Soundtrack Loops announces Stacey Blades Pro Rock Guitar Sessions Royalty Free Audio Stems. Stacey Blades Pro Rock Guitar Sessions is a well-rounded royalty free set of multi-purpose Rock guitar performances for your studio. It places the sounds of the pros right at your finger tips. Perfect – whether you’re looking for inspiration or want to drop a wicked solo into the mix. Stacked with mostly electric guitars, this library rips, but it also includes a few acoustic guitar sets for your more vulnerable productions. Drop any stem into your mix as a whole or slice it into bits and create something new.
360 Media, a full-service, multi-room facility covering music, mastering and film projects in Beirut, Lebanon, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 Hybrid Console/Controller in Studio A to attract high-level clients to the facility. Solid State Logic AWS 948 gives 360 Media up to 48 channels of mix capability, SSL’s signature SuperAnalogue™ mic pres, eq and mix bus, combined with a sophisticated, integrated DAW controller. With the AWS in place, 360 Media has expanded its business horizons to include audio for film and video.
“We wanted to launch a studio where the client can come in and have access to equipment at the same level as studios in Europe and the United States,” says Jad Abouzeid, co-owner/producer for 360 Media. “With the growing film industry in the Middle East, it was essential to have equipment that could deliver the quality necessary for the international market. In choosing a console, the AWS 948 was the only option as it gives us the sound quality, flexibility and name recognition necessary to help increase our business options. As a lot of the local film projects are being shown in places like the Cannes International Film Festival, we wanted to be the first with the most in our region and the AWS has really put us on the map with our new setup.”
In the weeks leading up to the opening of the Cedar Street Courtyard music venue in Austin, Texas, America’s live music capital, the venue was already drawing noise concerns. Due to its close proximity to residences and other establishments, Cedar Street Courtyard was looking to minimize its contribution to the noise pollution problem, and RoomMatch loudspeakers and PowerMatch amplifiers from Bose Professional Systems Division were able to solve these issues by controlling the sound with extraordinary precision. Nashville-based consultant Steve Durr was called in to recommend a sound system whose sonic quality would keep it competitive with the city’s many other music venues, while at the same time keeping the sound highly controlled and away from reflective surfaces, and keeping the energy channeled within the venue and away from neighboring residences.
IOSONO and Deutsche Telekom AG, Europe’s largest telecommunication company, have signed a patent license agreement for 3D audio technologies. The licensing deal grants IOSONO the use of 3D audio patents developed by Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs), the company’s central research and development unit.
“IOSONO is a technology leader in 3D audio. We’re proud to have them as our licensee for the Deutsche Telekom audio patents and look forward to seeing new audio solutions being developed,” comments Tim Alexander Oelmann, Senior IPR Manager at Deutsche Telekom AG. IOSONO has a strong experience in 3D audio research, holding numerous own patents. The company is also an exclusive licensee of patented spatial audio technologies by German research institution Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technologies. With the new agreement, IOSONO is further strengthening its IP portfolio in the areas of audio technology and communications.
It all began in early 1980′s when two electronic musical instruments pioneers, Dave Smith and Ikutaro Kakehashi shared a vision of synthesizers with different manufactures communicating with each other and connecting to computers with one simple interface. Along with other manufactures, in Japan and in the United States they collaborated to develop the Musical Instrument Digital Interface specification or MIDI for short. The first two products equipped with MIDI technology was Prophet 600 and Jupiter-6 from Roland which was presented at the Winter Namm Show from January 1983.
This is a chance for Monotron users to compete for prizes by submitting a video or audio clip of themselves making sounds with their Korg Monotron or Monotribe.
Shure Incorporated unveil an innovative new shock mount for its KSM353 ribbon microphone that uses advanced materials and design to deliver excellent isolation with a refreshing dose of style that was shown at the recent Audio Engineering Society conference in New York.
After more than 18 months in development, the mount had to provide exceptional isolation, securely mate to the microphone, and complement the simple metallic styling of the KSM353 ribbon microphone. The KSM353’s 1.5-pound weight and lack of a secure attachment point posed distinct challenges to achieving these goals.
“Shock mounting a heavy microphone is a delicate balancing act,” said Chad Wiggins, Director of Wired Microphones at Shure. “If the support straps are too compliant, the mount is floppy and bottoms out. If they’re too tight, the mount won’t isolate well. And, for a ribbon microphone, you want the movement of the mount to be perpendicular to the movement of the ribbon, which complicates the design.”
Pioneering Drum ‘n Bass DJ, Andy C, is currently on tour in the UK with a new ground-breaking, state of the art show, based around the Allen & Heath Xone:DB4 digital FX mixer. The concept of the ALIVE tour is to take DJ’ing to a new dimension, incorporating visual and audio clips, which are controlled by the latest technology.
Following launching the M-Waves option module for the iLive digital mixing system at PLASA, Allen & Heath together with Waves are staging interactive online seminars in order to provide information and technical understanding for the card and the Waves SoundGrid protocol in general. The sessions will be held on Thursday 1st December 2011 and are [...]
EAW announces the passing of Moray McMillin, a concert touring veteran and EAW Application Support Group Representative for the EMEA region. He passed away at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. McMillin was a strong presence in touring sound for several decades, and he flourished in his subsequent role at EAW. He is sorely missed by the EAW family and the professional audio industry as a whole.