Archive for March 7th, 2011

Lady Antebellum Finds Sweet Spot with Sennheiser’s e935 Capsule and G3 Wireless System

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Nashville, TN – March 7, 2011: The last two years have been nothing short of astonishing for Nashville-based recording artist Lady Antebellum. In 2009, the trio earned a Grammy Award for Best New Artist; this year, they picked up Best Album of the Year. While still a relatively ‘new’ artist, “Lady A” has earned an intensely loyal fan base largely because of their relentless performing and touring schedule.

FOH engineer Brett “Scoopâ€? Blanden has been on the front line of the band’s touring operation since the beginning. He is responsible for mixing all of Lady Antebellum’s live shows, as well as handling many equipment choices including microphones, wireless audio, PA and other fundamental elements of the live rig. He uses Sennheiser 935 capsules on all of the stage vocals.

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Songs To Your Eyes Licenses Music to Trailers Promoting Hit Studio Films “Tron Legacy” & “The Expendables”

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Woodland Hills, CA, March 8, 2011–Songs To Your Eyes (STYE), one of the leading music library companies in the world, and its founder, Opher Yisraeli, continue to show impressive results by licensing music from the company’s catalogues, as well as hi-end Sound Design elements, into trailers promoting some of Hollywood’s biggest films.

Mr. Yisraeli said, “In an extremely cluttered music licensing marketplace, Songs To Your Eyes continues to shine and stay one step ahead of the competition by working with trend setting composers and sound designers.�

STYE placed numerous Sound Design cues in the trailers for Disney’s blockbuster film “Tron: Legacy.â€? The editors were drawn to the hi-end sound design packages that Songs To Your Eyes had to offer, and used over six different elements in
theatrical and TV trailers to promote that film.

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Equestrian School in Austria Hits Target with BSS® Audio Soundweb™ London Installation

In a unique and challenging audio project, BSS Audio was chosen for sound processing at the new Glock Horse Performance Center in the Austrian town of Treffen bei Villach, in Carinthia. The school, named after its sponsor, Austrian firearms manufacturing Gaston Glock, needed the capability to provide consistent audio coverage across the facility’s four riding halls. The installation was performed by Musik-Aktiv with the assistance of Harman Professional distributor Kain Audio.

The facility deploys four Soundweb London BLU-160 devices and four BLU-BOB 8-channel output expanders, placed on the Soundweb London fault-tolerant digital audio bus. The two mobile racks are configured identically and the digital audio bus audio channels can be connected at four different points. Feeding the BLU-BOB devices, source inputs include four wireless commentator microphones (with pre-programmed ducking function), and a small external Soundcraft® mixer.

“The requirement was for a new system that would provide even more

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Soundcraft Studer Customer Experience Center Flying High On First Birthday

Since its grand opening in March 2010 by Harman Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh Paliwal and Blake Augsburger, Executive Vice-President and President of Harman Professional Division, the new Customer Experience Centre at the Soundcraft Studer facility in the UK has proved a hit with visitors from all over the world.

The Centre has hosted International Distributor and Dealer meetings, training courses, educational and industry visits and hundreds of product demonstrations in the 900-square-meter area which incorporates demonstration studios for the range of Soundcraft, Studer and other Harman equipment as well as a fully-equipped training room and customer acceptance test rooms. The relaxing Internet Café area is a quiet place for visitors to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or cold drink, collect their emails or have a relaxing lunch.

Guests enter the Centre through a time-tunnel-like museum corridor, with historical products from Soundcraft and Studer on display, more

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Songwriter/Musician/Producer CJ Vanston And Jeff “Skunk� Baxter Rely On JBL LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors In Successful Collaboration

As a sought-after songwriter, musician and producer, CJ Vanston has worked with dozens of legendary artists including Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, ‘NSync, Julio Iglesias, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Spinal Tap, Chris Botti, Celine Dion and many more. His credits include more than 100 albums and movie soundtracks, as well as the music for all of Christopher Guest’s films (including Waiting For Guffman and A Mighty Wind). CJ Vanston does a lot of his work in his studio, The Treehouse, in Hollywood, which is outfitted with an eye-popping array of state-of-the-art and vintage gear—including Vanston’s preferred JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors.

Currently, Vanston is working with guitarist Jeff “Skunk� Baxter of Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers fame on the debut album from the Baxter Vanston Band. The record is slated for 2011 release and will feature Michael McDonald and a host of surprise guest stars. Vanston has also more

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HOSA TECHNOLOGY DEBUTS GOBY LABS SCREEN CLEANER

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Buena Park, CA – March 2011 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and distributor of Goby Labs instrument care products, is pleased to announce the introduction of Goby Labs Screen Cleaner. This safe, alcohol- and ammonia-free solution cleans without dripping or streaking and is ideal for cleaning LCD, plasma, and touch screen displays. It is a must-have cleaning solution for all computer-based recording studios. more

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LECTROSONICS ON-AIR WITH THE AFTER AFTER PARTY WITH STEVEN MICHAEL QUEZEDA

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Rio Rancho, NM – March 2011… Airing Friday nights at 2 AM, The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezeda & The James Douglas Show is the CW network’s late night TV offering throughout the southwestern U.S. Adopting a talk show format similar to the late-night programs the country has grown familiar with, host Steven Michael Quezada is a 5-time NMHEA Comedian of the Year who also plays “Gomez” on the Emmy Award winning AMC series Breaking Bad. The house band for The After After Party is 6-time Grammy nominated funk band and Universal recording artist, The James Douglas Show. Keeping the music vibrant is no small task and, to ensure everything goes as expected, The James Douglas Show’s lead vocalist and bassist employ the new Quadra wireless IEM (in-ear monitor) system from Lectrosonics. more

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AVIOM PERSONAL MIXERS SOLVE DIFFICULT AUDIO CHALLENGES FOR FIRST NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, MARCH 7, 2011—As First Nazareth Baptist Church in Columbia, SC placed the final building blocks on an addition to its sanctuary, it readily became apparent the structure would present several complex audio challenges. To combat these issues, the church turned to Acoustical Design, LLC, the systems integrator which designed and installed an audio system prominently featuring an Aviom Pro16® personal mixing system. more

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