Local Connect and Regional News
SPARS new Local Connect program allows the 32 year old recording association to support the efforts of regional groups, feature their activities and explore ways to work together. SPARS believes the future of our Industry will be built from the bottom up by local groups and committed professionals. SPARS Local Connect news and activity is available on our Regional News pages. To date, SPARS Local Connect has teamed with the following regional groups:
Sonic Scoop – SonicScoop is a pioneering online destination that provides New York City’s thriving music and sound production community with a vital central hub. A comprehensive media company, SonicScoop was founded by two of the music industry’s leading technology journalists — Janice Brown (EQ, Mix, Pro Sound News) and David Weiss (NYC Editor, Mix) — and web + audio specialist/CTO Mark Kondracki (OutLoud Audio, JumpNYC).
Philadelphia Recording Community (PRC) – The PRC is a community of recording artists, producers and engineers interested in building and promoting a stronger music community.
E.A.R.S. Chicago -Engineering And Recording Society of Chicago. EARS is an independent non-profit group dedicated to the advancement of excellence in audio production.
Coming soon - BARMMAP – Bay Area Recording, Mixing, Mastering, And Production. BARMMAP was created to bring artists, home recording enthusiasts and working audio professionals together to share their excitement, knowledge, and ideas about furthering the fields of recording, mixing, mastering, and producing music and/or audio.
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Ribbon mic fans prepare to get happy – and move fast. Burbank, CA-based Royer Labs announced that the 15th Anniversary R-121 Limited Edition Ribbon Microphone is now available, but only in the extremely limited quantity of 250. Although it carries the same MSRP of $1395 that graces the standard R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone – the [...] Continue reading
The intrigue at Musikmesse intensified this morning with a big announcement from Rupert Neve Designs: the imaginative manufacturer has unveiled its new 5060 Centerpiece 24x 2 Desktop Mixer. A desktop-sized mixer designed to bring Rupert Neve’s revered tone to a smart HQ, the 5060 was created from the ground up to maximize sonics and workflow [...] Continue reading
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It looks like the scientists behind Pro Tools have been hard at work on the industry’s flagship DAW. Avid announced today at NAB the arrival of Pro Tools 11, which appears to represent a significant upgrade for the audio industry’s ubiquitous tracking/mixing/editing solution. Chief among the improvements are a totally new audio core — dubbed [...] Continue reading
His name was music. Phil Ramone passed away in a New York hospital this morning at age 72, a development that followed his admittance into medical care a few weeks earlier for an aortic aneurysm. The legendary producer may be gone from this Earth, but … Continue reading
Tagged: A & R Recording, Deli Feed, Deli NYC Feed, Germano Studios, News, Phil Ramone, Phil Ramone career, Phil Ramone obit, Phil Ramone record producer, Phil Ramone remembered, record producer, SPARS Feed, Troy Germano
Along with the arrival of spring, change is in the air in Los Angeles. The latest development comes from The Record Plant Recording Studios, which announced that Jason Carson has been named to the post of Vice President/General Manager. In making the announcement, the facility’s President, Rose Mann-Cherney noted that Carson will work closely with [...] Continue reading
Fresh approaches for connecting artists with gatekeepers are essential – they provide new lifelines for musicians, producers and engineers alike. A new innovator that’s looking to make a difference in that realm is NYC-based LabelRecruit. They made Stadiumred the setting for a day of artist showcases recently, as JMK, a NYC Pop/Soul Singer, Steryle, a [...] Continue reading
Tagged: Allyssa Chic, artist discovery, BMI, Break the Crates, Deli Feed, Deli NYC Feed, Hydra Kyll, JMK, Label Recruit, Mita Carriman, News, SPARS Feed, Stadiumred
M&A activity is alive and well on the studio level. Along those lines, Infrasonic Sound Recording Inc., the audio mastering and recording company owned by Pete Lyman and Jeff Ehrenberg, announced today that Studio Manager Eric Palmquist has purchased and acquired the brand’s recording facility. Loyal clients of the recording studios will be relieved to [...] Continue reading
Tagged: Deli Feed, Echo Park, El Sereno, Eric Palmquist, Infrasonic Sound, Jeff Ehrenberg, Los Angeles, mastering, mixing, News, Pete Lyman, recording, SPARS Feed, studio acquistion, studio sale, tracking
It’s all about access. Knowing that, SSL is opening things up for a whole new sector of commercial and private facilities with the launch of the AWS 16 console. This 16-input option is the latest in SSL’s well-received Analogue Workstation System (AWS) line that was launched in 2004, and also includes the 24-input AWS 924 [...] Continue reading
Tagged: analog console, AWS 916, AWS console, DAW control surface, Deli Feed, Deli NYC Feed, mixing, News, personal studio, recording, SPARS Feed, SSL, tracking
The ice is melting on the lake, and as it goes you can see the changes around the Greenwood Lake town. At Quad Lakeside, those changes are mighty. There is now an ultra-sweet sounding EMT plate at the studio, with controls custom built by Lou Gonzalez … Continue reading
One of Brooklyn’s bastions of high-end tracking and mixing, Bushwick Studio, has gotten a major boost in the personnel department. Studio owner Josh Kessler announced that Steven Alvarado has been named as Studio Manager. Formerly the studio manager for Dubway Studios, Alvarado brings his deep experience in growing a client base, establishing studio operations and [...] Continue reading
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