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Steinberg's Cubase training courses

At the end of October, Steinberg will be running a new programme of Cubase training courses for users and teachers. This is part of a large plan which is currently in motion in 30 countries.

The School of Audio Engineering has recently upgraded it's worldwide training sites to Apple Mac versions of Cubase Score and Audio Programs.

SAE have forged a link with international software house, Steinberg, to develop Cubase program training courses, which commence in London at the end of October. Catering for all levels of user, courses range from Cubase for beginners and the basics of the new version 2.0 score and Audio program up to sophisticated courses for advanced users with special applications.

As places are limited, early application is advised.

More from: SAE, (Contact Details)

LEVEL 42 and the DA-88

Level 42's Mark King has recently purchased 16 tracks worth of digital recording in the Tascam DA-88 system. The system consists of 2 DA-88's, a RC-848 system controller and a SY-88 synchronisation board. Mark will use these in his Isle of Wight summerhouse studio where he has engineered several Level 42 album cuts.

Fellow band member, Mike Lindup has also bought a DA-88 system with three DA-88's, a RC-848 and a SY-88 which he intends on housing in his home studio.

More from: Dave Hatton (Contact Details)

Aerosmith use E.M.O

E.M.O. Graphic EQ's are being used for FOH equalisation as Aerosmith play at various festivals in Europe this summer. Swiss rental company, Audio Rent, are supplying the FOH mixing console and effects racks which are being interfaced with the house PA systems via the Geq60 graphics.

More from: Mike Reay, E.M.O. systems (Contact Details)

Dance Production for DJs

From October '94, The School of Sound Recording in Manchester are introducing a short, intensive course to get DJ's into dance production.

The school now has six studios from 4 to 24-track plus a MIDI programming room.

More from: School of Sound Recording (Contact Details)

Re-Pro growth after APRS

Re-Pro, the Guild of Recording Producers, Directors and Engineers has recently reaped the rewards of a successful APRS show where the large Re-Pro stand was constantly busy. Applications taken during the show were processed and the guild has been swollen by new members Bobby Broughton, Brian Eno, Benny Gallagher, Mark Knopfler, Tim Palmer and Nick Patrick.

More from: Chris Hook Associates (Contact Details)

Burglary at Ovatones Studio

On Saturday 23rd September, Ovatones had a Tascam DA88 and a RC 848 stolen from their studio in north London. They are a small, non-profit making community studio, and this robbery will undoubtedly threaten the survival of their business.

If you happen to come across either of these serial numbers, please contact them on the number below.

DA88 - EUR 20176, RC 848 - EUR 30380 Spirit Folio 12/2 RCS 1455000662

Contact: Lesley Wood (Contact Details)

Bass Station price update

Due to misinformation, the Novation Bass Station price was published as £399 last month. In actual fact, the real price is £349.

Musicians opt for Amek Einstein Console

Joe Zawinul, the Austrian jazz keyboard legend who played with Miles Davis on the 'In A Silent Way' album, formed Weather Report and now plays with The Zawinul Syndicate, has just purchased a 72-input automated Einstein Super E console.

Initial projects for the new desk include the assembly of a retrospective CD boxed set of previously unreleased material from Weather Report, and the recording of a new symphony.

E.M.O on tour with UB40

SSE Hire fave supplied keyboard player and record producer Bitty Maclean, with 12 E.M.O. rackmount DI boxes for use with his keyboard set-up on the current UB40 European tour. Bitty first became involved with UB40 when he had the good fortune to be acting as tea boy at SSE hire during a works experience course.

Fostex change distributors

Fostex UK have closed down their UK operation and appointed a new distributor for their products. In future all enquiries regarding Fostex products should be made to:

SCV London (Contact Details)

Music courses from the Islington Factory

Piano For Beginners
3 term course from 4th October to 6th December, Tuesdays 10.15 - 11.45am. Each term is ten weeks, and includes elementary classical pieces, ear training and modern keyboard styles.
More from: Gilbert Gabriel Price: £70/55 concession

World Percussion
Brazilian, 4th October - 22nd November, Tuesdays 8.00-9.30pm.
8 week course.
More from: Pato Fuentes Price: £46/38 concession

6th and 13th December, Tuesdays 7.00-9.30pm
More from: Paul Clarvis Price: £25/15 concession

Jazz Band
21 September - 7th December, Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm
Original arrangements plus world and popular music.
More from: Eleanor Firman Price: £75/58 concession

(Contact Details)

Taking music to the masses!

The London Music Show is shortly to come around again over the weekend of the 26th and 27th November at the Wembley Conference and Exhibition Centre.

This is not only the the annual meeting place for the entire music industry, but it is also the event that anybody with an interest in music, be it amateur or professional, can get hands-on experience with all the latest equipment.

Exhibitors include almost every manufacturer of musical equipment you can think of including Marshall, Fender, Korg, Yamaha, Akai, Roland and so on. The Live Music Hall, sponsored by Virgin 1215am, is no less impressive, with performances from some of the world's finest musicians including Vinnie Moore, members of Motorhead, and an exclusive unplugged set by members of the Stranglers - The first ever!

More from: Clive Morton, Music Maker Exhibitions Ltd. (Contact Details)

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