Production News - August 1995

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HHB adds the DDS90M 4mm DAT data cartridge to its line. Designed for bulk data back-up applications, the quoted archival stability of the DDS90M is rated in excess of 30 years. Distributed in the U.S. by Independent Audio, (207) 773-2424, fax (207) 773-2422.

OTARI introduces new graphics software for their RADAR hard disk multi-track. RADAR View displays the status of all functions provided by the RE-8 session controller. There are 24 I/O meters, a display of all 24-tracks with multi-level zoom, and a ton of other information. The software is free of charge to all current and future RADAR owners. However, you'll need to pick up the tab on an "Otari-approved" video card (which installs inside the RADAR), 4 megs of RAM, and an SVGA monitor. For info call Otari at (415) 341-7200, fax (415) 341-5900.

MUSIC/SFX LIBRARIES

CHAMELEON MUSIC unveils its collection of buy-out production music and sound effects. The digitally recorded library consists of eleven music CDs and one sound effects CD all for only $359! You get full length themes and broadcast edits. Quarterly updates with three new CDs scheduled for release in September. RAP Members get a 10% discount! See the ad on page 18 for more details or call (800) 789-8779 for information and a demo, fax (413) 789-1917.

Q MUSIC CANADA announces the release of Digital Adrenaline, Volume 2 in the ADdetonator series. The CD is market exclusive and features 11 themes broken down into 44 cuts, 60s and 30s. It's a $48 buy-out! RAP Members get a 10% discount AND a free T-Shirt! Call for info, (800) 450-6449.

MANHATTAN PRODUCTION MUSIC adds three new CDs to its Apple Trax Library. AT6-FM Jazz features 12 themes of contemporary jazz. AT7-Planet Vision has 10 new age themes. AT8-Urban Future has 60 "house" and techno-pop cuts with rhythm tracks. (212) 333-5766.

New at PROMUSIC: Water Music is a 25 CD set with a variety of music and a collection of authentic classical music excerpts. There are new releases in the Abaco, Match, Focus, Parry and Cavendish libraries as well as five new Digiffects SFX CDs. Promusic is now a distributor of the 20th Century Fox Sound Effects Library from Sound Ideas. (407) 995-0331, fax (407) 995-8434.

THE MIX

Congrats to friends Al Priest and staff (formerly Studio Supply Dallas) on the start of their new business, Studio Tech Supply, Inc.. Same quality people, products, services, location and phone numbers--new ownership and name. Dallas area folks invited to grand opening August 11; Rupert Neve of Amek Systems will be guest of honor! (214) 358-0050.

Congrats to RAP member Jim Cutler of JIM CUTLER CREATIVE RADIO! He recently picked up the Silver for Best Program Promo at the New York Festivals as well as his second Emmy the month before! And, he'll be chairing the conference on digital audio workstations at the IBC in Amsterdam next month!

Kudos also to RAP member Kathy Morgan who picked up Honorable Mentions for Medium Market Radio Commercial and Radio Promo at the recent Missouri Broadcasters Association Awards!

It's official, RAPper Fred Cunha kicks off his new production company, BIG KAHUNA PRODUCTIONS! Good luck, Fred!

Reid Thrush, Production Director at WEZL in Charleston, SC took home the South Carolina Broadcasters Association award for Most Outstanding Locally Produced Radio Announcement, 60 Second Commercial, Large Market! Way to go, Reid! Check out this month's RAP Cassette to hear the winning promo!

Congrats to Bob Holmcrans on recent moves at WPGC-FM, Washington. Since our interview with him in August 1994, Bob has been promoted to Production Director/Assistant Program Director. And he's now an Associate Producer for the nationally syndicated countdown show, "The Top Twenty Double Play!" This creates an opening for an Asst. Production Director! Check the classified next page!

A few moves at FIRSTCOM MUSIC. President and CEO Cecelia Garr announced "another year of record growth" which generated some promotions. Ken Nelson has been promoted to Senior Vice President/Executive Producer, and Carol Riffert has been named Vice President/General Manager! Congrats Ken, Carol, Cecelia and FirstCom on your success!

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