Certified 4X Platinum and winner of two Grammy Awards (best
new artist and best hard rock performance) Fallen is by four-piece
rock outfit from Little Rock, Arkansas who arose in the late
'90s, escaping the town's stagnant soft-rock and death-metal
scenes. Co-founders Amy Lee (vocalist) and Ben Moody (lead
guitarist) met at a junior high summer camp, where Moody was
so impressed by Lee's piano rendition of Meat Loaf's "I'd
Do Anything For Love" that he asked the young talent
to join him in a band; the two clicked instantly as songwriting
soulmates, influenced by the likes of Bjork, Tori Amos, and
Danny Elfman as well as classical and grunge music.
added guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray to their
lineup, giving them more leverage to deliver the intricate
harmonies and dramatic orchestration displayed in their enchanting
major-label debut, Fallen, which was produced in Los Angeles
by former Ugly Kid Joe guitarist Dave Fortman (who has also
produced Eyehategod, Stereo Fuse, Soilent Green). The album's
first single--a beautiful, post-industrial rock track against
a piano ballad backdrop called "Bring Me To Life"--also
appears in the blockbuster movie Daredevil and its accompanying
soundtrack. Catch them on the Letterman Show 2/26! Congrats
release from the winner of 2002 Electronic album of the year
by Los Angles artist, Scott G features mixes by: Matt
Forger (Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney) , F. Troy (Mortal
Loom and "Blade" remixes). RD (#1 in Russia with
a G-Man remix) DJ Insane (#5 in Europe with a G-Man remix)
William Morosi (jazz artist "like George Duke on acid").
You may download Scott G on Itunes.
With over 6 million downloads over the years, the Swedish
duo Lagoona have been thrilling digital music fans since '96.
These amazing electronic tracks feature the Kaveh Azizi remix
of "Into My Dream" has had the #1 spot on the top10
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Npogue on ssl
engineer Neal Pogue has been working with the Grammy Award-Winning
duo Outkast for 10 years. Pogue most recently mixed seven tracks
on Andre 3000s The Love Below (one-half of Outkasts
latest release) including the smash hit of 2003/2004 Hey Ya!
The recent Grammy Award-winner mixed six of Andres creations
at Larrabee North Studios in Universal City, CA on an SSL SL 9000
J Series SuperAnalogue console, while he traveled to New Yorks
Hit Factory to use an SSL XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console
for Hey Ya!
Pogue, who has
worked with many other artists including TLC ("Waterfalls"),
Beyonce & Bilal ("Everything I Do" from the Fighting
Temptations Soundtrack), Res ("Ice King") and En Vogue
("Don't Let Go (Love)"), explains his reasoning for choosing
love the SSL EQ's, which are perfect for making synths edgy. Also,
I am a compression fiend when it comes to my kick and snare drums,
and I will only use the SSL compression for those as well. Pogue
explains about XL 9K, "SSL created a new panning system in
the 'K' called Ulti-Pan, which can be automated and it is superb.
I have a blast using the SSL pen to create my ideas."
In addition to
"Hey Ya!," Pogue also mixed "She Lives in My Lap,"
"She's Alive," "Prototype," "Take Off Your
Cool" (featuring Grammy Award-winner Norah Jones), "Spread"
and "Vibrate." Just like "Hey Ya!," these tracks
are quite "fresh and clean" as well, with SSL again providing
the clarity and precision.
on the SSL consoles are wonderful as well," states Pogue. "I
get a lot of recorded tracks that sound really muddy. So, it's great
to use the low-pass filter and make it sound cleaner. I am a self-proclaimed
nitpicker when it comes to mixing, and SSL consoles help me create
the mixes I envision in my mind."
in the Effanel L-7 truck minutes before showtime... L-R:Eric Schilling
- Member of the TV Committee, Hank Neuberger - Supervisor of Broadcast
Audio, Jay Vicari - Music Mixer, John Harris - Music Mixer, Randy
Ezratty - 5.1 Sound Designer, Phil Ramone - Chairman of the P&E
Wing for The Recording Academy and Supervisor of Broadcast Audio,
Leslie Lewis - Director of the Producer & Engineer Wing and
Producer of the 2004 Grammy Nominee CD.
Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage
It takes an army
of pro's behind the scenes to make the 46th Grammy® Awards
5.1/HDTV Telecast look and sound so amazing. And this was the first
year that the Grammy Awards were available to every home in America
in surround sound and Hi-def TV.
Jones in the House at Avatar
Nine Grammy nominees recorded their works at Avatar
Brubeck sessions that took place in Avatar's Studio C. L-R: Tino
Passante (Studio Manager, Avatar), Jack Renner
(Engineer), Dave Brubeck, Kirk Imamura (President, Avatar) Jones:
Kirk Imamua, Tino Passante, Arif Mardin (producer),
Norah Jones, Jay Newland (engineer)
who recorded her highly anticipated follow up album, "Feels
Like Home" at Avatar. Over eight songs from the album, released
on February 10th, were recorded at Avatars Studio C. Telarc
Records recently recorded Dave Brubeck in DSD for 5.1 Surround.
The recording featured a live interview by Walter Cronkite in the
Studio. Jack Renner engineered with help from Peter Doris. Russell
Gloyd produced the record. Metal band Anthrax recently camped out
in Studio A recording their new greatest hits album. They took over
a second room at Avatar to work on a live DVD for Sanctuary Records.
Hank Neuberger and Anthony Ruotolo engineered the sessions with
help from Peter Doris. Neil Dorfsman recently in recording with
producer/percussionist Mino Cinelu for French artist Bernard Lavillier.
Aya Takemura assisted
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Yamaha d. Fly!
is known in some circles as d.Fly. Regardless of the nickname's
background, the composer has the well-earned reputation for being
able to deliver a unique brand of quirky, original music while remaining
true to the needs and demands of the projects he scores.
Schwartz recently upgraded his workspace with two new Yamaha
02R96 digital mixing consoles just in time for his latest project-scoring
and writing original music for the critically-acclaimed Fox television
Development. Ron Howard serves as one of the show's executive
producers and narrator. "It's a very funny, smart show,"
Schwartz explains. "We often have upwards of fifteen minutes
of music for each half hour episode."
Burton signed from cd produced by Jeff
Viastar Records Signs L.A. Based Singer-Songwriter Jaryd Burton
to Multi-Album Recording and Merchandising Agreements
Viastar Director of A&R Shiva Baum, Jaryd was a finalist at
the popular breeding ground for undiscovered talent, Acoustic Live.net
contest, sponsored by L.A. taste-maker web-site The
L.A Music Scene . Directly following the competition Jaryd went
into the studio with producer Jeff Gross (http://www.jag144.com)
and recorded a live 10 song cd which captured jaryd in his purest
form. It was this CD that caught the ear of Viastar Records. Congrats
Jeff and Jaryd!
to get into SCS
Alex Greenwald, Tom Weir, Jess Conrad, Jacques Brautbar, Sam Farrar
and Darren Robinson
Sound recently welcomed renowned engineer David Bianco as he records
and mixes V2 artists The Burning Brides, produced by George Drakoulias.
Tom Weir mixing and Richard Feldman producing legendary reggae artists
Toots And The Maytals who have a whos-who of recording greats
on their new V2 release: Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt,
Ryan Adams, Trey Anastasio, Shaggy, Rahzel, No Doubt, Bootsy Collins
and The Roots, Bunny Wailer, Keith Richards, Rachel Yamagata and
others, all take part in this amazing record. Tom
also recorded and mixed Phantom Planet and Pete Yorn for NPRs
New Ground hosted by Chris Douridas. SCS
is also busy with producers Steve Plunkett and Spencer Propher recording
songs for Britney Spears untitled movie for ABCs Family
Dr. Dre Detox
.'The Detox', which is unlikely to be released until 2005, is the
follow-up to 1999's '2001' album by Dr Dre, and is likely to feature
guest appearances from Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Knoc-Turn'al,
as well as G-Unit's Lloyd Banks, Guvner and Game. Co-producer Scott
Storch told MTV: "I'd describe it as the most advanced rap
album musically and lyrically we'll probably ever have a chance
to listen to."
Department of Recorded Music
At Tisch School
of Arts, New York University
studio offers an SSL XL 9024K Series console
Germano of the Studio Design Group was approached by old friend,
Clive Davis, chairman and CEO of BMG North America, regarding the
Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York
Universitys Tisch School of Arts. Davis wanted Germano to
design and build a studio for a university course, which would provide
students with a well-rounded background in the inner workings of
the recording industry. Wanting the classroom facility to be as
close to high-end professional studios as
possible, Germano brought in longtime colleagues Dave Bell of Whitemark
in England and Dave Malekpour of Professional
Audio Design (PAD) -- 781-982-2600.
Soundleux Mics Star at Smith's Riverhouse and Sixteen Place Studios
Paul Reed Smith, Matt
Paul Reed Smith
has become synonymous with excellence in the crafting of guitars.
When Smith went looking for the best microphones that money can
buy for his new Riverhouse
recording studio, he chose the Brauner
VM1 tube mic and the Soundelux
195 both available through Transamerica Audio Group. Matt McPherson
is in the enviable position of having the wherewithal to write,
produce, record and perform his music under his own exact terms
- he owns Autumn Records, Sixteen Place Studios on Music Row in
Nashville and now, two Soundelux ELUX 251 microphones.
Napster has announced they will soon offer tracks for 97 cents per
track for premium subscribers. As they roll out a new version that
will accommodate various portable players, including Creative's
popular Nomad line, Dell's Digital Jukebox , Rio and others. Napster's
Premium Service subscribers, meanwhile, will be able to buy tracks
in bulk for as little as 80 cents per song. They will also offer
a package of 50 tracks for $39 to premium subscribers.
At Lincoln Center
Recording Studio Operator/Tenant For New Home
18, 2004, the 100,000-square-foot FPRH is the first performing arts
facility built specifically for jazz, and marks the first extension
of the Lincoln Center campus in ten years. In addition to jazz,
FRPH will also accommodate other forms of performing arts, such
as opera, dance, orchestral music and film.
Located in the
new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, JALC's $128 million facility
will have three major venues utilizing recording services: Rose
Theater (1,000+ capacity), The Allen Room (500+ capacity) and Dizzy's
Club Coca-Cola (140 capacity), in addition to the interactive Ertegun
Jazz Hall of Fame and the Irene Diamond Education Center, which
houses the recording studio, the Louis Armstrong Classroom and The
Edward John Noble Foundation Studio.
JALC's new recording
facilities are being designed and completed by "Sound of Jazz"
(SOJ), a partnership JALC formed including specialists from Artec
Consultants Inc. and The Walters-Storyk Design Group. Along with
FPRH's world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, JALC has acquired
the widest range of acoustical, electro-acoustical and theatrical
design skills available.
The new tenant
will assist JALC in its mission to integrate live music, recording,
audio for video and asset management with state-of-the-art audio
standards. The operator/tenant will install all necessary professional
audio equipment and provide experienced staffing. The operator/tenant
will participate in all recording done on-site, working with JALC
to record and archive a significant percentage of FPRH's jazz performances,
as well as periodic JALC education programs. The estimated gross
revenue of the recording facility is projected to be in excess of
$1 million annually.
JALC will choose
the recording studio operator/tenant from all qualified candidates,
both domestic and international, in April 2004. E-mail Chris
Stone WSG or call 323-465-7697
About Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center is a not-for-profit arts organization committed
to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz. Under the
leadership of Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and President/CEO
Hughlyn F. Fierce, JALC advances a unique vision for the continued
development of the art of jazz, producing a year-round schedule
of performance, education and broadcast events for audiences of
all ages, from around the world. Downloadable
singer Howard Johnson recently mastered a new album entitled: "Soul
Japan Presents Family Snapshots", featuring Johnson, Dave Cochran,
Portrait, Regis Branson, and Ed Johnson at Cups 'N Strings. Seen in
the studio are Howard Johnson (L) and studio owner/chief engineer
Bruce Maddocks. studio: 310.656.9356
Howard Johnson at Cups
A film charting the seven-year career odyssey of The Dandy Warhols
and their friends The Brian Jonestown Masacre has won the special
JURY PRIZE at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. A labour of love by first-time
director Ondi Timoner picked up the documentary award at the prestigious
festival last month. The film has now been picked up for major distribution
in the US by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures.
Often using a spy-cam planted in her hat, Timoner chronicled the
changing friendship between Newcombe and Taylor as their paths crossed
JOBS On Hollywood
P. Jobs, Pixar chief executive, right, with Richard Cook, chairman
of Walt Disney Studios.
executives have wondered whether Apples' Steve Jobs's recent breaking
off the Disney negotiations was partly a prelude to efforts to take
the top job at a Hollywood company - maybe even Disney's Mr. Eisner's
job. But others note that Mr. Jobs has always done best when he
has stayed close to the technology. And they predict that this new
media mogul will have no need to go Hollywood.
The success of Mr. Jobs's digital film studio, Pixar, has come not
from upending the business of distributing movies, but from employing
computers as powerful creative tools for movie animators steeped
in the traditional art of storytelling.
For all his talk of revolution over the years, Mr. Jobs has taken
a disciplined, evolutionary approach to the media industry that
has been remarkably successful: Apple is the leader in the music
download market and Pixar's "Finding Nemo'' is one of the most
financially successful animated films.
"With his fingers in music and film and computers, it is obvious
that Steve can now hold his head up with the other moguls,"
said Danny Hillis, a former computer scientist at Disney's Imagineering
division and now the chief technology officer of Applied Minds,
a technology and consulting company in Glendale, Calif.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Mr. Jobs's longtime rival,
the Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, exhibited a portable media player
that he is counting on to surpass Apple's iPod, because the Microsoft
device can play not only music but videos.
But several days earlier, in an interview after he introduced an
even smaller version of the iPod, Mr. Jobs said he doubted there
would be a mass market for a small, portable video player.
"With an inexpensive pair of headphones you can approximate
a $10,000 speaker system," he said. "However, there is
no portable video alternative for a 50-inch plasma HDTV screen.
He acknowledged that Apple was experimenting with portable video
technologies, but he also noted that two excellent portable products
were already available for watching movies: portable DVD players
and notebook computers with DVD drives.
Mr. Jobs points out that Hollywood has been much more sophisticated
than the recording industry about expanding its distribution strategy.
It is already possible, for example, to watch movies in a wide range
of different ways, including rental videos, pay-per-view and even
Joins Board of Directors of INgrooves
Al Teller, the former Chairman & CEO of MCA Music Entertainment
Group, including the record label and publishing division, and former
President of CBS Records and Columbia Records has joined the Board
of Directors of INgrooves.
San Francisco-based INgrooves, a digital label and distribution
company, has quickly established itself as one of leading providers
of Dance & Electronic music content to the digital music services
such as iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and MusicMatch. In his role on
the Board of Directors, Mr. Teller will lend his 30 years of music
industry experience to INgrooves and its goal of creating the dominant
record label in the new digital era.
LA Reid, New
Chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group
Group has named Antonio 'L.A.' Reid to Chairman of The Island
Def Jam Music Group, announced CEO Doug Morris, and President
Zach Horowitz. Reid's appointment is effective February 12, 2004.
"We couldn't be happier to be working with an executive who
has the range of talents that Antonio brings to the company,"
stated Morris. "He is a multidimensional music man and entrepreneur,
whose hallmarks have been a deep love of music and an incredibly
successful track record in building the careers of world-class artists.
I am confident that we will have a smooth transition and begin a
new era of growth and excitement for Island Def Jam." "This
is an amazing opportunity to work with the most talented artists
and executives in the recording industry, including Doug, Zach and
Jimmy, who are the absolute best in the business," commented
Reid, an award-winning
producer, most recently served as President & CEO of Arista
Records. While there, he scored commercial success with such artists
as OutKast, whose album Speakerboxxx-The Love Below, recently earned
three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, and remains one
of the best-selling albums in the country, as well as Sarah McLachlan,
Dido, 2004 Grammy winner Pink and Avril Lavigne, among many others.
His artists at Arista won five 2004 Grammy Awards and garnered a
total of 31 nominations. Formerly, he served as Co-President of
the highly successful LaFace Records, which he co-founded in 1989
with producer-songwriter Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds. Under Reid's
leadership, LaFace had grown into one of the music industry's most
successful record labels, dominating the pop and R&B charts
with such top acts as TLC, Toni Braxton, Usher, Tony Rich, Pink,
OutKast and others. In total, the Atlanta-based label had sold more
than 50 million albums worldwide. Prior to founding LaFace Records,
Reid garnered 33 No. 1 singles and three Grammy Awards with Babyface
as the producing-songwriting duo behind such chart-topping acts
as Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, the Jacksons, Bobby Brown, Paula
Abdul and Sheena Easton. Smooth landing L.A.!
To Head Warner Music
Move reunites Bronfman with chief of Island Def Jam Music Group
Edgar Bronfman Jr. has lured Lyor Cohen away from Island Def Jam
Music Group to head Bronfman's recently acquired Warner Music Group.
The move reunites Cohen with Bronfman, who led a group of investors
that purchased Warner Music Group in November for $2.6 billion.
The pair worked together when Bronfman was head of the Universal
media conglomerate, until Bronfman sold all of those music, film,
TV and theme-park assets to the French company Vivendi in 2000.
runs things in a way the other guys can't," his longtime friend
and business partner Russell Simmons said in a statement. "When
most people throw money at things, Lyor throws creativity ... his
vision is just different. You have to find new ways to do things.
You have to be creative. The whole business needs to be revamped
and Lyor knows how to do this and that's why this new job is perfect
job in entertainment was running a nightclub in Los Angeles. In
the early 1980s he came to New York and wangled a job with Simmons'
management company, starting as road manager for Run-DMC. Soon after,
Simmons founded the pioneering Def Jam Records, which launched the
careers of LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and many others.
Cohen made himself so indispensable that Simmons gave him equity
in the company - which they sold to Universal for $130 million in
1999. Universal then merged Def Jam with Island Records and put
Cohen in charge, making him responsible for acts far beyond rap.
Bronfman's purchase of Warner Music Group instantly created one
of the world's largest music companies. Warner's share of the market
is second only to Universal; as of last November, Warner had approximately
18 percent of overall market share, while Universal had about 28
percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Among the top
artists on Warner's roster include Madonna, Missy Elliott, Faith
Hill, Matchbox Twenty, Kid Rock, Staind and Metallica. Its recent
success include crooner Josh Groban, who recently held the No. 1
position on the album charts.
Cohen's arrival does not hint at a greater shakeup at Warner.
1st and 2nd 2004
Booked by LA's
Goldenvoice, Coachella is the closest thing to a British music festival
in America. Held in the mystical Mojave desert at the Empire Polo
Field in Indio, CA (two hours east of Los Angeles), it is an unparalleled
Zen experience with a diverse musical lineup that takes place for
two days and nights under a galaxy of stars, swaying palm trees,
green grass and beautiful scenery.
Music fans travel from around the globe to experience a truly unique
line-up of musical acts featured in four stage areas spread throughout
78 acres amid gorgeous desert sunsets and mountainous views. With
its strongest headlining line-up ever, 2004 will find mega-artists
Radiohead, The Cure, the newly reunited Pixies and Kraftwerk on
the main stages.
The festival is known to showcase up and coming acts that in the
months and years to follow become massive. Many of the performances
by past bands like The Strokes, Underworld, Bjork, and Kruder &
Dorfmeister have gone down in entertainment history as the act's
best-ever in the US. Last year, the Goldenvoice-promoted event attracted
68,000 music fans.
Los Angeles' GoldenVoice is the promoter and Tickets for the festival
went on sale February 14 (Valentine's Day) at Ticketmaster.
Radiohead will lead the Saturday night line-up with performances
by The Pixies and Kraftwerk scheduled as well, while The Cure will
conclude the festival on Sunday night. General admission tickets
are priced at $75 per day, with a limited amount of 2-day tickets
available for $140 plus $1 per day donated to charity. In the Coachella
festival tradition, there is free parking and the doors to the venue
will open at noon on both days. Parking lots open at 9am and camping
is available for the entire weekend close by. For more lineup announcements
and information on nearby hotels, camping facilities, restaurants
and more, click here: Coachella
Chops Announces Spring West Coast Tour
Seminars Explore New Revenue Sources for Audio/Music Pros
of Studio Business Chops, regional seminars focusing on business
tips and techniques for music and pro audio professionals, have
announced a West Coast tour in mid-May. San Diego, May 15; Los Angeles,
May 16; San Francisco/Oakland, May 18; Sacramento, May 19; Portland,
May 21 and Seattle, May 22 are included in the tentative schedule,
with venues for the seminars to be announced shortly.
GC Pro (Guitar Centers professional division), Studio Business
Chops afternoon seminars are facilitated by management coach
John Stiernberg, author of Succeeding in Music. Hes joined
by an array of industry professionals, from music supervisors and
record producers to project and commercial studio operators, discussing
topics including: Strategies to Win Clients and Market Share, Business
Plan Tips and Techniques, and a New Revenue Sources roundtable.
seminars are a unique opportunity for music and audio professionals
to understand the specific challenges of their business," says
Tom Menrath, director of business development for GC Pro. "We've
supported the program from the beginning as an excellent educational
business resource for so many of GC Pro's customers." Professional
products, support services and resources from a wide variety of
suppliers are displayed around the presentation halls.
side of the music business has created huge new challenges that
need to be addressed by industry professionals, says event
producer David Schwartz. This is a unique learning environment
where top music business leaders share their practical and radical
views of doing business in the evolving audio-music world. Its
an educational marketplace, with a community flavor and futuristic
technology on display.
is a major emphasis at the show on opportunities in non-traditional
areas for music professionals, like video games, ring tones and
interactive entertainment, as well as the quickly growing business
potential in the film and television worlds, according to
event co-producer, Giovanna Imbesi. For more info: e-mail David
Gabriel and Eno
launch online label
and Brian Eno (Roxy Music) are launching a provocative new musicians'
alliance that would cut against the industry grain by letting artists
sell their music online instead of only through record labels. At
MIDEM, the pair handed out a small manifesto called the "Magnificent
Union of Digitally Downloading Artists" or MUDDA. The pamphlet
has ideas for artists to release their music online with more release
Eno and Gabriel
both suggested they'd welcome a chance to make songs that stand
artist who works incredibly slowly," Gabriel said. "If
some of those (songs) could be made available, you don't have to
be so trapped into this old way of being confined only by the album
former Genesis singer and world music promoter is interested in
putting multiple versions of the same song online. He's also looking
forward to being able to hear unfinished music from other artists.
at the moment ... to try to find a moment when a song is right.
You stick the pin in the butterfly and put it in the box and you
sell the box," he said. "Music is actually a living thing
Apart from being
a successful musician, running his own record studio and the Real
World record label, Peter Gabriel is also active in the field of
digital downloading. As one of the founders of OD2, which stands
Demand Distribution, he is offering 300,000 songs in MP3 and
WMA format and the download technology to retailers like Freeserve,
Tiscali, Wanadoo and Virgin.
Drawing inspiration from pop culture, Mexican Muralists, superhero
comic book art, and the German Expressionists, Michael Canos
paintings have been the subject of admiration and collection by
a wide range of notable actors, musicians, and entertainment industry
figures. Already Lauded Among a Diverse Crowd of Music, Film &
Literary Luminaries, 45 of Michael Canos Paintings Are Making
Their Public Debut February 15th April 1st at the Barracuda
(7600 Melrose Ave.)
Catch a special
Media Event/Showcase of Canos works as well as music from
the forthcoming Ruta 100 U.S. Latin Alternative Compilation
Saturday, March 20th (6:00PM-9:00PM). To attend this special event
please RSVP to Josh Norek
at JN Media 323.933.2069
Id like to take oil painting lessons from Cano one day.
Cano did now hangs in my familys home in Mexico City. Everyone
agrees that it captured me perfectly. -Joselo (Café
SSL C Series
Mason Jr's Underdog Entertainment
Grammy Winner SSL launched the C100 and C200 at last April's NAB.
customers include six C232 for Fox Television and a C248 mixing
daily at Harvey Mason Jr's Underdog Entertainment. Odds On Recording
in Las Vegas took delivery of one recently.
The broadcast industry has been quick to embrace the console's excellent
design, unique and innovative features and ability to meet the challenges
of DTV. The C200 has drawn clients from both the music and post
production industries due to the console's ability to address high
bandwidth recording standards.
Broadcast Consoles have been sold to facilities around the world
topping 15 installations since its release including two consoles
to Danish Broadcasting; one to the Golf Channel, FL; one to NHK
Sapporo, Japan; one to Disney Broadcast; one to NBA Entertainment,
NJ; one to Core Digital, AZ; two consoles to Seoul Broadcast (SBS),
Korea; one to TCN Channel 9, Australia; one to ABC TV3, NY; one
to Nippon Hoso, Japan; one to MBC, Korea; one to the Food Network,
NY and one to Comcast, PA. C200 Sales reached 15 and spanned the
globe, including one console to Office Terra, Japan; one to WCU;
one to Underdog Entertainment, CA; one to Imagica Akasaka, Japan;
one to Bicoastal Recording, NY; four to Fox Promo, CA; two to Fox
Sports, CA; one to Croatian Radio, Croatia; one to Omnibus, Japan;
one to TV Tokyo, Japan and one for Odds On Recording, LV.
looking forward to continuing this upward trend in 2004, with continued
strong market penetration for the C100 and C200," RickPlushner,
president of SSL
North America says.
Rick Plushner, Phil Ramone and Phil Wagner.
Legendary producer/engineer Phil Ramone presented
Rick Plushner, president of Solid State Logic, and Phil Wagner,
senior vice president of Solid State Logic, with this year's Technical
Grammy at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA.
The award recognizes SSL, the world's largest manufacturer of professional
analogue and digital audio consoles for music, broadcast, post production
and film, for the design and production of industry-defining audio
mixing consoles over the years.
Engineer Maddy Spindel, Rick Springfield and Scooby, Producer Ronnie
2004 is off to
a busy start at The Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles,
where the synergy of pop, rock, commercial and film music making
continues hot. Recent sessions at The Village have included British
indie rockers Travis and Starsailor, Rickie Lee Jones and the always-iconoclastic
Randy Newman; all of the above were recording on Studio Ds
Neve 88R console with engineer Jason Wormer for live broadcast on
KCRW radios top-rated Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Also in Studio
D was Rambo himself: Sylvester Stallone, along with John Cleese,
Jack Black, Holly Hunter and William H. Macy, all recording voiceovers
for the upcoming animated movie Automatons with producers Ed Solomon
and Chris Matheson and engineer Wormer. In Studio B, Rick Springfield
mixed for a new release with producer Ronnie Grinnel, engineer Maddy
Spindel, and mascot Scooby! (See accompanying photo).
And more: Blues
master Keb Mo hammered out pre-production for a new project
with engineer Mark Johnson, singer/songwriter Poe cut tracks with
engineer Jim Mitchell, the sultry Mya recorded a song for Shrek
II, Janet Jackson recorded vocals with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry
Lewis, and Guns N Roses camped out cutting new tracks
with producer/engineer Caram Costanzo and Pro Tools engineer Eric
to the Fab Four!
It was forty
years ago on Feb 7th, when the
Beatles came to America and changed American music and life
forever. We salute the fab four on this month of Febrauary dedicated
to St. Valentine's. "All you need is Love." -- Lennon