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Post-production work for 'The Equalizer', the new thriller from director Antoine Fuqua and Columbia Pictures, was completed on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California.
Howling Music, a Nashville-based provider of original music for advertising, has opened an office in London in collaboration with Grammy Awardâ€“winning music producer, engineer and composer David Hentschel, known for his work with such artists as Elton John, Genesis and The Yellowjackets. Recent Howling work has included spots for Griffin, Mattel, Ford and Diakin.
Focusrite announces the release of four single-rackspace interfaces for its RedNet line of products based around the industry-standard Dante audio-over-IP networking system: the MP8R 8-channel remote-controlled mic pre; D16R AES/EBU interface; HD32R HD Bridge for Pro Tools; and the D64R MADI bridge.
Solid State Logic expands its Live console range with the release of the SSL Live.L300 console, as well as a Version 2.5 software release, targeted for applications in touring, installation, houses of worship and theater. Both will be available from November 2014. The L300 will be shown at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles this week in booth #1409.
WorxAudio Technologies in Greensboro, N.C., a division of PreSonus Audio Electronics Inc. in Baton Rouge, announces that the company's new TrueLine X2i-P/D, X3i-P/D, and X5i-P/D line array systems and X115i-P/D and X118i-P/D subwoofers will incorporate PreSonus Active Integration technology and PreSonus' SL-Dante-SPK card. The TrueLine X2i-P/D, X3i-P/D and X5i-P/D will be the first line arrays to offer Audinate's Dante technology with PreSonus Active Integration.
Mexican pop music icon Juan Gabriel recently toured the U.S. as part of his Volver 2014 tour. One of Mexicoâ€™s most successful vocalists, Gabriel is a Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy Award nominee.
London FolkFest Director of Music Tony Moore again used Harmanâ€™s Soundcraft consoles to provide three stages at The Bedford in London with the right mixing capabilities. The London FolkFest was created in 2011.
Rainbow Production Services, based in Atkinson, N.H., provided Meyer Sound systems for the two main stages at the Boston Calling Music Festival, which was held on September 5, 6 and 7 at City Hall Plaza.
Shure in Niles, Ill., unveils the PSM 300 Stereo Personal Monitor System: the P3TR112GR (PSM 300 system with SE112-GR earphones) and P3TRA215CL (PSM 300 system professional bodypack with SE215-CL earphones). The core system also includes the P3T (PSM 300 wireless transmitter), P3R (PSM 300 bodypack receiver) and P3RA (PSM 300 professional bodypack receiver).
Mix magazine's Editor's Note, in the October 2014 issue of Mix
GameSoundCon announces that Karen Collins, a leading and prolific academic in the field of game audio, will bring her film crew to GameSoundCon, the premier game music and sound design conference, to cover the event and to interview attendees and speakers for the Kickstarter-funded documentary, 'Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Music and Sound'. GameSoundCon 2014 will be held on October 7-8 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson keeps busy with an impressive range of his own projects. His DAW of choice for these projects is PreSonus Studio One Professional.
Pro audio brand Aphex announces that it has relocated its headquarters to Salt Lake City to increase operational efficiencies by being closer to parent company DWV Entertainment, as well as the core Aphex creative and engineering teams. The move was completed in September and includes the opening of a new Aphex warehouse in Utah to complement existing manufacturing and shipping facilities in California.
Cinema Audio Society President David E. Fluhr, CAS, announces that the organization will honor Production Mixer David Macmillan, CAS, with the Cinema Audio Societyâ€™s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award. The award will be be presented on February 14, 2015, at the 51st CAS Awards in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles.
Skywalker Soundâ€™s efforts to connect editors, mixers and studios throughout its multi-room Marin County facility and across vast distances go back more than 20 years. The company was one of the first to embrace 512x512 routers in-house and was pioneering in its use of EDNet technology to connect its Bay Area and Southern California facilities back in the early to mid-1990s.
As of September 15, 2014, Audio Plus Services, the distributor responsible for making Focal one of the leading monitors in North America, and SPL-USA, have agreed to join their resources to support the increasing growth of the German brand SPL.
Chameleon Labs, manufacturer of analog studio products, announced on September 26 that it has been acquired by V3 LLC, a company headed by Marcelo Vercelli, who is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in designing and building live sound, studio electronics and speaker products.
On October 7, the legendary guitarist will release a book called 'Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith'. Here, he sits down with Mix magazine contributor and producer of the Soundworks Collection, Michael Coleman.
Universal Audio in Scotts Valley, Calif., announces its new line of UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators: QUAD Core ($999), QUAD Custom ($1,399), OCTO Core ($1,499), OCTO Custom ($1,899) and OCTO Ultimate ($5,999); all prices are street prices.
Deluxe Toronto Ltd., a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., global supplier of a broad range of services and technologies to the entertainment industry, announces a major upgrade of its mixing rooms. Improvements include the introduction of Dolby Atmos technology to Mix 1â€”Canadaâ€™s largest film mixing stage.