Principio Del Comienzo
For his third
cd, Antonio Orozco and his production team of Xavi Pérez
and Tato Latorre came to Los Angeles to work with mixer Rafa
Sardina (Alejandro Sanz, Jessy Moss, Marc Antoine). Mastered
by Stephan Marcussen, the album was mixed at The Mix Room while
it got recorded earlier this year between Tariff and Barcelona.
We hear the
single debuted at #1 in Spain and will be enjoying a worldwide release
on Universal Music.
Sugar Hill (Country)
An avowed audiophile,
De Lisle recorded The Graceful Ghost in her living room, using every
piece of authentic equipment she could lay hands on. It was written
while she and then-boyfriend Murry Hammond (of the Old 97s) were
engaged in a long-distance romance. Reflecting the couples
passion for old time music, the album is a collection of tender,
bittersweet ballads and was released by Sugar Hill Records in 2004.
A twist of fate introduced her to producer/musician Marvin
Etzioni, initially brought aboard to play mandolin on some songs
she wrote. The two hit if off so well, he immediately became a producer,
collaborator and friend. He has produced each of her three previous
self-released efforts. A founding member of Lone Justice, Etzioni
has also worked with Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
albums and eight Grammy nominations later, the Canadian chanteuse
returns with Under My Skin but if you're expecting a whole lot of
the same, you've got another thing coming. Working with producers,
Butch Walker (of the Marvelous 3), Raine Maida (of Our Lady Peace),
Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam), Avril co-wrote the dozen introspective
songs in near secrecy. "I'd just come off my world tour and
got back to Toronto and was writing right away," the 19-year-old
says. "I had no idea what I was going to do. No one did. People
wondered if I'd run out of things to write about, but it was the
opposite." After a lunch date with fellow Canadian singer-songwriter
Chantal Kreviazuk turned into a major chick-bonding session, Avril
and Chantal sat down to write. The chemistry was ineffable. "We
got together one night and all of a sudden we had a song,"
she says. "No one knew what I was up to, not my management,
not my label." The duo got together the next night and wrote
another song. "We did that for two weeks and wrote 12 songs."
Momentum took over and by summer Avril was moving into Chantal and
her husband Raine Maida's Malibu house to record. "I was only
off my tour for a couple of weeks, and I was ready to record,"
Will Lavigne, an L.A. Reid-developed artist, replace Usher, another
Reid-developed artist, at the top of next week's charts? Stay tuned.
For The Party
weeks on the radio charts, Gretchen Wilson's debut single "Redneck
Woman" is No. 1 (for two weeks in a row)! It marks the fastest
climb (in a decade) to the Number 1 position by a new artist's debut
single since "Achy Breaky Heart."
She signed with Sony Music Nashville and its newly-appointed
label head, John Grady, is adamant that Gretchen be portrayed
as she is. "It would be hard for me to be more excited about
a new artist than I am about Gretchen Wilson," Gretchen worked
with producers Mark Wright and Joe Scaife with John Rich co-producing.
The resultant Here For The Party perfectly sums up Gretchen's quest
for getting her music out to the masses. She's not Faith Hill and
she's not Shania Twain, but that's what separates her from the others
and better positions her to speak to a majority of the population
that has long since been without a voice. Just hear her lyrics:
"Victoria's Secret, well their stuff's real nice/ but I can
buy the same damn thing on a Wal-Mart shelf half price/ and still
look sexy, just as sexy as those models on TV/ I don't need no designer
tag to make my man want me..." Gretchen was influenced by singers
like Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn and, of course, Patsy Cline. "I
could feel the pain," she says, "and I could only imagine
what it was like to have an abusive husband and all the different
things that she sang about." In her song she says: "I'm
a redneck woman/ I ain't no high class broad/ I'm just a product
of my raising/ I say, 'hey y'all' and 'yee-haw'/ and I keep my Christmas
lights on/ on my front porch all year long..."!
The new release,
Soul Pharaoh is an experimental album and collaboration between
musicians Jeff Young and Sebastian Haimerl, one from the U.S. and
one from France.
Jeff and Sebastian
are the driving force behind Malibu
Sound Music Productions in Los Angeles. Sebastian Haimerl, the
Founder and CEO of Malibu Sound, is a longtime drummer whose career
has included work as a sound mixer, audio engineer and music producer.
A native of Hamburg, Germany, he moved to California in 1993 to
continue working on music recording and production projects (including
soundtracks for TV series and films) at major recording studios
in Los Angeles. Among the major recording artists he has worked
with are Jackson Browne, AC/DC, Stevie Nicks, Jewel, Slayer and
Tom Jones, to name a few.
is a professional keyboard player, singer and songwriter for over
30 years. He has toured or recorded with major recording artists,
including Shawn Colvin, Alanis Morissette, Curtis Stiger's and Jackson
Browne, with whom he has a close musical relationship as his keyboard
player and co-songwriter. Jeff can also be heard on recordings by
Bonnie Raitt, Chris Botti and on the Ally McBeal (U.S. TV series)
sound tracks with Vonda Shephard.
In 2001 he joined Sting for his world tour Brand New Day and the
subsequent recording of Sting's up-coming album All this time. In
his own words, Jeff says :
"All my live, classical and jazz studies, performance skills,
and the songwriting influences from the artists I've worked with,
have given me a deep understanding about what great music can and
should be about."
Nic Harcourt continues to play the title track from 8mm's sensuous
debut EP, "Opener," word is starting to bubble underground
on the streets and internet, resulting in promising early sales
of the EP.
New York's legendary
cultural provocateur and critic, Jim Fouratt, who describes 8mm
as sexy... wet... and so profoundly intimate," and frontwoman,
Juliette, as a "lovely Win Winders waif."
Beavan produced and mixed Chronic Future single, Time
And Time Again, was added at KROQ this month, taking the buzz
up another notch.
in the Comatorium
Formed by Cedric
Bixler and Omar Rodriguez from the ashes of their previous band
At The Drive-In, The
Mars Volta takes a dizzying journey to hell and back on this
colorfully titled album, traveling inside the mind of a man who
attempted suicide but went into a week-long coma before ultimately
choosing death. As one might expect the ride is intense and at times
disturbing. Galloping bass by Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) provides
the rocky foundation for exploratory psychedelic guitar experimentation
and keyboard soundscapes that paint an aural picture of madness.
The centerpiece of DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM is the 12-minute
plus "Cicatriz Esp." Its long, ambient middle section
lulls you into a nervous calm before breaking out into a Santana-esque
jam. Take care, though; trying to interpret the lyrics, or song
titles ("Eriatarka") for that matter, in a literal sense
will undoubtedly place you in the same deep psychic void as the
subject. In an era where cookie-cutter bands pretending to be angry
at life are the norm, The Mars Volta is a shining example of originality
Rubin, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. Recorded at the Mansion, Los Angeles,
The global giant
who promises to bring (Sony Corporation, its Computer division -SCEI
and IBM temed up) the first prototype Cell-based workstations in
4Q 2004, officially launched Sony Connect early Spring. The service
will feature ATRAC3 audio compression that effectively reduces
the size of audio files while delivering superb sound quality. The
Connect service will offer consumers an easy-to-use, affordable
and secure means of purchasing music online and downloading it to
a wide variety of Sony® portable devices including Net MD
Walkman® recorders, Hi-MD Walkman recorders, ATRAC®
CD Walkman players, and Network Walkman players. With more
than two and a half million Walkman® branded devices compatible
with the service already in use in the U.S. market, Sony is well-positioned
is the .99 sony catalogue and discover new artists...New Found Glory,
Cheryl Crow, the Killers, Carina Round, Toby Laghtman, exclusive
content...not available anywhere else.
Sony's free SonicStage software on your PC and youll have
access to the store whenever youre online. Browse, listen
to samples and download songs for 99 cents, or entire albums for
$9.99 and up.
will travel. With SonicStage, you can listen to music on your computer,
transfer songs to your compatible portable device, or burn it to
The ...tude Tour!
Attitude is a national 17-market concert tour presented by Maybelline
New York, encouraging young women to express themselves with
pride and confidence.
Nina Persson, the Cardigans' singer will join Liz
Phair and California crooner, Kate Rose on the upcoming 'Chicks
with attitude tour.
The trek will
visit the following cities: Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit;
Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia;
Phoenix; Providence, R.I.; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco;
Toronto; and Washington, D.C.
Phair has been
on tour in support of her 2003 self-titled Capitol release, which
debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 334,000 copies
in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Persson and
the Cardigans will launch their first U.S. tour in five years on
May 8 in Hoboken, N.J. The group's latest album, "Long Gone
Before Daylight," will be released May 25 in North America
American Talent Search
Call for Rufus
of the most commercially successful funk groups of the '70s, the
are today best remembered for launching the career of soul diva
Chaka Khan whose fiery lead vocals were easily the band's focal
known for her superb '84 cover of Prince's "I Feel for You,"
R&B singer Khan enjoys a solo success as well as popularity
as a member of the group Rufus. The band is officially launching
The Great American Talen Search to find the next diva who'll be
part of this legendary group. "Were not looking for a
Chaka Khan clone; there was and always will be only one Chaka Khan,
says group co-founder, producer and drummer, André
Fischer. Were looking for an exceptional talent
that will blend effortlessly with the sound and legacy of Rufus,
the band is reunited with an amazing assortment of fantastic musical
friends including: Niki Haris, Bridgette Bryant, Fred Jenkins, Hans
Zermuellen, Donna Taylor and Bill Cantos. To book the Original Hit
Group Rufus coming to a party near you, contact Bob Birk at Paradise
Artists (805) 646-8433.
Khan -- who was eventually billed in addition to the group -- and
an unerring sense of groove, Rufus scored an impressive string of
hit singles on both the pop and R&B charts, which lasted through
the early 80's.
Got the goods? Send your tape, with or without music with (2
songs maximum 2 minutes), and 8x10 photo to Rufus
Contest (see more details on the web site)
Paradise Artists PO Box 1821 Ojai, CA 93024-1821.
OZZfest 2004 Is Looking For Raw Talent
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are looking for the next great band to
rock the OZZfest
2004 main stage alongside Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slayer
be held coast-to-coast to find eight unsigned, undiscovered bands
to take part in a final competition yielding one lucky winner. Not
only will they share the same stage with rock legends, but theyíll
also participate in a nationally televised performance straight
from OZZfest 2004. In addition, the winning band will be awarded
a coveted slot on the second stage at OZZfest 2005 as well as free
music equipment and cash prizes.
Do you think
youíve got what it takes to rock the masses at OZZfest? Prove
it! The audition hotline is: (800) 688-5251 for all the detailed
auditions will be held in Los Angeles on June 11th and in New York
on June 18th.
Presents Beastie Boys & Wyclef Jean
Debuting in Over 30 Million Cable Households through May 30th
The premier music
television network, announced today the airing of an exclusive MUSIC
CHOICE® concerts featuring today's most influential multi-genre
artists. Each concert is recorded live and edited, along with artist
interviews, into a 60-minute program that is aired free by local
cable affiliates across the country. Be
Boys' concert, filmed at England's Glastonbury Festival during
the Hello Nasty Tour, features never-before-seen footage of the
'Boys' performing many of the hits from their extensive discography.
Concert viewers will hear "Sabotage," "Intergalactic,"
"Body Movin'," and over a dozen more fan favorites, including
"Flute Loop" and "Shake Your Rump." The concert
showcases the ability of BEASTIE BOYS to blend rock, rap and hip
hop music into their very own signature music mix that draws generations
of fans of all ages and backgrounds. Mike
D, MCA, and Ad Rock, known as Beastie Boys, recorded the first rap
album to hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Since then, the band has
sold tens of millions of albums, and has been credited as one of
the influential artists of all time. The new album, "To
the 5 Boroughs," drops June 15th on Capitol, following
up on 1998's quadruple-platinum, multiple-Grammy-winning "Hello
Nasty." According to the band the new album was recorded in
one day but it took six year of preparation! Well, leave it to Beastie
humor...watch the interview on the BB web site - we recommend the
will be featured soon...Jean made a name for himself in the world
of eclectic rap music as the frontman of the Fugees, a solo artist,
and a producer in the R&B and dance community. Specializing
in thought-provoking and socially conscientious lyrics, Wyclef blends
guitar and reggae beats to create a unique hip-hop fusion.
Choice is the premier music television network; reaching U.S. households
through digital cable, satellite TV and Broadband. Music Choice
programs interruption-free music for homes and businesses and distributes
televised concerts and music shows. The MUSIC CHOICE® music
channels reach 34 million households and the Music Choice concert
series air in 44 million homes nationally. Headquartered in Horsham,
PA, Music Choice is a partnership among subsidiaries of Microsoft
Corporation, Motorola, Inc., Sony Corporation of America, Warner
Music Group, Inc., EMI Music and several leading U.S. cable providers:
Adelphia Cable Communications, Comcast Cable Communications, Cox
Communications and Time Warner Cable.
By Nicholas Thompson
law called the Martin Act gives New York's attorney general
extraordinary power, yet for 75 years this Excalibur has been left
to rust in its scabbard. Now, Eliot Spitzer is wielding it
against the biggest players on Wall Street -- included are shady
pharmacists, Ponzi schemes, peddlers of fraudulent Salvador Dali
lithos and the record industry.
of the Martin Act is to arm the New York attorney general to combat
Two years ago, Eliot Spitzer, New York's current attorney general
took the Martin Act, the securities legislation that is the legal
equivalent of King Arthur's Excalibur, and plunged it into the guts
of Merrill Lynch. Then he turned his saber on Salomon Smith Barney
and the rest of New York's investment banking industry.
labels have illegally conspired to maintain prices far in excess
of what market conditions would bear, to the tune of some half a
trillion billion dollars over the past 5 years.
In 2002, the
big five recoding companies and three of the biggest music retailers
were found to be fixing CD prices. The industry was charged with
keeping CD prices artificially high in the 1990s with a policy called
"minimum advertised-pricing. The arrangement was that the recording
companies paid for retailers' ads; in return, the stores agreed
to sell CDs at above retail prices.
was led by state governments, and the companies agreed to pay $67.4
million and distribute $75 million in CDs to non-profits. The record
company participants were Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music,
BMG Music and EMI Group, and the retailers were Musicland Stores,
Trans World Entertainment, and Tower Records.
Consider that the Big 5 Labels -- the aforementioned price-fixing
cartel -- "have engaged in acts and practices that have unreasonably
restrained competition in the market for prerecorded music in the
United States through their adoption, implementation and enforcement
of Minimum Advertised Price ('MAP') provisions of their Cooperative
Advertising Programs "). That was the determination of an anti-trust
case brought by several state governments (led by Eliot Spitzer
of NY), as well as a successful civil class action suit.
Legend has it
that after King Arthur fought his final battle, he had Excalibur
thrown back into the lake in which he had found it.
$50 mill in royalties granted to: Major artists: PDiddy (Sean Puffy
Combs) and Dolly Parton among others.
Inside The Minds
Engineer & Music Consultant, was selected by the editorial board
of Inside the Minds (www.Aspatore.com) as a leader in the music
industry, and an author in the recently released book, Inside the
Minds: The Music Business, published by Aspatore Books. Inside the
Minds: The Music Business A Behind the Scenes Glimpse into
Recording, Promotions and Entertainment, is an authoritative, insiders
perspective on the ins and outs of this dynamic industry, written
by an unprecedented collection of Presidents & CEOs representing
some of the top record labels and digital distribution companies,
as well as leading entertainment lawyers and renowned producers
in the field. Discussing the current shape and future state of this
ever-evolving business, these authors offer practical and adaptable
strategies for profiting in an industry driven by talent and fueled
by the desire for success. The impressive list includes: Antonio
"LA" Reid, Chairman & CEO, Island Def Jam; Michael
J. Bebel, President & COO, Napster; Bruce Lundvall, President
& CEO, Jazz & Classics EMI Music North America; Tommy LiPuma,
Chairman, Verve Music Group; Louis J. Pearlman, Chairman & President,
Trans Continental Records.
information on Inside the Minds, please visit Aspatore.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This book can be purchased immediately here and is expected to be
in bookstores nationwide over the next month or two. Order
acopy of this book here, or you can also call 1-866-Aspatore.Congrats
to our Matt Forger for making the list!
2004 Mix LA Open, Monday, June 14, at the Malibu Country Club
Foundation for Excellence in Audio, and benefits the hearing
conservation efforts of the House Ear Institute's Sound Partners
program, music education programs of Sound Art, and scholarships
for students of the audio arts and sciences.
and retailers sponsoring holes and tournament contests include:
Absolute Music, Audio-Technica, CE Pickup/IAC, Design FX, Harman
Pro/JBL Professional, KRK, Shure and Yamaha. Production facilities
such as Moonlight Mastering, Record Plant, and Warner Brothers Studios,
as well as Mix Magazine, are also contributing generously with sponsorships.
is truly a group effort," says tournament director, Karen Dunn,
"Your participation allows us to continue supporting the causes
of hearing conservation and audio education, and also makes for
a great day of golf and camaraderie."
tournament, there will be a barbecue dinner and a silent auction
featuring a wide assortment of donated audio equipment and other
items. Audio gear includes: a Lexicon MPX-550; microphones from
Audio-Technica, BLUE and Shure; an Apogee Electronics MINI-MP and
JBL- LSR25P monitors. Studio time at Royaltone Studios, accommodations
at the SF Marriott, club green fees at the Malibu Country Club and
dinner at NY Marriott Marquis restaurants will also be up for grabs,
along with a Gibson "Les Paul" and Taylor "Big Baby,"
DVDs from Village Roadshow Pictures, a BOSE Wave radio, fine wines,
gourmet food and gift collections from Scentabilities and www.essentialspirit.net.
foursomes and individual tickets are still available. For more information
about these and the silent auction, please visit www.mixfoundation.org,
or contact Karen Dunn at (925) 939-6149 or send email to Karen@TECawards.org.
Celebrate at mediaHYPERIUM
North America's First API Vision Surround Mixing Console
Waltl with the API Vision Surround Mixing Console at mediaHYPERIUM
engineers and producers converged on the award-winning media production
and publishing house mediaHYPERIUM Studios in Torrance, California
for an all-day and night celebration of the studio's new API
has a total of eight, eight-channel Merging Technology Pyramix systems
along with large Pro Tools HD and Nuendo rigs. Both emmLabs/Meitner
and dCS converters are used throughout the facility. "It became
evident that in combination with DSD, SA-CD or any hi-res audio,
you need an analog console. The API Vision's simple, straightforward,
fully discrete design transfers all the emotional impact of the
music...I love that there is no need to patch any channel to get
full 5.1panning," says studio owner, Herbert Waltl. For
more info call the studios at: (310) 891-0006
Be The Revolution
Gen is a new art collective that strives to create a vehicle
to mobilize and apply creative and progressive thinking to enhance
our post-modern world. Be The Revolution, A poster trio designed
by guerrilla artists Robbie
Conal, Shepard Fairey, and Mear One was unveiled at the launch
party this week (May 27th) with Culture
and prominent Chicano-Latino performers supported the event. Other
performers included: KPFK's Jerry Quickley (one of the most well
regarded performance poets in the United States), Jurassic 5's favorite
emcee Chali 2na, and renowned comedian Richard Montoya. More info:
Contacts: Elizabeth Ai: email@example.com
Microsoft Notebook Making music subscriptions portable
Why buy when
you can rent? Microsoft's answer to that question, at least when
it comes to music, is a big win for the RIAA.
In the past
year, two distinct models have emerged in the online music business:
There are download sites, such as Apple Computer's iTunes Music
Store, where customers pay for individual songs and albums. And
there are subscription services, such as RealNetworks' Rhapsody,
which charge a monthly fee for unlimited access to a vast music
One big difference:
Subscription services, in contrast to download sites, generally
don't let people transfer the songs to portable players.
listen to it on your computer, and pay a lot of money for the privilege,
but you can't take it with you," said Apple Chief Executive
Steve Jobs, criticizing the subscription model during a call with
reporters last week.
None other than
Microsoft Corp. is now looking to change that.The Redmond company
is expected to unveil today an updated version of its Windows Media
digital rights management technology, or DRM. Code-named Janus,
it adds the ability to move songs or movies accessed via subscription
sites to portable players -- while maintaining the protections associated
with any given subscription, such as time limits for playback."The
missing piece, the piece that we're delivering with Janus, is the
ability to extend that subscription service content onto devices,
and for it to still be protected," said Jason Reindorp, manager
in Microsoft's Windows consumer group.
believe that portable subscriptions are in the future for music
subscription services," said RealNetworks spokeswoman Erika
Shaffer. "But we don't necessarily think that's a 2004 thing,
because there's a lot of things that have to work besides the technology.
You have to have licenses that makes sense, and you also have to
make sure the technology works seamlessly."
responding to a question about Microsoft's Janus during his call
with reporters last week, questioned whether content owners, such
as the major music labels, would fully back Microsoft's plan, at
least under the current financial models.
owners are not going to license their content through a subscription
model to be put on portable players for $10 a month," he said.
"Fifty dollars a month, and they'll think about it. ... But,
of course, nobody would pay that."
the support of content companies such as Disney and America Online,
and subscription services such as Napster, Microsoft did not say
explicitly whether the big music labels have signed off on the new
technology. But Microsoft's Reindorp said products and services
using the company's new DRM technology should hit the market in
a few months.
of us knows yet is how the consumer is going to react," Doherty
said. "We don't know whether consumers are going to say, 'Hey
this is neat,' or run for the hills." (Todd
Bishop - Seattle Post-Intelligencer).
It is a shame
that my first response to this is not "how cool is this?"
but, rather, "this will be hacked." But, since all of
this is in response to piracy, I am surprised that these folks will
hang their hats on a software solution. Oh, well. Let us hear your
what one of the nerd chat room sites say.
Credits: Tonight Show: NBC; Seal: Steve Jennings
RF guru, Kevin
Sanford, Wireless First, uses 16 channels of Sennheiser wireless
for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" during their weeklong
visit to Las Vegas.
Seal is back
in the headlines with a new album, a top 10 single, and a new tour.
Grammy-winning singer, born in London to Nigerian and Brazilian
parents and a Los Angeles resident for the last 12 years, Seal is
currently promoting a new album and a new single in the U.S. and
Europe with a little help from Neumann and Sennheiser. British singer-songwriter
Seal's silken vocals are miked with the Sennheiser/Neumann
hybrid wireless mic which combines the Sennheiser 5000-N transmitter
with the Neumann KK 105-S capsule, according to front-of-house engineer
by Todd Kaplan
and Clay Aiken perform with Audio-Technica
Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems using the
AEW-T5400 handheld condensers in concert at Nassau Coliseum in Long
Island, New York on March 4, 2004.
The Day After
Tomorrow Opens Memorial Day Weekend
Mark Stoeckinge and David McMoyler
Sound Editor Mark Stoeckinger (imdb) - and his crew at Soundelux
- has completed Sound Editorial work for The Day After Tomorrow
(imdb) (official site) (trailer), directed by Roland Emmerich (imdb).
Starring Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal, The Day After Tomorrow
is scheduled for a domestic release on May 28.
the soundtrack and Watch the incredible Preview here!
Sound Editor David McMoyler and his crew at Soundelux have commenced
work on the feature film Cellular, directed by David R. Ellis. Cellular
is a psychological thriller starring Kim Basinger, Chris Evans and
William H. Macy.
Hip Hop Summit
Ed Lover (Power 105.1 Morning Show with Ed Lover and Monie Love),
Russell Simmons, Michael Saunders (Program Director at Power 105.1),
Irv Gotti (CEO of The Inc. Records).
Center Studio's Grand Ballroom and Power 105.1 FM hosted the
2004 Hip Hop Summit last April 24th, a series of panels and discussions
about various aspects of the hip hop industry. The facility also
donated a full day of recording studio time with an engineer to
10 lucky winners at the summit, which featured guest speakers such
as Def Jam Records founder and keynote speaker Russell Simmons,
Power 105.1 FM¹s morning DJ Ed Lover and artist Fat Joe.
Visiters Score with a BAFTA
original music 2004
Hooper recorded the score at Angel
Studios with engineer Steve Price and mixed it at Hear
No Evil with Steve
Patrick Barlow's adaptation of
Daisy Ashford's charming and funny novel The Young Visiters.
This is the
second collaboration between Hooper, Angel and Hear No Evil, having
composed, recorded and mixed the music for 'The Heart of Me' featuring
Paul Bettany and Helena Bonham Carter earlier in the year.Steve
chose a RADAR
24 system for both projects: 'I prepared guide audio tracks
and clicks at Hear No Evil and then sent the hard drive over to
Steve Price for the orchestral recording. I frequently work in this
way because it's so easy, there are no configuration or hardware
issues to address and I can get on with mixing literally in less
than a minute of receiving the drive.'
for an award was "the Lost Prince', music by Adrian Johnston
and recorded and mixed by Steve Parr in Rome, Bratislava, and London.
Johnston recently won the Emmy for "Shackleton.' Steve Parr
was recently in NY recording live for a 6.1 DVD of the music of
Steve Reich to be released later this year.
Avatar Studios Hosts Spider-Man II, Dylan and Queen
Neal Avron recently came to Avatar
studios with Yellowcard,
recording a song for the upcoming Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. Brian
Montgomery and Peter Doris assisted in studio A (Neve 8068). Engineer
Chris Shaw recently was at Avata Studio B mixing Bob Dylan's live
performances for a live album release on studio B's SSL 9000 console.
Brian Montgomery assisted, Jeff Rosen produced. Producer Arif Mardin
recently in recording an upcoming Queen Latifah album with engineer
O'Reilly in studio C (NEVE-VRP72). Brian Montgomery assisted
and handled pro tools editing. Also,
Diana Krall's new album "The Girl in the Other Room" featured
last month on studioexpresso's home page was also recorded at Avatar
mastering engineer Bob Katz is well known in the industry as a digital
audio guru whose informative articles and equipment reviews may
regularly be seen in print as well as online. Katz, who owns and
Domain, a mastering facility
close to Orlando, Florida, reports that Metric
Halo's SpectraFoo signal analysis and metering software has
proven itself to be an indispensable tool, regardless of the task.
essential tool that just won't let you down," says Katz, observing
that its versatility is the key.He continues, "My book, 'Mastering
Audio' [Focal Press, 2002], contains many images that were created
using SpectraFoo to illustrate the problems with or
the advantages of certain types of equipment. For example, I demonstrated
in the book how, even if you're working at 44.1kHz, there is an
advantage to upsampling to 88.2kHz or 96kHz to avoid distortion
in compressors and other types of non-linear processors."
SpectraFoo even incorporates a metering system invented by Katz.
"It's called K-System metering," he explains, "which
is very ergonomic for mixing and mastering and to get an idea of
the apparent loudness of your material, as well as a visual indication
of overloads. I can do that at any sample rate up to 96kHz."
For more info visit TransAudioGroup.
Chop For Your Music Chops!
Ended with A Bang, Thanks to the producers and GcPro!
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thanks to all the sponsors and our fab friends Al Sanderson (San
Diego), Janice Lee (San Francisco) , David Gross and Jeff Leisawitz
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a look at the gallery here!
Over forty highly
productive sessions from The Record Company of the Future to making
money through peer-to-peer file sharing---to Producers on Artist
Development and New Subscription Models---- find out about the latest
trends and services---new ways of promoting your projects--and make
the connections you need in order to continually further your career
on a daily basis and stake your claim in this multi billion dollar
Hilton and Conference Center
5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles
Address: Sund June 13 5:30pm:
Grammy Winning Producer/Musician/A&R: André
and panelists include: Miles Copeland (ARK21), Derek Sivers (CD
baby) and producer/mixer/engineer, Matt
Zuckerman 973-228-4450 TIX:
$30 off the walk up registration price when you register early!
Tickets are only $99 per person which includes admission to all
events and VIP Parties!
Or pay $129
at the door, day of shows.
Since our last report re Kulak's Woodshed saga with the LA city
parking ordinance threat to shut the place down...the coffeehouse/live
music joint has managed to stay open thanks to a grat councilwoman,
Wendy Gruel and lot of supporters like you! Paul reports they even
raised $2,500 to deal with immenant dues and going for the $10k
mark. Good luck Paul!
by Music Tour
Digidesign and Apple's "Motivated
by Music" is a free worldwide tour that offers professionals
and aspiring pros the opportunity to see and hear the latest Apple
and Digidesign innovations. Coming
to Miami Beach, FLi...Jun 03, 04 Eden Roc 4525 Collins Avenue 305-531-0000
- 89 Years Young!
Monday, June 7, 2004, at 8 p.m., guitar legend Les Paul will celebrate
his 89th birthday at his longtime New York City home, The Iridium
Jazz Club, located at 1650 Broadway (corner of 51st). Hip Hip!
Look of Love!
Congratulations to mixer/engineer/musician Eddie
Miller and his lovely fiancee, Samantha on their recent engagement!
don't DESERVE to sell. But if a record's got the goods, all the
supposed rules don't apply. For, it's just a great work waiting
to meet its audience. Which it will, if you're committed and make
it a PRIORITY!!!!" -- Robert Scott Lefsetz
solo live is like making love. You have to pay attention to the
things that make your partner respond -- and space them out so they
come at exactly the right time. It's one big, long orgasm."
never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form
---John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) October 26, 1963