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20 l September 2014



Avid has announced that Robert Rodriguez and his team at Troublemaker Studios used Avid Everywhere to create the 3D feature film Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. “Rodriguez’s vision for his latest feature was brought to life by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, using solutions from the Avid Artist Suite (including Pro Tools sound editing and mixing) and Avid Storage Suite, to power fast, efficient and collaborative workflows,” says the solution developer.

Westlake Pro has launched its new and redesigned website along with a full-featured online store. To celebrate the launch, the company is hosting a sweepstakes throughout September and will be giving away 30 prizes from a host of top pro-audio brands. The new website features a clean interface that is built for speed and allows customers to search for gear by brand or category, find studio services and access the blog for valuable technical and educational content all within a few clicks. The September Sweepstakes are now open.

The new Instrument Development Toolkit for Rack Extensions is now available from Propellerhead . The toolkit is said to make it easy for sample library producers and instrument designers to build and sell Rack Extensions for the Reason platform as well as enabling developers to create instruments and bring them to market with minimum effort.

DAD AX32 converters captured the audio during a recording of a recent concert with José van Dam & YOU in Brussels. The recording was made at the city’s largest cultural venue, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, for the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. Other performers included the National Orchestra of Belgium and soloists. The concert was streamed directly over the web using low-latency uncompressed audio-over- Ethernet networking.

Tickle Audio Hire to vacate Old Dairy yard

North London premises have been sold to developer for £4.95 million, writes Dave Robinson

Tickle is selling its home of the past 20 years

JERRY EVANS and Tad Barker, co-founders of the ‘Tickle’ equipment hire outfit (now Tickle Audio Hire) have sold their business premises to a property developer. The Old Dairy complex in Queen’s Park, London, where Tickle has been based for the past 20 years, has been sold on behalf of the partnership by global property advisor Colliers International to Westminster Housing Association for £4,950,000 (freehold).

“We held on longer than

most,” Evans told PSNEurope, reflecting on the number of studios sold for residential redevelopment in the last few years, “but the pressure to sell got too much.”

The Old Dairy is a

“10,500sqft complex comprising attractive brick-built buildings set across 0.24 acres, including two residential apartments and 12 parking spaces”, according to a press release issued by Colliers; it has already “experienced high levels of interest from a number of parties”.

“We have 13 rooms here,” detailed Evans. “We gave everyone loads of notice and have tried to help everyone find somewhere else to go.”

MPG and Brit Award-winning producer duo Flood and Alan Moulder used to have a room on the premises, where they worked with U2, among others. Evans said that Beethoven Street Studios, also owned by him and Barker and just down the road from Tickle, had been lying empty since Paul Epworth left to take up residence at the Church

in Crouch End – until Mark Ralph’s recent arrival. Picking up a seven-year lease, producer Ralph (Clean Bandit, Hot Chip) has reinvigorated the SSL room and is planning further production rooms at the site. Evans noted that he and Barker had leased the property back from the new owner until December, while they look at “options and property”. “At this point,” he added, “we have every intention of continuing Tickle Audio Hire.” 

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