For the first time in 23 years, the Audio Engineering Society returns to London for its European convention slated for May 22 to 25, 2010.Deliberately placed in a more intimate and centrally located smaller venue, the 128th AES convention takes place at the Novotel London West Convention Centre, near the Hammersmith underground station.
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Euro AES Returns to the UK
At Sunday’s 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony, ‘The Hurt Locker,’ in addition to winning in the Best Picture and Best Director categories (for Kathryn Bigelow’s direction), also swept the Academy’s sound categories by winning for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Paul N.J
‘The Hurt Locker’ Takes Sound Oscars
Production music library Megatrax, based in North Hollywood, Calif., announces a strategic partnership with Radium Sound, a leader in radio imaging elements, becoming its exclusive distributor in both North and Latin America. Megatrax will distribute Radium Sound via Megatrax’ custom division, Aircast Production.
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Megatrax Announces Partnership with Radium Sound
Shure Incorporated in Niles, Ill., and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) have released the results of recent hearing tests performed at the 2009 Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention in New York City. Shure sponsored the free hearing screenings, which the NHCA conducted for several hundred AES attendees, many of whom work in the professional audio industry.
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Shure, NHCA Release Results From Hearing Tests at AES 2009
Connecting stuff is one of the things musicians naturally do with gear. So, there’s really no reason that musical gear shouldn’t network as easily as Web servers. And yet a basic protocol, built largely on existing standards, meets with responses like this: “We’ll support OSC when there’s hardware out there.” “Name one piece of hardware that supports OSC other than the Lemur.” OSC has some major advantages as a network protocol, as a way of connecting software with software, software with hardware, and yes, even hardware with hardware.
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OSC, Kyma, iPad, and Beyond: Your Networked Musical Future
We already knew that one Next Big Thing for the Lemur – the specialized multimedia multi-touch controller – would be Ableton Live integration. Having teased that coming functionality, JazzMutant has now revealed the name (“Mu”), as well as a video showing what the features look like. What’s funny to me is that the result is a bit like what I’d imagine Live itself might look like if it were designed for multi-touch screens
Mu, Lemur + Ableton Live Integration, Revealed – and Other Lemur Sequencers
AMS Neve describes scoring mixer Simon Rhodes’ and scoring engineer Denis St.
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Rhodes, St. Amand Mix ‘Avatar’ Score on Neve 88RS at Fox Studios
“It looks alien at first, it looks scary … [but] it’s like, here’s your paper; be creative.” “A tracker basically turns your computer an instrument.” -Dac Chartrand, Renoise, trying to explain Renoise to those who haven’t yet gotten religion Renoise 2.5 is here, for real – not a beta, a nice, golden, final release. The modern take on a tracker now introduces a set of features that takes it to a new level of usability: The Pattern Matrix finally combines the inside-out precision of tracker arrangement with a big, birds-eye view of your music – and some people are already hacking it into a live performance instrument
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Renoise 2.5 is Here, Making Your Mac, Windows, or Linux Box an Instrument
Shure Incorporated in Niles, Ill., reports that a broad array of wireless microphone users have inundated the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with comments, urging them to expand eligibility for wireless microphone licenses. Shure states that the FCC received more than 300 letters from houses of worship, theaters, education institutions, musicians, producers, sound engineers, AV rental and production companies, hotels and convention centers during the comment period, which ended on March 1, 2010.
Shure Announces Broad Support for Expanded Wireless Mic Licensing
The METAlliance is presenting the first METAlliance Academy event, titled “In Session with The Guys,” on March 20 and 21 in Hollywood at the historic studios in the Capitol Records tower. For “In Session with The Guys,” attendees will record and mix Lalah Hathaway and Trev Lukather with their bands and the METAlliance founders in live sessions.
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METAlliance Academy Announces Musical Artists