whether they know him personally or are just open
Steve Hindalong adds: Something Like Silas is a
band in the true since (the members) so distinct
from one another, yet each contributing invaluable talent
and personality to the collective spirit of the group.
Like Silas will initially promote the June 15 release of Divine
Invitation with a West Coast tour. For concert dates and more
information about the band go to band web site.
Blink 182 and No Doubt want you on their guest list!
VIP Ticket Packages For June Tour Dates. The
Auction Begins May 7th at 7p EST
help of Music for Human Rights supporters like Perry Farrell
of Jane's Addiction, the last of the Tibetan nuns jailed for
singing songs of freedom, Phuntsog Nyidron, has recently been
released from prison. Other Music for Human Rights supporters
providing critical support and exposure to Phuntsog Nyidron's
case included Coldplay, Duran Duran and all those involved
with Lollapalooza 2003/ Axis of Justice (Audioslave, Jane's
Addiction, The Donnas, The Distillers and Jurassic 5). Now
Cypress Hill and DJ Muggs join Blink and No Doubt auctioning
concert tix to benefit Human Rights.
have been instrumental in raising awareness about human rights
and motivating people to effect positive change," said
Dr. William F. Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International
USA. "By working with popular artists, Amnesty International
hopes to expand the grassroots movement that during our 42-year
history has helped promote and protect the basic human rights
of people across the globe. Hot topics include: Children Diamonds,
The Death Penalty, Education, The Environment, Iraq, LGBT
Human Rights, Prisoners of Conscience, Refugees, Torture,
War On Terror, Women.
and get a free new Compilation CD featuring tracks from some
of the best contemporary artists.
for his past work with Primus, as well as the current line-up
of Guns n' Roses, drummer Brain (Bryan Mantia) has been pursuing
a parallel career in computer music and beat programming for
the past few years. Using two portable Metric
Halo setups, Brain is able to bring his programming talents
to bear on multiple projects simultaneously.
Area resident, Brain was introduced to Apple computers by
several relatives, and now uses a pair of G4 Titanium laptops.
Looking for a high quality digital audio interface, he reports
that friends in the industry, such as producers Michael Beinhorn
and Roy Thomas Baker, recommended that he check out Metric
Halo. "Everybody told me about the Metric Halo MIO, that
it's a great, portable eight-in, eight-out mixer with DSP."
not like you have to be an audiophile - it's something where
even my mom could tell the difference! I ended up buying that,"
he continues, "then I purchased the ULN-2, so I
have two portable units and two separate systems. So if I'm
working in two separate studios, I can have one at one and
one at the other," says Brain.
recounts, the system can easily handle multi-track sessions.
"Vanessa Carlton wrote the theme song to the Spyhunter
2 video game and I programmed that beat and the music. We
were bouncing tracks off my laptop and I was running 24 tracks
with Logic plug-ins and multiple Waves plug-ins, from a little
5200 rpm Firelight drive."
who has incorporated hand percussion and even turntables into
his stage equipment over the years, has recently been using
the two-channel ULN-2 in his live set-up. "I've been
using it as the I/O for my sampler. We just did some shows
with me and Buckethead and [System of a Down vocalist] Serj
- we have this little avant-garde band, Giant Robot. I run
[Native Instruments] Battery in my laptop, and I've been using
the ULN-2 live with
that. I sound-designed my own samples. I plop them into Battery
and play them from there."
www.transaudiogroup.com or Matric Halo products.
new toys from leading manufacturers introduced at the
recent 2004 NAB show
L-R: At the recent NAB Convention
in Las Vegas with SSL AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System
are: Colin Pringle, SSL Managing Director; David Angress,
Guitar Center Executive Vice President; and Rick Plushner,
SSL President North America.Photo
by: David Goggin
State Logic announced a landmark distribution arrangement
with Guitar Center and GC
Pro for the new SSL AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System.
The revolutionary new recording and mixing system was debuted
900 Analogue Workstation System combines the dual benefits
of SuperAnalogue processing and sophisticated digital
control to provide a complete solution to the use of Digital
Audio Workstations (DAWs) in professional audio applications.
It delivers the same powerful integration benefits to DAW
users, who face similar challenges with an array of equipment
(Mic Amps, Effects, Controllers etc.) to produce professional
results from a modern DAW. AWS 900 offers no-compromise audio
performance, equivalent to SSL's celebrated XL 9000 K Series
mixing console, which is a feature of major studios the world
of Product Marketing Niall Feldman comments, "We believe
that the AWS 900 will revolutionize professional project studios
in the same way that the SL 4000 changed commercial studios
in the late '70s. It's a product the world's pro-audio community
has been asking us to make and we're sure they'll be delighted
with the result."
"SSL's AWS 900 is a market defining product. It's our
solution for the professional DAW facility. We took a hard
look at what it takes to put together a world-class workstation
based studio and pulled it all together in one system,"
says Rick Plushner, SSL President North
America. "We're also excited about our unique distribution
partnership with GCPro and I look forward to working with
Tom Menrath and his crew. Additionally, SSL will continue
to provide direct sales and support to our core client base,"
says the 900's are priced at $87K and scheduled to ship as
early as June/July.
Solid State is targeting private studios, post production
facilities and remote recording clients while offering the
digital option with the C100 and C200 for its broadcast and
North American outreach of over 127 locations, and an established
network of audio professionals through its GC Pro sales division,
Guitar Center is able to provide large-scale exposure for
the rollout of SSLs groundbreaking AWS 900. Guitar Centers
retail stores and GC Pros dedicated business-to-business
organization will handle sales, service and support of the
SSL AWS 900 to its target market. SSL will also sell the AWS
900 directly to its core client base and broadcast clientele.
info E-mail: Niall
Feldman of SSL
in UK and Debra
Pagan of D
Pagan Communications in US.
"I prefer mixing on analog consoles vs inside the
computer. So the new SSL board with it's great sound and analog
summing is a natural-born killer!" says mixer/engineer,
Rudolph (Pat Benatar, BB Mak, The Corrs, Rod Stewart,
and Lynyrd Skynyrd).
just finished mixing on a 9000J....moved to a new house and
I'm configuring my workstation space. I'll definitely be looking
at what the 900 is offering. The sound quality of Analog and
the familiarity of digital control is music to my ears,"
says mixer/engineer Rafa
Sardina (Jessy Moss, Alejandro Sanz, Marc Antoine, Kina,
works for you?! If you're a mixer, let's hear your thoughts.
ICON Integrated Console with D-Control
Digidesign's ICON is an integrated console environment featuring
the new D-Control tactile worksurface, Pro Tools|HD Accel
as its core DSP engine, and modular HD audio interfaces for
analog and digital I/O. The first truly integrated console
solution of its kind, ICON empowers Pro Tools operators to
accomplish every aspect of a project - mixing, recording,
editing, and processing - complete with integrated video and
delivery. ICON provides unmatched control with a fully automated,
completely recallable, total production system.
(MSRP $1,295 US)
A new compact control surface for Pro Tools, Command|8 puts
integrated, tactile manipulation of Pro Tools TDM or LE systems
running on Windows XP or Mac OS X at users' fingertips more
affordably than ever before. This space-efficient, full-featured
control surface option is suited equally well for space-challenged,
multi-room music and post facilities as well as home and project
studios. With a simple USB connection to a computer, Command|8's
moving faders, rotary encoders, and displays enable users
to control Pro Tools with the hands-on feel of a traditional
(MSRP $11,995 US)
The AVoption|V10 hardware interface provides seamless interchange
with the full line of Avid DNA video editing products
by allowing Pro Tools users to import and play back virtually
any Avid video file, including JFIF, AVR, DV25, DV50, uncompressed
601, multi-cam, single-field, interlaced, or 24P/25P progressive
scan. AVoption|V10 includes custom Avid Media Station|V10
software for automated capture and conform of audio and video,
plus rendering, export and layback of Avid, OMF and AAF sequences.
Video captured with Digidesign's AVoption and AVoption|XL
is also supported.
product line or more info: visit Digidesign's website at www.digidesign.com.
Sessions During Music Business Chops 2004
sponsored by GcPro and top music/media companies the
6-city tour to boost your chops!
L-R: Ken Allardyce,
Claris Sayadian-Dodge, president/founder studioexpresso; Steve
Fonatano, songwriter/mixer/producer; jeff leisawitz, artist/producer;
Janice Lee, manager; Al Sanderson, engineer/mixer and
Jeff Gross, musician/engineer/sound designer
The 6-city tour begins on May 15th in San Diego and continues
through May 23rd with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Sacramento, Seattle and Portland.
of 1/2 day info-packed workshops for audio and music professionals
who want to take charge of their careers, find new sources
of revenue, cut through the noise of the music industry, and
make their business run as smoothly as their gigs are offered.
One low price buys access to seminars with industry veterans,
exhibits, one-on-one demo evaluations by studioexpresso producers/composers,
and much more...
Business Chops is facilitated by acclaimed management coach
author of Succeeding
in Music and produced by David Schwartz of M Powered Ideas
and Giovanna Imbesi of TuttoMedia.
including keynote speaker Jim Griffin, CEO of Cherry Lane
Digital in LA have been announced.
dates, venues and updates on studioexpresso community participation
or visit the MBC
web site to get updates on panelists and order your tix
TIX: $20 for studioexpresso community (regular price: $50)
For more info contact the MBC presenters: Giovanna
Imbesi or call 310-399-2800 or David Schwartz
In The Rainforest
Sting, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith; David Furnish,
Sir Elton John, Ellen Barkin, Trudie Styler and Ron Perelman
at the 12th Rainforest Foundation Benefit Concert - After
Party April 21, 2004 - Pierre Hotel, NY
and Sir Elton John performed at a benefit concert in New York
on last Wednesday to raise money for a charity which supports
rainforest tribes. They joined Billy Joel, James Taylor and
Bette Midler at the city's Carnegie Hall at a fund-raising
show in aid of the Rainforest Foundation.
reinterpreted hit songs from musical and film history at the
Singing in the Rainforest concert.
was launched by Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 1989.It
was set up to support the indigenous populations of the world's
rainforests. The foundation works on projects in tropical
rainforest areas, helping local people and non-governmental
organization to protect the habitats. It also lobbies countries
to address the underlying causes of the destruction of tropical
fund-raiser - the 13th annual event - was hosted by actors
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith.
will be hosting a fund-raising reception before and after
playing a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 16th.
AX Music Project
Check out your closets and garages and see if there are any
music instruments that are not being used and donate them
to the SAPPA AX Music Project.
budgets have been cut so severely that some schools have no
programs. These cuts will have a devastating affect on the
future of the arts community. The goal of the AX Music Project
is to collect music instruments that are not being used, and
make them available to students and schools who are in need.
You can help!
can be donated through SAPPA, an organization founded by
pianist, Billy Mitchell. Instruments may be dropped off at
Local 47, 817 N. Vine S. Hollywood 90038-3779 or, Orange County
Musicians Assoc. Local 7, 2050 S. Main St., Santa Ana
SAPPA is an activity of the Southeast Symphony Association,
a nonprofit organization. You will receive a letter acknowledging
your contribution for tax purposes. For further information
call the SAPPA AX Music Project at: 310-412-2900 or, Billy
Mitchell at: 626-441-9577
Avatar Sounds and People!
studios hosted a DVD-A release / listening party for Lava
Records' artist, Porcupine Tree. The DVD-A of their album,
In Absentia, was released by DTS.
- Fred Maher (DTS), Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree), Walter
Becker (Steely Dan), Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Elliot
was done with Lipinski Sound mastering quality level speakers
set up for surround in the famed control room A and also inside
an Acura TL car equipped with a surround sound system designed
Scheiner, who also happened to mix the Porcupine Tree
release. How did they get the car into the studio? Just ask
Schneider recently recorded her Big Band in A (Neve 8068)
with engineer David Baker and Pro Tools engineer Brian Montgomery.
A also hosted Sony Classical artist Jane Monheit recently
recorded her new album with engineer/co-producer Al Schmitt,
and producer Peter Asher. Brian Montgomery handled Pro Tools
B (SSL 9000)-- Island Def Jam artist Fefe Dobson recently
came in to cut vocals with producer Jay Levine and Avatar
engineer Ross Petersen.
C- (NEVE-VRP72) -- Producer Todd Barkan recently recorded
a new album with Eric Alexander. Dave Darlington engineered
with help from Aya Takemura.
Keezer recently recorded a new album with Yasohachi "88"
Itoh, for Village Records. Yoshihiro Suzuki engineered the
DSD Surround sessions with help from Peter Doris and Aya Takemura
Joe Ferla recently in mixing Marc Johnson's latest CD for
ECM. Brian Montgomery handled Pro Tools operation.
info or bookings contact Tino Passante 212.765.7500
Sennheiser & Euphonix capture the sound -- live and on
photo: Getty Images
VH1 upped the ant e for this year's "Divas" benefit
concert, which featured "in the round" performances
live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 18th.
broadcast showcased the stellar talents of divas from all
musical genres. Standout performers included Patti LaBelle,
Gladys Knight, Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Jessica Simpson,
Ashanti, Eve, teenage newcomer Joss Stone, and honorary "man-diva"
Tom Jones. Special appearances by Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan,
Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Gloria Estefan, and many others
rounded out the star-studded line-up.
5000 wireless microphone system was used to capture the powerful
voices. Along with Wireless First, Mikael Stewart of ATK Audiotek
sound reinforcement for the audience, while Biff Dawson of
Westwood One was
the broadcast music mixer. In live broadcast situations such
as "Divas" - where artist upon artist and mic system
upon mic system are waiting in the wings - tremendous responsibility
lies on the shoulders of the event's wireless specialist.
"Mikael and Biff would count on me to make sure that
things are the same every time," reflects Sanford.
"Divas" specials raise funds for the VH1 Save The
Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring
instrumental music programs in America's public schools, and
to raising awareness of the positive impact that music participation
has on students. Since VH1 Save The Music was created in 1997,
more than $25 million worth of musical instruments has been
donated to 1,000 public schools in 75 cities, improving the
lives of more than 500,000 children.
one of the most distinctive voices to emerge from the Sixties
folk rock scene and a legendary activist for social change
and non-violence, is also on tour with a four-piece band.
Erik Della Penna (guitar and lap steel), Duke McVinnie (guitars
and vocals), Graham Maby (bass), and George Javori (drums
and percussion) are all being miked with Sennheiser Evolution
Series wired microphones, according to Cowan. Baez is touring
the U.S. until mid-April and again in June before heading
to Europe in July, returning for more dates in the U.S. in
is currently midway touring in support of his sophomore album
which extends through late April and takes in theaters throughout
the U.S. and
Canada. Touring The front-of-house engineer on Groban's tour
is MSI president and owner, Bob Goldstein, a man who is still
hands-on over 35 years after founding the company. Helping
Groban achieve his goal, Goldstein selected the Neumann/Sennheiser
hybrid mic for the tour. "It's just a wonderful microphone,"
he comments. "It's very airy and open sounding. It's
a very smooth and high fidelity microphone."
qualities suit Groban's vocal performance well. But it also
means that Goldstein has to be on top of his game, as the
singer, who is also using Sennheiser's Evolution 300 Series
wireless monitoring system on the tour, can hear every nuance
of the mix, thanks to the fidelity of the equipment. "If
I were to make a mistake he would hear it!" laughs Goldstein.
The nationally syndicated "Rockline" radio show
is bringing interviews and in-studio performances by rock
artists to music lovers across the country with the help of
Sennheiser. Broadcasting from the Premiere Radio Networks
studios in Los Angeles, "Rockline" airs live twice
weekly, with presenter Bob Coburn showcasing new music on
Mondays and classic rock on Wednesdays.
that the fragmentation of radio into narrow musical genres
means that the show presents two different shows each week,
which are often broadcast by different stations in each market.
"Monday night is more active rock and newer bands. For
example, we're doing Orgy, we did Sevendust a few weeks ago,
we did this new band Shinedown, and Korn's coming in at the
end of the month. Nikki Sixx, with his new band, Brides of
Destruction, was just here." Wednesday
night is the classic rock version of Rockline. "For example,
just had Tesla," says Rash. "We've had shows with
David Bowie, Robert Plant, Little Feat, Edgar Winter and Metallica."
which has been broadcasting on national radio with longtime
L.A. DJ and host Coburn since 1981, regularly features in-studio
guests performing and talking to listeners, who call in on
an 800 number. The show airs on KLOS 95.5 FM in the L.A. area,
WAXQ 104.3 FM in New York, and on dozens of rock stations
across the nation.
engineer Jimmy Rash explains that, although a radio show,
the challenges of broadcasting live rock performances on-air
require what is essentially a recording setup
in the studio. "It's kind of a hybrid show. We do it
from a recording studio and use a recording console, the Euphonix
CS2000," he elaborates. "Yet, since it broadcasts
on radio there are some applications we have to do to get
it on the air."
Sennheiser Evolution Series microphones are also in abundance
in the show's performance space. "I use the Evolution
602 and 604," reveals Rash. "The 602 is a great
kick drum mic - the best ever, I think. The dynamic range
is so great. I like the 604s because they clip onto the drums.
And I use the Evolution 609 Silver on guitar amps." He
continues, "For my drum overheads and acoustic guitars
I use Neumann KM 184s." Sennheiser headphones are provided
throughout for visiting bands, says Rash.
Lift Ticket in Malibu?!
Kenni Ski, Jimmy Sloan (New
King Sound), Gregory Boaz, Hunter Crowley, and Phil Prlapiano--
will be rockin' it's own Neo Blues at The Malibu INN (Map
here), outside on the patio Sunday the 5/9, 5/30, 6/20,
& 6/27 from 1-5pm.
and hear some blues and soul, have a drink, eat some que and
see the Lakers on the big screen! They'll be playing in between
our sets! What else are you gonna do on a Sunday for free?
Latin Rock & Hip Hop (LAMC) August
For the fourth year, near 1000 industry attendees and 30,000
music fans converge in Los Angeles for a series of high-profile
concerts and industry panels featuring the hottest bands in
Latin Rock & Hip Hop.
is one of the media sponsors this year and the musical line
up to include Andrea Echeverri of Aterciopelados (LA &
NYC Events), Bajofondo Tango Club (LA), and Los Lobos &
Los Amigos Invisibles (Toronto)
conference to providing networking opportunities with leading
artists, label executives, journalists, marketers, managers,
retailers and programmers. LAMC was conceived in 2000 by artist
manager Tomas Cookman and publicist Josh
Norek with the goal to gain wider acceptance for the genre.
For more info on Sponsorship & Registration: 818.763.1397
firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is now available
at the early bird rate of only $199
Madness - King Arthur, Troy and Exorcist
Soundelux Pre-dubs and Edits
L-R: Colin Ritchie, Kevin
O'Connell, Lon Bender, Eddy Joseph, and Simon Chase during
of King Arthur.
Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender (working at Soundelux
London) reports that dialogue pre-dubs have been completed
for Jerry Bruckheimer's King Arthur at UK's Future Post.
Mixer Kevin O'Connell of Sony is mixing the film.
King Arthur is scheduled for a domestic theatrical release
on July 7. Watch the
Sound Editor Wylie Stateman has just finished working on Wolfgang
Peterson's Troy (starring Brad Pitt) at Soundelux's London
sound editorial facility. The mix was done at Shepperton.
The score for Troy was recorded at the Todd-AO Scoring Stage
in Studio City, Calif. Troy
is scheduled for a domestic theatrical release on May 14.
has commenced sound editorial work on Renny Harlin's Exorcist:
The Beginning slated for an August 20 domestic theatrical
release. Tom Bellfort will co-, supervise with Wylie Stateman.
A recent addition to Soundelux, Tom's list of personal credits
include Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace and Titanic,
for which Tom received an Academy Award.
Announces Free "Motivated by Music" Tour and magazine
20 cities worldwide - Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles,
New York, Miami, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle, Montreal,
Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Paris,
Berlin, Cologne, Stockholm, Milan, and Madrid
by Music will explore the many reasons why there is no better
way to make music than on a Mac, and will illustrate how these
powerful solutions seamlessly support ideas from conception
to delivery. Attendees will learn why the people behind countless
award-winning records and films choose the flexibility, reliability,
and power that Apple and Digidesign can provide.
want to demonstrate the options available at all levels for
making music with Pro Tools on a Mac. Whether you're composing
in a home project studio or mixing award-winning songs, Pro
Tools is an essential part of the production process. And
Apple's latest product releases like GarageBand and Logic
Pro also provide breakthrough innovations in our industry.
It's great to see all of these applications working in tandem
on the Power Mac G5, a computer that is so highly tuned for
audio production," says Christopher Bock, VP of Sales
and Marketing Worldwide.
Visit www.digidesign.com/tour to register and to find out
about special limited-time Apple and Digidesign promotions.
The sessions are free of charge, but space is limited. For
more info contact: Reinel
has officially kicked off its printed edition of DigiZine
and is now distributing the free magazine internationally
both at select dealer locations and at popular industry tradeshows.
Berger Design Brings New York City Sound to the 'Burbs with
SSL C200 &
a lifelong dream of operating a world-class music recording
facility, Grammy Award nominee and BiCoastal Music owner Hal
Winer built his new facility located in Ossining, NY around
a Solid State Logic C200 Digital Production console. Nestled
on several acres in Westchester County in New York, BiCoastal
represents the first state-of-the-art studio to serve this
area. The facility was designed by the Russ Berger Design
Group (RBDG). RBDG stretched every available dollar, turning
a modest supply of funds into a luxurious, 1,700 square-foot
facility outfitted with an SSL C200 digital production console.
C200 is very dynamic," Winer offers. "The EQ, the
surround panning, the raw DSP power is impressive and we really
like the instant reset ability. The ability to go from tune
to tune quickly is a wonderful support for the creative process.
I can put a project away and know that it's going to come
back the same exact way the next time I bring it up. Also,
we've been listening at the 96k sample rate and the sound
is just stellar. The console runs off a video clock as opposed
to word clock and this means I can run my Pro Tools rig at
any sampling rate and bring it into the desk at 96k with no
integration problems. This console is simply remarkable."
Winer also chose Mic-Pre/EQ and FET Compressors by the Daking
Co. both of whcih feature all-discrete transistor circuitry,
transformer-balanced inputs and outputs, and Class "A"
amplifiers for optimum performance with any microphone.
square-foot facility outfitted with an SSL C200 digital production
Berger Design Group could easily be classified as a high-end
studio designer, and that would be true. But what most people
don't know is that RBDG creates sonic palaces for just about
any size room or budget, with Hal Winer's intimate BiCoastal
Music in Ossining, NY, being the most recent example.
provided a location here that's comparable to those available
in New York City, but local to them. So I really had a responsibility
to provide equipment that was going to rival what you would
find in Manhattan, and I had to make some careful choices,"
says the studio owner.
System Remod at Santa Monica's Eleven Sound
Design recently completed a total renovation package for
Santa Monica's Eleven Sound, one of SoCal's busiest
audio post houses. Opened five years ago, Eleven Sound abandoned
its previous DSP workstations for 128 channels of ProTools
HD3 in each of the two rooms, and an HD1 system in the machine
room for off-line work. The studios feature ProControl master
units with two additional fader packs, Martinsound Monitor
Max in combination with Multi Max for 5.1 monitoring, and
nearly 1 terrabyte of sound effects online at all times via
a 1 gigabit ethernet network.
Design Co., leading turnkey audio/video/film design and integration
firm underpinned by Ron Lagerlof, provided design and integration
services for the original build-out of Eleven Sound, in addition
to such clients as Pixar, Disney, Fox, Revolution Studios,
Todd-AO, and The Dave Matthews Band's personal studio. For
more info: Ron Lagerlof, Visioneering Design 818.882.7271
Jeff Payne, Eleven Sound 310.526.2911
Ron Lagerlof came up with the ideas, did the design, salvaged
what we could from our existing signal path and routers, and
basically saved my butt," explains Eleven Sound owner
Jeff Payne. Working mainly on National TV commercials, the
facility's clients include Nike, Acura, Apple, Dodge, Chevy,
Ford, and Sprint. "Given just one week of downtime for
the facility, Visioneering's crew transformed the machine
room and studios. Everything worked perfectly, including talkback,
cue, studio playback and surround monitoring."
New Stage 7
flagship west-side audio post-production facility has opened
it's new Stage 7 - a third stage in this facility featuring
a dual-engine Euphonix
System 5 console (other key equipment includes MMR, MMP
While the stage was built to accommodate the HBO's THE SOPRANOS,
the stage will also serve as a pre-dub room to support Stage
1 (Michael Minkler and Myron Nettinga) and Stage 2 (Michael
Keller and Patrick Cyccone).
Even though the stage is brand new, it is already rolling
for THE SOPRANOS - and has seen action in support of other
high-profile projects, such as VAN HELSING and KILL BILL,
VOL. 2. Stage 7 was built in what was formerly known as the
Todd-AO West Screening room, which consistently ranked among
the best-sounding small screening rooms in Los Angeles.
The stage was designed and built by Bill Johnston (SVP, Engineering)
and Todd-AO staff.
Lucas' videogame company had 418 employees before the layoffs
(LucasArts laid off 29 employees), which was already below
the 430 listed on the company's website. LucasArts is still
searching for a new president, since Simon Jeffery resigned
last October. There's also an opening for director of marketing,
since Liz Allen recently left the company.
Astralwerks is looking for a few good interns for all departments
in the New York and Los Angeles offices. For starters, you
must be a student at a school that will grant you credit for
interning; also, you must live in the New York City or Los
Angeles area, have your own way of getting to the Astralwerks
office, and be willing to do anything we tell you to do. (Well,
you are in New York City or Los Angeles send a cover letter
ALL IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL - NO ATTACHMENTS to:
email@example.com With the subject line "I
wanna be an intern"
studio and artist alliance
Sound Recording (SOS) has announced a strategic alliance with
recording artist/electronic drumming ace Tony Verderosas
Thwak! Music to offer original music for commercials on the
premises of the world-class recording company located in the
heart of Manhattan. Verderosa, a composer and executive producer
himself, represents a stellar roster of musicians and producers
exclusively for spot music. For
more information about Sound on Sound, contact Chris Bubacz
Antigone Rising at Mirror Image
New Album Features Two Songs Co-written by Matchbox
20's Rob Thomas
Kirsten Hendersen and sister Cathy Hendersen of NYC-based
Antigone rising stand in Mirror Image's Studio C, taking a
break from the recording of their new album with producer
New York City's Antigone Rising wants to make one thing clear:
They are musicians who happen to be female. Now signed to
Lava Records and produced by David Bendeth,
the original new band melds the abrasive aggression of Janice
Joplin with the deep soul of Jimi Hendrix and the pop flare
of The Goo Goo Dolls. Their new album is due out in early
Rising believes recording on a Solid State Logic console
with a major producer is exactly what they needed to see their
true visions come to fruition.
in the heart of Times Square, Mirror
Image Recorders has grown since its inception in 1978
to become three world-class mix facilities plus one MIDI /
production suite. They have been involved in more than 30
of RIAA gold and platinum hit records for a widely diverse
clientele including Method Man, Redman, Erick Sermon and many
other artists. This popular studio currently boasts two Solid
State Logic consoles including the SSL 9000 J Series,
in addition to a Pro Tools HD system and Studer tape
& Tee Off
Ninth Annual Mix LA Open
144 golfers from the music and pro audio industries will gather
Monday, June 14, 2004, at the Malibu Country Club to tee off
for charity in the Ninth Annual Mix LA Open. The tournament,
presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio and
Mix magazine, benefits the hearing conservation efforts of
the House Ear Institute's Sound Partners program, music education
programs of Sound Art in Los Angeles, and scholarships for
students of the audio arts and sciences.
record producers, engineers and recording artists are regular
attendees of the tournament. This year's hole-in-one prize
will be an Acura TL provided by South Bay Acura of Torrance,
and featuring a 5.1 sound system designed by engineer Elliot
Scheiner. Following the tournament a silent auction will feature
a Gibson guitar, assorted audio gear, sports memorabilia,
wine/food baskets and audio industry mementos. The tournament
concludes with a "19th Hole" barbecue dinner and
year the tournament brings together a wider group of participants
from the pro audio and recording industries," says Tournament
Director, Karen Dunn, "and we all have such a good time.
It's a great way for folks to get out of the studio or office,
have fun together, and contribute to these causes that concern
so many of us, and which continue to need our support."
audio companies, manufacturers and recording studios have
once again come forward to support the benefiting charities
by sponsoring one of the holes or contests (including longest
drive, longest putt and closest-to-the-pin). At press time,
sponsoring companies include: Absolute Music, Audio-Technica,
Design FX, Gibson Guitar Corp., KRK, Moonlight Mastering,
Record Plant, Shure, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation.
sponsorship slots can be checked online at www.mixfoundation.org,
or by contacting Karen Dunn at (925) 939-6149 or e-mailing
Foundation Launches The TECnology Hall Of Fame
TEC Awards to Honor Historic Innovations in Audio Technology
Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, presenters of
the Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards, has
announced the creation of the TECnology Hall of Fame, honoring
products and innovations that have had a lasting impact on
the development of audio technology. The first 25 inductees
will be chosen by a blue ribbon panel of more than 40 respected
audio veterans and scholars, and announced prior to the 20th
Annual TEC Awards, to be held October 30 in San Francisco.
TECnology Hall of Fame is something that we have contemplated
for a long time," says Hillel Resner, president of the
Mix Foundation. "Since 1988, through the TEC Awards Hall
of Fame, we have honored important individuals in the history
of audio--pioneers ranging from Les Paul and George Martin
to Tom Dowd and Sam Phillips. We think that a hall of fame
for significant advances in technology is long overdue, and
who better to establish this than the TEC Awards?"
of the panel will be asked to select 10 innovations/products
introduced prior to 1950, and 15 that were introduced between
1950 and 1995. To be eligible, a product must be at least
10 years old. The inductees will be featured in a special
20th anniversary TEC Awards edition of Mix, to be published
in October, as well as in a DVD celebrating the first 20 years
of the TEC Awards.
of the week:
fuck Britney. Fuck the whole hip-hop give me the cash ethic.
True artists would GIVE their music away! Wait a second, that's
--Robert Scott Lefsetz
You've probably played at or have heard of Paul Kulak's Woodshed
in North Hollywood. They have been doing web casts for couple
of years and supporting the local music scene. Paul is being
faced with immediate closure by the City of LA because of
LA Parking Laws (1 parking space for every 25 square feet
of Woodshed space is required, etc)
You can help. Here's how.
Come to express your support for the Woodshed on Wednesday
April 28th at 6:30pm to the Neighborhood Council of Valley
-Your voice/vote there will make a huge difference in helping
to keep the Woodshed open.
-The meeting will be held at Colfax Elementary School Auditorium,
11724 Addison Street. (on the southwest corner of Colfax and
Addison, south of Magnolia or north of Riverside)
-The boundaries of Valley Village are as follows:
-West: the Tujunga wash; South: the Ventura
(101) freeway; East: the Hollywood freeway; North: Burbank
"Nearly all of the businesses in my neighborhood on Laurel
Canyon around the Woodshed have signed a letter supporting
us and said they have never had any reason to complain against
us. We have never had a parking problem because people can
always find a spot on Laurel Canyon. Let's keep the Woodshed
open !!!" says Paul.
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