Posts Tagged ‘Producer’


Auralex Famous Clients List!

November 20, 2008

Auralex has just released a list of some of their clients. Quite impressive. If you are looking for Acoustic Treatment products…you can’t really go wrong with Auralex!

“Auralex has 32 years of helping famous folks sound their best, and here’s a sampling of some of the notable entities with whom we’ve worked, often on multiple projects. You’re sure to recognize quite a few of these names, but bear in mind that this is just a sampling…and we’re contractually prohibited from mentioning many of our clients by name.

“A few of them would be tops on this list if we were allowed to mention them.

“The reason the Famous Clients List should be important to you is this. Auralex makes available to ALL our customers the exact same consulting expertise and technical firepower that helps our most famous clients. So, no matter whether you’ve got a few hundred bucks to spend or the kind of mega-budgets many of these clients are used to, you can rest assured that the friendly, competent engineers at Auralex will help your space be the absolute best it can be. I promise that you’ll enjoy dealing with Auralex, just as these famous clients did, and that you’ll be more than pleased with the results we help you attain.”

Eric Smith
Founder & President

·          ABC Radio Network
·          ABC TV
·          AT&T
·          Adaptec
·          Alan Meyerson
·          Alto Reed (Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band)
·          An Anonymous “Phamous” Rock Band
·          Andrew Gold
·          Andy Cichon (Shania Twain, Billy Joel)
·          Anheuser-Busch
·          Apple Computer
·          Ardent Studios
·          Art Academy of San Francisco
·          Audio Technica
·          Audix
·          Azden
·          Baldwin Pianos
·          Barnes & Noble, New York City
·          Barney & Friends
·          Barry Carl (Rockapella)
·          Beavis & Butthead
·          Bell Telephone Research Labs
·          Ben Fowler (E. Clapton, M. McDonald, Bad Co.)
·          Berklee College Of Music
·          Beyonce
·          Bill Fulton (I Am Weasel/Cartoon Network)
·          Bill Kreutzmann (The Grateful Dead)
·          Blue Man Group
·          Blues Saraceno (M. Bolton, T. Dayne, Cher, Jack Bruce)
·          Bob Hodas (acoustician)
·          Bob Kevoian (The Bob & Tom Show)
·          Boeing
·          Bootsy Collins
·          Bose
·          Brian Foraker (Heart, Yes, KISS, Starship, Night Ranger, .38 Special, Whitesnake, ELP, etc.)
·          Brian Knave
·          Brian May (Queen)
·          Brian Tankersley (Joel Osteen, Sawyer Brown, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Brooks & Dunn)
·          Brigham Young University
·          CBS Radio Network
·          CBS Sports
·          CBS Television’s CSI
·          Carvin
·          Castle Oak Productions (Titanic, Tremors, Wings, 21 Jump Street, Jose Feliciano, Sergio Mendes)
·          Celine Dion
·          CharlieUniformTango, Dallas (Cadillac, JC Penney, AT&T)
·          Chevron USA
·          Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down
·          Christopher Cross
·          Chuck Surack (Sweetwater Sound)
·          Cigna Insurance
·          Cinema Video
·          Clay Krasner (Chely Wright)
·          Clint Black
·          Cobra Golf
·          Collateral Damage (Warner Bros./A. Schwarzenegger Film)
·          Collective Soul
·          Community Loudspeakers
·          Crawford Post
·          Daniel Spitz (Anthrax)
·          Danny Seraphine (original drummer of Chicago)
·          Dave Meniketti (Y&T, Taco Bell, Levi’s, Mattel)
·          David Paglia (producer/engineer)
·          David Rosenthal (B. Joel, B. Springsteen, Robt. Palmer)
·          David Schwartz (Northern Exposure, Ellen Degeneres, etc.)
·          Deftones
·          Dennis DeYoung, James Young & Todd Sucherman (Styx)
·          Denver Center For The Performing Arts
·          Dick Ervasti (Voice of Sports on Fox & Tons More)
·          Dick Wilkerson (Former Voice of WGN-TV, Chicago)
·          Digidesign
·          Digital Insight
·          Digital Sound Works (Babylon 5, Frazier/Becker, NBC, ABC)
·          Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)
·          Dominic Guss (Stevie Nicks, The Outfield, Kurzweil)
·          Don LaFontaine (voiceover god)
·          D’arcy & Smashing Pumpkins
·          Dr. Laura
·          Dreamworks
·          EA Sports
·          ESPN
·          Eddie Kramer (Zeppelin, Hendrix, Stones, AC/DC)
·          Ed Friedland (Bass Guitar Magazine)
·          Editel
·          Electroplex
·          Ensoniq
·          Eric Clapton
·          Event Electronics
·          Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
·          Famous Detroit Rapper
·          Fender Museum
·          Folded Space Technologies
·          Ford Motor Company
·          Fruit of the Loom Country Comfort Tour
·          Full Sail Center For The Recording Arts
·          General Dynamics
·          George Lynch, Grammy®-Winner (Lynch Mob, Dokken)
·          George Terry (Eric Clapton Band)
·          Gibson
·          Gino & Ross Vannelli
·          Gordon Campbell (Earth Wind & Fire, etc.)
·          Greg Karukas
·          Harman Automotive
·          Harpo Studios (Oprah Winfrey’s Company)
·          Healing Sixes
·          Henry Lee Summer
·          Hitachi
·          Hunter Fan Company
·          Investor’s Business Daily
·          Irving Azoff
·          JBL
·          James Taylor
·          Jars of Clay
·          Jeff Marino (Carolyn Dawn-Johnson)
·          Jerry Ragavoy (songwriter, producer, and founder of the Hit Factory)
·          Jerry Springer (editing suites)
·          Jim Bratton (Dow, Exxon, Shell, Continental, Compaq)
·          Jim Brock (Kathy Mateo)
·          Joe Bonamassa (#1 Billboard® Blues Artist)
·          Joe “Guido” Welsh (Wal-Mart, Atlanta Hawks, Turner Netwk.)
·          Joey Donatello (J. Jackson, T. Yearwood, T. Braxton, R. Kelly)
·          John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs)
·          John Baxter (Re-Flex)
·          John Blackwell (drummer with Prince, Patti LaBelle)
·          John Ferenzik (Todd Rundgren)
·          John Kay (Steppenwolf)
·          Johnny A
·          Journey
·          Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center
·          Kansas City Royals Broadcasting
·          Kathy Mattea
·          Kenny Aronoff (Mellencamp, Fogerty, Etheridge, Seger)
·          Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rush. Healing Sixes)
·          Klipsch
·          Kodak

The Strange Story of Joe Meek

November 14, 2008


JOE MEEK (April 5, 1929 – February 3, 1967). Pop composer and Britain’s premier independent record producer of the late fifties and early sixties.

 Meek was renowned for his pioneering recording techniques and for the futuristic sound of the records he produced, but notorious for his highly eccentric personality as well. 

 Joe Meek has two biographical films hitting our screens shortly starring an unrecogisable Kevin Spacey and Ralf Little!

As a boy he began experimenting with old radios and record players by taking them apart and seeing how they worked.

Sometimes this resulted in Joe creating his own recording equipment, a fascination that would continue throughout his life. He would often put speakers in the trees so local cherry pickers could listen to the radio as they worked.


In 1953 London was calling, Joe moved to the capital and found a job at IBC Studios where he would learn the basics of being a recording engineer.Ever the experimenter he would add his own sonic touch, the results of his experiments in his Newent home, on various songs – more often than not without the permission of the artists who he was recording!


These experiments resulted in techniques that modern musicians take for granted – such as removing the front skins of bass drums and moving microphones close to the instruments.

Joe Meek has two biographical films hitting our screens shortly.

Telstar: The Movie is the Nick Moran-directed film adaptation of the James Hicks play of the same name. It stars Con O’Neill as Meek,

Kevin Spacey as his financier, Carl Barat (ex-Libertines) as Gene Vincent, and Justin Hawkins (ex-Darkness) as Lord Sutch. Meanwhile A Life In The Death of Joe Meek is an independant American documentary by Howard Berger and Susan Stahmann. The production


includes over 60 interviews with Meek’s family, friends, associates, friends, and musicians. Expect to see Edwyn Collins, Alex

Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Liam Watson (Toe Rag), and Simon Napier-Bell give their thoughts in front of camera.


His most famous work was The Tornados’ hit “Telstar” (1962) which became the first record by a British group to hit #1 in the US Hot 100. It also spent five weeks atop the UK singles chart, with Meek receiving an Ivor Novello Award for this production as the “Best-Selling A-Side” of 1962.

Meek’s other notable hit productions include “Don’t You Rock Me Daddy-O” and “Cumberland Gap” by Lonnie Donegan (as engineer), “Johnny Remember Me” by John Leyton, “Just Like Eddie” by , “Angela Jones” by Michael Cox and “Have I the Right?” by The Honeycombs, “Tribute to Buddy Holly” by Mike Berry. Meek’s concept album I Hear a New World is regarded as a watershed in modern music for its innovative use of electronic sounds


Joe Meek now has a signature line of pre-amps and microphones  available, said to recreate his distinct copression and equlisation tones. Featuring the appropriately named ‘Meequalizer’!

Watch this facinating 7 part Arena BBC Documentary on Meek and his unusual life here:

(Watch out for Jonathan King talking about Joe’s bizzare kick drum technique!)







Two brand new cutting-edge electro titles out now from Time+Space

November 12, 2008



Electro Producer Pack

Electro Producer Pack is a massive library of cutting edge Club Electro Sounds. This Producer Pack includes everything that’s needed for a professional electronic production. All sounds are well structured and fit for various genres like house, minimal, trance, hardtechno, dance and jumpstyle.

To facilitate workflow every file is branded with a tempo, furthermore each single synthesizer sound and loop is branded with its own rootkey / key signature, which enables the option to create, within seconds, additional or new content.

Besides the over 1250 Drum and Percussion Sounds, there is an archive which consists of about 150 NO-KICK Drum loops, 540 Synthesizer Loops, 215 Synthesizer Sounds, 550 Sound Effects and 175 Vocoded Voice Loops with tempos ranging from 120 up to 130 bpm. These Samples are 100% State-Of-The-Art.

1.3 GB, 2969 Loops and Samples
Elastik Player included – no sampler required!

RRP Inc: £69.00 / €99.00

For demos and full information visit



Minimal Electro Vibes

From The Nouvelle Series of Ueberschall comes Minimal Electro Vibes. 20 entire construction kits full of pounding bass loops and grooves dedicated to the club scene , deep atmospheres and energetic sound fx. All samples have been specially designed for Minimal Electro , Techno and Tech House.

Minimal Electro Vibes is a very efficient selection of Loops and single sounds ready to use in your Elastic player. The DVD also includes an Ableton Live set!  Throw in the live set and it will keep the crowds moving for hours giving you the freedom of monitoring every individual event and sound change.

All ideas production and mixing by SFYM (Danilo Rispoli & Walter Tumminello) mastering by Danya Vodovoz.

1.5 GB, 20 Construction Kits, 750 Loops and Samples
Elastik Player included – no sampler required!

RRP Inc: £69.00 / €99.00

For demos and full information visit: