Archive of the Studio News Category
Matrix Console Featured at Winter NAMM 2010
ANAHEIM, CA â€“ Introduced at last yearâ€™s NAMM, the Solid State Logic Matrix Studio integration console continues to enjoy brisk sales across all levels of the industry. Professional studios, including Timbalandâ€™s touring bus, South Beach Studios and Larrabee Studios, join major educational placements, such as Full Sail University, and smaller private studios relying on Matrix. Engineers and artists alike have come to appreciate the flexibility, signature SuperAnalogueâ„¢ sound quality and comprehensive DAW control offered by Matrix. Matrix will be featured at the 2010 NAMM Show, Booth 6907, Hall A at the Anaheim Convention Center from January 14 to 17. more
PASADENA, California – January 2010 — When it comes to hard rock, metal and punk, few producer/engineers are more in demand these days than Joe Barresi. Over the past 15 years, Barresi has achieved near-mythical status for his ability to capture and mix some of the very best heavy guitar and drum tracks for bands like Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion, Weezer and The Melvins.
A fan of both old school and modern tech alike, Barresi was one of the lucky few to beta-test Electrodyne’s new 501 discrete two-stage studio preamp, which was introduced by Pete’s Place Audio at the recent AES Convention in New York. more
Morgan Page with Dangerous D-Box
With multiple Billboard Chart hits, Morgan Page tunes up his studio with Dangerous D-Box
Edmeston, NY – January 12, 2010 – Morgan Page is a Billboard dance chart-topping remixer and producer who works in his own computer-based studio full of software plug-ins, hi-end audio hardware and most recently the award-winning Dangerous Music D-Box. Page’s remix of Jody Watley’s “I Want Your Love,” was his third #1 Billboard hit following his remixes of “Angelicus” by Delerium and Nelly Furtado’s “Maneater,” and with La Roux “Bulletproof” he achieved 6 Number One Billboard hits. In 2009, “The Longest Road,” (Deadmau5 Remix) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Remix category, and he launched his latest single “Fight For You” which has steadily climbed the Billboard Club Play charts to #4. In February 2010, Morgan Page will release “Believe,” an album that makes good on his International Dance Music Awards nomination as Best Breakthrough Artist, and typifies his journey from bootleg remixer to award-winning producer and DJ. more
Fairfield, NJâ€“â€“Middle Atlantic Products has promoted Mike Baker to be its new President. Company founder Bob Schluter will continue as Chief Engineer and CEO. These changes are the latest steps to ensure that the company continues to respond ever more effectively to customer and marketplace needs.
Baker has served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and CFO for the last five years, and has been with Middle Atlantic since 2001. Prior to joining the company, Baker served in various financial and operational leadership positions in the manufacturing industry. more
Marque “Keybeeetsss” Walker with his Oceanus
Oceanus wows Walker and becomes his new go-to vocal microphone
San Jose, CA, January 6th, 2009 – Producer and engineer Marque â€œKeybeeetsssâ€? Walker took Lauten Audioâ€™s flagship studio vocal microphone the Oceanus to new heights, receiving two 52nd Grammy nominations for his work in the Gospel genres. Sheri Jones-Moffetts â€œRenewedâ€? and Vickie Winans â€œHow I Got Over,â€? both produced by Walker, received Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel album and Best Traditional Gospel album respectively. Walker chose the Oceanus for lead and backing vocals on both albums. more
Hollywood, CA December 29, 2009 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in sound and picture finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has completed the theatrical mix for Sony’s â€œBoondock Saints II: All Saints Dayâ€?, which is currently in theatres nationwide.
During this yearâ€™s Comic-Con Convention, Twi-hards (short for â€œTwilightâ€? die-hard fans) had stiff competition in the thousands of fans who came out to hear the panel for â€œBoondock Saints II: All Saints Dayâ€?, the action-packed sequel to the cult phenomenon â€œBoondock Saintsâ€?, and to get a look at the brand new trailer, complete with the expected, yet still intense, gun battles. SonicPool worked hard with Producer Chris Brinker and Director Troy Duffy to make sure the audience felt completely entrenched in the mayhem. more
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2009: Universal Mastering Studios – West (UMS-W) has fully reopened for business following its relocation from North Hollywood to the historic former Hanna-Barbera animation studios building in Hollywood. In the process, the facility’s services have expanded to encompass a main mastering room and five production rooms, plus space for expansion into other areas of work, with every room outfitted with either Metric Halo interfaces or the company’s OEM units supplied by mastering specialists Sonic Studio. more
PURCHASE, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2009: Purchase College, part of the State University of New York system, provides its students with real-world training in the visual and performing arts. For students seeking the studio production emphasis, the conservatory of music houses five recording studios that are designed and maintained by practicing professionals in the pro audio industry. As such, the studios represent a well-balanced sample of the current state-of-the-art technology. Faculty member and accomplished producer and engineer/mixer Peter Denenberg (Spin Doctors, Roger Glover/Deep Purple, Martin Sexton, Joan Osborne, et al.) donated his summer to renovate the facilities, retooling the monitoring systems, integrating new outboard gear, and, perhaps most significantly, installing a new API 1608 analog console at the helm of Studio A. more
Cleveland, OHâ€“â€“Focusing on â€œcreativity, collaboration, and community,â€? the Recording Arts and Technology program at Cuyahoga Community College offers unparalleled resources and knowledge for anyone interested in the recording and performing arts. more
Musician & Engineer use Dangerous Music 2-Bus and D-Box on Blockbuster ‘Guitar Hero’ Games
Edmeston, NY December 18, 2009 – It’s not every day that a single videogame generates one billion dollars in sales. In fact, Activision’s Guitar Hero is the first. In the music industry when the words ‘one billion dollars’ and ‘guitar’ are connected, people listen up! A couple of the heroes taking care of the musical and mixing gigs behind the game’s success are composer and guitarist Steve Ouimette, playing amazing guitar solos among much else, and producer and engineer Ryan Greene, former Chief Engineer for EMI Music, mixing all the tracks. more
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