Olympic Swimmer Gary Hall gets a little help from composer Alan
In Athens, Olympic Gold Medallist Gary Hall, Jr. repeated his gold-medal
performance in the 50-meter freestyle. He and his coach Mike Bottom
have been using "CD2000: Music For Your Health" by LA
based composer Alan
Roubik to prepare for competition, and have said that it has
been an essential part of their training.
Gary has type-1 diabetes, and was told that he would never be able
to swim competitively again after having become a four-time Olympic
medallist. The news was devastating, but he overcame and has become
a great champion and role model.
met Olympic coach Bottom and Gold Medallist Hall sometime in 2001and
had a chance to discuss his music with them over dinner.
"After only a couple of weeks of use at UC Berkley's training
facilities, Mike informed me that Gary and other top ranked swimmers
had been using the music regularly to better prepare for competition.
Mike felt that the music definitely helped the swimmers to relax
and get centered before practice," says Rubik. Utilizing Magnetic
Resonance technology in determining the physiological impact of
music, Rubik is able to create mathematically based formulas to
compose, arrange and produce therapeutic music. To read more about
Gary, visit his web site at www.garyhalljr.com
The Art Of
ProAudio Honored At 20th Annual Tec Awards
Lucas, Scheiner, Jam & Lewis Get Special Recognition;
Harry Shearer set to host the Award show in San Francisco 10.30.04
Lucas, Scheiner, Jam & Lewis
author, musician, radio personality Harry Shearer ( Mighty Wind,
The Truman Show, Godzilla, My Best Friend's Wedding) is set to host
the 20th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards,
to be held Saturday, October 30 (on the third night of the 117th
AES Convention), at the San Francisco Marriott.
Presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the charitable
event is the world's highest-profile awards show recognizing the
creative achievements of audio professionals and the technological
innovations employed in their work.
In addition to the presentation of 23 awards for outstanding projects
and products of the past year, attendees will witness the induction
into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame of filmmaker extraordinaire, George
Sound), and celebrated engineer/producer, Elliot Scheiner. Being
honored as well will be the renowned production and writing team
of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who will receive the coveted Les Paul
Award, sponsored by Gibson Guitar Corp.
Scheiner will be inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame,
and producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will be awarded the prestigious
Les Paul Award.
looking forward to an exciting 20th anniversary," says executive
producer Hillel Resner. "Every year we come away convinced
that the latest show has surpassed all others, but with Harry Shearer
as our ringmaster and the creative giants we are honoring, we're
fully expecting that this will be a TEC Awards for the ages."
the awards ceremony are donated to organizations working for the
prevention of noise-induced hearing loss in the music environment,
including House Ear Institute of Los Angeles and Hearing Education
Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) of San Francisco, as well as to
numerous scholarship programs for students of the audio arts and
sciences. To date, the Mix Foundation has contributed more than
a half-million dollars to these worthwhile causes. Gold
Sponsors confirmed include: Allen & Heath, Audio-Technica, The
Burst Collective, Digidesign, Ex'pression College for Digital Arts,
Guitar Center, Mackie/EAW, MOTU, Meyer Sound, the Recording Academy,
Remote Recording, RØDE Microphones, Solid State Logic, TC
Electronic and Yamaha Corporation.
For ticket information,
please visit www.mixfoundation.org
or call (510) 985-3263. For information on program book advertising
and sponsorships, contact Eric Geer at (414) 967-0104, or e-mail
Make A Donations
For The Music and Sound Auction on eBay
Tec Awards is Presenting the Benefit for H.E.A.R.® and HEI's
Music and Sound Auction on eBay, set to begin on October 21 and
continue through November 2, 2004. The online auction will coincide
with the 20th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards,
to be held on Saturday, October 30 at the San Francisco Marriott.
The online auction
will be managed by H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for
Rockers) a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing musicians
and the public about the prevention of hearing impairment in the
music environment. Proceeds from the auction will benefit H.E.A.R.®,
as well as the Sound Partners campaign of the House Ear Institute
in Los Angeles, a hearing conservation program co-founded by the
Mix Foundation in 1997.
will include pro audio equipment (recording devices, microphones,
loudspeakers, mixing consoles, amplifiers, etc.), guitars and other
musical instruments, music memorabilia, photographic art, and a
variety of special gift items, including hotel and spa packages.
Previews of the items will be posted on the auction homepage: http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/hear
as they become available.
The TEC Awards
Music and Sound Auction organizers are currently accepting donations
of music and pro sound equipment, music memorabilia and other items,
as well as cash gifts. For donation information, and information
about TEC Awards tickets or sponsorships, please visit the auction
contact Kathy Peck
If you're planning to go to AES, one week earlier in San Fran save
the date for A Day of Meditation and Prayer for Peace. This powerful
event will be held on October 23, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. at Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco. This day
of thought-provoking and peaceful activities will include guided
meditations, visual imageries, and talks by Cheri Huber, Sylvia
Boorstein, Michael Lerner and Lakota Hardin. Other peace activities
will be offered throughout the day: a peace chant by the Threshold
Choir, a labyrinth, and an African Body Prayer. There will also
be a special area for silent meditation and prayer. A vegetarian
lunch will be provided at a minimal cost. Bring your family and
friends. For more info visit
The Peace Project Thanks John March for sending us the info!
The event is free, but registration is required: http://www.livingcompassion.org/oct23.html
For Change Tour
October 1-8, 2004
grassroots organization, over 2.5 million people strong, that works
to give real Americans a voice in our election process, announced
the Vote for Change concert tour, to benefit America Coming Together.
VFC is a loose coalition of musicians brought together by a single
idea, the need to make a change in the direction of our country.
Morning Jacket performing with Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper &
the Innocent Criminals, Jurassic 5.
This unprecedented effort will include approximately 40 shows in
30 cities in 9 battleground states over the course of 10 days. These
concerts will feature Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dave Matthews Band,
Death Cab for Cutie, The Dixie Chicks, Ben Harper & the Innocent
Criminals, Jurassic 5, John Mellencamp, My Morning Jacket, Pearl
Jam, Bonnie Raitt, Jack Johnson, Crosby Stills & Nash, R.E.M.,
James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and more.
These and other artists will appear on separate bills on the same
night in selected cities around several battleground states.
STD Mercenary Edition Makes its Debut at AES in October.
Labs (AES Booth #620) joins the growing list of Mercenary
Edition products with the introduction of the Signal Transmission
Device (STD), a guitar/instrument cord line driver. The Little Labs
STD Mercenary Edition is the perfect solution for: the live player
who is tired of wireless rigs but still needs to be able to walk
more than ten feet from his amp; the studio player who needs his
amplifier in isolation, but himself in close proximity to his band
mates; the recording engineer using control room rack mounted direct
injection boxes with a player located in the studio or isolation
booth. Visit them at AES BOOTH #620
Inc., will debut its new cardioid headband microphone, the DPA 4088
at AES 2004. Ideal for live performances requiring high stage volumes,
it provides a secure and comfortable fit while allowing complete
freedom of movement. More info contact DPA
Booth # 1342.
At this years
State Logic will display its highly acclaimed C200 digital production
console, featuring new Version 2 software with powerful production
enhancements. The C200 has had much success in music production,
with sales including Underdog, LA and BiCoastal, NY, plus Floating
Earth and MSG in Europe. Omnibus Japan, has installed a Solid State
Logic C200 Digital Production Console at the Shin Akasaka Video
Center, the companys new headquarters, which opened in May
Omnibus Japan Chooses SSLs
C200 Digital Production Console For Its New Surround Suite
Mr. Tsuneo Marui and Mr. Koichi Mori, chief engineers at the company,
stated, We were looking for a digital console that could handle
surround productions, as this is an area we hope to develop by spreading
the surround message to our customers. The desk is housed in MA-B,
which is also THX approved.
Live demonstrations from October 28 to 31 at the Moscone Convention
Center SSL booth #1002.
Exlusive publishing Deal
was discovered, developed and co-produced by Grammy® Award Winning
Producer and Songwriter, David Foster (Josh Groban, Renee
Olstead and Michael Buble) who also helped sign the extraordinary
young piano virtuoso to Peer Music. On
August 10th, Josephs CD Within was released nationally,
and features several original compositions as well as cover recordings
of classics songs. Joseph is currently on tour, opening for Josh
Groban, from August 13, 2004 through September 11, 2004 at various
venues across the nation.
Supervising Sound Designer Scott Gershin of Soundelux has commenced
work on TEAM
AMERICA: WORLD POLICE. Directed
by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, TEAM AMERICA features marionette
superheroes fighting to end terrorism and putting tired celebrities
out of their misery. TEAM AMERICA is scheduled for an October 15
domestic theatrical release (just in time for the election).
Sax In Ojai
Sax' new Ojai, California Mastering Lab features a customized ATC
5.1 monitoring system.
Revered as one
of the world's very best mastering engineers his peers and artists,
the 2004 Technical Grammy Award-winner, Doug Sax has opened a new
two-room studio facility featuring a customized Acoustic Technology
Company's ATC SCM150A
5.1-channel monitor system. The new facility, located in Sax' newly
adopted hometown of Ojai, 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles, utilizes
unique design concepts in the layout and construction of the main
unique about the room is that there's no console in front of the
listener," explains Sax, who still maintains his famed Mastering
Lab facility in Los Angeles. "There's no console between you
and any of the speakers, including the rears. If you have anything
between you and the speaker it's going to cause acoustic problems.
You have to listen longer in surround. Psychologically it really
helps you concentrate, as you're not looking at knobs and meters
and all the stuff that might take you out of just listening."
monitoring system, comprised of five ATC SCM150A loudspeakers and
an ATC 15-inch subwoofer for the LFE channel, is installed in a
decidedly unique front wall, reports Sax who became familiar with
the ATC monitors while working with engineer James Guthrie over
the years. "For many years James brought in his own ATCs when
he mastered at The Lab in Hollywood and I did my first surround
sound project at his studio near Lake Tahoe. So instead of familiarity
breeding contempt, it bred respect!" ATC is distributed in
the U.S. by the TransAudio Group www.transaudiogroup.com
Group To Distribute Mercury
a leading professional audio distributor to the recording, live
sound, and broadcast markets, has been appointed to handle all the
sales, marketing, and distribution in the U.S.A. for Hayward, California-based,
Mercury Recording Equipment Co. The custom manufacturing company
was established by David Marquette of new, used, and vintage recording
equipment specialists Marquette Audio Labs to recreate the sonic
characteristics, performance, and features of some of the more sought
after classic recording gear in brand new, handmade units.
audio processors such as those originally made by Fairchild, Pultec,
and Telefunken/Siemens now difficult to find, expensive to buy,
and costly to maintain, Mercury Recording Equipment Co. is dedicated
to bringing the sonic and aesthetic character of those devices to
new generations through an expanding line of hand-crafted classic
recreations. Incorporating similar circuitry, tubes, custom transformers,
and design ideas to the originals, all Mercury Recording Equipment
products are hand-wired using silver solder, are fully transformer
balanced, and feature a distinctive vintage look with powder coating
or baked enamel finish with engraved lettering.
The first units
initially introduced by Mercury Recording Equipment, which have
all recently been updated, include the Mercury 66, a variable bias-style
all-tube, all-transformer compressor similar to the Fairchild 660,
and the Mercury EQ-H and EQ-P all-tube, all-transformer equalizers,
which pay tribute to early tube EQs such as those made by Pultec.
The company has now turned its attention to recreating the classic
Telefunken/Siemens studio microphone amplifier modules with the
Mercury M72s and the newly introduced M76m.
teamed-up with two veteran engineers intimately familiar with vintage
analog audio designs in order to produce brand new units that authentically
replicate the features, appearance, layout, functionality, and build
quality of these revered classics. David Bock, known not only for
his great work with Soundelux Microphones, but also with in-studio
maintenance of vintage audio gear, and John Hinson, an authority
on Telefunken/Siemens modules, Urei/Universal Audio products and
original "Beatles" Recording Equipment, have helped maintain
the Mercury Recording Equipment Co. vision of building superior
recording equipment with quality craftsmanship through to the finished
will be showcasing the complete line of Mercury Recording Equipment
Co. products at the AES Convention in San Francisco in October at
Booth #602. Unlike previous years in which the distributors products
were each individually showcased under the Audio Underground banner,
TransAudio Group and president, Brad Lunde, will feature the full
line of brands in a single large booth featuring manufacturing company
representatives and guest audio engineers. AES SAN FRANCISCO BOOTH
Sound From Telefunken
NA CEO Toni Fishman with the company's new Telefunken Ela M12 microphone,
which utilizes the GE 6072A vintage tube. Photo: David Goggin
America has acquired what is believed to be the last large stock
of vintage NOS (New Old Stock) 6072A General Electric tubes, manufactured
to strict military/industrial standards. The 6072A is the premiere
tube used in Telefunken NA's line of new microphones which faithfully
recreate the legendary vintage Telefunken sound. Detailed reverse
engineering has produced not imitations, but meticulous reissues
of the classic Telefunken microphones. For More Info contact: Toni
Fishman (860) 882-5919
Sarah McLachlan remains true to the Neumann
Photo: Todd Kaplan
Currently touring to support her critically acclaimed "Afterglow"
album, singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan is nightly delivering her
signature songwriting artistry with consummate vocal and instrumental
skill. For McLachlan's longstanding FOH engineer, Gary Stokes, capturing
and relaying her voice in the most complimentary manner possible
is the most important aspect of his job. According to Stokes, the
crucial equipment for this task is the Neumann
KMS150 hyper-cardioid microphone matched with True Systems microphone
pre-amplifiers. Stokes incorporates 20 channels of True Systems
mic pre-amplification into the McLachlan live rig. He utilizes a
combination of multiple Precision 8 eight-channel units alongside
the P2analog model for what he refers to as "all the primary
channels" - vocals, acoustic guitars, and crucial drum inputs.
Still, Stokes claims that his Neumann KMS150/True Systems combination
is the centerpiece of a superior overall mix. "I found that
the True Systems pre-amp was by far the best sounding design in
the style of present, in-your-face, clear amps. It provided lots
of gain and gave me everything that you can get off of a mic capsule
right where you need it. It was a clear winner for me. Because of
that we decided to get some more units and use them elsewhere besides
on Sarah's vocal," says Stokes.
Wireless With Heart
Sennheiser Mics For Usher, Heart and Wilson Phillips
Photo: Getty Images
Hosted in Miami for the very first time, the 2004 VMAs presented
a new challenge to Wireless First, the New York-based RF specialist
company headed by Kevin Sanford, who brought in many channels of
wireless equipment for the telecast.
MTV decided they wanted to do it in the round," reports televised
awards show veteran, Sanford, who was in charge of all of the RF
systems for the show, including wireless performance microphones
and personal monitor systems, presenter microphones, and production
intercom systems. "I asked, 'What do you want us to cover?'
The answer from MTV production was, 'Everything!'" He
continues, "We had 24 channels of Sennheiser SKM5000 microphones
inside the arena. Those were each fitted with the Neumann KK105-S
capsule. We used all Sennheiser 3032-U dual true diversity receivers.
We also supplied 12 channels of Evolution 300 Series personal monitor
(pictured above) was one of the performers using the Sennheiser
SKM5000-N with the Neumann KK105-S capsule. JET, who performed on
the show and also took away the award for 'Best Rock Video' for
their hit single, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl," utilized
most of their arsenal of Evolution Series mics. "I managed
to use our own e945 vocal mics while performing," reports the
band's FOH engineer, Johnny Haskett. "We let them put a another
mic on the guitars, but we made sure there was an
e609 Silver on there as well!"
recently embarked on a promotional tour for the multi-platinum vocal
trio's new album release, "California," released at the
end of May, and the first release from the band since "Shadows
and Light" in 1992, includes covers of some of the Golden State's
defining pop songs. For the live shows, EW Series vocal microphones
demonstrated that the MD935 capsule on the SKM300-G2 handheld transmitter
was the best match for the girls' voices. The girls were backed-up
by L.A. band The Better Days, led by Carnie Wilson's husband, Rob
Bonfiglio, while sister Wendy Wilson's husband, producer Dan Knutson,
mixed front-of-house sound.
For the first time in over a decade, legendary rock act Heart
is on tour supporting a studio album of brand new material: the
critically commended "Jupiter's Darling" CD release. For
"Jupiter's Darling" tour Ann wields a Neumann KMS105/Sennheiser
SKM5000-N combo wireless system while Nancy stayed with her longtime
favorite, the Sennheiser 3072-U handheld wireless system.
Other rock acts,
such as Hoobastank and Yellowcard, who performed back-to-back
with JET in a rock 'n roll medley, used only one RF mic. In contrast,
notes Sanford, the hip-hop medley, featuring Lil Jon with
his East Side Boyz, the Ying Yang Twins, Petey Pablo,
and Terror Squad, used 14 RF mics.
travels all over the world working on such shows as the Superbowl,
60 Minutes, 20/20, 48 Hours, National Geographic, and Cops. One
of his specialties is the "sit-down" interview and his
microphones of choice are Sanken,
in particular the new CS-1 short shotgun and the COS-11 lavalier.
often use both a lavalier on the speaker and a shotgun on a boom,
just out of the shot," Baldwin explains. "I put the lav
on track one and the shotgun on track two so that the editor can
choose which works best. For example, a woman who is softspoken
might sound better with a boom, while someone with a loud voice
would sound good with a lavalier."
The House At Avatar
was host to the stars...
L-R: Usher, Paul Anthony (Full Force) at Avatar
recently in studio A (Neve 8068) recording with producer Charlie
Sexton and engineer Brian Scheuble. Brian Montgomery assisted.
Producer Mark Hudson recently in completing overdubs for Ozzy Osbourne's
latest CD. Bruce Sugar engineered, Peter Doris assisted. Elliot
Scheiner recently in recording Renée Fleming for Decca Records.
Peter Doris assisted..
Costey recently visited Studio B (SSL 9000) to mix the newest The
Mars Volta album for Universal Records. Omar Rodriguez produced,
Ross Petersen & Claudius Mittendorfer assisted. Studio C (Neve
VR) had Producer Billy Mann overdubbing for a Jessica Simpson Christmas
album. Chris Rojas engineered with assistance from Peter Doris.
Sylvia Tosun, at South Beach Studios with Mixing-God, Tom Lord-Alge
(Avril Lavigne, Peter Gabriel, Faith Hill) and Producer, Miklos
Malek (Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Anastacia) mixing her upcoming
album release. The
album entitled "All this Time", features Tosun's collaborations
with Julie Flanders and Emil Adler of cult band October Project,
Dove Award winning songwriter Stephanie Lewis, world class violinist
Allison Cornell (Shania Twain, Cyndi Lauper, Joe Jackson) and percussionist
Gilad (Michael Brecker, Al Dimiola). Tom Coyne of Sterling Sound
put the final touches on the record that is due out in Autumn 2004.
To learn more about Sylvia check out www.sylviatosun.com.
Deal Unites Two Audio Leaders
Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that it has entered into a definitive
agreement to acquire Midiman, Inc., doing business as M-Audio
a leading provider of digital audio and MIDI solutions for electronic
musicians and audio professionals. At closing, Avid will pay approximately
$80 million in cash, issue approximately 2 million shares of Avid
common stock, and assume all outstanding M-Audio stock options.
The deal also includes earn-out provisions, which would be payable
to M-Audios equity holders based on the successful achievement
of certain financial milestones. Under the terms of the agreement,
M-Audio will become a business unit of Avids Digidesign audio
division and market its line of computer audio peripherals, PCI
sound cards, keyboard controllers and control surfaces, microphones,
speakers, and distributed software and proprietary sound libraries
alongside Digidesigns award-winning digital audio workstations
for the professional and home/hobbyist markets.
2004 marks Digidesigns
20th anniversary. In 1984, Digidesigns founders Evan Brooks
and Peter Gotcher set out to expand the sounds of their drum machine
and make enough money through the sales of drum sound replacement
chips to finance their own recording dreams. The result was the
founding of a company that revolutionized the way that audio was
recorded, edited and mixed first with Sound Designer, and
then with the advent of Pro Tools® digital audio workstation
technology. Today, Digidesign is the leader in digital audio recording,
and Pro Tools has become the audio production standard for music
and post professionals around the world. Digidesign provides the
music, broadcast, multimedia and film industries with Oscar®
and Grammy® award-winning software and hardware for audio creation,
production, and distribution.
At Studio City Sound
Scarlett Pomers, from the "Reba" television show on the
Lerner, backed by her three piece powerhouse had
three return appearances at the world-famous Whisky a GOGO (9/14,
23 and 10/20th coming up at 8:45pm!). "She displays all of
the talent and strength of a seasoned veteran", says New Music
Weekly magazine. Monét has been recording her debut album
City Sound with producers Tom and Larry Weir. "The labels
are starting to come around now and the buzz in the industry is
very intense", says Tom. Also joining Monét for the
local dates will be actress and fellow recording artist, Scarlett
Pomers, from the "Reba" television show on the WB network.
"Scarlett and I just recorded an amazing duet together and
we will be performing it during the Whisky dates", said Monét
during a recent recording session at Studio City Sound.
Wang (left) working in Firehouse
Recording Studio's Studio A with director James Moll while recording
the soundtrack for "A Remarkable Promise," a video documentary
unveiled at the recent Democratic National Convention. Photo by
Eugene Wang. According
to the composer, the film spans Kerry's entire life. "I needed
to prepare music that supported the images being seen on the screen
and to engender a sense of patriotism and service. I used a 19-piece
string orchestra, plus two woodwinds and a trumpet player; Firehouse
spacious Studio 'A' was the perfect environment for the recordings,"
Nathan Wang. Wang had only five days to prepare soundtrack music
for the video documentary, and was working down to the wire. "Because
of last-minute edit changes, I did not receive a locked picture
until late in the process; director James Moll was finalizing his
vision until the last possible minute."
All tracks were
recorded, edited and mixed using Firehouse's Digidesign Pro Tools
digital audio workstations for instant replay and sample-accurate
editing. "I also brought in some pre-recorded French horn,
bassoon and piano elements recorded on Pro Tools - these tracks
were plug-and-play compatible with the live sessions."
Wang has composed
music for several Jackie Chan movies, plus cartoons and animated
series, including "Bruno the Kid," "Felix the Cat"
"Toonsylvania," in addition to the Emmy-nominated "American
Family" for PBS, starring Edward James Olmos. "A
Remarkable Promise" aired in primetime on Thursday, July 29,
Having A Birthday!
mixing four-inch 16-track with Longview Farm's Neve 8078; Mercenary
today; Samara in MethLab; O' Mercy!
Aydio has gone from a brokerage to a dealership, though manufacturing
and product distribution and a custom repair shop to somehow land
on its feet as a nearly functional "dot com" providing
only new equipment to clients worldwide. Despite all of their manic
failures, the original M.O. to provide customers with the best products
and services has always, and will always, remain the same.
Happy 15th Anniversary
Taylor Music To The Fans
During his European
Summer tour, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter James Taylor
brought music to his fans in six countries with the help of Aviom.
On stage with Taylor were world-class players Michael Landau (guitar),
Jimmy Johnson (bass), Harvey Mason (drums), Andrea Zonn (violin
and vocals) and Larry Goldings (keyboards).
front of house engineer of 15 years, John Godenzi (pix above), designed
a monitoring system for the band that uses Avioms A-Net technology
for all on-stage monitoring. Taylor, Johnson, Zonn and Mason used
wireless in-ear systems while Landau and Goldings used wedge speakers.
Both the guitar rig and the keyboard rig were set up on separate
stereo wedge systems. More Information, please contact Aviom at
Marvin Etzioni (Toad the Wet Sprocket, Counting Crows); Keith "KC"
Cohen (Prince, Madonna, Seal); Carlos Warlick (Ice Cube, 2Pac, Will
Smith, Xzibit); Joe Warlick (Diana Ross, Doobie Brothers, Dr. Dre);
Dito Godwin (No Doubt, Bonnie Raitt, Motley Crue); Leslie Waller,
L*A*M*P Founder and Executive Director; and Matt Forger (Michael
Jackson, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones). Photo by Jim Steinfeldt.
On August 7, 2004, musicians, artist managers and producers eagerly
attended an exciting educational event covering vocal arranging,
the art and science of producing, and specialized listening sessions
for rock/alternative, country/acoustic/folk, rap/hip hop, and pop/R&B.
Presented by Los Angeles Music Productions, "Top Producers
Reveal All" featured
start your DATs!
Herbie: Fully Loaded with Michael Keaton and Matt Dillon is NASCAR
beware... Herbie returns- fully loaded and is making his way to
the track! The Soundelux
crew pictured above (l-r) - Peter Zinda, Mark Ormandy, Glenn T.
Morgan and Scott M. Gershin - are enjoying a quick break from the
heat and the action at a race track in Fontana, Calif. where the
gang recorded sounds for the upcoming feature from Walt Disney.
and Love it too!
The travel adventures of our architect friends Isabelle Ulrich and
Duke Sakiyabu continue...the new sampling of the fine images they
sent us from Guatamala, Chiapa, Panama...Two brilliant architects
behind some notable studios and homes in Los Angeles who know how
3X On HD3's
North Mississippi Allstars members Chris Chewand, Luther Dickinson,
producer Jim Dickinson and engineer Pete Matthews gather around
Ardent's new ProTools HD in Studio B. The band is back at Ardent
to start their new studio effort for ATO Records.
has added three Digidesign Pro Tools HD3 Accel systems, one for
each main studio at its facility. The HD3 systems are running on
Apple G5 computers with dual 2.0 GHz processors, 1.5 GB of RAM and
Apple 23" Cinema HD displays.
Studios, founded in 1966 and located in the historic Overton
Park district of Memphis, has quite a distinguished history that
includes 3 Doors Down, North Mississippi Allstars, Gin Blossoms,
REM, ZZ Top and Big Star. For more info, call 901.725.0855
site for Classical Recording Sessions
for its fine acoustics, Mechanics Hall has become increasingly in
demand as a site for classical music recording sessions by the major
labels such as Telarc International, Sony Classical and Koch International.
The Great Hall is ideally suited for recording because of its optimum
reverberation time and very low background noise level. Two Steinway
nine-foot concert grand pianos (New York or Hamburg) are available,
as well as the E. & G.G. Hook pipe organ. A professional recording
studio in the Fuller Wing is equipped with state-of-the-art digital
and analog systems for two-track stereophonic recordings. Selected
CDs recorded at Mechanics Hall include: Corigliano: The Cleveland
String Quartet Telarc International CD-80415 ('97 Grammy Winner,
Chamber Music); Purcell: Dido and Aenas Boston Baroque, Perlman;
Appalachian Journey, Yo-Yo Ma, Cello, Edgar Meyer, Violin, James
Taylor and Alison Kraus, Vocals.
C'est Global Music Village Midem
23-27 January 2005
ahead of showtime, over 15 different countries have already confirmed
that they will host associative stands for their compatriot labels
and music companies.
Brazil (Brazilian Music & Arts), Spain (SGAE), Canada (CIRPA
and ADISQ), Portugal (MVM), France (SCCP, SPPF, SACEM and SPEDIDAM),
Belgium (SABAM), Music Export Finland, the Trade Council of Iceland,
Export Music Sweden, Scottish Development International, Hungary's
Budapest Music Centre, Enterprise Ireland, Austria's Wirtschaftskammer
Österreich and Australians who will have a special
showcase presented by Ampedmusic,
the Australian arm of indie labels' online distributors The Orchard,
and by label Blah
Records. Blah's star acts include "dirty rock n'roll"
outfit Maeder (photo), currently licensed to Warner Music; female
rock singer Valanti; and Jay-Z-style rapper Nox.
its frozen prices and continued focus on new revenue streams, MIDEM
2005 will once again prove our commitment to helping the music industry
work through its crisis," says MIDEM CEO Dominique Leguern
(photo); "Our new look at the live music business is a key
part of this commitment."
The $18bn gaming
industry in particular is attracting an increasing number of musicians
keen to get their music to a new audience. Game soundtracks are
accordingly becoming more and more sophisticated.
include "Burnout 3" (EA), whose soundtrack features Franz
Ferdinand and the Von Bondies; "True Crime" (Activision),
which includes exclusive work from Snoop Dogg; or the forthcoming
"Splinter Cell 3" (Ubisoft), whose score was composed
by Ninja Tunes artist Amon Tobin.
The first ever
edition of the MIDEM Classical Awards will take place Monday, January
24, in the Palais. The event will be the first truly international
ceremony for this genre of music.
jury will be drawn from the world's most prestigious specialised
magazines, radio channels and organisations: Le Monde de la Musique
and Radio Classique (France), Gramophone (UK, US), Fono Forum and
Radio MDR/ARD (Germany), Crescendo (Belgium), Pizzicato (Luxemburg),
Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Music Manual and IMZ, the International
Music & Media Centre (Austria), Musica (Italy), Scherzo (Spain),
Gramofon (Hungary), Muzyka21 (Poland), AudioMusic (Russia) and the
International Artist Managers' Association (IAMA).
are "Recording of the year", "Label of the year",
"Lifetime Achievement Award", "Artist of the year"
and "Outstanding Young Artist, in partnership with IAMA."
Two DVD awards and eight CD awards will also be granted. The deadline
for submissions is October 8, 2004: please contact Cornelia
Much for more information.
Tom Capone (Luis
Antonio Ferreira Goncalves), a Brazilian music producer nominated
for five Latin Grammys, was killed in a motorcycle crash hours after
being shut out at the awards show. Capone, 38 died early on September
2nd when his Harley-Davidson collided with a car in the Van Nuys
area of the city.
of the Latin Recording Academy, Gabriel Abaroa, released a statement
in response to Capone's death, which occurred just hours after two
albums he produced garnered awards. "The Latin Recording Academy,
Brazilian music and the world have lost a great music maker with
the passing of multiple Latin Grammy-winning producer Tom Capone,"
The Rio de Janeiro
resident was up for "Producer of the Year" and four other
awards at the fifth annual Latin Grammys. Two
albums he produced won Latin Grammys -- Maria Rita's self-titled
debut in the Brazilian popular music category, and Skank's "Cosmotron,"
which was named best Brazilian rock album.
But with five
nominations for the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards, the multitalented
producer is not only the most nominated individual this year but
also the most nominated Brazilian ever. But Capone is not just a
producer and an engineer. He's also a musician and the director
of A&R for Warner Music Brazil.
total support from my boss, Claudio Conde, who allows me to produce
some albums during the year," said the late producer.
Capone got into
music playing the guitar and producing for a band called Peter Perfeito
in the 1980s. He later opened his own studio and began producing
full time. When Warner Music Brazil asked him to be A&R director
in 1998, he accepted on the condition that he be allowed to produce
albums for other labels. The
list of acts he has worked with includes Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento,
Raimundos, Barao Vermelho, Nando Reis, Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown
But the project
that has thrust Capone's name into international consciousness is
"Maria Rita," the self-titled debut album by the daughter
of singer Elis Regina (1945-82), a superstar of Brazilian popular
music. Released in 2003 on Warner, it has sold 640,000 copies, according
to the label. "The main thing is Maria Rita's voice," Capone
said. "And we also have her totally intuitive and yet precise
perception of the arrangements. Great parts of the repertoire, as
well as the jazz trio ensemble, were taken from her live concerts."
Capone is survived by his wife, musician Constanca Scofield, a month-old
son and two other children from a previous marriage.
to Mr & Mrs Zinkhann!
LA studio vets, Caroline Khesse (Roylatone, The Mix Room) and Chad
Zinkhann (known for his tech work in some of LA's premiere studios),
tied the knott last month! The newlyweds will move to Colorado.
We wish them continued happiness and success. Rocky Mountain Pro
Audio community should welcome this dynamic duo. Know any cool studios
or producers in Colorado who could use help booking their studio
or have production coordination or management needs, send an email
How can all
this technology truly improve the human condition?
same way that the arts do. It's a mechanism that allows us to observe
ourselves, a reflection of our politics, our daily lives. It helps
show us at our best and our worst, and pushes us to develop ourselves.
Music has such power to make the best of life. The future lies in
dealing with each other through knowledge and wisdom."
Massenburg (award-winning engineer, producer, and electronic designer),
interviewed by Mr. Bonzai in 1986.