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Spectrasonics Releases “Trilian” Total Bass Module

Epic New Virtual Instrument Dedicated to Acoustic, Electric and Synth Basses Features Integration with Omnisphere
trilian_collage-medium72dpi.jpgBURBANK, CA – OCTOBER 26, 2009 – Spectrasonics has announced the release of their long-awaited “Trilian(r) Total Bass Module,” an epic new virtual instrument dedicated to all types of Bass sounds – Acoustic, Electric and Synth. Trilian has an MSRP of $299 US and €229 Euro. An upgrade for all Trilogy customers is available from the online Spectrasonics Techshop.

Trilian is designed from the ground up to be the most versatile bass virtual instrument available today with a new level of expressive, real-time performance for acoustic and electric basses – plus cutting-edge synth bass tones with powerful editing and extraordinary sound quality. Trilian is the successor to Spectrasonics’ award-winning Trilogy bass instrument, with the new instrument offering a deeper control of musical expression and much greater more

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Solid State Logic DUALITY and AWS 900+ SE Console installations Continue to grow

Placements in Major Studios and Private Facilities Reach all Areas of Industry 

NEW YORK — Solid State Logic is pleased to announce that studio installations continue to grow for both the flagship Duality console and the industry defining AWS 900+ SE console. Despite the difficult economic conditions over the past year, major recording facilities and private studios alike look to SSL analogue consoles to deliver the sound quality and DAW control necessary to succeed in today’s recording environment.   ssl-aws-900-se_tricky-stewart.jpg more

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Ricky Z. and Auralex at the White House

pres.JPGIndianapolis, IN – Auralex was honored when Ricky Z., guitarist, composer and producer asked us to ship a Great GRAMMA isolation riser for his appearance on the PBS program “In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina.� The October 13 program, which celebrated Hispanic musical heritage featured artists such as Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Los Lobos, and Jose Feliciano.

According to Ricky (whose credits include performances with Lauryn Hill, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, and Steve Lukather), the GRAMMA was “perfect (as usual), especially considering the close proximity of all those instruments (drums, bass, and percussion).� Ricky relies on the Auralex Great GRAMMA when playing live and working in the studio to enable his amplifiers to sound much more consistent from one venue to the next.

ricky_z.jpgAs part of Auralex’s ISO Series™ of Instant Sound more

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Puddle of Mudd Mix New Album at Ocean Way Recording

A&R Exec Jack Joseph Puig Mixes “Songs In The Key Of Love & Hate”


Pictured (L-R) in Ocean Way’s Studio D are Puddle of Mudd’s Paul Phillips (lead guitar), Wes Scanlin more

Soundcraft Si3 Console To The Rescue At Mapleview Community Church

Looking to provide tremendous versatility in a cost-effective manner, systems integrator AV Communications recently installed a Soundcraft Si3 console as the centerpiece for its audio system design at the new Mapleview Community Church in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

Housed in a former sports arena, Mapleview Community Church currently seats up to 900 people, and is part of a much larger campus that eventually will include sports facilities, a daycare center and other recreational areas. In addition to the requirements for customary SPL, dynamics, and Percentage of Articulation Loss of Consonants, there were two requirements for this installation: It needed to fit within the designated budget and it needed to include a digital console. The console needed to handle 32 channels of mixing and a dozen auxes, and it had to be flexible enough to handle day-to-day presentations by members of the more

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SAE Institute Alumnus Receives TEC Award

Tucker Bodine @ Playback Recording StudioPlayback Recording Studio Owner, Tucker Bodine, wins 2009 TEC Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement: Studio Design Project

Hidden within the serenity of Santa Barbara, CA you’ll find a new world-class recording and mixing facility, Playback Recording Studio. The name is familiar; it’s the same name that its owner, Tucker Bodine, used when he opened his first studio in New York City on the East Coast. In 2009, Tucker completed the new West Coast Playback Recording Studio, which has now been honored with a TEC Award in 2009 for outstanding creative achievement in studio design.

Tucker Bodine began his audio career at SAE Institute’s original U.S. campus in New York City. After graduation he quickly went to work in New York prior to deciding to make it on his own and start the more

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da15el_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – October 2009… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Da-Cappo DA15 Cardioid Earset Microphone with Earbud Monitor. By combining a discreet earset microphone with an in-ear monitor, the new Da-Cappo DA15 provides unparalleled comfort and unprecedented freedom of movement for onstage performers and production staff alike. 

The capsule found in the new DA15 incorporates a sensitivity rating of -51 dB and a maximum SPL rating of 130 dB—making it well-suited for vocal performers who routinely find themselves in loud performance surroundings. This high-performance, back-electret condenser microphone provides excellent off-axis rejection by using a front-facing capsule engineered to be positioned at the corner of the performer’s mouth. As the microphone’s cardioid polar pattern more

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Them Crooked Vultures land on X-Line in Austin

aclmf_ld_systems_05.jpgAustin City Limits Music Festival, one of the premier music festivals in the U.S., recently capped-off another fantastic year of musical festivities. Held from October 3-5, 130 bands gathered in the Texan capital to treat music fans to three full days of performances across eight stages. Robert Ausmus of LD Systems (Houston, TX) and his crew relied on an Electro-Voice X-Line line array loudspeaker system to provide exceptional sound reinforcement for the Xbox 360 stage.

The Xbox 360 stage saw crowds of up to 35,000, and featured a diverse range of headliners, including Them Crooked Vultures – a supergroup featuring John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) – Girl Talk, STS9 and Raphael Saadiq among many others.

LD Systems deployed a main FOH rig comprising two arrays of eight full-range X-Line elements – more

MusicWorks Interactive Releases 2nd Finale DVD Tutorial

MusicWorks Interactive, publisher of educational books and DVDs for the music profession, has released The Finale 2010 Tutorial DVD-ROM, a video tutorial for more

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— Long-running animated hit comedy series relies on Waves audio tools for stereo and surround processing —

— Waves is now a featured brand in the show’s end credits —


TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, October 27, 2009 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, announces an ongoing relationship with South Park Studios, the producers of the Peabody Award- and four-time EMMY® Award-winning animated comedy series South Park. Waves will be added as a featured partner in the show’s end credit roll, and the two companies will carry on a mutually beneficial relationship as the show continues its impressive run.

South Park has long been one of television’s primary outlets for satirical and current-event-based comedy. Such an approach necessitates more


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