Archive for January 28th, 2010

Audio Engineering Society Announces Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo 2010

george-massenburg-at-nrwe-09.jpgNashville, Tennessee, January 25, 2009 – Following on the success of the first annual Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo in 2009, The AES Nashville Section, in conjunction with Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s session to be held at Belmont’s Curb Event Center, just steps away from the heart of Nashville’s legendary Music Row. This two-day conference and trade show exposition will be held on March 5-6, 2010, and will once again feature top industry guest speakers and panelists, as well as exhibits by many of today’s leading audio gear manufacturers. Last year, over 300 attendees from 28 states and 5 different countries participated in this unique industry event which focuses on recording musicians and engineers working in wide variety of personal production spaces and studio environments. Students from some 20 audio technology schools were also part of that number.

“We are very pleased to announce this upcoming event, building on last year’s success, and the ability to hold it at such an esteemed venue,” stated Mike Porter, Chair, AES Nashville Section, “The Curb Event Center at Belmont holds many of Nashville’s high-profile events and conferences, and we a proud to partner with them as the annual NRW+E event grows to encompass all aspects of what the Audio Engineering Society, as well as the Nashville recording community, have come to represent.” more

Korg USA Partners with University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music for New Program

— Korg, Marshall and VOX products provide the infrastructure for Thornton School’s new degree in popular music performance —

Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of the Korg, Marshall, LÂG and VOX brands, has recently partnered with the University of Southern California’s (USC) Thornton School of Music to help provide the integral tools for the school’s new Bachelor of Music degree program in Popular Music Performance. After several years of development, the school launched the new program in Fall 2009, and it is considered to be the first of its kind within a major U.S. university. The program’s launch coincided with the Thornton School’s 125th Anniversary, which reinforced its status as Los Angeles’ oldest cultural institution. As part of the partnership, Korg USA supplied a number of Korg Music Workstations, Arranger keyboards, Marshall and VOX amplifiers, and other products for the new course track.

The curriculum of the program focuses on developing the artistic skills required to be successful in the popular music industry, in addition to the business and technological savvy to successfully compete in the changing music marketplace. Particular emphasis is placed on practical, real-world experience and instruction from industry veterans. The program also leverages USC’s resources, by allowing students to collaborate with its School of Cinematic Arts, Annenberg School of Communication, the Creative Writing department and School of Theater, just to name a few. more

Vox Amplification Featured in the Beatlesâ„¢: Rock Bandâ„¢ Video Game

In the 1960s, VOX amplifiers gained international status as the guitar amplifier used by the Beatles. Now, VOX Amplification is pleased to be included in the best-selling new video game, The Beatlesâ„¢: Rock Bandâ„¢.

The Beatles: Rock Band represents the first time fans will be able to experience The Beatles‘ musical career for themselves. From the early touring days in 1963 Liverpool to the immortal, final performance on the Apple Corps rooftop, fans can follow in the band‘s footsteps as they traverse the globe during the height of Beatlemania.

The Beatles’ studio years come to life in legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. With a focus on historical accuracy, the Studio 2 in-game venue features custom-built models of the instruments the band itself played, including VOX AC30 guitar amplifiers. more

Waves Audio Announces Strategic Alliance with Digico

— DiGiCo, a U.K.-based manufacturer of groundbreaking digital mixing consoles and FPGA designs, joins forces with Waves, a leading provider of audio DSP solutions, to develop breakthrough products for the live sound industry —

— Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, and DiGiCo, the renowned UK-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles, have announced a technology agreement. The joint announcement was made today at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, by Mick Olesh, Waves Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, and DiGiCo Managing Director James Gordon and DiGiCo Marketing Director David Webster.

Waves and DiGiCo have agreed to work together to integrate Waves’ new SoundGrid technology into DiGiCo’s single FPGA Stealth Digital Processing products for the live sound industry. Further details about this strategic alliance are to be unveiled over 2010. more

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