Edmeston, NY – May 23, 2013 – Mastering engineer Mike Wells recently completed a project for producer Billie Joe Armstrong, the new “Emily’s Army” album titled Lost at Seventeen (Adeline Records). The sophomore album release will debut June 11, 2013 and features the drumming of Armstrong’s son Joey; Wells also mastered the band’s first album. Engineer Chris Dugan recorded the album and worked with mixer Chris Lord-Alge and producer Armstrong to coordinate the mastering at Wells’ LA mastering studio which is all based around a Dangerous Music equipment. “Without question the centerpiece of my studio is the Dangerous ‘mastering console’ – which comprises the Dangerous Master transfer console, the Dangerous Monitor, and the Dangerous MQ for metering,” says Wells. “I bought this system right when it became available. Until that time, there wasn’t a commercial mastering console on the market, only hand-built custom-consoles. The cost of a custom console was just out of my financial reach, so when these three Dangerous Music tools were released it was fantastic. I rely on them every day.” Wells setup also features the Dangerous Liaison and BAX EQ. more
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re-launches the UDX Series speakers 30 years after its first edition
Paris, France – May 21, 2013 – Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, has announced the re-launch of its famed UDX Series passive speakers – 30 years after originally releasing their first edition. Including four different models, the UDX Series is perfectly adapted to sound reinforcement applications in concert halls, auditoriums, conference rooms, and theaters. Designed to be included within fixed or long-lasting installations, each UDX speaker system can also be used in touring applications as a stage monitor when fitted with optional accessories. The newly redesigned UDX Series are now available from licensed Amadeus distributors and dealers throughout Europe and Asia, from € 1090.00 to € 1990.00 (VAT excluded), depending on the model. more
Engineers Fabrice Dupont and Michael Wagener will discuss using Lauten Audio microphones at Musikmesse on Friday, April 12, 4:45pm in the ICM/Lauten Audio booth, Hall A 5.1, E47.San Jose, CA, April 2, 2013 – Lauten Audio, a high-end microphone maker, has announced a new distribution agreement with Germany-based International Consulting & Marketing GmbH (ICM). ICM will serve as the sole distributor in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and 10 other European countries, for the California-based company’s professional microphone line, including their newly released Atlantis FC-387 multi-voicing condenser studio microphone. The entire Lauten Audio microphone line will be on display at the 2013 Prolight + Sound Musikmesse convention in Frankfurt, Germany in the ICM booth Hall-A 5.1 E47. more
Nashville based engineer wins two Grammys out of his seven 2012 award nominations and adds the BAX EQ to his extensive Dangerous Music gear setup.Edmeston, NY – March 19, 2013 – 2012 was a big year for mixer F. Reid Shippen, having taken home two statues out of his seven Grammy(r) nominations. Shippen mixes in his Nashville studio and utilizes the sonic fingerprint of several pieces of Dangerous Music hardware. His two Grammy wins this year are for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with his mix of the song “Pontoon” for Little Big Town, and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for mixing TobyMac’s “Eye On It” album. Shippen is also nominated for Audio Engineer of the Year at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards in April. All Shippen’s mixes use the Dangerous Music products as key ingredients to get the right sound for each project. more
Edmeston, NY – January 31, 2013 – As the 56th Grammy(r) Awards show approaches, multi-award-winning hardware manufacturer Dangerous Music is offering congratulations to several of their users who have Grammy nominated projects for 2012. This year, nominated projects recorded, mixed or mastered utilizing Dangerous gear include artists such as Tom Waits recorded and mixed by Karl Derfler, Marilyn Manson co-produced by Chris Vrenna, The Roots, Lupe Fiasco, Elle Varner and John Legend with Ludacris mastered by Dave Kutch, Little Big Town, TobyMac, Matthew West, Kari Jobe, and Brit Nicole mixed by F. Reid Shippen, Kenny Garrett mixed by Todd Whitelock, and 2 Chainz mastered by Glenn Schick. The Grammy Awards are to be televised live February 10, 2013 on CBS. more
Dangerous Music 2-Bus breathes life into mixing live with a digital consoleEdmeston, NY – January 8, 2013 – Front of house engineer Horace Ward has a new secret weapon for making his live music mixes sound their best: the Dangerous Music 2-Bus. In the spirit of sharing, he’d like other engineers to know about it too, so their audiences can also get the best concert experience. The 2-Bus is best known for its role in the recording studio, bringing the tone, feel, and headroom of an analog console to digital mixes suffering from ‘in-the-box’ summing. But Ward has found a way to use the 2-Bus to get a similar enhancement – and control – over his live mixes. He says, “I don’t understand how the 2-Bus has been in the studio so long but hasn’t gotten to live shows – the sound is unbelievable.”
Over a decade ago in 2001, Dangerous Music debuted their commercial version of the Dangerous 2-Bus analog summing amp. Previously it was only made as a custom device for engineers “in the know” with Dangerous Music founders Bob Muller and Chris Muth. The 2-Bus’ release to the general public has had a profound impact on mixing with DAWs by bringing the music outside the box; It has literally defined the product category ‘analog summing,’ and today the award-winning company offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic. more
USB drivers ship with new products from DiGiCo, McIntoshLas Vegas, NV – CES – January 8, 2013 - Today CEntrance, a leader in Audio Technology for pro audio, home recording and HiFi, announced two new licensees for its Windows Audio Drivers. Mixing console maker DiGiCo and renowned HiFi brand McIntosh have licensed CEntrance driver technology for use in their advanced new products.
James Gordon, Managing Director at DiGiCo stated, “We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with CEntrance throughout this very technical project. It’s been a great success.” McIntosh released a new line of home audio products with integrated DACs, which demanded the highest audio quality and simple, worry-free operation. CEntrance delivered on all counts for the companies with its Windows software solution offering crash-proof operation at the lowest latency settings with the highest level of performance.
The CEntrance Universal Driver Engine is at the core of the licensed technology. Compatible with all versions of Windows – XP all the way through Windows 8, the robust, low-latency kernel-level CEntrance driver is a perfect match for any computer audio application – be it home audio or pro audio. more
Exclusive Worldwide Distribution by Audio Plus Services for new Simaudio “Moon” Pro Audio LineSan Francisco CA – AES – October 26, 2012 – At the San Francisco Audio Engineering Society (AES) conference, Simaudio Ltd., a Canadian audio equipment manufacturer focused on home entertainment for the past 30 years, today started shipping their new “Moon 3500MP” Microphone Preamplifier. The new 3500MP is a solid-state two-channel mic preamp designed to deliver extreme detail, with an open and neutral sonic transparency, allowing the engineer to showcase the colorizations of their microphone choice instead of the preamp. The 3500MP will be a new reference device for the engineer or studio in their audio recording process. The Moon 3500MP 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier is shipping at AES, the US suggested retail price is $4499. more
According to Managing Director and Chief Product Architect Michael Goodman, “Now that we have some legs under the product, and good sales under the belt, we’ve tweezed-out our R&D costs and want to pass the savings on to our customers, old and new.” more