By Clive Young.
Every month we collect up the previous month’s ‘tweets’ from the Pro Sound News Twitter feed for some easy, amusing reading. This installment, covering November, 2010, finds us heading off to the AES Convention in San Francisco, starting to look ahead to NAMM in January, and even spotting a few holiday items for the Sound Scrooge on your list (for a much better selection, try our annual What To Get A Live Sound Guy for the Holidays, 2010 Edition). Most of our tweets are our daily headlines on this website, but this list collects everything else we posted. The best way to enjoy our Twitter feed, however, is to follow us at www.twitter.com/prosoundnews.
Dead spin: Panasonic discontinues Technics analog turntables – The Tokyo Reporterhttp://bit.ly/8XzqSf #proaudio -Clive
Seen the Benchmark ‘Masters From Their Day’ video series on http://www.prosoundnews.com yet? Latest episode features The Library Is On Fire!
Wired slams bad sound coverage at Stewart/Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear: http://bit.ly/aaOzF9 #ProAudio -Clive
Hoping to catch the SF Giants’ victory parade while attending #AESSF ? Better travel early–it will be held Wednesday. -Clive
Going to the AES Convention? Can’t make it? Either way, follow us for breaking #AESSF news and visit http://www.prosoundnews.com too!
Today’s the opening day of #AESSF and there’s lots going on–Bob Margouleff’s keynote, papers, workshops, tech tours and more.
Margouleff’s keynote at #AES was great–after Stevie Wonder anecdotes, discussed recording’s future and how it’s affected by consumer tech.
#AES Keynote Margouleff predicts “There’ll be a convergence of convenience and high resolution, with more people able to access quality…
“The question becomes, ‘How do we bring that great experience to the masses?’ Certainly not by catering to the lowest end…
“…and outputting source materials that only live up to those low expectations.
“This is a top-down industry, not a bottom-up one; we must continue creating high-quality content…
“…offered through high-quality delivery formats before everyone loses.
“The convenience trend has the potential to promote a downward spiral if you let it–but we’re not going to let it, are we?”
At the Avid #AES press conference, waiting for it to start. Here we go…
Paul Foeckler, VP of creative pro products, speaking, relating history of Digidesign, rebranding to Avid and more http://twitpic.com/33xjer
2010 Pro Tools history–8.0.4 in summer, then HD series. MBox family. ProTools HD Native now shipping aaaaaaand…
Pro Tools 9 http://twitpic.com/33xknf
We’ll have a full story on www.prosoundnews.com going live at the top of the hour.
Pro Tools 9 available today in 35 minutes at their website.
All the info on Pro Tools 9: http://www.prosoundnews.com/article/32740
NYU names Swizz Beatz its producer-in-residence – Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/9mDlmB That’s cool! #ProAudio -Clive
At #AES: Neumann debuted its new KH 120 studio monitors, marking its first foray in that market since rebranding Klein & Hummel #ProAudio
At #AES: http://www.MixSensei.com debuted with a press conference. Its mastermind, Dave Isaac, is a personable, enthusiastic guy. #ProAudio
At #AES: Beyerdynamic has debuted a new ribbon live vocal mic (really); they say it’s durable enough to survive the road. #ProAudio
At #AES: Other name folks onhand today: Alan Parsons, Al Schmitt, Robert Scovill, to namedrop a few. #ProAudio
Last night’s Heyser Lecture with legendary #StarWars sound designer Ben Burtt was great! #ProAudio #AES -Clive http://twitpic.com/34i2ld
At #AES: JBL Pro’s MSC1 Control Center has brand-new Mac software, available end of Nov at their website.
At #AES: Hal Leonard raffled off signed copies of Quincy Jones’ new book on producing. http://twitpic.com/34in50
At #AES: Outside the convention. These guys don’t need loudspeakers! http://twitpic.com/34l8lc
Last day of #AES in San Francisco. Don’t let the rain keep you from checking it out–lots of cool stuff to see, hear and learn! #ProAudio
At #AES: Spotted David Morgan, FOH engineer for James Taylor / Carole King tour, checking out the show floor
Legendary TSOP producers Gamble and Huff to have a street named after them – Gamble + Huff Walk . Ceremony’s Wed. at Noon on S. Broad St.
Why MTV Is Bringing Back Music Videos — New York Magazinehttp://bit.ly/c7x02J
Latin music producer loses $20 million on computer virus scam – Wired.comhttp://bit.ly/bMfoG7 -Clive
This is awesome: Nashville Musician Shingles His Roof With Records – http://bit.ly/aoQzsg New life for your Aldo Nova LPs. -Clive
New sound system in arts center causes controversy – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.comhttp://bit.ly/bVEaXB #ProAudio -Clive
NAMM to Offer Educational Pro Audio Programs at the H.O.T. Zone During the 2011 NAMM Show http://bit.ly/b8Ml30 -Clive
Nothing to do this weekend? Build this: Low-cost Spherical Speaker Array http://bit.ly/aM8HWN
A history of Ticketmaster — and how no one can take it down – Wiredhttp://bit.ly/cKXgZH -Clive
A hologram live in concert – CNET Newshttp://bit.ly/aXFvTo On the upside, even virtual performers still need real roadies. -Clive
Missed out on AES? Check out our 30+ videos of everything new at the show! http://bit.ly/blffDE #ProAudio #Recording -Clive
NYC’s Avatar Recording Studios will appear in tomorrow night’s episode of The Good Wife -Clive
Metric Halo releases free upgrade (v 5.4) for MIO Console Software – www.mhlabs.com #ProAudio -Clive
@KeithUrban will play a free 1/2hr. solo set at NYC’s Penn Station at 10AM TODAY on the Amtrak level -Clive
Keith Urban at Penn Station http://twitpic.com/37dvny
The BoomCase – http://bit.ly/9msGTj not very hi-fi, I’m sure, but cool to look at. -Clive
Who says packaged media is dead? (Avatar mosaic made with 4,000 Blu-ray discs) http://bit.ly/aLUQM0 -Clive
Cake built its own solar-powered studio to record its new album – http://yhoo.it/92gtIa -Clive
Live foley is the new fashion for Chicago theatrical shows – chicagotribune.comhttp://bit.ly/aOONRp #ProAudio #Theatre -Clive
Forget how to coil an XLR cable cleanly? Here’s a nice video at Dakota State’s Audio Production Blog http://bit.ly/cokmMQ #ProAudio -Clive
Soundproof keyboard cover: Questionable usability but interesting possibility for recording situations http://me.lt/2jR6 #ProAudio -Clive
Quincy Jones disses new Michael Jackson outtakes album http://yhoo.it/cpAWHQ -Clive
The 10 Best New Music Venues of the 21st Century – Flavorwirehttp://bit.ly/bgoyBv -Clive
Yamaha’s new deal: Buy a M7CL, get a free iPad. Odd caveat: You must be 18. Guess your folks’ll kill you for buying a desk to get an iPad! www.yamahaca.com
Author J.W. Rinzler interview on The Sounds of Star Wars book: http://bit.ly/ganMfN #StarWars #ProAudio -Clive
RT @womensaudio If you missed the story about WAM on ABC 7 News tonite: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7811506
Mackie/Ampeg at #NAMM will have free WiFi, new products, artist signings: Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Geezer Butler, Tony Levin, Stanley Clarke
Video tour of Lemmy from Motorhead’s apt: http://bit.ly/i1FGH1 Thought I’d stumbled on to an episode of Hoarders -Clive
Live Nation debuts iPhone app – http://bit.ly/f8VQR6 -Clive