By Steve Harvey. PMC2018 addressed a broad swath of issues related to production music, focusing not only on business issues, such as best practices for securing placements and, equally importantly, getting paid, but also how to maximize composition and production quality.
Building on last year’s inaugural event, the four-day international symposium returns to Anaheim, CA, to run concurrently with the 2019 NAMM Show.
The conference drew pros and presenters from around the industry to discuss the creation and maintenance of audio archives, as well as explore the Library of Congress facilities and engineers.
Industry moves include promotions and hires at Focusrite Pro, QSC, d&b audiotechnik, Heil Sound, Alteros, Guitar Center, dBTechnologies, Pelican Products, Clear-Com, Avid, Solotech, Lawo and DiGiGrid.
Founded by Bruce Howze in 1968 to develop concert-worthy loudspeakers, Community evolved its market focus from tour sound to MI and now to install, though Howze’s technical leadership has been the one constant throughout.
By Katie Makal. Purported Oil “Sonication” Companies Sell Snake Oil Instead, SEC Alleges.
Industry moves include promotions and hires at d&b audiotechnik, Calrec Audio, Ashly Audio, VUE Audiotechnik, the Business Solutions Group of Guitar Center, Riedel Communications, Solotech, Prism Sound, API, the NSCA Education Foundation, Lawo and QSC.
Ten artists will perform live at the studio on June 2 for 10-song vinyl compilation.
Vancouver’s Pacific Autism Family Network built a music therapy space that addresses all the sensory sensitivities, including sound.
Industry moves include promotions and hires at Eighteen Sound, Countryman Associates, Genelec, Renkus-Heinz, Audionamix and CODA Audio USA, as well as the addition of Blue CEO John Maier to the LOUD Audio board of directors.
At the fifth annual Avid Connect event in Las Vegas, new Avid CEO Jeff Rosica said, "I’m really eager to further tighten the bond between Avid and our global community. Together with the Avid team, we’ve accomplished a lot these last few years, but I will tell you there’s still a lot more we can do."
Blockchain as a concept has been making noise (perhaps a low rumble) across the music industry for a few years now, but hasn’t made significant inroads into the pro audio world—yet.
Industry moves include promotions at ADAM Audio and Genelec, and promotions at Community Professional Loudspeakers, Full Compass Systems, JoeCo, Group One Ltd., Point Source Audio, Martin Audio and Flare Audio.
By Katie Makal. Studio owner Brian Cronin is able to return to work following a late-December robbery.
Sennheiser has invested in Dear Reality and acquiring intellectual property from Sonic Emotion.
Industry moves include promotions at Audix and hires at Adamson Systems Engineering, GIK Acoustics, Pro Audio Design, Powersoft, Astro Spatial Audio, Focusrite, Auralex Acoustics and AlltecPro.
By Clive Young. “As a technology-driven company, we are always experimenting with better ways to solve sound reinforcement challenges," says Siegel.
By Steve Harvey. Avid CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. discusses storytelling, creativity in new book.
By Katie Makal. Legendary music producer and recording engineer Rick Hall, owner of FAME Recording Studios and father of the “Muscle Shoals sound,” died at his Alabama home on Jan. 2 after a long illness.
FabFilter is now shipping the Pro-L 2 update to its Pro-L limiter plug-in. This update offers new limiting algorithms, a true peak limiting mode, and other new features including compliant loudness metering, and surround support.
DPA Microphones has acquired UK pro audio distributor Sound Network [no relation to our site, prosoundnetwork.com]. The company has distributed DPA for the last two decades, making inroads for the manufacturer’s products into the UK broadcast, live sound and theater markets.
Biamp Systems has been acquired by private investment firm Dallas-based Highlander Partners from previous owner Lomar Corporation. Financial details were not released other than that Lomar will retain a minority investment in Biamp.
ACT Lighting, Inc., an importer and distributor of entertainment technology, has acquired RHC Holdings Corp., better known as RapcoHorizon, a vertically-integrated manufacturer of interconnect assemblies, audio, data and interface products, and specialty industrial wire. RapcoHorizon brands include ProCo, RAT, RoadHog and StageMASTER.
Community has expanded its I SERIES family with the new IV6 Modular Vertical Array 600 system. Designed for installed indoor or outdoor applications, IV6 is a scalable, adaptive sound reinforcement system featuring wide-dispersion IV6-1122 array elements (12-inch, 2-way) available in two complementary vertical coverage angle versions (5-degree and 15-degree).
While the annual NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA has stepped up its pro-audio education offerings in recent years, it will take a dive into the deep end this January 25-28 with the help of the Audio Engineering Society, as both organizations team up to present the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio. Now online registration for the four-day, multi-language event has opened online.