Iha in A
Pumpkins guitarist back on the road
Smashing Pumpkins guitarist) stepped in to replace original
guitarist Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails) of APC. "They
were looking for someone who had some experience and a similar
vibe musically," Iha said. "I really respect all
these guys as a band and I'm flattered that they asked me
to join them. I think it was between me and Yngwie Malmsteen.
They were looking for that high-speed metal thing, but they
settled for me." Iha does not appear on the group's upcoming
second album, The Thirteenth Step, and says he's only a touring
member of the band for now.
or future model of music distribution?
phenomenal success of the jam titans' new online download
service at livephish.com
proves, bands don't necessarily need record labels anymore.
allows band aficionados to download Phish shows within two
days of the concert getting three-plus hours of sound-board-based
music for the price of a CD--$9.95 for the MP3 format and
$12.95 for the higher-fidelity FLAC files.
on the site are all the sets from Phish's summer tour-ending
It festival, which drew more than 70,000 people two weekends
ago to a remote Air Force base in Loring, Maine. In addition
to the actual shows, Live Phish is offering for free a copy
of the group's sound check and a late-night jam session atop
an air traffic control tower.
to Brad Serling, the founder of Nugs and the former chief
technology officer at CinemaNow, which offers video-on-demand
technology, Live Phish has been making major waves since its
debut, generating more than $1 million in revenue via several
hundred thousand successful downloads.
think it works in a Phish world," Maureen Coakley, Elektra's
vice president of publicity, told AP. "Phish is so unique."
not alone. Other road warrior acts are plugged in, too, including
Pearl Jam, which offers exclusive MP3 versions of its latest
concerts at pearljambootlegs.com, the Who, the String Cheese
Incident and Ween. Clear Channel is also test-marketing its
own concert CD service, which would make several live acts
available, as are smaller sites like disclive.com and rockslide.com.
natives Mickey Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman, aka Dean and
Gene Ween, left Elektra years ago and now distribute tunes
from their Ween.com.
The site allows fans to download live recordings, tune in
to Webcasts and get previously unreleased tracks, like the
now infamous X-rated Pizza Hut jingle "Where'd the Cheese
Go?" The duo even set up a 24-hour Ween radio station.
the group was able to make its new album, Quebec, which was
released by Sanctuary Records on Tuesday, by putting out live
recordings of their concerts on their Website.
Elektra, our best-selling record sold 200,000 copies or more,"
Melchiondo told the New York Times this week. "But we
still owe all this money to the label. Then we sold just five
or 10,000 CDs through our Website and raised $100,000 to make
our new album."
Kramer who's promoting an upcoming four-CD box set of
unreleased Jimi Hendrix
Experience material, has announced nearing completion
of a long-planned documentary about the fabled 1970 "Festival
Express" tour of Canada -- which featured Janis Joplin,
The Grateful Dead, The Band and others.
whose producing resume includes Hendrix, The Beatles, Rolling
Stones, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, David Bowie and Eric Clapton,
said he was not at liberty to say who would be producing or
distributing the film.
version of Hendrix's "Isle Of Wight" will likely
air on network TV in the U.S. before being released to DVD
hint of what treasures the Hendrix vaults might yet reveal
comes with the soon-to-be-released four-CD set, titled simply
"The Jimi Hendrix Experience." In stores Sept. 15
and comprised of 56 tracks (most previously unreleased) recorded
onstage and in the studio, the set opens up whole new vistas
for Hendrix aficionados.
Maverick Recordings announces the signing of Keaton
Simons. Danny Strick and Guy Oseary and Sandy Roberton
were instrumental in bringing what many are calling the singer/songwriter/performer
of the next several decades to Maverick, a true career artist
with untapped talent and multitude of avenues to explore.
Simons songwriting prowess and voice harkens back to
a time when Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and the true folk-singers
of the 70s spoke clearly and boldly with their music.
His guitar mastery has been hired by a wide diversity of artists
such as Snoop Dog and Trey from Pharcyde. As a 24-year-old
performer beyond his years, Simons melds all things John Mayer,
Dave Mathews with influences in the vein of Elivs Costello,
Tom Waits and Harry Connick, Jr. Simons
is currently recording his debut album with The Matrix production
team and will also be doing some tracks with the Wizards.
Look for this release in the fall.
to Manager Scott Carlson (STC Entertainment 818-787-4065)
who also represents the legendary Producer Andy Johns whois
back to work after a slight battle in his personal life. Andy
is now recording a new project for V2 and also taking meetings
and scheduling projects.
Lizard's American Debut!
Seeking a distribution/label deal for the US
Amsterdam rock band Green
Lizard makes their American debut playing shows in the
Midwest with a showcase at the Midwest Music Summit.
According to producer engineer Clif
Norrell, "this promising young band has made a name
for themselves with their enigmatic live performances all
Come hear why they started out by winning Holland's biggest
and most important rock contest, "De Grote Prijs Van
Nederland", and then went on to win the Netherlands'
Silver Harp award, which is equivalent to a Best New Artist
Grammy. They have had two hit albums on Sony Benelux, and
a current top 10 hit single in Holland!
According to PE Wire, Culver City-based Tonos is in the process
of shutting down its operations. The company was backed by
Mobius Venture Capital, Shockwave.com, and Sequoia.
Comedy and Drama
the CD here!
Watch A Trailer For Masked And Anonymous Here!
of music and independent film, Masked And Anonymous (Sony
Pictures Classics) with Bob Dylan is the movie for this summer!
Cast includes: Jeff Bridges, Penélope Cruz, Bob Dylan,
John Goodman, Jessica Lange,
Val Kilmer, Mickey Rourke, Christian Slater, to name a few.
opened on July 25 in select theater locations in Southern
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in a limited edition digi-pak. The limited-edition package
contains a hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) featuring seven tracks
from the newly remastered catalog in standard audio, super
audio and 5.1 surround sound. This special disc is playable
on any CD player as well as on an SACD compatible player.
its third year, Midwest Music Summit is an established multi-functioning
music conference that builds networking bridges between independent
artists and industry representatives. They also generate the
A&R Tipsheet - to get yours, please send an email with
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Gets an SSL
HD Television studio linked to a state-of-the art Audio
by American investor Paul G. Allen and under the creative
direction of musician and filmmaker Dave
Stewart of the Eurythmics, The Hospital is based in the
former St. Paul's hospital in Covent Garden, close to many
of the UK's top post-production and independent film and TV
production companies. The 60,000-square-foot facility will
feature a full range of facilities designed to allow all kinds
of creative projects to be completed, including Europe's first
high-definition television studio.
facility for music, art and film professionals, Hospital is
incorporating two Solid State Logic digital consoles into
the first phase of its unique studio plans. Chip Treverton,
director/CEO of The Hospital project team in London, says:
"The Hospital had several criteria to meet the demands
of music based video capture space - fast automated reset,
the ability to make changes to complex set-ups to support
multiple live acts or scene changes quickly, integration and
resource sharing between the 2 control rooms, reliability
and service/support, and a large number of inputs on a smaller
and familiar work surface. We looked at all the major players
and decided that the MT Plus was the only desk that met all
of our requirements, and we're pleased to be working with
SSL to deliver these for future clients."
up at Angel
Miller (pictured above), the drummer for popular rock band
Fuel, recently visited Angel Mountain's all-new studio in
Bethlehem, PA. Miller was there to get a feel for the facility,
as well as assist Angel Mountain in honing the drum sound
in their main tracking room.
Hans Zimmer Masters "Pirates" at Cups
(L-R) are Bruce Maddocks and Hans Zimmer
Award-winning scoring composer Hans Zimmer recently mastered
at Santa Monica's Cups 'N Strings Studios the soundtrack albums
for "Pirates of the Caribbean," (score produced
by Hans Zimmer, composed by Klaus Badelt) starring Johnny
Depp, and "Tears Of The Sun," (score by Zimmer)
starring Bruce Willis, just released on DVD.
were our first projects with Bruce and I was very pleased
with the results," commented Zimmer. "I would like
Bruce to take care of all of our projects, so I think we'll
keep him very busy."
a very delicate process," explained Bruce Maddocks, studio
owner and chief engineer. "Hans selects the individual
music cues from the film which are sequenced with crossfades
to build a very long, very lush musical presentation. You
have one very large piece of music and the challenge is to
create an album in the mastering stage with all of the individual
elements blending seamlessly. The trick is to find a balance
so that everything fits together to make a very smooth sounding
Studios, a Sanctuary for Music friends during NY Power
Tibetan Monks at Avatar
for two 2003 TEC Awards, Avatar is part of Tech Tours for
115th AES Convention in New York (Monday, October 13th from
9 AM to noon). Avatar
Studios became a sanctuary for clients, business associates,
employees, and family members, some of which stayed the night
since they had no way of getting home. "We were having
a barbeque when the power outage hit.Given the circumstances,
everyone was in good spirits. At least we had plenty of food
and drinks that evening," says Kirk Imamura, President
of July had numerous clients including: Russ Titelman with
Cyndi Lauper & John Pizzarelli; Kevin Killen with Elvis
Costello; Chris Shaw for Vagrant Records act No Motiv; Todd
Barkan; DJ with new artist "Roscoe," to name a few.
King Fogel Steps Up
If you've been to the movies in the last year or so, you have
no doubt been lovingly surrounded by none other than Chris
Fogel and his larger than life 5.1. Having mixed the score
and score album for Universal's "Johnny English, recorded
and mixed the scores for "Dreamworks' "Old School,"
Spyglass' "Reign of Fire," Miramax's "A View
From The Top" and Columbia's "The Sweetest Thing,"
it is no surprise that he has stepped up to the producer chair.
Musically speaking, that is. He produced, recorded and mixed
the amazing score for "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"
as well as New Line's forthcoming "Laws Of Attraction"
and "Win A Date With Ted Hamilton." His next undertaking
will be "Skeleton Key."
is famous for mixing the likes of Alanis Morissette, Aerosmith,
Robbie Robertson and Sheryl Crow amongst many others. You
can hear his mixes on Samantha Ronson's forthcoming Rocafella
album produced by Duncan Sheik. contact Shannon O'Shea (323)
3 Crew gets support from DMT
DMT Rentals systems used by Dennis Sands during the recording
of the music score for "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."
Left-to-right: Composer Marco Beltrami, DMT's Eric Cowden,
Jayce Murphy and Bryan Jackson, with Dennis Sands (seated).
added to its dazzling inventory of state-of-the-art converters,
recorders and outboards with the recent purchase of two vintage
AMS Neve Model 1081 Channel Amplifiers, combination mic pre-amplifiers
and EQ modules. "The Model 1081 was first produced in
1972," says DMT president Doug Botnick. "The same
circuit provided the mic/line-amp and EQ sections in much-revered
Neve consoles such as the 8048."
Music Technologies, 273 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502,
USA 818.559-2272. For more information on the complete range
of DMT Rentals' equipment and consulting services, contact
VOX 818.559.2272. FAX: 818.559.2329
Voice-over Studio from SCR!
Yorke portrays the affable UPS employee/spokesperson who explains
the virtues of the new UPS/Mail Boxes Etc. operation - now
described as the world's largest retail shipping, postal and
business services franchise company. He has also appeared
in TV ads for Orkin Pest Control, Denny's and Liquid Plummer.
Wanting to branch out into the potentially lucrative voice-over
market, Yorke recently contracted Steven Klein SCR to design
and build a compact voice-over booth in his garage.
were the perfect people for me. sThe project fell into place
and we completed the conversion in one week. It was an excellent
experience!" Yorke enthuses. He also worked with a local
equipment retailer, RSPE Audio Solutions, which supplied the
production equipment and ISDN unit, and Pat Schneider of P.S.
Tech, who set up and wired the entire system. Contact: Steven
Klein (CA License #515303-HIC) Sound
Control Room, 14200 Ventura Blvd. Ste 10, Sherman Oaks,
CA 91423, USA
Fly With Me!
Sutton's upcoming CD, "Dancing in the Dark"
is a tribute to Frank Sinatra recorded at Conway Studios in
Hollywood for Telarc. Engineering tasks were handled by multiple
Grammy award-winner Michael Bishop.
"The idea was to have Tierney record a collection of
tunes that made Sinatra famous," says Bishop. "'Come
Fly With Me,' for example, is as well known for the Nelson
Riddle arrangement as it is for Sinatra's impeccable vocal.
Having a female vocalist sing these songs turns things around
right away. Another twist was the new arrangements by Tierney
and the band.
Bishop uses Neumann's
Solution-D software for the recordings. "It lets me send
control data over the same AES cable that the signal is coming
into the control room on using the system's AES 42 interface.
I can change a pickup pattern, or alter the sensitivity and
gain, and insert high-frequency and peak limiting without
ever leaving the control room! All of these functions are
controlled at the microphone itself. Add to that the openness
and the clarity of the microphone and you've got a fabulous
combination, which has become an invaluable tool for me,"
Love from Sting's Home!
shift in music recording that has taken place over the last
ten or more years, away from traditional studio facilities
and into home or temporary environments, has given rise to
a handful of high-end equipment rental specialists. Stephen
Jarvis Audio Consulting from Bay Area has amassed a large
rental inventory of gear that includes a sizeable quantity
of George Massenburg-designed GML equipment.
supplied a great number of GML
devices to engineer Nathaniel Kunkel of Studio Without Walls
for one of his recent remotes. To coincide with his first
studio album in four years, entitled "Sacred Love,"
filmed a performance' at the historic Mayan Theater in downtown
L.A. that will be released as a limited edition DVD-V package
promoting the CD, scheduled in stores September 23rd.
recorded everything on stage through 36 channels of GML mic
pre," recounts Kunkel. "The three main vocals, Sting,
Joy and Mary J. Blige, were recorded entirely through GML
2020s." The GML 2020 High Resolution Discrete Input Channel
combines a mic preamp with filtering, equalization, and dynamics
processing in a two-rack space package.
is mixing the performance audio for the DVD release in 5.1
at Sting's Malibu home using his portable system. GML processing
is typically featured in all of his mixes, notes Kunkel. "I
use the same 2020s that I used tracking for my vocal inserts
in Pro Tools when I mix. I mix on a Sony DMX-R100, so I like
to take care of all of my inserts in Pro Tools, then at the
end of the mix I can easily print what that insert was. It
almost always is a GML 2020."
Heats Up At NRG
Bizkit recently returned to NRGs Studio B with producer
Terry Date and Engineer Dave Holdridge to complete the bands
forthcoming album. The album is tentatively titled Panty
Sniffer and is scheduled for release in September of
2003. In 1998 Limp Bizkit locked out NRGs Studio B with
Terry Date to record the multi-platinum album Significant
Other. Limp Bizkit is currently appearing on the Summer
X recently locked out NRGs Studio A with producer Josh
Abraham. Following their stint at NRG, Static-X found a new
drummer, Nick Oshiro, and can be seen this summer on tour
with Staind. The new CD Shadow Zone is set for
a September 2003 release.
mixed Jump the lead single for Ill Ninos
latest offering on Roadrunner Records. Ill Ninos album,
Confessions, is slated for a September 2003 release.
Baumgardner also mixed the song Til the Day I
Die for Story of the Year(Maverick). Story of the Year
will release their album Page Avenue in August.
The Baumgardner mixed Evanescence song Bring Me To Life
continues to fly high at both rock and pop radio. The Evanescence
album Fallen currently resides at #3 on Billboards
top 200 after 7 weeks on the charts and multi-platinum sales.
For more details or booking information please contact Kelly