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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 2011: There is much to admire in a band that forms for the love of music and then, because of the members’ talent, inspiration, and joyful willingness to play tour after tireless tour, achieves well-deserved success. A bluegrass band that elegantly draws inspiration from tradition, The Infamous Stringdusters recently earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance for “Magic #9,” the fourth track on the band’s third album, Things That Fly. The Infamous Stringdusters are rather famous – despite the appellation – on the bluegrass-friendly stages of the nation for both their quality (see above) and their quantity (the band plays approximately 150 shows a year!). FOH engineer Drew Becker was fresh off a degree from Full Sail and still rather green when he went to work full-time for the band three years ago. Since then he has logged over 500 shows, some more
Reggae Legends Join In For New Album
Pictured in Studio B at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood (L-R) are Carlton “Santa” Davis, assistant engineer Scott Moore, Rock M. Deadrick, engineer Krish Sharma, Ziggy Marley, Heavy D, Don Was, James Poyser, and Darryl Jones. Photo by David Goggin.
Five-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley is recording a new album with producer Don Was at Ocean Way in Hollywood. The album will be released this summer on the Tuff Gong Worldwide label.
Joining Ziggy in the renowned Bill Putnam-designed Studio B are drummer Carlton “Santa” Davis (Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear), percussionist Rock M. Deadrick (Ben Harper, Tracy Chapman), visitor / rap artist Heavy D., keyboardist James Poyser (The Roots) and bassist Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sting).
Ziggy Marley, eldest son of the great more
M80s for Red Rocks DVD & Vintage Tubes for New Album at Ardent Studios
Pictured with a new TELEFUNKEN U47 at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, is Todd Park Mohr recording “100 Years of Robert Johnson.” Photo by Anthony Scarlati.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the first group to embrace the M80 dynamic microphone from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, now a favorite stage mic for bands such as Green Day and ZZ Top. For the recording of their new album, “100 Years of Robert Johnson,” the band chose a selection of TELEFUNKEN large diaphragm condenser tube mics, including the U47, AK-47 MkII, ELA M 260, and the stereo AR-70.
The band recorded the new album with producer Chris Goldsmith and engineer Jimmy Hoyson. “For my voice, the new TELEFUNKEN U47 is the best,” said Todd Park Mohr. “I have a low, more
LA Pop Idol Celebrates Love with Classic New Rock Ballad
Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (L-R) recording artist Aitan, mastering engineer Brian “Big Bass” Gardner, and guitarist Jon Kim. Photo by David Goggin.
LA rocker Aitan has completed his new St. Valentine’s Day single “Be My Valentine” with mastering engineer Brian “Big Bass” Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. Guitarist Jon Kim joined in the session for the catchy romantic tune that features a solo piano and vocal that builds into a full-blown rock ballad with soaring choruses and pounding rhythmic heartbeat.
Renowned rebel radio DJ Jim Ladd gave a rave review of Aitan’s Christmas song, which was also mastered by Brian Gardner, a hot track that stayed on the iTunes Home Rock Page for four weeks in a row.
In this sensitive follow-up to Aitan’s Christmas hit, Aitan reinforces his more
Intimate Sessions Limited to Eight Attendees Each
Pictured is Robby Sinclair, founder of Lazer Cake, which will record tracks for their new album with the METAlliance founders at Avatar Studios in NYC.
Former Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. Robby Sinclair and his band Lazer Cake will be tracked and mixed by the METAlliance founding directors “In Session with The Guys,” February 19-20, 2011 in NYC at famed Avatar Studios. The quartet plays short, sexy, indie-pop songs with hints of The Cars, The White Stripes, Talking Heads, and Justin Timberlake.
Space is extremely limited and sessions will be limited to only eight attendees for each phase of the recording projects. All attendees are entered in a drawing for a free Nuendo 5 Education Edition provided by Steinberg, including the NEK (Nuendo Expansion more
Tracking & Mixing at Avatar “In Session with The Guys”
Pictured is Kat Edmonson, who will record tracks for her new album with the METAlliance founders at Avatar Studios in NYC.
Jazz vocal sensation Kat Edmonson will be tracked and mixed by the METAlliance founding directors “In Session with The Guys,” February 19-20, 2011 in NYC at famed Avatar Studios. Edmonson has been described as “equal parts Billie Holiday and Bjork” in All About Jazz.
Amenities at the historic Avatar Studios include catered food, free JBL RMC(tm) Room Mode Correction Calibration Kits, and a special private gathering February 18th for those who register by the newly extended deadline of January 23, 2011.
“Kat is a tremendous talent — the best new jazz singer I’ve heard in years.” says Grammy-winning engineer Al more
New CU-29 Copperhead Mic & New M80 Wireless Head
Pictured is the new TELEFUNKEN CU-29 Copperhead vacuum tube microphone.
Award-winning TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing two new products especially suited to the music and recording technology attendees at Winter NAMM in Anaheim.
New CU-29 “Copperhead” Condenser Mic with Vintage NOS Tube
TELEFUNKEN’S new large diaphragm condenser microphone has been in development for 18 months. The CU-29 Copperhead, newest addition to the company’s acclaimed R-F-T line, was designed by the in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from some of the world’s top amplifier designers.
The new CU-29 Copperhead is based around a unique circuit that features a New Old Stock (NOS) TELEFUNKEN vacuum tube, custom audio transformer, and a fixed cardioid large diaphragm capsule. Sonically, the microphone exhibits similar characteristics found in its more
Focal Solo6 Be powered monitors used in producers’ studio for all his production work: “I love these monitors,” says Chapman, “the Solo6′s are perfection.”
Nashville Producer Nathan Chapman
Champlain, NY – January 4, 2011 – Nashville Producer Nathan Chapman is on a roll with his country music productions, scoring a hit again with Taylor Swift‘s latest album “Speak Now” – and continuing to use his Focal Solo6 Be powered monitors in the studio, “I used the Solo6′s on the Taylor Swift album, I love these monitors,” Chapman says. The Grammy-winning producer’s credits also include Jewel, The Band Perry, and Laura Bell Bundy, among many others.
“The first time I heard the Focal Solo6 studio monitors I was beyond impressed,” explains Chapman. “They were true and accurate and at the same time didn’t sound ‘boring’ like other monitors I have used. Hearing what is actually going on inside a mix or recording session is just as important as any other part of making a record. Focal monitors are my top choice. For my small home studio, the Solo6′s are perfection. And FYI, I didn’t get them for free or at a discount. I bought these monitors because I loved them.” more
Hear his “Copperhead Blues” at www.copperheadmic.com
Pictured with the new TELEFUNKEN CU-29 Copperhead mic in Studio Manzarek are (L-R) Doors’ co-founder, songwriter and keyboardist Ray Manzarek and his son, recording artist/engineer Pablo Manzarek. Photo by David Goggin.
Doors’ co-founder Ray Manzarek is recording a new album, “Translucent Blues,” with slide guitar legend Roy Rogers, known for his work with John Lee Hooker. Manzarek has picked the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik CU-29 Copperhead, a brand-new microphone with a sonic fingerprint that breaks the tradition of classic mics of the past.
“This is a microphone built for the blues,” remarked Manzarek. “I come from the Southside of Chicago, and I want my new work to reflect the integrity of those roots. The Copperhead mic has an abundance of bottom end and a clarity that hides nothing. more
Worldwide Hits Mixed on Dangerous Music 2-Bus LT at Down Lo Studios, Montreal, Canada
International Producer and Mixer Phil Greiss
Edmeston, NY – December 14, 2010 – One way to tell what’s popular in music today is to see what’s popular in videos on the web. With over 2.3 million views, the online video for “Hold My Hand” by Sean Paul with Zaho – mixed by engineer Phil Greiss – is certainly a popular destination for listening, and with good reason since its star Zaho has a diverse international following. For the past 5 years Greiss, an award-winning composer and platinum producer and mixer has used the Dangerous Music 2-Bus LT analog summing amp for mixing many hit singles and has recently added the Dangerous Monitor ST for speaker control. Greiss says, “The entire Zaho project was done with the Dangerous 2-Bus LT - we’re talking many singles from the album, totaling about 30 million views for the videos on the web in all. I love plug-ins, and I love the sound and feel of analog. I’ve never been very good at compromising, and fortunately Dangerous Music gave me the tools so I don’t have to!” more
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