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Waves and AudioFanzine Announce Winners of CLA Song Competition
— Elle and The Fury win top prize: having a song mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (CLA), one of today’s
most in-demand mix engineers —
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, July 25, 2012 — Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, and AudioFanzine, an online magazine catering to musicians as well as sound engineers, home-studio recording enthusiasts, and audio engineers, have announced the winners of the 2012 CLA Song Competition. Rock quintet Elle and The Fury took top honors, winning them a mix from multi-GRAMMY® Award-winner Chris Lord-Alge (CLA), one of today’s most in-demand mix engineers. Lord-Alge’s credits include such acts as Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band and Daughtry, to name only a few.
The band stated, “We were very excited to win and get the chance to work with Chris. We didn’t give him any direction; we knew he’d make it sound great. We printed the effects we wanted to keep, and then just let him do his thing. It’s amazing how he can identify the most important elements of the song and make them speak. We were very impressed by the final mix, which sounds big, wide and open. He managed to make each track stand out and blend at the same time. Now, as we finish up our EP, the challenge will be to make the rest of the tracks stand up to Chris’s mix. This is obviously a big boost for our band, as we look to reach more people.”
For their part, Elle and The Fury are longtime Waves users. They added, “The Renaissance Maxx bundle was the first set of third-party plugins we bought after getting Pro Tools at our home studio. Now we use the SSL 4000 Collection, CLA Classic Compressors and Renaissance Vox on everything.”
Lord-Alge stated, “The CLA Song Competition was a fun avenue for me to be an A&R guy. Choosing the three finalists was a very hard decision. Picking from all those songs was a daunting task, but very exciting. After listening to all the entrants a few times, Elle & The Fury’s winning song ‘F*** You’ was a standout, and the production and the performance really worked for me. The song itself is what grabbed me; the power of the story and Elle’s delivery are what sold me. The most impressive part was the groove and the balance of the track and the vocals. It was very punchy and clear, and stood out from the pack. ‘F*** You’ is a fresh and current track that I know will help get them on their way; I look forward to hearing more songs from them. I salute Waves and their staff for organizing this great opportunity.”
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Available in several languages, AudioFanzine offers online content and services in the fields of audio and musical instruments to musicians and sound/recording engineers everywhere. Built around a database containing over 137,000 instruments/musical gear, AudioFanzine is an online magazine featuring editorial articles, user reviews (over 100,000), videos, daily news updates, and benchmark testing of musical gear.
AudioFanzine is also a community featuring discussion forums. Musicians can review instruments or similarly offer usage advice. Members have the possibility of sharing any type of media and also to sell/buy/exchange audio products, find a music teacher, a job or to simply meet other musicians…
AudioFanzine is owned by Bordas Media, a leading online publisher and the go-to-reference for musicians everywhere. Other websites in the portfolio include:
In February 2012, the site network reached over 4.7 million visits and over 20 million pageviews with over 870,000 registered members in total.
About Waves Ltd.:
From its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves, the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets, has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 130 audio plugins including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, in 2011 Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® award, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 20 years of expertise in the development of psycho-acoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge on the human perception of hearing to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software solutions, as well as hardware-plus-software solutions, for the professional and broadcast markets. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves Maxx technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Sony, Sanyo, ASUS, Toshiba, and many others.
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