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Post Production Pro Matt Wood At SF’s Studio Trilogy

Pictured is Post Production Engineer Matt Wood at Studio Trilogy's Digidesign D Control console in control room c.

Pictured is Post Production Engineer Matt Wood at Studio Trilogy’s Digidesign D Control console in control room c.

San Francisco, CA, June, 2013 — Audio post engineer Matt Wood is now available for sessions at San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy. Wood’s past credits include sound design/mixing for national commercial campaigns, as well as film projects such as “Alambamento,” which has won multiple international film festival awards. His recent audio mixing at Trilogy includes Internet videos for Audi and Google+, and for “Freefall,” an independent film by SF Ballet dancer Luke Willis.

“I’m really thrilled to to work with Matt again, as we continue to grow our post production business,” commented Cindy McSherry, business operations for Studio Trilogy. “His sound design and mix experience really rounds out our current offerings to our post production clientele. He’s extremely talented and such a really nice guy, too.” McSherry was the founding operations manager of Crescendo Studios from its inception in 1996 up until her departure in 2006. Crescendo recently closed after a 16-year run in the San Francisco audio post market.

While at Crescendo, Wood engineered a wide variety of projects including sound design for multiple Google projects including Google + and Google Doodles (the logo on Google.com that changes every day), as well as sound design for the official Halo 4 website, and sound design and mix for Kelly Moore, Sprint, Nike and Visa commercials, and the feature length documentaries “This is Noise Pop” and “Wine From Here: Natural Wine in California.”

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Pansy Division Audio Book Recorded at SF’s Studio Trilogy

Pictured during recording sessions at San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy for the audiobook “Deflowered” are (L-R) Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli and engineer Willie Samuels.

Pictured during recording sessions at San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy for the audiobook “Deflowered” are (L-R) Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli and engineer Willie Samuels.

San Francisco, CA, May, 2013 — Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli has recorded the Audible.com version of his memoir “Deflowered — My Life in the Pansy Division.” Formed in 1991, the band was the prototypical SF gay punk band and has shared the rock stage with such acts as Rancid, The Vandals, Jimmy Eat World, Supergrass, and Green Day.

“It was great coming to Studio Trilogy to record the audio book version of my memoir,” remarked Jon Ginoli. “It was especially nice because my engineer was Willie Samuels, who recorded Pansy Division’s most recent album a few years back. We had a fun time in the studio, hooray! There may be 5 million people in the Bay Area, but it’s nice how paths can unexpectedly converge.”

Pansy Division’s sound was heavily influenced by 1960s pop and 1970s punk rock, most notably bands such as the Ramones, the Buzzcocks and early Beatles: short, catchy pop punk numbers with humorous, in-your-face lyrics that dealt with various aspects of both gay life and life in general.

In 2008, the band was the subject of a documentary film entitled “Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band,” directed by Michael Carmona. The film has been touring internationally, playing at various LGBT film festivals, and is now available as a DVD.

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Future Youth Born at San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy

Pictured in session at Studio Trilogy’s SSL 9000K console are (L-R) programmer Chris Scanlan, Future Youth director/producer Jason Wall, and recording engineer Willie Samuels. Photo by David Goggin.

Pictured in session at Studio Trilogy’s SSL 9000K console are (L-R) programmer Chris Scanlan, Future Youth director/producer Jason Wall, and recording engineer Willie Samuels. Photo by David Goggin.

San Francisco, March, 2013 — Future Youth Records, the new non-profit label based in the SF Bay Area, has begun a series of sessions at Studio Trilogy. Founded by producer Jason Wall, the label is the first full-service, non-profit record label dedicated to helping youth 12-17 years old write and release original music.

“A lot of the positions in the recording industry that were once held by top music veterans are now gone,” Jason Wall remarked. “Many new artists need guidance because they pay the costs of recording, manufacturing and promoting their music, only to have to give it away for free or at a big loss.”

By taking the profit out of recorded music, Future Youth Records has created a new business model for youth to learn about professional recording and the realities of today’s music industry. The goal of the label is to give kids of all socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to write and record while at the same time learning about the nature of well-recorded music.

“I want to level the playing field for talented young musicians,” Wall explains. “We’ve got some top mentors onboard and these kids might be getting the chance of a lifetime. And to get their start at Studio Triology is a great place to begin — great acoustics, great equipment, and a smart and friendly staff.”

To learn more about Future Youth Records, visit:
http://www.futureyouthrecords.org

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Joan Jeanrenaud Records at Studio Trilogy for Dance Theatre of Harlem

Pictured in session at Studio Trilogy’s SSL 9000K console are (L-R) chief engineer Justin Lieberman and cellist/composer Joan Jeanrenaud with her dog “Jack.” Photo by David Goggin.

Pictured in session at Studio Trilogy’s SSL 9000K console are (L-R) chief engineer Justin Lieberman and cellist/composer Joan Jeanrenaud with her dog “Jack.” Photo by David Goggin.

San Francisco, CA, March, 2013 — Grammy-nominated cellist and composer Joan Jeanrenaud has recorded new music for The Dance Theatre of Harlem, which is returning in April to NYC after an eight-year hiatus. The new music to be premiered was requested by renowned dancer Thaddeus Davis and recorded with keyboardist/percussionist PC Munoz and engineer Justin Lieberman at San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy.

Thaddeus Davis had heard Jeanrenaud’s 2008 Grammy-nominated Classical album “Strange Toys,” which was recorded in the same studio, and was intrigued by her rhythmic and atmospheric sensibilities. Jeanrenaud first met percussionist PC Munoz at Trilogy and since then both have collaborated on their respective individual projects. For the new Harlem Dance Theatre pieces, “Harmonic Harlem” and “Harlem Strut,” Munoz accompanies Jenrenaud’s cello with African Kalimba thumb piano and a unique miniature drum kit.

“Justin Lieberman is my main reason for recording here at Trilogy,” Jeanrenaud explained. “We first worked together at Different Fur studios here in San Francisco and then again when he moved over to Talking House, which later became Studio Trilogy. His engineering is inspired and impeccable and this studio is a pleasure to work in, as well as being a creative magnet for musicians.”

Joan Jeanrenaud plays a Deconet cello made in the mid-1700s. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, she played with the Kronos Quartet from 1978 until 1999, when, after a sabbatical, she left to pursue a solo career and collaborations with other artists. She has staged and recorded solo performance pieces, also playing the cello in tandem with electronic instruments. Her first solo album, “Metamorphosis,” was described by Greg Cahill in Strings as “visceral, hypnotic… compelling.

Founded in 1969, the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem made its official debut on January 8, 1971, at the New York Guggenheim Museum with three chamber ballets by co-director Arthur Mitchell. During the same season the company’s repertory was supplemented with several ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. The DTH is renowned both as the first black classical ballet company, and the first major ballet company to prioritize black dancers.

Learn more and listen to Joan Jeanrenaud at: http://www.jjcello.org

For more info about The Dance Theatre of Harlem visit: http://www.dancetheatreofharlem.org

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Vintage King and Friends Rock AES at “Afterglow” in San Francisco

Pictured at Studio Trilogy during the Afterglow are (L-R) Shevy Shovlin, Vintage King’s Director of Partner Marketing & PR.; Cindy McSherry, Justin Lieberman and Willie Samuels, Studio Trilogy managers; Neil Dorfsman, Ryan Hewitt and Elliot Scheiner, award-winning engineer/producers.

San Francisco, AES 2012 — Vintage King, Studio Trilogy, The Recording Academy ® Producers and Engineers Wing ®, Gearslutz, and Focal Press proudly hosted the triumphant return of Afterglow, the premier recording industry after-party during the 2012 AES Convention. More than a thousand attendees mixed and mingled with industry professionals at the event.

Afterglow was held at San Francisco’s Studio Trilogy, the state-of-the-art recording studio where 500 guests got a sneak peak into the world of cutting-edge recording gear and a rare chance to speak informally with many industry leaders and luminaries, getting insights straight from the experts.

“This year’s party was a huge success and extra special for Afterglow. The Grammy P&E joined in for the first time, truly making this the must-attend social networking event during AES,” commented Shevy Shovlin, Afterglow organizer and Vintage King’s Director of Partner Marketing & PR.

Afterflow will return again next year in New York City at the 135th AES Convention on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Stay tuned here: http://vintageking.com/afterglow


To learn more about the supporters of Afterglow at AES 2012, visit:

Vintage King Audio
Grammy P&E Wing
Gearslutz
Studio Trilogy
Focal Press

ABOUT STUDIO TRILOGY
Located in the creative heart of San Francisco, Studio Trilogy offers producers, artists and engineers a World Class recording environment. The 8800 square foot facility houses three state-of-the-art control rooms, four integrated isolation booths, San Francisco’s most versatile large tracking rooms, and an experienced staff.

Designed by John Storyk , Studio Trilogy features Northern California’s only 80-channel SSL 9000K mix console with Ultimation. The tracking suite is outfitted with a 32-channel API 1608 and the post-production suite features a Digidesign ICON D-Control. Included is a prize collection of microphones, plus a full complement of vintage and modern instruments. An onsite 1200 sq.ft. luxury apartment with media lounge and chef’s kitchen is also available.

Learn more at: http://studiotrilogy.com

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