Top Mixers Chuck Ainlay, Chris Lord-Alge and Tony Maserati Share Their Personal Approaches to Mixing at GRAMMY SoundTablesÂ® Event Moderated by Nile Rodgers at AES
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 27, 2009) â€” A full program of events, seminars and workshops captivated audiences at the 127th AES Convention in New York City, with no event more packed than the 21st Annual GRAMMY SoundTablesÂ®: “MWA! â€“ Mixing with Attitude.” The Recording AcademyÂ® Producers & Engineers WingÂ® brought together GRAMMYÂ®-winning mixers Chuck Ainlay (Nashville), Chris Lord-Alge (L.A.) and Tony Maserati (NYC) on stage to discuss their mixing approach, with songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers as moderator. The conversation flowed from the mixers’ technical preferences to workflow to creative ownership, segueing into a listening session, with behind-the-scenes details provided by each mixer on a choice track.. Hit songs by Lee Ann Womack (“Solitary Thinking,” mixed by Ainlay), Green Day (“East Jesus Nowhere,” mixed by Lord-Alge) and Keri Hilson featuring Akon (“Change Me,” mixed by Maserati) showcased recent work by each mixer. The session ran from 2:30 p.m. â€“ 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, and offered priceless mixing tips and tricks spanning musical genres, workflow styles and the current related technical and industry challenges. more…
Attendees and Exhibitors Look Forward To 129th In San Francisco
NEW YORK: If positive signs signal a welcome shift in uncertain times, the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention may represent a harbinger to the return of a healthy, optimistic pro audio industry. AES Executive Director Roger Furness, Committee Chair Agnieszka Roginska, outgoing president Jim Anderson and the entire Committee cadre, report high marks from the 321 exhibitors and 18,162 attendees alike. more…
Wildomar, Calif. – (October 13, 2009) â€“ Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, is proud to announce the release of its flagship HFI Series headphone â€“ the HFI-2400. With the debut of the HFI-2400, Ultrasone has designed an eye-catching black and silver, open-backed headphone that satisfies the highest of listening demands.
The HFI-2400s are the flagship headphones in Ultrasoneâ€™s famed HFI Series. Distinguished by its airy tone and its modern and elegant design, the HFI-2200s 40mm gold-plated driver provides the finest of three-dimensional sound thanks to Ultrasoneâ€™s patented S-Logicâ„¢ technology. The HFI-2400 comes outfitted with MU Metal shielding, similar to all other Ultrasone headphones, which reduces the amount of magnetic radiation emitted from standard headphones, up to 98%. more…
Worldâ€™s most innovatively designed and fully configurable digital DJ controller now available for pre-sale
Espoo, Finland – (October 13, 2009) â€“ EKS, creators of the worldâ€™s most innovative and fully configurable DJ controllers, is proud to announce that Otus is now available for pre-order from the following musical instrument e-tailers for $799:
DJ Deals www.djdeals.com
Florida Music Company www.floridamusicco.com
Pro Sound & Stage Lighting www.pssl.com
Same Day Music www.samedaymusic.com
ZZounds www.zzounds.com more…
CAPER 2009 SHOW PREVIEW
NETIA Solutions at the VIDITEC Booth G-10 more…
OXFORD, UK: Sonnox Ltd. is introducing a revolutionary suite of audio restoration plug-ins at their 127th AES Convention Booth #126, at NY’s Javits Center October 9-12. Sonnox Restore is a suite of three innovative plug-ins: Oxford DeBuzzer, Oxford DeClicker and Oxford DeNoiser, designed to accurately restore impaired audio recordings.
Developed over an exhaustive 18-month R&D program, the Sonnox Restore suite represents a quantum leap beyond previous restoration plug-in technology. Its advanced algorithms allow fast and extremely effective removal of pops, clicks, crackles, scratches, hum, buzzes and extraneous background noise from virtually any recording. more…
RadioTime.com today released its Top 19 Country Music Stations rankings, a list of the most popular country music stations among RadioTime.com users.
Stations from all across the country are represented, as well as two Internet-only stations. Although many markets do not offer classic country and bluegrass formats, they are well-represented on the list as users search the RadioTime guide for their favorite music.
The list is below, and for more information visit: http://inside.radiotime.com
Multi-Grammy Winner’s Topic: Technology & Music Meet Again
NEW YORK: Multi-Grammy Award winning producer Phil Ramone will deliver The Richard C. Heyser Lecture at the 127th AES Convention on Sunday, October 11, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm at the Special Events Hall in NY’s Javits Convention Center.
Entitled “Technology and Music Meet Again,” Ramone’s presentation will focus on the continuing partnership that technology and music have enjoyed throughout the years. In reviewing the evolution of the recording industry Ramone will illustrate how technological innovations have revolutionized the musical experience for the fan, and the production process for the producer, engineer and artist. Ramone will also address the issue of how the exponential pace of technology has lead to the industry’s current state of chaos. more…
Leading headphone manufacturer to provide enhanced dealer support with in-store listening stations
Wildomar, Calif. – (October 6, 2009) â€“ Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, announces the debut of headphone listening stations for its network of dealers. Driven by Ultrasoneâ€™s commitment to support its retail partners, these new listening stations are intended to assist in the customerâ€™s purchasing decision and ultimately increase retailer sales.
Designed to be displayed on either a store shelf or table top, the listening station can accommodate up to four Ultrasone headphones. Each listening station is equipped with a Presonis headphone amplifier and a MP3 player that is pre-loaded with a selection of CD quality tracks. The headphones rest on frosted black, acrylic tubes which are backlit and feature the Ultrasone logo. Adjacent to the headphones are complete headphone specs and insert holders to display point of purchase materials. more…
BOWIE, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 2009: Prodigy Engineering has developed the first-ever, remote-controllable, microphone preamplifier for the API 500 Series format, called Bella.
Bella features relay stepped gain from 18 to 69dB in 1dB increments, switchable high-pass filter (-3dB @78Hz), phantom power (48V), polarity inversion (0/180Ëš), attenuation pad (-22dB), and mute functionality. Additionally, Bella can be remote controlled from professional standard Digital Audio Workstations like Apple’s Logic(r) software and Digidesign Pro Tools(r) | HD systems, as well as ICON(r) control surfaces.
Bella will be on display at the Prodigy Engineering booth #642 at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, from October 9-12, 2009.
ABOUT PRODIGY ENGINEERING Headquartered in Bowie, Maryland, USA, Prodigy Engineering is a leading electronics design firm specializing in the development and manufacture of innovative audio signal processors. For more information, visit the Prodigy Engineering website at: www.prodigy-eng.com