Expresso Walk And Talk...
publishing exec joins the top ranks of EMI's record division wtih
Dan McCarroll's appointment as President of the Capitol & Virgin
Label Group in North America. Currently EVP of NA Creative at EMI
Music Publishing, McCarroll will lead EMI's A&R and development
efforts in the U.S. In his nine years at EMI Music Publishing, Dan
McCarroll has signed and worked with a series of successful songwriters
including John Mellencamp, Cobra Starship, Travie McCoy, Toby Gad,
Steve McEwan, David Hodges, Alter Bridge, Death Cab For Cutie, Butch
Walker and Panic At The Disco
l-r: Master Class/Tutorial Co-Chairs, Conrad Cooke
Jose (Vene) Garcia Master
Classes and Tutorials at The
129th AES Convention : Vene Garcia and Conrad Cooke have
developed a masterful program designed to provide attendees with
real-world solutions, and considerable food for thought. "Tutorials
and Master Classes provide an invaluable opportunity for sharing
information on functionality shifts in our communal environment,"
remarked Convention Co-Chair, Valerie Tyler. Among the highlights
is Hybrid Mixing; A Step-By-Step Class On Mixing The All-American
Rejects' Hit Single, Gives You Hell: Eric Valentine - will discuss
the techniques, plug-ins, outboard gear and external summing used
in the process. The session will conclude with an opportunity for
participants to improve on the finished version. A Preliminary Calendar
of events including comprehensive Master Class and Tutorial abstracts
is posted at: http://www.aes.org/events/129/
November 06, 2010
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM (PT) 540 Howard St. San Francisco 94105
Free entry w/ RSVP or AES Badge Door Prizes, Drink Tix
Be at the defacto destination for all AES attendees interested in
after-hours networking. After a long day of cutting-edge pro audio
at the annual AES Convention, attendees are invited to let loose
at Decompress, a free after party on Saturday, November 6th, 8 P.M.
at Temple Nightclub, San Francisco. The event is free-of-charge
with RSVP at http://templeafterparty.eventbrite.com.
Decompress is produced by Glow Marketing and MATK Corporation, and
presented by Exsilio Consulting Inc, Monster Cable Products, NewBay
Media (publisher of Pro Sound News, Pro Audio Review, EQ and Keyboard),
GCPro, Disc Makers, Glyph, and Studioexpresso.
The AES After-Party is free with RSVP or an AES Badge from 8PM
12AM or $10 at the door. Guests are welcome to stay after midnight
once they have entered Temple during the party; Temple closes at
only a few blocks from the Moscone Convention Center, Temple Nightclub
has been selected as the site for the event. It is one of three
sustainable clubs in the world. DJ/Producer and local
music activist Paul Hemming conceived the space as an entertainment
complex that is environmentally friendly.
Aid Turns 25 September
22, 2010, marked the 25th anniversary of the first Farm
Aid concert held in Champaign, Illinois. Willie Nelson, Neil
Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in
1985 to keep family farmers on their land. At that time, family
farmers were in a fight for their livelihoods and their farms in
an economic situation that closely mirrors what so many Americans
face today. Since that first concert, Farm Aid has been a relentless
champion for family farmers. Through the dedicated hard work of
its board of directors, which added Dave Matthews in 2001, many
thousands of donors, and the nearly four hundred artists who have
generously donated their time and performances, Farm Aid is now
the longest running benefit concert series in America. HOMEGROWN.org
is a part of Farm Aids program work to cultivate a greater
demand for good food from family farmers and strengthen the links
between farmers and eaters.
Hawaii's #1 Rock band played at The ROXY on October 27 according
to award-winning record producer and mixer, Al Clay (PINK, The Pixies)
who is currently mixing and mastering the band's new 2011 full-length
CD at his Westside Pacific Studios in Pacific Palisades. The band's
music is featured on Sirius Radio, AOL Music, Direct TV, iTunes,
and rock radio stations across North America & Europe. Remarkably,
the band landed a surf company clothing sponsor, a feature film
promotion with a major Hollywood studio, an invitation to be featured
on a network television show and an indie record deal offer. Not
bad for a group of talented young guys from Kona, Hawaii whose biggest
thrill on the tour was the chance to visit Disneyland. Ohana (family)
band members: brothers Jonny Stimac (lead singer songwriter, guitar,
ukulele) and the youngest of the seven Stimac kids, Chris Stimac
(lead guitar, ukulele, steel drums and vocals). The hazel eyed,
light brown-haired front men are joined at the hip by life-long
friends who literally grew up together on The Big Island of Kona:
Paul Gubser (Bass), Ryan Johnston (keyboards, ukulele, songwriter)
and Jordan Lawrence (Drums); the trio of musicians provide back-up
vocals in addition to sonic showmanship.
1,700-seat Concert Hall at Cal State Northridge Cal
State Northridge will announce the inaugural spring lineup for the
Valley Performing Arts Center in a couple of weeks. The
tunable acoustic in the new $125million Valley
Performing Arts Center in Northridge, Calif. ranges from classical
guitar and amplified guitar, from a piano to a 110-piece orchestra.
"It's a pretty exciting time," said Bob Bucker, who heads
both the Valley Performing Arts Center and the CSUN College of Arts,
Media and Communication. The three-building complex is LEED Silver
certified one of the top ratings for "green" design.
The indoor and outdoor space includes academic stages and wifi-ready
lecture halls with more than 200 seats. Theres also studio
space for KCSN the universitys public radio station."
The hall's black-tie gala - with tickets between $1,000 and $2,500
is set for january 29. Mike
Curb, Chairman of Curb Records, and a music industry icon, made
a record $10 million gift to the university in 2006, half endowing
the arts college, and the other half for CSUNs planned Valley
Performing Arts Center.The college was named Mike Curb College of
Arts, Media and Communication in his honor.
MG Sound Studios are pianist Igor Tchetuev and Italian vocalist
MG Sound, largest recording complex in Austria, has launched
a new label dedicated to the finest in classical music. Prestige
Classics Vienna debuts with "Songs" of Sergei Rachmaninov
(1873-1943) and Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881). Two-time Grammy Award-winner
Michael Horvath has come out of retirement to co-produce the debut
album featuring renowned Italian operatic bass singer Ferruccio
Furlanetto, accompanied by famed Ukrainian pianist Igor Tchetuev.
CD package includes extensive liner notes in English, German and
Russian, and three short video documentaries of the making of the
album. Co-producing with artistic supervisor Michael Horvath was
famed conductor Johnny Bertl and the MG Sound production team of
Martin Böhm & Ludwig Coss. "Songs,"
the debut release from Prestige Classics Vienna, is available on
iTunes, Amazon, and as a worldwide CD release through CD Baby. "Songs"
is under consideration for a Grammy(r) Award by members of The Recording
Academy. View making of the album and listen to samples
of this CD here
will take place during NAMM in January 2011 in Annaheim. Go
list of 2010 Creative Achievement Nominees in two categories:
Achievement and Creative
26th Annual TEC Awards Friday, January 14, 2011 NAMM Show Anaheim,
CA. Highlights sessions this year include Stream Formats, Facility
Design and new developments in the on-going Loudness issue and
studioexpresso artist panel -- details coming soon! Les
Paul Award 4 Lindsey Buckingham Multi-instrumentalist, composer
and producer Lindsey Buckingham will be presented with the
prestigious Les Paul Award at the 26th Annual Technical Excellence
& Creativity Awards, to be held Friday, January 14, in the
Pacific Ballroom of the Anaheim Hilton during the 2011 NAMM Show.
Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC
Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio
production and product design.
Congrats to Jay Kaufman of Kaufman
& Associates for his nomination of Bridge Studios. "The
ground-up 6,500-square foot scoring facility focuses on refinement
of classic acoustical elements to produce a very even reverberant
field throughout the space with a .95-second RT60," says Kaufman.
The 800-square foot control room houses a 96-input Neve VSP with
scoring master section, custom Neve cue mixer and Flying Faders
II. The LCR monitors are ATC300s
modified by Kaufman to operate in a vertical free-standing configuration.
expresso-- Ask Claris
We hear from
artists every day from all corners of the world -- France, Germany,
Russian, Israel, Asia, Australia and Middle East asking how they
can get heard or build their careers. We've decided to feature a
letter or phone message each month and share our response with other
new artists with similar needs or questions. Our goal remains to
empower new artists and encourage them to find their voice and musical
path. Most importantly, we're here to remind artists that it's a
long journey, so enjoy the process. We encourage artists to provide
a link to their music site when they contact us..this way, if a
producer or manager is interested, they can be contacted directly.
I have not heard
a band that even comes close to their style with twisting guitar
leads, catchy soulful vocals, and hooks that just invite people
in to smile and enjoy life. A lot of their songs are about hope
and love, being the lead singer was a US Marine and struggled a
lot though hard times. Kim Stephens from Capitol Nashville flew
down to see the band a few months ago and gave them some really
helpful pointers as well as has been coaching the band through their
careers. If you would like to hear some of the new material they
have been working on i can send you some rough tracks which will
will be stuck in your head for days.
To check a producers availability and /or interest
kindly provide: 1. Number of songs to be produced, recorded/mixed
2. Delivery time and technical requirements 3. Specify your recording
budget (studio, musicians, mixer/engineer and arranger, producer
expenses). We can then check availability/interest based on the
info you send.
talent at studioexpresso We can recommend someone who fits
your requirements or you may send your top 3 choice(s). Thanks.
Two beautiful daughters were born to Greg Burns and his wife Katherine
Crowley who sadly did not survive the birth on October 15th. May
Isla & Addison fill your world with love and hope, dear Greg.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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Listen to this Chinese leaf player
month...thanks for reading.