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Prime Time Recording in Austria!

Surround yourself and your music in a studio situated in the middle of the Alps
and let creativity flow! Prime Studio may be a destination recording but it's certainly not a secret for many top recording artists and engineers like: Chuck Ainlay (Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler) who mixed the new Mick Rogers album at Prime Studio A.

Who else has been at Prime? Gregg Bissonett, Shape Of Light, Naked Truth, to name a few. Neve 8000 series console, Boesendorfer Grand Piano and more...Read here

The Little Audio-Life-Saver "Pauly Superscreen"

Ever discover great delight in finding one of those little audio toys that no one seems to know about, is actually affordable, yet works like a million bucks?
Something that pays for itself a hundred times over in saved time
and effort? Well we've got something just for you, from a little one-man-shop hidden away in the German countryside courtesy of Trans Audio Group's Brad Lunde (affectionately known in audio circles as "Q" from 007)!

Lunde liked the little screen so much he thought of giving it a new name. "I was thinking about this little screen - the coolest thing at the show! This thing is no ordinary screen, it deserves some kind of special name," thought Lunde on his airplane ride home from Munich. So, he sent an email to the maker, Mr Pauly and suggested the name 'Pauly Superscreen.'
"Yes, this is acceptable, if this is what you want," responded Mr Pauly.
Well hell yes, it deserves its name. Pauly Superscreen it is!

For more information on PAULY Superscreens 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), Chameleon Labs , Geoffrey Daking & Co. (USA) Drawmer (UK), George Massenburg Labs (GML USA),Lehmann Audio SABRA SOM (Brazil), SoundField Microphones (UK), Tonelux, True Systems, Tube-Tech and Sonodyne Nearfield Monitors


New Developments

Honor Society was at Avatar Studio B to catch that NY vibe with producer Adam Blackstone (Maroon 5, Jay-Z, Joss Stone) and engineer, Jon Smeltz.

The band, Honor Society, got a recording deal from demos that were mixed at Avatar by engineer Claudius Mittendorfer. They were previously called Airbourn. "Finally the full realization came true and on May 4th 2011. We set up in the live room and rocked a 12 hour lockout in room B. It was exactly as awesome as we thought it would be to get that vibe we needed in the initial drums, bass and guitar tracks," says Michael Bruno of Honor Society. And now when our album comes out for whoever still reads liner notes it will say "recorded at Avatar Studios NYC."

A year ago, Andy Grammer was busking to shoppers on the Santa Monica pier. Now he has the #1 album on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart thanks to the tremendous support by fans and producer, mixer/engineer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5). Named one of Billboard’s 2011 Artists to Watch, the singer recorded the album in New York and Los Angeles with collection of other top producers like S*A*M & Sluggo (Train, Neon Trees) and Barrett Yeretsian (Christina Perri). While much of his music is upbeat, Grammer is quick to add he’s hardly “pink and fluffy. I’m not intentionally trying to be positive, I’m just trying to be real.” Grammer, who’s toured with the Plain White Ts, Josh Kelley and Natasha Bedingfield, among others. Catch Andy on the road this summer with Natasha Bedingfield and Kate Voegele.


Following his triumphant win on "America's Got Talent," singer/songwriter Michael Grimm chose Don Was to produce his debut album, which entered the Billboard 200 at #13. Raised in Waveland, Mississippi, the Southern Soul singer won a $1 million annuity and in addition to his recording career, he plans to use the money to build his grandparents a new house. Engineered by Waddy Wachtel, the stellar line up of musicians on the album include: Greg Leisz, steel guitar; Kevin Hunter, guitar; Scott Moore, keyboards; Bill Medley, guest vocalist; Howard Willing, , guitar; Davey Faragher, bass; and Kenny Aronoff, drums.

Rudy Hausermann has been busy lately...Recent projects range from Australian singer Wilson to mixing for composers Deddy Tzur, Ariel Blumenthal and Daniel Alcheh. Mixed the forthcoming EP of Australia's "Wilson", produced by Kristian Attard who is also playing bass and guitars, and with Fern Sanchez on drums.Mixed "Royalty's" new single "Number 1", featuring Frankie J.Working with Producers / Writers / Singers Ben Farr and J Farr, aka "FarrAway". Engineered and Mixed "Snake Charmer" for the film "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid", featuring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany.


MIX "Class of 2011"

Congratulations to mixer/engineer John Rodd for having his studio Clearstory Sound among the Mix "Class of 2011" studio design
Clearstory Sound was built from the ground up as a world-class 5.1 surround music recording, mixing and mastering studio by Peter Grueneisen of nonzero\architecture


Arctic Monkeys' single "Brick By Brick" Cut in Vinyl at Bernie Grundman

Pictured in the disc cutting suite at Bernie Grundman Mastering are Arctic Monkeys, (L-R) Nick O'Malley, Jamie Cook, Matt Helders and Alex Turner with mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.

Arctic Monkeys was formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, percussion, backing vocals).





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) Liverpool-based Studiocare Professional Audio will distribute Daking Audio and Bock Audio in the United Kingdom.

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The Arctic Monkeys mastered the single "Brick By Brick" at Bernie Grundman Mastering for vinyl release on National Record Store Day, April 16. The first single from the band's fourth studio album, "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair," was released on April 11 as a digital download. The entire album, "Suck It and See," has a June 7 worldwide release date.
The album with 12 new Arctic Monkeys' songs was produced by James Ford at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. The album was engineered by James Brown and mixed by Craig Silvey.

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Focusrite Embraces Audient Design
Focusrite Control 2802 Launched Under A New Creative Partnership

Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. and Audient Ltd., both of the UK, announce an agreement whereby Focusrite will commence the production and sale of certain Audient product designs. The first product to be released under this agreement is the Focusrite Control 2802 Dual Layer Mixing Console.

Phil Dudderidge, Chairman and Managing Director of Focusrite comments: "The 2802 is a superb analogue mixer and DAW controller in one tidy package; designed to a highly professional standard. Dave Dearden is a designer I have known and worked with since the 1970's and he is one of the few analogue mixer gurus still working, with a team around him young enough to embrace the challenges of DAW control."

David Dearden, Audient's Technical Director, adds, "Dual Layer is the result of a lengthy development project aimed at redefining the analogue console and we're very proud of the results. Establishing this new relationship with Focusrite means we can together deliver designs such as the 2802 to as many users as possible. Without question, Focusrite's formidable strength in global sales and distribution will help ensure that we maximise the potential of this technology."
Under this agreement, Focusrite and Audient will continue to work together on developing and delivering exciting new designs, bringing Dual Layer and other new technologies to a wider audience than Audient could access on its own. This in turn allows Audient to strengthen its position in the studio market and develop key new products, such as the ASP8024DLC, that use this same technology.

Dudderidge continues: "Audient's design values reflect our own. We have been fortunate to build a head of steam over the past few years that enables us to address global demand levels. This agreement works well for both companies. We look forward to offering more products, co-developed by our respective engineering and product marketing teams."



Lehmannaudio Studio & Black Cube
Finest Headphone Amps Made In Germany

Designed by Norbert Lehmann (right), Lehmann Audio makes some of the finest headphone amps available in the world. These have been previously available to home stereo enthusiasts, and have consistently received excellent ratings. It is only natural that they be be also made for professional studio users, with the functions and features necessary for the highest level of pro audio. The Black Cube was the first to be made available, and now you can also ask for the Studio Cube-- a smaller, linkable version, from Trans Audio Group.

For tech specks on the studio cube clilck here

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), Chameleon Labs , Geoffrey Daking & Co. (USA) Drawmer (UK), George Massenburg Labs (GML USA),Lehmann Audio SABRA SOM (Brazil), SoundField Microphones (UK), Tonelux, True Systems, Tube-Tech and Sonodyne Nearfield Monitors


Visit Focusrite website for complete specs and key system features on ISA

The Focusrite Control 2802, which will be available from June 2011, greatly complements the RedNet range of networked audio interfaces and is
a small-format recording console and a DAW control surface in one. It forms both the digital control nerve centre and the analogue heart of the modern professional project studio. Dual Layer Technology lets today's studio owner jump between analogue mixing and DAW control. In a single surface, the Focusrite Control 2802 integrates state of the art summing of 28 inputs, comprehensive monitoring, stereo master bus compression, and sophisticated control over every major DAW. Eight transparent class-A microphone preamplifiers and ultra low-noise analogue circuitry with extreme high-frequency extension throughout provide an audio path with uncompromised transparency and accuracy. Ethernet-based control places your favourite music software at your fingertips, while DAW and console automation truly takes your mixes out of the box. The best hybrid analogue console in its class, Focusrite's Control 2802 brings you the flexibility and elegance of a fully specified studio console, in a single desktop package.

The Black Cube Linear Pro is designed and manufactured in Germany. Using only the finest components and an obsessively audiophile signal path, the Black Cube Linear is ideal for computer mixing, live monitoring, studio recording, or any professional application where truthful, fatigue-free output is paramount

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

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) Liverpool-based Studiocare Professional Audio will distribute Daking Audio and Bock Audio in the United Kingdom.

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Today...16th Annual TEC LA Open Monday, June 27, 2011 Malibu Country Club

Join dynamic duo—Honorary Chair Al Schmitt and Master of Ceremonies Ed Cherney at this fun event -- refreshments and more...courtesy of Studio Suite and studioexpresso at hole 10

Registration: 10-11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start: Noon Dinner/Awards/Silent Auction/Raffle: 4:30 p.m. $150/individual • $600/team For more information call Karen Dunn at (925) 708-0307 or email Karen@kmdpro.com

Watch Video Interviews with Top producers from Legendary Studios
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Matt Wallace Interviewed At his Delux Studios in LA for Record Production
L-R: Producer Matt Wallace,
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Ken Allardyce - Sarm West, UK
Lenise Bent - Village Studios. LA, CA
Niko Bolas - Watersound Studios, Studio CIty, CA
Pete Byrne - Glenwood Place, CA
Andre Fischer - Village Studios, Los Angels, CA
Chris Fogel
- Fig, Glendale, CA
Brad Gilderman - Little Big Room, Burbank, CA
Greg Ladanyi - Maple Jam Productions, Studio City, CA
Joseph Magee - O'Henry Studios, Burbank, CA
Scott Mathews - Tiki Town Studios
Oscar Paul - Roundhouse Studios, London
Greg Penny - Sphere Studios, London
Steve Parr - Hear No Evil Studios
Michael C Ross - Royaltone Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Rafa Sardina - Abbey Road, UK
Elliot Scheiner - Presense studios, CT
Al Schmitt Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Toby Scott -- coming soon!
Robert Shahnazarian Jr.
-- Sony Music Studios, Santa Monica
Tolbert & Sutton - Studio Atlantis, Hollywood, CA
Matt Wallace - Delux Studios, Van Nuys, CA
John Wooler - Village Studios, Los Angels, CA

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Reborn This Way According to Alexandra Wolfe at BusinessWeek, the former hedge fund manager and co-founder of UNX Matthew Michelsen's connections to music industry stars persuaded him to apply his financial tech savvy to entertainment. Michelsen received the phone call that would change his life—from 50 Cent in 2008. Actually, the rapper and energy drink mogul was calling to speak with Michelsen's wife, Jenny, about investing in her 3D eyewear company, Gunnar Optiks. Jenny passed the phone to Matthew, and an unlikely friendship was born. A fter "Fitty" introduced him to Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, Michelsen saw an opportunity to employ his financial tech expertise: Carter had been looking for a way to unify Gaga's "Little Monster" fans online. Michelsen, now 39, introduced Carter to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Joe Lonsdale and Alex Moore. The group subsequently founded the Backplane, an online platform that allows fans to build all-encompassing e-communities. With seven figures in startup costs coming out of Michelsen's pocket, the Palo Alto company has 12 employees, and, he says, is in talks with Eminem, Justin Bieber, and the National Football League. Its most important client, however, remains Gaga. Littlemonsters.com uses the Backplane technology to create a Gaga universe for her 38 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers—replete with e-mail addresses and calendars. "The goal is for everyone to start their own interactive community," says Michelsen. "If you're a Girl Scout mom, you could have your own Backplane with 12 other moms." Though the Gaga model seems a bit more promising.Michelsen's Best Advice 1. Know Your Weaknesses. "Find friends and business partners who can do the things you can't. This is hard to do, because most people only really value the skills they're good at and downplay the importance of other abilities." 2. Exude confidence. "It's contagious. Walk into rooms planning to make it happen. If you assume something is impossible, it probably is. But if you're confident that you're supposed to be there, others will be, too." Meantime, Lady Gaga sold a whopping 1.1 million copies of Born This Way in its first week, but 440,000 of those copies went for just 99 cents on Amazon.com. Amazon, however, did pay Gaga's distributor the full price of $8 to $9 per album—which means, the New York Times calculates, the online retailer lost more than $3 million. Call it marketing cost!

Cloud Computing has proven to be one of the biggest tech trends of 2011. Digital music storage is where the action is. In the last few months, both Amazon and Google have rolled out cloud-based storage specifically for music. Apple announced the unveiling of its new cloud computing product, iCloud, at WWDC 2011 in June. Sony doesn’t offer any free storage, but it does offer a catalog of six million songs with all the major labels on board at two affordable monthly subscription prices starting at $9.99 per month. Maybe we can expect more news from Apple like integrating iTunes for purchasing music to deliver straight to the cloud. iCloud allows Apple to target iPhones at 5.1 billion handset users worldwide, compared to 1.3 billion PC users. iCloud could be an important step for Apple, making it so users are not required to have a Mac or PC to sync their device, or store music and movies.

Eventbrite Ticketing Bands have more options than ever for doing serious ticketing at the door - and capturing fan data. That includes everything from the Square mobile credit card reader to Topspin, though Eventbrite really wants to change this game. The company is now preparing to release 'At the Door,' a package for processing credit cards, printing tickets, tracking attendees, and printing receipts for last-minute takers. This is at the beginning stages, and Eventbrite teased the concept to members of the media in New York last week. Basically, 'At the Door' revolves around an iPad app, a credit card swiper, and a ticket printer, all of which can be quickly assembled at the venue and moved on a whim. The system can process 400 tickets an hour, and even functions while offline (though online processing introduces far better features). This is all part of a broader initiative dubbed Eventbrite Box Office, and the company is testing the beta concept. But a traditional venue is not required for this to work; instead, the ticketing action can happen around any event, wherever that might be.

Larry Janss Introducing Angel Romero and Janss Wu Chen Ensemple at Open Borders; studioexpresso's Claris Dodge checking out Cardborigami at Open Borders

Open Borders is a music, arts and digital media extravaganza filling a 40,000 square foot performance space in a former Borders bookstore in Thousand Oaks, California, putting on at least 4 shows per week and daily gallery and performance art all summer long through August 7. All proceeds will support multiple 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and charitable causes, such as teen suicide and car crash prevention, Teen Line, The Trevor Project, SEVA, CAUSE, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Main Gallery is exhibiting works by Daniel Johnston, Andre Miripolsky, Lawrence Janss, Lynn Ferrand, Francisco Behr, and many more exceptional artists. The building will also display a wide range of murals including a community signature wall. In addition to contemporary artists, masterworks by Ansel Adams, Joyce Tenneson, Edward Curtis, African and Himalayan artifacts are also part of the exhibit.

The music line up includes SATURDAY, JULY 16 - Lee Ritenour & Roger Kellaway. SATURDAY, JULY 30 - Ozomatli FRIDAY, JULY 22 - Preservation Hall Jazz Bad THURSDAY, JULY 21 - Meiko, Tom Freund. Be sure to reserve your tix here

studioexpresso caught up with architect Tina Hovsepian, a designer and philanthropist who will be presenting her work at the 2011 Dwell On Design (June 24-26) at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
You can view her work, dubbed, Cardborigami at Open Borders in Thousand Oaks through August 7 and at the Dwell On Design June 24-26. Tina invented a portable shelter that has real market advantages. A typical unit can be both opened and closed in less than a minute with no assembly required. It weighs about 10 pounds and can be carried easily as a backpack. A closed unit is only 2’8” wide by 3’6” tall by 4” deep, this size of a large camping backpack. These cost about $15 each to mass produce.
Hovsepian who graduated from the University of Southern California with Bachelor of Architecture in 2009 currently designs contemporary, sustainable, LEED rated, homes in Santa Monica for Duvivier Architects. Born and raised in Los Angeles, this young architect always had a consuming interest in humanitarian causes, especially the plight of the homeless on Downtown's infamous Skid Row.
In 2007 she designed and build a prototype of a temporary shelter made of folded cardboard, Cardborigami. Tina received Second Prize for Most Innovative at the 2009 USC Undergraduate Symposium for Creative Work. That was the first time an Architecture student had won an award in this school-wide category. "Ideally they will be waterproofed and flame retardant once the design is finalized," says Hovsepian who is an Assoc. AIA. "The homeless already have the right idea. Turns out cardboard is the ideal material for a portable shelter because it is insulated, structural, light-weight, and recyclable. My goal was to make one unified skin that would unfold to create instant space. To do so I studied the ancient art of paper folding, origami. Also, after making many paper cranes, I chose the dome-like, collapsible structure as the final form for Cardborigami," says Tina who believes that design fundamentally impacts the daily life of our society. To learn more about Tina, her nonprofit project and to read her blog visit www.cardborigami.org

KKL Luzern, one of the world's most beautiful concert halls has selected WSDG for its Electro Acoustic Upgrade.
The project will be completed in 2012. The retractable electro acoustical system in the concert hall is used as a high-quality sound reinforcement system during some events, typically jazz, world music or pop style concerts and also for speech announcements during performances. Installed in 1998, the original system has reached the end of its useful life and was in need of replacement. Working closely with the KKL Luzern event technology staff, WSDG partner/general manager Dirk Noy and deputy general manager Gabriel Hauser are currently coordinating a multi-stage design process. This process starts by defining critical detailed user specifications, developing a comprehensive program of system planning, organizing and evaluating in-situ tests by a number of invited manufacturers and preparing a final system installation and calibration. Completion of this complex operation is projected for 2012.

Real Estate Opportunity....Own A Unique Property in San Francisco
An investment opportunity for the right candidate who can be a major player in the art/music scene in the city by the bay.
Become the landlord of this beautiful property for less than $4 million. The current tenant has been running the facility as a popular studio for several years. Space is zoned SLI in the heart of SOMA. Fully furnished and built out as recording studio, gallery and living area with three rooms, lounge and office spaces in 8,600 square foot concrete building equipped with state-of-the art gear.
Amenities include: BBQ with landscaping & fountains, Eat-in kitchen, Restroom - one with a shower, Wet bar and Freight entrance.

Several years ago studioexpresso put out the call when a similar real estate opportunity presented itself in the heart of Hollywood. That situation resulted in a happy ending! Visionary/owner of East West Studios, Doug Rogers rose to the occasion and saved 6000 Sunset in Hollywood from becoming a condominium or a parking lot. Now sister city, San Francisco is calling for a visionary like Mr Rogers.
As the new owner you will enjoy a built-in recording studio as tenant which help generate rent income from day one!
Please contact Claris at 818-990-3031 for more information, including detailed brochure.

stands for Sherman Oaks Groove Orchestra or give me that big phat funky sound that's R&B and Soul with some of LA's best session musicians --Tim Owens, Melanie Taylor, Jeff Paris, Terry Wollman, Don Lutz, Ed Wynne, Bill Churchville, Brandon Fields, Curt Bisquera and Herman Matthews. "We said, why not let's do it," says drummer Curt Bisquera (Josh Groban, Mick Jagger, Elton John) of the standing-room-only show at Cafe Cordiale in Sherman Oaks on June 9th. After just two rehearsals the band, comprised of LA's top session players, sounded tight and grooved like they've been playing together for years. Bisquera will be at the Hollywood bowl with Sarah McMclauglin on July 16 and 17. Reserve your box seat today!

artist expresso-- Ask Claris

Artists write or call us every day from all corners of the world -- US, France, Germany, Russian, Israel, Asia, Australia and Middle East. Most are interested to get heard or build their careers. Now and then we'll feature a letter or feedback and share our picks. Our goal remains to empower new artists and encourage them to find their voice and musical path. Most importantly, we're here to remind the artists that it's a long journey, so enjoy the process and grow your fan base.
We encourage artists to provide a link to their music site when they contact us...if you're interested to have a producer or mixer involved, specify number of songs, budget and desired delivery date. Meantime, visit production talent at studioexpresso to find the right production partner for you.
Let us know if you would enjoy having us host pre-production sessions from host studios where industry can hear your music and offer suggestions and resources. Send an email with "I want to get heard" in the subject line to claris@studioexpresso.com

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AC/DC's Fin Base Growing!
Matt Waller, a tour operator in Neptune Bay, discovered that great white sharks act more calmly when listening to music by AC/DC. The two songs favored by the sharks: “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back in Black.” So if the great whites aren't necessarily rocking out to AC/DC's greatest hits, what's the appeal? Waller notes that there is a connection between a song and the frequency and vibration in the water that the sharks enjoy. Happy Birthday (May 19) Phil Rudd!

Speaking of sharks, Grooveshark is striking partnerships, including one with Indaba Music to create Breakthrough Radio, a showcase of up-and-coming artists. Watch Mike from Linkin Park at Paramount Studios collaborating with the world!
Unsigned bands/artists can enter before June 28 for an opportunity to be featured on Indaba.

Toto 2011 Summer tour calendar covers Europe, Japan and Chile - 12+ cities near you! Go behind the scenes with TOTO's VIP package, offering you the chance to meet the band and have special access to the soundcheck, photo with the band, among other things. A fan writes: "In tribute to to Michael Jackson (Porcaro and Jackson), they played Steve Porcaro’s written ‘Human Nature’ from ‘Thriller." The guys delivered BIG TIME!" Toto is Simon Phillips, Drums and Purcussion; Steve Lukather, Guitar and vocals, Steve Porcaro, Keys and vocals; David Paich, keys and vocals, Mike Porcaro, bass; Joseph Williams, vocals with former members and guest musicians. Have you looked at these guys' catalogue lately? They don't have to write another song, really!


"Sometimes I want to play on a mountain top with fog, just because it's cool"
--Flaming Lips lead man

EGO stands for Edging God Out
--Kenny Lee Lewis
, Guitar, Bass, Vocals (
The Steve Miller Band)

"We're analog people, not digital. I personally can't stand digital music. You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can't feel anything."
-- Prince
(In an interview with the Guardian in 2010)

"When it comes to listening music, suggesting similar music (as done at Amazon or Grooveshark) may help you discover new artist, but it also trains listeners to be less loyal. It's like asking for an espresso and getting a latte!
--Claris Dodge, studioexpresso


Ringing The Wedding Bells

Mark "Mooka" Rennick of Prairie Sun Studios & Pamela Reed are tying the knott on August 6th, at the Bohemian Grove, Monte Rio
Emily Rebecca (daughter of mixer/producer Ken Allardyce) & Scott James Street were married on June 25th in Edinburgh, Scotland

To Love & Happiness!

And a happy belated Father's Day to you Dads. Turn up the volume on the fireworks this 4th of July!

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