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Cassidy Turbin Receives Two Nominations For Engineering On Beck's Latest Album For 57th Annual Grammy Awards

By : Amanda Dyar on Friday, December 19, 2014 | 6:53 AM

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cassidy Turbin has received two nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards for the engineering work on Beck's latest album. Cassidy has done engineering on several notable albums that includes the White Stripes’ Hardest Button to Button. Read on.


From the Press Release
Cassidy Turbin, the multitalented Los Angeles-based percussionist and engineer, has received two nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards for his engineering on Beck’s latest album, Morning Phase. Cassidy, along with the rest of Beck’s team, was nominated for the categories of Best Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album.


Regarding his nomination, Cassidy says, “We put in a lot of hours and hard work, and it’s a great feeling to be acknowledged for this.” On his website, www.CassidyTurbin.com, he shares, “I’m so psyched to have been a part of this. A big congrats and huge thank you to Beck and a big thanks to all of the musicians who played and gave this album its true sound.”

Cassidy calls himself a “jack-of-many-musical trades.” At his core, he is a passionate percussionist with a particular knack for creating drum loops and drum tracks. He calls drumming a “full-body experience.” At the age of 15, he attended The Collective(R) School of Music in New York City. He is also a graduate of the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music (Los Angeles) and holds an associate degree in Business Administration, as well as worked at award-winning Juniper Post Studios before being hired by Beck. According to Cassidy, his greatest influences are other cultures: “There’s always so much to learn from other cultures. They fascinate and inspire me both musically and personally.”

In 2009 Cassidy was introduced to artist and producer Beck. He soon formed a tight relationship working with him, wearing many hats in each of his projects: audio-engineering, programming for video game music, preparing sheet music for recording sessions as well as setting up Beck’s personal studios. Cassidy considers these years to be a period of vast influence on him in terms of shaping both his taste and skills. He is also honored to have had the opportunity to help produce Morning Phase along with the rest of Beck’s team.

At just 28 years old, Cassidy has already contributed as an engineer to dozens of notable albums and songs, including the White Stripes’ Hardest Button to Button (Beck Remix), Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Stage Whisper (2012) and Terrible Angles EP (2011), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, The Haunted Man by Bat for Lashes (2012), and Dwight Yackum’s 21st Century Hits: Best of 2000-2012 (2013) and Three Pears (2012). For more information about Cassidy Turbin and his discography, please visit www.CassidyTurbin.com.

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ProGearX Accessory and Mounting Solutions Line Includes Extendable Pole, Bar Mount Kit and More

By : Amanda Dyar on Monday, December 15, 2014 | 8:26 AM

Monday, December 15, 2014

ProGearX has launched a new line of GoPro accessory and mounting solutions just in time for the holidays. Read on.

ProGearX, the action camera accessory company developed by iStabilizer, the brand that made the “selfie stick” famous, launched today a new line of GoPro® and other action camera mounts and accessories that brings action adventure to a whole new level of video and photographic creativity. The new ProGearX line allows you to mount and extend GoPro and other action cams to almost everything you can imagine: your head, chest, shoulders, poles, surfboards, handle bars, boats, seats, skis, etc., for the ultimate in action photography. ProGearX products include the Extendable Pole, Bar Mount Kit, Shoulder & Chest Harness, Head Strap, and Universal Board Kit for maximum flexibility to capture unique high and low angles during outdoor adventures, daily activities, and the action in your life.


ProGearX Accessory and Mounting Solutions Line:

  • Extendable Pole: Extends GoPro cameras to over 3 feet to capture 180 degree POV (point of view) angles or lets you flip the GoPro to face it forward to capture unique angles up high or down low with stability and precision: $34.95.
  • Bar Mount Kit: Attaches GoPro cameras to roll bars, tubes, handlebars, seat posts, ski poles, kitesurfing control bars, and any other tubes or bars for unique views: $44.95.
  • Shoulder & Chest Harness: makes it easy to capture stunning video and photos from your shoulders or chest. Perfect for kitesurfing, wake boarding, skiing, mountain biking, motocross, paddle sports or any activity where you want a more engaging lower-than-the-helmet view to capture more of your arms and handlebars while biking or riding your motorcycle: $39.95.
  • Head Strap: Adjusts fully to fit all sizes, the Head Strap can be worn over a helmet or directly on your head to capture footage from a headlight-like perspective: $19.95.
  • Universal Board Kit: Mount GoPro to surfboards, kayaks, stand up paddle boards (SUPs), boat decks, or other gear where maximum holding strength is needed.

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Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again Airing On HBO This New Year's Eve

By : Amanda Dyar on Friday, December 12, 2014 | 1:23 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014

HBO has announced that the special Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again will air on December 31st. Read on.

Award-winning superstar Jennifer Lopez will make you want to get up and dance this New Year’s Eve when her high-energy HBO special JENNIFER LOPEZ: DANCE AGAIN debuts simultaneously on HBO and HBO Latino, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). In addition, the exclusive presentation will run in a 24-hour round-the-clock marathon on HBO Zone starting at 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continuing through New Year’s Day.


Other HBO playdates: Jan. 2 (10:45 p.m.), 4 (4:45 p.m.), 7 (6:30 p.m.), 10 (noon, 2:05 a.m.), 15 (12:30 a.m.), 18 (10:00 a.m.), 20 (3:30 p.m.), 23 (4:30 p.m., 1:45 a.m.), 26 (5:30 p.m.) and 29 (9:00 a.m.)

The docu-concert goes behind the scenes of Lopez’s first world tour, which visits 65 cities and five continents, travelling 100,000 miles and reaching one million fans, producing 11,250 minutes of music, and requiring 500,000 sequins and 162 wardrobe changes. DANCE AGAIN combines riveting musical performances with a raw and candid look at Lopez’s personal and professional life over a defining six-month period, when she challenges herself to go on her first world tour with her two young children in tow.

“I wanted to tell a story, to open myself up to people,” says Lopez. “The experience was more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. This documentary brings back so many incredible memories and I am so excited to relive the tour, and once again, share these experiences with my fans.”

The special includes intimate documentary footage and interviews with Lopez and her closest friends, who accompanied her on the road, as well as spectacular in-concert renditions of many of her biggest hits, including “Get Right,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “I’m Into You,” “Goin’ In,” “Let’s Get Loud,” “On the Floor,” “I’m Real,” “Do It Well,” “All I Have” and “Dance Again.” Lopez, who is considered one of the most famous Latina entertainers in the world, begins the tour in South America and ends in Puerto Rico, where she held her first concert 11 years earlier.

JENNIFER LOPEZ: DANCE AGAIN is executive produced by Nuyorican Productions’ Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Priscilla Porianda and Tiana Rios, and The Weinstein Company’s Bob and Harvey Weinstein.



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Full Lineup for ScrewAttack Announced For 2015

Ready for an exciting 2015? Fullscreen has announced their full lineup for ScrewAttack in 2015.

Fullscreen’s ScrewAttack, a video game focused entertainment company with a growing YouTube channel, thriving website and strong offline presence with its annual SGC conference, today revealed its lineup of upcoming content for 2015. With five new shows and three returning favorites, fans will be able to get even more video game news, trailers, gameplay and original content than ever before. The first new show premiere will take place Friday, January 2nd at 6pm PT, with DEATH BATTLE Breakdown!. The rest of the new programming will begin airing in the New Year.


“Our 2015 lineup is going to deliver a fresh, new take on the content we already know our fans love, and bring back favorites we know they can’t live without,” said Craig Skistimas, co-founder and General Manager of ScrewAttack. “As our amazing community continues to grow, we’re going to keep pushing the boundaries by giving more perspectives on video games and the games industry.”

ScrewAttack’s New Show Lineup Includes:

DEATH BATTLE Breakdown!

ScrewAttack's hit series DEATH BATTLE causes a lot of controversy and conversation--just look at the comments on YouTube! Join the creators of the series live after each show as they tell you how they came to their conclusion, answer live questions from the audience and give you a sneak peek at the next episode. Premieres Friday, January 2nd.

The Desk of DEATH BATTLE!

Did you know Batman once time traveled and used mace on a caveman and later made out with his own mom? Crazy, right?! While doing TONS of research for our hit show DEATH BATTLE, sometimes the most ridiculous information gets left on the cutting room floor... but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be shared! Join Jocelyn the Intern (voiced by popular internet personality Lisa Foiles) as she guides the viewer through some of the most amazing (and silly) moments from their favorite video game, comic and anime characters. Premieres Sunday, January 4th.

Available Now Podcast

There are so many games nowadays that it's tough to keep track of! Join Sean, Shaun and Sam as they fill you in on what you need to know for the week, what you need to keep an eye on, what they’re playing and what's not worth playing. Premieres Tuesday, January 6th.

Great Moments in Gaming History

The video game industry hasn't always been the powerhouse it currently is. Join ScrewAttack founder Stuttering Craig as he takes you through some of the most famous... and infamous... moments in video game history. Premieres Wednesday, January 7th.

Who is...

You know the characters you see in the movies and comics but do you REALLY know them? Who are they? Where did they come from? How did they get so powerful? Find out as we tell you just who the heck they are! Premieres Wednesday January 14th.

ScrewAttack’s Returning Favorites Include:

ScrewAttack Top 10

One of ScrewAttack's most popular features is finally returning! Join ScrewAttack founder Stuttering Craig as he counts down everything in the gamer/geek space from 10 to 1.

The Best EVER!

Join the ScrewAttack crew and other popular internet personalities as they tell you what makes them tick as gamers. What's the best Sonic villain? What's the best level in Call of Duty? We'll tell you in our own, unique ways with our own unique personal stories.

Reasons We Love and Hate

The ScrewAttack crew looks at the best in gaming while Evil Craig looks at all the crappiness. It's EVERYWHERE!

To learn more, visit the official ScrewAttack.com website.



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Ashampoo Burning Studio 15 Now Available

By : Amanda Dyar on Monday, December 8, 2014 | 7:10 AM

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ashampoo has announced Ashampoo Burning Studio 15. Read on.

Burning multi-talent, multimedia allrounder and reliable archivist in one application. The development of Ashampoo Burning Studio 15 was heavily influenced by numerous community wishes and suggestions. The result is an application that handles all tasks around burning, multimedia and archiving faster, safer and more individually.


Ashampoo Burning Studio 15 supports BDXL discs that hold up to 128 GB of data. If durability is a key concern, users can now also use M-DISC recordables that come in DVD and Blu-ray format and store data for up to 1000 years.

The design side has also seen improvements. Multiple new skins and support for custom user-made designs provide fresh new options. The cover editor, key component for the creation of custom covers and booklets, has also been overhauled.

Numerous application-wide enhancements provide a noticeable speed increase. This includes encoding which is now 10-15% faster and music ripping which becomes a smoother experience with automatic cover and album information retrieval.

Highlights
  • Burn & Copy your data to Blu-ray, DVD and CD
  • New styles and templates for all modules
  • Extract and burn your music. Rely on a vast array of supported formats.
  • Turn your photos into slideshows, burn and share your creations with friends and family
  • Use built-in encryption and keep your sensitive data secure
  • Full support for current and upcoming standards (M-Disc and BDXL)
  • Enjoy automated backups with mobile end user devices - thanks to the backup tool
  • Work safer with auto-save

All in all, Ashampoo Burning Studio 15 is still the first choice for data, audio and video processing around CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs.

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