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"Hey, what's the studioexpresso treat this month? Read through the end. They say patience is a wich-u!"

New! Video Interviews of world renown producer/engineers/composers
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Ralph Sutton & Lloyd Tolbert interviewed from studio Atlantis in Hollywood - watch the interview here!

studioexpresso in alliance with the following affiliates is pleased to bring you these interviews. Big thanks to: Record Production & Babblefish

"Express Tour" of following world-class studios available here: express tour gallery!

  Billboard charts
Top 100 Positions /Issue Date:October 26, 2002

Andy Brauer Guitar Rentals -- Michael Schenker's famous Gibson Flying V guitars are now available exclusively from Andy Brauer!

Studio Spotlight

Linwood Studio opens its doors to music and film clients offering a Euphonix system 5 console, privacy and breathtaking Hollywood Hills views!

The studio originally built for the Swiss Band Yello (considered one of the godfathers of Techno and electronic music) is a great new recording hideaway!

Call Martin Kloiber , studio manager, Chief Tech
323.666-4187 or Richard McKernan , Head of Operations
310-849-524 for a visit and/or take an "express tour" here!

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Cliff Norrell, engineer/mixer/producer
Echo and the Bunnymen; Saliva; Henry Rollins Band

Most recently Clif and his wife Michelle collaborated on the new "buzz" film called "Thirteen" starring Holly Hunter and also on an MTV film called "Everybody's Doing It". Michelle offers music consulting services for major film, auto and web marketing companies. Look for an interview with Clif in the September issue of EQ. Belated Happy Birthday wishes go to their beautiful one-year old daughter, Ava!

Jeffrey "The Pirate" Poe, engineer/mixer/producer
Kiss, EnVogue, Santana

An avid ProTools user, Jeff was the first engineer to win the Grammy for Record Of The Year by mixing , Santana's groundbreaking '99 Album Release (On Arista Records) "Supernatural" on Pro-Tools which has sold an RIAA certified, 15 Million copies in the United States alone to date!

Joel Stoner, engineer/mixer
Keiko Matsui, Warrant, Susanna Hoffs

After spending 5 years in Atlanta, Joel has recently returned to the LA area, and is already working on various record and film projects. This multi-platinum engineer is also the founder/developer of AlterMedia, industry's leading software for studio management - Studio Suite, is now used in about 700 studios in 38 countries.

Studio Suite and studioexpresso announced strategic partnership during AES 2002. The goal is to better serve pro audio clients and to meet their operational plus marketing/pr needs.
Read the press release here.

Espresso Cheer!
Claris Sayadian-Dodge of studioexpresso & Joel Stoner of Studio Suite
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Calendar -- Check the StudioExpresso online event calendar updated weekly!

Send events to press@studioexpresso.com for inclusion in SE community calendar.

R2L panelists - Marvin Etzioni, Matt Forger, Ralph Sutton

studioexpresso was pleased to be a sponsor at the 2002 SongsAlive Expo at UCLA last month. Above In the studio 1on1 panelists with moderator Forger.

Songsalive! CD Sampler 5 will be represented at NXNE Music Festival, one of the largest music conferences in the world. The 8th Annual North By Northeast Music Festival and Conference (NXNE) June 6,7,8 Toronto, Canada. 3 nights...400 of the best new artists at 25 live music venues in downtown Toronto..North By Northeast (NXNE) is Canada's leading new music festival. In just seven years it has become recognized worldwide as both a working festival for musicians and an essential gathering in the music industry's calendar, kicking off the summer with a three-night music and film festival and two-day industry conference. The best independent and emerging bands from around the world are featured in an awesome, club-hopping frenzy that makes the most of the best time of year in affordable, exciting and easy-to-reach Toronto.

Music Gives

Oct 28 -- Stevie Wonder, DMX, and Roberta Flack will star in the first fund-raising concert for the Artist Empowerment Coalition, a non-profit group looking to help artists, to be held at the Beacon Theater in New York on Oct. 28. AEC looks to increase awareness of issues including ownership of masters and music publishing, pension and health benefits, piracy, terms of recording contracts, and artistic integrity.

Nov 3 -- Second Annual Power Of Oneness Awards
at the Conga Room, Los Angeles
This year's honorees include actor Edward James Olmos, Nancy Miller Executive Producer of "Any Day Now", and producer/artists Nile Rodgers, & Jonathan Butler for their lifetime of work in addressing racism and promoting racial unity through music and the arts.Entertainment to include mix of music, dance, spoken word, visual arts and theatrics
Purchase tickets here or call (818) 710-8382 for more info.

Nov. 29 -- Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare joint appearance in commemorating the one-year anniversary of George Harrison's death at the Royal Albert Hall in LondonThe evening will feature the music of George Harrison, as well as music he loved. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to The Material World Charitable Foundation. Funded by George Harrison since its establishment in 1973, the foundation supports the arts, music, education and people with special needs.

The eagerly anticipated, forthcoming George Harrison album 'Brainwashed' is released November 18th on Dark Horse/EMI Recorded Music. Produced by George, Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison, the album features 11 new Harrison compositions alongside a cover of the old standard 'Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea.' The first single from the album to be shipped to U.S. radio outlets will be "Stuck Inside a Cloud."

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The producers, engineers and other audio professionals behind Dave Matthews' "The Space Between" and the production team for Diana Krall's The Look of Love were among the many winners at the 18th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, held Monday, October 7, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. The ceremony was hosted by actor/comedian Harry Shearer.

In addition to 24 awards for Technical and Creative Achievement, the capacity crowd witnessed the induction of legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame, and the presentation of the prestigious Les Paul Award to Robbie Robertson. Al Schmitt (who received a TEC Award himself for his engineering on The Look of Love) presented the Hall of Fame Award to Emerick, along with engineer/producers George Massenburg and Elliott Scheiner. Renowned producer Daniel Lanois presented the Les Paul Award, sponsored by Gibson Musical Instruments, to Robbie Robertson.

"You can make music anywhere if you write some good songs...Daniel is a great soundescapist of this generation." -- Robbie Robertson

"My fight with technology and soul. Genius of it is how to harness it, embrace it, love it." -- Daniel Lanois

On signing the Chili Peppers and System Of A Down..."Rik Rubin is a cultural Visionary."
"Beatles of today is Eminem. He makes intellectual music that's good for parties and makes parents scared." --Ron Fair

"Pressure is on the single." -- Rob Covallo

AES 2002 - One Big Party!


Pictured clockwise: Moonlight Mastering's Nancy Matter with guests gathered around her new toy! Erik Zobler and a friend stop by for some espresso! Mr Bonzai launches Mr Bonzai.com and shows off the new lunettes a la "Devo."

The mood at the LA convention center around AES 2002 was calm & festive. While during the same weekend thousands of anti-war protesters took to the streets throughout the state, beating drums, hoisting signs and proclaiming their opposition to a potential war with Iraq. The Hollywood community's voice was heard via Sean Penn who took a full page ad in "The Washington Post" accusing the President of being a warmonger.

Meanwhile AES attendees enjoyed parties hosted by: AMS/Neve & Jeff Greenberg at the Village, SSL & Kevin Mills at Larabee, Digidesign & Tena Clark's Firehouse Recording Studios, NARAS, Audio Technica, TC Electronic & Moonlight Mastering, KM Studio Systems, elcielo studios and Pro Sound Web, to name a few.

The 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 December. The 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.
Molly Penn D. Pagan Communications 631-659-2309 ext. 13

First XL in UK goes to Olympic

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.

The studio 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.

Scott Daugherty D. Pagan Communications

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 integrator.

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.

After 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 Daugherty D. Pagan CommunicationsTel: 631-659-2309, ext. 17

Euphonix, 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.

Martin 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."

News of 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

Steinberg 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 4.0.

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.

Two of 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 studio.

SPARS 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 online
PR: David Steinberg Goliath Marketing & Communications 212-787-3772

Producer 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 Hits
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 user.

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.

Favored Nation Banned From Utopia, New Release!

"So 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 Store here.

Clear 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 co-founded. Witness focuses on strengthening the work of local human rights advocates by providing them with communications technology.

On his 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

In artist developments, ex-Eurythmics Dave Stewart's U.K.-based Artist Network 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.

Congratulations, Bob 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!

treats this Halloween!

studio-time courtesy of...
studio Atlantis
Glenwood Place
Firehouse Recording Studios
Prairie Sun Recording Studios

studioexpresso & Studio Suite promotional offer during AES... "Test Drive A World-Class Studio" has winners!

Robert Shahnazarian, A&R/Producer
Gabe Veltri, engineer/producer
David Norland, Producer
Chloe White, Artist
Benny Faccone, engineer/producer

Congrats and Happy Halloween!

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