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by    Vanessa Bishop    on    08/15/2014

What better music to accompany the 41st World Chess Olympiad tournament than the soundtrack to Chess the musical? Under the direction of Andrew Eljas (who also wrote the original score to the music by Benny Anderson and Bjørn Ulvaeus), the performance included the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra along with a choir and ensemble of leading Norwegian musical performers. This full concert version of Chess demanded a massive audio system. The production tapped the power of three SSL Live consoles, supplied by Bary Sales AS in Oslo, to handle the inputs from the live band, choir and the...

by    Music Marcom    on    08/14/2014

Register for the 10th Conference on Video Game Music and Sound Design in Los Angeles by September 1 at early bird discounted priceSeattle, WA (August 14, 2014) – GameSoundCon 2014, the leading conference on video game music and sound design, has announced early bird discounts on all registrations until September 1, 2014. The organization’s 10th conference will be held October 7-8 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and feature two days of sessions, panel discussions and hands-on workshops from over twenty of the game industry’s leading composers, sound d...

by    Roger Maycock    on    08/13/2014

 Los Angeles, CA… While there are many gifted audio engineers, few have reached the level of Tommy Vicari, the Producer, Recording Engineer, and Scoring Mixer for Motion Pictures and Television. With an impressive list of credentials that spans approximately 35 years in the record business, 15 years in the motion picture industry, and 16 years as the orchestra mixer for the annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) show, Vicari is one of professional audio’s true luminaries. The Grammy® and Emmy® Award winning engineer has been an integral part of films such as the curr...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    08/13/2014

Celebrating its 34th year, World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is an annual eclectic world-music festival of “artists whom we might not get to hear anywhere else” and the largest and most prestigious event of its kind. As with WOMADs of the past, Britannia Row Productions Ltd. once again provided sound services for the festival. But this year had a new team member – SSL Live consoles at FOH for two stages: the main Open Air Stage and at WOMAD’s new Society of Sound marquee.

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    08/13/2014

Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of tools for creative audio professionals, is proud to announce its Live Console Operator Training Days. Aimed at serving as an introduction to the SSL Live console, these free one-day courses will include hands-on experience for all participants. The training sessions will take place at the company’s Oxford, England-based headquarters on 17th and 18th September, 1st and 2nd October and 5th and 6th November. While these events are completely free, numbers are strictly limited. All interested parties are encouraged to apply via the onl...

by    David Goggin    on    08/12/2014

 TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has introduced the new THP-29 Extreme Isolation headphones, designed for both the studio and live sound environments. Ultra high-fidelity, high-input 40mm speaker drivers featuring TruSound™ Tonal Accuracy are integrated with 29dB of eco-friendly natural passive isolation. The result is a headphone designed to protect the eardrums from damage and improve the recording, performing and listening experience.

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    08/08/2014

This summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow were preceded by Live at Edinburgh Castle, a 2.5-hour multi-act concert, televised live on the BBC from this unique location that dominates the Edinburgh skyline. The line-up for the event was extensive and included Culture Club, OneRepublic, Kaiser Chiefs, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, Jessie J, Paloma Faith and Il Divo. Various acts were backed by a 12-piece house band and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. To keep up with the fast-paced nature of the high-profile event, two SSL Live consoles were provided by Britannia Row Productions Ltd.

by    Music Marcom    on    08/08/2014

The next generation of an industry standardCambridge, MA (August 7, 2014) — iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, has announced an update to its flagship audio repair and enhancement suite, RX®. RX, a Emmy Award-winning audio repair toolkit, is used by musicians, sound engineers, and post production professionals everywhere to transform noisy, distorted, or flawed audio into pristine material.Launching this September, the new RX 4 is designed to be the ultimate companion to a DAW or NLE with new intelligent modules, time-saving features, and deeper levels of integration...

by    Music Marcom    on    08/07/2014

Westlake Pro, a leading retailer of professional audio, video, broadcast equipment, recording, and live sound equipment, technical services and musical instruments, recently hosted a Mixing Master Class with legendary audio engineer Andrew Scheps. The seminar, which took place at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, was filmed and edited into a video series, with the first of 13 now available for viewing on Westlake Pro’s YouTube channel.

by    Roger Maycock    on    08/06/2014

Amsterdam – August, 2014… Singer Barbara Straathof is enjoying unexpected success after her exposure in season 3 of the TV show 'The Voice Of Holland'. It was the third season of the Dutch reality singing competition, created by media tycoon John de Mol, and the first sophomore season ever of the show's format. After rising demand for her appearances following her participation on the show, Straathof's first professional decision was to choose a microphone system for her rapidly building live schedule.

by    Heather J. Davis    on    08/06/2014

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – AUGUST 2014: The BOX has settled into a new home in a Nashville studio – The Casino. Owned and operated by Eric Masse, The Casino records LPs and EPs for signed artists and bands within the city. Masse consulted Chad Evans at Vintage King while he upgraded his studio, and now admits that the   “feels like the missing piece” to his former setup. “I had been craving the next step up for my sixteen I/O studio for a while,” said Masse. “When I heard about the BOX last year, I started gearing up for it.” The Casino,...

by    Vanessa Bishop    on    08/06/2014

When students at Icon Collective in Burbank, California step through the doors of this music production school, they can be assured that they’re learning on high-quality gear. For instance, the school, which recently moved to a larger facility due to an increase in popularity, is now completely outfitted with monitors from KRK Systems, including 11 pairs of ROKIT 10-3 Three Way Monitors and two pairs of VXT Active Studio Monitors.

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