Archive of the Sound for Picture Category
Coverage in Brazil June-July 2014
Pictured in Ocean Way's renowned Studio A during horn and percussion sessions for the 2014 World Cup theme are (L-R) Ryan Reault, assistant engineer; Claude Mitchell, ESPN Coordinating Director of Music, Wayne Bergeron, trumpet; Lisle Moore, composer/producer; Bryan Hofheins, CCO Warner Chappelle / NonStop Music; Wesley Seidman, recording engineer; Alex Acuna, percussion (not pictured). Photo by David Goggin.
ESPN, the World Wide Leader in Sports, is already preparing for one of the planet’s most anticipated sporting events: the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The new ESPN World Cup theme music was recorded in Ocean Way’s famed Studio A with trumpeter Wayne Bergeron and percussion virtuoso Alex Acuna with Lisle Moore, composer/producer; Bryan Hofheins, CCO Warner Chappelle / NonStop Music, and Claude Mitchell, ESPN Coordinating Director of Music.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup international football tournament scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. This is the second time Brazil has hosted the competition. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.
It is scheduled to be the first World Cup to be held in South America since the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged outside Europe and the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged in the Southern Hemisphere (the 2010 FIFA World Cup was held in South Africa. Spain is the defending champion having won FIFA World Cup 2010 defeating the Netherlands in the final. The sale of tickets for the World Cup will start on 20 August 2013. An estimated 3.3 million tickets will be available.
ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment company, features more than 50 assets – seven U.S. television networks, ESPN International, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, and more.
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Sound designer James Currie has been using a DPA 5100 Mobile Surround microphone to capture the audio for a new feature film entitled Charlie’s Country, which was shot on location in East Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Directed by Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer and produced by Nils Erik Nielsen and Peter Djigirr, Charlie’s Country, starring iconic Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil, is a tragi-comic portrait of one man’s struggle to define himself as an Aboriginal in modern Australia.
For James Currie, who has more than 100 feature films to his credit, filming Charlie’s Country provided the perfect opportunity to try a DPA 5100 Mobile Surround microphone for the first time. The microphone was recommended by Julius Chan, sales engineer at DPA’s Australian Distributor Amber Technology Ltd, who has given Currie advice on audio equipment in the past.
“Julius praised the microphone and, now that I have used it, I agree with his opinion,” Currie says. “We decided, before embarking on this production, that our basic post position was going to be Dolby 7.1 with a possibility of going to final mix with Dolby Atmos. A 5.1 microphone for recording atmospheres was therefore an essential item in the structure and vision of the soundtrack. The DPA 5100 Mobile Surround microphone was the instrument that allowed us to work with confidence and to approach the post production of Charlie’s Country with a strong degree of certainty.”
Currie adds that the subject matter and nature of the film also dictated his approach to the audio. He wanted a discrete array of tracks, along with clarity and a faithful representation of the sonic world of East Arnhem Land, so that no sounds needed to be introduced from elsewhere.
“The indigenous population of East Arnhem Land understand the natural world and their lives are tuned to that world,” he explains. “They make changes to their living conditions and proceed to ceremonies and other celebrations by obeying the change of seasons and the movement of nature and its sounds. The introduction of sound from elsewhere would be an insult to their understanding of the world and we would lose face within the community, to say nothing of a loss of confidence with the tribal elders.”
Filming in East Arnhem Land, which is deep into Aboriginal tribal land, came with its own set of issues. Currie describes the area as ‘Australian frontier territory’ and says only madmen and obsessive filmmakers would consider staying there for any length of time.
“Conditions in East Arnhem Land are character building at the best of times and, as this was my fifth production in the area, I knew it would be physically and mentally exacting,” Currie says. “It is a rugged, tough, tropical place, full of crocodiles, spiders of indescribable ugliness and large winged insects whose sole blood sucking purpose in life is to make working and sleeping entirely miserable for everyone. Charlie’s Country includes scenes that had to be filmed in the rain so we knew from the start that our equipment needed to be versatile and rugged in order to withstand the most demanding of conditions and locations. The DPA 5100 microphone gave excellent results and coped with all conditions remarkable well. Humidity is always an issue but the DPA 5100 sailed through without a problem, although its rain cover didn’t fare as well because quite a few bugs enjoyed its texture and ate holes in the fabric.”
Charlie’s Country is now in post-production in Australia where the mixing team are dealing with the 300+ atmospheres recorded on the DPA 5100 Mobile Surround microphone. It is due to premier at the Adelaide International Film Festival later this year and may well be the first Australian production to be mixed in Dolby Atmos.
Currie adds that he has nothing but praise for the DPA 5100 Mobile Surround microphone, which delivered on every level.
“The results I achieved with this microphone exceed my expectations, which is not something one says very often in this business,” he explains. “To record the many and varied atmospherics of East Arnhem Land was a joy. The DPA 5100 provided an accurate and astonishing depth of recording that will allow us, in post, to extract the emotion and colour of the exotic Arnhem Land locations for a worldwide audience.”
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
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The St. Olaf Choir, the premier choral ensemble from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA, has marked its centenary by recording a classical concert at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.
This two-day recording in June 2013 was captured for broadcast and subsequent DVD and Blu-ray release by UK audio for broadcast specialists Red TX in conjunction with Visions/NEP.
The St. Olaf Choir is the pioneer a cappella choir in the USA and has long set the standard for choral excellence. Consisting of 75 mixed voices, the choir is made up of full-time undergraduate students who rehearse five days a week, in addition to completing a full schedule of academic studies.
Since 1990, the choir has been conducted by Anton Armstrong, and every year it undertakes an annual tour that enables it to bring its artistry and message to thousands of people around the world. To date the choir has completed 15 international tours and performed for capacity audiences in the major concert halls of Norway, France, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and the Twin Cities.
The choir’s most recent visit to Norway allowed St. Olaf to continue a long standing relationship with the country, which dates back to 1874 when St. Olaf College was founded by a group of Norwegian-American immigrants, led by Pastor Bernt Julius Muus. The college and its choir are named after the king and patron saint of Norway, Olaf II Haraldsson.
The last time the choir visited Norway was in 2005, during the country’s Centennial celebrating 100 years of independence from Sweden. On that occasion the St. Olaf Choir joined the St. Olaf Orchestra and the St. Olaf Band for a three-week tour of Norway, during which the ensembles performed jointly in Oslo, Bergen, Molde, Stiklestad and Trondheim and presented additional concerts throughout the country. In December of that year a television special titled A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway was broadcast nationally on PBS in the USA and was released on DVD.
Based on the success of this PBS broadcast, it was decided that the choir’s centennial tour to Norway in 2013 would be an excellent catalyst for recording another special in Trondheim. This concert special was the finale of the St. Olaf Choir’s three-week performing tour of Norway, to honour the anniversary of the choir’s first tour to Norway 100 years ago under the direction of its very first conductor, F. Melius Cristiansen. It also gave St. Olaf a great opportunity to continue its relationship with the musicians at the cathedral, especially the Nidarosdomens Jentekor and their conductor, Anita Brevik.
To capture the audio for the recording, Red TX drove its large Red II music recording truck to Trondheim – a journey that took three days and involved travelling through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark before finally reaching Norway.
Jeffrey O’Donnell, St. Olaf’s Director of Broadcast/Media Services and audio producer for this project, says: “Red TX was recommended by Visions/NEP and although this is the first time we have worked with the company, we were very impressed by their professional approach to what was a complex project. We’ve been delivering audio in 5.1 since the previous Trondheim program in 2005 and Red TX was more than able to accommodate this requirement. I’m very grateful to Red TX for an amazing job well done – and to Visions for connecting us together in the first place!”
O’Donnell adds that with every recording project he undertakes with the choir, his goal is always to ensure a choral blend and balance between the voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and clear diction. He also aims to capture a sense of the space and performing environment, achieve a warm yet uncolored sound and ensure that no individual voice dominates the choral texture.
“For this particular recording, we were dealing with two choirs – St. Olaf Choir and the jenktekor (Girls’ Choir) of Nidaros Cathedral – performing individually and as a combined ensemble,” O’Donnell adds. “We also had a string quartet, piano, Hardanger fiddle, and organ. We faced a particular challenge in providing enough microphone coverage to capture this sound while still doing our best to avoid having microphones and stands appear in the camera shots.”
In consultation with Jeffrey O’Donnell, Red TX’s director Tim Summerhayes suggested a selection of microphones. DPA Microphone’s UK distributor Sound Network was able to supply most of the microphones he needed, with the rest made up from Schoeps and AKG.
“We used Schoeps MK2 systems, suspended at a height of about four meters, to capture the two choirs and the congregation,” Tim Summerhayes explains. “We also suspended DPA mobile 5100 surround microphones at about six meters in the centre of the performance area to give the impression of the size of the choir and of the cathedral. For the brass quartet, we used two DPA 3521s compact mics on DPA’s ORTF mic mount. The clarity was very impressive and blended into the mix seamlessly. For the piano, we opted for a pair of AKG 414s.”
Despite the complexities of this project, both O’Donnell and Summerhayes were delighted with the recording, which went very smoothly. The audio is now being mixed and post produced in the USA by Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), which co-produced the project.
Catherine Allan, Executive Producer from TPT, says: “Editing will take place in August and September and we aim to air the program, which currently has a working title of A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway, on PBS stations nationwide during December 2013. The program will be a one hour Christmas special and there will also be an extended DVD and Blu-ray release, made by St. Olaf. We hope that NRK will purchase the special for broadcast and we will be seeking additional distribution.”
The St. Olaf Choir’s ever-expanding discography now features 27 discs following the 2011 release of Great Hymns of Faith Vol. III. Other recordings released in recent years include the first two volumes of Great Hymns of Faith, Charles Ives: The Celestial Country, My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord, The Spirituals of William L. Dawson, and Advance Australia Fair. All recordings are available through St. Olaf Records at www.stolafrecords.com.
About Red TX:
Red TX provides a comprehensive concert recording and broadcast service to the music and television industries. The company has state-of-the-art mobile recording facilities and can handle projects of any size or complexity. As well as recording audio for broadcast, the company also records live music events for subsequent release on CD or DVD. It is headed by Ian Dyckhoff and Tim Summerhayes, both of whom have extensive experience in delivering high-quality audio for broadcast. www.red-tx.com
Compact Versions of T-Funk’s Popular Mics For Stage and Studio
Pictured are TELEFUNKEN's new M80-SH and M81-SH microphones for stage and studio.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is adding two new models to its popular dynamic microphone lineup. The new “Shorty” compact M80-SH provides the bright, open sound of the standard M80, while the new low profile “Shorty” M81-SH produces the darker, richer tones of the M81.
Both the M80 and M81 are available in standard and wireless capsule formats. Starting this summer, the “Shorty” M80-SH and M81-SH will be offered in these alternative, lower profile versions, with built in mic clips, making them ideal for tight applications on stage and in the studio.
The engineers at TELEFUNKEN created the M80-SH dynamic mic for use on snare drum and vocal applications where a lower profile microphone with right angle XLR cable is preferable. The wide frequency response and higher SPL capabilities offer the user a superior alternative to the midrange-laden character of common dynamic microphones. A tight cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response boasting a subtle rise result in a microphone that is equally suitable for snare drum, vocals or instruments on both the stage and in the studio.
The M81-SH was designed as a mic that would not only complement the M80-SH, but also stand out in a field filled with dynamic microphone options. Building off many of the strengths of the M80, the TELEFUNKEN M81-SH retains the same minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and an articulate mid-range. However, with the M81-SH, the top end is pulled back a bit, yielding a flatter overall frequency response. This combination results in a microphone with a wealth of body and clarity, making it a great tool for taming brighter vocals and guitar tones, and for fattening up toms, percussion, horns and thinner sounding sources.
The M80-SH is offered with either chrome or black head grills and ships with a leather microphone bag and 5 meter SGMC-5R XLR cable with right angle female XLR. The M81-SH comes with a leather microphone bag and 5 meter SGMC-5 XLR cable with right angle female XLR.
MSRP for both mics is: $249.00
About TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik produces a comprehensive line of fine microphones, ranging from meticulously engineered replicas of historic vintage microphones handcrafted in the USA, to the R-F-T series of microphones that take advantage of the globalization of technology, as well as innovative dynamic microphones for live and studio performance.
To learn more about TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, visit: http://www.t-funk.com
Enter to win some serious audio gear!
North Hollywood, CA (June 25, 2013) – Location Sound is celebrating the launch of their redesigned website with one of the largest and longest giveaways in the audio industry yet. The name fits the occasion: The giveaway will start on July 15 and last for 50 full days. The Location Sound team secured what can only be described as the most awesome loot of audio gear audio professionals have ever laid eyes on.
LocationSound.com has started to accept entries at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway. They will continue to do so until September 23, 2013, the last day of the giveaway. The first winner will be selected on July 15, 2013 from the pool of entries accumulated up to that point. The first prize is a Lectrosonics UCR411A/UM400A Wireless System with a retail value of $2,940. Winner will be announced the following day, July 16, and the prize for this day will change. The giveaway will follow this pattern until the end, and customers can see the new prize when they come back to LocationSound.com. A complete prize list is accessible at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway-prize-list. Some of the giveaway gear customers can win include Sound Devices’ 664, PSC’s PowerStar Life, Sanken’s CS-3E, Audio-Technica’s BP4073, and more.
Customers can enter up to three times a day. Bonus entries are made possible if a customer, AFTER completing the entry form, uses the Twitter “share” button to tweet the giveaway (must have Twitter account to do this). With this option, one person can potentially have up to 6 entries each day. Once a customer wins, however, they will no longer be eligible for the other prizes.
The giveaway is open to all legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older, excluding residents of Florida, New York, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories. For the complete Official Rules, go to http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway-official-rules.
About Location Sound Corporation
Location Sound Corp. opened its doors in January of 1977 with a mission to be the one-stop facility for production sound mixers for all their sales, rental, and equipment service needs. More than 36 years later, the client roster now also includes production companies, broadcast companies, law enforcement and private security firms, universities, houses of worship, government agencies, and more. Location Sound is known for its excellent customer service and unparalleled depth of inventory: No matter the industry, Location Sound will get anyone the sound equipment for their critical sound recording needs, while providing unmatched support services before and after the sale. For more information, please visit www.locationsound.com
Select 7 or more from 20 world-class virtual instruments – up to 70% off – ships on “plug n play” external hard drive
Hollywood, CA (June 24, 2013) – EASTWEST is proud to announce the newest version of their Complete Composers Collection, the popular customizable bundle which allows users to individually select a minimum of 7 award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Virtual Instruments and save over 70% off the list prices of the items chosen.
Complete Composers Collection 2 is perfect for music, film, TV, and game composers: a choice of 20 award-winning virtual instruments that cover virtually every musical genre, including seven new additions:
- The Hollywood Gold series with Strings, Brass and Woodwinds
- The Dark Side
- Ministry of Rock 2
- Quantum Leap Solo Violin
Each of these virtual instruments is a veritable masterpiece with truly authentic sounds, and the incredible detail and sound options are unprecedented. Anyone familiar with EASTWEST knows that all their sounds are recorded with today’s top talent in their world-class studios with the best equipment available, and are used and endorsed by some of the most successful composers in the world. With Complete Composers Collection 2, any musician has access to these ultra-professional instruments and articulations at a fraction of the price of buying them individually.
For those customers who already own the original Complete Composers Collection, Complete Composers Collection 2 is the perfect opportunity to expand their collection with completely new instruments.
The massive library comes on a 1TB pocket-size “Plug ‘n Play” external hard drive. All samples are installed for quick and easy access. Every instrument included is powered by EASTWEST’s PLAY 3 software, and will be easily updated to PLAY 4 when it is released this July.
In addition to offering the Complete Composers Collection 2 at a great bundle price, EASTWEST now provides USA customers with the opportunity to pay over 6 months at soundsonline.com with their new “Bill Me Later” feature (subject to credit approval). As with all EASTWEST products, an iLok security key is required (not included and available online). As an incentive to new customers, first time EASTWEST customers will receive a 50% discount off the list price of the iLok2 security key. With iLok 2, one key will hold up to 500 licenses from EASTWEST and others.
In July, EASTWEST will also release CCC2 PRO, which includes the flagship Diamond Editions of the Hollywood Series, and Platinum Editions of Symphonic Orchestra and Pianos, adding the versatility of multiple microphone positions.
Pricing & Availability
Complete Composers Collection 2 will be available June 20, 2013 at www.soundsonline.com/CCC2 and www.soundsonline-europe.com/CCC2 (for European customers). The standard configuration of the Complete Composers Collection 2 is available for $799 / €599. The final price depends on the users selection. All titles are more than 70% off the list price and the package includes the external 1TB hard drive (see system requirements). Product and ordering information can be found at the links above depending on your location.
EASTWEST (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer. More about EASTWEST at soundsonline.com and soundsonline-forums.com, on Facebook and Twitter.
Featuring legendary drummer Mickey Hart
Hollywood, CA (June 20, 2013) – Following nearly a decade of success of Stormdrum 1 and 2, EASTWEST offers up a new collection of superb percussion samples in Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3 (SD3). This virtual instrument sets a new standard in percussion sound quality and performance, and it is a must for film, TV, and game development.
Stormdrum 3 is produced by Nick Phoenix, the creator of the Stormdrum 1 and 2 epic percussion collections, and this latest instrument is the culmination of all things percussion, musicality and big scores. Phoenix collaborated with Mickey Hart, the Grateful Dead’s “rhythm devil” and one of the most iconic drummers in rock history, as well as Greg Ellis, Chalo Eduardo, and Remo from Remo Drumheads. Together, the group captured over 90 gigabytes of all new percussion sounds for SD3.
Recorded in famed EASTWEST Studio A, Phoenix had access to two exquisite private collections of instruments when producing Stormdrum 3: He used the best instruments from Mickey Hart’s private collection, and instruments hand-picked by Remo himself from his personal collection. All performances are by Mickey Hart and master percussionists Greg Ellis and Chalo Eduardo. Ellis, who has worked with world class artists such as Beck, is a highly sought-after session musician for film and television, and has left his musical stamp on movies such as The Matrix: Reloaded, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more. Eduardo is a preeminent percussionist who has worked with Carlos Santana, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, and many others.
Stormdrum 3 features 5 user-controllable mic positions for each instrument (excluding performances), and includes Tempo Synced Percussion performances directed and performed by Mickey Hart, with Greg Ellis, Chalo Eduardo and Nick Phoenix.
Storm Drum 3 includes:
- Big Drums: large, deep and booming sounds, some more complex in nature. There are some real gems in here from Mickey’s magical warehouse of one of a kind hand drums. Highlights in the epic genre here are The Beast, Double Headed Tree Drum, Lord Of Toms Ensemble and Dragon Ensemble.
- Gongs Clocks Waterphones: These instruments provide the iconic sounds of several gongs and waterphones, some played underwater! The “Clockworks” patches are the result of Nicks field recordings in 6 antique clock shops.
- Metals: This group includes bells, deep bowls, chimes, and cymbals collected by Mickey on his world travels. Some are well known like the Brazilian berimbau (which is played on a metal wire), others are unusual, such as hammered copper pots and handmade doorstop drums.
- Shakers: The instruments in this group include several made from naturally occurring objects, such as snake rattles, seed pods, and deer hoofs, in addition to the more common ganza, modern shakers and Mickeys mighty rainsticks. Playability here is key.
- Small Drums: a very large collection of smaller drums such as bongos, frame drums, and tambourines. Many of the Indian drums in this category are particularly special, such as the tuned tablas and madal. Performance techniques are stellar.
- Taiko Family: taiko drums ranging from huge to small, many of the sampled instruments came from the collections of Mickey Hart and Remo, others came from the top taiko builders in Japan. They are played both individually and in ensembles.
- Woods: In this group you’ll hear unpitched sounds from wooden resonators; tuned chromatic instruments, such as a gourd marimba and a balaphone; the mighty gourd drum, a playable 12 ft. long redwood tree branch and wonderful scraped sounds, such as the Thailand frogs.
Stormdrum 3 is the first virtual instrument to include EASTWEST’s new PLAY 4 software. In PLAY 4, EASTWEST replaced some third party components; added Avid’s new AAX format that will allow Pro Tools 11 users to use EASTWEST’s virtual instruments 64-bit, greatly improving performance; added new time-stretch software optimized for loops (with sync to sequencer); added a new mixer page (with sub-channels for mic positions), and other new features.
To top it all off, EASTWEST now offers SSL FX from Solid State Logic, the industry leader in mixing technology; and an upgraded EASTWEST reverb. The new FX section is available as an optional upgrade for all legacy EASTWEST PLAY collections, but will be included FREE for SD3 users. Customers who place a pre-order for SD3, scheduled to ship July 15, will be able to use the FX section for other PLAY collections as an additional bonus. The FX section includes a SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, and SSL’s legendary Stereo Bus Compressor; plus an upgraded “true stereo” reverb from EASTWEST, and new features.
Now, with it’s combination of the new PLAY 4 software, the best sound processing tools available, and world class percussion instruments, Stormdrum 3 is the most advanced percussion virtual instrument to date and a must-have.
Pricing & Availability
Available on July 15, 2013 for $395.00 at www.soundsonline.com/SD3 and €295 at www.soundsonline-europe.com/SD3 (for European customers).
EASTWEST (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer. More about EASTWEST at soundsonline.com, on Facebook and Twitter.
Hand-Picked Selection for Guitar-Tone Fanatics
Pictured in a frame from the video introduction of Vintage King's new division for guitar-tone fanatics are (L-R) Tom Menrath, Vintage King's Head of Strategic Development and guitar-tone guru Peter Thorn.
Vintage King Audio, the world’s premier retailer of new and vintage recording equipment has added a hand-picked selection of gear aimed toward the guitar-tone fanatics of the world. The newly available assortment of pedals, amplifiers, and guitars were pulled together from some of the finest boutique builders and the most well-respected manufacturers in the industry.
Watch Vintage King & Pete Thorn Intro Video:
VK spent the better part of the past year testing and evaluating everything in the collection for standout tone quality and road-worthy construction. Each piece was passed around to the company’s cadre of top pro and weekend warrior players to obtain their individual seals of approval.
Victors from the scrupulous inspection period include offerings from Wizard Amplification and Spontaneous Audio’s Son of Kong. Other notable brands include pedals by ThroBak Electronics, Strymon, Caroline Guitar Co, AbovegroundFX, and Crazy Tube Circuits as well as amplifiers from 3rd Power, Divided by 13, and Chandler Limited. Vintage King also now carries hand-crafted guitars by Echopark Guitars and Rock ‘n’ Roll Relics.
“Most of our staff either play guitar, record guitar, or help artists get the best performances possible in the studio. We feel it’s a natural extension of what we do to offer a select group of guitars, amps, and pedals that we believe are among the very best available,” says Tom Menrath, Vintage King’s Head of Strategic Development. “Our clients trust us to only offer products we can personally vouch for-gear that we’ve used ourselves on stage or in the studio. A great deal of listening, comparing, and gigging went into the selection of the guitars, amps and pedals we’re now offering. We think you’ll find some pleasant surprises.”
VK also tapped studio and touring musician, and prolific YouTube guitar guru, Pete Thorn, to create exclusive video content around many of the new offerings.
“Pete has a rabid, devoted online following and many of us at Vintage King were already huge fans. His genuine love for the gear, indisputable playing chops, and easygoing personality made him a no-brainer for us to partner up with,” remarked Jason Van Doorn, Vintage King’s Marketing Director.
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ABOUT VINTAGE KING AUDIO
Vintage King Audio is a global leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals, from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up, Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. Far surpassing the basic functions of an audio dealer, however, Vintage King Audio values its long-standing partnerships with manufacturers and stays connected with the professional audio community through hosting frequent events, panel discussions, and product launches. For more information, visit
LAST DAY BEFORE REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR LOCATION SOUND’S SEMINAR “DANTE DIGITAL NETWORKING ON SET”!
Location Sound Corp. Presents Seminar
“Dante Digital Networking On Set”
This Seminar will be streaming live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lsc-presents-dante-digital-networking-on-set
This free seminar is a demonstration of Audinate’s Dante Network as it interfaces with Dante-enabled devices from pro audio and video manufacturers such as Sound Devices, Lectrosonics, Shure, Yamaha, and Focusrite. There will be a Q&A session where representatives from each manufacturer, including Audinate, will be on hand to answer your questions.
Landon Gentry, Manager of Global Support Services, Audinate
Michael Paul, Technical Director, Location Sound
June 22, 2013
Doors open at 9:30 AM for continental breakfast. Presentation is from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM with lunch served thereafter.
We inform AND feed our guests well!
Pickwick Gardens – Garden Room 1001 W Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506
Register or RSVP now at: www.locationsound.com
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, June 19.
Sixth and Final Season Finale Airs June 23 on AMC
Pictured in session scoring the final episode of "Mad Men" is composer David Carbonara and musicians in the renowned Studio A at Ocean Way. Photo by David Goggin.
Composer David Carbonara recorded the score for the “Mad Men” sixth season finale at Ocean Way recording studios in Hollywood. Joining the composer in the famed Studio A were musicians at drums, piano, bass, electric guitar, flutes, clarinet and a string section composed of eight violins, three viola, two celli and upright bass. Carbonara composed music for the entire 74 episodes that ran 2007-2013.
The “Mad Men” period drama series was created and produced by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on July 19, 2007, on the American cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television.
Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (later Sterling Cooper & Partners). According to the show’s pilot, the phrase “Mad Men” was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves. The plots focus on the business of the advertising agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States in the 1960s.
“Mad Men” has received critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authenticity, visual style, costume design, acting, writing, and directing, and has won many awards, including fifteen Emmys and four Golden Globes. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it No. 6 in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time, and it was named No. 7 in a list of the 101 Best-Written TV Series of All Time by the Writers Guild of America.
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