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pigFACTORY Music Signs Multi-Grammy Award Nominated CJ Vanston, Producer/Film Composer/Keyboard Player/Songwriter, to its Publishing Roster


Los Angeles, March 28, 2011 — Independent publishing and licensing company pigFACTORY Music, whose roster includes recordings and songs by artists such as Fatboy Slim, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, has signed multi-talented writer CJ Vanston. The announcement was made today by Keatly Haldeman, CEO, pigFACTORY Music.

Said Mr. Haldeman, “CJ Vanston is a multi-Grammy Award nominated producer, film composer, keyboard player and songwriter. He is the keyboardist in Spinal Tap and has just co–written and produced the lead single for the upcoming Def Leppard album. Are you kidding? We’re thrilled to have him in the pigFACTORY family (as he bangs his head and throws up devil-horns)!â€?


CJ Vanston has written with songwriters such as Desmond Child, Paul Williams, Barry Mann, Bernie Taupin, Tony Jo White, Kool Kojak, Amy Powers, Michael more

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Drummer Boy Brings Big Sound To Calle Ocho With Martin Audio Line Array


Flo-Rida & Martin Audio

Considered one of the largest Latin celebrations in the country, Calle Ocho Festival runs nearly a mile up and down SW 8th street in Miami from 22nd Avenue all the way East to 5th.

As Harold Cummings, founder and CEO of Drummer Boy Sound Productions, the company in charge of the sound production for the Power 96 Radio stage tells it, “They have six stages and they gauge the success of each one by who drew the most people. It was incredibly crowded. Like a big huge street festival and our stage was rockin’ between the incredible amount of sound we were getting from the Martin Audio system and the 9 x 12 LED screen set up by the side of the stage.�

Performers included leading national and local rap, hip hop and R&B acts like Flo-Rida, Jeremih, Jay Sean, New Boyz, Black Dada, Pretty Ricky, Mims, Kevyn more



Image of the Extra Fader Control Surface.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Rastatt, Germany – March 28, 2011… Lawo, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of digital audio networking and console systems for production, post production, broadcast, and related applications, is pleased to announce Extra Faders—the availability of a new surface layout for the mc²66 MKII production console. Responding to requests from British and American sound engineers for a surface arrangement that provides more faders and less buttons close to the console’s armrest, the new Extra Faders layout brings enhanced capabilities to the Central Control section of the mc²66 MKII while also providing improved surround sound mixing capabilities. more

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Firehouse Productions Deploys HARMAN Crown-powered JBL VERTEC® System For Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Providing sound reinforcement for a star-studded event featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, Red Hook, New York-based Firehouse Productions supplied Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers and JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, staged on March 14, 2011 at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The event featured performances by some of the inductees including Bruce Springsteen, Judy Collins, John Mayer, and Elton John. Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Neil Diamond, and Darlene Love were also among those inducted at the ceremony. All inductees are ultimately enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, which exists to educate its audiences on the global impact of the rock and roll art form.

Firehouse deployed 24 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers to power the system, which included 10 VERTEC VT4889 more

HARMAN’s Lexicon Now Offers Digital Streaming For Apple iPad

On the heels of the launch of Apple’s iPad2 and GarageBand for iPad, HARMAN’s Lexicon has announced the Omega Desktop Recording Interface‘s capability for digital streaming and recording to Apple’s iPad. Lexicon’s Omega allows musicians to record directly with any audio recording app, including the newly released GarageBand. The high-quality audio streaming capability of Omega allows musicians who record at home and on the go take further advantage of the increasing number of recording applications for musicians available from the Apple App Store.

The Omega contains all the necessary components to transform an iPad into a professional 24-bit recording studio. For the first time, a user can record, edit, mix and publish high quality audio using an iPad and the Lexicon Omega.

“We immediately recognized the power and relevance of the iPad platform for the recording musician, and were determined to integrate it with the flexibility our recording more

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Ricky’s Audio Corporation Deploys HARMAN JBL VerTec®, VRX and VP Series Systems For Puerto Rico’s Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Ensuring that Puerto Rico’s annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was once again a success, leading audio supply company Ricky’s Audio Corporation recently deployed HARMAN JBL VerTec® and VRX line array systems. The event was held at the Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer research. The audio system supported a talented lineup of musical artists, entertaining more than 15,000 participants walking and running to celebrate and remember those affected by the illness.

The main stage featured 22 JBL VerTec VT4888DP midsize powered line array elements equipped with JBL DrivePack® technology, supplying clarity and high output from four separate array locations arranged to cover 270 degrees around the stage. These were supplemented with four VRX932LAP Constant Curvature powered loudspeakers and five VRX918SP Constant Curvature powered subwoofers. The stage monitoring system included 14 JBL VP7212MDP powered monitors. Eight Crown MA3600vz more

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