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Spectrasonics Launches Special Tribute to Bob Moog

New Omnisphere Library and Contest to win custom OMG-1 Synth

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BURBANK, CALIF – MARCH 21, 2011 – Spectrasonics today launched a unique, multi-faceted tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. The company released a new “Bob Moog Tribute Library” created by renowned artists for Omnisphere(r), and kicked off a contest designed around the library, where participants enter to win the one-of-a-kind “OMG-1” hardware synthesizer created by Eric Persing. 100% of the proceeds from this Tribute go to benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

Bob Moog Tribute Library
Produced by Eric Persing, the Bob Moog Tribute library features over 700 stunning new sounds for Omnisphere, Spectrasonics’ flagship synthesizer virtual instrument. The sounds in the library were created by more than 40 of the world’s top synth artists, remixers and sound designers, including Hans Zimmer, Vince Clarke more

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Clear-Com Welcomes Richard Palmer as Regional Sales Manager

Palmer Will Help Grow and Maintain Key Partners and Customers in Southern Europe and Africa

CAMBRIDGE, UK, MARCH 21, 2011 ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Palmer as Regional Sales Manager, Southern Europe and Africa. In this role, Palmer will further strengthen Clear-Com’s rapidly growing market presence in Southern Europe and Africa by developing and maintaining key dealer and reseller relationships, while actively pursuing and cultivating new sales opportunities in the region. more

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EASTWEST Announces Best Service “Modern Pop�

New multi-format sound library inspires modern electronic pop music

Hollywood, CA (March 21, 2011) – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments, announces their distribution of Best Service Modern Pop Multi-format Sound Library in the US market. Modern Pop is a passionate and inspiring sound journey that combines the distinctive style of modern electronic music with different types of pop music, lounge, chillout and new age.

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The defining characteristic of Modern Pop are its rhythmic elements, such as percussion loops, drum loops and special grooves, as well as its harmonic elements, such as melodies and chords, which are at times soft and gentle, at other times dynamic and powerful.

In addition to the loops, percussion, brass, electric bass, guitar and piano sounds from live recordings, this unique collection contains a great variety of synthetically compiled loops, more

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Monitor Engineer Britton, Earl Klugh Band Give Thumbs Up to NEXO Wedge

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Since it began delivering in late December, the new NEXO 45 N-12 12-inch line monitor is receiving rave reviews. Engineer Melissa Britton, had the opportunity to use the new NEXO line monitors for Earl Klugh and his band at a recent show held at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in California. Although filling in at front of house on a Yamaha PM1D for this particular show, Britton normally mixes monitors using Yamaha digital consoles for Klugh. Brian Rachko mixed monitors for the Cerritos gig on the house Yamaha PM5D.

“I have to say that I could not hear the stage at all while I was at front of house,� states Britton. “The NEXO line monitors were super clean. I went on stage a couple times during sound check and was amazed by the separation from mix to mix.� The NEXO line monitor is a more

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Chris Bell Keeps His Mixes Real With ADAM Audio

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Chris Bell’s career already includes a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album (Kirk Franklin) and work with the Eagles, Erykah Badu, Everclear, Destiny’s Child, U2, Earth, Wind & Fire among others, Now he’s a partner and resident producer-engineer at Blade Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, eager to move to the next phase of his enviable career.
Working with friends and colleagues Brady Blade and Scott Compton at Blade, Chris points out the obvious musical and cultural advances of working just miles from New Orleans along with the tax incentives offered by Louisiana to make records there.
Asked about his career, Chris explains how he made a logical transition from musician to recording engineer, mastering ¼� tape machines at an early age and quickly moving up through the ranks to professional status in Dallas, Texas.
“I was at a huge 5-room studio called the Dallas Sound Lab, “ he points out. more

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