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Kelleigh Welch

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‘EDM Revenge’ Engineer Speaks Out

Recently, we blogged about a dance music video that engineer Dan Atkinson of Dan's Labs Studios in Long Beach, CA created using vocal tracks from hardcore metal band Altitudes after the group failed to pay him for his services....

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Engineer Gets Revenge with EDM Remix

Ever wonder what would happen if you didn't pay your engineer? Well, hardcore metal band Altitudes is currently finding out; when the group failed to pay engineer Dan Atkinson of Dan's Labs Studios in Long Beach, CA, for recent...

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At AES: 2013 Awards Winners Honored

By Kelleigh Welch. The opening ceremonies of the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention celebrated the accomplishments of this year's AES Awards winners—“individuals who have made great contributions to audio and the AES,” said AES Awards Committee Chair Jim Kaiser—with...

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Keynote Gets Textural At AES

By Kelleigh Welch. Whether you hear the constant stream of rain or the crackling of a fire, the connection between the sound, the ear and the brain allows you to determine exactly what you are hearing. For Josh McDermott,...

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AES Outgoing President Reflects

By Kelleigh Welch. The presidency of the AES offers a singular vantage point to observe how a diverse group of individuals work together to champion the Society's mission, says Frank Wells, whose term as president will end shortly after...

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ATR Services’ Mike Spitz Passes at 59

by Kelleigh Welch. Founder and co-owner of ATR Services and ATR Magnetics, Michael D. Spitz, 59, passed away on October 12, 2013 at York Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Bette L....

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View From The Top: Building A Solid Foundation

Since the introduction of its first product, the ISO-L8R155, at Winter NAMM 2012, the Ontario-based company IsoAcoustics has continued to reinvent the concept of the audio speaker stand, providing a series of unique products that help studios improve the...

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Veteran Engineers Create SoundGirls.Org

NEW YORK, NY—Last October, at the 2012 AES Convention in San Francisco, live audio engineers Michelle Sabolchick and Karrie Keyes realized how rare it was to encounter other women in the industry, when they participated in a panel discussion...

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Neil Young’s PONO Moves Forward

NEW YORK, NY—After years of touting the need for a music service that provides higher resolution digital audio, Neil Young has revealed his high-profile project, PONO, will launch in 2014, providing listeners with digital audio files that he claims...

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Global Citizens Get Festive in Central Park

The annual Global Citizen Festival was held September 28 in New York City’s Central Park, promoting and celebrating the efforts of the Global Poverty Project through a free ticketed concert with performances by Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Alicia...

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Kickstarting The Wrecking Crew

After 17 years of working on creating a film that captures the story of the 1960s group of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, the filmmakers are starting up a Kickstarter campaign to raise the last $250,000 needed...

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Getting Hands On at Abbey Road

Most people entering the recording field might dream of someday working inside Abbey Road Studios or learning from the master producers who shaped hits by Paul McCartney, Elton John or George Harrison. Recently, a select handful of students from...

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Folk Fest Rocks Newport For 54th Year

Despite heavy rains on the first day, the annual Newport Folk Festival once again brought an eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock and jazz acts to the New England town. Held at Fort Adams State Park in Newport,...

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Pseudo ’70s Sitcom Milks Studio For Laughs

Following in the footsteps of 1970s workplace sitcoms like WKRP In Cincinnati and The Mary Tyler Moore Show comes the live stageshow/webcast, B-Side Studio, set to debut this fall in Chicago. Following a failing 1970s Chicago recording studio and...

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Detroit Studio Destined For Destruction?

“United Sound should be preserved for its history,” according to Ed Wolfrum, former engineer at the Detroit studio. That may not happen, however; United Sound Systems building—a spot famous for leading the growth of the city's famed music scene—is...

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Scheps, Scheiner, Fleischman Say Hear It Like I Hear It

Engineer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2) recently presented his acclaimed audio format comparison presentation, Lost in Translation, in New York City at the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing and Consumer Electronics Association Audio Division’s...

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Digital Arts NY Brings 4K to NYC

Combining the latest technologies with an eye for meticulous detail in its overall studio design, Digital Arts has brought the first 4K post-production studio to New York City, complete with a Dolby-approved 7.1 surround audio mixing theater.

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InfoComm 2013 Opens To Success

By Kelleigh Welch. InfoComm 2013 opened Wednesday with great fanfare, welcoming an anticipated 35,000 pre-registered attendees to the show. From the room-shaking sound coming from the 17 audio demo rooms, to the numerous educational courses and discussion offered, to...

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InfoComm 2013: SynAudCon Still Strong

By Kelleigh Welch. While many companies have shifted their education courses to the Web, the benefits of an in-person, hands on educational experience still proves useful for students. To help reinforce the positive impact of the hands-on learning, Synergetic...

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British Studio Owner Collects Vintage Gear

Coming from a musical family, where his great grandfather was taught to compose by Chopin himself, and now with two older brothers entering the music industry, it’s no surprise that Frank Pescod decided to pursue a career in...

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One Year On, Gobbler’s Growing

Since its public launch in February 2012, the cloud file transfer system know as Gobbler has made inroads with all types of music producers—from students to professionals—with its cloud-based system that aims to provide an organized...

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Studio Stars In New MySpace Series

The Log Cabin Studio is located on the fourth floor of the Manhattan Center on West 34th Street in Manhattan. Since opening in 1993, the studio has hosted a number of popular artists and producers, including Timbaland, Justin...

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Kickstarting A Sound Design Video Game

Sound designer David Sonnenschein’s newest project is 3 Deaf Mice, a computer game that stems from the lessons in his book, Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema. Sonnenschein knows something about...

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Museum, BoDeans Founder Honor Les Paul

As part of the grand opening of the Waukesha County Museum’s The Wizard of Waukesha Les Paul exhibit, BoDeans founder-turned-solo-artist Sam Llanas and his producer, Gary Tanin have released a tribute video to Les Paul with images of the...

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Buzz Goodwin Passes at 62

Pro Audio veteran Earl “Buzz” Goodwin Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was 62.

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Book Review: Behind The Boards

Music biographer Jake Brown’s latest book, Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Greatest Records Revealed, takes the reader behind the scenes of some of the greatest albums ever created. Told through the eyes of...

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DIY Record Cutter Edges Towards Mainstream

The obscure subculture of lathe-cut records—vinyl records hand-cut in real time by hobbyists and entrepreneurs—got a big shove towards the mainstream at the annual South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conference, which presented the Vinylrecorder T-560, a Do-It-Yourself...

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Dave Grohl Talks Ultra LoFi Recording at SXSW

Although we’re still just getting into 2013, there’s no doubt that this year has been a successful one for Dave Grohl. With the release of his recent documentary Sound City and the corresponding album and live performances with the...

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NYC Mayor Tackles Hearing Loss Prevention

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in early March that the city will attempt to raise hearing preservation awareness. Targeting earbud headphones and the risks of listening to music too loud on an MP3 player, the campaign...

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Mixes Fit For a Runner

Producers and engineers spend their days locked away in dark studios, hunched over DAWs and instruments, so it's no surprise that many of them try to fend off the monotony—not to mention lethargy—by running outdoors. Everyone knows the benefits...

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Mixing The Hip Hop Violinist Live

Pro Sound News met up with FOH engineer Rob McWhorter during the recent Lindsey Stirling concert at Webster Hall in NYC to talk about mixing for a modern violinist. “I call this rave-rock,” said McWhorter. “It’s not your ...

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