Archive for October 21st, 2010
Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine performs at the 2010 VMAs with her SKM 5200 with a Neumann KK 105 capsule.
(Photo Credit: Â© 2010 Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES – October 21, 2010 â€“ The nearly 12 million viewers of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, telecast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. live in Los Angeles on September 12, saw Sennheiser microphones and wireless technology deliver much of the excitement at the celebrity arrival area, on the main stage, and across both the indoor and outdoor performance areas. The event showcased a mix of established artists and fresh faces, including Eminem, Rihanna, Paramore, Linkin Park, Florence + the Machine, Drake, will.i.am and Nicki Minaj, among many others. more
Dave Rat On Touring; Adam Levinson on â€œHollywood & Games;â€? Ian Moore on dBs vs Blue LEDs
SAN FRANCISCO: In a continuation of a popular program inaugurated in 2007, The 129th AES Convention will offer attendees a series of three informative, timely and entertaining Lunchtime Keynote Presentations. Convention Co-Chair Valerie Tyler reports that, â€œLunchtime Keynotes provide an opportunity for attendees to take a break from the hectic Exhibition Hall and concentration-intensive Workshops, Master Classes, Platinum and Educational programs and relax as acknowledged industry leaders provide the benefit of their years of experience in a quiet and informal environment. Last yearâ€™s Lunchtime Keynoteâ€™s benefited from extremely positive word of mouth, and weâ€™re confident that this yearâ€™s program will draw appreciative audiences.â€? more
Learn to play songs in your iTunes library from behind a drum kit, at the piano, on the road or in the practice room
WATERLOO, Ontario – SuperMegaUltraGroovy has released Capo for the iPhone and iPod touch, available now in the iTunes App Store. Capo allows musicians to choose music from their iTunes library and helps them learn how to play it by ear. more
Image of Palmer Taylor (far right) and associates Jimmy Bell (far left) and Rob Neely (center). Photo credit: Tobija Annis.
Sacramento, CA â€“ October 2010â€¦ Reality TV is all the rage these days and those shows that offer insightful tips and tricks for do-it-yourself home improvement enthusiasts are extremely popular. Such is the premise for House Crashers, Bath Crashers, Yard Crashers, and Turf Warâ€”all of which are produced by The Idea Factory and aired on the DIY and HGTV Networks. The premise behind most of these shows is such that the showâ€™s host ambushes homeowners while they’re home improvement shopping. When the host identifies the ultimate home improvement challenge, he follows the lucky homeowner home and performs a total overhaul. Capturing the hostâ€™s remarks or the subjectsâ€™ reactions isnâ€™t something that can be rehearsed. Spontaneity is key to capturing the essence of what takes placeâ€”and to insure nothing is missed, Lectrosonics wireless microphone technology is an essential ingredient of the production process. more
Experienced Paris-based monitor engineer Laurent Midas has been mixing Christophe MaÃ©â€™s Autumn national arena tour for the first time on a Soundcraft platform, using both a Vi6 and a Vi2.
The sound man has been providing a reference mix for the best-selling French singerâ€™s backing band, including drums and bass, two guitarists, a keyboard player and two backing vocals. A fully equipped 96-channel Vi6, provided by French rental company Potar Hurlant, is assigned to the IEMâ€™s, with sends to the floor monitors (plus additional mixes for guest performers) from a Vi2 (supplied by Soundcraftâ€™s French distributors, SCV Audio). more
The recently introduced Crown Audio ComTech Drive Core series amplifiers are among a new generation of products at the forefront of Harman Internationalâ€™s GreenEdge environmental initiative. Crown DriveCore series amplifiers are designed to be extremely energy-efficient, and use fewer resources in manufacturing. more
As part of a week-long tour throughout Florida to meet with audio professionals and volunteers in the house of worship market, the Soundcraft Studer AKG truck will appear at the Techxplosion conference in Clearwater, Florida on October 15-16. The truck will showcase the latest world-class audio products from Soundcraft Studer and AKG. more
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