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Tube-Tech Modules, ATC Speakers, and Bock Microphone
Trans Audio Group Unveils New Studio Toys at AES 2009

At the 127th AES Convention in New York, TUBE-TECH introduced the new RM 2, a two-slot rack that vertically accommodates any two TUBE-TECH M Series tube-based modules. The new two RU frame enables the user to own multiple TUBE-TECH modules and one small two-channel rack, offering the sound of TUBE-TECH in a smaller and less expensive package than ever before. The RM-2 is unique in that it is designed from the ground up for tubes. The power supply and internal voltage rails are specifically built for tube-based electronics, offering much higher supply voltages than the modular 500 racks can offer. This new two-slot RM2 rack, along with the existing eight-vertical slot RM8 rack, expands the flexibility of TUBE-TECH while lowering the per channel cost.

The PM 1A module combines an exceptionally smooth sounding microphone preamplifier and direct instrument amplifier, and is suitable for a bass, guitar, keyboard or other instrument, in addition to a state-of-the-art mic input. The EM 1A passive tube equalizer module, is an exact copy of the "classic" CL 1B Pultec style program EQ. The EQ combines both shelving (LF) and peaking (HF) EQ sections, together with a filter section. The all tube-based, optical CM 1A compressor is designed for both recording and mixing and is equally suited for a wide range of applications, from delicate vocal recordings to critical instrument processing. The CM 1A has proven itself to be a serious upgrade of the industry standard CL 1B, and is already being praised by several top engineers around the world.

For more information on TUBE-TECH contact Brad Lunde or Phone (702) 307-2700 or visit www.transaudiogroup.com

TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) audio reference speakers, will introduce the U.K. manufacturer's first ever compact active three-way studio control monitor, the ATC SCM25A Pro, at the 127th AES Convention in New York.
Designed for positioning on a meter bridge, or rack-mountable for broadcast applications, the ATC SCM25A Pro offers very high-performance in the most compact possible form factor.

The SCM25A Pro incorporates ATC's proprietary short coil seven-inch carbon-paper woofer, a three-inch soft dome midrange driver and a one-inch silk dome tweeter in a ported enclosure that measures 10.4 inches (264 mm)
(H) x 16.9 inches (430 mm) (W) x 16 inches (408 mm) (D). The integrated tri-amplifier generates 150 W RMS for the woofer, 50 W RMS for the midrange and 25 W RMS for the tweeter. The passively cooled amp pack also features FET limiting. The crossovers are all 4th order, critically damped with phase compensation.

For more information on ATC LOUDSPEAKERS contact Brad Lunde or Phone (702) 307-2700 or visit www.transaudiogroup.com

Participating manufacturers of highly respected gear included: L.A. studio musician and pro audio developer PETER MONTESSI of A DESIGNS ; UK's Hi-end monitor manufacturer BEN LILLY of ATC LOUDSPEAKERS ; One of the brightest minds in handmade microphones of our dayDAVID BOCK of BOCK AUDIO; Blues Magoos drummer/engineer/pro audio designer GEOFF DAKING of DAKING; Creator of The new bridge between tape machines and DAWs CHRIS ESTES of ENDLESS ANALOG; Inventor/Producer GEORGE MASSENBURG (Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Dixie Chicks) of GML and boss man at Legendary all-tube recording equipment from Denmark, JESPER B. NIELSEN of TUBE-TECH Well done, James!


Las Vegas Goes Live with Odds On Records & Studios

l-r: KEEL’s “Right to Rock” celebrity vocal session hosted at Odds On Records & Studios is Dwain Miller (drums), Bryan Jay (guitar), Jaime St. James (Black N Blue, Warrant), Ron Keel, Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Marc Ferrari (guitar) and Geno Arce (bass).

Noted 80’s heavy metal band, KEEL’s “Right to Rock” celebrity vocal session (photo above) took place at Odds On Records & Studios.
The entire band, including Ron Keel (lead vocals, guitar and keyboard) gathered at Odds On Records & Studios in Las Vegas with a special group of celebrity artists to record the chorus gang vocals for the track. Guest vocalists included Jaime St. James (Black 'n Blue, Warrant), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Graham Russell (Air Supply), Lez Warner (The Cult) and Ron Mancuso (Beggars & Thieves) to name a few.

“We take pride in providing our clients with the very best gear for their projects while also offering an environment that is conducive to creativity. We are thrilled that we were able to do so with such a well-known group of recording artists, " says Bobby Ferrari, head of audio production at Odds On.


Michael O'Reilly
engineer l mixer l musician l producer

Recently O'Reilly has partnered in a new studio owned by Angelo Montrone called Majestic Music Factory in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. "The studio was built to accommodate the new reality of the music business. I'm able to meet the new budget limitations and still maintain high audio standards," says O'Reilly. The studio is a Pro Tools/Ampex multi-track room built around classic vintage and modern analog gear. Michael has been mixing for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and lending a hand over at Saturday Night Live and about to start mixing a documentary film on the life of legendary producer Arif Mardin due out 2010. Read more here...


Raphael Saadiq
The Way I See It

Saadiq is finishing his European Tour to promote his new release ‘The Way I See It’ album wich is dipped in that oldskool Motown sound, with a live band. Catch Raphael Saadiq on November 20, 09 in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern


Christmas Releases

Season of Love has officially arrived with releases by major artists to coinside with the big holiday. Working once again with Motown producer Randy Jackson, multiple Grammy-winners Boyz II Men (Wanya Morris, Nate Morris, Shawn Stockman) bring their distinctive individual voices and peerless harmonies to bear on songs made famous by Bonnie Raitt, The Manhattans, Journey, The Spinners, Sam Cooke, the Beatles, and Cyndi Lauper. Nate Morris says simply: "Our fan base came back. A lot of them didn't know what we'd been up to for the past eight or ten years. Motown put the awareness out that there that Boyz II Men were still around, still making quality music - it launched us into a new future." The first-ever Christmas recording from Andrea Bocelli is a heart-warming collection of seasonal favorites produced by the legendary David Foster. The lush, beautiful arrangements alongside Bocelli's unmistakable soaring vocals make this a must-have holiday recording. Highlights include "White Christmas," "Oh Holy Night," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "The Christmas Song," and "What Child Is This" among others. My Christmas will also be a major component of a PBS Great Performances special to air on Public Television this December, featuring Andrea and David Foster with additional special guests.

Both offerings --Boyz II Men (Decca) upcoming CD and Andrea Bocelli’s “God Bless Us Everyone” lead single from his latest Sony CD--are mixed by Mick Guzauski.

Kramer Waves

Waves Audio announced a special series of behind-the-board sessions with Waves Artists Chris Lord-Alge, Eddie Kramer, and Tony Maserati at AES 2009.
Each artist made separate daily appearances, where they will meet and greet attendees, answer their questions, and discuss their product collaborations with Waves.

When The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love", or Jimi Hendrix recorded "Purple Haze", or Led Zeppelin recorded "Whole Lotta Love", the man behind the board was Eddie Kramer.

Eddie Kramer/The Eddie Kramer Collection --
The Eddie Kramer Collection’s five application-specific plug-ins, with dedicated tools for guitar, drums, vocals, bass, and effects, are the result of close collaboration between Waves’ R&D team and legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer. Over the course of a production and engineering career that has spanned more than four decades, Eddie Kramer was the man behind the board for some of the biggest names in music history, including Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, The Beatles, David Bowie, and many more. With the Waves Eddie Kramer Collection, producers and engineers around the world now have access to Kramer’s personalized processing chains.

LeMobile Recording A Legend

Two esteemed recording crews discovered a way to capture the live experience of John Legend at the Greek Theatre September 6th 2009.
In this case, the integration of Sweetwater's video truck, containing a Studer Vista 8 digital audio recording console and the expertise of Le Mobile Remote Recording Studio, Guy Charbonneau and his team, simplified the process. The collaboration produced a phenomenal representation of the vivid performance. Rather than doing typical digital tracking, as the sound traveled from pre-amps to the recorder, Charbonneau EQ'd each separate track before it reached the interface. "The Studer Vista reminds me of the quality of my Studer tape recorder," Charbonneau says of working in the Sweetwater Cobalt video truck. As a result, the finished recorded product was already 90% EQ'd, which saved time and effort later in editing process. For more than three decades, Le Mobile's crew has been recording and mixing concerts, special events and film scoring sessions throughout North America. Both the truck and owner Guy Charbonneau have received numerous industry awards, including an Emmy Award and dozens of gold and platinum albums. Now Le Mobile is offering project coordination backed by decades of recording wisdom, which are not limited to the use of Le Mobile's recording facilities. "Any location. Any studio. On budget
," says owner Guy Charbonneau.

Multi-platinum Grammy-Award-winning recording artist and acclaimed performer John Legend embarked on an extensive worldwide concert tour kicking off November 19 in Minneapolis. The first leg of John's North American tour wraps up December 13 with a second leg running from January 12 through February 9. The upcoming John Legend concerts mark the artist's first major tour since his massively successful world tour in 2007 (captured on Live From Philadelphia CD and DVD). John's special guest on the tour's initial dates is his Columbia Records' label mate Raphael Saadiq, who will be performing songs from his just-released new album, The Way I See It. One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2008, EVOLVER is John Legend's first full-length studio album in two years and will be released October 28. Guests on EVOLVER include OutKast's Andre 3000, emerging hip-hop/soul ingŽnue Estelle, R&B/pop superstar Brandy and John's longtime collaborator Kanye West.
Songs on EVOLVER include the single "Green Light" (featuring ANDRE 3000), "It's Over" (featuring Kanye West), "Everybody Knows," "No Other Love" (featuring Estelle), "Satisfaction," "This Time," "Cross The Line," "I Love, You Love," "Good Morning," "If You're Out There," and "Quickly" (featuring Brandy).

The expected MSRP for the new TUBE-TECH RM 2 is $1,500.


The SCM25A Pro produces a wide, stable soundfield with very low coloration and offers low frequency extension to 42 Hz (-6dB).
Expected MSRP is below $10,000.

LasVegasProAudio.com, LasVegasProAudio.com, a division of TransAudio Group, is the launch pad for the brands of tomorrow. The goal of LasVegasProAudio.com is to provide unique equipment, useful information and long-term support to their clients.LVPA product line includes: Accusound Cable, Economy 50mm Shockmount,Enhanced Audio (Ireland), PAULY Superscreens (Germany)Sonodore Microphones (Holland)

L-R, top to bottom: Michael Johns, Odds On Records & Studios Records President Ted Joseph, AIR SUPPLY’s Graham Russell and Manager Barry Siegel

Located an arm’s length from the Las Vegas strip, Odds On Records & Studios is a $7 million multi-faceted recording facility that combines vintage flair with state-of-the-art technology. The recording studio houses the largest mixing console in North America, a 96-input SSL Duality, as well as such classic industry gear as restored AKG, Gefell and Neumann tube microphones. Odds On Records & Studios has hosted several A-list artists including Alicia Keys, Air Supply, Ultraviolet Sound, and up and coming Australian group, Blue King Brown. Odds On Records & Studios delivers an array of recording services under one umbrella, including its own record label. Read more here.


Bocelli DEC dates annoucned with NEW "My Christmas" album --12/10 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center --12/12 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Resort12/13 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center








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TransAudio Group, the worldwide distributor for BOCK AUDIO, introduced the new BOCK AUDIO AM 50 omni-tube microphone at the 127th AES Convention in New YorkFocused on a tradition that stretches back to classical orchestral recording microphones of the 1950s, the BOCK omni-directional AM 50 is similarly intended to capture the natural ambience of groups of acoustic instruments, from small ensembles to large orchestras. It is particularly well-suited for use in a Decca Tree configuration.

The BOCK AM 50 features a half-inch diaphragm mounted in a sphere offering unique frequency-dependant directional characteristics. The capsule is mated to BOCK-designed tube electronics for wide bandwidth and dynamics. In addition, the custom BOCK inductor loaded linear power supply offers the best combination of long-term power, low noise floor and high-end mic sonic performance. BOCK AUDIO, established in 2007, builds the personal designs developed over the last eleven years by mic expert David Bock in Los Angeles, California.

For more information on BOCK AUDIO contact Brad Lunde or Phone (702) 307-2700 or visit www.transaudiogroup.com

TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier US importer/distributor and/or US sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm. TAG product line includes A-Designs (USA),ATC Loudspeakers (UK), Bock Audio (USA), Geoffrey Daking & Co. (USA) Drawmer (UK), George Massenburg Labs (GML USA), SABRA SOM (Brazil), SoundField Microphones (UK), Tonelux, True Systems, Tube-Tech
LasVegasProAudio.com, LasVegasProAudio.com, a division of TransAudio Group, is the launch pad for the brands of tomorrow. The goal of LasVegasProAudio.com is to provide unique equipment, useful information and long-term support to their clients.LVPA product line includes: Accusound Cable, Economy 50mm Shockmount,Enhanced Audio (Ireland), PAULY Superscreens (Germany)Sonodore Microphones (Holland)


US Retail Price for the BOCK AUDIO AM 50 is $7,900.


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Chief Creative Officer Cavallo Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG) announced that it has named Grammy Award-winning music producer, Rob Cavallo, to the newly created position of Chief Creative Officer. As such, Cavallo will provide WMG with his exclusive services as a producer and an A&R executive. One of the top-selling producers in the world, Cavallo has produced or had creative involvement in albums that have sold more than 125 mill. Covallo produced Paramore's latest Album, "brand new eyes," which debut at No.1 in the UK and No. 2 in the US The burgeoning rock act sold 175,000 copies of “Brand New Eyes,” according to Nielsen SoundScan, the latest in a series of high-charting albums that bear Cavallo’s stamp. Other Successful Collaborations Include Work with Black Sabbath, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Dave Matthews Band, Fleetwood Mac, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Kid Rock, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, My Chemical Romance and Shinedown. He’s currently working on Adam Lambert’s debut album for RCA. “It all goes back to what happens in the studio,” Cavallo said. “If a band knows what audience they’re creating for, and how that audience is going to get it, then they can make the content better, and more appropriate for whatever those platforms may be."
Executive Moves Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) announced today that Executive Vice President Kevin Liles has decided to leave his day-to-day role at the company to pursue his own entrepreneurial opportunities. He will maintain a consulting relationship with the company. Kevin Liles' ascent to president, author, philanthropist, motivational speaker and consultant to many entertainment and political boards began in 1991 when he undertook an unpaid internship for Def Jam in the Mid-Atlantic region. By 1993, he had become the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Manager and by 1998, after only seven years, Liles accepted the position of President of the Def Jam Music Group. During his tenure as President, Def Jam revenues doubled to $400 million. In addition to presiding over the label's artist roster and day-to-day business at Def Jam, Liles oversaw the diversification of the Def Jam brand, including establishing Def Jam South, Def Soul, Def Soul Classics, Roc-A-Fella and Murder Inc. He also led the brand-extension efforts and cross-marketing deals that linked Def Jam's name to movies, television, DVDs, clothing, financial services, mobile content and video games. As President and CEO of Def Jam Interactive, Liles partnered with Electronic Arts to create three Def Jam-branded video games and more than ten different SKUs. Titles such as Vendetta, Fight for New York and Icon have sold more than 8 million units worldwide, to date. Liles recently orchestrated a new partnership with 4mm games, launched by former Rockstar game founders Jamie King and Gary Foreman. The first release, the highly anticipated Def Jam Rapstar, is scheduled for early 2010. Following the merger that created the Island/Def Jam Music Group in 2002, Liles added the title of Executive Vice President of Island Def Jam Music Group to his resume. Thanks to his uncanny ability to provide leadership while allowing artists the freedom to create, he has been instrumental in the success of, and eventual cross-over of, many artists who have made the leap from "performer" to "global brand" including Jay-Z, Hoobastank, Ludacris, Sum 41, Ja Rule, LL Cool J, DMX, Kanye West, Musiq Soulchild and Ashanti. By 2004, Liles joined Warner Music Group as Executive Vice President and was part of the senior executive team when the company went public in 2005. As the lead executive behind the implementation of WMG's new 360-degree strategy for enhanced artist partnerships, Liles oversaw the expansion of the traditional record company role in the artist's career. His expertise in all facets of artist relations and brand expansion allowed for successful, complete partnerships with artists in each facet of their careers -- fan clubs and ticketing, endorsements and licensing, artist management, TV production and merchandising. Throughout 2008, Liles was instrumental in assembling a coalition of like-minded entertainers who made strategic visits to swing states in the final weeks before the historic Presidential election. Liles, along with Jay-Z, Beyonce, P. Diddy, Russell Simmons & Mary J. Blige, encouraged Americans to exercise their right to vote. Currently, Liles is a committee chairman on the upcoming Jay-Z & Friends "Answer The Call" Charity Concert, taking place at Madison Square Garden on September 11, 2009 and benefiting the NYC Police and Fire Widow and Children's Benefit Fund.
Liles serves as board member/advisor to Ogilvy & Mather Diversity Board, Harbor Bank, Healthcorps, SEED School of Maryland, New Yorkers For Children, Junior Achievement of New York and is a member of The Executive Leadership Council. He is the bestselling author of "Make It Happen: the Hip Hop Guide to Success" and oversees both Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore, which invests in the Baltimore community, and the Make It Happen Foundation, which empowers African-American youth to succeed in the business world.

Elected To SPARS Board Kirk Imamura (left)is the Owner and President of Avatar Studios, New York, an award winning, highly respected four room, world class facility, which has played host to many artists over the years, including Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen and Norah Jones. Under Kirk's leadership, the studio has received numerous awards, including five TEC Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement and is recognized as one of the premier recording destinations in the world. Tony van Veen is CEO and President of Audio and Video Labs, Inc., the parent company of Disc Makers and CD Baby.

Senior VP at WMG Film/TV WMG global music publishing company, today announced the promotion of Wendy Christiansen to Senior Vice President, Film/TV Music Creative. Effective immediately and based in Los Angeles, Christiansen reports to Scott Francis, President, Warner/Chappell Music, and Chairman and CEO, Warner/Chappell Music. In this role, Christiansen will continue to be responsible for overseeing and leading the Film/TV Creative department in pitching and securing, in new and innovative ways, licensing uses for Warner/Chappell Music in film and television projects. Christiansen will work closely with studio executives, directors, producers, music supervisors and film music editors, and will identify and develop innovative synchronization opportunities and solutions for potential licensees. Prior to joining Warner/Chappell, Christiansen served as Senior Director, Film Music for BMG Songs. Previously, Christiansen was Senior Director Creative/Film and Television Music at Zomba Recording, where she was responsible for the promotion, placement and licensing of music on the Zomba-controlled record label (Jive, Jive Electro, Scottie Bros., Silvertone, Sub-Lime, Reunion, Capricorn, Mojo, Essential, Volcano and Verity) and copyrights for film, television, soundtrack albums and commercial use. Christiansen began her music career in publicity at RCA Records/BMG.

New SPARS Officers Elected During the recent 127th AES convention in New York, the Board of Directors of SPARS elected new officers for the coming year. Eric Johnson was elected President while Sherri Tantleff was elected Secretary. Other appointments included the election of Kevin Becka as Treasurer. Immediate past President, Leslie Ann Jones will remain on the board as a consultant. "The outstanding leadership these individuals bring to SPARS will provide the vision and energy to move the 30 year organization to the next level," stated SPARS Executive Director, Paul Christensen
In addition, the board welcomed two new members, Kirk Imamura and Tony van Veen.

SXSW Smokey! One of the architects of the "Motown sound," the legendary Smokey Robinson will deliver the keynote address at their 2010 Music Conference. The address will kick off SXSW activities at the Austin Convention Center on Thursday, March 18, 2010. Robinson continues to forge new trails, mentoring "American Idol" contestants in 2009 and writing and recording new music. Robinson's current CD "Time Flies When You're Having Fun," was released on August 25, 2009 on his own Robso Records and the songs sound as fresh and timeless as his pioneering work from the 60's. Robinson's keynote anchors the twenty-fourth annual South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival, a world-renowned gathering of artists and music professionals. By day, registrants attend conference events and the trade show at the Austin Convention Center. At night, hundreds of performers command dozens of stages throughout downtown Austin. Registrations are now available for SXSW 2010 at the official website.

This year's TEC Awards "big birthday," 25th, was hosted by industry veteran Chris Stone, founder of Record Plant, World Studio Group, Penteo Surround and co-founder of S.P.A.R.S. The ceremony featured a stellar lineup of presenters including past Hall of Fame inductees: remote engineer David Hewitt; engineer/producer Eddie Kramer; engineer, producer and technologist George Massenburg; and the Pope of Pop, producer/engineer Phil Ramone.4Winners click here Congrats!

Simon Sues Starbucks Carly Simon had hoped her album, "This Kind of Love" would garner the same kind of success that Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full" had on Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) music label Hear Music. However, the pop star's latest hit the shelves just as the coffee chain announced it was dumping its music label. Simon's album tanked, and now she is taking Starbucks to court, seeking $5 to $10 million in damages. Starbucks foisted her album off on Concord Music Group, which, Simon claims, resulted in poor promotion and distribution. According to the New York Times, the new set of songs has sold 124,000 copes to date. McCartney's album sold well over half a million. Simon claims that she was also shorted on the $575,000 advance and demand for her older albums, which she says a hit would have created, never transpired. Starbucks released a statement in response to the lawsuit, claiming it had fulfilled its obligations and noting that her album had received "tepid response from music consumers" overall. Starbuck spokesperson says: "We would have preferred to work this out with Ms. Simon, but it appears we are headed for litigation."

Rare Instruments Stolen From UCLA KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9 reported last week on the theft from UCLA's Ethnomusicology Department of 18 rare and expensive instruments from around the world. Since last spring, 18 instruments have been stolen: Four tamburas and two sarods obtained in 1959 from India One harp from Mexico and a harp from Chile Three balalaikas and two domras obtained in 1973 from Russia (13) One bo and two Dan Tranhs from Vietnam obtained in 1968 Since the thefts, the department has restricted access to the rooms that house the instruments. Those same rooms also served as practice venues for the students. Anyone with information about the thefts or the instruments can call the UCLA Police Department at (310) 825-9371. Those, who wish to remain anonymous, can also email mrider@arts.ucla.edu with information. No questions will be asked.

P&E Wing Steering Committee The Recording Academy's newly-appointed Steering Committee Co-Chairs Eric Schilling (Florida) and James McKinney (Washington, D.C.) note the particular emphasis that the P&E Wing will continue to place on the development of standardized metadata practices, advocacy for performance rights and educational outreach. "One of our top priorities is the recording metadata project we're working on with the BMS/Chace company and the Library of Congress," stated Schilling. "We need to address this issue; if we don't, we're going to end up with no available credits at all and no good way to track information for payment. We believe that consistent and open standard metadata systems are essential to the overall recording industry, not just to the P&E Wing. Something else we believe is good for the entire industry is support for The Recording Academy's Advocacy department and the Performance Rights Act so that's also high on our list." "Our goal is to work on projects that will make our industry better," added McKinney. "It's about raising the standards of quality for what we do. The other members of the 10-person 2009-2010 Steering Committee are Chuck Ainlay, Carlos Alvarez, Ed Cherney, Mike Clink, Nathaniel Kunkel, Sylvia Massy, Phil Ramone and Dan Workman.

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Meet Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, Violin
She can be heard on the silver screen performing the violin solos in the 2008 Atom Egoyan film Adoration which won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at Festival de Cannes 2008, featuring music composed by Mychael Danna (The Untouchables, Requiem for a Dream). Internationally celebrated violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou is the first violinist ever to capture three Gold Medals with unanimous decisions at international violin competitions: Concours International Long-Thibaud (France, 1999), Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy, 1999) and Sarasate International Violin Competition (Spain, 1997). Hou has collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Spivakov, Cho Liang Lin, Marcello Viotti, Marek Janowski, Lan Shui, Robert McDuffie, Ralph Kirschbaum, Lawrence Dutton, Joseph Kalichstein, Alain Trudel, Bernhard Gueller, Gregory Vajda, Ling Tung, Li Xin Cao, Jamie Parker and Boris Brott, among others.

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8mm at the Viper Room on Sunday, Nov. 8: on-stage at 11pm. Founded by super-producer/ mixer Sean Beavan and his wife, Juliette, who has been described as a cross between Jessica Rabbit and Billie Holiday, 8MM is like the glamorous, neo-noir love-child of David Lynch, Portishead and Aimee Mann. Known for their steamy live performances, they have toured internationally to critical acclaim. Championed by tastemakers (such as Nic Harcourt and Jason Pettigrew), music from their debut album, “Songs To Love And Die By” has been widely licensed (Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Shark, Moonlighting etc). Having established themselves with their debut release, they are available for the right label home. Here is some footage of them performing "Give It Up". And their EPK Other bands on the night include AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC, PLEASURE ADDITION and ECHOGRAM.

KMD's Karen Margroff Dunn, a 25-year audio industry veteran and former Executive Director of the TEC Awards, launched her event production firm KMD Productions at the Winter NAMM Show in January 2009, and the company has spent the last nine months building its business in the audio, film and music sectors of the industry. KMD continues to expand its clientele and range of services to include a number of industry awards ceremonies, advocacy organizations and charity events. To date, the company has put on the 14th Annual TEC LA Open Charity Golf Tournament (Malibu, CA), an audio industry favorite; organized the first-ever Recording Industry Charity Poker Tournament in conjunction with GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer David Reitzas (Hollywood, CA); organized the first-ever Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Charity Golf Tournament (Malibu); and is hired by San Francisco-based Music In Schools Today (MuST), as events manager for their organization. For more info contact Karen Margroff Dunn at KMD Productions (925) 708-0307

Real Expresso Estates 4Sale...With Candace, Agent 4The Stars

Candace's real estate experience began in February 2000, when she joined property manager and developer, Trammell Crow Company (now CB Richard Ellis), as Marketing Director for Century Plaza Towers and the former ABC Entertainment Center. The mixed-use complex has since been redeveloped and is now the illustrious 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City. As real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in Los Feliz, Candace puts her clients' best interest first. She takes a keen interest in understanding their needs and desires, then creates a strategy to meet their goals and objectives. A licensed, California Realtor whose business experience, in real estate, marketing and entertainment media, helps her clients to buy and sell properties that meet their long term and short term needs. As an owner of income property and an MBA graduate, Candace understands how purchasing a home, condo or other property is not only an investment of capital, but also a personal choice where budget, lifestyle and satisfaction need to be considered.contact Candace Kentopian at 323.559.0856, or via email visit her site at www.FabLAHomes.com

This month Candace is spotlighting a house owned by ** Michael Feinstein ** – the multi-platinum selling, five-time Granny nominated entertainer dubbed of “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” Feinstein is considered one of the premiere interpreters of American Popular Song. His 150 plus shows a year have included Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and major concert halls, as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than a mere performer, he is nationally recognized for his commitment to the American popular song, both celebrating its art and preserving its legacy for the next generation. It is listed by Richard Stanley of Coldwell Banker and interested parties can contact Candace Kentopian at 323.559.0856, or via email at 323.559.0856 or visit my site at www.FabLAHomes.com LP $1,599,000

Grand '30s Tudor manor with downtown & city lights view & swimmers' pool. Impressive scale & size w/ 3 stories. Elegant & historic street. Southern exposure opens most rms to sunshine & city vus. Quality original character details throughout. Original hdwd flrs & distinctive paneling. Ornately carved fireplace interiors. Updates include new roof, kitchen w/ Viking, Sub-Zero, custom woodwork & marble surfaces. Includes steam shower, outdr spa & sauna. Recording/editing rm. Celebrity provenance. Bar, Breakfast, Center Hall, Den, Dining, Family, Library/Study, Living, Patio Open, Powder, Sauna, Service Entrance, Sound Studio

Calabasas Studio Real Estate presented by Dianne Maddocks
5 Beds: 5 Baths; Sq. Ft.: 7317; Lot: 1.62 Acres
LP $2,695,000

Studio A is 2500 sq. ft. comprising of a Control Room, Live Room and six Iso Booths. Studio B is 1200 sq. ft. with a Tracking Room, (currently used as a Control Room) and a custom Guitar Base Room. On the Post Production side: Green Room is a THX certified dubbing stage used for motion picture and television dubbing. Purple Bay: Used for Sound Design, Editorial, and Pre-Dubbing. Black Bay: Is an offline non-linear edit bay and transfer room. Plus a Foley/ADR Stage with eight pits. For further details call us at 818-990-3031

Face Call Actorfest LA Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will hold two Open Call auditions at Actorfest LA (11:00 am and 1:30 pm). Auditions in Los Angeles, CA are scheduled for November 14, 2009 at 11:00 AM (Pacific Time US & Canada) at California Market Place. Registration is free! They are seeking Character Look-alikes to perform in meet-and-greets, parades and stage shows at locations around the world. And don’t forget the Disney Cruise Line! The high seas await with destinations to exotic locales such as Europe, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. S
eeking males (5’9” – 6’2”) and females (5’0” – 5’8”) to portray popular lead characters made famous in the following Disney features: 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Little Mermaid, Tinker Bell, and the upcoming The Princess and the Frog.

Winners 10th Annual The Latin Recording Academy® Awards were announced on September 17 at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Conga Room at LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. Artists with nominations included GRAMMY(R) and two-time Latin GRAMMY winner Beto Cuevas, Spanish pop singer Shaila Durcal, salsa vocalist Luis Enrique, Latin pop singer Luis Fonsi. Complet list of nominees here. The show is held on Nov 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Contact: ticketing@grammy.com

To Get To You Australian Idol Damien Leith didn't make a cent on 300,000 CDs AUSTRALIAN Idol survivor Damien Leith sold more than $5 million worth of records when he won the 2006 crown but had to sell his car to pay the rent. The popular family man, whose new single To Get To You has returned him to radio playlists for the first time in three years, has revealed he did not receive any of the proceeds from selling more than 300,000 copies of his The Winner's Journey record. According to industry sources, Leith and his runner-up Jessica Mauboy were victims of fine print in the standard contract signed by contestants, which specifies that the Idol creators 19 Entertainment and local producers Fremantle Media own the rights to their performances on the show. The Winner's Journey records, released by SonyBMG, compiled those performances, leaving Leith and Mauboy without an income from their "debut" records. Leith, who worked as a chemist before being dared to audition for Idol by two mates, said there have been "patches" since his win when he considered going back to his day job. After three years of "fighting", Leith still doesn't know where the estimated $3 million profit from The Winner's Journey sales went. "For the first few months after the series, we were really stressed about what was happening; we thought money from The Winner's Journey was going to come through and it didn't, basically I didn't get paid," he said. The singer and songwriter has released two records since the studio album Where We Land and covers album Catch The Wind and has kept his career alive and bills paid by touring. But it is his fourth album, Remembering June, which is released on October 9, which he feels is the record he has dreamed of making for the past 16 years. To Get To You is set to put Leith back on top as it was the second most added track to radio playlists last week and features on a Channel 7 promotion for their new hospital drama Mercy.

R.I.P. Greg Ladanyi
July 6, 1952---Sept 29, 2009

studioexpresso community has lost a dear friend and a legendary producer/mixer/engineer, Maple Jam Music Group President Greg Ladanyi (your sentiments will be posted here Greg Ladanyi . Simply email your thoughts to: studioepxresso

Ladanyi sustained head trauma following a fatal on-stage accident late September in the Greek Republic of Cyprus. He was touring with Maple Jam Music artist, Anna Vissi. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Greg's family, friends and the many artists he touched. Greg was in excellent spirit three short weeks before the tragic accident that took his life. He attended the studioexpresso Audio Underground, at THE VILLAGE STUDIO . Celebrating life of Ladanyi at Capitol on October 18 was a fitting tribute to his life and passion for audio and music," says studioexpresso Claris Dodge. Over 200 family and music friends gathered at Capitol studios to celebrate Greg and his legacy. Touching live performances offered by Jackson Browne, Dave Stewart, Steve Lukather, Waddy Wachtel, Lee Sklar, Danny Korchmar, Randy Jackson...Guests heard a new song, Leap of Faith, penned by Glenn Ballard and debued in a duet by Dave Stewart and Anna Vissi. Jackson Brown opened the jam with a touching song he wrote for the occasion about how one can be spared by desease or old age. He then sang Warren Zevon's song "Life'll Kill Ya." His daughter said it best. Greg reminded us to dream every day. Greg is forever with us.

l-r: Ladanyi Memorial at Capitol; Michael Jackson Memorial with his family --Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Marlon Jackson attend Michael Jackson's funeral service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Sept. 3, 2009 in Glendale, Calif. (AP Photo/The Jackson Family/Harrison Funk

Ladanyi worked on six albums with Jackson Browne, including his landmark 1977 disc 'Running on Empty,' four albums with Toto, three albums with Don Henley, including his 1984 bestseller 'Building the Perfect Beast,' and the Church's 1988 watermark 'Starfish'. He also helped produce Fleetwood Mac's 1990 record 'Behind The Mask' and had worked with Jeff Healey ('See the Light'), Jaguares ('Bajo el Azul de Tu Misterio') and most recently on Vissi's Greek album 'Apagorevmeno.' During his career, Ladanyi earned 16 Grammy nominations, including being nominated for Producer of The Year for Henley smash 'The Boys of Summer.' He won the Best Engineered Recording -- Non-Classical Grammy in 1982 for Toto's 'Toto IV' album.
As president of Maple Jam Music Group, Ladanyi evolved the company from the original Maple Jam Records label founded in 2004 to a full service entertainment entity that works hand-in-hand with the artist to fully develop their careers. As a home to many established and up-and-coming artists we will continue to move forward, keeping Greg Ladanyi’s legacy alive.

Lucy Vodden's connection to the Beatles dates back to her youth, when she made friends with schoolmate Julian Lennon, John Lennon's son. Julian, then 4, came home from school with a drawing one day, showed it to his father, and said it was "Lucy in the sky with diamonds." Lucy Vodden, who inspired the Beatles' classic song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,' died after a long battle with lupus. She was 46. At the time, John Lennon was gathering material for his contributions to "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," a landmark album released to worldwide acclaim in 1967. The elder Lennon seized on the image and developed it into what is widely regarded as a psychedelic masterpiece, replete with haunting images of "newspaper taxis" and a "girl with kaleidoscope eyes." Rock music critics thought the song's title was a veiled reference to LSD, but John Lennon always claimed the phrase came from his son, not from a desire to spell out the initials LSD in code.

Raphael Saadiq's Let's Take A Walk Outside is a welcome mood changer.

Speaking of mood changer, in case you missed Gustavo Dudamel Debute w/ LA Philharmonic -- Dudamel spoke of "a special moment in his life," "being in front of an amazing orchestra," "Children here being the future" "Proud to be Latin, Venezuelan and American." "No South, No North, One America. It's the message of Beethoven," he said and proceeded to lead the orchestra into Beethoven's 9th Symphony accompanied by the LA Master Chorale & Spectacular Fireworks Finale at the Hollywood Bowl on October 3, 2009. Welcome Dude!

Love Stays
Congrats to violinist Lisa Dondlinger and hubby on the arrival of Tristan. Tango anyone?!!

Treat someone you love!

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