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Harrison will be the third Beatle to be inducted
as a solo artist into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Sail
his knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on
very nice to have honors given to you as long as you don't
take it all too seriously,'' said Mick outside the Palace.
He wore black suede and leather sneakers for the occasion
and was accompanied at the ceremony by his 92-year-old father
Joe and daughters Karis, and Elizabeth.
Parks Trumps "Rosa Parks"
Ah ha, hush that fuss
Everybody move to the back of the bus
Do you wanna bump and slump with us
We the type of people make the club get crunk
The familiar song by Outkast was subject of a suit by Rosa
Parks again this last week. known as the "mother of the
civil rights movement," Parks filed suit against Arista
Records, LaFace Records, and Outkast back in '99. The 90-year
old Detroit resident sought at least $25,000 in damages and
an injunction preventing further sales and distribution of
the song "Rosa Parks." Her high profile attorney,
Johnny Cochran, presented new evidence claiming that Parks
had approved an album of gospel recordings titled Verity Records
Presents: A Tribute to Mrs. Rosa Parks and that she received
reports of consumers seeking to purchase the tribute album,
but instead accidentally bought Outkasts' Aquemeni album,
due to the prominent promotion of the "Rosa Parks"
song. Someone at Arista, give Ms Parks a break - after all
learn from history...the lady gets what she ask for!
at Cups N' Strings!
by David Goggin
Pictured (L-R) are Eric Heatherly and studio owner/engineer
Alternate country rocker Eric Heatherly stopped in for sessions
at LA's Cups N' Strings Studios to work on various projects
for records, film and TV. His new single "The Coolest
Christmas" was released on the Nashvegas Recording Company
Lee Jones at the Neve 88R console at The Village's Studio
Los Lobos, Guster, Dido, Jack Johnson, Josh Rouse, Usher,
Café Tacuba, Damien Rice, REM, and Ricki Lee Jones
have in common?
Theyve all been spotted recently working at The Village,
Los Angeles premiere Westside recording facility. Maybe
its something in the air: After more than 30 years in
business, The Village continues to be a top recording hot
spot for cutting edge artists, both established and new-on-the-scene.
buzz at The Village is due, in part, to almost daily live
recordings in the facility's Neve 88R-equipped Studio D, where
the nations hottest radio program, KCRWs Morning
Becomes Eclectic, broadcasts some of the most exciting music
to be found on the air--or on the Net. Helmed by influential
tastemaker Nic Harcourt, the morning sessions at The Village
are not only broadcast in real time but are also simulcast
and archived on KCRW.com. In one recent week alone, Village
staff engineer Jason Wormer recorded Morning Becomes Eclectic
sets by The Eels, Seal, and red hot up-and-comers East Sound
Mountain, The 88s, The Frames and Butterfly Boucher.
anticipation has been building for the release of Ricki Lee
Jones new CD, The Evening of My Best Day, recorded and
mixed entirely at The Village. Jones first album of
original material in six years, the long-awaited CD, on the
V2 label, was already garnering critical accolades even prior
to its October 7th release date. The Evening of My Best Day,
which was produced by Jones and David Kalesh, was recorded
by Jason Wormer and Mark Johnson, with Joe Chiccarelli on
board for mixing.
Keeping Good Company with Vsioneering
L-R) Ron Lagerlof, Visioneering Design president; Doug Mountain,
Todd-AO Studios engineer; Bill Johnston, Ascent Media senior
Soundelux (An Ascent Media Company) recently contracted Visioneering
Design to integrate several ProTools systems for their
new Soundelux London editorial facilities. "It was a
very fast turnaround for this project," commented Bill
Johnston, Ascent Senior VP Engineering. "We had to be
ready for shows in London rather quickly, so we did a joint
venture with Ron Lagerlof of Visioneering. Ron and his crew
did the pre-wiring and integration and our team completed
the assembly. That was the only way it could have been finished
in the timeframe we had." For more info: Ron Lagerlof,
Visioneering Design 818.882.7271
Completes Expansion of Award-winning
The studio where Def Jam's Christina Milian & Benny Cassette,
Interscope/Beat Club's Bubba Sparx, Dreamworks' John B., Ray-J
and Sony Music's Nona Gay have been recording is even more
beautiful. And here's why:
expansion of the Studio Atlantis recording studio facility,
winner of an AIA/LA Honor Award for Interior Architecture
in the year 2000, includes an adjacent client lounge and a
Protools production suite with support facilities.
translucent Lumasite panels had been used earlier to wrap
the studio volumes and to express the ephemeral nature of
sound, visualizing the sonic forces shaped inside the recording
spaces," says the designer, Peter Gruenisen. The concept
and the materials are continued in the expanded space, where
the large warped plane of the main wall gradually turns into
a ceiling. The light-filled, hovering presence of the floating
element informs the entire space, playfully transforming and
shaping it in the process. Daylight is brought in through
skylights above the ceiling cloud while artificial lighting
provides a consistent glow at night.
Jon Newkirk (323) 462-7761 or visit studio
Atlantis web site.
Mixes The Stones at Record Plant with DFX
by David Goggin
(standing L-R) are DFX president Gary Ladinsky, mixer Ed Cherney,
Pro Tools engineer Mike Butler, DFX systems mananger Jeffrey
Welch, and (seated) Record Plant assistant engineer J.D. Andrew.
recently completed audio mixes for The Rolling Stones 4 DVD
boxed set. The collection includes concert footage from the
current tour, including arena shows at Madison Square Garden,
theater shows at the Olympia in Paris, and stadium shows in
London at Twickenham Stadium. LA's Design FX provided two
Pro Tools systems with a total of 72 outputs, a third 24-bit
96K system for mixdown, and Apple cinema displays.
FX is comprised of five divisions: Design FX Audio Rentals,
Design FX Remote Recording, Design FX Systems, Design
FX Service Center, and the Design FX Transfer House. For
Radio offers state of the art studio
to their 101 channels of digital entertainment satellite broadcast,
XM Radio also offers in-studio performances in its two state-of-the-art
performance studios. The control room offers a Sony Oxford
96 channel Mixing Console with full automation. Digidesign
HD system and some standard processors and mics. The 25 x
40 feet studio, 23 x 20 control room offers capacity for 50
people, including up to a 40-piece orchestra. Though it's
mostly used for XM showsXM, it's available recording, mixing,
remastering commercial proejcts.
to our corporate headquarters and broadcast facilities in
Washington, D.C., XM has broadcast facilities in New York
and Nashville, and additional offices in Boca Raton, FL; Southfield,
MI; and Yokohama, Japan.
Quincy Jones hosts several multi-part musical documentaries
in which he uses real-life experiences to weave a history
of contemporary music. He also acts as a creative consultant
to XM's programming and production teams and help steers the
XM musical vision.
for Yes, John Anderson hosts one-hour progressive rock and
eclectic music shows. He is also recording his next solo CD
at the XM recording studios.
pick is the XMCafe on Ch45 hosted by Brian Chamberlain where
thoughtful musicians doing more than just their hit singles.
. .plus the first sounds off albums from artists like the
Wallflowers, Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello
a listen here !
Coming to A Store Near You - 9X!
State Logic has announced that it has chosen a limited
dealer network to distribute the companys new XLogic
line of rack-mounted outboard gear. The network consists of
nine dealers located in the United States, Canada and Mexico,
Center Pro. Since the release of the new products at AES
2003 in October, the response has been remarkable with over
200 units sold worldwide.
in the U.S. consist of Brook Mays Professional Recording Sales
(Dallas, TX), Cutting Edge Audio (San Francisco, CA), Harris
Audio Systems (N. Miami, FL), Interface Audio (Nashville,
TN), Professional Audio Design (Rockland, MA), Tekserve Corporation
(NYC, NY) and Guitar Center Professional will offer the product
in various locations across the United States.
in Canada is Sonotechnique with offices in Montreal (St. Laurent),
Toronto and Vancouver (Burnaby). Vari International will serve
as the XLogic dealer in Mexico.
planning a series of open houses at select XL recording studios
throughout the U.S. to support the launch of the new product
line and the dealer network. Schedules will be announced in
the near future on the SSL
End of the Year, it's the Holiday Season plus Studio
Suite just opened their Online Shopping Cart. So they're
offering $50 discount on Studio Suite, the leading Studio
Management Software for the entire month of December (This
offer ends December 31st)!
a single license of Studio Suite for just $449 instead of
the normal $499 price. Existing users can upgrade to version
5 for a $25 discount ($225 instead of $250). Visit http://www.studiosuite.com
and click the Purchase button, or call
1-800-450-5740 (in the US or Canada), or 1-818-752-3900 (Internationally).
- featuring BowieArt & More..
provides Internet access with a local call in more than 2,000
North American cities, with 47 countries to be added by the
end of the year. Users pay $19.95 a month or $5.95 if they
already have an ISP and just want to access the site.
from the usual 5mb of space and an e-mail address, BowieNet
promises access to previously unreleased material, video footage
and photos of the artist. There will be newsgroups, chat rooms,
online shareware, multi-player gaming and personalised content
updated daily with news, sport, weather, horoscopes, TV guides
and thousands of album and gig reviews.
be heroes. "I welcome all you web travellers to the first
community driven Internet site that focuses on music, film,
literature, painting and more, where you can interact with
all the members of our adventurous new project," says
Bowie in a personal message on the home page.
who turned 50 last year, has proved himself as both a smart
businessman and Internet innovator. He was the first major
artist to post a new song for downloading over the Web - Telling
Lies - and he created and designed Bowieart.com,
a site featuring his artwork for direct sales to the public.
'REALITY' on Iso/Columbia Records was released September 16th
reuniting him with long time co-producer, Tony Visconti. The
duo were responsible for last year's critically acclaimed
'Heathen' as well as classics such as 'Scary Monsters', 'Low',
completes Acoustic Upgrades for Music Therapy Wellness Clinic
installation and sound control primary requirements for treatment
Program Director Ron Berczon surrounded by wellness Music
Steven Klein of SCR,
a leading designer and builder of commercial recording studios,
project studios and post production facilities, recently completed
an acoustic consulting project for The Music Therapy Wellness
Clinic at California State University Northridge (CSUN).
The assignment involved acoustic measurements and treatment
for a room used by children with special needs. "There
were two different issues to address," Steven Klein explains,
"Firstly, insufficient privacy between the two rooms;
and secondly, acoustic treatments to quiet the rooms for better
intelligibility. Other challenges included limited down time,
access and budgetary considerations."
Tour to celebrate 10 years
44 days, 50 bands, one Tour
More bands announced for '04 Vans Warped Tour -- Bad Religion,
Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, The Casulties, Yellowcard and Rise
Against, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and
Cambhave are in the lineup for the 2004 Vans Warped Tour.
Here for updates.
Go Live with Sennheiser!
and Dolly Parton each chose a Sennheiser
5000N wireless system for their stunning duet at the recent
Country Music Awards.
show, featuring Shania backed by friend and multiple Grammy-winner,
Alison Krause and Union Station, was performed and filmed
before a small audience in Nashville, Tennessee in early November
("UP! Close and Personal," aired on NBC just before
Thanksgiving) and was captured for broadcast exclusively by
Neumann and Sennheiser microphones.
human rights champion and former South African president,
Nelson Mandela, united some of today's most socially-conscious
international superstars for "46664-The Concert"
a day-long musical event to help combat AIDS. The event featured
Peter Gabriel, Beyoncé, Eurythmics, Jimmy Cliff, Anastacia,
The Corrs, Queen and others, key corporate executives at Sennheiser
Germany decided to support the worthy cause both financially
and by providing wireless, Evolution Series and Neumann microphone
systems to bring the event to life.
gets a Tec Award
general manger, Dave Lebolt, personally accepted the 2003
Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Award for the Digi
002 in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement for
Workstation Technology from the Mix Foundation for Excellence
in Audio. The 19th Annual TEC Awards ceremony was held earlier
this year in New York City Congrats, Dave and crew!
Kamen, the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer who
fused hard-rock riffs with classical styling in albums for
Pink Floyd and provided music for the "Lethal Weapon"
and "Die Hard" movies," is survived by his
wife, two daughters, his father and three brothers.
in the pro audio industry, Kim's efforts resulted in the launch
of JBL's award-winning LSR studio monitor series. In 2000,
David left JBL to become president of Apogee Electronics.
His most recent career move was back to Pepperdine University
(where he had gotten his MBA) as a faculty member in the MBA
program. We will miss your wisdom, graciousness and support
of our engineers.
be-lated Birthday Shaft!
Happy 1st Christmas Mike Banks Jr (L: Santa Baby pictured
left courtesy of Record Production)!
to newleyweds Dave Navarro & Carmen Electra!
to new parents to be Oscar-winning US actress Paltrow, 31,
tied the knot with the 26-year-old Chris Martin (below), Coldplay
frontman at a low-key ceremony in the California city of Santa
Barbara earlier this month.
Photo: Rebecca Shapiro
we'd like to close 2003 with these stunning images (like
a colorful holiday card) from
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope... revealing a vibrant green
and red nebula far from Earth, where nature seems to have
put on the traditional colors of the season. These colors,
produced by the light emitted by oxygen and hydrogen, help
astronomers investigate the star-forming processes.
amazing pix visit
the web site Hubba Bubba!
-- Newborn stars emerging from dense, compact pockets of interstellar
gas in the Eagle Nebula, 7,000 light-years from Earth in the
constellation Serpens. Credit: Jeff Hester, Paul Scowen, NASA
Pearl Jam--the only band cool enough to put a planetary nebula
on an album cover.
Read the nice article
"Platinum Hits & Indie Dreams" on
studioexpresso producers by Scott The GMan that appeared in
the November issue of NOHO with Stellastarr* on the cover.
From time to time we'll bring you the GNotes of special interest
to unsigned artists. And a hearty congrats to The G-Man for
being nominated Electronic Artist of the Year by the 2003
Los Angeles Music for his Electro Bop album.
Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Kwanzaa !!