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Eskimo Joe on Pro Tools

Black Fingernails, Red Wine; the new album from Eskimo Joe self produced on Pro Tools.

Perth-based three-piece band Eskimo Joe will release their latest album Black Fingernails, Red Wine through the Warners label on June 10. The first single and title track depicts a major shift in sound from their previous ARIA award winning double platinum album A Song Is A City. Self-produced within the Digidesign Pro Tools environment, the band has gone for a ‘stadium rock’ feel for this album.

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AFTRS Sydney – an ICON in education and training

The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Sydney has had a sound reputation as Australia's leading centre for professional education and training in the film, television and radio industries for over 30 years. Renowned for delivering industry-specific digital audio programs and courses to students and professionals on cutting-edge technology, AFTRS students and graduates have an impressive credits list which includes recent Academy Award nominations and Australian Film Industry award winners.

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Pro Tools Bollywood Style

A journey of a son completing his father’s work against a backdrop of technological challenges in an exotic Eastern location - and this is just behind the scenes!

Welcome to Bollywood, the film-making hub of India where over 1000 feature films are produced annually. A place where the national pastime of going to the cinema is only interrupted by the other national treasure, cricket.

And welcome to Pro Tools – Bollywood Style.

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The Cure on VENUE in Australia

Performing for three hours from a back catalogue of material spanning almost 30 years to an appreciative expectant audience packed into Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on a Sunday night - mixing The Cure is a major gig. For FOH engineer Michael Brennan, the decision to use a Digidesign® VENUE D-Show® system for the show, and indeed the whole tour, was based simply upon constantly striving to improve the mix within a comfortable simplified framework.

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KISS on VENUE in Australia

The best of both worlds, live and studio, with FOH Ken 'Pooch' Van Druten

Rock icons KISS are celebrating 35 years in show business with their Alive/35 world tour. Performing songs from a back catalogue spanning four decades to an insatiable knowledgeable legion of loyal fans and KISS Army conscripts with high expectations and makeup dripping in anticipation of the spectacle, the pressure to produce the ‘KISS’ sound for this Brisbane audience is on.

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Trade Show - Broadcast Asia

Stephen has successfully organised, managed and participated in pro audio and music trade shows and events across Asia. These trade shows include Broadcast Asia - Singapore, Broadcast India - India, Interbee – Japan, SMPTE, AMAC and ENTECH – Australia, PALME – Malaysia, NAB, NAMM and AES - USA, JAPEX - Indonesia and Sound and Light – New Zealand. As highlighted in the clipping from Broadcast Show Daily regarding the Broadcast Asia show, Stephen’s creative flair and solid marketing expertise ensures a great event with maximum exposure.

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"Stephen at The Note Pad is an absolute joy to work with, professional and innovative. Together we created the online Eskimo Joe remix competition - a first for the Australian Music Industry."

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David Corazza - Technology Specialist Ellaways Music (former Digidesign Country Manager)

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"Stephen is an absolute joy to work with, professional and innovative. Together we created the online Eskimo Joe remix competition - a first for the Australian Music Industry."

Catherine Haridy - Director Catherine Haridy Management