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TAIWAN: Top Asian mixing engineer Kenny Fan, has commissioned the Walters-Storyk Design Group, to create a ‘Vest Pocket‘ digital audio production studio in Taipei, capital city of Taiwan.

Fan, who has accrued numerous high-profile credits for Asian pop stars such as Wu Bai, Mayday and Jolin Tsai, also recorded portions of Bob James Live At Brown Sugar Taipei. Fan studied recording in the U.S. in the late ‘80‘s, and spent a year at LA‘s NRG Studios. He returned to Taiwan to engineer at the legendary Life Recording Studio for 10 years, and opened opened his original Yohu Studio in Taipei in 2006.

“Our offices in Beijing, Mexico City, Switzerland, Argentina and Brazil are active on a variety of projects, and we are very pleased to have been invited to design this studio in Taiwan,” John Storyk said. “At just under 600 s.f., Kenny Fan‘s new studio will have a footprint similar to a number of small, powerful facilities we recently completed in New York City. These ‘Vest Pocket‘ studios take advantage of compact new digital mixing consoles and cost-effective acoustical treatments to provide their clients with extremely flexible recording and mixing options.”

“I have been fortunate to have built a strong following in Asia,” Fan said. “When the time came for me to upgrade my studio I wanted to offer my clients a world-class facility. I have followed their work for many years and am very pleased to have the first WSDG-designed studio in Taiwan.”

Fan‘s new Yohu Studio is planned for completion in the summer of 2008. It will be based on the Icon D-Control console and will feature Pro Tools HD and Barefoot MM27 and NS10 monitors. WSDG project supervisor is NY-based Romina Larregina.

Photo Caps: WSDG rendering of Yohu Control Room in Taipei, Taiwan
Yohu Studio owner Kenny Fan

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LAS VEGAS, MARCH 19, 2008–Clear-Com Communication Systems introduces Version 5.0 of its Eclipse Digital Matrix high-performance intercom system at NAB 2008 (Booth C5908), taking broadcast communication solutions to the next level. Acting as a central switching unit for communications across a broadcast operation, Eclipse Digital Matrix Version 5.0 links Clear-Com‘s V-Series Panels and CellCom wireless beltpacks and headsets for cost-effective and universal access to communication in the studio or out in the field with more connectivity options than ever. more

David Benoit Masters “Heroes” at Bernie Grundman’s

Engineer Clark Germain Joins Mastering Engineer Chris Bellman

Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood are (L-R) David Benoit, engineer/mixer Clark Germain, and mastering engineer Chris Bellman. Photo by David Goggin.

Multi-faceted recording artist/composer/and producer David Benoit has mastered his new album, “Heroes,” at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Clark Germain recorded the album at Paramount Studios with Benoit’s live band: David Hughes on bass, Jamey Tate on drums, Brad Dutz on percussion, and Andi Suzuki on sax. Germain mixed at his WonderWorld Studio and then joined mastering engineer Chris Bellman to finalize the project for Peak Records.

“Heroes” is Benoit’s personal tribute album and includes “Your Song,” “Mountain Dance,” “Light My Fire,” “Waltz For Debbie,” and “Human Nature.” Composers and artists represented are Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, The Doors, The Beatles, Dave Grusin, and Horace Silver. The album includes two new Benoit compositions, including a tribute to Dave Brubeck, “A Twisted Little Etude.”

Following his education at UCLA, Benoit began his career as a musical director and conductor for diva Lainie Kazan in 1976 before moving on to similar roles with singer/actresses Ann Margaret and Connie Stevens. In 2000, after the death of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, he released a memorial album entitled “Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years.” Collaborators included the chorus group Take 6, guitarist Mark Antoine and trumpeter Chris Botti. He also provided the music for “Peanuts” in the later TV specials.

Benoit has arranged, conducted and performed music for many popular pop and jazz artists over the years, including Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Dave Koz, Kenny Rankin, Faith Hill, David Lanz, Cece Winans, David Pack, David Sanborn, and Brian McKnight.

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