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Billboard charts
Top 100 Positions /Issue Date:September 14, 2002

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


Surrounded by Soluna, Jim Champagne

Mad Dog hosts Soluna, among other artists, and reports recent updates!

According to studio owner/producer, Dusty Wakeman, a large multipurpose booth has been added to "the Stage' and a Vintage Neve 8088 console installed in studio A.

Call studio manager, Brian Kohl at 818-557-0100 to visit and/or take an express tour here!


Studio Atlantis manager, Michelle Moore reports the following sessions...

Mariah Carey's new album, due out in December on Def Jam Records is very near completion. The first single, "You Got Me", featuring Jay-Z was recently mixed at Studio Atlantis in anticipation of an early release. Producer Just Blaze, Engineer Ken Lewis, and Assistant Colin Miller worked on the SSL9080J and ProTools MixPlus in Atlantis' Studio A.

Other recent projects at Atlantis include new Dreamworks Records artist Boomkat, Produced by Boomkat & Martin Pradler, Engineered by Neal Pogue, Assisted by Tyler Archer and Zech Algood. Boomkat features singer/actress Taryn Manning, who recently starred along side Brittney Spears in the film "Crossroads".

The new Susanna Hoffs single "Alfie" for the Austin Powers "Goldmember" soundtrack, Engineered by Brad Wood and Assisted by Tyler Archer was recorded in Atlantis' Studio A.

Shorty 101 featuring Ja Rule & Eve, remixed the single "Sweet Baby" for Def Jam by Engineer Neal Pogue and Tyler Archer.

Engineer Ethan Mates was in mixing Aimee Osborne (Daughter of Ozzy and Sharon) for Devine Recordings. Assisted By John Czornyj.

In other news at Atlantis, completion of construction on a new ProTools suite and
700 square foot lounge is slated for October. The new lounge will feature a pool table, Playstation2, bigscreen TV and entertainment center, kitchen, and office. Oh, and let's not forget the 42 car underground gated garage which opened this June.

For further information, contact Michelle Moore at 323.462.7761

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Bigg Tezz, Writer/Arranger/Vox Producer
Anthony Dent, The Co-Stars, One-Eye

Eddie Miller, engineer,mixer,producer
Sugar Ray, Goldmember, Stoned Immaculate -
The Music of The Doors

Matt Forger, Producer/Mixer/Engineer/Sound Designer
Michael Jackson, Yuming, George Duke

Buckwild, Producer
AZ, Faith Evans, Babyface

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Check out the studioexpresso online event calendar

Friday, September 27th 8pm

Fall Salon Series at TuttoMedia, Venice CA

A rare L. A. appearance with Chic accompanied by Giovanna Imbesi on keyboards!
For the child in all of us, this collection of original songs by Chic Street Man is designed for "adults" whose lives are inspired and nurtured by the blues. At a time when the world is looking for comfort Chic offers up this bluesy entree with a gentle mix of rhythmic toe-tapping and easy going charm.

Call 310-399-2800 or e-mail TuttoMedia
312 Fifth Avenue (at Rose) Venice, Ca. 90291
$10. limited seating for 40 - please arrive early!

studioexpresso is proud to sponsor Songsalive! Expo 2002. The first 20 who respond to this e-mail will receive free passes to the event.

Sat. Sept 28th 9am - 6pm
UCLA Young Hall, Westwood Village, CA


46 local artists, hundreds of songwriters, performers, and over 60 music industry experts will gather to participate in informative panels, songwriter showcases (with artists on six stages), and a Song Camp on Sunday 29.

Producer/mixer/engineer, Ralph Sutton, Matt Forger and Producer/songwriter, Marvin Etzioni will be panalists at the "In The Studio 1 on 1" from 1:30pm-3pm located at Talk Room 1THE ARTCS 76.

General registration is $45, music organization members are $25, and walk-ups on the day of the event at 9:00 a.m. are $50. Register for the SONGSALIVE! EXPO 2002 online (select "Register"), or call 1-866-462-2838. For additional questions about the expo, call 310-238-0359.


October 5 - 8, 2002
AES 113th Convention, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Limited passes are available to studioexpresso members and friends.
Call 877-645-9777.

The Audio Engineering Society is proud to present the 113th Convention.
Join us for the largest exhibition of professional audio equipment in the world, and comprehensive showcase of audio technology.

For the spectacular lineup of technical sessions and special events calendar, registration and hotel info: Click Here...


Monday, October 7
Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

The 18th annual TEC Awards
Besides honoring 2002 nominees for best audio products and projects (as voted by Mix readers), special awards will be given to Geoff Emerick and Robbie Robertson, to recognize their extraordinary lifetime achievements.

Also, the Mix Foundation, who presents the TEC Awards, is accepting donations to help the House Ear Institute and H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) in their efforts to support safe hearing practices, by both musicians and listeners.
Tickets for the event are now available online at the TEC Awards Website above or e-mail Karen Dunn or call at (925) 939-6149.

Sunday, October 6 from 7-10PM

elcielo...and thank heaven...for a little party'n!

Studio owner, Francisco Lobo and his posse will be in LA during the AES week and would like to invite studioexpresso members and friends to celebrate the special occasion, birth of Monterrey Mexico's newest recording facility!

The SSL 9000J studio can accommodate mixing and tracking a 60 piece orchestra and is suitable for both music, film and surround dates.
Call this number 877-645-9777 to get your invite!

Rainbow Bar & Grill
tel 310 278 4232
9015 Sunset Blvd.
(back patio area)

Take an express tour of el cielo in studioexpresso's International Spotlight

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Gateway Mastering & DVD Adds AudioCube 5 System

With 4 nominations for the 2002 TEC Awards, world renowned mastering facility Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME has purchased a Cube-Tec AudioCube 5 multi-channel workstation for immediate installation. The Gateway AudioCube is configured to support multiple applications, including DVD-A Authoring (CubeDVD-A), CD Mastering, Restoration, and multi-channel DSD Mastering.

In addition to a variety of Cube-Tec 24/192 Restoration tools, both Stereo and 8 Channel 24/192 Mastering tools (VPI's) and CubeDVD-A, the system is equipped with Steinberg Wavelab 4 and Nuendo editors.

The system also includes the Cube I/O-D530-24 - a 24-channel audio and sync I/O interface housed in a 3U x 19" rackmount enclosure.

"When choosing our new audio workstations, the importance of providing clients with a comprehensive range of services at the highest possible level of quality led us to the Cube-Tec AudioCube 5. With CubeDVD-A and both CD and DSD mastering capabilities, combined with one of the most powerful arrays of 24/192 restoration and mastering tools we've seen," says mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig.

Bob Ludwig's recent projects include: Current Bruce Springsteen Release and classic Rolling Stone catalog for hybrid SACD/CD release and Nine Inch Nails DVD.

For Additional Information Contact:Siegfried Acker + 1
49-(0) 7435 - 910 - 942 // Curt Smith +1 - (905)469-8080

Bob Ludwig of Gateway

Celebrity endorsers Sir George Martin and rapper LL Cool J took the stage, and in separate testimonials, both briefly talked about how and why (for them) WM 9 Series will facilitate the ways consumers will enjoy media and entertainment.

Microsoft introduces Windows Media9, a new digital content-delivery platform that allows high-speed online streaming, along with home-theater-quality audio and video-starting with Peter Gabriel's new album "Up."

The new Hollywood Highlands Media Complex in downtown Hollywood was "the place to be" this past week for the launch of the public beta version of Microsoft's windows Media 9 (WM 9) Series platform.

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates hosted the evening's festive soiree attended by more than 1,000 media, entertainment executives, technology pros and about 60 third-party development partners.

The tutorial/presentation kicked off with Academy Award-winning film director and digital image/film maven James Cameron (Titanic, The Terminator) describing his use of Windows Media for a recent webcast of his underwater Titanic 3D film. Gates followed with his vision of the rest of this decade he calls the "digital decade," a concept he supports with four pillars:

- offer content in flexible form for use in honest markets (read that as users will pay for it);

- educational dialogs with young people, making sure they understand that content providers need and want to be paid like any other hard worker in the world;

- policy implementation to enforce DRM (that's Digital Rights Management);

- and technology that protects DRM by way of a digital "envelope" that surrounds and encrypts all WM9 Series content.

Read the rest of Barry Rudolph's report at Pro Sound Web here...

Digidesign Announces Pro Tools 5.3.3. for Pro Tools|HD on Windows XP and SCSI|128 - Host Adapter for Pro Tools|HD

Digidesign® is pleased to announce the SCSI|128 kit, the SCSI solution for Pro Tools|HD. SCSI|128 accomplishes two significant tasks. First, it offers 128 tracks of record and playback with Pro Tools|HD on both Mac and Windows when used with LVD drives. Second, its built-in LVD support results in improved data integrity, and allows for longer cable lengths - up to 12.5 meters (41 feet) per bus - to accommodate effective placement of your LVD-supported SCSI drives.

The SCSI|128 kit, which ships with the ATTO UL3D Dual Channel Ultra3 SCSI Host Adapter and two cables, comes pre-tuned for optimal performance with Pro Tools|HD. The UL3D's two external channels handle throughput up to 160 MB/second per channel. The SCSI|128 kit also supports up to 64 audio tracks on Pro Tools|24 MIX and d24 systems on both Mac and Windows.

For more information, please e-mail Chandra Lynn, press & artist relations manager, or call 650-731-6688.

Todd/Soundelux Upgrades to Pro Tools|HD
Santa Monica-based Todd/Soundelux has upgraded 22 Digidesign Pro Tools|24 MIX systems to Pro Tools|HD workstations and will be installing the new systems this fall.

Todd/Soundelux is an "end-to-end" service provider with client-friendly facilities and is a leader in audio production and post production for feature films, television series, commercials, and new media. Todd/Soudelux supports two major music studios, Todd AO Scoring and Signet Sound, which specialize in scoring and score mixing. "These facilities have many clients who are beginning to insist on using Pro Tools|HD," states Bill Johnston, Todd/Soundelux vice president, engineering. "We are upgrading now in order to insure that our facilities are offering the most current, best-sounding and technically advanced technology."
Todd/Soundelux attributes its main reasons for moving to Pro Tools|HD to the increased power and audio track count that the system affords. Currently, it has four TV post-production rooms that use five Pro Tools systems with custom ProControl and Control24 console configurations. Todd/Soundelux was also attracted to the excellent sound quality of Pro Tools|HD.

Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Tom Waits, Guster to appear on
'For The Kids' CD!

Nettwerk Productions (Canada) has joined forces with The Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach and will subsequently release an album of children's music titled For The Kids, featuring artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Darius Rucker (x-singer of Hootie and the Blowfish), Barenaked Ladies, Five for Fighting, Guster, Billy Bragg with Wilco, Tom Waits, Glen Phillips (x-singer for Toad The Wet Sprocket), Sixpence None the Richer, Dan Wilson (singer of Semisonic) and Remy Zero on November 5th, 2002 in North America.

The Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach - An Arts Umbrella Project is a unique school that offers free music education to inner city youth in Vancouver, British Columbia. This new program represents a partnership between Sarah McLachlan and Arts Umbrella, Canada's largest visual and performing arts institute for young people ages 2 to 19.

The first 25,000 albums will come with a Colorific Crayon in the spine of each disc for the U.S. release.
For further info contact: Armand Sebris at Nettwerk Productions
Vancouver, BC CANADA

Soundtracks to the Stars

Lamont Dozier with Disc Marketing CEO Tena Clark at Firehouse Recording Studios, site of one of his latest projects

Tena Clark has penned hits for Patti Labelle, written jingles for McDonald's ("Have you had your break today"), and produces enhanced CDs for United Airlines and Air Force One. But Clark says her latest project that has given her the most satisfaction is NASA who hired her to come up with a theme song for the space program. Fittingly, Clark wrote the tune, "Way Up There," at 30,000 feet somewhere between New York and Los Angeles. The Song proved so popular that it has also been adopted as theme song for next year's "Centenial of Flight," national celebration being sponsored by NASA and several corporations. She's keeping mum on names, but Clark said that four well-known musicians would record the song in collaboration during the next couple of months. "This has been very personal for me. It's much more than just another song," Clark said. "If you think of how many places this song will be played - from the Kennedy Center to Kitty Hawk - it's very special."

Spacey to Ramone and a Mancini Musicale

"I want to talk to you as a singer," Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey told the crowd gathered to honor Phil Ramone, legendary record producer/engineer, at the Mancini Musicale at UCLA's Royce Hall. "Phil and I have been quietly working for the past year on my preparation to play Bobby Darin" in a film, Spacey said. "And I've got to tell you what it's like to be in a studio with Phil Ramone - it's like having a great chef, a rich interpreter, your daddy, a psychiatrist…this is what he's probably done for every artist he has worked with in his extraordinary career."

Then Spacey, head cocked and fingers snapping, broke into an a capella version of "I found a New Baby," a la '50's pop idol, Darin. "Without Dr. Phil - the real Dr Phil - I wouldn't have had the guts to do that," Spacey said. The Actor's appearance at the Aug 17 benefit that raised $220,000 for the Henry Mancini Institute was a surprise to Ramone, who was there to receive the Hank Award. The award - given annually to an artist who, besides having a successful musical career, regularly mentors aspiring musicians - is named for Mancini, composer of such pop standards as "Moon River." "I'm choked up," said Ramone, an impresario who has worked with Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney. "This honor is one of the greatest thrills I've ever had." About 350 guests paid $275 each to dine on the Ahmanson Terrace before enjoying the musicale featuring the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra under the baton of artistic director Patrick Williams. Included on the program: a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald by singer Patti Austin and a performance by jazz pianist Gerald Clayton. Each year, the institute presents scholarships to emerging professional musicians who, for four weeks, train with Williams on the UCLA campus, said Ginny Mancini, president. "We must nurture the next generation of musicians or we won't have any good music at all."

Hearty congrats go to our friend, producer/engineer, Greg Landanyi (Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Warren Zevon) for celebrating 30 Sound Years in the biz! (Setp 7th Billoboard Anniversary Supplement).

Facing Mortality With Mischief Rather Than Tears (read the entire Times article here)
Warren Zevon has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. And, of course, his irresistible humor is still much alive: "Really, the thing I want is to last through the winter so I don't miss the new James Bond movie (watch MGM Teaser)" Warren said.
Actually, we believe he's the real-life Bond! You may send a message to Warren c/o Artemis Records. Our love, prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.

In tribute to the lives lost and touched on 9/11

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace
--Amelia Earhart

To assume Saddam Hussein's and his regime's good faith is to bet the lives of millions and the peace of the world in a reckless gamble.
--President Bush

Give Piece a chance
--John Lennon

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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