Archive for April, 2010

Neumann U 87 Captures Amy Macdonald’s Latest Hit Studio Album, “A Curious Thing”

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Old Lyme, Conn, April 22, 2010: Scottish singer and songwriter Amy Macdonald rose to worldwide acclaim almost overnight. Macdonald answered an ad posted by producer Pete Wilkinson asking for talent for his new production company, Melodramatic Records, and Macdonald sparkled among the literally thousands of respondents. The two recorded 2007’s “This Is The Life,” which sold over three million copies, reaching platinum or multi-platinum status in twelve countries, making Amy Macdonald an instant star. The duo just released its follow-up, “A Curious Thing,” on which all of Macdonald’s vocals and guitars, in addition to drums, strings, and backing vocals were recorded with classic Neumann U 87 Ai large-diaphragm condenser microphones. more

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STEVE MILLER CHOOSES API 1608 CONSOLE TO RE-RECORD HIS GREATEST HITS

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SUN VALLEY, IDAHO – APRIL 2010: Legendary rocker and bluesman Steve Miller continues to enjoy a life of recording and touring. Godson to Les Paul, the precocious Miller tapped the artistic veins of the Chicago and New York blues scenes before relocating to San Francisco in the midst of its artistic renaissance, where the Steve Miller Band contributed to the playlist that has become a part of the fabric of modern life. Together with respected engineer Kent Hertz (Godsmack, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan) and eminent producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen), Miller is currently re-recording with the same passion that has attended him his entire life. The trio purchased a 32-channel API 1608 console to contribute the right sound to an otherwise ideal digital workflow. more

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SYMNET UPGRADES WARNER CENTER MARRIOTT BALLROOM

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2010: Located in the San Fernando Valley on the northern edge of Los Angeles, the Warner Center Marriott has been catering a wide range of events – including corporate meetings, Hollywood parties, large galas, sweet sixteens and weddings – in its 11,000 square-foot, 1,500-seat ballroom for quite some time. The space is extremely flexible and, with the capacity to subdivide into ten smaller meeting rooms, can be configured up to twenty different ways to meet the needs of any particular event. But for over a decade, the hotel had suffered with a ballroom sound system that was not nearly so flexible, ever-threatening embarrassing technical glitches unbecoming of so posh a setting. Fed up, the Warner Center Marriott cut its losses and replaced the uncooperative system with an exceptionally versatile and utterly intuitive sound system centered on Symetrix’ SymNet open-architecture DSP and Symetrix wall panels. more

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Lexicon® Releases New Windows® 7 Drivers for All USB Desktop Recording Interfaces

Lexicon®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), has released new Windows 7 software drivers for Alpha, Lambda, Omega and the I∙ONIX U22, U42S, and U82S series of Desktop Recording Interfaces. Now all of the Lexicon USB Desktop Recording Interfaces operate seamlessly on any computers running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7, Vista, or XP. Also, these interfaces operate on all Mac computers operating on OS X 10.4.9 or higher regardless of whether they are based on PowerPC or Intel processors. more

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Sennheiser Appoints Jake Carter as Product Specialist for Distributed Brands K-Array and HHB

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OLD LYME, Conn. – April 21, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has appointed Jake Carter to the newly created position of product specialist, distributed brands. Carter, who brings over 20 years of audio experience to his role, will serve as the point person for all technical and product related information for Sennheiser’s distributed brands K-array and HHB. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA PROVIDES MICROPHONE SOLUTIONS FOR 2010 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

acm STOW, OH, April 21, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, provided wireless solutions for the 45th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

Several performers used Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System during the course of the show. Country/pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift paired the 5000 Series system with the AEW-T4100 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Transmitter for her lead vocals. Audio-Technica endorser Jason Aldean performed with the 5000 Series and the AEW-T6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Transmitter. Darius Rucker and A-T endorser Kenny Chesney each performed with the AEW-T5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Transmitter. more

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GENELEC MONITORING KEEPS THE SOUND UNDER CONTROL FOR MUSIC MAYHEM ENTERTAINMENT

— Los Angeles production company and studio chooses Genelec 1032A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors and the Genelec 7070 Active Subwoofer to assure full-frequency response at any volume —

NATICK, MA, April 21, 2010 — Seeking to differentiate itself at a time when more music than ever before is being produced, Music Mayhem Entertainment has made careful choices. This extends to the artists they work with, such as vocalist Shanica Knowles, also known for her role as Amber Addison opposite Miley Cyrus on the hit teen show Hannah Montana; and producer/engineers such as Curtis “Sauce� Wilson, who has had a hand in the production and/or engineering for tracks by Brandy, Will Smith, Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, LeToya Luckett, Eminem and Toni Braxton, among others. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL HELPS PRODUCER-ARTIST DV MCCOY TO GET HIS FACILITY, 21ST CENTURY RECORDING, READY TO GO

— Atlanta-based DV McCoy calls on GC Pro for a wide range of equipment including an SSL AWS 900+ console, AVID Pro Tools|HD 3 system and Control|24 mixer, NeKo XXL software bundle, Akai MPC and Genelec Active Monitors —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, April 20, 2010 — Producer-artist DV McCoy is one of the Atlanta area’s up-and-coming music figures. A producer and an entrepreneur, DV is ready to take his private 21st Century Recording production and mixing studio to the next level, opening it to other artists and producers in Atlanta’s diverse and expanding music scene and to better support his own Real McCoy Entertainment production company and label. more

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RDL Introduces EZ-VM14 1×4 VGA/XGA Distribution Amplifier

EZ-VM14The EZ-VM14 is a high-resolution computer video distribution amplifier with four outputs. The input has an associated front-panel BIT ID switch to assure compatibility with various computers. The four outputs are driven by video line amplifiers that provide flat, wideband response. The EZ-VM14 is used in houses of worship, restaurants, clubs, meeting rooms, class rooms, conference rooms, stores and in commercial A/V systems.

Visit www.rdlez.com for a complete listing of RDL EZ Series Products.

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RDL Introduces EZ-VM13 1×3 VGA/XGA Distribution Amplifier

EZ-VM12The EZ-VM13 is a high-resolution computer video distribution amplifier with three outputs. The input has an associated front-panel BIT ID switch to assure compatibility with various computers. The three outputs are driven by video line amplifiers that provide flat, wideband response. The EZ-VM13 is used in houses of worship, restaurants, clubs, meeting rooms, class rooms, conference rooms, stores and in commercial A/V systems.

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