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Saturday
Jul082017

Stock Now Available for Pub Bands Legends Vol2

VARIOUS ARTISTS - PERTH PUB BANDS - VOLUME 2

Perth Pub Band Legends VOL 2 now available.  First orders shipped July 14th 2017

 

Perth Pub Bands Volume One has been really well received along with the Pub Band Legends programme produced by Mitch Leceister and screened on Channel 9.

There's a massive amount of WA talent to choose from and many of these tracks are favourites of Perth musician and industry friend John Petkovich. Volume 2 has been released in time for a fundraiser gig at the Charles Hotel to help John with his treatment after a recent diagnosis for cancer and profits from Perth Pub Band Legends Vol 2 will go to help John at this time.

 

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Tuesday
Jul042017

Grover Notting Speakers in Perth

following on from Frank Hinton's visit to Perth here are some more details about the Grover Notting speaker and amplifier range 

 
Dear Colleagues,
For several weeks in June we visited old and new client friends in Adelaide and Perth, meeting many passionate and talented individuals, experiencing their craft and sharing their vision.  It reminded me of the fact, no matter where you are skills are the same, it is just a matter of magnitude, everyone is important. Aspects of the journey also reinforced my view, if all people were able to regularly experience well written, performed, produced and presented music, their lives would be enriched and the world would be a more peaceful and moderate place. Therefore, in this issue, we briefly overview the evolution, role and benefits of a valuable life-force, and conclude with an updated short form GROVER NOTTING® technology catalogue.
The Evolution, Role and Benefits of Music

Thanks to sound, music is possible and thanks to music we have at our disposal a universal language that can penetrate any boundary and engage anyone, anywhere. The origin of the word music derives from the Greek mousike which translates as “art of the Muses”. However, music in its various forms was practiced long before the dawn of Greek civilisation. The first musical performance was most likely executed with percussive implements, followed some time later by the practice of tailoring then blowing into hollow reeds, wood, animal bones and horns. Implements made from bone, horn, reed and wood with holes carved sequentially, have been discovered dating back over 35,000 years, and by their design, indicate an understanding of melody. From these times, archaeological findings and other supporting evidence reveal a steady growth in the sophistication of musical instruments, indicating that music has been a coincident aspect of human evolution. Organised music was certainly sung and performed on percussion, strung and blown instruments in ancient Egypt and surrounding cultures of the time, and probably well before this period. The role, influence and nature of music are usually determined by the resident culture of the day, which will change over the passage of time and be subject to intervening events.
 
Just as the food and drink we consume nourishes and sustains our body, many feel music is the food that nourishes and sustains our soul. Well written, performed, produced and presented music experienced live or replayed, can be both intellectually and emotionally engaging regardless of genre. Irrespective of an individual’s age, gender, race or creed, all can benefit from the therapeutic, recreational, spiritual, educational and career opportunities and benefits provided by music.
 
The absolute beginning could centre on the womb, where research indicates a benefit to a developing embryo experiencing or sensing music. Whilst not learned on prenatal matters, this author understands the soothing and calming affect music in the form of a lullaby has in sending a new born to peaceful slumber. Once out of the cradle and in preparation for their formal education many young children will benefit and relate to music in the form of nursery rhymes. While all individuals, regardless of age will benefit from a music education let’s finish this short journey by identifying the fact that music enhances most aspects of our life. A positive impact is realised in language (reading, listening and speaking skills), mathematics, psychomotor skills, creativity, self-esteem, aesthetic considerations, social skills, general academic outcomes, recreational, celebration, inspiration, motivation, therapy, spiritual, commercial and vocational. A faithful companion, music touches the soul, challenges the brain and stimulates the heart, healing, comforting, entertaining, inspiring, connecting, transporting, informing, daring, providing and rewarding.
 
Technology Catalogue - As at June 2017

GROVER NOTTING® is a comprehensive peak performance critical listening platform deployed in studio and location recording, mixing, mastering, editing, post production, broadcast, forensic, restoration, test laboratory, recreational/audiophile and installed sound environments. Wholly owned, created and manufactured in Australia, the loudspeaker platform and companion drive/logistic technology are designed on ‘first principles’ in three R&D streams, Acoustics, Class AB power plants and Class D power amplifiers, and presented in two distinct ranges as follows
 
CROSS REFERENCE SERIES
 The definitive cross reference, immersive, multi-channel audio reproduction technology is designed to replicate the typical sonic performance of domestic entertainment systems. This unique platform enables engineers, producers and artists to cross reference studio mixes to the normal recreational experience. However, by virtue of core design techniques and technologies, the platform has proven ideally suited to multi-channel applications and the immersive sound experience in all formats including large spherical arrays (32 channels and beyond). Aside from application in the production of entertainment program GROVER NOTTING® multi-channel immersive sound systems are successfully deployed in education, test laboratory and for recreational use.


                                     
                                    CR-2                             CR-1                       CR-Driver        

CR-1              The unique audio monitor focussed on reproducing the Audio Information Band©
CR-2              The quintessential cross reference audio monitor
CR-11            The full bandwidth 2-way passive audio monitor solution
CR-Driver      The power amplifier purpose designed to drive the CR-1, CR-2 and CR-11
 
Principal Audio Monitor Series
 A peak performance no compromise platform aimed at achieving optimum reproductive linearity across three ranges in which all models share identical performance characteristics, the only variant being bandwidth and SPL capability. All aspects of creating this series were viewed on merit and without adherence to any current industry practise or formula. This first principle design philosophy saw performance and reliability considerations prevail over fashion, meaningless features, aesthetics or convenience. It also realised new techniques and technology deployed alongside that which is tried and proven.
 
UNIVERSAL SERIES
 A concise family of full bandwidth 2-way passive models, each deploying massive aggregate transducer motor power, and the Bandwidth Extension Module©. Suitable for all current and proposed critical listening formats and available with the optional purpose designed remote Power Plant.
                                                          
                                                 Code 1.5                              Code 4                      


Code 1.5       The tiny but powerful system with an impressive bandwidth of 75Hz-32kHz
Code 4           The quintessential near-field multi-purpose system, 38Hz-32kHz
Code 5           The true midfield multi-purpose system, 35Hz-32kHz
USPP             The power plant purpose designed to drive all Universal Series models

                                              
                                                   Universal Series Power Plant
 
MASTERING SERIES
 A comprehensive family of extended bandwidth 3-way bi-amped models, each deploying massive aggregate transducer motor power, and dual Bandwidth Extension Modules©.  All systems in the range reproduce an unprecedented 10 ¼ octaves or more with only two frequency transfers from an infinite baffle. All systems are supplied as a turnkey with a purpose designed remote two channel mono block power plant featuring onboard logistics and the capability of balancing LF energy.

                                
                                          Code 101                                                   Code 102                      

Code 101      The dual chamber near-field deploys 3 transducers with a bandwidth of 26Hz-32kHz
Code 201      The vertical orientation of the Code 101
Code 102      The triple chamber midfield deploys 5 transducers with a bandwidth of 24Hz-32kHz
Code 202      The vertical orientation of the Code 102
Code 104      The quintuple chamber large deploys 9 transducers with a bandwidth of 22Hz-32kHz
 
LF AUGMENTATION SERIES
A range created to compliment, provide the effects channel and extend the low frequency response of the Universal Series or any other brand or multi-channel system requiring an effects channel. All systems are supplied as a turnkey with a purpose designed remote mono block power plant featuring onboard logistics.
                                                      
                                                                         Code 9A

Code 9A        The compact small baffle long chamber system rolling off at 25Hz
Code 9B        The compact larger baffle shorter chamber version of the Code 9A
Current R&D Projects

The following projects are currently under development based on logic, practitioner suggestion and to maintain creative skills, some may advance to sign off and inclusion in the technology portfolio, others will be consigned to history, but all are presented here for your interest only.
 
1. Dual transducer version of the Cross Reference Series model CR-1
2. A Low Frequency Augmentation system for multi-channel Cross Reference Series application
3. The LF-Driver a mono block power amplifier to drive the above
4. The Code 108 a massive 17 transducer Mastering Series system to produce 105dB @ 10 metres
5. A high power Mastering Series Power Plant to drive the above described
6. The HP-Driver a headphone amplifier based on the Cross Reference Series CR-Driver
 
a) Continuous testing of various timber products for potential application at a later date in the range.
b) We are currently reviewing multiple feed headphone systems based on our Continuous Sigma™ technology.
Thursday
Jun292017

Grover Notting Speaker design talk by Frank Hinton

Frank Hinton is in Perth to talk about his Grover Notting monitor speakers for 29th and 30th of June

Download the invite here and call Rick Browne for this really informative talk on speaker design and this amazing range of critical listening studio monitors.

Please let Rick know that you've got the invite through ProCopy

 

Tuesday
May022017

DVD Ram Video Files from camcorders

Do you have some of the Standard DVD Ram or Mini DVD Ram video discs that were made on a Sony, Hitachi, Panasonic or JVC video handycam? Often these video files are really hard to transfer due to the odd or proprietory formatting that these players used.

These video discs were a relatively short lived product that was sold around the time of Mini DV Tapes and other digital handycams,  The Discs were quite fragile and sometimes the camera was set to the wrong format, This often meant that the only way you could see the footage was to play it back on the camera. 

We can extract most of these files to regular DVD, hard drive or USB for you to then make edited files for birthdays anniversary's etc. 

Give us a call on 08 9375 3902 if you need help with a video transfer project

Mini DVD Ram for video

 

Sunday
Mar192017

ISC 2017 - massive amount of Aussie bands make finals

Press Release just received.

I want to let PRO-COPY know that the Finalists for the US based 2016 
International Songwriting Competition (ISC), have just been announced, and nearly 20% of the finalists songs came from Aussie artists! 


Called "the songwriting competition to take note of," by the New York Times, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes. Judges for this year include: Tom Waits, Lorde, Bastille, Chris Cornell, Joe Bonamassa, Donovan, Hardwell, Ziggy Marley, India Arie, Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records), Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); and many, many more. 

Candace Avery
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Candace Avery
International Songwriting Competition

International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Congratulates 2016 Aussie Finalists
Big Scary, Gang of Youths, Kate Miller-Heidke, Shane Nicholson, and Kirsty Lee Akers Are Among The 60 Finalists

March 17, 2017, Nashville -- The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2016 finalists. Now in its 16th year, ISC is undeniably the world’s largest international songwriting competition, with over 16,000 entries coming from 137 countries from all over the world. 

The complete list of finalists can be viewed at: 
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

Continuing the tradition of Australian artists being recognized by ISC, this years competition has announced that 60 Aussie songs have been named as finalists in the prestigious competition. Once again, Australia is the country with the most finalists, next to the USA. 

Australian finalists represent many different genres of music, from Rock to Pop/Top 40, Country to Americana, Blues to Christian, and many more. Candace Avery, Founder and Director of ISC, says, “Considering that there are only 355 finalists total, this is an impressive number of finalists from one country. That said, I am not surprised, because the caliber of songwriting from Australia is consistently high and always fares well with ISC. I especially look forward each year to hearing the Aussie entries.”

Both professional and amateur songriters from all over the world entered the 2016 competition, and the finalists were carefully selected by an ISC listening committee. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges that includes high-profile executives from 25 record labels as well as esteemed artists such as Tom Waits, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Lorde, India Arie, Bastille, Joe Bonamassa, Hardwell, Sara Evans, Donovan, Rickie Lee Jones, Ryan Bingham, and many more. Over $150,000 in cash and merchandise will be awarded to 71 winners, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 (US) in cash and over $25,000 in additional prizes.

Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success, including obtaining recording, publishing, and licensing deals; better gigs; press and recognition; and much more. Past Aussie winners have included: Vance Joy; Gotye; Missy Higgins; Matt Corby; Kasey Chambers; The Living End; Birds of Tokyo; Eskimo Joe; Flight Facilities; Augie March; Guy Sebastian; Sarah Blasko; Troy Cassar-Daley; Kate Miller-Heidke; Jebediah; and many, many more.

All finalists' songs are currently posted as part of “People's Voice”, an online voting platform that allows the public to listen to and vote for their favorite ISC finalist. The winner of People's Voice is selected solely by public vote and is in addition to, and completely separate from, the regular winners who will be selected by the prestigious ISC judging panel. Visit 
http://www.radioairplay.com/voting2017 to listen to the 2016 ISC finalists' songs and to cast your vote. Voting will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on April 14.

The complete panel of 2016 judges include: 

Recording Artists: Chris Cornell; Lorde; Tom Waits; Ziggy Marley; American Authors; Donovan; Bastille; Joe Bonamassa; Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks); Keane; Hardwell; India Arie; Kaskade; Danilo Perez; Jay Farrar (Son Volt/ Uncle Tupelo); Vijay Iyer; Sara Evans; Afro Celt Sound System; Jesse & Joy; Gerald Casale (Devo); Mike Stern; Carlos Vives; Joy Williams (Civil Wars); Rickie Lee Jones; Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel); Ana Barbara; Salif Keita; John Mayall; Fat Joe; Luis Fonsi; Art Alexakis (Everclear); Nicholas Gunn; Ryan Bingham; Amadou & Mariam; Jordan Feliz; Matt Maher; Mariana Vega; and Femi Kuti.

Industry Executives: Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman / CEO, Sire Records); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Craig Balsam (Owner, Razor & Tie/Washington Square/Kidz Bop); Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote Records); Steve Yegelwel (Senior Vice-President, Island Records); John Esposito (Chariman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville); Afo Verde (Chairman, Sony Music Latin); Jason McArthur (VP of A&R, Provident Label Group / Sony Music Entertainment); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); John Burk (President, Concord Label Group); Mike Easterlin (President, Fueled By Ramen / Roadrunner Records); Angel Carrasco (Latin Music Consultant / Producer); Aaron Bay-Schuck (President of A&R, Interscope Records); Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas Publishing); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records); Gordon Kerr (CEO, Black River Entertainment); Nate Albert (EVP of A&R, Capitol Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records); Richard Gottehrer (Founder / Chief Creative Officer, The Orchard); Albert Schilcher (VP of Music and Music Marketing, MTV International); Nick Burgess (Sr. VP of A&R, Virgin / EMI); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Entertainment); Chris Eckman (Co-Founder, Glitterbeat Records); Colin Barlow (Managing Director, RCA UK); Peter Weber (Co-Founder, Glitterbeat Records); Jacob Edgar (Founder, Cumbancha); Laura Margolin (Publishing, Glassnote Records); Benjamin Groff (Founder, The Brill Building); Golnar Khosrowshahi (President, Reservoir Media Management); Sas Metcalfe (President, Global Creative, Kobalt Music); Carianne Marshall (Partner, Songs Music Publishing); Rich Goodman (President, Rip Tide Music Group); Chris Van Belkom (VP, Combustion Music); Tamara Conniff (EVP, Roc Nation); Jerome Spence (VP Film/TV, Secret Road); Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory); Julie Kertes (General Manager, National Parenting Publications Awards, NAPPA); Claire S. Green (President, Parents' Choice Foundation); Cyndi Nelson (General Mgr, Zanies Comedy Club); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); and Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment).

Sponsors include: Adam Professional Audio, Berklee College of Music, Big Joe Stomp Box Company, CAD Audio, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, Dark Horse Institute, Disc Makers, Fran’s Chocolates, Gauge Precision Instruments, Gig Salad, Graph Tech, Irie Magazine, Klotz, LANDR, Lewitt, Lowden Guitars, Lurssen Mastering, Marshall, Merch Cat, Musicians Institute, oneRPM, OWC, PRA Audio, SongU.com, Sweetwater, and Thalia.

Entries are now open for the 2017 competition. For more information and to enter, go to 
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.