Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Justin Lassen Pictures in Paris 2013!

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Justin Lassen at the Paris Opera House!

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Bottom of Eiffel tower.

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Top of Eiffel Tower.

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Outside of Eiffel Tower.

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Louvre artifact restoration room.

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Egyptian thing in Louvre.

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Train through countryside with UB.

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Mona LIsa.

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Train station ambience.

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huge jesus painting, favorite picture at the Louvre.

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general street ambience.

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inside tower.

just a few pictures for fun!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Justin Lassen at MIDEM 2013 in Cannes, France!

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This year I participated in the MIDEM 2013, world-wide music convention! This is one of the biggest music industry conventions, where labels, distributors, companies and business leaders in the music industry come and work together from all parts of the globe!

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I went with my new awesome artist NMERCER whom I am writing and producing for at the moment! I had meetings with tons of labels in Korea, Japan, Germany, Canada, UK, France, China, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and a dozens of other countries. It was a valuable experience for me as I left with a lot of great new contacts and new friendships throughout the world.

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Justin Lassen with Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) in Cannes, France!

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Justin Lassen with DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) in Cannes, France!

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There was some great night-life, events, and gatherings at various venues and clubs around town. On one of them I met this incredibly talented duo of keyboardists/singer. the singer is Ann Vriend and the keyboardist/accompaniment is David Aide. I loved their version of We are the Campions. :) Awesome talent!

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This was one of my FAVORITE talks of the whole event, it is a lawyer talking about the “Anti-360 deal” which is apparently why I’ve got going on with over 40+ companies for the past decade of my career. I’m ahead of my time. :)

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Mark saying funny stuff on stage and hearing cool info about his experiences in the major label system. He’s a very insightful guy. Lives in London now!

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Spooky performing with a member of the Cannes Orchestra (violin)

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Here I am with the community manager of MIDEM, James Martin. We met digitally but later at the show in person. We both agree face time is the best. Cool things in the works. :)

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The ultimate ultrabook portable studio with SOL Republic headphones as my on the road mixing solution. :) which I also used on a train through the french country side back up to Paris. :)

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heres the famous Carlton (basically the hang out zone for all the “cool people” at MIDEM. Smile

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Justin Lassen featured at CES 2013 @ Intel Theater with Austin Renfroe Trio in Las Vegas!

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What a great way to start off the new year, to be invited by Intel to help produce the Austin Renfroe Trio, for a stage performance at their official theater built into their massive booth! It was an honor to share the stage with indie pop musician/songwriter Austin (vox/acoustic) and Anthony (guitar), and we rocked several shows per day during the entire CES 2013 tradeshow! A lot of great stuff happened for us, including getting teamed up with SOL Republic! awesome guys! The future looks awesome!

Justin Lassen, Austin Renfroe & Anthony Pasqualone (The “Trio”) live at CES 2013!

What were we showing off? The ability for bands to utilize Ultrabooks on stage! For the guitarist that meant not having 60lbs of pedals and a huge amp and half stack to carry around on tour. For Austin (the vocalist) that meant running all the vocal effects through his ultrabook. For me, that meant running all the backing tracks, drums and stems live while simultaneously performing the backing instruments, keys, synths, all at once, in real-time! The future is here, and it’s in a compact format. Bands today can easily work on Ultrabooks. I’ve been using Ultrabooks since they were released and even wrote one of the first articles about using them for musical purposes at Intel’s site. Austin and I were featured in Intel’s magazine earlier last year as well here, and we had met when he won the contest last year, I met up with him at NAMM 2012 and helped him get some sponsors and introductions in the industry. I had previously shared the stage with the first superstar winner Sara Lindsay at CES 2011.

To sum it up, Intel quoted me as coining “The Ultrabook Is The Studio” :) and its true. I’ve been producing tracks for video games, films and artists on my Ultrabooks since the day I got them. The future is now, yet again. I was using an AKAI MAX49 keyboard, PreSonus Studio One Pro 2, iZotope plugins and synths, Cakewalk Sonar X2 Producer Edition on stage!

Below are a few people I met, and some ambient shots of CES 2013!

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Me and DJ Robbie Wilde (#thedeafdj) :)

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Austin and Justin backstage. Friends for life. #seriously :)

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DJ Quantum, Justin Lassen and Jason Silvas backstage!

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Lissa from Opus Creative! One of the best people I’ve ever met.

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Mike Hogan at Opus Creative, awesome new pal!

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Justin Lassen and Roy Hill from Intel. The man behind the scenes that makes things happen!

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Austin and Justin at Alecia Keys

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Justin and Meg! (also a visual fine artist!)

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Austin and Jordan meditating?

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Stage setup.

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Justin, Austin and Anthony nerding out about Ultrabooks with Phil on stage!

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“The Ultrabook IS the studio” – Justin Lassen :)

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iZotope! :)

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AR3 :)