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ACOUSTICS ON KEY AT VOCOMOTION

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WSDG Provides World-Class Environment for Dedicated A Cappella Studio

SKOKIE, IL: A cappella, one of the most idiosyncratic of all performing techniques, presents the ultimate challenge in precision vocalizing. Recording performances which rely exclusively on the human voice for instrumentation as well as lyrics and melody is a unique art. VOCOMOTION Studio owner Freddie Feldman is a master of the genre.

Opening his original studio in Evanston, just outside of Chicago in 1998, Feldman quickly developed a core client base that ranged throughout the U.S., and into Europe and South America. “I got into a cappella in High School, and continued to perform and record it exclusively at Northwestern U,� he says. “There are less than half a dozen studios in the world which specialize in this more

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PRODIGY ENGINEERING DEVELOPS THE FIRST REMOTE PREAMP FOR THE API 500 SERIES

bella_front.JPGBOWIE, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 2009: Prodigy Engineering has developed the first-ever, remote-controllable, microphone preamplifier for the API 500 Series format, called Bella.

Bella features relay stepped gain from 18 to 69dB in 1dB increments, switchable high-pass filter (-3dB @78Hz), phantom power (48V), polarity inversion (0/180Ëš), attenuation pad (-22dB), and mute functionality. Additionally, Bella can be remote controlled from professional standard Digital Audio Workstations like Apple’s Logic(r) software and Digidesign Pro Tools(r) | HD systems, as well as ICON(r) control surfaces.

Bella will be on display at the Prodigy Engineering booth #642 at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, from October 9-12, 2009.

ABOUT PRODIGY ENGINEERING Headquartered in Bowie, Maryland, USA, Prodigy Engineering is a leading electronics design firm specializing in the development and manufacture of innovative audio signal processors. For more information, visit the Prodigy Engineering website more

SOLID STATE LOGIC INTRODUCES MAJOR UPGRADE TO DUALITY CONSOLE AT AES 2009

New Edition of SSL’s Ground Breaking Hybrid Analogue Console & DAW Control Surface Makes the Best Even Better

NEW YORK — Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, is proud to announce the release of Duality SE at the 127th AES Convention, Booth 321 at the Jacob Javits Center from October 9 to 12. more

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Studer Vista 5 SR’s Mix French Opera Singer At Chateau De Versailles

When French opera singer Roberto Alagna performed a one-off spectacular at the Chateau de Versailles recently, supported by the 90-piece Orchestre de Paris (conducted by Michel Plasson), Studer Vista 5 SR digital consoles handled both the house and monitor mixes.

The concert, performed in front of 7,000 people, was held in the middle of La Fontaine de Neptune basin — on a concert stage especially set up for two months in the summer, specifically to stage spectacular events of this nature.

The sound reinforcement system was provided by French distributors, DV2 while the two Vista consoles were loaned by Audiopole, the French Studer distributor.

FOH sound engineer; Jean-Marc Aringoli, was already familiar with the Studer topography having used the Vista 8 for several years to mix ambitious live musical spectaculars for television such as Les Victoires de la Musique at the Paris Zenith.

He wanted more

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Fabulous Blue Diamonds Find A Recording Gem In Soundcraft LX7ii

When Mel Patrick decided to re-form his surf-rock outfit, the Fabulous Blue Diamonds, he turned to the Soundcraft LX7ii to bring professional-quality recordings to his home studio setup. Along with lead bassist and lifelong friend Fred Lichota, Patrick set up the LX7ii as the centerpiece to a full recording system in his home studio.

Patrick and Lichota currently stand as the remaining two members of The Fabulous Blue Diamonds, a self-described “1960s instrumental surf band� that got its start playing in night clubs, local TV stations and battles of the bands. Although they had a history as live performers, Patrick and Lichota chose to build on their legacy from the confines of the recording studio. Patrick designed and built the studio’s mixing desk, leaving plenty of room for expansion. “Almost everything from the LX7ii finds its way out to one of four patchbays in the mixing desk,� Patrick says. more

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MSI Japan Joins L-ACOUSTICS K1/KUDO Pilot Program

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L to R: Motoshige Nishio, Takashi Murata, Shuzo Fujii and Takahiro Ueno (MSI Japan); Sherif el Barbari (certified trainer, L-ACOUSTICS); Michel Brouard (L-ACOUSTICS)

KANAGAWA, Japan – October 2009 — MSI Japan is the latest PA rental company to join the L-ACOUSTICS Rental Network and take delivery of a complete K1/KUDO system and LA-RAK touring racks fitted with LA8 amplified controllers.

Originally becoming the first V-DOSC partner in Asia in 1998, MSI has enjoyed a long history with L-ACOUSTICS. For more than a decade the relationship between the companies has flourished, and MSI has become one of Japan and Asia’s leading sound companies. Eleven years after their initial contact, MSI was contacted by L-ACOUSTICS Founder Dr. Christian Heil and invited to France for a meeting about K1. more

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Martin Audio At President’s Address To Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

obama-cbc_1.jpgWashington, DC––In the last month, President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative conference at the Washington Convention Center with local production company Event Tech providing sound and staging.

The event attracted over 10,000 people for the Prayer Breakfast and Awards Dinner with a performance by Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer Yolanda Adams during the Prayer Breakfast. And Phoenix awards were presented to Danny Glover, Wyclef Jean and U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Susan Elizabeth Rice during the awards dinner.

President Obama’s passionate keynote address focused on health care and was covered on all major media outlets. Event Tech, a 28-year old full production services rental company based in Baltimore, has provided audio for this event for three years running. Their crew included Brian Linnemann (FOH A1) Bryan Laffin (Monitor A1) and Josh Sorg (System tech/RF Tech).

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iZotope Puts Alloyâ„¢ in the Mix

New Plug-in Introduces a Unique Take on Six Essential Mixing Tools

CAMBRIDGE, MA (October 5, 2009) – iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in audio signal processing, announces Alloy, a new audio plug-in that combines six essential sound shaping tools into one integrated interface.

iZotope’s award-winning Ozone has become an industry standard for audio mastering, and now Alloy brings the company’s expertise into the realm of mixing with completely new audio effects and workflow features designed for track and bus use. Alloy is designed for any audio mixing application from professional recording and post-production studios to the home studio, and its uniquely configurable interface helps pros work faster while giving less experienced users simple starting points for mixing.

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“iZotope Alloy brings the sound quality and unique features you expect from iZotope to your tracks and busses,� Explains Nick more

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EDUCATION EVENTS A MAINSTAY AT AES 127TH CONVENTION

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NEW YORK: An enduring commitment to education has earned Audio Engineering Conventions a reputation for being not just student friendly, but student indispensable. Scheduled for Oct. 9-12 at NY’s Javits Center, the 127th AES Convention will offer another outstanding program of Student Events. Convention Chair Dr. Agnieszka Roginska reports that, “Education Committee Chair, Alex Case; SDA Chair, North & Latin America, Teri Grossheim and our other Education Committee members have pooled their extensive resources to develop one of the most comprehensive programs in AES history. We and the next generation of audio professionals are deeply indebted to them.”

AES Student Program Events Include:

Friday, October 9, 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Student Delegate Assembly-1 Panelists: Teri Grossheim, Chair and Meiling Loo, Vice-Chair will introduce new events and election proceedings, announce candidates for the coming year’s election for the North/Latin America more

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Vh1 Launches ‘The T.O. Show’ Campaign With Sound Design From Nutmeg Audio Post

Nutmeg Audio/T.O. ShowVH1 needed both intensity and space in the :30 promo for their highly anticipated new program “The T.O. Show.� They called on Nutmeg Audio Post (www.nutmegaudiopost.com) for a standout sound design that would show why the multidimensional athlete Terrell Owens  (T.O.) was a star worth watching.

Nutmeg Senior Audio Engineer Mike Vitacco collaborated closely with VH1 Director/Writer Tyler Greco, starting with an extremely productive pre-production, to craft “T.O.� into an arresting promo. Set in a surreally empty football stadium, Owens plays chess with himself, as the camera continually rotates 360 degrees to show the many scenes of celebrity, solitude and psychological intrigue that are his everyday life.

Vitacco’s sound design draws viewers in deeper by employing subtly unexpected sounds and judicious use of space. “This promo explores the internal struggles and multiple identities we all more

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