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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

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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

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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

The Recording Academy New York Chapter and the Producers and Engineers Wing Present Up Close and Personal with Steve Lillywhite

Moderated by Noted Journalist Bill Flanagan, This Intimate Interactive Program Will Be Held on January 19 at the New York Chapter Office

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2010) — The Recording Academy® New York Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® will host an intimate and exclusive event, Up Close & Personal with multi-GRAMMY®-winning producer Steve Lillywhite, on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Moderated by noted music journalist and Executive Vice President/Editorial Director of MTV Networks Bill Flanagan this intimate program provides music professionals the opportunity to gain insight and hear from this accomplished producer about his career path, and share stories about his ongoing journey through his long career. The evening’s interview is followed by an interactive and candid question-and-answer discussion. The event will take place at The Recording Academy New York Chapter headquarters, located at 11 West 42nd Street, 27th floor, and is FREE for Recording Academy members (non-member tickets are $30 each, or free upon joining The Recording Academy prior to the event). more

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GC Pro Puts Together the Perfect Package for Students at the Pennsylvania Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

— An Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer, Avid Digidesign Pro Tools LE recording software and an M-Audio MIDI controller get students off to a flying start —

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, January 11, 2010 — The Pennsylvania Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the only privately licensed professional audio education facility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, now supplies its students with a personal recording suite of advanced recording tools assembled and supplied by Guitar Center Professional, (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. The toolset consists of an Apple MacBook Pro® laptop computer already loaded with Avid Digidesign Pro Tools LE recording software and an M-Audio MIDI controller/interface. The Academy is able to include this suite of recording tools in its current tuition, thanks to discounts provided by GC Pro as part of its efforts to encourage education in the recording arts. The laptop, software and controller package became available to all incoming students as of October 2009, and has also been made available to recent graduates of the Academy’s degree programs.

“This has been a fantastic program for our students,” exclaims Paul Chiacchierini, Vice President of Music operations at the Pennsylvania Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, which is based at both the 4,000-square-foot Racetrack Sound Studios in Gettysburg and at a new 6,500-square-foot facility in Philadelphia. Chiacchierini, who works with colleagues Sal Chandon, the school’s Director, and Chief Engineer Shane Moore, says that over a dozen of the student recording packages have been given out so far, reflecting the Academy’s intensive student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1. “We like to keep the class sizes small, so that every student receives as much attention as they need,” he explains. “But even with two studios in each location, not everyone can get lab time exactly when they want it. So this package literally lets them do their lab work whenever it suits them best.” more

The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Celebrates the Music of Island Records for its 2010 Grammy Week Event

“Catch a Fire” Celebrates the Music of Island Records and Its Founder Chris Blackwell

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Will Hold Its Third Annual GRAMMY® Week Event at the Legendary Village Recording Studios

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2010) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will hold its third annual GRAMMY® Week event at the Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles. Set for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, days before the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, this event honors excellence in music and audio, and the professionals who work behind the scenes to create great recordings.

As part of 2010 GRAMMY Week, the P&E Wing will be celebrating the music of Island Records and its founder Chris Blackwell, whose vision and commitment brought to the world the music of artists such as Desmond Dekker and the Aces, Nick Drake, Melissa Etheridge, Grace Jones, Bob Marley, Roxy Music, Cat Stevens, Toots and the Maytals, U2 and Steve Winwood. The special guest DJ for the evening will be Jason Bentley, producer/remixer/sound supervisor, and music director of KCRW radio. more

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The New England School of Communication Takes 5.1 Monitoring to the Next Level with Genelc

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— Genelec monitoring is an established tradition at NESCom, where all seven control rooms in its Audio Engineering degree program feature Genelec Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, December 15, 2009 — The New England School of Communication (NESCom) opened in 1981 with a mission to train students for careers in the broadcasting and related fields. Though it may be approaching its 30th anniversary, NESCom has kept its teaching technology at the cutting edge all of that time. This is clearly illustrated by the recent upgrade of the monitoring in NESCom’s surround mixing control room to a Genelec 5.1 system consisting of three 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the L-C-R array, a pair of 8240A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the surrounds and a 7270A Active DSP Subwoofer. The upgrade was recently completed, and included a DSP monitor seminar to NESCom students this fall. more

Music Mix Mobile Employs Waves Digital Signal Processing for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary Concert

— Waves’ critically acclaimed bundles allow remote recording specialists Music Mix Mobile to take live recordings straight into post-production with all processing parameters intact, saving time and money while ensuring a great-sounding show —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 4, 2009 — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary Concert brought together some of the most legendary names in music, including Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Dion, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Smokey Robinson, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ozzy Osbourne and U2. The concerts took place over two nights, Oct. 29 and 30, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and on November 30th were broadcast on HBO. Creating a consistent sonic context for such a wide range of performers was the challenge faced by Music Mix Mobile, a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions. The Music Mix Mobile team includes industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and newly added West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. For this prestigious concert, they relied on plug-ins from Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions. more

Waves Releases WNS Waves Noise Suppresor

WNS

— The first in Waves’ line of Post Production tools, WNS offers fast and effective broadband noise suppression on dialog tracks —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, November 17, 2009 — The first in the new line of dedicated Waves Post Production tools, the Waves WNS Noise Suppressor, is a real-time multiband processor for fast and effective broadband noise suppression on dialog tracks. Suitable for both indoor and location dialog recordings containing constant or modulating environment noise, WNS delivers superior sound quality with minimal artifacts. more

Guitar Center Professional’s First GCPRO.com Sweepstakes Winner is Loving His SSL Xlogic Alpha Channel

Alpha Channel

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, November 17, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, recently announced the winner in its inaugural online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. Taylor Feldpausch of East Lansing, Michigan, was randomly selected among the entrant pool to receive a Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel, a $995.00 value. This unit offers state-of-the-art analog channel processing for any audio workstation; professional mic preamp with line and instrument level switching; studio-class EQ, Filter and Limiter; Variable Harmonic Drive (in other words, a “time machineâ€? of distortion characteristics); and analog or digital outputs direct to users’ workstations. more

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