The silent films were not silent for long. The live music that accompanied early cinema was as much a part of the experience as the film itself. The Music Of The Silent Films features 50 original pieces and arrangements for Solo Piano, divided into specific moods in the same way that the live music accompanists of the silent era would have used.This book tells the extraordinary story of the rise and abrupt fall of silent movie music and includes 50 original pieces and arrangements for Solo Piano, allowing you to play scores inspired by what is arguably the golden era of film music. era, The Music Of The Silent Films boasts specially selected pieces that evoke a range of mood music genres, representing a number of composers.Not only does this book comprise an eclectic collection of Piano scores, it also features film stills and stunning photography to accompany a fascinating introduction to this precedential era of ´sight and sound´. Further to this, a short guide to how to use the music to create your own silent film scores is sure to help you bring a new dimension to your playing, and might even help to revive a lost art! During the pre-talkie period of 1915–1927, live musical ´photoplay´ accompaniment was required in movie theatres great and small, giving work to an army of musicians. To help the solitary pianists run the gamut of musical emotions, night after night, music publishers produced a wealth of scores with selections of printed music chosen to match a range of on-screen moods and activities. The Music Of The Silent Films includes short biographies of some of the leading composers of the genre, as well as detailed descriptions of the most popular ‘moods’ used, helping you not only to play the pieces but learn more about sound and cinema at the same time.Perfect for any pianist interested in silent films, film composition, or just wanting a diverse range of original pieces, The Music Of The Silent Films is a collection of fantastic arrangements, and a guide to a fascinating period of musical history.A Chinese Tragedy [Baron, Maurice] A Festive Gathering [Jacquet, Maurice H.] A Marionette´s Romance [Leigh, Norman] Agitato No. 3 [Langey, Otto] Allegro Perpetuo [Savino, Domenico] Allegro Precipitoso [Savino, Domenico] Allegro Scintillante [Kempinsky, Leo A.] Amaryllis (Graceful Dance) [Ketelbey, Albert W.] Andante Cantabile [O´Hare, Christopher] Andante Dramatico [Borch, Gaston] Appassionato No.1 [Rapée & Axt] Arabian Nights [Ketelbey, Albert W.] Battle Music [Riesenfeld, Hugo] Betrayed [Kempinsky, Leo A.] Comedy Excitement [Zamecnik, J.S.] Dashing Cowboy [Aborn, Morris] Dramatic Andante No.1 [Rapée, Erno & Axt, William] Gaiety [Savino, Domenico] Happy Bohemians [Axt, William] Hurry No. 2 [Langey, Otto] Hurry No.3 [Langey, Otto] Impending Danger [Kempinsky, Leo A.] In Despair [Irénée Bergé] Indian War-Dance [Bergé, Irénée] Into The Unknown [Carbonara, Gerard] Jollity [Zamecnik, J.S.] June Moon [Fenton, Bernard] Kiki [Savino, Domenico] Love´s Awakening [Ketelbey, Albert W.] Miss Mischief (Caprice d´Amour) [Kempinsky, Leo A.] Misterioso [Zamecnik, J.S.] Pomp And Pageantry [Schertzinger, Victor L.] Recitative No.1 [Rapée, Erno & Axt, William] Remorse [Lowitz, W.W.] Reproach [Zamecnik, J.S.] Sinister Misterioso [Bergé, Irénée] Solemn Scenes From Nature [O´Hare, Christopher] Storm, Strife Or Tempest [Ancliffe, Charles] Sunset [Ancliffe, Charles] Terreur (Terror) [Baron, Maurice] The Bold Riders [Carbonara, Gerard] The Creepy Creeps [Borch, Gaston] The Flight [Savino, Domenico] The Hobbling Hobo [Bergé, Irénée] The Jesters [Carbonara, Gerard] The Village Clown [Axt, William] The Village Cut-Up [Axt, William] Treacherous Knave [Zamecnik, J.S.] Valse Mimi [Axt, William] Violence [Zamecnik, J.S.]
DescriptionThe new CD edition of The Easy Piano Collection: Classic Film Gold features a selection of the world´s finest film music. Every piece has been composed for or arranged for easy Piano and all accompanied by high quality demonstration performances on a specially commissioned music CD.Learning to play these classic compositions has never been easier to do.These books use the same notation as Carol Barratt’s Classic Piano Course and are presented in a brand new, easy-to-read style, complete with fingerings and detailed composer biographies.Suitable for pianists between Grade 1-3 standard.SonglistClair De Lune (Ocean´s Eleven) [Debussy, Claude]Hallelujah Chorus (Bridget Jones´s Diary) [Handel, George Frideric]Jesu, Joy Of Man´s Desiring (Minority Report) [Bach, Johann Sebastian]Lacrimosa (From Requiem) (The Big Lebowski) [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]Land Of Hope And Glory (Fantasia 2000) [Elgar, Edward]Le Donna E Mobile (Captain Corelli´s Mandolin) [Verdi, Giuseppe]Meditation (From Thais) (Titanic) [Massenet, Jules]Moonlight Sonata (Ray) [Beethoven, Ludwig Van]Nimrod (Elizabeth) [Elgar, Edward]Prelude In Db Major ´Raindrop´ (Shine) [Chopin, Frederic]Soave Sia Il Vento (From Cosi Fan Tutte) (Closer) [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]Spring (From The Four Seasons) (The Final Cut) [Vivaldi, Antonio]Stabat Mater (The Talented Mr. Ripley) [Vivaldi, Antonio]String Quartet No.2 (The Godfather Part III) [Borodin, Alexander]Symphony No.6 ´Pastoral´ (Big Fish) [Beethoven, Ludwig Van]The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba (Four Weddings And A Funeral) [Handel, George Frideric]The Entertainer (The Sting) [Joplin, Scott]The Ride Of The Valkyries (Apocalypse Now) [Wagner, Richard]Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (The Aviator) [Bach, Johann Sebastian]Traumerei (Tea With Mussolini) [Schumann, Robert]Trout Quintet (Sixth Sense) [Schubert, Franz]Waltz (From The Sleeping Beauty) (Artificial Intelligence: AI) [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich]Waltz In Ab Major ´Farewell´ (The Others) [Chopin, Frederic]
Takes Active Subwoofer Technology to a New Level The Mackie HRS120 is a THX-approved, twelve-inch active subwoofer that is ideal for applications where precise, low frequency reproduction and flexible monitoring and control options are required. The HRS120 is engineered to work in harmony with the HR824 and HR624.The Mackie HRS120 Active Subwoofer is one of the most flexible, responsive, and cost-effective active studio sub woofers on the market today. The HRS120 is perfectly suited for professional recording studios and film/video surround post-production facilities that require extremely accurate bass extension to 19Hz and below. It is also an excellent choice for home theater surround sound installations. In addition to surround applications, the HRS120 can add more low-end presence and enhancement to project and professional studios in a standard stereo configuration. Either way, the HRS120 is a must-have for those customers seeking crisp, clear, detailed low-frequency enhancement for virtually any application.Applications- Professional Recording Studios- Film (THX) & Post Production Studios- Home Theater InstallationsKey Features & Benefits1. Active TechnologyBenefit: Precise phase alignmentBenefit: Extremely low distortionBenefit: Minimal chance of speaker damage due to overdriving2. Servo Loop Woofer TechnologyBenefit: Output is as true to incoming signal as possibleBenefit: Extraordinarily high damping factors3. Built-In, Front-Firing, Mass-Loaded Passive RadiatorBenefit: Clear, detailed low frequency enhancement4. User-Adjustable ControlsBenefit: Flexibility to adjust to wide range of user needsHRS120 Features:- Works well in rooms where additional bottom definition is necessary - A fine choice for the .1 in surround system - Extended high-resolution output down to 19 Hz - Adjustable high pass output for use with full range monitors - Adjustable 60 to 110 Hz crossover point - 110 Hz elliptical filter for Dolby® AC-3 - 0 dB/+10 dB Output Level switch for AC-3 and THX® Dot1 recording - Crossover Defeat switch for THX® - 0º/180º Polarity switch - Balanced XLR/unbalanced RCA inputs and outputs
Felix is our new, studio grade 2 channel blending acoustic instrument and mic preamp, designed for working musicians, engineers, sound companies or venues looking for the highest quality solution for amplifying stringed instruments. Felix is built into a roadworthy (beer-proof) floor unit chassis of anodized aluminum and steel, portable enough to leave the rack at home but bring studio quality to the stage. With the same stunning audio performance and legendary reliability as Grace Design’s pro audio range, Felix brings open, musical and nuanced preamplification to any performance situation.A powerful eq section allows simple and intuitive tone shaping for even the most unruly of instruments. Each channel’s variable high pass filter cuts 12 dB per octave from 20 Hz to 1 kHz, and can also be set as a notch filter for chasing down problem feedback or rumble areas. Parametric mid range controls cover from 65 Hz all the way to 6 kHz. While fixed low and high controls are carefully voiced for musical shading of bass and treble.Controls are simple and clearly marked on a bright panel, making them easy to read and tweak on a dark stage. Footswitch functions include a mute / tune switch for muting all outputs except the dedicated tuner out, a boost switch which activates a variable boost circuit, and finally, an A/B mode switch for when Felix is in A/B mode (which simply toggles between the two different channels).Felix brings the kitchen sink approach to I/O. Inputs include a 48V XLR mic input and two instrument inputs. Two independent transformer isolated DI outputs can be sourced from either the mix or the individual channel. This allows you to send the front of house a mix or each channel independently. A dedicated, level controlled amplifier output can be sourced from the mix or channel 2. A dedicated tuner output stays active when all the other outputs are muted. A side panel mounted 1/8” mini jack headphone amplifier is there for practicing, private noodling during boring soundchecks, or scrutinizing dubious eq decisions. A TRS insert is included for adding effects, and finally, a remote footswitch jack is included if Felix is going to spend his life in a rack or up off the floor.Guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, cello, dare we say banjo, that weird 3 string gourd thing - Felix is your instrument’s new best friend. Flexible, reliable, a good listener and eager to make you sound better, he is also your new best friend.Designed and built by family and friends in sunny Lyons, CO, USA.FEATURES- Open, musical and detailed instrument and mic preamplification for discerning artists and engineers- 2 channel audio path with blend output control- m101 style transimpedance microphone preamplifier, no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path- Ultra precision 0.5% thin ¬ film resistors are used in the signal path- Careful power supply design and grounding yield an ultra-quiet signal path and professional level headroom and line driving ability- Fully ground isolated DI outputs with high quality, low distortion, fully shielded transformers- Super rugged 1/4” connectors with heavy duty metal bushings- Powerful, independent EQ on both channels – hi and low shelving and full parametric midrange- Mid frequency control has two ranges 70-640Hz / 655 - 6kHz- 20 Hz – 1 kHz sweepable HPF on both channels, can also be set as notch ¬filter- A / B footswitch for multiple instrument configurations or soloing different pickups -Mute/ tune footswitch mutes all outputs except dedicated tuner out- Boost footswitch for variable 10dB level boost (global)- DI outputs sources are ¬configurable - Ch1 (mix or Ch1) Ch2 (mix or Ch2)- Dedicated level controlled stage amp output (configurable as blend or Ch2)- Dedicated tuner out, remains hot when unit is muted- Side panel switches for 48V, phase, mid Hz range select, HPF/notch select, 12V and A/B mode select- 12V mic input power available on Ch2- Phase reverse switch for each channel- 3 input impedance settings on each channel – Ch1 10K, 1MEG, 10MEG / Ch2 332K, 1MEG, 20MEG accommodating a wide range of pickup types- Aux footswitch jack for accessing switch functions if Felix is mounted in a rack tray or on top of an amp- Mic stand flange mount screw holes holes for putting Felix on a mic stand- 1/8” headphone jack, active when Felix is muted- Global TRS effects insert jack- Universal 100-240 AC power supply with standard IEC cable – no wall wart - take Felix anywhere in the world!-...
THE FAITHFUL REPRODUCTION OF THE ICONIC RCA 44The Reinvention of a ClassicWhether it be the smooth brass section of a Hollywood soundtrack, the velvety lushness of a jazz vocal, or the larger-than-life drum sound of a classic rock record - chances are that you will find a 44 ribbon mic used on most of your favorite albums. In studio use for more than 80 years, the 44 ribbon design by RCA is as rich in history as it is in sound and character. When the company’s microphone division was closed down in 1976, we at AEA began servicing ribbon microphones, and by 1998 we were manufacturing 100% of the parts for the 44, resulting in the release of our very own version of this classic mic. Its recognizable sound produces thunderous lows due to the strong proximity effect, full and rich mids, and a unique top end taking the edge off of harsh instruments. This beautiful, natural-sounding microphone provides an unmatched authenticity of sonic reproduction, particularly when placed at a distance in a well-tuned room.History RepeatingForty years of servicing ribbon microphones has given AEA a lot of insight into why RCA 44s are still in daily use at world-class studios. Designed in the 1930s, the 44 was a groundbreaking revolution in recording technology. At a time when engineers had only one, maybe two microphones to record anything from a solo artist to an entire orchestra, studio mics had to deliver a great sound in every application. With its extended reach, reliability, and high fidelity sound, the 44 set a new quality standard for broadcast, recording, motion pictures, and sound reinforcement work.Even though ribbon mics fell out of fashion in the days of tape recording, many studios like Capitol Records or Warner kept their revered 44s in service. Since the advent of the digital revolution, the 44 is now back in demand more than ever. Reborn as the AEA R44, this mic is a permanent fixture in the studios of esteemed engineers and producers such as Bruce Swedien, Kevin Bacon, Shawn Murphy, and John Kurlander, and half the movies scored in Los Angeles now have an AEA 44 somewhere on the scoring stage.The R44 Microphone FamilyThe AEA R44-series microphones all share the authentic sound, feel and look of the 1936-38 RCA 44BX. The R44 series microphones are all detailed, hand-crafted replicas, using parts that are made to be interchangeable with an original RCA 44. They even feature ribbon material originally manufactured for RCA.The original 44 microphones were constantly updated during their twenty years of production, and after carefully looking at some of the technical modifications, we at AEA decided to adopt the British engineering from RCA that reduces the mic´s weight and hum sensitivity.The R44C was designed to meet or exceed the output of a brand-new RCA 44. It is a museum-quality replica, featuring a bronze investment cast yoke, superior to the original zinc yokes by RCA (which tend to corrode over time), a hand-polished cushion mount and a cloth-covered Accusound Silver Studio Pro cable.The R44CX is a high-output, red-badge version of the R44C, specially designed for scoring and other applications demanding a wide dynamic range with the classic 44 sound.The cost-effective R44CE features the exact same ribbon, transformer, and luscious sound as the R44C, but with a simpler, economical exterior trim. This version features a one-piece cushion mount, a formed steel yoke with satin nickel finish, and a star-quad XLR output cable.Finally, the R44CXE is the high output version of the R44CE combining the economical finish with the higher output of the R44CX.FEATURES- Museum grade reproduction of the RCA 44B/BX- New-old stock (NOS) RCA ribbon material- Legendary character with more than 80 years of studio history- Full and rich sound; smooth highs and warm lows- ‘X’ motor option delivers 6 dB more dynamic range for film scoring