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FOO FIGHTERS’ WASTING LIGHT RECORDED AND MIXED ENTIRELY ON AN API 1608

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – MAY 2011: Proof that analog audio is a powerful force in the digital age, the Foo Fighters’ recent analog effort, Wasting Light, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart last month. The album, which moved more than 235,000 copies in its first week, was recorded and mixed completely on a 32-channel API 1608 console in frontman Dave Grohl’s untreated garage and spare room. Although many consoles would have fit Grohl’s spacing and input requirements, the API 1608 and its sixteen-channel expander stood out as the perfect mix of uncompromising professionalism, flexible topology and functional size.

“The API sound is great for rock,” said Wasting Light producer Butch Vig. “It’s not subtle and it’s not soft. When you turn the gain up on an EQ, you can really hear it. It’s musical. We drove the 1608 more

STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO INSTALLS API VISION

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PITTSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 2011: Pittsboro, North Carolina-After several years of careful studio design and construction, Manifold Recording is the newest owner of a 64-channel API Vision console. The studio, which is situated on sixteen acres of trees, meadows, ponds and gardens, will “honor music and artistry” while using state-of-the-art technology to capture musical creations.

“API makes gear that makes people passionate about recording and producing music,” said Michael Tiemann, who co-owns Manifold Recording with his wife, Amy Tiemann. “There is an energy one feels when seeing their trademarked knobs and knowing their potential to deliver. API has never sacrificed quality in the pursuit of the latest fad or fashion, but rather they have built new products, like the Vision console, on the rock-solid foundation of proven designs.”

Construction of Manifold Recording began in early 2008, but renowned studio designer and acoustician Wes Lachot began working on more

METRIC HALO RECORDS GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS LIVE!METRIC HALO RECORDS GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS LIVE!

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – MAY 2011: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ self-titled album – their third studio release – debuted at #19 on the US Billboard Top 200 upon its release and set the band off on a string of sold-out shows and television appearances that show no sign of slowing, including recent performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Emmy-nominated music show Live from The Artists Den. The band’s brand of rock gives listeners plenty to hook into, and the live show amplifies that effect by the fiery charisma of lead singer Potter at her vintage Hammond B3 and her band of talented players. The group is currently packing theaters across the U.S., and it is easy to extrapolate that the next go-around will require much larger venues. Front-of-house engineer Sam Leonard, who frequently also handles every other aspect of the band’s technical underbelly with more

TEXAS STUDIO INSTALLS NEW 1608

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – APRIL 2011: Established in 1998, The Bubble recording studio has recently joined the ranks of API 1608 owners across the world. Their new 16-channel 1608 analog console is in good company. The Texas studio already owned an array of API equipment, including a 3124+, four 550b discrete 4-band EQs and two 560 graphic EQs.

“We have been using API gear for a long time,” said Alex Lyon, co-owner and co-engineer of The Bubble, “so we knew the sound and build quality were things we liked. We had never heard or seen a 1608, but just knowing it was an API was enough to sell us.”

The Bubble, which has recorded artists such as Jet, the Dandy Warhols, and Fastball, was acoustically designed by Mark Genfan at Acoustic Spaces to provide superior sound. According to Lyon, the studio’s new console is fitting right in with The more

API SENDS 1608 TO BANGKOK’S ICONIC CLUBBING STUDIO

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BANGKOK, THAILAND – MAY 2011: Professional recording equipment manufacturer API recently shipped one of its world-renowned 1608 analog consoles to ICONIC Clubbing Studio, a premier recording facility in Bangkok. The 1608′s new, international home is a great representation of API’s ever-increasing presence and popularity in Asia.

“API remains committed to supporting artists, studios, engineers and producers in Thailand, as well as those in India, Taiwan and the rest of the Asia Pacific region,” said Dan Zimbelman, director of sales at API. “With the 1608′s placing in ICONIC Clubbing Studio, more engineers and musicians will be able to experience the analog warmth of API’s discrete audio signal path first-hand.”

ICONIC Clubbing Studio functions under the unique business plan dubbed, “Music Modeling,” which offers clients “a bridge to a major record label” in providing services, such as photography, that are atypical of most recording studios. Additionally, ICONIC Clubbing Studio features more

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DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS DONATED TO THE RESCUE

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – MAY 2011: The division of the Nashville Rescue Mission that serves men has been operating since 1954 and currently resides in the old Sears building, near the heart of Music City. Its 400-seat chapel is the spiritual gateway to the free services within, which include food, shelter, medical care and counseling. In order to secure a bed at the Mission, the homeless must simply attend a service. That commitment to spiritual enlightenment makes the Nashville Rescue Mission one of the busiest churches in the country, with a service offered 364 nights a year (only Super Bowl Sunday gets a rest!). Scott Oliver, a volunteer musician at the Mission and professional sound system designer and integrator at Nashville’s Pro Audio Solutions, recently turned the chapel’s tired, anemic old sound system into what many are proclaiming to be one of the best sounding rooms in Nashville with the help more

CHANNELSTRIP: 13 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL ROCKIN’

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – MAY 2011: Metric Halo is happy to announce a special celebration of the 13th anniversary of its ChannelStrip plug-in by offering a 50% discount on new purchases of the GarageBand, Native, and TDM versions of the plug-in until June 20, 2011.

ChannelStrip was the first console-style channel strip plug-in launched on the market, combining gate, compressor and EQ modules in one efficient package. It was also the first to offer double-precision operation for the highest quality audio. With over one hundred presets, ChannelStrip allows the user to quickly hone in on the sound they’re looking for.

For thirteen years, top engineers have been using ChannelStrip to quickly and easily deliver the results their clients demand. Regardless of the genre, they all feel the same way about ChannelStrip.

According to Jack Hale, (Johnny Cash, Seals more

BOB KATZ TO PRESENT A FULL-DAY MASTERING SEMINAR IN ROME

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA: With an impressive collection of tools and techniques and an unflagging enthusiasm for great audio, Bob Katz is something of an audio sorcerer. He knows the incantations that can bring a mix back from the dead to not just walk, but to breathe and dance and dream. In a career that is now in its fourth decade, Katz has mastered multiple Grammy-winning albums and authored the authoritative text, Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science. On June 8th, Katz will present a full-day seminar, Bob Till You Drop, in Rome, that will greatly raise the perceptions and increase the skill sets of participants.

The event will take place at Auditorium Della Discoteca Di Stato one day before TC Electronic will hold a two-day mastering seminar in the same space that will feature Katz, George Massenburg, and other mastering luminaries as keynote speakers. The cost of Katz’s more

SYMNET 8X8 DSP AWARDED MASTERPIECE STATUS AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN ZAGREB

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ZAGREB, CROATIA – APRIL 2011: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb – Croatia’s largest city and its capital – recently moved to a new Igor Franic-designed building that took six years to complete. Well worth the wait, the new MCA is a marvel to experience, from the gigantic LED display that covers its western facade, to the open and airy exhibition spaces, and to the amenities, which include a library, a multimedia hall, a bookstore, a cafe, and a restaurant. The total floor space is 161,000 square feet, of which a third is devoted to exhibition space. Local A/V designer and integrator JSN Comon delivered a sophisticated, but easy-to-use sound reinforcement system that centers on SymNet open-architecture digital signal processing.

Maroje Sardelich, sound engineer with JSN Comon, oversaw the design and installation of the comprehensive system, which provides sound reinforcement more

TEXAS STUDIO INSTALLS NEW 1608

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – APRIL 2011: Established in 1998, The Bubble recording studio has recently joined the ranks of API 1608 owners across the world. Their new 16-channel 1608 analog console is in good company. The Texas studio already owned an array of API equipment, including a 3124+, four 550b discrete 4-band EQs and two 560 graphic EQs.

“We have been using API gear for a long time,” said Alex Lyon, co-owner and co-engineer of The Bubble, “so we knew the sound and build quality were things we liked. We had never heard or seen a 1608, but just knowing it was an API was enough to sell us.”

The Bubble, which has recorded artists such as Jet, the Dandy Warhols, and Fastball, was acoustically designed by Mark Genfan at Acoustic Spaces to provide superior sound. According to Lyon, the studio’s more

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