Mix Room gets an XL.
Ben Grosse, owner of west coast recording facility, The Mix
Room is looking forward to the installation of his new Solid
State Logic XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console this
XL will give the facility the ability to easily switch between
regular stereo mixing and 5.1 for DVD, DVD Audio and SACD.
After a long history of success with SSL's SL 9000
J Series console, Grosse, who is currently working with such
artists as Marilyn Manson, Filter and Vertical Horizon, anticipates
a significant upgrade with the XL.
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XL in UK goes to Olympic
Studios, the South West London recording facility situated
in Barnes, has installed a Solid State Logic 80 channel XL
9000 K Series SuperAnalogue Console in Studio 1. Siobhan
Paine, studio manager at Olympic Studios, said, "The
idea is not to compromise on the recording and mixing stereo
work that we already do, but to complement it with the option
of 5.1 surround. The new set up allows the studio to offer
greater client flexibility and to meet the increasing demand
for DVD-A and SACD work."
The installation of the new XL is part of a large EMI investment
in the facility. Both a new Genelec 5.1 monitoring system
based around the new 7071LSE subs, with their unique bass
management system and a TC Electronics M6000 effects unit
have also been installed in studio 1. Designed by Sam Toyashima,
the recently refurbished Studio 1 has one of the largest live
areas and control rooms in London. Artists including Paul
Weller, Spanish orchestral group Presuntus Implicados and
producer Narada Michael Walden (who is purposely traveling
from the USA in order to use the desk) are already booked
to use the studio following the installation.
handles a wide range of high caliber projects from album recording
and mixing to film and TV scores and recent projects include
Massive Attack, Westlife, Def Leppard, Craig David, Shirley
Bassey, Sum 41, Oasis, James Last and Badly Drawn Boy.
London's legendary Olympic Studios has been host to some of
the greatest rock recording sessions in history, including
The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Established
in 1958, it continues to offer excellence with its four state-of-the-art
recording studios and fully equipped programming and pre-production
suites. The Studio was awarded four out of the last five Music
Week "Best Recording Studio" awards.
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Pictured with the console
(from left to right) are: Dave Christensen of SSL; Rodrigo
Ortiz-Parraga, chief engineer of the THX Sound Stage at New
Art Digital; and Mike Smith, New Art studio designer and systems
New Art Sound Studio, part of New Art Digital in Mexico,
recently installed a Solid State Logic Avant Plus Digital
Console for Film and Post.
completing the technical installation and THX certification
in July 2002, the Avant has been used on work for Leo Burnett
and Javier Vale & Asociados advertising agencies, and
feature films such as "Monica y el Profesor" and
"El Ultimo Evangelio," all done in 5.1 surround
sound. In the U.S. contact: Scott
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Steinberg Announce Strategic Alliance
Euphonix Inc. and Steinberg
Media Technologies AG has announced a strategic relationship
between the two companies, to develop integrated professional
audio products for the music and audio post-production markets.
Euphonix, manufacturer of digital mixing console solutions,
and Steinberg, with the Nuendo and Cubase SX native processor
workstation software programs, have been discussing such an
alliance for some time.
Kloiber, EVP of technology for Euphonix outlined the reasons
behind the relationship. "The music and post markets
are going through some rapid changes right now and we feel
that by combining forces we will be better equipped to provide
advanced professional solutions that address the needs of
these markets. We have a very good relationship with the people
at Steinberg, both companies have some of the strongest product
development talent in the industry, we are looking forward
to a bright future working closely together."
Manfred Ruerup, CEO of Steinberg adds, "We are very excited
about working closely with Euphonix on a number of projects,
that we believe will allow us both to address needs in the
post and music markets. In a digitally networked world, I
think it is very important for different products to be able
to talk and integrate with each other over high-speed networks.
Distributed processing and new control protocols are essential
for this to happen. In every respect our technologies complement
each other, so I am convinced that we can achieve great results
from our collaboration in the near future."
the alliance follows an earlier announcement that Oscar-winning
film scoring composer and entrepreneur, Hans Zimmer, a board
member of Steinberg, has recently joined the Euphonix board.
Chuck Ainlay and Elliot Scheiner
at AES 2002
unveiled Nuendo 2.0, the next generation in media production
software, at the 113th AES Convention in Los Angeles. Also
presented at the AES: Nuendo Time Base Synchronizer and WaveLab
Alien Ant Farm's Mitchell Getting Better
AAF singer Dryden
Mitchell, who broke his neck in a bus crash in Spain, said
he's getting better every week. The May accident also killed
the driver and injured the rest of the band and six crew members.
Mitchell told Rolling Stone magazine he broke the same vertebra
that Christopher Reeve broke. He said people would tell him
everything would be OK, but he could feel in the doctors'
voices they weren't sure.
Mitchell's vertebrae have been fused, he's gone through massive
rehab and he wore a halo brace for three months. He still
has nerve damage. Mitchell also said his fingertips have no
feeling, which makes it hard to play guitar, and if he moves
his head down, his arms fall asleep. Mitchell said it will
be a couple of months before Alien Ant Farm return to the
Announces New President and Board of Directors.
Larry Lipman, Executive Director of SPARS, has announced that
Dave Amlen will assume the presidency of SPARS, The
Society of Professional Audio Recording Services, a 23 year
old professional association whose membership is focused on
sharing practical, hands-on information about facility ownership,
management and operations. Amlen, President and CEO of Sound
On Sound Recording in New York City, previously served three
one-year terms as SPARS Treasurer. He succeeds Fred Guarino,
President of Tiki Recording Studios, Glen Cove, New York who
now becomes SPARS' Past-President. Lipman
also announced that three SPARS members have been newly elected
to the Board of Directors: Leslie Ann Jones, Director
of Music Recording and Scoring for Skywalker Sound, Marin
County, California; Kevin Mills, Owner-President of
Larrabee Studios, West Hollywood, Hollywood and Universal
City, California; and Nancy Matter, Owner-Engineer
of Moonlight Mastering, Burbank. Read
the full press release here. For more information about
SPARS, contact Larry Lipman at the National Office at 800-771-7727,
or visit SPARS
PR: David Steinberg Goliath Marketing & Communications
Manager Matthew Freeman (formally of Lippman Ent) Joins Hits
Magazine, an on-line source for upcoming releases,
Top Tens, news and even cartoon! Matthew who was responsible
for guiding the careers of Top Ten Record Producers Matt Serletic
(Matchbox Twenty/Santana), John Kurzweg (Creed/Puddle of Mudd)
and Rick Parashar (Nickelback/3 Doors Down) will continue
managing prouducers and says thankfully he won't be contributing
to the content of the magazine. Contact: Mathew Freeman c/o
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 PH - (818) 501-7900
Virgin Records Licenses DMOD.
Virgin America has licensed DMOD WorkSpace for use in creating
a secure end-to-end music production workflow between the
label and its global business partners. Virgin will use DMOD
WorkSpace to securely transfer digital music tracks via the
public Internet, thereby shortening production turnaround
times, lowering costs, and streamlining the overall process
from recording through distribution. DMOD offers a truly elegant,
easy-to-use interface while providing the content holder with
the ability to track and permit access to content. As easy
to use as e-mail, the DMOD WorkSpace delivers exceptional
media access control, allowing content owners to establish
rules-based permissions including release date, expiration,
or export to native format. In addition, DMOD is easier to
setup and administer than an FTP server. Simple actions, such
as adding users, requires IT assistance with an FTP. The same
action can be easily accomplished by an authorized DMOD Workspace
Thomas Ohanian, DMOD's Vice President of Product Development,
has agreed to participate as a panel speaker at The Digital
Studio, November 4th at the Wyndham Bel Age in West Hollywood.
Ohanian's session, entitled Digital Rights Management and
Legal Issues, will explore the legal and technological aspects
of electronic file sharing and will present ideas for incorporating
digital rights management as a critical component of business.
Ohanian was formerly chief editor and corporate fellow at
Avid Technology, and holds technical Oscar® and Emmy awards
for his role in inventing Avid's nonlinear editing systems.
Nation Banned From Utopia, New Release!
Yuh Don't Like Modern Art" is the amazing debut CD release
from a brilliant combination of musicians known as Banned
From Utopia. Most of the members have both played live and
recorded with their mentor and friend, Frank Zappa, in his
various band incarnations. The cd features six of Zappa's
instrumental songs, each given a fresh treatment. Along with
the Zappa masterpieces, five awesome originals round out the
CD. Most of these are vocals done in the bawdy storytelling
tradition with emphases on incredible playing, and of course,
humor is in plentiful doses. To
order "So Yuh Don't Like Modern Art" visit the FN
Channel Entertainment will promote Peter
Gabriel's first North American tour in nearly 10 years
commencing November 5 in Atlanta, GA in support of his new
studio album, UP (Geffen).
The 22 cities tour, dubbed the Growing Up Live tour, will
feature a spectacular multi-tiered center stage production
using hydraulics that was developed by director/designer Robert
Le Page, who designed Gabriel's 1993 Secret World Live Tour.
There will also be an opening act to be named later. Tickets
are priced from $130-$45. Gabriel will donate $1 of every
ticket will go to Witness, a human rights organization he
focuses on strengthening the work of local human rights advocates
by providing them with communications technology.
newest album, UP, Gabriel explores the theme of vertical design
(up and down) as it affects our daily lives. He draws upon
the influences of the moon and water to provide a backdrop
for forces at work above and beneath our normal focus.
Gabriel's band includes: David Rhodes - guitars; Richard Evans
- guitars, mandolin and others; Tony Levin - bass; Rachel
Z - keyboards; Ged Lynch - drums and percussion; and his daughter
Melanie Gabriel - additional vocals.
Peter Gabriel partial itinerary:
November 21 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
November 25 Boston, MA FleetCenter
December 8 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
December 11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
December 12 Phoenix, AZ America West Arena
December 14 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
December 15 San Jose, CA Compaq Center
artist developments, ex-Eurythmics Dave Stewart's U.K.-based
Group, whose signings include reggae legend Jimmy Cliff
and Stewart's DUP, has linked with Chris Blackwell's Palm
Pictures, and will make use of Palm's marketing, press, and
production facilities. Also in the U.K., Robbie Williams has
re-signed with EMI in a worldwide deal spanning at least six
albums and said to be the costliest in British history (as
high as $78 million). Topping the album charts worldwide,
though, is none other than long-dead Elvis Presley, whose
latest entry, "Elvis 30 #1 Hits," debuted #1 its
first week out in a record 15 territories.
Rosa, it's a GRAMMY!
Rosa has received a Latin Grammy this year for his work on
Alejandra Guzman's "Soy" lp in the category of Best
Female Rock Vocal Album. This makes a total of three nominations
and one win
Way to go, Bob!