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WILD SOUND ENHANCES ACOUSTIC RECORDING WITH SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 900+ SE CONSOLE

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AWS Replaces Two Consoles
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Wild Sound Recording Studios recently installed a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ SE console to upgrade the sonic signature and workflow of its control room. Wild Sound specializes in high level acoustic recording of classical, folk, ethnic and jazz performances and was using an aging analogue console coupled with a DAW controller. The AWS 900+ SE allows Wild Sound to have the best of both worlds by delivering sterling sound quality, internal summing flexibility and integrated DAW control. more

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API DELIVERS THE 10,000th 512C MIC PRE

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – JUNE 2010: A direct descendent of Saul Walker’s original 1967 design, the API 512C modular mic preamp embodies the legendary API sound and has been a mainstay of engineers for over three decades. Coming on the heels of API’s 40th anniversary and the delivery of the 100th 1608 console, the company recently celebrated another milestone: delivery of the 10,000th 512C. To mark the event, API president Larry Droppa dropped a note inside the 10,000th box. Toronto-based guitarist and composer Brian Legere received the unit, the note, and – complements of API – API 512C number 10,001! more

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“Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Music Mixed at Ocean Way/Record One

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Pictured in Record One’s Studio A during the final stages of mixing music for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” are (L-R) Steve Kempster, music mixer; Larry Mah, ProTools operator/editor; Robbie Boyd, music editor; and Greg Hayes, recordist. Photo by David Goggin.

Steve Kempster Mixes Score by Trevor Rabin

The Trevor Rabin score for the much-anticipated comedy adventure “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” was mixed at Ocean Way / Record One’s Studio A film mixing studio by Steve Kempster. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Jon Turteltaub, creators of the “National Treasure” franchise, the film follows a modern day sorcerer and his hapless apprentice in a battle between good and evil. The film premieres on July 14.

During the final stages of the film’s music mixing at Record One, composer Trevor Rabin worked closely via Apple iChat with mixer Steve Kempster, Pro Tools operator/editor Larry Mah, music editor Robbie Boyd, and recordist Greg Hayes. Rabin’s previous work includes the scores for the “National Treasure” films, “Remember the Titans,” and “Get Smart.” more

Snowblind’s “Lord of the Rings” Video Game Gets Dangerous

Craig Duman with Dangerous Music ST/SR & 2-Bus LT

Craig Duman of Snowblind with Dangerous Music ST/SR & 2-Bus LT

Game Audio Guru Craig Duman adds Dangerous 2-Bus and Monitor ST/SR to his Mix

Edmeston, NY – June 22, 2010 – Craig Duman is the sound design and music expert at Snowblind, a Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Company that specializes in video games. Duman has over fifteen years experience in game audio and has worked on over 75 games for many of the top companies in the industry including Interplay, Shiny and Rock Star. Duman is currently in the midst of creating audio for “War in the North,” a Lord of the Rings themed game that is highly anticipated by fantasy game players. It features all the latest in graphics and sound technology, including the audio in 5.1 surround. At Snowblind Duman has recently installed the Dangerous Music 2-Bus LT analog summing amp and the Dangerous Monitor ST/SR stereo and surround monitor controller. more

AVIOM PRO64® AUDIO NETWORK HELPS CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONNECT WITH ITS STUDENTS

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CLEVELAND, OH — Aviom’s Pro64® audio network is at the heart of the new educational initiative at Cuyahoga Community College’s Center for Creative Arts.

Located at the school’s metropolitan campus, the recently-constructed Center for Creative Arts is part of the college’s new Creative Arts Division. Along with the new facility is a new educational paradigm. An important element of this educational initiative is to give students the chance to learn hands-on how to record and create mixes on a daily basis. An Aviom Pro64 Series audio network allows the school to implement its curriculum by providing audio distribution throughout the four-story, 75,000-square-foot structure. more

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TRANSAUDIO GROUP ADDS PRO AUDIO GURU MARK HORNSBY AS MARKETING AND PROJECT MANAGER

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor of the recording industry’s best-of-the-best equipment, announces the addition of Mark Hornsby, a producer and engineer at the top of his field, to the position of marketing and project manager. Hornsby will help users understand what sets TransAudio Group’s manufacturers apart via multifarious routes, including in-the-field seminars, skilled trade show efforts, and product demonstrations, both live and online. Hornsby will remain in the pro audio hotbed of Nashville to continue his diversity of work as a producer, engineer, consultant, lecturer, and writer, based out of Java Jive Studio. more

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Nard Berings HAMMERs a FreshBeat

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FreshBeat Studios adds A-Designs HAMMER and REDDI as well as Pete’s Place BAC-500 and Blast Pad for commercial and TV/film score production

LOS ANGELES — Although Nard Berings’ name may not be immediately familiar to most people, his compositions have been heard by countless millions. How? Nard and his brother, Klaas, are the co-owners of Fresh Beat, a company with studios in both Los Angeles and Amsterdam that produce music for some of the most popular television shows and commercials around the globe. more

POWERSOFT INTRODUCES M SERIES POWER AMPLIFIERS AT INFOCOMM 2010

Five New Models Offer Flexibility for Wide Range of Applications

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Las Vegas, NV, June 9, 2010 – Powersoft, the world leading manufacturer of innovative, green design power amplifiers, is pleased to introduce the M Series line of power amplifiers at InfoComm 2010 (Booth C7798). The M Series consists of five new models encompassing two four-channel and three two-channel versions. As expected from a Powersoft amplifier, M Series amplifiers come in a one rack unit chassis, 358mm/14.1″ in depth and weighing just over 7kg/16lbs. All M Series models are masterpieces of efficiency thanks to Powersoft’s own legendary combination of switch mode power supply and PWM output stages. more

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Auralex Presents First Class A Fire-Rated Studiofoam Pro

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, June 9, 2010 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control treatment is proud to introduce another landmark. We are expanding our product line by introducing Studiofoam Pro, the first Class A fire-rated acoustical foam.

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Acoustical foam that is Class A fire-rated is revolutionary in the progress of sound control. Not only is it a safer option to have as a precaution in case of a fire, but these ratings pass fire codes which allow it can be used in more public places than standard acoustical foam. Class A fire-rated acoustical foam is approved for use in commercial applications and in public buildings. This is a great solution to reduce noise in large spaces and cut the cost of acoustically treating a large space.

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SonicPool Completes Season Five of MTV’s Hit Show, “America’s Best Dance Crew”

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SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in sound and picture finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has announced the completion of Season Five of MTV’s hit TV show, Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew. The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders, SonicPool. more

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