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Goo Goo Dolls Out with Sennheiser and Neumann

scaled_e1278535685.jpgOld Lyme, Conn., July 7, 2010 – The Goo Goo Dolls occupy a unique space in the music industry, having risen from a respectable decade in the underground to worldwide stardom. Now poised to release their ninth studio album, Something For The Rest Of Us, the Goo Goo Dolls are spending much of the summer selling out arenas. Veteran engineers Paul David Hager (FOH) and Robert Windel (monitors) are relying on Sennheiser and Neumann wireless and wired equipment for nearly every aspect of the Goo Goo Dolls’ live set. Frontman Johnny Rzeznik sings into a Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter with a Neumann KK 104 S capsule, whereas bass player Robby Takac sings into a wired Sennheiser MD 431 II. Drummer Mike Malinin’s kit is a combination of Neumann and Sennheiser mics, including large-diaphragm TLM 103s for overheads and toms. The band’s impressive collection of basses and guitars run wireless on fourteen Sennheiser ew 572 G3 channels. Finally, with not a stage wedge to be seen, the whole band, along with several techs, use Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G3 wireless personal monitors to inspire performances worthy of the Goo Goo Dolls’ now legendary status.
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Buy a Bock 151 and Get $300

bock_151.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2010: For a limited time (July 1 through August 31, 2010) all purchases of BOCK 151 large-diaphragm vocal condensers made from authorized U.S. dealers are eligible for a $300 rebate from TransAudio Group, BOCK Audio’s worldwide distributor. There has never been a better time to add the lush vocal capture of the BOCK 151 to your sonic repertoire. TransAudio’s substantial, limited-time rebate is an opportunity to be seized!

Built in the sonic image of the BOCK 251, the BOCK 151 uses a handmade German capsule, a hand-wound vintage-style transformer, a NOS tube, and a handmade power supply. It includes a brite/normal switch for added versatility. Most importantly, the BOCK 151 delivers that indescribable sound of the truly great vocal mics at a fraction of the cost. What was already one of the greatest values in high-end vocal mics is even better with this rebate! more

Omnia Audio President and Founder Frank Foti Hits the Road

~ Industry Leader Discusses New Technologies for Cleaner Sounding Radio ~

Frank Foti President and Founder of Omnia AudioCleveland, OH ― Omnia Audio president and founder Frank Foti is taking his wealth of knowledge on the road with several presentations and papers in the second half of 2010. Foti will talk about the Omnia team’s design philosophy incorporated in the recently announced Omnia.11, as well as sharing his decades of experience as one of the industry pioneers in creating compelling sounding radio.

“Processing for radio has been my passion since my days as chief at New York’s groundbreaking Z-100,� says Frank Foti. “I look forward to talking about our work to improve the sound of radio without sacrificing loudness, and showing off the new Omnia.11 FM.� more

Attend The Glastonbury Festival, Avoid the Mud

If you’re not one of the 177,000 music fans planning to camp out at Worthy Farm in Pilton, England for the renowned Glastonbury Festival this weekend, you can still hear all the great music. RadioTime has created a Glastonbury Festival channel, featuring the festival’s official radio station Worthy FM 87.7 in Pilton, as well as streams from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 all weekend. Listen to the music at home, or on your mobile phone using one of RadioTime’s multiple smart phone apps for the iPhone, Android, Palm and Blackberry.

The line-up is incredible. Friday night, Gorillaz headlines with special guest Lou Reed. Muse tops the bill on Saturday night, and rumors are flying of a special guest — names include Jimmy Page, Brian May and The Edge. Sunday night the legendary Stevie Wonder headlines.

Here’s the direct link to The Glastonbury Festival channel on RadioTime.com:

The Recording Academy Texa Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing Host P&E Wing Retreat at Rock

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 24, 2010) — On Saturday, June 19, 2010, The Recording Academy® Texas Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® presented “P&E Wing Retreat at the Rock” at Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio in Wimberley, Texas.

Blue Rock, founded by songwriter/guitarist Billy Crockett and his wife Dodee, is a destination studio dedicated to audio excellence situated on 19 pristine acres in the Texas Hill Country outside of Austin. At “Retreat at the Rock,” 100 guests were treated to a full day of presentations by recording luminaries, professional development workshops, networking, and a special musical performance from GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster. Presenters included Steve Lamm, owner of Cryptic Globe Recording (CGR); legendary producer/engineer/designer George Massenburg; platinum producer/mixer Tim Palmer; Shadow Hills Industries president and founder Peter Reardon; and keynote speaker Rupert Neve, founder of Rupert Neve Designs Incorporated. more

Endless Analog Appoints Vintage King Audio as Exclusive U.S. Retailer for Clasp System

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— Company continues to expand and position itself for next phase of growth —

NASHVILLE, TN, June 23, 2010 — Nashville-based Endless Analog, the developers and manufacturers of the revolutionary CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, announces the appointment of Vintage King Audio as its exclusive U.S. retailer for its CLASP system. The announcement was made by company President Chris Estes and further underscores the company’s ongoing expansion and growth by teaming with Vintage King, a leading dealer of high-end new and vintage recording equipment. With the appointment of Vintage King, potential purchasers will have the ability to not only demo CLASP in Vintage King’s own facilities, but also at Vintage King’s partner showcase studios, Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles and Media Right Productions in New York City.

“The appointment of Vintage King Audio is part of a comprehensive business plan that positions the next stage of growth for Endless Analog,� stated Chris Estes. “Vintage King is the acknowledged leader in boutique and classic audio products, which makes them a perfect fit to carry CLASP. Their staff is exceptionally well-trained and uniquely qualified to offer Endless Analog’s product line, and their contacts and reputation in the industry are second to none. We look forward to working with Vintage King to spread the word about CLASP and analog/digital hybrid recording.� more

SADiE’s BB2 helps Hackney Podcast Take Sony Gold

SADiE’s innovative BB2 desktop audio editing system helped producer Francesca Panetta scoop this year’s Sony Gold Award for Best Internet Programme. Set up by herself and Felix Carey in 2008, the podcast seriously impressed the judges, who commented: “The Hackney Podcast is just the type of targeted and locally orientated content that sets podcasting apart from conventional radio broadcasting. Using first rate contributors the podcast examined how water fits into the lives of people in Hackney. The production quality is outstanding giving the whole listen a water-like lyricism that carries the listen through to its conclusion.�

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All of the award-winning series of Hackney podcasts have been edited on SADiE’s BB2, and are driven by the paradox that one of London’s historically most-deprived areas is now also one of its fastest-growing and most culturally diverse. It was this contrast that initially led Panetta to, as she puts it, “combine local politics, environmental issues and everyday lives with art, literature and music.â€? Her Hackney podcasts were designed from the outset to “provide a space with no rules, a platform to push the boundaries of traditional programme making,â€? she adds. The latest editions, Night and Water, the latter of which won the Sony Award, used sound design, environmental recordings, new music, poetry, readings and commentary to allow Hackney residents to hear their neighbourhood in a completely different way. more

API Delivers 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!

Legere has been working in the Toronto-area for nearly thirty years – almost as long as the API 512C has been in production. An accomplished guitar player, Legere has worked in the studio with famed producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan); both men grew up in Hamilton Ontario. Legere’s compositions and guitar work can be heard on the Speed Channel’s “Dream Car Garage” and “Chop Cut Rebuild.” more

Middle Atlantic Products Names Milsk Company Broadcast Rep Of The Year

bcast-rep-year.jpgLas Vegas, NV––Milsk Company was named Broadcast Sales Representative of the Year at Middle Atlantic Products sales meeting prior to InfoComm 2010.

Highlighted by the company’s impetus of “Investing In Innovation,� the meeting featured inspired speeches from company president Mike Baker and others.

In addition to Broadcast Rep of the Year, Milsk Company won the President’s Club Award for 2009 along with AV Marketing, Inc.

Asked about the award, Broadcast Sales Director Dave Amoscato said, “Milsk has a long history of dedication to Middle Atlantic Products. We appreciate their hard work in 2009 and look forward to an even more successful 2010.� more

AES Committee Co-chairs Steer 129th Convention Towards Bridge to Future

jim_mctigue-jpeg.jpgvalerietyler.jpgSAN FRANCISCO: Guiding the 129th AES Convention Committee on their journey to the “Bridge To The Future,” which will culminate at SF’s Moscone Center Nov. 4-7, are Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue. AES Executive Director Roger Furness considers these team leaders outstanding co-pilots for the upcoming event. “Both Valerie and Jim are long-term AES champions who have participated regularly in previous convention as well as local section events. We are fortunate to have the benefit of their creative, managerial and technical skills at the helm of this year’s Committee,” Furness comments.
Valerie Tyler has been active in the AES since 1993, and has served on seven convention committees in positions ranging from Convention Co-Chair to Workshops, Special Events, Tutorials & Master Classes Co-Chair. Ms Tyler studied music at UC Santa Cruz, the music/recording industry at San Francisco State University, and electronic music, digital audio, digital video, web design, and graphic design at College of San Mateo. She currently holds the position of Webmaster at College of San Mateo. She previously worked as an audio editor and as a freelance live sound engineer. more

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