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LEARN MIXING MAGIC WITH BOB MARLETTE AND PRO MIX ACADAMY

HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS — DECEMBER 12, 2017 — Bob Marlette is a multi-talented, multi-tasking musician, arranger and producer with a list of credits longer than John Bonham’s drum solo for Moby Dick. Going back to playing keyboards for Al Stewart on 24 Carrots in 1980, Marlette has produced, engineered, mixed, sung and played keyboards, synthesizer, drums, bass, organ, strings, mellotron and other instruments for everyone from Alice Cooper to Rob Zombie: Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Quiet Riot, Tracy Chapman, Sebastian Bach, John Wetton, Laura Branigan, Krokus, The Storm and two dozen other artists and bands.

Bob Marlette in his element. Photo by Kasia Huart

Marlette is best-known for his work with rock and metal bands. He engineered/produced/mixed Saliva’s Grammy-nominated album Every Six Seconds and did the same for Black Sabbath’s Reunion and Seether’s platinum-selling Disclaimer II.

Bob Marlette (L) with Warren Huart (R) in the studio disussing recording. Photo by Kasia Huart

With almost 40-years experience, Bob’s career is still going strong and he is proud to share his experience and knowledge with Produce Like a Pro.

Bob’s three-hour mixing course includes:
• How to achieve more clarity, punch, excitement and emotion in the mix.

• Bob’s unique approach to mixing hard-hitting rock drums.

Bob and Warren in the studio. Photo by Kasia Huart

• How to mold multiple layers of heavy guitars and synths and mix vocals that cut through a dense rock mix.

 

• How to use effects creatively to take your song to another dimension.

Rock producer Bob Marlette (L) with Warren Huart (R) from Pro Mix Acadamy. Photo by Kasia Huart

• The secrets to dealing with ‘thin’ rock vocals- make them cut through the mix and compete with heavy guitars and aggressive drums.

• Shaping rock vocals to stay ‘present.’ Add dimension and space with effects – without sacrificing clarity or aggression.

• It is written: ‘In mixing, the low-end is what separates the men from the boys.’ Marlette will demonstrate how to manage the low-end to achieve massive punch, definition and energy.

 

• Huge and impactful drums are key to rock and heavy metal records. Marlette shares his methods for mixing kicks and snares.

Bob and Warren in the studio. Photo by Kasia Huart

Bob Marlette doesn’t hold back or keep any secrets: He explains every step of the way in detail, so you can easily apply the same principles to your own music. He mixes 100% in the box, using plugins only. Which means you can apply these techniques and achieve the same results in your home studio.

For more information on Bob Marlette’s course, click here

Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Event Supports Child Safety

HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS — SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 — The 6th Annual Red CARpet Safety Event was recently held at Sony Studios in Culver City. The annual Red CARpet Safety event is an engaging and educational way for parents and children to learn about car safety. Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are not properly installed? Many celebrity parents and influencers scoped out the event.

CULVER CITY, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Ali Landry attends Step 2 Presents 6th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness Event on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness)

Celebrities in attendance included: Jamie Presley, Ali Landry, Marla Sokoloff, Tammin Sursok, Ali Fedotowsky, Essense Adkins, Amy Davidson, Megan King Edmonds, Catherine McCord, Kathleen Robertson, Rusty Joiner, Courtney Friel, Shiri Appleby, Kristine Lazar, and more!

CULVER CITY, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Ali Fedotowsky, Kevin Manno and child attend Step 2 Presents 6th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness Event on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness)

The event had tons of brand activations including City Moms . This exciting new app allows parents to explore local offerings for child care, classes, and local family fun.

CULVER CITY, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Elizabeth Fraley from Kinder Ready Inc. attends the Step 2 Presents 6th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness Event on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness)

Also in attendance was Kinder Ready, Inc., the leading provider in supplemental education in the Santa Monica/West LA area. Kinder Ready provides one on one learning in home or in the company’s new Brentwood office. Founder Elizabeth Fraley, M.Ed. and the Kinder Ready team offer assessments, one on one learning, drop in weekend care, and academic summer camps. Kinder Ready™ is a specialized program designed for 3-5 year olds. Elementary Wise is designed to enhance learning for ages 6 to 12. Kinder Ready’s teaching staff is familiar and trained in various educational philosophies (Bank Street, Waldorf, Reggio Emilio, Montessori, etc.) which make it a great well-rounded program to check out!

CULVER CITY, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of atmosphere at Step 2 Presents 6th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness Event on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness)

Co-founder, Jennifer Gardner’s new organic food line, Once Upon A Farm, was also at the recent event. The brand was founded on the idea of providing yummy and nutritious “farm-to-family” foods to kids of all ages.

CULVER CITY, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tammin Sursok at Step 2 Presents 6th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness Event on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness)

At the event, car seat safety demonstrations on Diono Pacificas, Radians and Rainiers car seats were available. A “coaster area” little ones to learn about activity safety with Step2  Xtreme Coasters and Up & Down Coasters. Don’t forget your helmet! Step2 also provided a play zone play houses, kitchens, and floor activities.

Were already gearing up for next years event in 2018!