James Gadson Adds Lauten Audio ‘Series Black’

Famed Drummer/Producer/Songwriter James Gadson & Lauten Audio’s Brian Loudenslager discuss discovery and acquisition of Lauten Audio’s ‘Series Black’ microphone line.

James Gadson

Famed drummer – and producer and singer and songwriter – James Gadson, “one of the most recorded drummers in R&B history” per Modern Drummer magazine, and #32 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “Greatest Drummers” of all-time, recently acquired the entire Lauten Audio ‘Series Black’ line of microphones including the LA-320 large diaphragm vacuum tube condenser, the LA-220 FET condenser, and a pair of LA-120 small diaphragm FET condensers. One could literally fill an entire page listing credits for Gadson, but to name a small fraction of his credits, he has recorded and/or performed with Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, James Brown, Ray Charles, George Duke, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, and more recently for pop superstar Justin Timberlake as well as Beck.

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Rich Mouser Records & Mixes Hits

Recently mixed Albums make a splash across the industry with Billboard Heatseeker #14 and London Prog Awards, Album of the Year


Rich Mouser is a triple threat. He’s a musician, producer, and engineer with a highly respected and growing list of legendary clients. He has played a pivotal role in helping a broad range of artists and bands realize their musical dreams with recent acknowledgement from fans and the industry in hit songs and top awards for albums. Mouser’s clients include Robert Trujillo (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Cornell, Dream Theater, Weezer; Chris Vrenna (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker), Joe Holmes (Ozzy Osbourne, David Lee Roth), Stanley Clarke and Tears for Fears. A musical master, Mouser provides every one of his clients with a keen ear, technical savvy, and sonic sensibilities needed to perfect their musical creations.

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Todd Whitelock Captures Grammy Gold with ‘Atlantis’

‘Best Jazz Vocal Album’ Grammy goes to Cecile McLorin Salvant’s “For One to Love”


Engineer Todd Whitelock loves the Lauten Audio ‘Atlantis’ FC-387 microphone for recording vocals, it’s now his “go-to” female vocal mic. At Avatar Studios in New York last year he used the Atlantis to record vocals on the Grammy(r) Award-winning album “For One to Love” by Cecile McLorin Salvant which garnered the prestigious “Best Jazz Vocal Album” for 2016. The album category awards the Grammy to the Artist, Producer, and Engineer. The album was released on Mack Avenue Records. Whitelock has engineered albums for many of today’s most lauded artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Christian McBride, Brian Blade, Harry Connick Jr., Yo Yo Ma, as well as Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, to name just a select few.

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‘Philharmonia’ Speakers Installed at Red Bull Music Academy, Paris

New Philharmonia speakers co-designed by Amadeus and Jean Nouvel used at the recent ‘Paris Edition’ of the Red Bull Music Academy


At the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Studios which were specially built within La Gaîté-Lyrique in Paris, producers, and mixing and recording engineers got to hear a new level of sound and music with the install of a pair of the newly released Amadeus Philharmonia speakers. For the latest edition of the Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull came back to Europe. Over 60 participants from 37 different countries were invited to Paris to work on music together in a collaborative environment in the state-of-the-art recording facilities within La Gaité-Lyrique – a digital arts and modern music centre opened by the City of Paris in December 2010. RBMA brought French music icons Jean-Michel Jarre, Laurent Garnier, Nicolas Godin and Marc Cerrone together with the participants.

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Dangerous Music Delivers for Millions on Live TV Where There Is No Second Take

Live TV singing competition 400 Toni_Kern_Stefan_Kling_VOGrelies on detailed monitoring control from Dangerous Music Convert-2 DAC and Monitor ST, Engineer Toni Kern says “It’s great, I love it!”

When the pressures of a live TV show weigh in on the audio mix engineers responsible for adding stunning sound to make the pictures come alive for eager audiences, the right monitoring gear is essential, and it’s why Toni Kern, at The Voice of Germany, chose both the Dangerous Monitor ST monitor controller and recently added the new Dangerous Convert-2 DAC. “The Convert-2 is really easy to use, it sounds really great-and it sounds natural. And it’s definitely much more accurate than the setup we had before which was only analog monitoring. Now we listen to the exact same digital signal that we send to the live broadcast, and we are hearing it through the Convert-2. We feel very confident about what we are sending to the broadcasters because of this, and the mix is better because of it too.” The German show, similar to the popular US version, The Voice, has featured live performances by top artists such as Cold Play, Robin Schulz, Elle King, James Morrison, Ellie Goulding, and Jess Glynne.

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