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Mel Lambert

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Movie Review: Score—A Film Music Documentary

Currently to be seen at a number of showcase screenings around the county, Score: A Film Music Documentary from writer/director Matt Schrader follows the progress of modern-day film-score development, and illustrates how the first few notes on a piano...


European Art Installations Unsettle with Audio

During a recent trip to Berlin for the AES Convention, and then to London for the V&A Exhibition, guest blogger Mel Lambert encountered a pair of art installations elsewhere that were intriguingly audio-centric: “Moving is in Every Direction -...


Inside the V&A’s Pink Floyd Exhibition

To mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s first single, “Arnold Layne,” the Victoria and Albert Museum in Central London is hosting an impressive Pink Floyd retrospective. The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Moral Remains comprises a multi-room audio-visual journey...


Seen on the Scene: AES Berlin Convention

Returning to Berlin after a three-year absence, the 142nd AES Convention’s carefully crafted program of technical programs, seminars and workshops, plus a companion exhibition, ended here on Tuesday at the Maritim Hotel. According to AES executive director Bob Moses,...


Reading Roadie

Writing fiction about our complex and talent-focused industry is not for the faint-hearted. That seasoned music journalist Howard Massey has taken on that task so successfully in his first novel, Roadie, is testament to the care and attention that...


Bankrupt Studio Faces Auction

A major recording/production facility in North Hollywood, Calif., that formerly housed LA Sound Gallery and most recently Legends Studios, is being auctioned after Chapter 11 bankruptcy transitioned into a Chapter 7 foreclosure.


CES 2012 Pro Audio Wrap-Up

Las Vegas, NV—As the world’s largest consumer technology trade show, the 2012 International CES provided a unique glimpse into the new tools and services that impact the pro audio industry, both in terms of new business opportunities for content...


NARAS Honors Iovine at Grammy Week Gala

During a packed gathering at The Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles recently, The Recording Academy awarded its coveted President’s Merit Award to producer and executive Jimmy Iovine, “for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the...


P&E Grammy Week Gala Honors T Bone Burnett

LOS ANGELES, CA—The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing celebrated its 10th anniversary during Grammy Week with “Shaken Rattled & Rolled,” a gala event at which 10-time Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett was honored by the Wing for his...


In-Depth Interviews: Film Composers On Monitoring

Supplementing "Creating The Score, Parts 1 & 2" (May and June, 2011 issues of Pro Sound News), we present additional interviews with film composers Henry Jackman, Geoff Zanelli, Bobby Fernandez, James Hill and Tommy Vicari, each discussing their monitoring...


Monitoring the Score

Today’s motion-picture audiences expect high-energy, enveloping scores that complement the director’s vision and ensure a fully involving atmosphere.


Pro-Audio Community Remembers Bruce Jackson

During the moving memorial on April 9 for the late Bruce Jackson, some 100-plus family, friends and colleagues paid tribute to the popular and much-missed technologist and live-sound engineer, who died on January 29 when the private aircraft he...


Behind the Scenes at Lynx Studio Technology

By Mel Lambert. Surviving in today's highly competitive and financially challenging pro-audio marketplace is far from easy. An inventory of well-designed and functionally advanced products is a good starting point, to be sure, but the caliber of a firm's...


Loud Unlocks Pro Tools Debuts Via Viral Campaign

Loud Technologies claims to be the first company to crack Avid's hardware requirements for certain Pro Tools users, as its upcoming Mackie Onyx-i Series analog consoles can reportedly connect directly to computers running M-Powered Pro Tools without any Avid-developed...


A Wireless Carmen Courtesy of Sabine

Opera is a demanding medium. Combining large-scale orchestral sections with substantial choruses and on-stage performers, operatic production stretches the audio capabilities of many organizations.

Gear and Technology

ATI Paragon II Live-Production Console

The Paragon II Production Console from Audio Toys, Inc. (ATI) packs a lot of ultra-precision audio processing technology into a compact, easy-to-use package. Combining full Class A analog processing with digital controlled switching, the system represents a high water...

Gear and Technology

Solid State Logic AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System

Digital audio workstations are a remarkable advance... sometimes. If your model lacks a decent analog front end, or a properly implemented multichannel monitor section, or a full-function autolocator/transport controller, more than likely your workplace is gonna be... ahem... cluttered.

Gear and Technology

Digidesign ICON Integrated Console

Simply calling ICON a DAW controller is like calling a full-dress Hummer just another SUV. ICON looks like a digital console; it behaves like a digital console; and it will go head-to-head with the best in the world. Don't...

Gear and Technology

AMS Neve DFC2 Digital Film Console

Opting to follow that tried-and-true design philosophy of "Don't Fix It If It Ain't Broke," the talented team of designers in Burnley, England, has focused its attention on reacting to feedback from the long-form TV and film re-recording community,...