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CAN YOU HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO? SOUNDCAKE DOES WITH BOTH THE BOCK 195 FET MICROPHONE AND PASSIVE ATC SCM20SL MONITORS

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: For some twenty years, composer, musician, and sound engineer Brando Triantafillou has been writing, performing, and recording music for advertisements, film, and rising stars in the music industry. His clients include Verizon, Adidas, Nike, McDonalds, Sony, and the U.S. Army, among many, many others. Triantafillou’s production company and well-appointed project studio in Chicago both fall under the oddly delicious name of Soundcake, where two recent additions have found a comfortable home. A new BOCK 195 large-diaphragm FET microphone jumped to the front line amid an enviable collection of other A-list condensers, and a new pair of ATC SCM20SL passive near-field monitors are revealing Triantafillou’s recordings and mixes with “brutal honesty,” leading to finished projects that translate anywhere and everywhere. more

METRIC HALO: THE PLUG-IN HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK: The proverb states that nothing succeeds like success, and prolific mix engineer Serban Ghenea is living proof of its truth. After some years sharpening his musical intuition as a player in the jazz, funk and R&B worlds, Ghenea discovered he had a natural aptitude for creating compelling mixes. Over fifteen years, he has developed that aptitude into a flawless genius that has the music industry’s A-list artists lined up at the door to work with him. In the last two years alone, Ghenea has mixed over twenty number one songs for artists such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and Kelly Clarkson. Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in is Ghenea’s go-to solution for all equalization and dynamics adjustments. And every mix that has left his studio in the last six years, chart-topping or otherwise, has benefitted from multiple instances of ChannelStrip. more

PORTABLE METRIC HALO ULN-8 A GODSEND FOR “OUTSTANDING MUSIC FOR OUTSTANDING CAUSES”

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 2010: Under the banner, “Outstanding Music for Outstanding Causes,” and the leadership of Michael Alexander Young, the Charities Philharmonia gets together twice a year to deliver creative and energetic concerts. All proceeds from the events go to benefit worthwhile causes and organizations. In recent years, Andrew Levine has had the opportunity to record the concerts, which almost always take place at St. John’s, Smith Square, in central London, a building erected in 1728 in the English Baroque-style. Its acoustics are stunning, and Levine has captured impressive stereo and surround recordings with minimal setup times using a Metric Halo ULN-8 mic-pre & interface with a Metric Halo MIO virtual mixer. The most recent recording took place at the end of May, with the ensemble performing Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. more

API ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – JULY 2010: API is pleased to announce the six winners of this year’s Visionary Scholarship, which is designed to foster creativity and excellence for the pro audio industry’s next generation of sound engineers. The scholarship is available to students enrolled at universities and schools that prominently feature the API Vision stereo/surround analog console, the Legacy Plus console or the 1608 console as a cornerstone of their students’ education. more

Innovason Eclipses Toronto Jazz Festival

torontojazz_innovason.JPGToronto, Canada, July 2010: Now in its 23rd year, the Toronto Jazz Festival has grown from an ambitious upstart to become one of the world’s premier jazz events, attracting some 500,000 visitors annually for ten days of music that features jazz legends and newcomers, and even well-known musicians of other jazz-inspired genres. This year’s festival brought Maceo Parker, Herbie Hancock, and Harry Connick, more

The Toronto Jazz Festival Main Stage Grooves with Sennheiser, Neumann and L-ACOUSTICS

saxophone.JPGToronto, Canada, July 2010: The Toronto Jazz Festival takes place every year during the ten days that bridge the springtime memories of June and the hot summer reality of July. A tremendous number of artists participate, performing in venues located throughout the Canadian metropolis to some 500,000 attendees from around the world. more

Dante Virtual Soundcard Available On-line

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Portland, OR- July 27, 2010- Audinate announced today that its innovative Dante Virtual Soundcard is now available to purchase on-line. Dante Virtual Soundcard acts like a physical sound card or audio interface, including the ability to play and record audio using any Windows audio application with standard ASIO multichannel audio support, or any Core Audio Mac application. This includes popular applications such as Cubase, Nuendo and Logic, and additionally for Mac, more general audio applications such as iTunes. more

METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 DELIVERS STUDIO SOUND FOR TV LOCATION SOUND MIXER GRAHAM GARDNER

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2010: For nearly a decade, Graham Gardner has been dutifully recording the on-location and on-set sound for both reality-based and scripted television shows in and around New York City. The business is fast-paced, and success is frequently measured not by the captured nuance of a subtle reverb tail, but by the reliable capture of intelligible spoken word. In reality-based work especially, there is no tolerance for a sound mixer’s request to “do that again!” But unlike many of his colleagues, Gardner has not abandoned the simple satisfaction of a sound well-recorded and, somewhat surprisingly, his clients are noticing the difference. Apart from technique, Gardner delivers a superior product with Metric Halo’s FireWire ULN-8 audio interface, which provides studio-grade mic preamps and AD/DA conversion, along with the DSP muscle to process and mix with efficiency and sonority. more

API 1608 GIVES LEGENDARY COUNTRY PRODUCER PAUL WORLEY HIS ANALOG “GOOSH”

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Paul Worley has enjoyed a storybook career. Starting out as the proverbial studio gofer, making coffee, sweeping debris, and hoping for a big break, Worley advanced in small measure by serendipity and, in large measure, by his obvious talents, both musical and social. He went on to become a session guitarist, a vice president at Sony BMG, chief creative officer at Warner Bros. Records, and, perhaps most famously, the coveted producer of several legendary country music albums. Indeed, Worley has worked with Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum, and Martina McBride, and has earned two Grammys for his production on the Dixie Chicks’ Wide Open Spaces and Fly. more

GODFATHER OF HOUSE MUSIC MARSHALL JEFFERSON SPINS ON A METRIC HALO ULN-8

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Marshall Jefferson is an epic figure in the house music movement, having helped found the genre in Chicago in the mid-1980s. In fact, his “Move Your Body” is just as well known by its adopted title, “The House Music Anthem.” Other enduring hits include “7 Ways To Jack” and “Open Our Eyes.” Apart from his own work, Jefferson’s presence runs deep in the House, Acid House, and Deep House movements through his collaborations, productions and remixes. Now splitting his base between Chicago and the UK, Jefferson travels the world on a near-weekly basis for DJ engagements. He always brings (just) his laptop and his Metric Halo ULN-8 preamp/interface/DSP, which he uses both for the show and to make good on a backlog of remix requests back at the hotel. more

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