On Saturday, Sept. 8, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, in association with the Producers & Engineers Wing®, held GRAMMY® GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Pro at the W Hotel in the stylish Buckhead district of Atlanta. Nearly 300 musicians, students, producers, engineers and other music industry professionals assembled to attend multiple educational sessions which covered topics such as basic entertainment law and vocal health, as well as, for students, an introduction to GRAMMY U, internships, networking, and more.
Greenhill School, founded in 1950 and whose 14 buildings are situated on 75 acres in Addison, Texas, places a good deal of emphasis on both athletics and civics, so a scheduled memorial ceremony for the anniversary of 9/11 was important to students, teachers and parents. However, the sound system in the school’s gymnasium wasn’t up to the task anymore. But Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, was able to fix that, and quickly, too. Once GC Pro’s team had evaluated the situation, made their recommendations and bid, and brought in a member of their GC Pro Affiliate Services Program as the systems integrator, the new sound system was put up and in place within a single day, ready for the observance ceremony. Integrator Trinity Group International installed a GC Pro-provided QSC WideLine line array sound system consisting of two hangs each with subs attached below.
Broadcast live on CBS, the 66th Annual Tony Awards broadcast was remarkable for its flawless delivery of live performances, with virtually every stage microphone at New York’s famed Beacon Theatre a Shure wireless microphone. Firehouse Productions of Red Hook, NY, provided the backline equipment and expertise.
“The fact is, there was only one hardwired microphone on stage that night,” confirms Vinny Siniscal of Firehouse, RF coordinator for the event. “Every wireless microphone in the Beacon Theatre that night was a Shure, either Axient™ or UHF-R. When you’re managing upwards of 150 wireless channels in New York City, you need equipment you can rely on. That’s why I recommended that we go with a single manufacturer. We went with Shure because that is my preference in a crowded RF environment like Manhattan. I know that once they are properly set up, the Shure mics are going to be solid, so I can spend the rest of my time dealing with other issues.” Continue reading
Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system was selected by promoters, Cato Music, to manage FOH and monitors on the British Music Embassy stage at this year’s iconic SXSW festival in Austin TX, USA. Showcasing the UK’s brightest new bands and artists, the British Music Embassy was exclusively based at downtown Austin’s Latitude 30 club, where an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface was installed at FOH, digitally split using a Dante networking card to a duplicate iDR-48/T112 for monitors.
Ableton, in conjunction with Soniccouture, presents Electric Pianos, a software instrument consisting of two carefully sampled classic electric pianos – the Rhodes Stage 73 and the Wurlitzer 200A. The nuanced sound and dynamics of these legendary keyboards have been expertly captured by Soniccouture, with every key – and its release – recorded at many velocity levels using vintage equipment. 70 Instrument presets – tailored for perfect integration within Ableton Live – provide the characteristic sounds that made these electric pianos famous. Controls for effects, dynamics and EQ let users dial in just the right tone for their own music.
Find out more: www.ableton.com/library/electric-pianos
IK Multimedia is proud to announce we have extended our SampleTank for iOS special sale until May 31st, 2012. If you have not downloaded the pro-quality sound and groove workstation for your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad now is your chance. Get SampleTank for iOS for only $9.99/ €7.99 (normally $19.99/ €15.99) on the App Store, and the All Sounds pack, which includes an additional 400 sounds, for only $19.99/ €15.99 (normally $39.99/ €31.99) through in-app purchase. If you are looking to add more sounds to you existing SampleTank Free app you can get 50% off the Upgrade to SampleTank and the All Sounds pack through in-app purchase as well.
You can play SampleTank instruments on stage with the iRig MIDI interface and a keyboard or pad controller just as you would with a regular sound or synthesizer module, or you can use the built-in tools to create inspiring, professional-sounding music on the go.
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IK Multimedia‘s iKlip Studio, the studio desktop stand, is the perfect accessory for the iPad and your favorite apps. We will be featuring different apps that work perfect with iKlip Studio each week, and the featured iKlip App of the Week is iXimix’s Live Remote.
LiveRemote is a dedicated iOS control surface for Ableton Live 8 presenting a totally integrated remote solution for Ableton users. LiveRemote connects to Ableton via CoreMidi networking technology with incredibly low latency of between 1-3ms. IK’s iKlip Studio is the perfect companion to LiveRemote. You can position your iPad at the perfect angle to control your session from your studio desk, or anywhere around your room.
Learn more about the iKlip App of the Week: LiveRemote, and check out other featured apps!