Purple Road Tour With Drawmer Processors
sound engineer, Jon Weston (Les Misérables, The Glass Menagerie
Man of La Mancha), chose Drawmer
DS404 quad gates, DS501 power gates, a DL251 spectral compressor,
and DA6 distribution amps for the touring company of the critically
acclaimed "The Color Purple."
An adaptation of Alice Walker's immensely powerful book, The Color
Purple Broadway musical recently took to the road and is currently
playing an extended engagement in Chicago. The show's tremendous
success and gushing reviews from otherwise stolid critics are owning
in no small part to the spectacular attention to detail that has
characterized every aspect of the production, not least of which
is the show's studio quality sound reinforcement. Jon Weston, a
25-year veteran of theater sound, perfected every nuance of The
Color Purple's sound design.
Drawmer signal processing equipment figured prominently, owing to
the manufacturer's flawless record of reliability and legendary,
sought-after sound. The music for The Color Purple spans Gospel,
Blues, Jazz, and Rock and is performed by a band big enough to crowd
any orchestra pit. Weston specified Drawmer DS404 quad gates and
DS501 power gates for all of the drum kit mics along with the electric
bass. The DS404 features four frequency-sensitive and fully adjustable
gates in a single rack space. The DS501 features two frequency-sensitive
gates with expanded dynamic control and Ivor Drawmer's unique Peak
Punch feature for transient accentuation.
Since Drawmer came out with the first flexible and truly usable
noise gate over 25 years ago, almost every other signal processing
company has introduced a gate of their own. When asked why the legendary
Drawmer gate remains the gold standard, Weston replied, "Drawmer
gates are so musical! No matter how fast I need to make the release,
there's never a moment when I feel like I've snipped something off
- it just sounds like a fader closing very quickly. There's never
a perceptible click either, as you can get with other manufacturer's
gates. The EQ on the key is so much more effective than other's
as well. Drawmer gates are the gold standard because, in my opinion,
they are perfect."
Weston specified a Drawmer DL251 spectral compressor for the snare
and for the bass drum. The DL251 features Ivor Drawmer's one-of-a-kind
high-frequency compensation circuitry that generates compressed
material that, while dynamically tamed, sounds as lively and bright
as the pre-processed signal. The bass drum application is particularly
"We mix two bass drum mics together," Weston explained,
"one just outside the hole, one inside the drum. Then we send
those through the DL251 spectral compressor. It takes a little bit
of fiddling, but once we have it, it's very nice. When the drummer
kicks lightly, we get this nice, warm 'puh'
sound. When he kicks a little harder, the spectral compressor kicks
in and the sound gets more directed. It's perfect because there
are times when the music calls for drive under dialog. We don't
always want a big kick characteristic because it may not go with
what's happening dramatically. The Drawmer DL251 Spectral Compressor
makes that - and more - possible."
Finally, while not in a 'starring role,' seven Drawmer DA6 distribution
amplifiers keep the show going. The single rack space, six-channel
units handle all of the "show program" distribution for
intercom and paging systems for the incredibly elaborate show. When
asked why he chose Drawmer for this application, Weston answered,
"Because show program is one thing we cannot afford to have
go down during a show. I'm sure we've all had a bad experience with
show program going down to the stage manger or the spot booth. With
Drawmer and our proprietary distribution scheme, it has yet to happen.
Drawmer is positively bulletproof. You can't put a price on that!"
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at the SSL C300 at Editworks is dubbing mixer Adrian Smith
of the UK's leading post-production houses, has installed a Solid
State Logic C300 Master Studio System. Editworks, which specializes
in high-end programs for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, chose the C300
to accommodate a sharp increase in 5.1-channel post-production work
as high-definition television proliferates Pictured at the C300
at Editworks is dubbing mixer Adrian Smith.
high-definition television includes supplying an enhanced audio
experience, so the future growth in television audio post-production
will be a steady increase in 5.1 material," says Smith. "As
operators, we need consoles that make that requirement easy."
to Smith an added bonus to choosing the C300 is that it does have
a 'controller' layer. "This means that by using a custom HUI
configuration, the C300 can control a workstation's mixer, plug-ins
and editing functions. The C300 has enabled us to take on extra
5.1 work and makes that transition easier. It is a beautifully made
desk, sounds fantastic and with V.2 software, it is the console
for the next generation of TV sound post-production," says
the dubbing engineer.
Expresso Cat Walk And Talk...
Kelly Clarkson has done a lot of talking about reports of a feud
with Clive Davis over the direction of her new album, "My December."
According to a recent AP posting now, she's apologizing.
label man is said to have had problems with the rock-heavy songs,
which were all co-written by Clarkson. "I want to set the record
straight on this by saying that I want my band, my advisors, those
close to me and my record label to be one big, tightly knit family,"
the 25-year-old singer said Monday in a statement posted on her
Web site. "Like
any family we will disagree and argue sometimes but, in the end,
it's respect and admiration that will keep us together." "My
December" - which has yet to produce a hit single - is No.
5 on Billboard's 200 top albums chart; it arrived at No. 2. Clarkson's
first album, 2003's "Thankful," sold over more than 1
million copies. The multiplatinum "Breakaway," released
in 2004, cemented her status as a bona fide artist outside of "Idol"
with hits including "Since U Been Gone" and "Because
Me 'Bout It...Common's hot new video duet with Josh
Stone Attention DJs...Win $2,500 For Common's Song remix: The
Grand Prize Winner Receives
1) $2500 cash prize
2) Producers credit for the remix
3) Vinyl and CD servicing of the single to Urban and Crossover radio
4) No royalties will be awarded for the single, this is a complete
5) Winning DJ will be awarded I.G.A. Worldwide DJ of the Month
on the I.G.A. rap Dept myspace page.
1) Remix must be original music, NO SAMPLES!
2) I.G.A. has first right of refusal of remix
3) Remix is due into the I.G.A. Headquarters by Monday, July 30th
by 12pm PST via email IGAUrbanPromo@umusic.com
4) Must be an "I.G.A.Worldwide DJ Association" member
5) Must turn in all feedback
Attn: CommonRemix Contest
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A Score For This Short Movie. Doug Rogers, founder of EASTWEST,
announced today that Christian Rings Egolution
is the winning composition of the virtual instrument companys
contest. For his winning entry, Ring will receive all six new EASTWEST
PLAY products. Ring's
composition incorporated the use of EASTWEST/Quantum Leap Symphonic
Orchestra Gold PRO XP, Quantum Leap Stormdrum, Percussive Adventures
2, ProSamples 49 and Symphonic Choirs. The driving beats and solemn
tone of "Egolution" set the mood for the digital wasteland
that Alexander created."The challenging short provided by Zennor
really put our users and EASTWEST's virtual instrument lines to
the test," Rogers said. "EASTWEST's vast selection of
instruments is easily adaptable to each composer's particular style,
resulting in ultra realistic compositions that are as unique as
its creator." In a move to make way for the products
upgrade to the companys PLAY sample engine, EASTWEST is offering
customers a final opportunity to purchase EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP
SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA Bundles (Silver, Gold and Platinum including
their corresponding PRO XP upgrades) or EASTWESTs Composer
Bundle (EASTWEST/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold and Gold
PRO XP upgrade, Quantum Leap RA, EW/QL Symphonic Choirs and EW/PMI
Bösendorfer Piano 290) at a discounted price of up to 67%.
2006, EASTWEST purchased the legendary Cello (formally United-Western)
Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, re-naming it EASTWEST Studios.
The 21,000 sq. ft. facility, redesigned by master designer Philipe
Starck, houses five recording studios and is the world headquarters
Music recording artist and human rights activist, singer/songwriter
and former Miss Canada Nazanin Afshin-Jam is trying to appeal to
world leaders and the international community to grant a stay of
execution for an Iranian teenage boy. Sina Paymard's family has
managed to raise 70 million of the 150 million "diyeh"
(blood money), which his victim's family will not accept.
Nazanin who launched "Stop Child Executions" Campaign,
encourages individuals to go to
to learn how to immediately help Sina
Paymard who along with 71 other minors are currently on death row
The international digital entertainment giant, Bodog Entertainment
has six offices worldwide and the label features a diverse and growing
roster of talented musicians. Bodog is searching for the top unsigned
band in America with "Bodog Battle," which is taking place
in 17 major markets and features more than 300 live shows. Bodog
Music Founder Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority
on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was spotlighted
on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires"
issue in March 2006. Bodog Entertainment also includes: an international
television production division, which produces television series,
such as Bodog Fight (BodogFight.com) and Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker
(Bodog.TV); a publishing division (with an online magazine, BodogNation.com,
and blog, BodogBeat.com); and an events department renowned for
producing parties that are stunning, chic and celebrity-filled.
Wonder and soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are among the
guests on Queen Latifah's second album for Verve, "Trav'lin'
Light." Due Sept. 25, the project was co-produced by Tommy
LiPuma and Geffen Records chairman Ron Fair
Idol" star Carrie Underwood has penciled in an Oct. 23 release
date for her sophomore 19 Recordings/Arista album, which is as-yet-untitled.
Production is being supplied by Mark Bright, who was behind the
boards for seven tracks on Underwood's smash hit 2005 debut, "Some
Tankian has been running his own record label (Serjical Strike)
and recording a solo effort. His new album, titled Elect The Dead,
is due in October, and while Tankian wrote and recorded much of
the music himself, it does include contributions from SOAD drummer
John Dolmayan, former Primus drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia,
guitarist/bassist Dan Monti and opera singer Ani Maldjian.Tankian
is currently assembling a backing band to tour with him in the fall.
And while he's very excited about his solo project right now, that
doesn't mean SOAD will never play together again. "We're all
doing our own things right now and just taking time off ,"
he said to MTV
Music And Messages - P8 ConcertBy: Friedemann
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teenage, power Pop/R&B vocal prodigy with the 4 octave voice,
Keesha, will be making her first guest starring appearance on
daytime television's most worldwide watched daytime drama, The Bold
and The Beautiful. (140 countries, 450 million daily viewers --
Source: TVMI and Wikipedia). The episode airs on Monday, July 30,
2007, 12:30 pm (PST). Check local listings for time and channel.
Lil' Keesha comes to The Bold and the Beautiful playing a Boldface
Records artist (Boldface Records is the fictional record company
owned by character Constantine Parros played by former American
Idol finalist, actor/musician Constantine Maroulis) performing her
new single "Heaven Knows".
41 (l-r: Steve Jocz, Deryck Whibley, and Cone McCaslin) have announced
a handful of September tour dates, mostly with Yellowcard, in support
of their new album Underclass Hero. The new shows begin on September
8 in Portland, ME. The Canadian band's new record is in stores tomorrow.
to IP attorney, Cheryl Hodgson, buying that expensive suit or designer
handbag on sale may be a good value. However, when it comes to trademark
filing services the discount route not be the best value after all.
Several "do it yourself" or online consumer discount legal
service sites also advertise trademark filings for deeply discounted
prices, plus the filing fees of $325 per class. The old saying,
"If it sounds too good to be true, it is" comes to mind
when deciding whether to rely upon such services. Why not use this
service over that of a more costly charge by an expert trademark
attorney? Before deciding, the business owner should ask: "Is
the goal to successfully register the mark, or to file the application
for the cheapest price?" More specifically, "Would you
have an objection to paying a higher, flat fee for an experienced
professional who has properly disclosed hidden costs, advised you
of the risks of self-representation, and is likely to greatly increase
your chances of success?" The information these filing services
fail to mention is often more important than the price they advertise.
Cheryl will speak at the Monitor Latino Radio convention, to be
held August 12-15, 2007 at the Los Angeles Marriott. Hodgson Law
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Management welcomes producer/engineer and Grammy Award winning mixer
PAUL Q. KOLDERIE to itsroster: Kolderie's lengthy discography includes
noteworthy releases from RADIOHEAD, HOLE, THE PIXIES, LOU REED,
UNCLE TUPELO, THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, MORPHINE, and many others.
Paul won a Grammy this year for mixing work with IRMA THOMAS at
his own Camp Street Studios in Cambridge. He is currently mixing
the new JOE JACKSON album for Rykodisc. For more info contact: Dana
Childs Tel: +1 (323) 210-2525 ext. 133
Move To Newseum ABC is considering moving "This Week With
George Stephanopoulos" to the museum's new building near Capitol
Hill that opens early next year. The Newseum, a shrine to journalism
history, will include a digital HD studio
Mercury A&R Appointments
A&R: Evan Lipschutz and David Gray
Mercury President David Massey announced two appointments in May
-- Evan Lipschutz and David Gray have both been appointed Director,
A&R at Mercury Records. In their new position, Lipschutz and
Gray will seek out, acquire and develop new talent and oversee recording
projects from the creative standpoint. Both will be based in New
York and will report directly to Massey.
spent the past six years at Daylight Records, a division of Sony
Music International and Sony/BMG Music Entertainment. He began his
career as A&R Coordinator in 2001, and after two years was promoted
to Manager, A&R. In 2005, he was promoted to Associate Director,
A&R. During this time, he worked closely with Massey on projects
including Good Charlotte, Shakira and Phantom Planet. Gray has served
for the past four years as Director, A&R at Daylight Records.
During this time he worked closely with artists such as Anastasia,
Delta Goodman, Duran Duran and INXS. Prior to that he spent two
years as Creative Manager at Zomba Music Publishing
Meet Me In
The Playground - Part II
exclusive to studioexpresso Interview With John Cloud, Head of International/Label
Manager, Playground Music Scandinavia
In an effort
to introduce artists to new distribution avenues and international
markets, studioexpresso brings this two-part interview with John
Cloud of Playground Music Scandinavia who works with numerous artsits
to inlcude: Allison Krauss and Ibrahim Ferrer. You may read part
I of the interview in the June
was your first job in the industry?
started at Radium Records in Gothenburg and alternative rock, electronica,
experimental music label that was the cutting edge back 1988. Union
Carbide Productions, Hausswolff, Blue For Two and many others came
from there. I then went to work at MNW a major indie with big cataloge
and worked international for 10 years and then Playground where
I have worked for 8 years
your general background (area of expertise, education, etc) and
how did you get involved with Playground?
am a graduate of California State University of San Bernardino I
majored in Communications, Music and Radio Broadcast. I was Music
Director for 4 years at KUOR Radio (a local station first hip hop
then switching to Jazz) in Redlands California. I also did two shows
and news. I later built and set up KSSB radio an alaternative rock
station at the university. I also play guitar and write songs and
release music along the way.
in your radar of compelling artists today and why?
represent labels from America and Europe that focus on country,
world, singersongwriter, bluegrass, Alt-country and blues music.
Rounder Records, Sugarhill Vanguard, Munich and World circuit such
artist as Chingon, Maria Maldaur, Ibrahim Ferrer, Allison Krauss,
Donna Huges, Uncle Earl, Alternative Routes, Kim Richey, Marc Broussard,
Reckless Kelly among others. In Scandinavia, we work with distributing
such artist like: Jose Gonzales, Frida Hyvonen, Tapes, Al Deloner,
Pernilla Gunvad, Bright Lightning among others.
is Playground different from other labels?
label is a rock, pop, singer-songwriter lable. The foreign acts
from the labels above are more niched in roots music
your role - describe your daily activities
Playground side I am label manager involved with A&R and product
management and international exploitation. With Foreign labels I
work with label management and promotions
are some challenges in your job? Could an artist or their manager
help and how?
good manager can help if they are getting the band's agent to get
the shows and to get them press. We work at the same time sending
singles to radio, student radios, web communiteis suitable for the
style of music and web-zines. We have the videos up on Youtube,
Realfresh TV and Singing Fool and using our www.myspace.com/playgroundmusicinternational
site to promote them as well. More direct contact with the consumer
is the biggest challenge and allowing those fans and friends access
to music at first so they will buy later.
there was one thing you could change about the industry what would
people still wanted physical CDs as I like vinyl and CDs I am old
school deep inside even though I buy music online and have an ipod.
Also I would have started finding legal solutions to downloading
15 years ago that way we would have not lost the generation who
wants it all for free. They have to understand that eventually this
will lead to poorer quality as no one can afford to do great movies
or music productions and not make money at it.
the label looking for new artists. If so, whats the best way
to present a new artist to Playground/Roots
we are seeking new talent. Send us your links to myspace and youtube
to start with. If we like what we hear we will contact them.
Studio For Sale
by David Spangler/Rodeo
S of the Blvd home on quiet cul-de-sac. 5bedrooms/4 baths 3011 sqf
0.42 acres. New soundproof recording studio, large drums/sound booth
w/hardwd floors. 2BR downstairs, 2BR upstairs, plus maids qtrs.
Open floor plan great for entertaining w/wet bar, pool, spa, game
& dining all w/hardwd flrs.
SS appl & granite counters. Master suite w/new cozy F/P, deep
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yourself in this lush tropical landscaped backyard with koi pond
in Sherman Oaks . Completey remodeled w/ new kitchen appliances,
800 sf tile deck, Jacuzzi, attached 15X18 storage shed and conv.
garage/sound proof music studio. 3 bedrooms/1.75 bath; 1530 sqf;
7290 lot size
Both properties contact David Spangler/Rodeo Phone: 818-402-1989
Featured in The Daily News Article "Music is Making Itself
by Christine Lloyd-Maddocks / Rodeo
1944 house (Two Separate Buildings: House Sq. Ft.: 824) has an open
plan with loft style living with a large combined living, dining
and kitchen area. 1 bed/1bath; Large windows flow straight across
the front of the house giving you a view of the tranquil yard which
is dotted with mature pines, fruit trees, grasses and flowers. Exit
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STUDIO: In a separate structure is a fully functional recording
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Take A Killer
From what to wear to where to be photographed.
2. Use a soft or indirect light source to downplay age. Reflected
daylight is incredibly flattering. If you don't have studio lights,
find an area in your house or outdoors where sunlight bounces off
white walls. For best results, shoot in the early morning or late
3. Stay Away from bold patterns. Solid colors is an easy way to
keep the focus where it belongs
For inspiration visit Orchard
Jakob Haendel On Location Recording
Haendel is in
continual demand as a location recording engineer for German and
Swiss broadcasters, and has recorded large scale projects such as
the Beijing Symphony Orchestra for EMI, The Rio Campos Music Festival,
the Rammstein Live DVD, and Maceo Parker Live in Paris."When
I am recording ," explains Haendel, "I want to concentrate
solely on the music as I am reading the score and not have to worry
about transfer rates." Using high-quality, multi-channel Stagetec
Reference Mastering A-D converters, Haendel routes 64 channels of
digital audio into his Pyramix workstation via MADI.? Tracking to
an internal SATA RAID setup, the Avastor HDX-800 drives are used
as back-up and for deliverable masters.? In addition to his PC,
Haendel uses a smaller Toshiba notebook system capable of recording
up to 24 tracks directly onto the Avastor HDX-800 drives via Firewire
"The Avastor automatic internal switching power supply and
inaudible onboard cooling fan are invaluable in countries with different
voltages and widely diverse climates," commented Haendel."
Using the supplied IEC power cord of the particular country is all
that is required for secure and grounded operation.
Bad to the
Bone At Ardent
L-R: At Ardent
Studios in Memphis are George Thorogood and producer Jim Gaines
Blues-rock celebrity George Thorogood and and his band The Destroyers
have returned to Ardent Studios in Memphis to record new material
and to re-cut classic tracks for an upcoming EMI
"Best Of" album. Included in the new collection is the
enduring worldwide hit "Bad To The Bone," which was featured
in Stephen King's Christine and also Terminator 2: Judgement Day,
among numerous other films and TV show.
Restored For Zappa
Frank Zappa's Utility Muffin Research Kitchen are (L-R) Dweezil
Zappa with a vintage Telefunken M49; Telefunken | USA CEO Toni Fishman;
and Charlie Bolois, owner of Vertigo Recording Services and Telefunken
| USA's West Coast service and restoration specialist.
Photo by David Goggin.
USA Completes Restoration of Zappa Microphone Collection. The restoration
of Frank Zappa's vintage mic collection, begun in 2005, is now complete.
The project began with a visit and evaluation by Telefunken | USA
CEO Toni Fishman and was completed by Charlie Bolois, the company's
West Coast service specialist. Zappa also took possession of a new
Telefunken | USA U47, one of a new line of line of microphones which
faithfully recreate the legendary vintage Telefunken sound.Rare
Systech Harmonic Energizer Now On Tour With Dweezil
referred to by some at HHB as The Old Speckled Henry, Henry Edwards
joined HHB in 1998 as new products manager and soon set about bringing
his vast experience and considerable talents to bear on the development
of a series of innovative new HHB products including the PORTADRIVE
location sound recorder and FlashMic digital recording microphone.
"More than a great ambassador for HHB, Henry was a great ambassador
for the professional audio industry," said HHB's Managing Director,
Ian Jones. Edwards served as technical manager at Masterpiece Mastering
(formerly Copymasters) with responsibility for all technical aspects
of the nine-room facility. Henry cut his teeth working on location
jobs with the BBC and independent television companies before moving
on to Trident Studios in 1977 as technical manager of the recording
studio, mix room, mastering and disc cutting facilities. In 1981,
Henry joined CTS and Lansdowne Studios where, as technical manager
of the recording complex, he witnessed the transition from analogue
to digital recording from a unique vantage point, taking responsibility
for the technical implementation of the world's first all-digital
multi-track recording facility. Chris Hollebone, then at Sony, remembers
a man that was always charm personified. "They were the pioneering
days of Sony's CD mastering systems and DASH digital multi-tracks,
and Henry was very much in the hot seat.
Henry was a devoted family man, married to Carol with whom he had
a son, Niall, and a daughter Tamzyn. It was with great pride that
he announced the birth last year of a grandson, Finn. He died peacefully
with his family around him on July 11th.
Quote Of The
is no longer limited to the two-hour concert. It's about taking
that two-hour experience and turning it into a 12-month relationship.
There's so much around the show itself that we realized we should
be selling: a photo at the show, song downloads, the concert poster.
We realized we should be selling this stuff not just to the people
who went to the show but also to fans who didn't make it there.
We need a portfolio of businesses to offer these products and services
around the concert ticket." -- Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino
(Last year's acquisition of Musictoday
was part of a larger transformation within Live Nation, the biggest
concert promoter in the business. Rapino discusses how the company
has been changing its tune -- and the concert experience -- since
spinning off from radio giant Clear Channel in late 2005 in an interview
with FastCompany 2/07).
The 2nd Anniversay Of New Orleans Disaster
The New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund, Inc., a grass roots certified
501c(3) founded by and for displaced musicians, has sent grants
to hundreds of displaced musicians and with international support,
we'll continue. Many musicians including Dr John and the Miraflores
Piano Trio (all graduates of Juilliard) have helped raise funds.
Mike Mills of
REM (center) and John Stirratt of Wilco (left) have offered tremendous
support to NOMRF (New Orleans Musician's Relief Fund) and founder
Jeff Beninato (at right) . For more info on how to get involved
or to donate visit http://www.nomrf.org/donations.html
Tussauds New York Unveils Paris Hilton
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Some 3000 readers
of Wire Magazine got to submit a photo of their choice for the July
Claris Sayadian-Dodge, studioexpresso's editor (below) was one of
them. Follow the link below and create a Wired Cover with your own
image, courtesy of XEROX technology. We think it's FAB.
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