Guitar virtuoso and composer Vince Lauria purchased JBL Professional LSR4328P monitors to mix and master the music for the new independent feature film, “Nowhere Fast: The Forgotten Story of Approach Control.”
Many of Lauria’s projects are finalized at The Tone Factory, Vinny Castaldo’s Las Vegas recording studio. “Vinny’s studio has very high-end, expensive studio monitors, and when I used to bring my mixes there, they would not sound right,” Lauria said. “But it’s such a huge difference now with the LSR’s. My mixes translate so well from room to room.”
Lauria recently won a Gold Medal award for Best Impact of Music in a Documentary Film at the 2009 Park City Film Music Festival for the feature documentary, “Pigweed Philosopher: The Untethered Zen of Kimball Johnson,” which also recently earned Best Documentary [International] at the London Independent Film Festival.
Lauria also won a 2008 Gold Medal at the Park City Film Music Festival for the feature documentary, “Man Of A Thousand Faces,” executive produced by actor James Hong (“Blade Runner,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”). The music for both “Man of a Thousand Faces” and “Pigweed Philosopher” was mixed using JBL LSR4328P monitors.
“I love the uncolored sound the JBL’s have, because my mixes are consistent and accurate when I go to a mastering studio,” stated Lauria. “Unlike other brands I’ve used, I don’t have to compensate for the inadequacies of the speakers.”
As a guitar virtuoso, Lauria has numerous instructional textbooks to his name. As a composer, Lauria has collaborated with notable recording artists such as Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Wings), award-winning film composer Jeffrey Gold and Jazz great Richie Cole.
He composed and performed the Clio Award-winning melody for the Made In The Shade Jeans commercials. Lauria is also producing and engineering a new album with producer Rafael C. Garcia for recording star Donnie Vie of Enuff Z’nuff.