Archive for December, 2009

Producer/Engineer Elie Maman Gets In The Mix With JBL LSR4300 Series Studio Monitors

Elie Maman, one of New York’s fastest-rising producer/engineer/composers, continues his ascent in the music industry and relies on JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors as part of his winning formula for success. The owner of EMP Productions has composed the theme song for MTV’s television show “Rob & Big,� and has produced tracks for numerous recording artists, including David Rush of Universal Republic Records. In recent months, Rush’s single “You Already Know,� which Maman composed, has appeared on the MTV Movie Awards, MTV’s “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,� and on ESPN’s “Sports Center.� Additionally, Maman’s compositions can be found on the Season 1 DVD of “Fantasy Factory� and MTV’s “How To Dance Like Michael Jackson.�

While working predominately from his home studio, Maman also uses studios in Manhattan in New Jersey. Regardless of where each session takes him, Maman always brings his pair of LSR4326P powered studio monitors with him. “I more

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Dillsburg, PA — Independent rock group Jump The Gun is finding its performances to be spot on with the help of Aviom’s Personal Mixers.  more

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mantra-jeff-devlin-final.jpgMantra Design, an award winning creative content design and visual effects boutique, welcomes Jeff Devlin as its new East Coast sales representative. Devlin, who retains his current role as CEO and Executive Producer of MediaLogic, an international consultancy and TV production company, will leverage his 15 years of production experience in the advertising and entertainment industries to further expand Mantra’s extensive client and project roster. 

In his new position, Devlin will focus on growing Mantra’s brand in the region, introducing networks, broadcasters and advertising agencies to the cutting-edge design and visual effects services that have made Mantra a mainstay on the national content design and VFX stage.

“I am excited to work with Mantra because the company’s work is truly in a league of its own,� says Devlin. “I have been extremely impressed with the more

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Guitar Center Professional Announces Launch of Its Affiliate Services Program

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, November 25, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces that the GC Pro Installation initiative has been expanded, the results of which can be viewed via the “Installations� link at the GC Pro website, By clicking on that tab, GC Pro customers will be able to have access to a growing number of award-winning companies and individuals who specialize in key areas of professional audio systems design, integration and installation. Four key areas – Architectural Acoustics, Acoustical Design, Systems Integration and Independent Technical Services – have been highlighted within the GC Pro Installation section of the website, allowing visitors to connect directly to an initial nine acclaimed specialists in these fields. With the addition more

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Five Towns College Purchases 16 TELEFUNKEN Microphones

Long Island Campus Boasts Progressive Audio Recording Curriculum

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Pictured holding new TELEFUNKEN microphones during the Five Towns College unveiling celebration are students and (far right) John Machado, co-chair of the audio division.

Long Island’s Five Towns College has chosen 16 TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones for it’s state-of-the-art recording studios and sound stages for film and television. The college was founded in 1974 and is one of the few institutions across the U.S. to offer a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

John Machado, co-chair of the audio division, remarked, “These microphones have brought a new level of recording quality to Five Towns College. Their incredible sound has been evident since the first use. We have bench tested them against all our other microphones and the superiority is evident with each test. Simply put, they just sound great.”


Crown Offers Free Online Seminars For Network Design In Audio Projects

Providing system designers and integrators with leading amplifier technology and unmatched technical knowledge and support, Crown International is offering two online seminars focused on network design for audio projects. The free seminars are first-come, first-serve, with registration being limited to 50 participants per seminar. Each will be offered twice to accommodate individual schedules.

Each seminar will be led by Bradford Benn, Director of Application Engineering for Crown. Benn is Crown’s lead network design and development specialist and has worked on projects ranging from NFL stadiums and NASCAR racetracks to NHL arenas.

The first of the two seminars entitled Networking 101 will be a primer on Ethernet Networking.  It will include basic discussion of connectivity, addressing, and hardware options. It is designed to assist with the design of basic systems and provide a vocabulary to build from larger systems. The session will be offered at more

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Lexicon Begins Shipping Highly Anticipated PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle

After meeting extremely favorable reviews at its AES introduction in October, Lexicon today began shipping the new PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle.  The newest addition to Lexicon’s legendary processing family provides seven Lexicon reverb algorithms that are designed to deliver the highest level of sonic quality and function while offering all the flexibility of native plug-ins.

As the ultimate studio reverb package for creating professional mixes within popular DAWs like Pro Tools, Logic, and Nuendo, the PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle is one of the most highly anticipated introductions from Lexicon yet. It includes unique plug-ins for each reverb including: Vintage Plate, Plate, Hall, Room, Random Hall, Concert Hall, and Chamber, and comes complete with over 950 of the most versatile and finely crafted studio presets.

“We are very excited that the new PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle is now available to our customers,� more

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Harman Music Group Promotes Craig Paller To Vice President of Worldwide Sales

The Harman Music Group today announced the promotion of Craig Paller from Vice President, Domestic Sales, to group-wide Vice President, Worldwide Sales and responsible for strategic planning and sales initiatives at the brand, market, and dealer level for BSS Audio, dbx Professional, DigiTech, and Lexicon Professional.  Today’s announcement was made by Rob Urry, President of the Harman Music Group.

“Craig Paller is an outstanding sales executive with a proven understanding of the markets Harman Music Group serves and deep empathy for the needs of our dealers and customers,� Urry said today.  “In this new role his experience, enthusiasm, and leadership skills will benefit all of our brands in growing and strengthening in each of their specific markets.

Paller joined Harman Music Group in November 2005 as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for BSS Audio & dbx professional.  In 2007 his responsibilities were expanded to more

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Project Management Improves for Optic Nerve After Installation of Small Tree’s Shared Storage and OS X Networking Technology

Optic NerveAs studio manager for Optic Nerve, Chris Besecker’s days used to be like a game of hide and seek, only not nearly as much fun. With five Mac G5 workstations running Final Cut and Adobe After Effects and no centralized storage at the Brooklyn facility, Besecker had to keep track of where each project’s files were and make sure those files were available to the editors on the individual workstations. Before Optic Nerve installed Small Tree’s cost-effective, Ethernet-based shared storage technology, there was a lot of looking around for certain files and then a lot of copying files from one hard drive to another.   

Located on New York Harbor with an amazing front-side view of The Statue of Liberty, Optic Nerve is one part film production company, one part post house and one part sound studio. Known for providing top more

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